Monday, November 28, 2016

Sally's Coffee Table Pt 5

The next instalment of the series.

There are still several more parts to go, some of them involving mistakes and fixes, so stay tuned.  In this one I get the feet roughed out and the mortise put in them and I also get the tenon cut on the legs.  Finally, things start getting fitted together and we get a sneak peak at what the finished product will be.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Those wheels

I had a few comments about some photos and video I have posted.  "There are tires in your shop"....Well, yeah.  It is fall in Canada.  I got the winter tires put on the car and the summer set needs to be cleaned up and put away for the season.  I finally got around to doing that job and I, of course, had the camera rolling.  Hey, it's not just a wood shop, it's a work shop.  It is my place to get away from the world and putter around and keep my hands busy doing things I like doing.  This time I went through a procedure I have seen on a couple of different You Tube channels to bring them back to life a bit.  Although not 100% successful, the rims look great and can now be put away until the spring.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Compulsive cleaning

My shortest video yet.  I have been working in the shop, on the shop.  It will be a while before the video comes out, but I was cleaning up after and got a bit carried away.  I thought I would share.  Perhaps I have a bit of OCD.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Sally's Coffee Table Pt 4

A bit more progress documented here.  Of course, the build is done and I am sitting at it typing this now.  I guess that is how it goes in the movies.

I tried a couple of different angles while shooting this one.  I also created a new into and outro.  I am still learning and experimenting with Lightworks.  I have a couple of the basics down for what I do repeatedly, I still try something else every now and then just to learn different techniques.

In this one we go from a slab to the legs blanks being ready.  Lots of cutting and hand planing, along with power tools too.  No, my tools are not particularly quiet.  I try to pay attention to the sound levels for those who use ear buds and headphones.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Natures wood workers.

I went out to the shop yesterday and found that someone has been doing a bit of their wood craft just outside it.  I grabbed the camera and threw together this little bit.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Coffee table part 3

Continuing on with Sally's coffee table, I finally get the top glued up and milled to shape.  Some preliminary work on getting it smooth too.

Lots more to go on this project.  There were complications when finishing and I am going to keep it in the series as some things were successful, but ruined by subsequent step.   I didn't quite make my self imposed restriction of keeping it under 20 minutes, but only by a little bit.  I will forgive myself for that.

Enjoy the show, I enjoyed making it and doing the work.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Coffee table pt.2

This, I think, is going to be a long series of videos.  It took a long time to edit this video.  I can't believe how much got left on the cutting room floor, so to speak.  I did manage to keep it under 20 minutes though.  It is a goal I set for this series.  It is uploading as I write this, so I will have to wait until it is done so I can attach it and post this entry.

I continue on with getting the top rough milled.  Let me tell you, these slabs of ash are heavy.  I go from where we left off in part 1 and get them roughed to size with the new track I built for the circular saw, then start truing up one face by hand.  Just enough to get it flat for the machines.  I cut the width more accurately with the table saw.  That amazed me.  I did not think the old saw had the guts to do it.  But it soldiered on through with a slow feed and got the job done.  Then it was a matter of getting the underside flattened on the thickness planer, then the top.  There were hours of planing, both by hand and by machine to get it done.  It all works out in the end though and I end up with a couple of slabs, a bit lighter and consistent in dimensions and ready to glue up.

I tried a couple of different ways to go from one scene to another.  Still experimenting with the editing software.  Which, to me, is what a hobby is all about.  Learning and having fun with it.  I guess I am still a kid at heart and like playing with toys.

Enjoy the video and as always....

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