Monthly Archives: November 2015

Piddlin’ Around

I’m not ready to start a new project just yet.  So the remainder of my holiday weekend shop time was spent making a few accessories for the new bench and trying out a couple of new joints. In Mike Siemsen’s YouTube … Continue reading

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Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving

It is the Thanksgiving holiday here in the states and I have found myself in a retrospective state of mind.  I have a lot to be thankful for.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to go into some long winded list … Continue reading

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Dinning ala Nicholson

If you have been following along, you know that I have recently moved to a new-to-me home.  This one is a little large than our last and its nice to have the extra room.  Apparently there is a downside though. … Continue reading

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NW Workbench-Progress 2-Complete

This was a lucky week and weekend for me.  Waaaay more shop time than normal.  If it wasn’t for that pesky day job there would have been even more.  Of course, management insists that her and the boy need eat every … Continue reading

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Bookcase-Progress 11-the Details

OK, this is my final final post on this bookcase.  There was a comment or two in my last post pointing out and inquiring about my edge treatment to inside corners.  This set me to thinking about what I do … Continue reading

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Bookcase-Progress 10-Complete

After two coats of my “pine” enhancer concoction, two coats of T&T Original and a final coat of paste wax I’m calling the bookcase done.  All-in-all I’m pretty happy with the end result.  My finish experiment went really well and … Continue reading

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NW Workbench-Progress 1

The “Naked Woodworker” video makes out like the bench build is a one day project.  This may just be for effect or Mr. Siemsen may be able to pull this feat off.  A well organised shop and an experienced builder … Continue reading

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