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Oddites in wood #1: odd wood grain, Knots or patterns

This is a scrap of Douglas Fir I was about to toss away when this caught my eye " A Bird " I did add the eye but other than that wow!

Interior door making #1: Some people say I'm nuts...

…for attempting this project. I decided to make all of my interior doors to replace the home despot special slabs that are currently here. I’ve blogged a little about this before and I kind of took a hiatus from the shop but now I’m back in...

Picnic Table #6: The Top

I spent the last 2 weekends working on the top and it is now done. This blog is a little too long but did not want to brake it into two. I asked Bently many questions about how best to go buy building the top. I received tremendous amount of...

Making the Fence

I saw a parquetry picture on google and wanted to make it. I had small leftover of salvaged Douglas fir from my picnic table I also had some small off cut of Cherry and walnut There are 2 kind of element in that design. If you count the...

A Pair of '64 Chevys

No contest on my favourite tool but it’s a toss up which one. The term “64 Chevy” refers to the fact that both of my chevalets measure 64cm from the seat to the blade, the traditional size measurement for them. The first...

My Roubo Bench Journey #30: Glue Up and Assembly

I finished prepping the stretchers yesterday for draw boring the joints. I also made some shims out of Bubinga, and cut the pegs to length. I set out the legs and stretchers ready to be glued up. Two of my neighbors came by to...

Interior door making #3: Starting to finish

Last week was shot (baby gets in the way of a lot of work) and last weekend I had honeydo stuff to do. I made some wonderful pate from chicken livers so it wasn’t all lost. I got started with finishing last night and tonight. I only took 2...

Marocan Pattern Build #1: Intro and Stock preparation

I saw a picture of a pattern on google that I though would be fun to make. It looks like a rugby/American football ball in a square centered on the diagonal. I figured that I will need to start with a Square or rectangular lumber and...

Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action #3: Lots of Parts, Lots of Joinery

I guess I got lots done today although I didn’t get as far as I wanted to. (Do we ever?) There have been enough blogs on chevy construction and I’ve got lots of pictures so I’ll keep the text to a minimum and let the photos do the explaining. ...

My Roubo Bench Journey #12: One of those days, not good....

I finished boring the mortises on the top side of the workbench top and got some help to flip it over. Then I took one leg and marked the two tenons onto the underside of the top and started to bore out the remaining mortise. The thru mortise...