Saturday, December 2, 2023

STL304: All roads result in Becksvoort

Shopper does not like shade !

Effectively after some 30 hours of effort, it appears the shopper is not 100% happy.  Simply accomplished stripping, stripping, sanding, sanding…. staining and top-coating a 5′ large, by 9 ft lengthy…

The ornamental carvings of Kristina Madsen

Kristina Madsen will get her carving inspiration from textiles, nature, custom, and a few superb and distinguished mentors. See the outcomes and get an inside view of the method.

Video: Youngsters within the Store – Shaker Step Stool

Watch the youngsters of High quality Woodworking construct their very own variations of a traditional

Query 1:

From Joe:
Each different week I very a lot sit up for this podcast. I particularly benefit from the whimsical music outtros Ben does every now and then.

Within the very close to future, I’m going to start out making Christian Becksvoort’s icon 15-drawer chest as proven in his guide Shaker Inspiration: 5 A long time of High quality Craftsmanship. I’ve seen on this piece, in addition to most of the others in FWW that the underside “rail” has a swish arch. Becksvoort makes it out of three items of wooden with 45-degree miters. I might be ever so grateful if you happen to might please discover out why he makes use of three items somewhat than only one piece of wooden.

Many thanks for all the assistance over time and I sit up for when Anisa has one other video with Becksvoort consuming strawberries and chatting. That was certainly one of my favourite FWW movies.

Berry Choosing with Christian Becksvoort

Affiliate editor Anissa Kapsales goes berry selecting with Christian Becksvoort whereas they focus on Chris’s early days, his new tattoos, his friendship with Nick Offerman, and what the long run has in retailer for the Becksvoorts.

Construct a Bookcase with Doorways

Construction and particulars make the distinction on this Shaker-style case

Query 2:
From Tom:
I’m transforming a bench that belonged to my mom’s cousin who was additionally a woodworker. This was his main bench and loads of furnishings was constructed on it.

Once I flipped the bench high over, there have been three deep mortises lower throughout the bench. These mortises are 1 1/2 ” deep and three/4″ large within the 2 1/4″ thick high. The highest was clearly supposed for another function. I’ve some 2 x 3/4″ onerous maple items that I intend to chop into 3/4″ blocks to connect into these mortises. I plan to connect them in such a manner as to take care of the grain path. For the reason that inventory I’ve is barely 3/4″ I’ll must stack them 2 deep to fill the mortise and I plan to stagger the glue joints.
The questions:
Clearly, I’ve acquired loads of finish grain to finish grain. The glue joint within the backside of the mortise and between the blocks will probably be aspect grain and will probably be very sturdy. However the joint between the blocks and the edges of the mortise will all be finish grain.
Ought to I simply use Titebond and settle for the tip grain joint? Change glues to an epoxy which can work higher with finish grain. One thing else?

Why am I doing this?
I’ve some onerous maple readily available that’s sized virtually completely for the job.

I’ve the bench aside and the highest flipped the wrong way up. If I’m going to do something about it now’s the time.

It appears to me that solely having 3/4″ of wooden above these mortises constitutes a weak spot. Though the whole high rests on the bench body (the highest stretchers are set so the highest rests on all of them the best way across the perimeter from leg to leg) it isn’t more likely to flex and crack. But when it does flex, it’ll be alongside that line of end-grain joints.

Methods to Add Energy and Model to Any Slab

Inlays remodel a flawed slab right into a sturdy murals.

Excessive-flying feather veneer

This intricate-looking sample makes use of a easy, repetitive technique

Query 3:
From James:
Thanks for what you do! I’ve been uncovered to a ton of data and useful data by listening to y’all.
I began sketching out a wall shelf device holder to carry my most used instruments once I stumbled onto a pic of 1 that regarded identical to what I envisioned at The Austin Faculty of Furnishings and Design.
There’s acquired to be a easy reply…
What’s one of the simplest ways to make 2 cabinets aspect by aspect on the identical top? (Pic hooked up – too & backside shelf) Forgive me if my phrases are incorrect. Nonetheless studying. One heart tenon on one shelf, and a double tenon on the opposite so there’s mainly 3 mortises evenly spaced by means of the middle upright? Dowels in both sides – in all probability not as sturdy, however simpler? I’ve at all times prevented cabinets and most furnishings does as effectively. I’m positive it’s that straightforward however as a beginner thought perhaps I’m oversimplifying, or there was a trick I do t know of. Regardless that for me that will probably be stretching my expertise.

Ship-inspired wall shelf

Graduated cabinets and swish symmetry cling on a single stud.

Construct Bookshelves in a Day

Made with easy housed lap joints, this knockdown unit is engineered for stability and speedy meeting.

Listener advice:
From Declan:
I stumbled throughout a present on HBOMax just lately referred to as “The Craftsman”. The present is a couple of grasp craftsman by the identify of Eric Holonbeck (SP) a man in his 70s from Eureka California who does some AMAZING work with gear that’s older than himself. (Peddle-powered scroll saws, a single cross shaper that makes molded picket gutters out of 4×4, and plenty of different loopy stuff). It’s form of scary to observe them in use …. security just isn’t an enormous deal …. no security glasses, no respirators, no noticed push instruments, and palms are scarily near the enterprise finish of the machine, it’s like working a suspense thriller about woodworking …. effectively definitely worth the watch.

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