Tag Archives: Domino

All About That Base – Part II

With the base’s side assemblies glued up, I turned my attention to the top and bottom stretchers. Using the material on hand, I took the following approach: First, I oriented the top stretchers so the side grain faced up. This … Continue reading

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All About That Base – Part I

A quick recap of the last post: indecision, base troubles, insomnia, eureka. As I was saying… I didn’t like the way the base splayed-up (for a lack of better terminology) in Offerman’s book. It’s ok. And if I had a … Continue reading

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Butterflies on the Inside

Once the rabbets were cut, the next step was to assemble¬†on the case. The wood had other ideas. I noticed the some additional checking in the middle a¬†panel. Combining this with the bow I mentioned earlier, and the repair I’d … Continue reading

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Coming to Terms with My Dado Stack

After taking my panels out of the clamps, I noticed a few problems developing: There was a pretty significant bow in the panels Some checking had started to develop on two of the panels I wasn’t sure if the wood … Continue reading

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Milking It – Part III: Fin

I finished up the milk painted bench and I’m happy to report it’s been in use for about two weeks. My experience with “Real” milk paint wasn’t as easy as I’d thought. The acrylic stuff from General Finishes that I … Continue reading

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Topping It Off

One of the coolest parts of this project was heading out to the lumber yard with my mom and finding the right board to go on the top. We sifting through many boards but ended up going with some 14″ … Continue reading

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How The FOG Makes Everything Clear

If you aren’t familiar with The FOG, allow me introduce you. Reader, The FOG. FOG, Reader. Good. The members of The FOG never cease to amaze me with their Festool knowledge and friendly demeanor. In fact, I was shocked when … Continue reading

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