It's Safety Day! Time to remind ourselves to stay safe in the shop. Here is a quick video to show some of the ways I keep my most valuable tools safe from permanent damage. Be sure to visit the following sites for more safety articles and videos. modernwoodworkersassociation.com tomsworkbench.com
I received a book for Christmas titled "Weekend Woodworker: 101 Projects" or something along those lines. When I saw it I immediately thought "Great! 101 videos." Sadly, many of the projects just aren't something I consider myself interested in making (e.g. silhouettes of old ladies doing yard work). However, my sister-in-law and her family came … Continue reading Make a Bootjack
In this video I show how I apply the first coat of Danish Oil Finish to the coffee table base and top.
In this video I show how I remove the material from the underside of the large base piece without ripping a strip off and gluing back together. The practice is not for the novice woodworker. I also show how I roughly cut out the shape of the base pieces and prepare them for template routing. … Continue reading Rough Shaping and the Base Joint
In this short video I show how I set up for making loose tenon joinery and edge joint for the larger base piece.
In this video I show how I chose the pieces for the base and how to mill a board wider than the capacity of my jointer.
It's a long video but I talk about my design inspiration and how I go about making templates for the base.
Here is a video on the process of surfacing the boards in preparation for gluing to make the top for the coffee table.
This is the second episode in the Coffee Table Build-Off video series. I build a carriage for the router to flatten the boards for the top of my coffee table. Plans for this jig were taken from Fine Woodworking Magazine Issue 222.
This is a video on how I made a christmas ornament from a piece of ash firewood.