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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Reclaimed wood

    by Steve Newman     Wednesday, September 28, 2011
    Black Cherry, resawn from a floor joist. Quartersawn White Oak, from a barn rafter. Glued up the Cherry into a panel, cut handles in the QSWO , and miter the corners. Wood came from an old garage that was torn down, my cost was just the gas to hual the...
  • Sofa table, from an old water bed frame?

    by Steve Newman     Friday, December 3, 2010
    Yep. I had three pieces from an old water bed frame out in the garage. Since i rent the place, I have no idea how old this bed was. It wasthere in the garage when I moved in 7 years ago. Daughter wanted a Sofa Table built, but didn't have any cash...
  • A "Windsor Style" Quilt rack.

    by Steve Newman     Saturday, December 11, 2010
    I had some scrap wood around the shop, a couple 2xs from a pallet, some pine and Poplar slats, and a "need' to make a quilt rack. I turned two end posts from one of the pallet's 'runners', and bandsawed a few other parts. Four 'feet"...
  • a simple Table

    by Steve Newman     Saturday, December 4, 2010
    Another table style i like to make, this one a Shaker Style table. About 24"x 24" top, a small, simple drawer, and some hand tapered legs. The drawer does not even use dovetails (too small) so just some rabbets are used. Aprons are joined to...
  • Homemade table saw fence

    by Steve Newman     Tuesday, March 1, 2011
    With just three pieces of scrap wood. The oak cleat rides on this Dewalt Jobsite Tablesaw's fence rail. The plywood triangle has a factory edge and a square corner. I clamp these two to the saw, aligning with a miter slot. Once everything is squared...
  • 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...
  • Plank Table

    by Steve Newman     Monday, December 26, 2011
    The "Other Half" wanted a small Prep table for the kitchen. I had a plank of Oak out in the shop about 13-1/2' wide. I clean the old boy up, trimmed off the beveled edges to get things down to fit my 12-1/2" planer. I had a few other...
  • New Computer Desk

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, May 13, 2012
    Old one was getting a bit beat up, one grandBRAT needed a desk for HIS computer. Decided to make a new bottomhalf, and just re-use the small hutch from the old one. It seems that I have a supply of Beech, and Oak, from that old garage that fell down....
  • 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..
  • 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...
  • Tool chest for the Dungeon Shop

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, April 6, 2014
    Not really a blog, this time. Will IF someone wants to read it. Needed a chest to store most of my handtools. Had four planks of Black Walnut, and a few of Pine. Using a set of already done Sycamore boards that were raised panel by a handplane as a guide...
  • Chest of Cedar

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, June 12, 2011
  • 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
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