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Marquetry Jewellery Box #6: Drawers, Dowels, and Dovetails

I guess I missed the contest ……… by a few months …….. :-) Well all the colour decisions have been made and the flowers are glued in. The next job is to build a jewellery box to glue them onto. I have decided on Baltic Birch plywood for...

Gut Shop Reorganization #6: Flip top planer done

Today I made some more progress. Got the flip top cabinet made for the planer. I designed the cabinet but made the support/table on the fly as I came up with ideas for it. First I started with the carcass. Then I made the flip part of the...

52-36 piano box part one #2: 52-36 piano box part two

Here is part 2 of the box build and I have made the change from 1/2" ply to 3/8" ply for the sides and I think it will give a more pleasing and balanced look to the design. The box is out of the jig and got dropped so in reverse and rip off the...

Stumpy's Favorite Things #1: A little treasure of woodworking folklore

Some of the most popular videos we make at the Stumpy Nubs Workshop are the “Old-Timey Woodworking” series. People love to see how things were done in days past. I always get this feeling of nostalgia when I see an old tool or a piece of...

Kitchen Cabinets Designing: Design How? Over Design What?

Designs of kitchen layout have changed over the years. From a few shelves under the counter, an average looking storage box and a table to stylish modular kitchen cabinets, custom drawers and pull-outs upper and lower cabinets, the complete form...

Morris chair restoration #1: I may have bit off more than I can chew

Disclaimer: Please be aware that just because I have documented this journey does not mean that I have a clue about what I’m doing. Note: The chair is now finished but I decided to document my journey in a blog rather than posting all these...

Interior door making #8: Measure twice cut twice: part deux

I seem to have a knack for doing things backward. This time I cut the hinge mortises on the door upside down, meaning I thought the top was the bottom and vice verse, so they don’t line up with the frame hinge (or the other doors in the hallway –...

FANTASY MARQUETRY #1: Planning, Drawing and Veneer Selection

Why am I blogging this? This will be my second marquetry using veneers. This one will be much more difficult than my first recently finished practice project (shown below) assigned to me by Paul aka Shipwright . It is probably too advanced for...

Morris chair restoration #5: Assembly: I might be considered square, but this chair certainly wasn’t.

Absolutely nothing was even close to square. The left side of the front rail was ¼” taller than the right side. The legs (front and back) were not square to the frame. You can see that the cushion frame is crooked as it attaches to the...

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...