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  1. Pistol Display Box

    Here's a display box I made for a friend. The outside is cherry and the interior is black walnut. I used black inlace (glorified colored bondo) for the Colt logo. The finish for the outside is Formby's tung oil w/ shellac and laquer on the walnut. The pistol is a Colt model 1903/08 hammerless...
  2. My first how to make a picture frame!

    Finally I was able to get a how to lesson on making frames from hubby Darryl. I never was good at getting angles to work. I wasted more wood than I would like to admit! Since the wood I picked was hickory..hard to saw etc. He wanted to do the cutting for me on the big scary saw. LOL So, hey why...
  3. Entertainment Center

    This piece took me a good two weeks of work to build. Processing the wood took so long because all the boards were really cupped, twisted, rotted, and warped. I spent 2 days just planning, joining, and ripping all the lumber down to manageable boards. I designed this piece so that i could...
  4. Blogs
    Varnish vs Polyurethane Varnish vs. Polyurethane Before we dig into the details, let's talk about why we need different finishes for outdoor applications. Any wood that is used outside is going to be exposed to a wide range of climate conditions, as well as a good dose of damaging UV rays...
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    Need a Good-Looking Coat Rack? You'll Have This One Done in a Few Hours I built this simple DIY coatrack in less than one day, using just a 2×4 and a hardwood dowel. I happened to have a drill press on my Shopsmith so I used that, but a drill with a drill guide (about $20 from Harbor Freight)...
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