Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Flattening jig

I'm making a slab hall table & thought I'd try using the Offerman router jig on FWW. Flattening a surface too wide for the jointer or planer comes up now & then. This method does an excellent job flattening a surface. but I need to figure out some form of dust collection, it sprays dust everywhere, leaving a full shop cleanup in it's wake.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Picnic Table

The picnic table. 8 footer. ready for a serious apres-ski picnic party. and I think it makes my deck look bigger.

Picnic Table WIP

Somebody said aluminum was difficult to weld. but they were lying. it's EXTREMELY difficult. My welds range from very ugly to reasonably poor. but definitely improving. This is an aluminum & cedar table & benches that i'd designed ages ago with my skills being the stumbling block. The aluminum has been cut & sitting in the shop for over a year (throughout the shop reno) & and whenever I'd see it or have to move it (yet again) I would hang my head in shame & promise myself to do better. nice to finally have it on the bench.

Cubby shelf

Here's a couple pics of a small wall mounted shelf I made as a gift for a buddy. thought he might find a use for it at his fly tying bench. Catalpa (that dan may recognise) & black walnut.