nothing big, decided since its brick, not going to start anything big until it warms up a bit.
Ive been making a lot of scrap wood projects. spun some pens, bottle stopper. Made a few cutting boards, nothing new or exciting.
Havent posted any projects, so figured I share some silly things Im working on.
Been feeling crappy, and the cold temps haven't let me continue.
My one big project, is I decided after looking at the built in cabs I put upstairs, is that I want to finish off and make tops.
My entire purpose of making the built ins, was to challenge myself with something a bit tougher for me.
angled cabs with angled face frames, and most difficult challenge for me, making doors with my cope and stick router set.
will probably have to make an angled coping sled, and the measurements, have to be perfect, not close, but perfect, figured it will be my own personal nightmare, but its only wood, and Ill practice on scrap wood until I figure it out.
I was off maybe 1/2 inch on the cabinet boxes, but face frames and molding to accommodate uneven slanted ceiling will cover that up. these were the bottom cabs I finished. the left cabinet will have some crown molding attached since it wont be right flush against ceiling.fixed shelves, made them so I can reach them, they are too high for my wife, will just be storage for seasonal clothes.(or just stay empty)
Im making a mailbox out of Spanish cedar, with the few short pieces I had left from when I made Larry a set of Adirondack chairs, didn't toss the few 10 inch pieces I had left. Now I have a use for them.
Im making a magazine holder out of some short pieces of the mystery wood I had laying around for years.
Planed it down to 1/2 inch, haven't been able to do much assembly on these two small projects, its just too cold out there.
Should have them both together ready for some finish by the weekend. really doesn't look like much except a pile of glued up wood and some cut pieces.
no need to show another cutting board or pen.
I finally decided to let go of the ends which were just too cracked/checked of the ribboned sapele I had, it was all 12/4, I used whatever I could for my dining chairs, the rest was too gone.
I took out a piece of the cracked sapele, and some other pieces of fire wood, nothing bigger than a few inches, and decided to make a piece of what I like to call American folk art. You can call it what you like, junk, childs play, but to me, its nautical folk art.
I had fun shaping the hull and dowels, well, I have tons of them from a failed attempt at a wine rack I once tried.(they weren't hardwood dowels, and didn't handle drilling well)
so heres some pics of where Im at.
the sailboat is done. old pillow case for sail, kite string for the small rigging. the oil finish I used didn't really take well in the ice cold garage, but Im leaving it. Its just a shelf piece, and I kinda like it.sometimes ya just gotta have fun, not worry so much about making a master project. sorry, forgot to clean off the dust from 320 grit sanding to smooth out the oil. before I shot pic.