Today we are proud to show off our newest Santa Claus woodworking pattern. We had a custom request for this design from a customer, and we were pleased to take on the task of creating a design for them. This Christmas yard decor would look ideal next to a nativity manger scene, or next to the wisemen in a creche.
Today we added a new woodworking pattern to our online store, Santa Claus on one knee praying. The message of hope and thankfulness seems to be lost these days, so I designed this pattern to reflect the need that we all should stop and reflect on what’s good in the world.
Screwing into MDF typically requires predrilling for the best method of joining parts. The action of drilling removes the MDF material that is taken up by the shaft of the screw. Many wood types, especially soft woods like pine, are forgiving. Continue reading
I am about near finished the side panels for the race car bed. Today I am working on finishing the sanding, using a hand file and some sandpaper. Hind sight being 20/20 I would of put the flush trim bit on the router table and would of had all four wheels done in less than a minute. Ah, the price you pay from learning after the fact. 🙂
I completed this race car bed today. All total, this project took about 15 hrs to make. A lot more than I expected, or budgeted for. But that’s how we learn. Would I build another one? Maybe. The MDF material is really not something I care to work with again.
Since the bearing on the flush trim router bit failed I did not have a replacement bearing so I had to purchase another router bit. Now its time to get dusty in the workshop. MDF, its not my material of choice but I’m deep into it now. Time to get busy working on this race car bed.
I bought this Bosch 3107DVS random orbit sander many years ago. Its probably orbited the moon and back :). Its starting to show its age though. Currently having trouble with the sanding discs sticking to the pad.
What is worse than a bearing breaking on a flush trim router bit? Having that broken bit travel into the project panel and gouging a hole that is not suppose to be there. This little video talks about that incident and a solution for fixing it, so that we can continue with building this race car bed.
I always look for ways to maximize the use of materials. It might explain why I have so much scrap wood in my workshop 🙂 While doing the layouts for this race car bed project, I notice some savings by simply rearranging some of the parts.
Its always a good idea to review a woodworking plan and double check the measurements. Then as you proceed through the measuring of the parts, take your time and double check again. Today I found an error in this plan. Its no big deal, an easy fix at this stage. Continue reading