Category: newjersey

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’m #notwoodworking today because I’m all dres…

I’m #notwoodworking today because I’m all dressed up for a fancy wedding at the union league in Philly. Currently killing some time waiting for the shuttle, so I’ll update you on my outfit, which of course features TJS wooden accents.

I’m wearing a charcoal suit, black tie, and a STUNNING 😉 hand made menswear set in spalted sycamore. This is one of my favorites for sure. Sycamore just has such awesome woodgrain patterns.
Congrats KL and DK!
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#wood #wooden #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #tie #tiebar #jewelry #cufflinks #menswear #mensfashion #fashion #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #finewoodworking #diy #doityourself #fancy #blacktiewedding #earrings #necklace #weddinggift #gift #thejawnshop #handmade #handcrafted #nj #newjersey #madeinNJ (at The Union League of Philadelphia)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoUYMOHAfN-/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=13xcgkptjsof5

Final tree trunk is cut, on to the leaves! I l…

Final tree trunk is cut, on to the leaves!
I love how gnarly this one is. Like something from an Edgar Allen Poe story 👻
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#wood #woodworking #woodworker #wooden #scrollsaw #scrollsawart #scrollsawproject #tree #trees #walnut #maple #burl #burlwood #jatoba #wenge #diy #doityourself #handmade #handcrafted #decor #art #wallart #woodart #nj #newjersey #madeinNJ #maker #makersgonnamake #thejawnshop
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoKgqcmgPBb/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=eeju0b5c1ya

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

Tree trunk number 2 complete. The trunk is wha…

Tree trunk number 2 complete. The trunk is what counts, all these little branch ends are just areas that will support the leaf layer above it. That layer will have some gaps cut in so you can see the branches beneath, but the cartoony V’s will all be hidden. Trust me, it makes sense in my head 😉
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#wood #woodworking #woodworker #wooden #scrollsaw #scrollsawart #scrollsawproject #tree #trees #walnut #maple #burl #burlwood #jatoba #wenge #diy #doityourself #handmade #handcrafted #decor #art #wallart #woodart #nj #newjersey #madeinNJ #maker #makersgonnamake #thejawnshop (at New Jersey)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn4tHp5AqZY/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1isye4viluv7m

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

I guess I neglected to post anything about it …

I guess I neglected to post anything about it in my feed, but this weekend in between the fridge cabinet build and getting some materials in order for the hand cut dovetail challenge, I also did a ton of prep work on the scrollsaw tree art project that I started forever ago.
I finally got some contact paper to try out @thehouseoftimber ‘s method for adhering paper templates. Previously, I just used a thin layer of spray adhesive directly on the wood, which didn’t always peel off clean and required razor scraping. Lizzy’s contact paper method works great and bonus: you get to do all those super satisfying contact paper peels! 😃
This is the first little tree that will be in the foreground and will have big leaf maple burl leaves.
To prep all my blanks, they were planed to 1/4”, bookmatched and glued, then sanded to 220. Then I add the contact paper, spray adhesive in the back of my paper template, slap it on and I’m good to scroll. Litzy has a story highlight if you want to see how a pro does it. I’m just a scrollsaw hack 😂
Now that the boring prep work is done, I hope to fit in a little scrolling here or there and make some good progress on this project. I have a story highlight so you can follow along too (I know it’s annoying when I’m jumping from project to project in every other post. Sorry not sorry, it’s how I get things done 🤪).
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#wood #woodworking #woodworker #wooden #scrollsaw #scrollsawart #scrollsawproject #tree #trees #walnut #maple #burl #burlwood #jatoba #wenge #diy #doityourself #handmade #handcrafted #decor #art #wallart #woodart #nj #newjersey #madeinNJ #maker #makersgonnamake #thejawnshop (at New Jersey)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn1OPvzAvAJ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=dw0a22lvj6lf