Mom’s Roll Top Desk, Week 4

This is week 4 (well, the 4th video anyway, it’s really like week 6) of working on the roll top desk for my mom. I am putting together the bottom half of the desk in this video and working out some of the kinks I’ve encountered along the way. I learned about stiles and rails and panels and Husband introduced me to some nifty router bits to help with that! 

It is now looking like a desk! Next will be assembling the drawers. Yikes!

I wanted to let you know I’ve put links to some of the things I used in this video right here for you. Some are affiliate links and some are not. So if you’re curious about something I used click away. Or send me an email if you have questions about something! 

Starbond:  https://www.starbond.com/?rfsn=3743814.f9bb0f

MLCS Matched Rail and Stile Router Bit 2-Bit Set–Round Over Profile: https://amzn.to/39LJXOb

Titebond Original Wood Glue: https://amzn.to/2Fpz99v

Carbon paper: https://amzn.to/2StRtV8

Orbital sander: https://amzn.to/2IOPFms

Sanding discs, Hook and Loop, 5 inch, variety pack: https://amzn.to/2IOigZb/

Brad nailer:https://amzn.to/2Rjkwxc

Holy Bible New Living Translation: https://amzn.to/2LTjpD1

OPP April 2020

This month features projects by:

Frank Jenkins (Pops): United States Flag

Emma’s Hugs: is https://www.emmashugs.org/ Emma’s Hugs raises money to pay parking fees for families of long term patients in the Houston, TX medical center.  

Pops Custom Signs, LLC web site www.popscustomsignsllc.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/popswoodsigns/

Instagram account is https://www.instagram.com/popscustomwoodsignsllc/.

Jim Merrow: Intarsia Fish (Judy Gale Roberts Pattern used in her beginner class)

Kurt Tuttle: Routered Angel

Ron Ostromecki: Ethel the Mermaid Intarsia (free pattern by a stained glass place, here it is on my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/pin/571464640205968353/?nic_v1=1axuxQ4Ad6IfnOmJBpa4y2zGRN%2FBHysfNV6R2wLTaCKNx8lZS7QDI20JCkpz2qc6Tf)

Debbie Cooper: Panda Intarsia, heart, and some free style art pieces from cut offs.

Mellanie Boone: Whittled Rooster, Carved Owl

Phill Gavin: Bandsaw Box

Thanks everyone for sharing your awesome projects! Keep it up and I would love to see what else you create!

If you would like to share an item on OPP please send me an email. Please put OPP in the subject line! Please follow up if you haven’t heard from me since I can’t seem to find stuff sometimes, especially on Facebook! 

I would love to see and share what you’ve made!

Wood Burned Zebra

I wanted to make a strictly wood burned zebra after the very frustrating crayon zebra I made a few weeks ago. So I got out the wood burners and went to town! I also poured some epoxy over the top of this one!

Genesis 30:39 (NCV) Then the young that were born were streaked, speckled, or spotted.

Better Boat Epoxy Resin:

Gallon Set on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WHKGN4C

16oz Set on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WGJ323Z

Better Boat Site: http://www.thebetterboat.com

Carbon Paper: https://amzn.to/2SvljLh

Holy Bible New Living Translation: https://amzn.to/2LTjpD1

Mom's Desk, Week 3

This is the 3rd week of working on Mom’s desk. In this video I resawed with the bandsaw, used the drum sander, and cut some mortises and tenons the easy way with the table saw, band saw, and router.

I wanted to make the manuscript boards special so I put together a cross for one and then added one strip of walnut to the other.

I am understanding the picture directions more and more but there is still one piece of wood I haven’t been able to figure out which board it is on the cut list. Other than that I think it is going well.

I hope everyone is finding things to do while staying at home during this odd event. May God be with you and help you through this unprecedented time. Stay well.

Starbond:  https://www.starbond.com/?rfsn=3743814.f9bb0f

Holy Bible New Living Translation: https://amzn.to/2LTjpD1

My Book: https://amzn.to/2U9Cch5

Routers and Crayons and Messes Galore

I tried to make a crayon zebra last summer and it was a total flop. So I tossed it away and have been thinking about it ever since. I just had to try it again.

I used a different zebra and routered it deeper to see if it would work better with the crayons. It helped some but I forgot that the crayon stains the wood (of course it stained areas I wanted to be white) so I added some woodburned doodles to try and save it.

I spent so much time on this project and it just doesn’t look like I was hoping. It was fun to experiment with the crayons though. And knowing me, I just may try it again one day. 🙂

I put Psalm 139:14 (NCV) on the back of this zebra because it says, “I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.” And I thought it was perfect because a zebra is truly amazing and wonderful!

