Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Nov 22, 2016

I spent the last week working on the Bandsaw mill.  I had a lot of setbacks while working on the raise/lower mechanism but I have a new plan to make that function.  I just started working on the blade guides and put a blade on the saw for the first time.

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Viewer Projects

Walnut Vanity with Live Edge Backsplash and Ebony Inlays by Brian

The vanity is walnut built on a frame attached to a French cleat to allow it to float. The backsplash is a lived edge slab of walnut with ebony bowtie inlays. The inlays are hand cut. It is finished with a spar varnish. The pedestal and sink are onyx backlit with LEDs

Footstool by Brian

I had a pile of leftover pieces of fir 2x4s (all about 12 – 18 inches).

I just made a tapering jig, which I knew I wanted to use.  So, I decided I needed a footstool.

It’s made with dowel joinery, and the top is held on with wood clips (which I made).  The top is stained Black Cherry and then finished with a semi-gloss lacquer.  The base is one coat of Kilz 2 latex primer and one coat of “Wings of an Angel” latex paint (with a little Flood Floetrol mixed in), and then finished with a satin lacquer.

Piano End Grain Cutting Board by Tomy

Made this cutting board for my wife. I based the design on her piano for colour and look. keys are maple and walnut and Cherry for the rest. It was very tricky to get everything to line up properly.

Lego Table by Bryan

A friend of mine is building a Lego-themed tree house for Make-A-Wish and asked if I’d make a small table as part of the furnishings.  He wanted it to look like a 4 stud Lego with a lower shelf for displaying a Lego creation, painted blue, and possibly a built in light. I then decided to make a few of the Lego studs mechanical.

One Lego stud is spring loaded and functions as the light switch.

Another Lego studs unlocks the back panel – instant “secret” storage and access to change batteries.


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Serving Trays with April

Home Addition & Renovation

Upper Cabinets and Range Hood Surround

Welcome back to our home renovation.  Today I am going to be working on this wall. It needs some upper cabinets and the surround for

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