January 31, 2015

What woodworking videos did I watch this week? #7 (1-31-15 )

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!



Three Shop Upgrades

Diresta: Sawhorses

Mobile Stand Up Computer Desk - 186

Something From Nothing


How To Make a Walnut Desk Clock (ep15)


Bonus project - how to make Book Ends! 


Woodworking Projects, Plans & Videos : Traditional Stand

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!

January 10, 2015

What woodworking videos did I watch this week? #4 (1-10-15 )

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 featured here?  Leave a comment below and let me know about it!


The Woodpecker Ep 70 - Building the new shop part 16 - The Mezzanine
Alain Vaillancourt


McMartin & Beggins Furniture makers
VisitorsTvNetwork

Prowell Furniture Cherry Hall Table Building Process
Ben Prowell

Build Your Own Pallet Table - Back Dated Furniture
The Dirt Effect

How to build a Farmhouse Table - The Most Complete Video Online - Episode 7
DIY PETE



January 8, 2015

I found a vintage/antique store that gave me lots of great ideas for future projects.

I recently had to go get new tires for my car.  I have 18" wheels with low profile tires and the best prices are always at this little tire shop in La Habra, CA not too far from where I work.  I've been going there for over 10 years.  I usually just sit inside and read a book while they work on my car.  This time I decided to go across the street to a little restaurant and found this Vintage/Antique store next to it.


I just looked it up on the web and it is called Magnolia Antiques and Gift Store.  I can't tell you how many times I have driven past this place.  I decided to go inside and take a look around.  It's hard to tell from the outside but it is huge inside!  It's setup into many different rooms all with different themes.  I saw a lot of antique looking furniture that I would like to try to make.  I wish that I would have had a tape measure and notebook with me.  I may try going back some weekend and see if I can pay them a few bucks to let me wander around and take measurements.


This was by far my favorite piece that I found.  I was sorely tempted to buy it but we just don't have the room for it at my house.  I am hoping to build something similar to it later this year to give as a gift to my mother.  I'm guessing that you would call it a writing desk.


I really like these little cubby features.


I'm not sure what that piece in the middle back is for.  A place for your inkwell?





I want to build some nesting tables sometime this year as well.


I like the folding aspect of this one.






Wine rack or shoe rack?


January 3, 2015

What woodworking videos did I watch this week? #3 (1-3-15 )

In this series of posts I will be sharing with you my favorite woodworking videos from this last week.  Leave a comment below and let me know what videos I missed.  


Project - Building a custom fit wood gift box without measuring

CutMarks Entry to Sterling Davis' Pallet Up Cycle Challenge 2014

Quick and Easy Wooden Gift Box - Pallet Upcycle Challenge 2014

Really Quick And Simple Wooden Trinket Boxes

How to: Band saw box w/square drawers and flocking.