Wednesday, September 18, 2013

First piece of acceptable furniture is finished.

Over the last couple of weeks, I was working on a little side table as prototype for our planned living room furniture.

already under heavy use...

little necklace hanger for my wife, made from left over bloodwood

finally enough tomato for some food

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jeep is turning 1 and promptly in the shop...

So our 2013 grand cherokee, pretty much turned 1 year old with 12k miles and the check engine light goes on and off to the dealer it goes to get it fixed.

What do we get as a loaner? A small little chrysler c200 convertible, which is a bit limiting for my frame and kinda tight. But it's nice to have a convertible to take advantage of the sunny days right now and to demo, if we really want to buy a convertible as next car.

But it definitely does not compare to the porsche 987s boxster with test drove for my 30ths birthday.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

we got a couch and now we need end tables

recently we got our new couch and this basically means that we now need some end tables for it, since our existing ones neither match or look that great and they are getting a bit old.

At the same time our finacial situation also improved a little bit, which gave me the opportunity to buy some nice wood and build them myself. Since mahogany is quite expensive, we decide to build a small side table first. And if all works out, we will create a big one afterwards. If not we just buy some cheap poplar and stain it mahogany colored...

69$ of wood, it's not a lot, but enough for a single end table, which sells for the mid to high 300$

everything cut to size, sadly not precise 90 degree angles, since I still don't have a jointer

shaping the legs, I want that they all have a slopped angle 2" from the top

about 3/4 of an inch to remove with my fore plane, while trying to keep the correct slope

after roughing out the shape with the bandsaw, it time to finetune it with the rasps.

about 70% complete, just need to add the bottom shelf, sand it and apply a french finish.

time to cleanup the mess
now no internet for the next 4-7 days...