Bracebridge, ON, CA

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Dave's Workshop

After I retired I moved to Muskoka and built my 28 x 40 dream shop. It has hydronic radiant floor heating that keeps me warm in the winter and a 10 foot ceiling that allows for larger...

Craftsman King Bed

I recently completed this cherry and bubinga craftsman king bed. I finished it with five coats of Deft Danish Oil and paste wax.

Home of Eakins Fine Woodworks

We moved to our new house in June 2009. I began construction of my new shop in July and finiished in November 2009. It measures 28 x 40 feet. I wanted space that would allow good organization of...

Display Case

This display case is constructed with solid oak and plywood. It was finished with a 50/50 mix of Watco medium walnut/cheery stain and coated with varnish.

Cherry Armoire

I made this armoire in 1989 for a client who wanted somewhere to store her sweaters. It is constructed of solid cherry. It is finished with five coats of hand rubbed Watco Danish Oil and then...

Old Pine Hutch

I built ths pine hutch in 2007. It is constructed of solid white pine and measures 19"w x 45"l x 89"h. I used The New Yankee Workshop plan #9904. I used Old Masters "Early American" gel stain with a...

Arts and Crafts Bed

I built this bed in 2009. It is constructed of quartersawn white oak and finished with a 50/50 mix of medium walnut/cherry stain. It was then coated with varnish.

"Stickley" inspired sideboard

This "Stickley" inspired sideboard is constructed of quartersawn white oak. I was fortunate in finding matched boards that I used to create a very unique figure on the top.

Cherry Entertainment Center

Built-in cherry entertainment center. Metal grilles in the doors allow for ventilation for the electronics in the left cabinet and the subwoofer is enclosed in the right cabinet. The cabinets are...

Recent comments

Re: UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

This would be a great addition to my library

Re: UPDATE: Arts & Crafts Style Coffee Table with Gregory Paolini

This looks like an excellent DVD for my library

Re: Win an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live!

I'd love to attend

Re: UPDATE: Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers - The Basics with Dave Richards

I've struggled with trying to use Sketchup using a book but I find that it is often better to learn by watching and doing. I look forward to purchasing the video if I don't win it.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Greene and Greene Furniture: Poems of Wood & Light by David Mathias

This looks like a great book

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Esherick, Maloof, Nakashima: Homes of the Master Wood Artisans by Tina Skinner

This would be a great addition to my library

Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Surface Preparation and Staining by Hendrik Varju

This will no doubt be another superb DVD set. I have attended many of Hendrik's seminars and I doubt there is anyone who covers a topic more thoroughly than he does. I'm no longer local to Hendrik's location so this is an excellent way for him to teach at a distance. I would love to have a copy.

Re: Arts and Crafts Bed

The plans are from Wood Magazine October 2004 Issue 158.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks

This would make a great addition to the library

Re: Home of Eakins Fine Woodworks

Note to Geppetto - hahaha, thanks for the tips. I just got the shop finished and I had to start on some commissions that were falling behind. There are plans n the works to fill the walls in the near future. Right now I'm working on the honey-do list.

Re: Home of Eakins Fine Woodworks

Thanks TimR. The heating has worked out very well this winter. It was our first and we really didn't know what to expect other than it would be cold and there would be lots of snow. The heater is powered by propane and I haven't got the exact number yet as to cost but I am pleased with the performance. The temperature in the shop is constant( I keep it around 62F and it's very comfortable with no cold spots). The second floor heats well too just through convection but I have roughed in for two single line rad heaters. I will have to add a mixing valve to regulate the water temp. One thing for anyone thinking about using a tankless heater - The companies don't recommend it because of codes but between the lines they say they will work. Just do your due dilligence when lookng at different manufacturers.

Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Wood Science & Design by Hendrik Varju

I have attended several of Hendrik's day long seminars, one of which was Wood Science and Design. I've also got both the Table Saw and Jointer DVD's. The DVD sets cover exactly the same content that he covers during the seminars which makes them ideal for those who can't attend the seminar or as a reference tool for those wanting to recall. The information Hendrik provides during the Wood Science and Design seminar is so extensive that this DVD will be a valuable asset to anyone who includes it in their library.

Re: "Stickley" inspired sideboard

I stained the sideboard with a 3/1 mixture of Watco medium walnut and cherry stain. I then applied a coat of 3/1 varnish/mineral spirits, followed by 3 coats of 50/50 varnish/mineral spirits, wet sanding between coats and a final coat of 3/1 varnish/mineral spirits.
I've not made end tables as of yet.

Re: Bench Cookie Giveaway

What an ingenious invention. I can't wait to try them out

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