Ravenfinewoodworking

I got a request to make some more serving trays to sell, and since I had some spare wood of various kinds laying around, I decided why not.

So enjoy the video.

In this video I am making a turntable base for my record player.

I had some spare African Teak laying around, that would be an excellent wood, since it is a hard dense wood. I had previously used it to make my mallet, due to the robustness and hardness.

I also added some adjustable rubber feet, to absorb vibration and to level the base for the turntable.

Index
00:00 Introduction
01:37 Flattening all the pieces
03:24 Gluing and fixing the base
05:04 Making inlays for base
06:28 Gluing in the inlays
08:50 Adding the feet for the base
10:03 Base done
10:31 Demonstration

I have been collecting some LP Vinyl records for a while now. However, it is now time to get a dedicated holder for the records, since having them lie flat on their sides and some stacked on each other is not good for the records long term.

Also, searching for a record is becoming a real pain with all the different stacks.

Of course, in stead of buying a record crate holder, I made one from left over pieces in my workshop using my traditional hand tools.

00:00 Introduction
01:47 Preparing pieces for the bottom
04:18 Preparing sides for dovetails
06:31 Adding Bow-ties to splits
07:26 Adding side shape decoration
09:13 Assembling of all the parts
10:38 Making the feet
11:10 Making the side handles
12:49 Showcasing the holder
13:37 Demonstration & Outro

I received a request to make a lingerie dresser for someone. Haven't made a dresser before, so this was a good opportunity to learn.

In the final part the focus is on getting all drawers done, in order to complete the whole dresser.

Wood used is a Mahogany family wood. Very hard with some tear out areas, but it looks quite nice after oiling.

00:00 Introduction
01:01 Flattening the parts
03:25 Making the dovetails
07:25 Assembling the drawers parts
08:20 Staining the oak parts
09:10 Fitting the bottom board and staining
10:26 Adding drawer stoppers
10:57 Drawer complete

I received a request to make a lingerie dresser for someone. Haven't made a dresser before, so this was a good opportunity to learn.

In part 2 the focus is on getting the carcass finished with all the remaining parts, which includes the top and back cover.

Wood used is a Mahogany family wood. Very hard with some tear out areas, but it looks quite nice after oiling.

00:00 Introduction
02:05 Gluing in the cross bars
03:26 Adding the slider bars
03:58 Gluing in the guide bars
04:57 Preparing the top parts
06:32 Explaining about turn-buttons
07:24 Adding mortise holes for turn-buttons
07:54 Securing the top to carcass with turn-buttons

I received a request to make a lingerie dresser for someone. Haven't made a dresser before, so this was a good opportunity to learn.

In part 1 the focus is on preparing all the main stock items, i.e. flattening, untwisting, uncapping etc. as well as getting the main frame of the carcass of the dresser done.

Wood used is a Mahogany family wood. Very hard with some tear out areas, but it looks quite nice after oiling.

00:00 Introduction
03:04 Main parts showcase
04:45 Flattening the side face panels
06:37 Chisel guide for mortising
08:30 Side frame mock up
09:35 Rounding and finishing the legs
10:27 Gluing up the side frames
12:54 Adding the frames together
13:30 Main carcass frame completed

For this Valentine's day, I decided to make a heart shape bowl, using Julatong wood for the project, since it is an nice carving friendly wood to use.

00:00 Introduction
01:44 Carving out the bowl
03:06 Sawing out the handle waste
05:09 Sawing out the bowl waste
06:01 Shaping the bowl with file
07:18 Adding patterns with punches
08:55 Display of bowl

Making a small bookshelf 70s inspired design of mine. The middle row will contain the books, with drawers added to the top and bottom.

Part 3 focuses on making the drawers of the unit, as well as final assembly and placing of the unit with books and decorations.

Music: Red Sky by Dan Yan Key

00:00 Introduction
1:17 Wide ripping panels with band saw
03:38 Preparing the shelve stock
05:28 Making the half-lap dovetails
07:16 Test fitting the half-lap dovetail
08:27 Test fitting the bottom slider for a drawer
09:03 Preparing the drawer pull levers
10:06 Glue up of drawers
11:07 Adding the pull levers
12:19 Final unit complete

Making a small bookshelf 70s inspired design of mine. The middle row will contain the books, with drawers added to the top and bottom.

Part 2 focuses on making the legs of the unit. This time I am adding some level adjusters to each leg, since my floor in my house is not even, i.e. slopes downward. Using the adjusters will avoid rocking and making the unit more level.

Music: Cocktail Reception by Dan Yan Key

00:00 Introduction
00: Making grain the same on all legs
02:40 Preparing the supports
05:15 Adding tenons to the legs
05:53 Adding decorations to the legs
07:10 Adding the adjusters
08:30 Gluing on the legs
09:26 Legs on unit

I have been using wooden mallets more and more in my work in stead of the nylon hammer, since it just feels better with regards to control and grip.

