September 25, 2008

Cabinets are about history….some more finishing and things like that. Just wrapping up all of the details, then they leave and get on to the next, which in this case is some filming….actually, a lot of filming. Got some things to do on new tools and all for Woodcraft, that’s a tough job, testing and checking out new tools then telling ya about it but hey, somebody has to do it. LOL

While that is kind of a joke, I mean who wouldn’t like to test drive new tools? but likewise, it is hard. You have to be sure it is something that is well made and does the job.

I got one of those small zip slot mortise mills by Jessem. It’s the 1/4″ small one. I’m anxious to use it. Looks good, I was amazed how effective the larger one was and how well it cut mortises with a hand drill. Neat….and the pocket screw thing, well, I never thought I would be saying this but I’m impressed. Still wouldn’t use them in hand-crafted furniture but cabinets and the like, they are nice.

Okay, we’re gonna build the clock. Need to get the cut list together and the hardware list, I’ll leave that up to Sherri so keep an eye on her blog, we will also put it in the upcoming newsletter. With all of that said, if you have something you would like to see us make or need help in a specific area, let me know.

In the forum we are getting some guys who have built the quilt rack, they did good. Click here to check them out and I know there are more to come.

Next week I’m gonna rub out the bubinga, deliver it (no blog for a couple of days) do a tour of Good Hope Hardwoods and I may stop by one of my favorite wood working stores.

Talking with my friends at McFeely’s, you know, the square drive screw folks. I’ve been using them forever, and that’s a fact. Love them. I was thinking about that, I honestly can’t remember breaking one, so maybe I’ll do some clips and show ya what I use where and why. Sounds simple but you probably already found out that if you use the wrong screw or one that breaks….it’s not good.

Also want to bring your attention back to the forum. Kweinart has been working on make some “cube” puzzles. I’m really enjoying following the thread. Click Here to View I mean, making all those cubes and getting them together perfectly is a huge challenge. Seems simple but all those little squares, so he’s been working on them and trying different things, so lets all put our thinking caps on and figure out how to do it. Just so we know. The pursuit of knowledge. I think I have some ways of doing them but haven’t had time to try it yet, but I’m gonna.

I’m really looking forward to doing the clock with ya. I like the interaction. Takes away that mystique thing and ya learn I’m just like you. No more….no less and that’s how I like it. Just me and you doing some wood stuff.


 Just in case you haven’t heard yet, we announced a weekly contest here In Our Workshop, here’s the details one more time!


Got something new for ya, a weekly contest, and we’re gonna start small and build. So, every Monday morning in my blog, I’ll be asking a question about one of our sponsor’s products, about woodworking, or somethin’. I’ll tell you each Monday how to enter that week and then announce the winners the following Monday. This week you can enter the contest by posting a comment to any of my blogs this week. You may enter multiple times as long as you include the answer to the question each time at the end of your comment. For each correct answer posted, your name will go into the hat and next Monday we will announce the winner of our weekly prize. One more thing, once you post your comment and answer, the correct answer will be removed and replaced with “Correct Answer”. So here’s this week’s contest question/task and prize.


As most of you are aware, what to finish those cutting boards, salad bowls, and items that come in contact with food is an on-going discussion with woodworkers. New to the woodworking scene is a great Food Safe Wood Finish called George’s Club House Wax. Now available at Woodcraft. Tell us the ingredients and you could win some George’s Club House Wax, compliments of Woodcraft and The Workshop of Charles Neil.


Let’s get to it!

Gonna wrap this up and get to our projects.

Catch Ya Later!

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8 Responses to September 25, 2008

  1. Will you rub out the bubinga with a machine or by hand, since the surface is large.

    My CONTEST answer is “Contest Answer Correct.”

    -Ace-

  2. intheworkshop says:

    Ace..we gonna use a hook and loop random orbit sander…and yea some hand rubbing….ya gonna like this…

  3. I thought so, probably a scotch brite pad attached to the “da” sander???? hmmmm

    My CONTEST answer is “”Contest Answer Correct.”.”

    -Ace-

  4. Denis Rezendes says:

    looking nice! I’m really looking forward to the tape of good hope hardwoods. if i’m every in the area I’m stoppin down there! really excited though!

    Contest: “Contest Answer Correct.”

    Man how many times you must have heard that statement in the last week 😉

  5. intheworkshop says:

    Ace…not a scotch bright..but close…and Big D, yea i have heard the answer a time or two..and i bet no one will forget what that wax has in it for a while…:)

  6. Robert Hohenadel says:

    I can’t wait for the clock and McFeely’s screws really are the best.

    Contest: “Contest Answer Correct.”

  7. Mike says:

    What do you mean NO blog for a few days? Haven’t you heard of a laptop computer? What are we suppose to do while your out running around having fun?

  8. intheworkshop says:

    hey Mike you are right,..I got me a lap top…perhaps we can do that….I got me a lap top as it was thought i would be less dangerous on the “puter”….yea right…

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