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.
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 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.
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.
There are probably several simple ways to draw arches in the workshop. For this children’s bed that I am building, I used what I had near me to get the task done quickly.
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.
A beam compass is one of the easier tools to make up in the workshop. A scrap piece of wood, a screw and pencil are the basics. You can also use a clamp or rubber band to add some tension to keep the pencil in place.
MDF, like most materials, can be unforgiving when drilling all the way through. This little video shows what can happen and some steps you can take to reduce blow out.
In this video I show how to rough cut the car panels and once cut, then a short discussion on what will be done with them and what is coming up next.