Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – April 11, 2016

Got a great start on the trim installation and some new tools in the shop.

Sherwood Woodcraft:

New Tools

Round Bottom Spoke Shave:,50230

Dema’s Tools and Mallets:

BearKat Wood:

Video on making the saw:

Viewer Projects

Trestle Table by Dustin

I recently finished this walnut trestle table for a client and thought you might like it.

The base is made from laminated 4/4 walnut to make the legs 6/4 after final milling
The walnut was sourced locally here in Illinois
This is my original design ( I think )
The vertical part of the leg was meant to have one big dado, not two. I liked the two small grooves and kept it that way
This was my first commission build.
The top is 3/4 walnut dominoed together
I built this table in my attic, which is my workshop!
Dimensions of the top are 36” x 48”
This is the first time I’ve ever used the domino, made a tenon, made a through mortise, made tapered cuts on a T.S, made a tapered mortise and wedge

Phone Charging Lamp by Drew

A lamp I made and in the back of the lamp is a USB plug in to charge your phone and other smart devices. I made it with half inch plywood and poplar with pocket holes and miter joints. 

YouTube Link:

Wooden Beer Mugs by Damjan

Hi, my name is Damjan (age 15) and i live in Canada. I don’t have a wood working shop of my own, but I’m taking the class in high school right now. The project I made are some wooden beer mugs. On the bottom of the mug there is a bottle opener.

Scriptylia by Matt

I’m a student in the UK studying at Rycotewood Furniture Centre where I recently completed this chair. It’s made from Ash with leather upholstery and was shaped entirely by hand. No Arbortech, Angle Grinder, Belt Sander or anything! Just a Japanese saw rasp, a cabinetmakers rasp and a rat tail file.

It took me about 4 days to round it off and 4 days to sand it ready for lacquering and it’s safe to say my arms, knuckles and fingers have never been so sore in my life! But I think the result is totally worth it.

Starrett Combo Squares

Video Woodworkers Silent Auction

We are auctioning off a few signed pieces of memorabilia.  There are signed handsaws as well as a signed headshot poster.  Proceeds from these items go towards paying for the booth costs.

Home Addition & Renovation

Cabinetry and open seating

Welcome back to our home renovation and remodel.  Today, I am hoping to have the island cabinetry built out, as well as getting the leg

Home Addition & Renovation

White Oak Kitchen Island Leg

Welcome back to the shop! I’m continuing on with the white oak island build. Last time I made the end panels for the cabinetry unit,

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