Here are some items I used in this video, some of these are affiliate links just so you know 🙂

Better Boat Epoxy Resin: choose from below

Gallon Set on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WHKGN4C

16oz Set on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WGJ323Z

Better Boat Site: http://www.thebetterboat.com

Dust Mask: Protect Life Masks Get 30% off with the code: PROLIFE30 Can be used on first aid kits and dust masks. Protect Life website: http://www.firstaidkitsurvival.com

Here is a link to the mask I am wearing: https://firstaidkitsurvival.com/products/n95-foldable-disposable-dust-mask-with-exhalation-valve-15-pack-particulate-respirator

New Living Translation: https://amzn.to/2LTjpD1

1/4 in. 2.4 Amp Trim Router HFJ14 by Drill Master: https://amzn.to/2HAyfgb

(Best price) Drill Master Trim Router directly from Harbor Freight: https://www.harborfreight.com/14-in-24-Amp-Trim-Router-62659.html

Blue tape: https://amzn.to/2Qz5Vvt/

Orbital sander: https://amzn.to/2IOPFms

Hook and Loop 5”Sanding Discs Assorted grits: https://amzn.to/2NQf9DP

Rock Polishing With Resin

I have this rock that has been sliced to show all the prettiness inside. Since I can’t run it through my rock tumbler I thought maybe putting epoxy on it would make it look polished! And it did! 

This is a super easy project and would be an awesome gift for someone who loves rocks! 

Psalm 62:2 (NLT) He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.

I used Starbond CA glue and Better Boat Resin Epoxy for this project. I have the links below if you want to check out those products.

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Starbond:  https://www.starbond.com/?rfsn=3743814.f9bb0f

Better Boat Epoxy Resin:

Gallon Set on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WHKGN4C

16oz Set on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WGJ323Z

Better Boat Site: http://www.thebetterboat.com

Holy Bible New Living Translation: https://amzn.to/2LTjpD1

Making a Marking Gauge or Two or Three

I needed a marking gauge for a class I was going to be taking so I decided to make one. I watched a few videos and I have the links attached below to the two (well, three) I ended up making. I made the first one(s) but used a nail for the spur/pin and it didn’t mark well. I could have replaced that with a different pin but I decided to make a totally different gauge altogether. This second gauge has a ruler on the stem which protects the stem from the pressure caused by the thumb screw. It also has a little piece of aluminum rod that protects the stem from the thumb screw, so that stem is never gonna get marred by the thumb screw! 

I learned a lot making these gauges including that these can be made a gazillion ways!

GarageWoodworks Marking Gauge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9x9H7UTH1o

The Art of Boat Building Marking Gauge: https://youtu.be/oCLUHUp8nko

Super awesome marking gauge I want to make but haven’t yet, Rex Krueger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9x9H7UTH1o

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Starbond:  https://www.starbond.com/?rfsn=3743814.f9bb0f

Dust Mask:Protect Life Masks 

Get 30% off with the code: PROLIFE30

Can be used on first aid kits and dust masks. 

Protect Life website: www.firstaidkitsurvival.com

Here is a link to the mask I am wearing: https://firstaidkitsurvival.com/products/n95-foldable-disposable-dust-mask-with-exhalation-valve-15-pack-particulate-respirator

Mom’s Roll Top Desk, Week 2

This week I continued cutting some parts on the cut list. It called for some boards of pine, poplar, and ¼ inch plywood along with more monkey pod. The planer went on the fritz so I wasn’t able to thickness plane some monkey pod boards, but I was able to hand plane the edges to prepare them for thickness planing once the planer gets some new belts. 

I really enjoyed the hand planing!

OPP February 2020

On this month on OPP we have projects from:

Curt Parker: Keep Sake Box

Dennis DuPerron: Scroll Saw Indian

His YouTube channel: Woodden https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDE3eclK1JV71NiFf9QHiJQ

Denise Eggleston: Band Saw Box inspired by FADA Radio 

Carolyn Haught: Bigfoot Light Box

Farhad Rahmani: Resin table

Farhad Rahmani Arts Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Farhad-Rahmani-Arts-522917754883972/

If you would like to share an item on OPP please send me an email. Please put OPP in the subject line! Please follow up if you haven’t heard from me since I can’t seem to find stuff sometimes, especially on Facebook! 

I would love to see and share what you’ve made!

Mom’s Roll Top Desk, Week 1

My mom asked if I could make a roll top desk for her. I was very honored by her trust that I could. She told me she was in no hurry, gave me a set of plans from Armor Crafts, and let me pick out the wood. 

This is the first video in my weekly progress videos on building the roll top desk. So far I have looked over the plans, picked out the wood (monkey pod), glued the desktop boards together, and cut some of the boards on the first sheet cut list. 

I have a long way to go but I hope to do something on it each day.  🙂