Here is a quick update on the cedar chest. The old finish has been almost completely removed. I have a little work to do to clean up the bottom. Additionally, after researching the manufacturer, we decided that I would replace the missing legs. Quite frankly, some of the pictures of cedar cabinets I found on theContinue reading “Cedar Chest Update”
My sister, Amy, Asked me to refinish a cedar chest that has been in the family for some time. As usual, it looked pretty rough coming into the woodshop. Somebody has obviously put on a coat of glossy urethane on what probably should be a shellac finish. The bottom feet were a little rough and later,Continue reading “Amy’ Cedar Chest”
It seems like someone is always bringing in broken chairs to my woodshop with the hope that it can be repaired. Here is the latest piece: Chair that usually come in are badly worn on the finish, loose at the joints and sometimes split at the seams. This one was all of the above. Fortunately,Continue reading “Chairs”
This is another restoration that turned out really nice. Again, my wife came home and asked if I could repair her friend antique table. What she brought home was a beautiful round table with incredible hand carved pieces. The only problem was it was covered with layers and layers of old paint. You can seeContinue reading “Flint’s Fine Furniture”
Several years ago my wife approached me and asked if I could repair our neighbor’s mother’s dinning room chair. I told here I would give it a try. The next thing I knew I was turning a new leg for a broken chair. When I was done, the chair looked like new and my neighbor’s motherContinue reading “Restorations”
For those of you who have read my blog from the beginning, you know that I started this as a requirement of my Information Technology class in the UCONN Executive Masters of Business Administration program. I am happy to report that on April 9, 2011, I graduated, with honors, from the program! SCHOOL’S OUT FORContinue reading “Graduation”
My mom called me up and asked me if I could make and Urn for Grandma. I was flattered when she asked; however, I asked why didn’t she just buy one ( I was hoping she would tell me that my Grandma said she would be honored to be buried in an Urn built byContinue reading “GrandMa’s Urn”
Every woodworker who owns a computer dreams of building his own desk. This is mine. It is actually part of a grand project to redo the library in my house. I looked for a design for some time. I finally found this one in a woodworking site. I think it cost me $10. The materialContinue reading “My Computer Room Desk”
Once the garage was done, I started building cabinets to store all my woodoworking gear. All the cabinets are similar to the one in the picture. I like to use maple because it is tough. I like the look of raised panel doors. Once you make a few (hundred) they are really easy to do.Continue reading “Garage Cabinets”
I finished up my son’s bedroom set by build a corner desk and three drawer dresser. The material again was birch and I matched the design rounding all corners with no exposed pieces of hardware. I must have finished the bed set sometime in 2002 or 2003. This furniture served us well but inContinue reading “The Rest of the Bedroom Set”
Any of you who have read my blog from the beginnig knows that I started this blog because of an assignment in my IT class in the MBA program I will soon complete. You may be interested to know that I got my grade for this blog, “A”. More to follow!
In 2002 I moved to Connecticut. I confiscated a portion of the basement for a woodworking shop but it soon became apparent that it would not do. I decided to build another garage and recreate my workshop. Below you will see a picture of the finished workshop. It is a long story and I haveContinue reading “Garage Project”
A friend of mine posted a comment about his woodworking experience. He like turning bowls on a lathe. It turns out that the next project in my history is turning candle holders. The picture below is of my boys and the candle holders we made together. They presented these as a gift to their AuntContinue reading “Turning”
Probably every woodworker at sometime in his career builds bird houses. My wife loves to watch and feed birds. I have been building this Bavarian style bird feeder shown below for a very long time. I have probably built more than 20. They make great gifts! I started out building these from cedar. They turnedContinue reading “Bird Houses and Feeders”
The next couple of years I was busy with a new home and I did not have much time to build furniture. I did build a custom three-tier deck with a hot tube and a 12 ft tall play set for the kids in the back yard. Once these things were done, I got backContinue reading “The Bed”
So this is how it all started……Back in 1992 my father gave me a clock kit. It consisted of a clock movement, a set of plans and 1 x 10 x 10′ prime walnut board. My father wanted to do woodworking; however, he never seem to find the time to do it. He offered the kitContinue reading “Where It All Started”
Today There has been a lot of changes made to my blog since yesterday. I am working through the tutorial and I have changed the theme, layout and description of this blog. This is still very much work in process. Since this site is going to be dedicated to my woodworking passion, I thought it mightContinue reading “Making Progress Setting Up My Blog, But Still Work-In-Process”
This is my first blog. This is part of an assignment in my IT class which is part of the UCONN EMBA program. Blogging is a new concept to me. This site will be dedicated to my passion to build things out of wood. More to follow…..
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