It is much quieter around the house with Susanna and Isabella out of town. My evenings are pretty open without having to juggle getting Isabella to go to bed. Tonight I decided that I would be happier if I did something other than watch a show after dinner, so I headed out to the workshop. … Continue reading Friday night in the workshop
I finished the final two shelves for the bookcase last night. I love the spray finish and spray system. A step that would have taken nearly a week with an oil-based finish can be finished in a couple of hours. When I used a wiping varnish, I had to let the project dry overnight between … Continue reading And… the bookshelf is done (how I love my Earlex spray station)
It seems in the workshop one either needs one or two clamps at a time for a project, or two shops worth of clamps for a glue-up. Never anything in-between. I've had to glue the face frame to the bookshelves in individual pieces because of my limited number of clamps. However, the current arrangement of … Continue reading Never Enough Clamps (or Bookshelves Part 3)
I started a new project this weekend. We are in desperate need of a set of bookshelves for the study - all the books are in boxes on the floor for now (or in the barn). I had been searching the web to find a simple plan that allowed a set of shelves to be … Continue reading Low Cost Bookshelves (part 1).