Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Skeleton

As of today December 28th.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hall Table

Here is the table as of today, Saturday December 21.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

SketchUp of Hall Table

Here is a drawing of part of the table, I'm still working on sections of it but I thought I'd toss this out for you to see.
I hope to get this done by the 20th if all goes good.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bookcases and Chest in their home

Here are the finished bookcases and the chest in their home at the top of our stairs.

It was snowing outside so the light coming in the window wasn't very good.
Thanks for looking, this was a fun project.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hall Table

Well this is a project that I've been wanting to do for probably two years. I finally started it with getting the legs glued up and turned. Here are a few photos from the process.
It's easy to turn one, the hard part is duplicating the first. I have to say, these turned out better than I thought they would. Now I'm trying to figure out how I want to join them to the case. 

These are from my phone camera, not that good but they are better than nothing.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sharp Chisel

A sharp chisel is a great thing until you stupidly jab it into your finger.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wood River #7 Bench Plane

So here is what my new #7 plane did wright out of the box. All I did was wipe off the shipping grease and adjust the depth of cut, put a zig zag of wax on the bed and went to town. I'm so impressed so far with this tool.
I'll be using these planes on a new project so I hope to get a good feel for them.
I finished the bookcases and will have a few photos of that in a day or so.

Sunday, July 21, 2013


I said I'd nevvvvver put a piece of this furniture in my home but this past week my wife showed up all smiles and proudly said, I bought a chest of drawers from a super store from Sweden will you put it together? I have to now say that I'll be turning in my Woodworkers club card.
This thing looks good until you see how it goes together. I said as I completed it, I will never be putting another one of these together in my house again. I know that projects sometimes take some time to complete but I don't care how long it takes, this is the last piece from the super store from Sweden that comes into this house!!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


The cases are done except for the paint, now for the box/bench to go between them.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bookcases and bench Project

Here are a few photos of how things are progressing on this new project.
I'm nearing the completion of one of the two bookcases and hoping to get going on the bench seat in a few days.
Things are taking so long for this project, but that's basically how most of my projects go. Time just isn't there to get things done.

This one and the next photo are of the carcass glueing with just about all of my Bessey clamps being used.
This next photos shows the face frame glueing with all my clamps being used.
These next photos are showing the detail of the face frame, the base details and just the overall progress.


 Here is one of the cases with its base finished. I still need to decide how I want the crown molding to look for the tops but that is a job for another day.

And yes my work space is very messy please forgive me.