Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A photo essay of what I've been doing

Turned a mallet from a piece of maple firewood

pallet wood planter

Mother's day planter made from cedar fence picket

Raise bed garden built from cedar fence pickets (6' by 3')

My wife and I built this clock for our back porch

Turned my first yo-yo

This froe belonged to my great-great great-grandpa

more family tools

My Great Grandpa built this table, I plan to clean it up and fix the loose joints. 

This saw was my uncle's grandpa's.

The spoon on the bottom is Red Bud and was carved for my Mom's Birthday

Zebra wood pen

Me at the age of 4 helping Dad build his garage

Tigerwood bolt action pen

Old Craftsman block plane that belonged to my grandpa
My co-worker was remodeling a 140 year old building and gave me some wood from it.

Wine bottle holder made from the 140 year old wood.

I finally got around to build some wood working for mere mortals inspired clamp racks

Pumpkin decoration to pain with the kids

Built-in Book Case with Desk

In one of my last blog post I mentioned a big project I had been working on. It took way more time than I planned but I got it installed back in the beginning of September. I built the bookcase and desk from MDO plywood and poplar face frames.

I sized the book case to where I could get all 4 sides from one sheet of plywood. Doing this let me cut all the dadoes for the fixed shelves at the same time so I knew they would line up.
 After routing the dadoes I ripped the sides to with using my Kreg Rip Cut
 I made a jig to drill the shelf pin holes.

The cases were then glued together

 Poplar was used to make the face frames,

 The desk section has a 3/4" plywood top and 1/2" plywood bottom.
 The drawers are made from 1/2" ply and were joined together using box joints.
 The drawer fronts are made from poplar and the drawers have full extension slides.
 It needs trimmed out still but it it already being lovingly used.