@nikond80active 1 week ago
Well, the overall build is finished.
I spent a happy time down the workshop this afternoon, finishing off the lid and adding the hinges.
There’s still a stay to add but otherwise it’s time to apply a few coats of finish.
I’ve decided to use a water based varnish to protect this piece.
I’m pretty pleased with the way this chest has turned out so…[Read more]
Another day – another few hours in the workshop…
I managed to get the timber for the lid milled up
The lid is going to be frame and panel; I had great fun today chopping the mortises and cutting the tenons.
By the end of the day, the frame has been built. I’m really chuffed with the joinery – it’s almost a shame that…[Read more]
I’ve been busy trying to make some things to sell on my Etsy site so there’s not been a lot of time to spend on my daughter’s Hope Chest. She’s been very understanding but I took advantage of today’s milder weather to finish the glue up of the sides to the ends and add the floor of the chest.
I’ve got to make a start on the lid next. Daughter…[Read more]
Over the years, my workbench has moved around the workshop several times.
I’ve had it against one wall, then under a largish window, moved if to the centre of the room and then moved it back again.
For general work, I now keep it up against one wall so I have as much floor space as possible but for a really large piece, I may drag the bench…[Read more]
The bad news: I was recently made redundant*,
The good news: more time in the workshop.
I’ve cleaned up the parts and finished the shaping.
The two end sub-assemblies have now been glued together and are waiting for the big glue-up tomorrow.
* still in discussions with my wife to see if now’s the time to move into…[Read more]
Had a few days off work and managed to get some time in the workshop.
All the parts have been cleaned up and shaped (might do a bit more to the feet though).
I’ve also cut the panels to size. A major Glue up looms in my future.
I’m not keen on the spalting on the right hand panel but my daughter loves it and it’s her hope chest
I’m considering…[Read more]
Your best bet is to invest in a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device that you can copy the downloaded files to. You can then install a small app onto this NAS that will convert it into a DLNA player. T=You’ll then be able to stream the videos directly to your TV or any other device that has a suitable player.
A suitable NAS would be a a…[Read more]
Shortly before I got married (26 years ago) my bride to be and I did the IKEA pilgrimage and stocked our new home with what pieces of their furniture we could afford. Back in those days, they were still using real wood so several pieces of the furniture still survive to this day despite a house move and children growing up and abusing them.…[Read more]
On the minus side, I’ve not had much time to do anything on this project lately.
On the plus side, what little time I did have has resulted in all the milling being done for both this and my next project.
Those trestles that the wood’s on are the legs to a desk my daughter urgently needs (she’s studying Graphic Design at Uni) and the lowest most…[Read more]
I managed to do a bit more work on the hope chest.
I took a day off on Friday and started work on the Tenons.
By the end of the day, I had the first end frame completed.
I was able to spend some more time in the workshop today and the end result is that the entire main frame is now…[Read more]
A bit more progresso report:
The grooves hot been cut into the four legs. The design is such that I can cut the grooves all the way alone each leg so it makes things easier for me. The groves are 3/8′ wide and fit the ply I’ve got for the panels perfectly.
All the stock has now been cut to final size. After…[Read more]
The chest will be in the region of 36″ long and 18″ in depth and height.
These are all estimated dimensions at the moment but so far I’ve had no reason to change them. I’ll be planing the stock to final size tomorrow; I’ll give final dimensions then.
Regarding your question on your lid, if you’re going to do something like my design, I’d be…[Read more]
My Daughter has asked me for a Hope Chest. We’ve agreed on White Oak for the main framework but the panels will be beech (Probably).
I’ve done the drawinging for her and was surprised to find it got past the planing stage on the first attempt. I’ve also done a full sized plan on some lining paper.
Concept Drawing[attachment file=551775]
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