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LHCD #1: Les Hastings Curved Doors

I guess everbody saw the tutorials Les Hastings did on making radiused or curved doors. Well after all the effort he went to I thought it was certainaly a nice final product worthy of at least attempting as a sign of thanks. So after many...

Hide Glue Primer #3: Hammer Veneering

I built a new sliding hatch for Friendship last year to replace the $136 piece of medium bronze acrylic that I sat on the while setting up some rigging…. Crack !!!…. This time I cold molded a curved panel from 3 layers of 1/8” cedar on opposing...

Picnic Table #7: Finishing Up

At the end of blog #6 we left off with the top done. Here is the top with a couple of coats of spar urethane. I looked at many finish for outdoor and read many review and posts. I looked at Cabot timber oil and Epifane that keep popping up....

Picnic Table #5: Legs Cleanup

The previous segment of this blog we ended with two arches. One had a lot of creep and the other not so much. I have never cleaned any arched piece that big. Again it is heavy and curved (: Dry run on the jointer with 2 rollers was not good....

Coffe Table #6: Installing the 1/8 Ply

In the 5th installment of this blog I glued up the 1/4 inch Ply. Now it’s time to install the 1/8 ply. I finally found a local source for bendy Ply. The call it wobbly ply. They have 1/8 and 3/8 only. I picked up a couple and rolled them up...

Helping Amateurs Cultivate Professional Habits

I admit that I’m an amateur – I make a lot of mistakes – the same mistakes, and new ones as I try to advance my skills. So, what is it that defines me? Some Observations; and some of these have been fixed along the way…: I don’t work from a set...

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #5: Roofing

Laying the Shingles Just a short update. I got the asphalt shingles for the roof. The shingle substrate is 3/4” tongue and groove panel boards on the top. The boards run from the back to the front. I left enough room on both ends for molding so...

Curves; I like curves, do you like curves?

I’ve admired furniture makers from every era and almost every style, but I’ve always been fascinated with anything built with curves. As I mentioned in my last blog, my passion for woodworking started in High School back in the 60’s and even...

Problem? Solution!

Not posting this in the creations section because it’s not wood but I used my woodworking skills and tools to make it so here goes. I have a newborn and now that the weather is getting hot and humid the ac needs to be on for the little guy. Only...

Missed the curves contest by a few days :(

Oh well. Maybe next time. I just finished assembling my project, which is a side table for outside at the entrance of our house. I’ll post it as a creation when it’s done. I was inspired by Ianwater’s curve leg picnic table and decided to make...