Category: Project of the month

Winner of the Project of the month: February 2018

Winner of the Project of the month: February 2018

With the most votes, the winner of February 2018 is robs_woodshop


Background story by robs_woodshop

Here’s his background story of the project – first in German,  further down in English.

  • Warum hast du dieses Projekt gebaut?

Wir haben vor einigen Jahren ein altes Haus gekauft und es nach und nach renoviert. Die Küche steht in diesem Moment im Mittelpunkt, deshalb habe ich im August letzten Jahres begonnen, diese Schubladenschränke für unsere Küche zu bauen. Um Weihnachten begannen wir mit der Renovierung der Küche, indem wir die Decke erneuerten und neue Steckdosen und Kabel installierten. Nachdem ich einen neuen Boden verlegt hatte, konnte ich die von mir gefertigten Schränke aufstellen.
Ich muss noch ein paar Schränke für den Rest der Küchenrenovierung bauen.

  • Welches Material hast du hauptsächlich verwendet?

Ich habe 15 mm starkes Sperrholz für den Korpus der Schränke und für die Schubladenseiten verwendet. Für die Schubladenböden und die Rückseite der Schränke wurde 6 mm Sperrholz verwendet. Die Seiten der Schränke sind mit einem Eichenstreifen (5mm) versehen, um die Sperrholzkanten zu verdecken.
Die Schubladenfronten und die Seitenwände sind aus massiver Eiche.

  • Welche Werkzeuge und Maschinen waren bei diesem Projekt wichtig?

Meine Tischkreissäge und meine Dickenhobelmaschine waren neben meinen Akkuschraubern die wichtigsten Elektrowerkzeuge in diesem Projekt. Der Rest wurde mit Handwerkzeugen gemacht.
Aber das wichtigste Werkzeug für dieses Projekt und die meisten meiner Projekte ist mein Stablineal, das mir jedes Mal genaue Maße gibt.

  • Wie sah der Bauprozess aus?

Zuerst habe ich den Korpus der Schränke angefertigt und die Kantenverleimung angebracht. Danach habe ich die Schubladen gebaut und auch hier die Kantenverleimung angebracht.
Als nächstes mussten die Schubladen in die Schrankkörper eingebaut werden. Als das fertig war, konnte ich die Maße der Schubladenfront messen und die Eichenschubladenfronten herstellen, die ich in Schienen- und Stilmethode mit schwimmenden massiven Eichenpaneelen herstellte.
Als alle Teile fertig waren, konnte ich alles zusammenbauen und die Schränke in unserer Küche aufstellen. Für den Schrankkorpus habe ich Nut- und Zapfenverbindungen für die Schubladenecken verwendet.

  • Bist du mit dem Ergebnis zufrieden oder würdest du etwas ändern, wenn du könntest?

Ich bin sehr zufrieden mit dem Ergebnis, aber noch wichtiger, meine Frau ist auch sehr zufrieden damit. Ich hatte schon einige Schubladen und Schränke gemacht, aber nie diese Art von Möbel. Ich habe viel bei diesem Projekt gelernt und hatte viel Spaß daran.

Alles Gute,

Rob


English version of robs_woodshop’s story

  • Why did you build this project?
We bought an old house several years ago and have been renovating it bit by bit. The kitchen is the focus at this moment, so last year august I started making these drawer cabinets for our kitchen. Around Christmas we started the renovation of the kitchen by replacing the ceiling and installing new electric outlets and wiring. After I put in a new floor I could place the cabinets I made.

I still have to make some more cabinets for the rest of the kitchen renovation.

  • What are the main materials that you used?
I used 15 mm thick plywood for the main body of the cabinets and for the drawer sides. 6 mm plywood was used for the drawer bottoms and the back of the cabinets. The sides of the cabinets got a oak strip (5mm) to hide the plywood edges.
The drawer fronts and the side panels are made out of solid oak.

  • Which tools and machines were important in building this project?
My table saw and my thickness planer were the main power tools used in this project, besides my power drills. The rest was done with hand tools.
But the most important tool for this project and most of my projects, is my stick ruler, which give me exact measurements every time.

