The Woodshop Shed

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

January 2021
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
         
           


Dining Room Table

Furnished content.
(from Lumberjocks.com)


Dining Room Table Finally finished a table for our dining room. We needed something smaller than a standard table so I convinced my wife to let me give it a go. She wanted something about kitchen counter height so we could use the seats we had been using at the counter. The table is 3 feet square made of curly maple. Legs Re pine painted white, all mortise and tenon joints. I'm pleased with how solid it turned out. The hole in the center, I went thru a pile of ideas from some kind of inlay to acrylic pour with river rocks. We settled on having a custom stained glass made at a local shop that will fit in the hole. I'll update pictures when it's finished. I used a lite cherry stain on the maple, I showed my wife several finish choices, and the cherry is what she liked. Gloss poly on top.Chris



Read more here

posted at: 12:01am on 19-Jan-2021
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



River Dining Table

Furnished content.
(from Lumberjocks.com)


River Dining TableMy first river table made from Horse Chestnut on the outside and Elm through the middle.



Read more here

posted at: 12:01am on 19-Jan-2021
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



Shop-made Air Filtration System (1500 cfm; ACH 20)

Furnished content.
(from Lumberjocks.com)


Shop-made Air Filtration System (1500 cfm; ACH 20)Supplies: Furnace blower (second hand); scrap ply
Consumables: Pre-Filters – Merv 5 (MPR 300) & MERV 7 (MPR 600); Filters – Merv 11 & 12 (MPR 1000 & 1500)Key parameters:Furnace blower: Rated for about 1500 cfm
Air changes per hour (2 car-garage; 8' ceiling): 20 (6 is the recommended minimum number)
Noise Level: About 80 dB at exit; 60 dB at workbench (NIOSH recommended exposure limit is below 85)
(Source: https://www.filtrete.ca/3M/en_CA/filtrete-ca/filtrete-science/mpr-vs-merv/#chart)An example for comparison with a commercial system: https://www.globalindustrial.ca/p/tools/woodworking/dust-control/afs-1200-air-filtration?infoParam.campaignId=T9F&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5PjjwNam7gIVvh-tBh1F0QkEEAYYAyABEgJfgPD_BwE



Read more here

posted at: 12:01am on 19-Jan-2021
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



New Deck, Fence and Trim

Furnished content.
(from Lumberjocks.com)


New Deck, Fence and TrimHad a large selection of those scratchy type of evergreen bushes taking over the front of my house. They were planted 30 years ago and were terrible looking, most were eight to ten feet tall. After taking four large trailer loads to the landfill, I was left with the biggest selection of trash and other crap that ended up under them over the years. The space was 12 X 30 feet in size. Decided to put up a fence four feet out from the house for a work way and build a small deck for my wife. I used the better grade of cedar fencing, a lot of 8 foot 4X4 posts and a lot of 2X4s for the fence. All post and 2X wood was the treated type. The deck was made with 2X8s with all kinds of bracing under it. The top was the plastic that looked like wood. I then realized the original deck looked like crap now, so went ahead and put new trim around it also. Everything was then sprayed heavily with a wood sealer, It will eventually darken to match the deck. I used around 15 lbs of weatherproof screws of different sizes. I will now build planters and other things to border and fill in the open space. I will also have to plant grass in the area outside the given area to cover where the bushes killed it out. My wife has all kind of ideas for this area, lucky me. She will also be putting, ( meaning me ), various things on the fence. We have decided this will be my last large project I will do, am getting to old and my body with the new hip doesn't recover as quick anymore. The last picture is what it looked like right after taking the bushes out. I never thought of taking a picture with the bushes still there. Mel



Read more here

posted at: 12:00am on 18-Jan-2021
path: /Woodworking | permalink | edit (requires password)

Comments:
0 comments, click here to add the first



January 2021
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
         
           


Promoted by Feed Shark





RSS (site)  RSS (path)

ATOM (site)  ATOM (path)

Categories
 - blog home

 - Announcements  (0)
 - Annoyances  (0)
 - For_Sale  (0)
 - Home_and_Garden  (0)
 - Humor  (0)
 - Industry_News  (0)
 - Massachusetts_USA  (0)
     - Swansea  (0)
 - Notices  (0)
 - Observations  (0)
 - Oddities  (0)
 - Privacy  (1)
 - Reading  (0)
     - Books  (0)
     - Ebooks  (0)
     - Magazines  (0)
     - Online_Articles  (0)
 - Reviews  (1)
 - Rhode_Island_USA  (0)
     - Providence  (0)
 - Shop  (0)
 - Shop_Improvements  (2)
 - Woodworking  (4418)
     - Projects  (2)
     - Resources  (3)
     - Techniques  (179)
     - Tips  (0)
     - Videos  (7)


Archives
 -2021  January  (56)
 -2020  December  (87)
 -2020  November  (84)
 -2020  October  (87)
 -2020  September  (83)
 -2020  August  (86)
 -2020  July  (87)
 -2020  June  (89)
 -2020  May  (91)
 -2020  April  (87)
 -2020  March  (90)
 -2020  February  (84)
 -2020  January  (90)


My Sites

 - Millennium3Publishing.com

 - SponsorWorks.net

 - ListBug.com

 - TextEx.net

 - FindAdsHere.com

 - VisitLater.com