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If you’re looking for a fun project for your lathe, this salt and pepper set may just fill the bill. Make one for yourself and maybe a few more to give away as gifts.
With a tilting top and built-in lighting, this combination drawing table and light box is a practical answer to your project designing needs. Use it at a desk or at the workbench.
The drawing table was sprayed with two coats of dull lacquer.
The joinery used on this handsome table is reminiscent of post and beam barn construction. But it’s just the right size to tuck behind a sofa or in an entryway.
Before staining the sofa table I applied a coat of Old Masters sanding sealer that was cut 50/50 with mineral spirits. When that was dry, I sanded the surface from 400- up to 600-grit sandpaper. Then I cleaned the surface with a tack cloth.
After taping off the sofa table to stain the breadboard ends and stretcher pins I applied two coats of General Finishes "American Walnut" (oil base) stain.
When that was dry, I taped off the ends and pins. The base and top are stained with one coat of General Finishes "Honey Maple." Then, I sprayed on a couple coats of clear lacquer.
Build a complete, basic shop without spending a fortune with these five plywood projects. In this issue, we’ll cover building the workbench and storage shelf.
The workbench and tool shelf were finished with General Finishes "Tuscan Red" milk paint. Non-painted surfaces are finished with spray lacquer.
This bookcase has all the hallmarks of Greene and Greene designed furniture, from ebony plugs to cloud-lift door frames to the oversized box-joints used on the drawers.
The bookcase was stained with a mixture of equal parts General Finishes "Brown Mahogany" gel stain and General Finishes "Candlelight" gel stain. Then, I sprayed on a couple coats of clear lacquer. I purchased the glass for the doors from a local glass supplier.
Many blade manufacturers have a version of the blades we highlighted in the article. The blades listed here are the ones that appeared in the article.