  • Can you give us a short overview of the building process?
I started by making the body of the cabinets and put on the edge banding. After that I made the drawers and put the edge banding on these, too.
Next thing to do was to mount the drawers into the cabinet bodies. When this was ready I could measure the sizes of the drawer front and make the oak drawer fronts, which I made in rail and style method with floating solid oak panels.
Finally when all parts were ready I could put it all together and install the cabinets in our kitchen.

I used biscuit joinery for the cabinet bodies and groove and tenon joints for the drawer corners.

  • Are you satisfied with the result or would you change anything if you could?
I am very pleased with the result, but more important, my wife is very happy with it.  I had made some drawers and cabinets before, but never for this kind of fine furniture. I learned a lot from this build and had a lot of fun working on it.
All the best,
Rob
Winner of the Project of the month: April 2018

Winner of the Project of the month: April 2018

With the most votes, the winner of April 2018 is woodworking_engineering


Background story by woodworking_engineering

Why did you build this project?

When I was a little kid, I used to spend my summer in a small country house. We had an olive tree with a playhouse (just three boards, actually). My friends and I spent endless hours and days on that tree. It was a very funny, creative and important moment of my life, I guess it’s one of the most important steps that made me grow up as I am now. So, I could not deprive my son of this amazing experience 🙂

What are the main materials that you used?

The materials are pretty simple. I just used a set of fir lumbers, plus tongue-and-groove boards for the flooring.

In order to avoid the kids to fell down, I installed a fish net from real fishermen: that ensures to have transparent but safe walls.

I like to use natural and ecological materials: all the wood structures are covered with a water-based penetrating sealer, to keep everything the more ecological I can. The kids will play on it most of the time with bare feet and hands, so I wanted to make it the safer I could.

Which tools and machines were important in building this project?

I guess I just used the miter saw, tape measure, plus a couple of cordless drills to predrill and tighten the screws. The construction is way simpler it may seem.

Can you give us a short overview of the building process?

The structure is the part I spent the most time, at least for the design step.
In this project, I wanted to do something weird, something everything could ask himself: How did they build it! How can it stay up! On the other end, I wanted to make the lightest structure I could.
I’m a professional engineer, and I like to apply engineering concept to the ancient art of woodworking.
I also started a YouTube channel where I explain my approach to woodworking.

For example, this project is fully UNI EN 1176, UNI EN 1177, UNI EN 11123 complaint, #nerdalert 😁
Those regulations ensure playhouses and toys are safe for our kids. Although it seems very weird to use them in simple, domestic projects, they are quite simple yet powerful. They seem hard but, at the end of the day, they propose reasonable things like: the handrails should be 60 to 80 cm high, to avoid kids to fall down and to hang up; flooring should not be horizontal, to avoid water to become stagnant; borders should be beveled; and some more simple things like that. So… why not?

The playhouse flooring lays on a lozenge structure that rests on just 2 stands: the olive tree on one side and a truss pillar on the other side. I did not drill any hole on the tree (no trees were harmed in the making of this playhouse… well, except for the trees used to make the lumbers 🙂

The truss pillar has a small pile foundation: two long iron pipe sunk in the ground.

The trusses ensure the structure to be incredibly light and thin, while still very rigid. The lumbers are just 4x7cm indeed. With a truss, the entire structure contribute to the resistance, even the handrail has a structural behavior.

Without the trusses, I should have used larger and heavier lumbers.

Are you satisfied with the result or would you change anything if you could?

Yes, I’m satisfied, and I’m happy to see my son and his friends to enjoy it 🙂

The original project actually had an additional rope bridge and a slide, but I like to see it as a modular project, so I can always add more pieces 🙂 But the next thing is to reuse a couple of old pulleys to build a drawbridge :)​

Project of the month: April 2018

Project of the month: April 2018

This is the tenth post of our (monthly) series “Project of the month”.

 

The vote will run for about a week and then we’re going to announce the project of the month. The winning maker will give you some behind-the-scences information about the project.

