Welcome to Woodworker++

This blog is intended to be a journal of my progress as a woodworker. Grab a drink, maybe some popcorn, sit back and enjoy a glimpse into my woodworking projects, both failed and successful. Why should you care what I do, or what I have to say? You shouldn't, but just maybe I can keep you from making the same mistakes that I had to learn the hard way.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Table saw maintenance...

Spent an hour or so working on the table saw. When the garage flooded a few weeks ago I guess the humidity in the air caused the saw top to oxidize a little. There was a fine dusting of rust. So, I took some time and washed it down with mineral spirits and a scotch pad to get the rust off. Then I applied a nice coat of paste wax and buffed it out. Now the top is slick and ready to cut wood!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Next project...

Looks like it's going to be a quilt rack for my sister in law. Right now, I'm going to try and make it out of poplar, and stain it with pecan stain. If the poplar does not work, then I'll switch to maple. I'm using a plan I found on Lowes' website. I've attached a pic of my Sketchup model. I'm going to give wedge tenons a shot.