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  1. Projects Pedel plane

    Top cat pedel plane, fun build, ground tests complete, ready for first flight flight!
  2. Old Round Table Restoration

    Old Round Table Restoration I was given the task to restore and paint an old round table and put a mirror on the top. 1. First I remove all the brass hardware - fix all broken and misaligned parts and sand the table to remove the old varnish 2. I cover the newly exposed wood with two coats of...
  3. Started months ago just finished it today. Cigar box guitar

    I started this guitar months ago but it sat around unfinished. I decided to wrap it up today. Its a short version with a poplar neck with padauk inlaid into it. It has frets to scale for its size. Its a 4 string and it feels really solid which is different from others i have seen, they...
  4. A project in waiting

    In a lounge discussion, Jerry shared the story of a huge barn he's deconstructing and reclaiming the lumber. That story is here I've got a similar, though smaller, situation that'll eventually result in more sawdust at home. A friend called me regarding a house being torn down roughly 6 miles...
  5. Pathe' crank phongraph rebuld

    Rebuilding Pathe' Model VII crank phongraph, circa 1915. Can you spell "money pit". This was left setting under someone's carpot for 15 years. Yuck, needless to say there was vey little left to work with. I had to replace the 3 sides and the door. Had the motor rebuilt as well. Still missing one...
  6. Gilding on a wooden carved frame

    A year ago one of our clients sponsored our business Antique Refinishers in San Diego to sent me to learn gilding. Coming back form Portland, Oregon where I learn with Nancy Thorn I started on a restoration on a frame from our client. The mirror had been "restored" with gold paint over the...
  7. 1950s Cradle Refurbish

    We are expecting number two in October, and have learned our lesson with regard to buying expensive baby stuff that is only used for a VERY short period of time. This time around we are trying to be better about spending our money; hence this project. This craddle was bought by my grandmother...
  8. Restored J.H. Rosberg Mfg Co Watchmakers Bench Before and After

    Here's a lil' restoration project that may be of interest to you all. One of my current compulsions is old jewelers lathes and whilst trolling Craigslist last month I came across an old watchmakers bench with a lathe and a motor. So I drove north 90 miles and picked up this cool old bench with...
  9. Facelift for a Kreg Right Angle Clamp.

    For all you "pocket holers", here is a way I made "my" useless Kreg clamps usable. Just a disclaimer, I only use pocket holes on melamine. Looking at all the glossy pictures of pocket hole making, I thought that the Kreg 90° Clamp would be a great tool in my pocket holeing arsenal. In fact, I...
  10. old school desk

    i was given this desk by a friend who was renovating an old cottage he bought. it was in rough shape, glue joints dried out, cracked boards, rusty hardware, etc. i carefully took it aprt repaired it as best i could, refinished the hardware and my wife refinished it to a dark brown. the whole...
  11. chimney chase reface

    this is a new product we came across. this is real slate stone veneer. it is 3mm to 6mm thick. it comes in a 24" x 48" sheet on a fiberglass backing. it can be cut with any carbide tools and glued up on almost anything you can dream of. on this project we cut the sheets into 8" squares and then...
  12. Side Table - Reclaimed Porch Post

    The wife wanted a small side table, that would match my great grandmothers table. She found the end of an old porch column, and asked if I could figure something out. We tried to keep the worn and weathered paint look of the column, so I weathered the rest of it too.
  13. Wall storage using french cleats

    I needed extra storages, so i was inspired by Steve Ramsey when he organised his old peg board. i used the french cleat idea as it is more flexible. its worked out really good and has really helped tidy the area
  14. 1905 New Home Base w/1860 reclaimed Timber Top

    I am very exicted to post this project. because I did not make it. My oldest son Elvis (yes that is his name) has been learning the craft from me, This is his first peice from rough lumber to finish. I just looked over his should and guided when needed. The base is a 1905 or so New Home cast...
  15. Tailgate Benchs- Fathers Day Presents

    This project was a ton of fun. To start the project I got to go to a junkyard and just walk around for a couple hours looking at all kinds of cool stuff until I found just the tailgates I was looking for. There are however still a few more sill there so I will be back for them now that I know...
  16. Gopro wood knuckles mount

    I wanted to think outside of the box, and make a go pro handle diferent than everyone else so after a while I came up with this design. Its easy to grab and has a nice feeling to it. Basically I pick up a piece of hard wood made a few holes with a dremel and give it the rough shape with a file...
  17. Yard sale Country Victorian Dresser

    I did this project several years ago (around 1988) when I had only just started trying my hand at woodworking. I bought this old chest for twenty five dollars and I got the 6 layers of paint at no additional charge! After stripping I found that Bondo had been used to fill a large area of...
  18. Upholstered chair

    I remember this chair as a boy in my Aunts house. It was covered in yellow vinyl. I rescued it from a storage building in 2009. It got a complete rebuild to tighten the frame up and a coat of Minwax Early American stain followed by a couple coats of Lacquer. It is not an uncommon chair but...
  19. Converting an old Stereo Console

    Having always been an avid fan of old jukeboxes but never having the money or the resources to buy one and restore it, I decided to build my own instead. Basically, I picked up an old stereo console in a yard sale for 2 bucks, gutted the old electronics (they were shot anyway), refinished the...
  20. One nightstand

    I built this "rustic nightstand" from my scrap pile by request. It's only 12" tall and wide. The carcase is held together with sliding dovetails. The only fasteners are a few brads to locate the top.
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