Category: comission

I finished this board a while back but we fina…

I finished this board a while back but we finally got together with some friends so I could pass it along. Black walnut and hard maple in a classic alternating stripe design. Goes great with everything, especially chocolate chip cookies 🍪😃
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #pasta #italian #authentic #handmade #italian #handcrafted #finewoodworking #accessories #chef #handmade #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #maker #display #comission #buylocal #buysmall #haddonfield #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #farmersmarket #thejawnshop
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqUvxszgIlF/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=13btrischu0hn

Closing the books on the custom stain matched …

Closing the books on the custom stain matched maple shaker style refrigerator cabinet. Did an after hours install in the client’s office this evening, so here’s a final picture of the piece in its new home.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #handmade #handcrafted #cabinet #shakercabinets #finewoodworking #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #maple #birch #woodworkingcommunity #thejawnshop
https://www.instagram.com/p/BosOFwtg5hB/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=rp3czui1gw7v

Here’s the nearly complete fridge cabinet. Ju…

Here’s the nearly complete fridge cabinet. Just needs some feet so the door opens smoothly 🙄
Honestly, not my best work, but its functional (or will be tomorrow). I should have spent a little more time planning, then the little hiccups like the hinge spacing, and door size might not have been problems. The stain matching was a whole other problem, but I’ve detailed that saga already. The finished piece wound up with @generalfinishes brown mahogany and gel topcoat. Kind of a weird application with the gel coat, but the satin finish looks great. Almost exactly like the sample i was aiming for in color, texture and sheen.
Next time, I’ll draw a complete plan (which I usually do, but decided to skip for no good reason) and I’ll spend a bit more on premium finishes the first time. Nothing worse than ruining a nice project with a crappy finish.
Back to dovetails tomorrow.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #handmade #handcrafted #cabinet #shakercabinets #finewoodworking #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #maple #birch #woodworkingcommunity #thejawnshop
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bopq02xglc2/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ini1l2tn1hg0

Maple jatoba and figured birch getting a touch…

Maple jatoba and figured birch getting a touch-up oil treatment before heading off to a wedding. I love chatoyance.
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#cuttingboard
#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #pasta #italian #authentic #handmade #italian #handcrafted #finewoodworking #accessories #chef #handmade #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #maker #display #comission #buylocal #buysmall #haddonfield #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #farmersmarket #thejawnshop (at The Jawn Shop)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bofa9ayh3KZ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=7yyysl7f8oqb

The custom built and color matched refrigerato…

The custom built and color matched refrigerator cabinet with shaker style door is assembled and the fridge fits!
I quintuple checked the measurements before starting, but there’s always a chance of messing something up. It’s a big relief to see it fitting together.
The second color of new stain was just about perfect with the sample swatch for the existing furniture, so I just applied a coat of general finishes over the super crappy minwax and it turned out pretty good. The maple door evened out and took on a much more consistent tone, so it’s a disaster averted.
Next step will be his new assembly but not install. After the hinge holes are drilled, I’ll be doing a satin gel topcoat inside and out, 3x. Should be ready for delivery and food next week.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #handmade #handcrafted #cabinet #shakercabinets #finewoodworking #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #maple #birch #woodworkingcommunity #thejawnshop
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoXOwddAfz_/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1ani4dw2rcl61

I took the weekend off for a quick camping get…

I took the weekend off for a quick camping getaway. The weather got a little iffy both nights and not much sleep was had, but it was still nice to get out. Today, after cleaning up and repacking all the gear, I didn’t have it in me to jump back in to dovetails or refinishing this cabinet, so I cleaned up the shop a bit and took on a small shop project which should have a great benefit in the long run.
I’ve said it a million times: having a small shop forces you to be as efficient as possible. Before, when doing any finishing work, everything else had to stop and every horizontal surface became a drying table. No longer! I added the final lengths of French cleat to the far corner of the shop and made a quick 2×4 and conduit vertical rack. (Swipe for the after pic) this should greatly help the tiny shop flow.
This week, my dovetail guide should arrive, so I’ll get in some final practice with that on some me 1/2” red oak that I picked up before starting the real thing. And the main job will be finishing/refinishing these cabinet panels. The new stain is in and the top coat is on the way. Hopefully that’s all it takes to beautify them, otherwise, it’ll be sanding city for me.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #handmade #handcrafted #cabinet #shakercabinets #finewoodworking #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #maple #birch #woodworkingcommunity #thejawnshop #workshopimprovements #frenchcleat

