Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Feb 21, 2017

Over the past week I was able to get all the lumber I’ve milled stacked and drying.  I made some leveling bases for the lumber stacks and I was able to get started on JR’s bed.

Donavan’s Channel:

Congratulations to the winners of the giveaway!

Router – James L

Smoothing Planes – Ben G & Ozzy D

Brass Mallet – Dawn V

Hybrid Woodworking – Jean-Piere K

Guild Project – Jesus S

Hand Tool School Semester – Don B

T Shirts – Eric R, Jeremy B, Chung-Mau C, Nate H

Viewer Projects

Twisted Tool Chest Handles by Austin

Book Ends by Peter

A set of matching Bookends.
Today (7 Jan) is the Russian Christmas and these are my wife’s Larisa’s  Christmas Gift.
They are made from Spalted wood that I got from a Pallet.
Hand made and finished with Shellac.

Keepsake Box by Hendri

It is an Oak and Kiaat baby keepsake box for a young Muslim lady who recently had her first child.

Shadow Box by Dane

Built for a friend who’s father had served in WWII.  He had found his father’s discharge papers which showed all the medals he had won. He purchased the medals and asked if I would make the shadow box so he could give it to his brother for Christmas.
Made from Cherry
15″ L x 5″ D x 5″ T
Hand cut dovetails
Sequential grain between sides and bottom
Laser engraved Army insignia, details about his father, & names of medals
Shellac and paste wax finish.
Being a veteran, this build was extremely important to me. I drew up several iterations for the design in Sketchup before settling on this one.  Originally this design called for box joints but I felt it deserved the attention that dovetails call for.  Although my dovetails still need work, I was very happy with how this build turned out and so was my friend.

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Home Addition & Renovation

These Windows were too Small

Welcome back to our home renovation/remodel/addition project.  In the Fall, we framed up the majority of the addition. We still need to add this porch

Home Addition & Renovation

Setting the Final Beams

Welcome back to the home renovation and remodel project. Today we’re going to get back into the structural elements of the remodel. Chris and Chris

Home Addition & Renovation

Finishing the Subfloor and Adding the Pantry

Happy Friday, everybody. Hopefully today we get something done, because this has not been a productive week. We got lots of things done, but nothing

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