Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'oak'

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Arts and Crafts Dresser #11: Wrap it up

03-31-2019 05:41 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 5 comments »

Long fun project. The final steps were four coats of Osmo rubbed out with #0000 and woollube after coat 3. For a modified Arts and Crafts design, I like it. If fits the intended space and use and works with some of my existing period pieces. I won’t go into the design details as they are included early on in the build series. There are a few finish defects that I will scrape and touch up, but nothing dramatic. The top will not be attached until it is in-place (heavy enough...

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PITA - chip out

02-27-2019 03:05 PM by slydog | 6 comments »

I’ve posted previously on building dartboards. I’m in the process of doing another. I just wanted share a misery piece – maybe someone has some thoughts on how to prevent it. I was building the door panels and routing the edges when as I routed across the end grain, the bit must have caught and chipped out interior edge – talk about a bad day!!!! I couldn’t see anyway to correct it so It became a member of the scrap bin (I so hate wasting red-oak).

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Making a wooden toolbox from reclaimed wood.

02-19-2019 11:59 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

I just finished a toolchest from reclaimed wood! The wood was a mix of red and white oak from dunnage and skids that I’ve gathered over the years. Check out the build video …

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Arts and Crafts Dresser #6: Top and waiting

02-17-2019 11:22 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 2 comments »

I don’t have the wood for the drawers (other than the faces). I have a bunch of 4/4 ash, but to make 1/2” sides out of that is a lot of waste, so I am waiting on some 5/4 that I can re-saw (waiting on the weather actually to head to the hardwood lot). I the interim period, I used epoxy to fill some knot holes and some aggressive tear out: I stained the top then put the epoxy in so it would have the same color under the clear epoxy. After epoxy finishing I re-stained th...

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Arts and Crafts Dresser #5: Finishing Carcass and Fitting Drawer faces

02-10-2019 04:52 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 3 comments »

Not as much progress as desired this week, but fun non-the-less. Drawer Webs and Kickers are done and drawer fronts are fitted. Side drawer runners are simply edge glued. Non-structural and just scrap oak. Carcass is done with the exception of the back, but that will go on last so I can reach as needed for drawer fitting. Before fitting the first vertical edge: The drawer faces are first cut to approximate height plus 1/16” then planed to fit the opening. Then t...

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Arts and Crafts Dresser #4: Arch, Carcass Glue-up and Top

02-03-2019 03:08 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 2 comments »

The result of this week. Carcass is glued up, all horizontal drawer webs are in and top is being tested for grain layout. After dry fitting the drawer webs last week I cut the dovetails for the top web: And in the panels: The arch stretcher had to be made before the glue-up. I used a flexible rod for the arc after the tenons were cut: After cutting on the bandsaw, I faired the arc with a plane, cabinet scrapper and hand scraper (the curve was gentle enough that t...

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Arts and Crafts Dresser #3: Drawer Webs

01-27-2019 06:58 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 2 comments »

Drawer Webs are in – al least a dry fit to measure and mark a few other things (Webs are a combination of Drawer Supports and Drawer Runners). I just love the stage where you have to start walking around a piece…where it takes semi-assembled form. Stock was milled (oak for front, ash for back and runners). Runners are attached to the Supports with a 1” tenon. The mortise was cut on the router table using a 1/4” spiral up-cut bit. Two bits actually!!! Th...

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Christmas Gifts #5: 2018: Oak & Laminate TV Trays

01-25-2019 07:34 PM by HandyHousewife | 1 comment »

So the other project that we attempted at the last possible second for a Christmas gift was a pair of TV trays for my sister in law and her husband. Every year for my husband’s family we do a drawing for Christmas gifts using this online service called DrawNames and you can create a wish list or at least add your interests (nice for the new additions to the family!), and my son drew his uncle S. The gifts are usually supposed to be around $25 or less, and Uncle S requested TV trays. ...

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Old and new

01-23-2019 09:34 PM by ralbuck | 10 comments »

Just a mix of the old and the newer. The smaller cars—Some are man-cave specials (bottle openers) and the tow truck ( It is dated 7-2000) on the bottom being played with by the youngest great grandson.

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Wood stabilizing #6: Spalted elm and dyes

01-22-2019 01:35 AM by Dave Polaschek | 8 comments »

I did some more experimenting this weekend. First up was some spalted elm for the surprise swap. I think I’ve got some stuff I can use! Next some rotted oak. We were interested to see just how spongy the wood could be and still be worth stabilizing. I’m not sure it’s worth it, but I’m glad I tried it. Then some spalted sweetgum. This shows a lot of promise, and I’m going to need to get a bunch more of it, I think. And then the dyed wood. They are, top to bottom, left c...

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