Friday, December 14, 2012

up to date

i seem to be getting regular time in the shop lately. it's nice.

my bandsaw motor stopped working the other day, which prompted a bit of a rethink of how my machines were set up. the bandsaw and table saw used to share a stand. they sit on separate stands now, with better casters. this configuration is actually smaller then the 'one stand' option, even with an outfeed table on the table saw. they're made from elm that was reclaimed from a piano. even got a new motor for the bandsaw.

'new' 3/4 hp motor for the bandsaw

i also have 90% of the substrates laid up for a new cabinet. this is going to be a liquor cabinet, wall hung, with maple and zebrano parquetry. this one is posing a few design conundrums, but i'll get to those in due time. lumber core door, and the rest of the part are plywood core.

the front door will drop down, and serve as a work area
side view showing a bit of shape

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

82" x 150"

my wife and i recently moved to kingston, ontario. nice town, lots of limestone and big trees. oaks and elms and beech. big lake, too.

this means that i have a new shop space. we are renting a place downtown, and i'm lucky enough to have a back porch that i can work out of. 82" x 150". this shop has windows and a outside door. lovely upgrades.

12" bandsaw, 4" jointer, 8" table saw, 13" drill press, 12" planer. tight.

i stored all the big gear at my parents house in new brunswick.

bench area with wall hung tools.

new bandsaw. dion foundry works, from hamilton, ontario.
it's fun to open the window to joint long pieces. 
using the planer makes me feel japanese. 

Friday, March 30, 2012

new man crush

jere osgood.
what lovely furniture.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

keeping a record

i've got a new project on the go while i wait on the upholstery for the ottoman.

this one is different for me in a few ways. first, it's being made for claire and i specifically. second, i'm using some commercial veneer.

we've long needed a place to file our papers, so i'm combining this with a record cabinet.

it's been fun working with commercial veneer. just fun to learn some new techniques.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

x marks the spot

i've been working on a small project lately, and it's starting to come together.

a little foot stool/ottoman. walnut. i will need to either get it upholstered, or get a sewing machine.

i've also got a stack of veneers ready for thicknessing, but my planer seems to like eating them too much. they are for a liquor cabinet that i've been planning.