Sunday, September 13, 2015
I had a piece of 4/4 mahogany lying around, so I decided to make a keepsake box. I plan on using in my shop to store my block plane and some other small measuring tools. The box measures 13.25" X 7.5" X 4.5". The lid is constructed of 3/8" plywood with quilted maple veneer on the top as well as the inside. I added some maple miter splines to re-enforce the corners. I also notched a handle in the lid for ease of opening. It was a fun project.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
In this segment of the tutorial, I will tell you about how I assemble, stain and finish the Beer Caddy. After cutting all of my pieces (as explained in Segment 1), I sanded everything to 220 grit and made sure to round the corners a bit. Since everything was freshly sanded, it was now time to start assembling. I chose to use my nail gun with 18 gauge nails in both 1-1/2" and 3/4" sizes. If you don't own a nail gun, you can use trim nails. Just about any home supply store should have a variety of trim nails available. I made sure to glue all of my piece as well as shoot them with nails to ensure the caddy would hold up over time (Picture 1).
Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Saturday, August 15, 2015
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Sunday, June 7, 2015
Woodworking has always been a sense of stress relief for me. Seeing a project take form after weeks of designing/planning, testing out methods and selecting wood is really gratifying. I decided to create a blog which I hope you will use as a resource when building your future projects. In the coming months you will find project plans, product reviews, company/product promotions, techniques and links to other helpful resources. Stay tuned.