You can bring projects to our attention in two different ways:

We’re going to choose from those nominations but we can’t guarantee that any of them will come up in a vote because we have no idea how many projects will be sent in. The projects don’t have to be posted in that particular month.

_______________________________________________________________________

So for April, here are the three candidates

franks.shed 

paddywoodpecker 

woodworking_engineering 

 

Which of the following projects is your Project of the Month (April 2018)
  • woodworking_engineering 84%, 54 votes
    54 votes 84%
    54 votes - 84% of all votes
  • franks.shed 8%, 5 votes
    5 votes 8%
    5 votes - 8% of all votes
  • paddywoodpecker 8%, 5 votes
    5 votes 8%
    5 votes - 8% of all votes
Total Votes: 64
06.05.2018 - 13.05.2018
Voting is closed
Winner of the Project of the month: March 2018

Winner of the Project of the month: March 2018

With the most votes, the winner of March 2018 is hucks_holzkischd

 

Background story by hucks_holzkischd

 

Here’s his background story of the project – first in German,  further down in English.

 

Wir haben Familienzuwachs bekommen und aus unserem Wohnzimmer wurde ein weiteres Kinderzimmer. Nachdem ich eine Wand eingezogen hatte und das selbstgebaute Hochbett auch schon im Zimmer stand, blieb mir nur noch die Schräge/der Kniestock um Schränke unterzubringen… und was liegt da näher als selbst Hand an zu legen.

Der Schrank besteht aus Leimholz Fichte/Tanne.

Zum Einsatz kam an Werkzeug hauptsächlich:

· Bandsäge

· Tischkreissäge

· Kappsäge

· Oberfräse

· Akku-Bohrschrauber

· Multifunktionswerkzeug

Nachdem ich die Maße des Kniestocks genommen hatte, habe ich ein Grundgerüst aus 54x54mm starken Kanthölzern gebaut. Danach ging es an die Aufteilung der Fächer und Regalböden, ganz individuell nach den Bedürfnissen meines Sohnes. Als Letztes habe ich das Aufmaß der Türen genommen und diese in Lamellenoptik angefertigt.

Es ist nicht alles perfekt, aber ich bin durchaus zufrieden. Vor allem da mein Sohn einen einzigartigen, individuellen Kleiderschrank der genau in sein Zimmer angepasst ist sein Eigen nennen darf. Für das ein oder andere gebe es dennoch eine bessere Lösung, aber man lernt ja nie aus. Dieses Projekt hat mir auf jeden Fall sehr viel Spaß gemacht und ich habe einige Erfahrungen sammeln können.

 

 

 

English version of  hucks_holzkischd’s story

 

Our family is growing and so our living room became another child´s room. After I had build a wall and the self-built loft bed was already in the room, the only place to fit in the closets were the knee-stick/slopings… and what is closer than to do it by myself.

The cabinet is made of laminated beam of spruce / fir.

Tools mainly used:

· Bandsaw

· Table saw

· Chop saw

· Router

· Cordless screwdriver

· Multifunctional tool

After taking the measurements of the knee-stick/sloping , I built a skeleton of 54x54mm squared timbers. Then it was the division of the compartments and shelves, individually according to the needs of my son. Finally, I took the measurements of the doors and made them in slat optics.

Not everything is perfect, but I am quite satisfied. Especially since my son has a unique, individual wardrobe, that fits exactly into his room. For some things there might be a better solution, but you never stop to learn. This project was definitely a lot of fun and I was able to gain some experience.

 

 

 

 

A special Thanks to beaver.woodcraft for translating
Project of the month: March 2018

Project of the month: March 2018

This is the ninth post of our (monthly) series “Project of the month”.

This month is about clothes storage.

The vote will run for about a week and then we’re going to announce the project of the month. The winning maker will give you some behind-the-scences information about the project.

You can bring projects to our attention in two different ways:

We’re going to choose from those nominations but we can’t guarantee that any of them will come up in a vote because we have no idea how many projects will be sent in. The projects don’t have to be posted in that particular month.

