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Bookcase #4: Bottom Moulding and Legs

12-25-2019 09:59 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 3 comments »

Leaving aside the question of to fix a shelf or not for now, I moved on to the base moulding and legs. Stock was milled to stack up to leg thickness and to form the base moulding. I was out of Sapele at this point and had to go with Walnut. That is okay as the original plan implied a different wood for the base: This three of these went to the moulding pile and three were glued: The resulting wood was again milled and cut to leg length, then a dowel was inserted on center. ...

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Bookcase #3: Setbacks and Progress

12-21-2019 09:35 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 4 comments »

I was trying to get this done before company came for Christmas, but alas I am running out of time. The finish application will make the house, aka shop with bedrooms above, smell off for the gathering, so I have missed my window. This is a large item and I used corner squares for the glue up: The glue up was brutal, but that was my fault as something this size needs much more play in the joint than I gave it. I cheated though and seated one end and clamped it without glue, then g...

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Bookcase #2: Only Joint I know

12-20-2019 04:38 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 3 comments »

With the inlay done and the top and bottom cut to finished length, the next step is to join the two. I really only know one joint and that is a dove tail. I laid out some tight pins at 11 degrees: For me the key to a great dovetail is a perfect tail (no snickering). If you get them perfectly at a right angle to the face, the joint is likely to work. For this reason I use either a band saw or table saw for the cut. In this case I did the cut with the table saw: This was ...

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Bookcase #1: Have to start somewhere.

12-19-2019 04:29 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 8 comments »

A friend with very different aesthetics than me wanted a bookcase, so a rough plan was drawn up. I an not a fan, but she loves it and it is not my usual Arts and Crafts look: What the case lacks in design, it makes up for with some marquetry work. Sapele was picked up at the local lumber yard as they had a good amount on hand: Milled and rough cut, it has some fantastic grain: The pattern was laid out: Inlay installed and the panel scrapped: I am thinkin...

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Built in Bookcase #1: The project

10-16-2019 08:07 PM by Timothy | 0 comments »

I I am in the process of building the above built-in bookcase for my daughter’s home. As usual, it is taking way longer than it really should. What can I say? The drawing doesn’t show it, but the base will be raised up an additional 3 inches, and it will be about 6 inches deeper than the shelving above. It will have sliding doors on the bottom unit.. Preparing the tracks has added a lot of work, as I have custom made them. I could have bought some, but I wanted them to be S...

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No more brushing Lacquer

09-20-2018 08:42 PM by Woodwrecker | 11 comments »

My good friend Barry Reiter, who is an “elder” in our woodworkers guild (CFWG.ORG), and a retired chemical engineer put on a presentation last week on spraying lacquer.His depth of knowledge and experience made the presentation very enjoyable and I learned a lot.I hope there is a part 2 and maybe 3, because the hour allotted just wasn’t long enough. Anyway, I got the bug for trying out what I learned, and the next day in the shop I took out my little detail HVLP 4oz spray...

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Guitar Pedalboard Build

08-09-2018 12:51 AM by wrenchhead | 2 comments »

I made this homemade guitar pedalboard to clean up the cables and effects pedals I have. This was a fun woodworking project that only took a few hours over the weekend to complete. I used sapele wood and dovetail joinery to make this board. I installed a power inlet and a couple of 1/4” jacks to help with cord and cable management. I used General finishes Arm-R-Seal for a durable finish and added a .250 rubber feet so the pedal board doesn’t slide around. Thanks for watching ht...

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Shop Notes #20: Odd Custom Projects

05-03-2018 03:25 PM by Steve | 2 comments »

I generally see a trickle of custom requests in my shop, so it’s unusual to have two under way at the same time. The first was a soap cutting device for a friend who makes and sells boutique soap. Essentially, it’s cutting wires strung over a frame, then hinged so the entire device can be pulled down through a large cake of soap. Most of the comparables I saw on Etsy were bolted together plywood contraptions. I used some scrap maple for the frame with lap joints and dowels at t...

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Shop Notes #19: Run-Up to Another Show

04-26-2018 04:19 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

It was a hectic push to get ready for my last show, which was a fun time (if not terribly lucrative). This time, I set more reasonable goals, and even after a flurry of sales around tax day (which was unusual), I have plenty of wares on the shelves or easy to finish before May 5th. This wine rack is a new product. I finally decided on a thinned coat of Danish oil for the finish, followed by multiple thin coats of satin polyurethane, which should be able to take a little abuse. I...

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Modern Ladder Bookcase

04-18-2018 09:48 PM by wrenchhead | 5 comments »

I made this ladder style bookcase for m wife’s hair salon. She needed a place to put magazines and hair products. I made the bookcase out of Sapele wood. I hope you like it. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-rKryj6ISk

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