Thursday, August 20, 2009

Same Old

Same old, same old around the shop. Trying to get as much done in the shop as I can. A few more projects have come in, and trying to budget the time. Nothing picture worthy at the moment. Check back, hopefully I have some pictures to show you soon.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Progress Report

Well, tonight I got a few more projects completed. I finished another step-stool, this one is going to my sister-in-law and hubby for the chilluns. I also finished the cutting board, it is soaking in mineral oil right now.
As of now, the tabletop has hit a small obstacle. I took it to KM Hardwoods to get planed to final thickness....and well, their planer is 2 inches smaller than I was told it was. Now I am searching out a place with a planer at least 26" wide. I do not want to wait until school is in so I can have my old shop teacher run it for me. So, I have been calling around looking for a place that is not 100 miles away.

Phil and Sue...I will be getting to your armoire doors and shelves soon!

Having only nights and weekends to work in the shop kind of sucks, but progress is being made. My list starts to get shorter, then fortunately it fills right up again. Its a good thing, I just wish I had more time to be out there.

Ruth sanding the cutting board to a glass like smoothness.

The step-stool stained up and ready for a coat of poly tomorrow.

Cutting board soaking up the oil.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back to the shop

I had the day off of work today, so I made some headway in the shop. The table top is all glued up, and I have another cutting board in the clamps as well.

Here is one of the leaves for the tabletop in the clamps.

Here is one half of the table top. The glue will be scraped off by Ruth tomorrow. When I get home from work we will head to Hartford to my hardwood dealer for some mill work. These panels are 26 inches wide, and luckily they have a planer and a sander that will accommodate these panels. While I am there I will be picking up some oak for a the doors that go on the wardrobe. It is a long drive for mill work, but I can make allot of trips with the 5 grand it would cost for the planer I want.

Yet another cutting board before the first glue up.

Hopefully I will have pictures of some nice pretty tabletop pieces.