Entry Hall Coat Rack - Shelves

After a short hiatus for holiday visitors, winter weather, and such, we are back on the entry hall coat rack project. Made the upper and lower shelves, fitted and assembled onto the sides...

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Sola Deo Gloria

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.  (John 3:16-17  NKJV)


Pizza Peel

I recently made a pizza peel for our sweet daughter Hannah for her birthday!  I think she likes it!  :)

I used some walnut and hard maple, and I finished it with 3 rubbed-in coats of Tried and True Original (polymerized linseed oil + beeswax).

(Thanks to Mark Spagnuolo, the Wood Whisperer for the inspiration on the design.)

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For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.    John 3:16 NKJV

Sola Deo Gloria

 


Grampa's Workshop 3.0

We had a third rendition of Grampa's workshop with our grandson E during a recent Christmas visit.! This nice diligent young man did a great job making some smartphone stands out of cherry, red oak, and a hard maple/purpleheart combo.

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Chair Reupholstery

So, while we were visiting our friends the F family in Michigan, they treated us to a tour of the preserved/restored Victorian era Cappon House in Holland. Very interesting!

While we were looking through one room, we found out that some of the chairs there had been re-upholstered during the restoration process by our friend Dan F! He told us about having to specially spec and manufacture the fabric to match the original, fasten with authentic tacks, etc.  I have never done furniture upholstery, but I admire the craftsmanship it must have taken  him to do that work.

Dan owns and operates his family upholstery business from a shop that sits on their home property in nearby South Haven, MI.
Many thanks to him and his family for the enjoyable visit and to the Lord for providentially crossing our paths. 😊

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Amish Workbench

While our family was traveling to visit some friends, we stopped along the way in Shipshewana, Indiana, an Amish community, to do a little touring and browsing. As we were going through Davis Mercantile, I happened upon this old Amish workbench on display on the top floor. It apparently had been used to help build the large timber-framed structure that DM is built around.

Look at that tail vise! I assume they had the bench turned facing against the railing to keep curious woodworkers (ahem) from playing with the vise too much.   :)

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Entry Hall Coat Rack - End Pieces

Having cut out and milled the rough blanks for all the parts, I now moved to making and shaping the end pieces,which will hold the whole coat rack together.

  • Cut the dadoes and rabbets.
  • Counterbored and drilled shank holes.
  • Cut the curved shapes on the bandsaw, cleaned them up with a drum sander, hand rasp, and two grits of sandpaper.
  • Routed 1/8" roundovers on the edges, then did some clean-up sanding.

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Dining Table - Finished!

Final delivery/assembly of Jonathan's farmhouse dining table; praise the Lord!   :)

 

Hannah and Deb helped wrap up the table top to be transport-ready:

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Some visiting friends from the F family provided some much appreciated help to deliver the top to Jonathan's house:

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Assembling the apron and legs to the top:

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Table all assembled and standing in place:

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Next Project Preview

While I'm preparing to deliver the completed dining table to my son's house, here is a sneak preview of my next project:

An entry hall coat rack I will be building for some friends. 😊

The design is inspired by a plan from an older issue of Woodsmith magazine. I have just started procuring some materials, including 22 board-feet of 4/4 red oak.

Looking forward to diving in; will keep you all posted!

 

Hall coat rack

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Dining Table - Finishing Up

Final work on Jonathan's dining table - LOTS of sanding, then applying the finish, which is GF EnduroVar with a few drops of coffee brown dye to warm it up a bit.

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Next up, and finally - delivery and final assembly!   :)