The Woodshop Shed

adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

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Model Train Shelf

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Model Train ShelfMade these shelves to display G scale model trains for a guy. I made 5- 48” wide and 2- 36” wide.
Truss parts are made from poplar and the shelf is alder. Used air assisted spray can lacquer for the finish.



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Bedside Table #2

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Bedside Table #2This is the second table produced for our new bedroom set of furniture. This post includes the hardware already attached (first table posted did not ) and I included an upgrade of over-travel drawer glides. Also, this table is slightly larger as the top is 16”x 24” instead of the other one which was 14”x 24”. Since this one will be on my wife's side of the bed, I figured she would need more room for stuff than I would. Funny how changing 1 measurement to the top piece has a trickle down effect and requires changing many, many more measurements to the aprons, spindle spacing, bottom shelf, etc.Assembly is mostly mortise and tenon style with dowel rod pins for added stability (shown in picture 3). I love the draw-boring technique because it requires very little (if any) glue, and makes me feel like a old school craftsman. Funny, coming from and guy who embraces new technology like laser engravers and CNC machines.The last picture shows its final location, and the area that I am considering using making a headboard for out of this Wormy Chestnut that I recently came across. I'm on the fence about using it because I'm not sure if it will look like a cool accent/focal piece, or just look awkwardly out of place. I would only have enough to do the headboard, and the rest of the bed frame would be filled in with oak. I'm thinking the grain looks very similar, but the color would definitely be darker due to the age of the wood.Thanks for looking, as always comments welcome and questions answered!



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walnut etargere

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walnut etargereI made this walnut and maple etagere shelf unit earlier this year for the upcoming show season. upper and Lower cabinet are made with domino reinforced miters . Pin latch and inlay are maple. Integrated handle on the upper drawer box was done on tablesaw similar to how you would make cove moulding. This piece will debut next weekend (May 11,12) in Bethesda MD at the Bethesda fine arts festival.



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Pen Display for Dad

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Pen Display for DadFor Christmas I made my dad this 5-piece Pen Set and didn't have enough time leftover to make a case for them. His birthday is on Monday, and he will be turning the big seven-oh (70), so I took some time to put this together for him. I have a hard time getting him presents because he never wants to use gifts or replace anything he has. For example, my sister brought him home some candy from the middle east 14 years ago, and he still hasn't eaten it because he doesn't want to ruin the wrapper. So being that I am a home made gift giver, this seemed like a good idea.Full disclosure, I purchased the blank acrylic as a set from Rockler , which made the build go a lot quicker. However, I wanted to personalize it so I engraved the pieces before assembly with his name on top (Rocco L. Santucci) and the phrase on the bottom “Thanks for helping me write the story of my life”. I don't think that's a famous quote or anything, but given the application, I thought it to be a fitting phrase. I know that sometimes engraving on acrylic or glass can produce a “shadow” effect, so I had to mirror the text on the bottom and engraved the underside of the bottom piece to avoid that. I tried to show that in picture #3, but i'm not sure if you can see it or not.After engraving each piece, I assembled it and locked the screws in with some CA glue. I had to drill and countersink the mounting holes to be able to attach it to the piece of walnut, which in hindsight I should have done before assembly as I bumped the top piece with the chuck of my drill press (oops) and it left a mark.The last picture shows the old man in all his glory, at the Pirates game from last night. The Pirates are a terribly professional sports franchise, but going to the park to see a game is one of his favorite things to do. I have probably been to over a hundred Pirates games in my life and never once caught a homerun ball or a foul ball. Well last night we got crushed by the A's, but I caught not 1, but 2 foul balls and was able to give him an early birthday present.Thanks for stopping in and looking, and as always comments are welcome



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Mid century style serving tray

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Mid century style serving trayMCM style serving tray from scrap walnut. Hand painted and sanded recklessly for used look. The truly vintage brass drawer pulls were the only cost. Ready for a t.v. dinner?



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My new bowl pattern for scroll saw

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My new bowl pattern for scroll sawMy newest bowl pattern
I love making them
You can find pattern here
https://www.etsy.com/egwoodmade/listing/689742718
recommended size is 21*21 cm



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Secret Compartment Walnut Tissue Box

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Secret Compartment Walnut Tissue Box I was looking for some walnut with a crack or knot in it so I could add some turquoise stone and glow in the dark granules in the void. I found this slab with a knot at the Woodcraft store for 2 buck a pound. I bought a few pieces and made this tissue box with it. Some of the walnut was a lighter sap wood but I used it anyway.
This box has my internal safety latch and the secret compartment is made of maple and lined with felt.
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To see how the safety latch works check out my YouTube video a previous box I made.I had my wife turn of the shop lights so we could see how the glow stone looked. It's hard to see in this video gif but it did look very cool in the shop!
Hope you like it!
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Applewood Gift Boxes

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Applewood Gift  BoxesDuring the winter of 2017 I had a coworker bring me some apple logs from his moms yard that went down during a bad wind storm. This is the first time I ever had logs processed into boards. When I got the kiln dried logs back there was quite a bit of twist & cupping in the boards.The saving grace is that I plan on using the applewood for smaller projects. I had to make a new taper jig and planer sled to get the apple into usable shape. After machining into the final dimensions and letting them set I had to hit all the edge miters a second time with my Lie-Nielsen #62 LA.I personalized the boxes with names and college mascots. One was for a 40th birthday present the other was a going away gift. The natural voids were filled with diamond dust epoxy. I finished with one coat GF seal-a-cell and multiple coats of arm-r-seal.Overall I am very happy with the character of the wood & the fact I was able to wrap the grain around all 4 corners. I have since read the apple is not the easiest to work with.Thanks for looking.Bill in MI



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Medium Maloof Chairs

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Medium Maloof ChairsI am not sure what happend to posting my Medium Maloof chairs, I made them in Mar Apr 2017 but it seems I never posted the finished items as a project.
Medium being able to seat an adult or a child but not being suitable to sit at a dining table with them.
I didnt realise until today when I went to comment on Bob Kassemeyer's Rocking Chair.So here they are most of the information relating to the construction is contained within the blog.So where are they today?
2x have gone to Grandkids in Menai Sydney NSW.
1x Is still sitting on our verandah awaiting collection from my wifes friend Estela who created all this work for me!
1 x I have stashed away, nobody is getting their hands on it, .... I am gunna sit on it



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