About a year ago, I made a few serving boards from some sawmill scraps that were in my firewood pile. This year I wanted to make a bunch more for gifts and to switch things up, I decided the focus of this video should be on the batching process vs the prototyping process that we […]
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My dad asked me to make a counter top for their laundry room. He said to make it out of anything, it just needed to fit the dimensions provided. I had a stack of 13′ red oak slabs and the narrowest one was a good fit for the counter top. It had some defects to […]
A small box made from thermally modified ash with a live edge sliding cherry burl lid and box elder splines. Inspired by Faisal Malik Design https://www.instagram.com/faisalmalikdesign/
Brass shavings from the horizontal metal bandsaw + leftover epoxy = brass on brass goodness!
I’ve been without a dedicated outfeed table for my tablesaw for almost two years now. When I got the SawStop back in Sept 2016, I sold my old saw and sent the outfeed table along with it. I’ve had the intention of knocking out this project ever since.
Resin stabilizing is a technique that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time. It’s mostly used for turning blanks but since I don’t turn very often, I never would have had a good use for the blanks. Luckily my friend Dema makes these brass hammers with resin stabilized handles and he agreed to […]
Making three waterfall table. One simple version from ash, one with a epoxy river from elm crotch, and one with a glass river also from elm crotch. All three feature trapezoidal bases, one wood and two steel.
Made from cherry, hard maple, and birch.
One of the byproducts of sawing logs is the half round slab that is removed in the process of squaring up the log. These are typically cut into firewood, chipped, or burned. I set aside a few chunks that I was carrying to the fireplace that looked a little too beautiful to burn and transformed […]
It’s been a long time coming but I’m finally upgrading my dust collector to something appropriately sized for my shop!
From time to time, I like to make boxes since it helps me exercise my design skills. This one started with the idea of filling the gap produced by hinges that are meant to hang doors and things evolved from there. I selected some materials that I felt would work together, came up with some […]
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I visited Marc’s shop for several days and one the things we did was build a project in two days. Neither of us got our project totally done in that time but we came really close. I decided to make a bar stool and Marc built a new gate.
A quick project that I was able to put together in just a few hours using some of the first lumber that I cut earlier this year on my bandsaw mill.
My wheelbarrow is probably my most versatile and widely used tool. I used it for typical yard work tasks but I also use it to move things that are too heavy or awkward to carry like lumber or slabs. I recently dropped a slab onto it and broke one of the handles. Since I have […]
I got a new table saw almost a year ago and when I sold my old saw, I included all the sleds I had with it. I’ve been meaning to make a new crosscut sled since and I’m finally getting around to it. I’m going to be making essentially the same sled which worked great […]
This hanging bed swing is an incredibly comfortable way to spend an afternoon. The swing is sized for a twin size mattress and is suspended from ropes which with a light breeze will rock you to sleep or if you’re not tired, it’s a great place to lounge and read a book.
Our son, JR, loves books and as such they’re all over the house. Lindsay wanted a nice way to store and display the books so looking for ideas on Pintrest she came across some shelves shaped like clouds. Being the wife of a woodworker, she went with a combination of spalted maple and walnut for […]
Back in 2015 I built a changing table, a bassinet, and a crib for my first son. I’ve had a few requests to show how they’re holding up. Since I have to do some rearranging to get JR’s new bed set up, I thought this would be the perfect time to take a look at […]
Now it’s on to the final details and finishing. I’ll be prefinishing the head and footboard before assembly to make the finishing process much simpler. The last bit of construction will be to add the mattress support system which will consist of a ledger and slats.
Now we’re onto the last bit of joinery in the project: connecting the rails to the posts. This joint will consist of a stub mortise and tenon which will be held in by a bolt which I will add later. The posts can also be cut to size and shaped and the live edges treated.
With the stock all prepped, we can start on the joinery. I’m starting with the joinery that will hold the head and footboard together. The walnut will be joined to the maple posts with breadboard end style mortise and tenons which will allow for the walnut to move relative to the posts.
With some of the design considerations established now we can start finalizing the part selection and milling up all the rough stock.
My son JR needs a bed since his brother will be stealing his crib. To get started I need to pull all the lumber for the bed frame and settle on a design.
I have a couple of florescent fixtures that have been out for some time. I purchased some replacement LED tubes for them but they turned out to be too difficult to modify. I had purchased a few rolls of LED strips with the intention to make a light panel but I never got around to […]
After seeing the serving tray I made with April, Lindsay thought that they would make great Christmas presents. I had a bunch more smaller slabs that I cut a few years ago so this project was perfect for those. I made 8 trays: 6 maple and 2 butternut.
After building this apple press in my last video, Steve shows me how to actually use it. We pressed 6 bushels of apples for a 18 gallon yield.
This press is very easy to build with simple lap joinery and a few mortise and tenon joints. The entire press is held together with carriage bolts so it can be easily disassembled for storage. I made mine out of white oak but other species could also be used. The accessories consist of a tray […]