Blog entries tagged with 'skill'

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Marching orders are in #1: Fireplace surround and mantel.

11-29-2012 11:58 PM by sandhill | 18 comments »

My better half is out buying paint for our living room plus some other goodies. We have been in this house for a year now and although it was painted when we moved in we can not live with the color “which is in every room including the bathrooms”. I have no idea which color she is picking out, ah maybe a little idea and the operative words are “that’s a great color honey”. So here is what I am starting with. This first picture shows a 2” X 6” velcroed...

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An Upholstery Primer #1: Strip the old stuff!

10-25-2012 01:33 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 97 comments »

Aside from a piece of furniture to strip, you’re going to need some tools. A little introduction here. Wire cutters – I didn’t actually use those pliers. I found a very old, dull and loose pair of wire cuters. You are going to pull thousands of staples, dull (not notched) wire cutters can grab staples without cutting the in half. Don’t bring out your best! Rubber mallet – That sucker is as heavy as a carpentry hammer. Unless you are used to chiseling...

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Making curved moldings on the Woodmaster 718

07-21-2012 02:00 AM by GaryL | 33 comments »

I’ve have been working on a clients home that has entailed several different projects/phases. One of the things being done is upgrading most if not all of the trim through out this 7300 sq. ft. home. Next is doing the front entry and hall. There are two archways, one arched bi-fold (both sides), and an arched front door. Seven arches total with three different radius’s. First I made some paper templates from the openings and then transfered this to the material, in this case pa...

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How to Figure a Rafter

06-13-2011 11:51 PM by ClayO | 9 comments »

I did this video to show how to figure and layout a roof rafter. Check it out and let me know what you think. http://youtu.be/7QuJYtq8MsU

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Process #1: Process: Upholstery With Spruce Home

06-02-2010 04:52 PM by Etsy | 6 comments »

At the end of the quiet wooded street I grew up on, there once stood an upholsterer’s workshop called Brownie’s Upholstery. The workshop was a landmark for me well into my twenties. When I was likely no more than four, my father took me to Brownie’s to visit the cheerful and bearded man while he reupholstered a chair from our living room. Although I never knew exactly how it was done, I was always fascinated by the fact that this chair used to look a certain way one day, and...

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New house building project #3: Plugging away at the closets.

08-26-2008 05:22 PM by PaBull | 2 comments »

OK Mr Trim, today is your lucky day, I am posting so you don’t have to. The pictures are taken with my PDA, so they are not the best quality. This first picture is me still finishing some cabinet doors going into the laundry room. These are step stools, bought at IKEA for the short people in our household to reach the upper cabinets going all the way up to the 9’ ceiling. Working on the closets and pantry. We are using laminated solid pine for shelving. I fini...

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Building a porch. #1: Building a porch with my own SketchUp plan

05-17-2008 08:13 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 6 comments »

I’ve been really busy trying to learn SketchUp. My Son needs a new front porch on his home. I decided this would be a good way to learn SketchUp. His old concrete steps have been gradually leaning, & it makes the whole house seem crooked. He said if he sits on a step, he feels like he’s going to fall off. This was quite an experience for me, because I’ve used a T-square, & triangles for so long. This project took me an awfully long time, but I learn...

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What kind of home can you build with 25 million? Here's a peek

04-08-2008 09:34 AM by grovemadman | 6 comments »

I worked on this home for a grocery magnet and entrepenuer. I did the glass showers, seven of them! The work had to be perfect! I’ll update more of my work in the project section to show some of the details involved up close. But for now I just wanted to give you an Idea of how extreme craftsmanship can get. All of the guys on this general contractors crew were the very best I’ve ever seen. every attention to detail was painstakingly worked. There isn’t one joint in this hom...

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Checking in!

04-07-2008 11:14 AM by grovemadman | 5 comments »

Many of you I recognize from LJ’s, I still thought I should introduce myself. I mainly joined to showcase some of my Glass work that doesn’t belong on Lumberjocks. Feel free to check out my website. www.californiaenclosures.comI live in my shop right now thanks to a poor economy and I am looking for a P/T job just to make sure rent is paid. Hopefully things will pick up soon here! If your a lumberJock living in your shop is a dream come true, If your a struggling new business owne...

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