Blog Series

Media Console

Part 16: Odds and Ends

Here are some progress photos on some miscellaneous bits. I did do a test with edge-to-edge magnets.  They did pretty well self-aligning, and they...

Part 17: Drawer Pull

For the drawer pull, I decided on a simple edge-mounted design.  I wanted it to be black to match the legs, and to avoid another round of ebonizing...

Part 18: Finished!

After about 2-1/2 months, the cabinet is finished and ready for use.   Media cabinet project summary: • Baltic birch plywood with Izombe veneer an...

Military Retirement Shadowbox

Part 3: Scope Creep

Scope Creep is a common term in my line of work.  It means someone tells you they want something.  So you do the design work and present it.  Then ...

Part 4: Rippin', Shootin' & Boxin'

My goals for this weekend were to get the boards for my mom's flag box thicknessed and get all the boards for both projects ripped to width.  Then ...

Part 5: Making Progress

When I left off, I had the case members cut, box joints cut and the case dry fit.  Next up was the plywood back.  I cut it the first piece to lengt...

Spinnekop

Part 30: Kap (part 2)

For the head of the mill i will make the beams that support th mail axel. [image.png] The surface on the "windpeluw" is on a angle to allow the til...

Part 31: Staart, trap en spruiten

[image.png] To turn the head of the mill into the wind the windmill has a "tail" It is strengthen this construction there are braces to transfer th...

Part 32: Kruihaspel

To turn the windmill there is a little winder at the tail of the mill. In this short blog entry i will be making this. [image.png] To bevel the fro...

Typical Stuff In The Shop

Part 14: Making trim for some doors

I have 4 doors and 4 drawer fronts that have a recessed panel with trim molding on the inside of the stile and rails. I don't know what the name of...

Part 15: Big Cabinets

I'm only helping a buddy out on this one.  It's his job.  Like the title says,  these are 2 big cabinets that are going to be built in 1 piece.  Ju...

Part 16: Solid Surface Top

Not a whole lot on this one.  I'm building a small melamine kitchen for my sales rep at the lumber store. Along with the cabinets I'm going to mak...

Sliding Modular Display Shelf

Part 5: Building the Back Panel

[03.01 Design - Slats and Frame.jpg] The back panel is sort of a hollow shell around the sliding mechanism. I wanted to keep it low-profile and as ...

Part 6: Applying Finish

I used General Finishes High Performance Water Based Poly (flat) for the finish. I love this finish for maple. It levels well, dries quickly, doesn...

Part 7: Building the Mounting Bracket and Attaching the Drawer Slides

[03.05 Design - Mounting Bracket.jpg] Theoretically, I could mount the drawer slides directly to the wall above and below the breaker box and attac...

Hints and tips that some may not have heard of.

Part 45: I See the Light

Boys and Girls,   Downtown Churchill happens to suffer a disproportionate amount of blackouts and a generous amount of brownouts that has compelle...

Part 46: Watching SketchUp animation from 3D Warehouse "Picture" in a thread.

Boys and Girls, If you happen to have a moment of weakness and wish to view the scenes of any SketchUp 3D Warehouse model presented in a Craftisia...

Part 47: Safer Stop-Block for my Mico-Mark mini tablesaw sled.

[image.png] Boys and Girls,   I was tossing up whether to make this a project, hint blog or just append to my Micro-Mark Sled.  However, after cons...

CNNP Sheoak Coasters

Part 3: Polishing my Wood

Now here is some interesting information for you the interesting indented growth rings are commonly referred to as Hazelwood. This unusual characte...

Part 4: my attempt to be a "shipwright"

Then look I had disillusionary thoughts after seeing some of shipwrights work  I could replicate a table. Its the same table I attempted to "copy" ...

Part 5: CNNP Coaster meet the CBHS Table

OK after making template to use for inserting the She-Oak into the table top I removed the clamps and continued. [IMG_3153.JPG] I used a stand off...

Sash Windows - journey into the unknown

Part 9: I knew I should have used oil based paint

Not that it really matters, the hopelessly optimistic completion date of mid October for the windows has been and gone, and there's still a way to ...

Part 10: Glazing Part 1

Back onto the windows at last, got nothing done in December, I am now looking at Easter as a deadline to have them ready to be fitted. From the ou...

Part 11: Why didn't I think of that before #738 & #739

This weekends first 'why didn't I think of that before moment' came when I was setting up the router to do the beadings and glazing bars. That was...

Singer Base Desk

3 entries

Part 2: Shelf….

Wintery day….first real snow. Pups enjoyed it.[39296A3B-89D5-4AFB-991F-858C81E5DC51.jpeg] Working on the shelf today. Found a chunk of mesquite tha...

Part 2: Mesquite Top

Needing a small desk for guest area (Airbnb) that is vintage decor. Reclaiming a cast singer treadle for the base.[image.jpg] During our trip to Te...

Part 3: Shelf….

Wintery day….first real snow. Pups enjoyed it.[39296A3B-89D5-4AFB-991F-858C81E5DC51.jpeg] Working on the shelf today. Found a chunk of mesquite tha...

Misc. Shop Stuff

4 entries

Part 2: A Different Kind of Fastener

Speaking of nails… looking through my late father’s inventory for something short but kinda substantial. Found these. [C4C02976-0CAD-4E10-A71C-7DF...

Part 3: Progress on Gable Built-Ins

If you remember "The Gable Built-Ins" blog from that other site (Jan '22), this picture should look familiar. [IMG_3675.JPG] Well, with the extrem...

Part 4: A Favorite Shop Activity

Dovetailing at the bench. [image.jpg] [IMG_5278.jpeg][IMG_5279.jpeg]