Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – January 29, 2019

This week I continued working on the new handtool cabinet by installing the dividers which make up the drawer area. I also finished up my batch of adjustable bases for stacking lumber and did a little clean up on some of the endmills that came with the Bridgeport.

The Wall-Hanging Tool Cabinet Project

T shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and plans:

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Lumber Stack Leveling Bases:
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Viewer Projects

Crib by Don

I made this three way crib, toddler bed, twin bed for my niece Eden, my younger brother’s first child.  It’s made with red Oak.  I started with the plans from wood magazine but deviated slightly because I didn’t wanna use plywood.  The inlays are various exotics.  The ones I remember are Yellowheart, Purple Heart, Bubinga, kingwood, pink ivory and Canarywood.

Adirondack Chairs by Glenn

Here’s my latest work, Adirondack chairs, this is my own design borrowed from other designs I found for free on the web and watching videos.  I modified the seat and overall size to be higher, deeper and wider, this makes it easier to get in and out of the chair.  These chairs are made from cumaru, I found these deck boards at my orange box store listed as Tropical Hardwood Decking Board 5/4 x 6” x 8’ @ $35 a board. I used 5 boards per chair at a weight of 25 lbs a board these chairs weigh a lot, at least 125 lbs each. I used brass carriage bolt and stainless #10 screws. I also made templates as I was deigning/building them so I could make more if I wanted to.  The finish is Rust-Oleum Spar Varnish cut 50 50 with naptha and wiped on 3 coats.

Tulip Poplar Dustpan

I decided to make a dustpan for the shop and it turned out so nice I don’t want to get it dirty. It was inspired by the sunset serving tray video by Michael Alm.

Waterfall Tables by Brian

Both tables came from a single walnut slab I picked up from Keim Lumber in Charm, OH. Purpleheart was used for the bow-ties. I used 5 coats of Arm-R-Seal finish…. West Systems clear epoxy filler for the voids and bark inclusions… I cut the 45 degree miter with a friend’s Festool track saw and used 4 dominos in each joint with Tite-bond II glue. The legs came from Symmetry Hardware in Portland Oregon. And most importantly… the waterfall “know-how” and my confidence to attempt it, came from your guild video

Home Addition & Renovation

Building and Installing the Fridge Surround

Welcome back to our home renovation. This time, I’m going to make the fridge surround, set it in place, and then get the appliance garage

Home Addition & Renovation

Floor to Ceiling Appliance Garage Cabinet

Welcome back to the kitchen cabinetry building part of the renovation.  This time I’m going to be working on this giant cabinet here, which is

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