Finally able to catch up on some #instahustle from the past few weeks. The little beauty went to an awesome client looking for a special piece that was just a little distressed and beachy. He decided on our Xara console table at 4 1/2’, he loved it! #neverwintercd
Finished! This was a ton of fun to make. Inspired by antique sailboats, I wanted to give this a nautical feel, and I hope it shows. The base is roasted maple, with a mix of purpleheart and black walnut. This lamp is for sale, so message me for details. I will be working on my website soon enough. Now, on to my to-do list...
And my @kregjig work center is complete !!! I painted all the cabinets and shelves white and put two coats of shellac on the tops. I then got odd looks from the Lowes employee as I waved a @kregjig clamp up and down the blue paint swatches til I found what I thought was the best match! (Olympic paint, Planetarium if any one is interested!) Cut my face frames and dawned them with said paint, and tacked em up! I ran power through a switch and a ten foot cord so anywhere the center lands in my shop I can just plug it in and power the foreman and the vac! I am overly excited about the work center, and I can not wait to use it!!!! If anyone is interested in my plans, DM me! Thanks for following!
Every time I see my #chakteviga#minimallet made by my friend Jodee over at @inspirewoodcraft I am “inspired” to keep working hard and focus on pursuing excellence in the small details. Do you have something you keep around the shop for inspiration? Who or what challenges you to be a better maker? #inspiredwoodworking#tysonmoorebuilds .
By the way, it is small enough to fit inside the head of one of my mallets if I ever wanted it to. Not that I would, but that’s awesome! 👌🏼
So last weekend I went over to a repeat clients home(the owner of a notoriously well known local dog daycare, who’ve I’ve kept good relations with since moving on from when I worked there) with intentions to install a tv swivel mount and tv along with laying down a little over 415sq ft of Allure Flooring. For anyone whose unaware of allure flooring, it’s a quality product that in one aspect gives the appearance of hardwood flooring. I will say the new look came out amazing! The client to say the least was extremely happy with the outcome. We also discussed a shoe rack she wanted to buy and have me install but I suggested a shelf idea was much better and useful. I came up with this custom solution and it was a go! The shelves hold roughly 40-50 pairs of shoes and I’m sure these shelves will be filled quick. I did want to dress the shelves up a bit more but was on a budget of materials and again the client was still very happy with the outcome! An add on was the top shelf for purses. This walk-in type closet is nice attribute to the sliding barn doors in the room. She also mentioned she wanted the baseboard painted (which was the tallest base I’ve ever saw at 9 1/2” tall) and I agreed it would definitely improve the entire look to her flooring as well. We discussed doing the crown moulding as well but decided to make that another side job in the future. Here are the befores and afters of this ongoing side job! There’s no doubt in my mind it came out great! #carpentry#carpenter#contractor#contractorsofinsta#allureprojectsuccess#allure#flooring#baseboard#upgrade#remodel#custom#shoeshelf#barndoor#walkincloset#builder#construction#bedroom#remodel#interiordesign#interior#ideas#paint#trim#shelves#teamridgid#dewalt#milwaukeetools#homeideas#renovation#contractorlife#worklife
I had so much fun at @workbenchconference this weekend we learned a lot, can’t wait to get home and put all of the new information to good use. I was so happy to finally meet everyone. This woodworking community is amazing and can’t wait for next year! #samryandesigns#workbenchcon#teamwork#community#family
Here's my small rant on choosing the @milwaukeetool Packout System over the @ridgidpowertools... Okay there is one main reason for choosing the Packout over the Ridgid System. So over all the Ridgid System is a great system but when you stack the boxes more then 3 high (picture 3) and you go to role the system you hand gets crushed becuase the handle bar that you grab to roll the system goes straight up so there is no space between your hands and the boxes stacked so all the weight of the boxes falls backwards (puctires 4 & 5). Where in the Milwaukee Packout the bar goes up but right where you grab it the handle bar comes out abit this gives you space between the boxes and your hand so your hand isn't crushed (6 & 7). This may seem like a small deal to many people but when you're using this everyday it's gonna get annoying and your hand is gonna hurt, trust me I speak from experience!
Over all both systems are gr8 many people like the Locking System of the Milwaukee packout over the rigid system but honestly I don't think it's that big of a deal both the licking systems are grest even the big wheels on the Milwaukee versus a bit smaller wheels on the rigid isn't that big of a deal becuase it still does what it's suppose to do, but I think the fact that your hand gets crushed is a big deal!
If youre a homeowner or a diyer then the Ridgid System might be great becuase you might not be stacking more then 3 high but if you're someone who will use this day in day out then spend the crazy extra money and get the Milwaukee, in the long run I'll be worth it.
Speaking of money I hate the fact the the Milwaukee is really expensive because now I have to wait 3 times longer just to get another box where as the Ridgid System is wallet friendly so I would've been able to get more boxes quickly.
Honestly I should've gone with the @dewalttough Tough System instead, they don't have this problem with your hands getting crushed, they're just as durable as the Ridgid System, they hav a good locking system, organizer & they're cheaper then the Packout System. .
After having planned out and executed my cut list, here is the media cabinet all screwed together and the cabinet doors being installed.
This is the first time I have used Euro style hinges for cabinet doors. They allow all the hardware to remain hidden from the outside and still allow 110 degrees of movement for the door when opened.
This project was designed to be made from a sheet and half of three quarter MDF and it is coming together well. Love me some rectangles.
I finally did my first box joint! It all came out really well, except I had a bit of tear out, which I filled in with putty. Comment below if you have any tips on how to avoid tear out. #boxjoint#drawer#furniture
What a weekend! Just wrapped up an awesome weekend at the @workbenchconference, where I met and talked with some of the most talented people I can imagine. It's always so inspiring to interact with people who are so good at what they do-- lights a fire in me to keep getting better, to work harder, and push myself to learn new things. Projects laying right where I left them, and there is so much to do! But I have a renewed spirit with which to tackle them. Hope y'all have a great Sunday!
Outfeed/assembly table is complete. It ain't pretty but I did manage to build it entirely with plywood that I had in my shop. Unit is on casters so that it can easily be moved to the back wall so that we can park the vehicle in the garage.
Resawing this black walnut on my @ridgidpowertools table saw for a fun little side project. I am going to be using some @totalboat and @blackdiamondpigments_com, can you guess what it’s going to be?