Both drawer boxes have been completed and now I am building the work bench frame around them. Next step will be to construct the top frame that will support the top. Andy
I have begun a new project - a work bench of sorts with a couple cabinet bays. The bottom frame is done, now I have 6 sheets of Baltic birch plywood to turn into some cabinets and drawers... Andy
A friend of mine asked me to repair an old quarter-sawn bed that has been in his family for years. The wood on the leg, where the runner connects, gave way and needed to be replaced.
After fitting a piece of oak and gluing it in place, I marked out the slot for that accompanies the metal hooks of the bed rail. I drilled most of the waste out with a 1/4" forstner bit, but the remaining wood was removed with a chisel. You have to love the "prison shank"-look of the Ashley Isles mortising chisels...
To reinforce the weak, end-grain glue joint between the bottom portion of the bed leg and the new piece, I drilled a 1/2" hole through the leg and glued in place about 6" of oak dowel.
You can see the two 1/4" pieces of steel bar that were inserted and engage the metal hook on the bed rail. Overall, I would give me a C+ on color matching, but the repair turned out pretty well. - Andy
Going back several blog entries ago, I spoke about having a clean, organized shop. Well, I took some time the other day to get everything back in it's place. Starting with a clean area will help keep the next project orderly and hopefully progressing right along. What will that next project be? I am not sure... Time to hit Google Images and see what jumps out at me. Thanks! Andy