In this video, I show a historical method for darkening white oak furniture with industrial strength Ammonia, inside a makeshift plastic fuming tent, and I do it on a pair of Shaker style quartersawn white oak end tables. My most recent video & article showed how these end tables fit together (here) and I previously shared a video & article on experimenting with lower-strength home center ammonia to fume an oak Moravian footstool (here). So what is Ammonia … [Read more...] about What Is Ammonia Fuming And Why Do we Use It
For all, you DIY selfers here's a cool project I found on e-how. How to build a couch arm table https://www.ehow.com/13710276/diy-couch-arm-table We are always spending quality time on the couch, whether it be watching a movie, pulling out a board game or simply eating dinner somewhere cozy. My bulldog trashed my side tables so the last resort was crowding together on the ottoman–not ideal at all. However, I recently found the perfect solution with this DIY couch arm table that's simple to … [Read more...] about Is This Couch Arm Table Thing Really That Hard?
I came across this website at https://www.woodworkerssource.com/ a great place for you to learn about wood types.An Easy Way to Buy Fine Hardwood Lumber for Your Woodworking ProjectsWe Like to Make It Easy For YouWhen you know you just need a batch of wood for your woodworking projects, take a look at these packs.Popular woods like walnut, red oak, hard white maple, cherry and many exotics come in your choice of bundle sizes: 10 board feet, 20 board feet, or 100 board feet. The … [Read more...] about Facts About Wood Types That’ll Make Your Hair Stand Up
I believe this is one of the most important tools to have in your woodshop. It can do many things when building anything. For more information on bandsaws look no further http://www.worthview.com/how-versatile-is-a-bandsaw/ Image courtesy of Calum FraserIf you’re looking for versatility in your power tools, then there’s no better investment than a bandsaw. Whether you’re an amateur woodworker or a professional carpenter, a bandsaw and table is a vital piece of equipment … [Read more...] about Introducing The Simple Way To bandsaws
Here is a good video that shows you how to do resawing by hand.Photo By carljoseph … [Read more...] about Resawing by Hand We Can All Learn From
Here's a great little addition to the yard a nice and easy project for a Saturday afternoon build. This Japanese support bench can be built with the minimum of tools and supplies.This sweet little bench is from my newly purchased book of simple but stylish woodworking projects, Build Stuff with Wood. It’s straightforward in every way — you can make the bench with a miter saw and a cordless drill using just a few common cedar deck boards and a single box of deck screws. It’s also … [Read more...] about What Is Japanese Support Bench And How Do You Make?
Using my saw today and I thought my arm was going to fall off it was so dull. I went over to YouTube and I found this to be the best video for showing me how to sharpen with tools right in my shop.In the above video, I filmed hand saw maker Tom Calisto sharing a tutorial on how to sharpen new and antique hand saws for woodworking. Sharpening hand saw teeth is a skill that takes time to develop, but a suitable hand saw sharpening job can be done after a couple tries, so … [Read more...] about What Should You Do When Doing A Hand Saw Shapening? Find Out Now
I thought it would be a good time to start thinking about spring and summer, so I came across this website about building outdoor projects https://cutthewood.comMaybe, there is nothing ever better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on a comfortable patio sofa. It may be costly to get that patio sofa, but hand-made furniture is anything but cheap. You don’t need a long list of materials and tools to complete some projects. You can build your own sofa in a day or maybe a day and a … [Read more...] about Don’t Just Sit There! Build A Outdoor Sofa
You finally come to that point in your life when you have your own home, you've settled in for a few years and you start to realize that owning a home requires work. You start to see that regular maintenance is needed and it seemed like it just crept up on you so fast. Here are some of the things that most homeowners will face that can drain your wallet. Here is a good article over at https://www.rd.com that touches on the all the things we forget to pay attention to when owning a … [Read more...] about What the World Would Be Like If Home Maintenances Didn’t Exist
Something I didn't even think of with the different types of woods that I work with that are hazardous to our health. I found this article over at the https://www.woodworkerssource.com/Woodworkers need to take precautions against dust when working with any lumber, whether the wood is domestic or exotic. Wood dust is no good for your lungs or eyes, and some wood dust can also react with your body. Possible reactions include skin rashes, watery eyes, respiratory problems, headaches, … [Read more...] about What Mom Never Told You About Wood Dust