5/29/2014 0 Comments
In preparation for a new shop space I purchased a new Makita MAC2400 air compressor! I was able to get a 50ft hose with it as well. I got a great deal on it and I'm really excited to use it on upcoming project work. The worst part now is having to wait a month before we move into the new place and then I'll be able to set up shop. This compressor is one of the higher rated compressors made for smaller contractors that have to move around from job site to job site.. It's roughly 80lbs but small enough to move with little hassle.
My brother-in-law has had one for many years since he first started out in his contracting business. He has given me a few testimonials about it and how great it is for frequent and infrequent use.
I'm stoked! Now to pick up some air compressor oil and stare at the box until we move.. Why did I do this to myself? Haha
Thanks for checking out my work and following my explorations with woodwork!
5/23/2014 0 Comments
A bit of a hiatus..
I've got a few big projects in the works to be completed in my shop. Why is this news you ask? Well, my wife and I are moving to a new house in just under a month. I'll finally, after 5 years, have my own garage/shop to work in! I'm super stoked!
Next is to complete a few smaller projects and begin design work on a farmers' market storage system - this is going to be HUGE!!. It's all custom designed and developed only for this company. This is a very large project that will take a few months to develop and build as I tool up my new shop and get things going.. I'll have lots to post this summer! Stay frosted and thanks for continuing to check out my work!
I'll post progress and development here, on Instagram and on Facebook...
5/21/2014 0 Comments
Swamp Ash Bowl
Here's a bowl made of swamp ash! I really like the grain of the wood on this bowl. It's finished with linseed oil and beeswax so you can definitely put some M&M's in this bowl on your coffee table. Please contact me if you're interested in acquiring this bowl. Thanks for checking out my work!
Here are some maple Christmas ornaments cut on the scroll saw! This experiment turned out quite nicely I'd say! This is a great project to get rid of some larger dimensional scraps that don't really have a purpose beyond your back yard fire pit... I'm going to be giving these away to some special people that won't know they're getting one. I look forward to seeing a few smiles I hope ;). Thanks for checking out my work!
Here's another experiment I made with a bunch of different hardwood species scraps I have collected. It's amazing how they accumulate so quickly while you work on other projects. These coasters have maple, rosewood, Purple Heart, walnut, Paduk, cherry and white oak in them. I made a large block by gluing random pieces together and planing it down to ensure that it became a large square. I then sliced 1cm thick pieces on my chop saw to make a few sets. Sanding took awhile and required a little rigging to get my palm sander to stay stationary while I sanded the the surfaces and edgest to make them smooth. I finished them with an outdoor grade varathane - 2 coats. The stands are maple with 1/4" dowel scraps. I'm really loving the opportunity to build random projects with scrap pieces left over from other projects. Thanks for checking out my work!
5/14/2014 3 Comments
Myrtle and Maple Band Saw Box
Here's a bandsaw box I made! It's very similar to another one I built a few months ago. The customer asked me to make another so she could use it as a part of a set! It looks pretty good in the photos and looks much more impressive in your hand! I turned the drawer pull using a piece of scrap birds eye maple. Thanks for checking out my work!
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