_______________________________________________________________________

So for March, here are the three candidates

woodiesholland

hucks_holzkischd

handgemacht_und_alles_lacht

 

Which of the following projects is your Project of the Month (March 2018)
  • hucks_holzkischd 50%, 16 votes
    16 votes 50%
    16 votes - 50% of all votes
  • woodiesholland 34%, 11 votes
    11 votes 34%
    11 votes - 34% of all votes
  • handgemacht_und_alles_lacht 16%, 5 votes
    5 votes 16%
    5 votes - 16% of all votes
Total Votes: 32
16.04.2018 - 22.04.2018
Voting is closed
Project of the month: February 2017

Project of the month: February 2017

This is the eighth post of our (monthly) series “Project of the month”.

This month, storage cabinet.

The vote will run for about a week and then we’re going to announce the project of the month. The winning maker will give you some behind-the-scences information about the project.

You can bring projects to our attention in two different ways:

We’re going to choose from those nominations but we can’t guarantee that any of them will come up in a vote because we have no idea how many projects will be sent in. The projects don’t have to be posted in that particular month.

_______________________________________________________________________

So for February, here are the three candidates

Franks_Shed: Cross-cut saw station
robs_woodshop: Drawer Cabinet
chris_woodshop: Livingroom Cabinet

Which of the following projects is your Project of the Month (February 2017)
  • robs_woodshop: Drawer Cabinet 44%, 17 votes
    17 votes 44%
    17 votes - 44% of all votes
  • chris_woodshop: Livingroom Cabinet 36%, 14 votes
    14 votes 36%
    14 votes - 36% of all votes
  • Franks_Shed: Cross-cut saw station 21%, 8 votes
    8 votes 21%
    8 votes - 21% of all votes
Total Votes: 39
13.03.2018 - 22.03.2018
Voting is closed
Winner of the Project of the month: November 2017

Winner of the Project of the month: November 2017

With the most votes, the winner of November 2017 is foxtail_woodworks

 

Background story by foxtail_woodworks

 

Here’s his background story of the project – first in German,  further down in English.

Wow, erst mal danke an alle die für meinen Schwipbogen gestimmt haben, ich hab die Nominierung garnicht mitbekommen 🙈😅.
Ja wie kam es zu dem Projekt, jeder der meinen Instagramfeed verfolgt, weis das ich gerne mit der Dekupiersäge arbeite und kennt vielleicht auch die anderen Dekobögen die ich schon gemacht habe. Diese haben meiner Mutter so gut gefallen, das sie sich zum Geburtstag auch so einen Bogen gewünscht hat.
Jetzt wollte ich nicht noch einmal das selbe machen, also habe ich im Internet mal ein wenig gesucht.
Gewünscht waren ein weihnachtliches Motiv und eine Beleuchtung. Nach einiger Zeit bin ich auf die REGU-Laubsägevorlage „Großes Waldhaus“ gestoßen, welches mir auf Anhieb gut gefallen hat.
Also Vorlage aufs Holz übertragen und angefangen. Einige Wochen! und Sägeblätter später waren die Einzelteile ausgeschnitten und alles geschliffen. Die ganzen kleinen Ausschnitte zu schleifen hat die meiste Zeit in Anspruch genommen. Allein ein äußerer Bogen hat 87 Bohrungen/Ausschnitte.
Für mich war jedoch die Elektrik absolutes Neuland, was auch einiges an Zeit in Anspruch genommen hat. Letztendlich habe ich mich für 3,5 Volt Birnchen mit entsprechendem Trafo entschlossen. Beim Zusammenbau gab‘s keine weiteren Schwierigkeiten, da die Vorlagen sehr passgenau waren. Zuvor wurden die Einzelteile noch angepinselt, bei dem mich meine Frau und Tochter immer tatkräftig unterstützen.
Fertig war der Schwibbogen.
Fazit:
Trotz der vielen Arbeiten an der Dekupiersäge habe ich einiges dazugelernt.
Nichts ist unmöglich, dauert nur länger…
Damit wünsche ich allen eine besinnliche Vorweihnachtszeit, ein Frohes Fest und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr mit vielen neuen, interessanten und herausfordernden Projekten.

