Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Large movable lumber rack/cart

I finished my shop wall bump-out minus some drywall on the inside.  I up-cycled the old wall and made this lumber cart.  This was a much needed addition to the shop.  It has casters but it's pretty heavy and not very easy to move.

I need to add another row of these half shelves.

Storage for sheet goods.

Storage for tiny stuff and things that roll.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Shop update

Projects have slowed because I received approval from management to expand my shop by about 4'.  As you can see from the picture below, my shop is a disaster area.

Here's the new wall.  Thanks Dad for helping me stud this out.

The electrical from the wall still needs attention.

Old wall left (still somewhat standing), new wall right.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Rustic bar stool #4

Here's another stool I made.  Minus a table saw, planer, jointer, chop saw and band saw, this was done completely by hand.  I shaped the seat, legs, and cross members with spoke shaves.  The stool is quite comfortable and very light even though it's made from Oak.  I ebonized the wood with my vinegar/steel wool mixture which gives it the black tone.

Unfortunately this one doesn't 'match' the others so it's on to rustic bar stool #5...

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Work stool

Stand-up desks are all the rage at work.  There's supposed to be all kinds of health benefits, you stay more alert, etc, etc.  I moved desks at work so I'm trying it for the time being.  We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, a co-worker uses a stand-up desk and his china made stool broke into pieces.  Fortunately no one was hurt.  The top part was still good so I made a new base.

The legs are made from a nice tuba-for.

The dowel cross members have a walnut wedge to hold the joint tight.  These are super strong.