I tried using the rasp to just waste the strip away but it was taking too long.. so, the flush cut saw to the rescue.
Tagged: , DIY , Mailbox , Cedar , saw , tools , Wood Working
Clamps are so cool. I finally splurged and bought 4 mini-clamps, and boy do they make work so much more efficient!
The saw with the green handle is a Japanese-style rip/crosscut saw. Japanese saw cuts on a pull stroke and makes quick work of these cedar planks.
Tagged: , DIY , Mailbox , Cedar , clamps , saw , tools , Wood Working
The microplane. Nowadays everyone knows it as a tool in the kitchen to give you kickass citrus zest and papery-thin cheese.
Who remembers that this started out as a kickass rasp for woodworking? I do. What else? That said rasp has two holes at either end so to be accepted in a 12" hacksaw frame so you have a wicked rasp!
This is so cool.
Tagged: , DIY , Mailbox , Cedar , toolmonger , microplane , rasp , hacksaw , tools , Wood Working
Made this 18 years ago for my brother in laws birthday, he actually re stained the piece with darker stain, not my choice, I like the original clear oil stain,
I love how that woodgrain pops. the tiles are Granite,
It is all cedar, poured cement mixture to the top and I inlay little dragonflies and fish with pebbles,
That was before I built my pond, my love for Dragonflies started from a childhood in Greece,
Photo is scanned from film camera.
Tagged: , Woodworking , Mosaic , Masonry , Granite tiles , Stones , Inlay , Pebbles , Woodwork , Barbecue cart , Outdoor furniture , Granite , Cedar , Present , Birthday present , Cement , Scan
Inspired by the designs of Pasadena architects Charles and Henry Greene, the craftsman contractors led by Scandinavian woodworkers John and Peter Hall cut, turned, joined, carved, and hand-rubbed 17 species of wood into the house and furnishings considered one of the greatest achievements in American architecture and craftsmanship.
Custom furniture: gamblehouse.org/design-without-compromise/
Tagged: , Crafts , California , Pasadena , Gamble , House , home , bungalow , Greene , hearth , oak , redwood , cedar , fireplace , glass , stained , table , leaded , USC , built-ins , Arts , preservation , historic , preserved , vase , flowers , bench , cabinet , lights , frieze , carved , carving , beams , joinery , mantel , rug , carpet , walnut , panels , paneling , inlay , lighting , fixtures , woodworking , Scandinavian , Hall , Peter , John