Gruß Sebastian

 

English version of foxtail_woodworks’s story

 

Wow, first of all thanks to all who voted for my candle arch, I did not even get the nomination 🙈😅.

Yes, how did the project come about? Everyone who follows my Instagram feed knows that I like to work with the scroll saw and maybe also knows the other deco sheets that I have already done. My mother liked them so much, that she wanted to have one as a birthday present.

Now I did not want to do the same again, so I searched the internet a bit.

Wanted were a Christmas theme and lighting. After some time I came across the REGU-jigsaw template “Big Forest House”, which I liked right away.

So transfered the template to the wood and got started. Some weeks! and saw blades later, the items were cut out and all ground. It took most of the time to grind all the small cutouts. An outer arch already has 87 holes / cutouts.

For me, however, the electrical system was uncharted territory, which also took a lot of time. Finally, I decided to use 3.5 volt bulbs with the appropriate transformer. When assembling, there were no further difficulties, since the templates were very accurate. Previously, the items were still painted, in which my wife and daughter always actively support me.

Done was the candle arch.

Conclusion:

Despite the many work on the scroll saw I have learned a lot.

Nothing is impossible, it just takes longer …

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with many new, interesting and challenging projects.

Greetings Sebastian

 

A special Thanks to beaver.woodcraft for translating

 

Project of the month: November 2017

Project of the month: November 2017

This is the seventh post of our monthly series “Project of the month”.

This month, “X-MAS”

The vote will run for about a week and then we’re going to announce the project of the month. The winning maker will give you some behind-the-scences information about the project.

You can bring projects to our attention in two different ways:

We’re going to choose from those nominations but we can’t guarantee that any of them will come up in a vote because we have no idea how many projects will be sent in. The projects don’t have to be posted in that particular month.

_______________________________________________________________________

So for November 2017, here are the three candidates

foxtail_woodworks: Schwibbogen
Palettendealer: Weihnachtsbaum
Created.by.Woodyduck: Kerzenständer

Which of the following projects is your Project of the Month (November 2017)
  • foxtail_woodworks 65%, 13 votes
    13 votes 65%
    13 votes - 65% of all votes
  • Created.by.Woodyduck 30%, 6 votes
    6 votes 30%
    6 votes - 30% of all votes
  • Palettendealer 5%, 1 vote
    1 vote 5%
    1 vote - 5% of all votes
Total Votes: 20
05.12.2017 - 13.12.2017
Voting is closed
Winner of the Project of the month: October 2017

Winner of the Project of the month: October 2017

With the most votes, the winner of October 2017 is black_forest_woodworker

 

Background story by black_forest_woodworker

 

Here’s his background story of the project – first in German,  further down in English.

Ich wollte mir eine Kappsäge zulegen die einen festen Platz in der Werkstatt hat, aber dennoch mobil bleibt und auf die Seite geschoben werden kann um zum Beispiel an Material zu kommen, dass hinter der Maschine lagert. Da zu diesem Zeitpunkt meine Handwerkzeuge verstreut in der Werkstatt in verschiedenen Schubladen lagerten und keinen zentralen, festen Platz hatten wo diese gut zu erreichen waren, kam mir der Gedanke dieses zu kombinieren. Also musste ein Werkstattwagen her, der nicht zu hoch war um noch bequem an der Kappsäge sägen zu können.