https://www.instagram.com/p/BoFnIdGgveW/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ayszd673z542

I’m never using minwax gel stain again. How ma…

I’m never using minwax gel stain again. How many bad experiences does it take to learn a lesson? First picture is after the second coat, which should have made this maple cabinet door a solid dark red chestnut as advertised.
First pic is after the first coat, notice how it’s darker? All the second coat did was wipe off the first. Followed the directions to the letter and even used their recommended pre treatment product. This stuff is garbage. The only thing that is predictable about it is it’s inconsistency and inferior results. I don’t like to complain on social media, but buyer beware, this stuff is JawnShop REJECTED 👎🏻
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #handmade #handcrafted #cabinet #shakercabinets #finewoodworking #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #maple #birch #woodworkingcommunity #thejawnshop #badproduct
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn3WRqRg-A4/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=7epzny55cuhr

Kind of a slow day recovering from some deep s…

Kind of a slow day recovering from some deep southern NJ fun last night at the monster truck throwdown and BBQ feast. (#teamAvenger swipe to watch him win a heat)
Now I’m in the garage getting the first coat of stain on the fridge cabinet. After some testing that I won’t bore you with, I ended up using the minwax pre stain wood conditioner. It clogged the deep pores nicely on both the birch and maple and generally looked pretty even compared to untreated. Now I’m using a compatible minwax gel stain and ruining perfectly nice wood with an ugly color to match the office’s furniture selection. It’s going to need a few coats to get as dark as the sample swatch I’ve got. So far, so-ok.
Anyone have any tips on how to get stain as dark as the label indicates that it will stain wood? Add black dye or something? Ugh.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #handmade #handcrafted #cabinet #shakercabinets #finewoodworking #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #maple #birch #woodworkingcommunity #thejawnshop (at Bridgeport Speedway)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnzkCKpgDGJ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=6wvpg8u1buav

After prepping the wood for the hand cut dovet…

After prepping the wood for the hand cut dovetail challenge, I got back to the fridge cabinet. Final addition was a hidden finger groove in lieu of hardware on the front. Then I re sanded everything to 220 and softened the edges on the maple shaker door.
After all that, I did some pre treatment and stain testing, trying to get this birch to match the maple, and the maple to be as dark and as even as the sample of the existing furniture I’ve got. It’s looking close, but it needs to be darker. We’ll see what a second coat does tomorrow. .
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #handmade #handcrafted #cabinet #shakercabinets #finewoodworking #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #maple #birch #woodworkingcommunity #thejawnshop
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnwyNMeFDdZ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1au7j40i06btj

Maple shaker style cabinet update: not much. I…

Maple shaker style cabinet update: not much. It’s out of the clamps and I re-sanded all surfaces at 220, just to make sure there were minimal variations at the joints. Then I got out the DIY euro hinge kit I made for the laundry room upgrade and used it to mark and drill the holes for the cabinet hardware. I don’t usually use forstner bits in maple, man it’s hard stuff! Had to get out a diamond file and touch up the edge twice.
Next job on this will be routing a finger groove as a hidden door pull on the opposite side.
In other news, the new magnets came in, so I got the chisel display drilled, magnetized and assembled. Just some trim work to do next. No pictures, sorry. More tomorrow.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #handmade #handcrafted #cabinet #shakercabinets #finewoodworking #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #maple #birch #woodworkingcommunity #thejawnshop
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnm4hDBgg27/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=e39s57ht5ot4