The Woodshop Shed

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

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floor vase

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floor vasebuilt this piece a couple months ago but let it sit because I couldn't decide how to finish it. Normally I would never stain a project but this piece (maple) had a couple of unsightly grain patterns and just seemed plain and dull. It needed something. So kinda on impulse I stained it with ebony (oil base) and came up with a celtic knot pattern to chip carve in it. sprayed on a few coats of satin lacquer. Not real thrilled with it but at least it's finally finished. 27”h x 14”d. Notice in the last pic another one slightly thinner. This was made from the inside cuts of the first one. Still got a lot of sanding to do on it. Not yet sure how to finish it but it won't be black.



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James McNabb inspired Cityscape Sculpture

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James McNabb inspired Cityscape SculptureJames McNabb inspired Cityscape SculptureA really fun project I did this past year during COVID lockdown.
- I used Mahogany, Fir, Cedar, Walnut, Maple, White Oak, Red Oak, cherry, ... I can't remember what else haha but I tried to give it some natural random color and contrast. I finished it with Odie's Oil to help the wood figure pop.To get the cut angle, I created a hold down jig for my table saw and cut each piece at 5 degrees (360 / 72 pieces = 5 degrees)Clamped everything together with a ratchet strap and I sanded the final glue-up to a circle with a temporary jig on my edge sander.I enjoyed the puzzle and challenge of figuring out how to make this. I love the end result and by design it was the perfect fit for my bookshelf centrepiece.Backlit with colour changing Nanoleaf lighting is great at night time.Cheers



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Drawer Dividers & Sliding Tray

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Drawer Dividers & Sliding TrayGetting my shop drawers organized!We've all been there: you open up a drawer only to find a giant mess. Not only is it disorganized but there's actually a lot of wasted vertical space. So I decided to make some DIY drawer organizers and build these simple drawer dividers with an upper-level sliding tray for extra storage.All made from 1/4 inch plywood and assembled with a friction fit, no fasteners. I also used glue and brad nails for the sliding tray.The funny thing is that even though the drawer has as much stuff in it as it had before, it seems much more spacious and I can easily see where everything is. And there's even room left to add in a little more.You can watch the build video HERE
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