January 24, 2015

What woodworking videos did I watch this week? #6 (1-24-15 )

In this series of posts I will be sharing with you my favorite woodworking videos that I watched this week.  Do you have a video that you would like featured here?  Leave a comment below and let me know about it!

Project update - Finishing the Park Bench  

The Woodpecker Ep 72 - Putting the table saw back together

Weekly Woodworking Wrap-up Review #53 w/ Lacey Campbell.


Vlog #26 - Computer In The Shop


Paul Sellers - Lifestyle Woodworker


How to make a secret door / bookcase



Sam Maloof: Woodworking Genius| Art in Progress| Reserve Channel


How to make a pair of bellows

January 22, 2015

Building the Ana White Rustic X Coffee Table

My friend Amran invited my family and I over to his house this past weekend to hang out and build the Ana White rustic x coffee table.  I downloaded the plans ahead of time and built it in Sketchup so I would have an idea on how to build it in real life.  You can find a link to my Sketchup drawing and to Ana's plan in the Free Downloads section above.



The first step was to setup a work space in the driveway.

We then squared up the end of a 2x4,

setup a stop block, and cut 4 pieces at 16.5"

Next, we squared up the end of the 2x2

and cut 4 pieces at 41".

Each piece then received a pocket hole at each end.

We then clamped the 2x2 to the 2x4

and drilled in a pocket screw.

Rinse and repeat.

We now have the 3 boards joined together.

Here are the beginnings of the 2 assemblies

Amran had some 2x3 boards so we used that as a spacer to
set the height of the bottom shelf supports.


The side frames are now complete.

We took the 8 ft 1x12 and cut it down to 2 - 41" lengths


We joined the 2 boards together using glue and pocket screws.
We also drilled pockets holes along the outside and ends of the piece

Next we cut a 2x4 into 4 - 22.5" lengths.

We used a stop block to make sure that they were all the same.

We drilled 2 pocket holes at the end of each 22.5" piece

Here we laid it upside down on the flattest part of the garage and pocket
screwed the top rails to the side assemblies.

We made spacers out of some scrap 2x4 to make sure we
got the bottom rails lined up just right.

We then screwed the bottom shelf into the side supports.

It's starting to look like a coffee table!

We then setup another stop block and cut the 5 - 2x6's down to 52" each.

Once we had all 5 pieces cut to length and pocket holes drilled
we set them up on that flat spot of the garage and drilled them together.

At this point it was time to eat so we laid the top on the base and my
buddy went to the back yard and cooked us some excellent steaks!

Unfortunately it got dark quick so we cleaned everything up and I made the 1 hour and 20 minute drive home.  My buddy worked on the coffee more the next day and sent me some pictures.



I will post some more pictures when he gets it finished!

#anawhite

January 17, 2015

What woodworking videos did I watch this week? #5 (1-17-15 )

In this series of posts I will be sharing with you my favorite woodworking videos that I watched this week.  Do you have a video that you would like featured here?  Leave a comment below and let me know about it!


Shop Stair

Professional Routing Secrets

✔ DiResta Log to Legs

The Woodpecker Ep 71 - Building the new shop part 17 - Moving in

Make a Figured White Oak Bench Seat, for Steel Base

The Leopard Table

Making a Farm Table

January 12, 2015

New old plan posted!

I am slowly working my way through my old projects and making downloadable PDF's for the ones that don't have any. I just uploaded the plans for the 5 board bench that I made in 2013.  Go to the downloads page and get it for free!