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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Floating top able

    by Steve Newman     Wednesday, November 10, 2010
    A pine table with a "floating top". Tapered legs done with just a handplane. Drawer front's grain matches the grain in the front apron, since it was cut out from that board. ***-beading around drawer opening fills in the saw kerf. Top is...
  • What to do with an extra board?

    by Steve Newman     Thursday, November 18, 2010
    When i made that Floating top table, I had an extra 1x8x6' pine board. Needed a small project for this board. I came up with a "chair' of sorts, called a "Pouting Chair". Although this one would be a bit small, one could put a doll...
  • A look into my shop's tools

    by Steve Newman     Friday, November 19, 2010
    Just some of the toys I make do with My "big" drill press The "Frankensaw", two craftsman tablesaws were used to make this saw. One a broke trunion saw, the other a "parts" saw home made router table, with fence my two bandsaws...
  • Build a Quilt Rack, Windsor style

    by Steve Newman     Saturday, November 13, 2010
    Glue ups with some of the arms in place Parts, two top rails, a spindle shaped, a foot and an arm Fitted up, posts were turned on on my lathe Some stain and a coat of varnish
  • Old water bed=new sofa table

    by Steve Newman     Saturday, November 13, 2010
    glue-ups, end view Top and bottom shelf added All the parts, but the plywood shelf from water bed frames, to this Which's Brew Walnut stain. Size is 16" wide(top) by 48" long, with the legs at 32" high. About a weekend's work.
  • more from that chest of drawers

    by Steve Newman     Saturday, November 13, 2010
    Details of the end panels and the top's frame the 'wood pile', from old barn siding, most of this went into the end panels Drawer construction, just dovetails on the fronts, with a dado for the backs Corner joint for the top's frame. That...
  • Reclaimed lumber

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, November 14, 2010
    Picked up some boards that were thrown away at a remodel project down the street and I needed a railing for a front porch and ripped a few boards down for the slatsto make this railing just a screw at the top and bottom, and then some white paint: Cost...
  • pip of tables

    by Steve Newman     Saturday, November 13, 2010
    Just a few pictures of that floating Top table.
  • How I build a chest of drawers

    by Steve Newman     Saturday, November 13, 2010
    end panels web frames details of the frames face frames and drawers. Top in place Details of top's frame, showing a center stretcher. Plywood top sits in the rabbet around the edges. More to follow later...
  • Chopping a mortise..by hand

    by Steve Newman     Thursday, December 9, 2010
    At least that's the way I do them. I cut the tenons first, and then use them to layout the locations on the mortises. Once I've mark where they will be, I use a Marking guage to mark the sides of the mortise. Next, I use a narrow chisel to start...
  • Mersman Table: reborn from the trashpile

    by Steve Newman     Wednesday, June 5, 2013
    Ok, found an old table in a trash pile awhile back. Top was in layers, two of the aprons had split apart. Legs were...Ok. Tore the mess apart, leaving behind a bunch of bugs. Saved two aprons, and all for legs. Even saved the hardware,covered in rust...
  • cheap table part three

    by Steve Newman     Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Somehow, I don't like this set up used for pictures. Where was I? Ok, I guess i will just show the completed project, and the Chair it was supposed to match. Chair was my Grandma's, now belongs to my Daughter. let me know if you like it..
  • Old Pin-nic Table

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, November 7, 2010
    That I re-cycled into a TV Table. I had about eight pieces of 2x6s from an old, non-treated Pin-nic table. I re-sawed some into useful pieces, cross-cut others into a top. The wood turned out to be redwood. The style requested was to be a "Mission...
  • Lap Desk

    by Steve Newman     Wednesday, June 5, 2013
    From reclaimed barn wood? I had an old plank of the stuff, and needed a project to build. Decided to just "wing it" and make a lap desk, using just the boards on hand. Plank had a nice angle crack running the length of the piece. Sawed to get...
  • Workbench build in an Afternoon?

    by Steve Newman     Tuesday, April 8, 2014
    Some of the pictures of this little pjoject. That stepladder served as a bench during the build. The patio table held the few tools i used for this. The saw is an old Craftsman 7-1/4" all-metal circular saw, and a couple hand saws. Visegrip finger...