Nachdem ich mich entschieden hatte welche Säge es werden sollte waren die groben Masse bekannt und ich konnte mit der genauen Planung beginnen. Als Material habe ich mich für 18mm Dreischichtplatte entschieden, da dieses sich gut verarbeiten lässt und später geölt ein schönes Bild ergibt. Nachdem ich mehrere Zeichnungen erstellt hatte und die genauen Masse feststanden konnte ich mit dem Bau beginnen. In der Zwischenzeit war auch die Festool KS 120 angekommen. Die Säge musste bis zur Fertigstellung noch einen Platz auf der Werkbank finden. Diese konnte auch gleich zum Einsatz kommen, um zum Beispiel die Leisten der Einfassung der Deckelplatte anzupassen. Hauptsächlich habe ich die Einzelteile mit der Tauchsäge und der Führungsschiene zugeschnitten. Beim Bau des Korpusses und der Schubladen konnte ich meine ersten Erfahrungen mit der Dominofräse sammeln. Da der Werkstattwagen mein erstes Möbelprojekt mit Domino war. Durch diese konnte ich den Großteil des Korpusses mit Dübel Verbindungen realisieren und musste keine sichtbaren Schrauben einsetzen. Die Einzelteile der Schubladen habe ich auch mit Domino Dübeln verbunden. Die Schubladen wurden dann mit Kugelvollauszügen im Korpus angebracht. Die beiden Fächer für die Systainer sind so konstruiert das ein Systainer der Größe drei oder zwei der Größe eins Platz darin finden. Zum Schluss nach dem alles geschliffen war, habe ich die gesamte Oberfläche zweimal mit Hartwachsöl behandelt, um das Holz zu schützen und eine ansprechende Oberfläche zu erhalten.

Nach jetzt nun schon längerem arbeiten mit und auf dem Werkstattwagen, bin ich nach wie vor absolut zufrieden. Die Kappsäge ist schnell Einsatz bereit und auch die Handwerkzeuge sind übersichtlich verstaut und leicht zu erreichen.

 

 

 

English version of black_forest_woodworker’s story

 

I wanted to buy a miter saw that has solid place in my shop but i also wanted it to be mobile, so i could roll it away and get to stuff that is stored behind it. At this time my handtools had no certain central place in my shop that was easy to reach and were laying in drawers all over my shop, so i had the idea of combining both.
So there was the need of a cart that has a nice height, so cutting on the miter saw would be comfortable.
When i had decided which saw i would buy, i knew the most measurements and could start with the planning process.
For material i decided to use three-layer plate with a thickness of 18 mm, because it is easy to work with and has a nice finish after oiling. After i had some sketches and the exact measurements i could start building. In the meantime the Festool Kapex KS 120 had arrived. Till the project was finished the saw had its place on my workbench.
It has found its use immediately as i cutted the bars of the frame for the top. Most parts were cut with the plunge saw and a guiding rail.
In building the corpus and the drawers i could make my first experiences with the domino dowel jointer. The cart was my first furniture project with the Domino. With it i could do most connections without using visuable screws. The parts of the drawers were also connected with dominos. The drawers were build into the corpus with ball-bearing slides.
Both boxes for the systainers are build to hold either one systainer size 3 or two systainer size 1.
After sanding i finished everything two times with hardwax oil to protect the wood and give it a nice finish.
After working some time with the cart i am still happy with how it turned out. The miter saw is instantly ready for work and all the handtools are stored nicely and easy to reach.

 

 

A special Thanks to beaver.woodcraft for translating
Project of the month: October 2017

Project of the month: October 2017

This is the sixth post of our monthly series “Project of the month”.

This month, “Utility for the shop”

The vote will run for about a week and then we’re going to announce the project of the month. The winning maker will give you some behind-the-scences information about the project.

You can bring projects to our attention in two different ways:

We’re going to choose from those nominations but we can’t guarantee that any of them will come up in a vote because we have no idea how many projects will be sent in. The projects don’t have to be posted in that particular month.

_______________________________________________________________________

So for October 2017, here are the three candidates

black_forest_woodworker : Unter/Werkstatt Wagen für die Kapex KS 120

holly_woodworking : Frästisch

pepes_kellerwerkstatt : Unterschrank für Metabo Abricht-Dickenhobel

 

Which of the following projects is your Project of the Month (October 2017)
  • black_forest_woodworker 58%, 11 votes
    11 votes 58%
    11 votes - 58% of all votes
  • holly_woodworking 26%, 5 votes
    5 votes 26%
    5 votes - 26% of all votes
  • pepes_kellerwerkstatt 16%, 3 votes
    3 votes 16%
    3 votes - 16% of all votes
Total Votes: 19
30.10.2017 - 06.11.2017
Voting is closed