Chair Restoration part 3

After I got all of the wooden structure of the chair repaired, I turned my attention to the fabric that covered the chair. The chair fabric was made to look like leather and I found something very similar at Hobby Lobby. I saved the backing and foam and reused it with the new fabric. KeepingContinue reading “Chair Restoration part 3”

Chair Restoration – Part 2

I started this project knowing it wasn’t going to be too complicated but would require some creativity. The chair had some cracked places where some of the wood had split and fallen off. Over time, some of the screws had worked their way loose and the holes had become stripped making the whole chair unstable.Continue reading “Chair Restoration – Part 2”

DIY Bee Hive part 3

In two previous posts called Building Bee Hives and DIY Beehive – Finger Joints I explained how this project got started and how I set up a jig to create consistent finger joints. Once I had this jig set up, building the deep and medium supers were pretty simple and straight forward. The final parts of the project wereContinue reading “DIY Bee Hive part 3”

DIY Beehive – Finger joints

In the previous post Building Beehives, I shared how having my own bees is something I have also been interested in. In this post I will show how I made finger joints using a stacked dado head cutter on my table saw. While this method isn’t original to me, it was the simplest method IContinue reading “DIY Beehive – Finger joints”

Installing a tabernacle to the mast of the DaySailer

It has been awhile since I have posted about the 1982 O’day DaySailer I bought last year. You can read about in a previous post called New boat, New Project. I did the shake down sail earlier this year to determine what really needs to be done to the boat. This particular model of sailboatsContinue reading “Installing a tabernacle to the mast of the DaySailer”