However, I only have a 'light' and 'heavy' weight mallets. No in between weight to use, since sometimes the light mallet is too flimsy for heavier work, and the heavy mallet causes fatigue during the work.

I made the mallet out of a hard wood, i.e. African Teak in order for the weight and durability.

Music: Panorama by Dan Yan Key

00:00 Introduction
00:42 Preparing all the parts
03:17 Shaping the head
04:30 Shaping the handle
05:52 Adding decorations
07:14 Assembling parts
08:14 Adding DIY Danish Oil
08:45 Presentation of Hammer

Making a small bookshelf 70s inspired design of mine. The middle row will contain the books, with drawers added to the top and bottom.

Part 1 focuses on making the main unit/carcass for the books and drawers.

This build was more challenging since I made the boards too thin - they were suppose to be thicker. But gives a more elegant/finer feel at the end of the day.

Music: Sunsett Bossa by Dan Yan Key

00:00 Introduction
00:30 Preparing wood stock
02:37 Dovetail layouts and cutting
04:25 Grooves for Dividers
06:55 Assembling bottom box
08:02 Assembling top box
10:19 Assembling all main pieces
11:04 Adding back plates
12:23 Finished carcass

When I have to do DIY work around the house, I have to carry my tools in my hands and make frequent trips for extra stuff I need from my workshop where the tools are kept.

So I decided to make a toolbox and settled on making a Japanese style toolbox. However, I modified a few things to add features that I wanted, i.e. a top box on the lid, a sliding box in the toolbox itself and a 'key-lock' pin in stead of a wedge to secure the lid.

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Music: Finale Slowly by Dee-Yan-Key

00:00 Introduction

00:44 Prepping the wood
01:48 Main parts for the toolbox
03:59 Assembling the main box
06:39 Making the Inner sliding box
07:45 Making the Lid with top box
10:44 Making the 'key-slot
12:42 Showcasing the toolbox
13:42 Demonstrating with tools in toolbox

I saw in the past a lot of different communities/cultures have a wall or mural where they have pictures of loved ones that have passed away, and decided I also wanted to make one.

Different size pictures/portraits can be added to "wall" as needed.

No music added to this video.

Wood used is Kiaat wood.

00:00 Introduction
01:21 Flattening the faces
03:40 Main parts completed
04:58 Adding decorations
05:38 Glue up of main panel
08:01 Adding side decoration to candle holder
08:38 Glue up of last piece
10:06 Hanging up on the wall

I decided to start making my own furniture designs, starting with the "L-Stand Cabinet".

In Part 3, I am making the table for the L-stand to sit on. Pegs holds the L-stand top the table, in order to prevent it from sliding/falling off. However, the pegs are not glued on the L-stand or table, and can therefore be removed if required. Wood is European Beechwood.

In part 3, I will focus on making the table stand.

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Music: Rooftop Garden - by Dan Yan-key

00:00 Introduction
00:53 Jointing the boards
02:15 Main parts of table
04:46 Finishing the Brace bars
06:50 Support bars for the table
07:37 Gluing on the support bar
09:04 Draw boring the legs
09:50 Gluing on the legs
10:34 Drilling peg holes
11:11 Testing out the peg fitting
11:46 Table finished with L-stand

At our house's front door entrance, there is no place to hang your coat/hat or bag. I decided was high time to make one.

I had some left over Julatong wood that would be ideal for the task, especially to make moldings to go around the main board itself.

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Music: Beach Walk

00:00 Introduction
00:36 Flattening process for board
03:00 Making the bars for moldings
04:26 Making the moldings
05:17 Sawing and gluing the moldings
06:08 Raw coat hanger completed
07:03 Adding the fittings to the board
07:44 Installing the board to the wall
08:27 Demonstrating the coat hanger

I decided to start making my own furniture designs, starting with the "L-Stand Cabinet".

In Part 2, I am making the drawers for the cabinet stand. Wood being used is Meranti, Kiaat and Beech. For the drawer pull levers, I ordered some knurled ones from a store.

In part 3, I will focus on making the table stand.

My website:
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Music: Grass

00:00 Introduction
00:33 Preparing the stock
03:03 Making the dovetails
04:38 Making the dovetail pins
06:27 Adding grooves to panels
08:38 Glue-up of the drawers
10:10 Showing the complete drawers
10:57 Testing each drawer to the cabinet

I recently bought a vacuum cleaner with an extra cyclone chamber to help clean the shop, and for potential use with a band saw.

However, the setup is quite cumbersome, so I decided to build a trolley to house everything, as well as accessories and cables in a middle compartment.

My website:💻 https://ravenfinewoodworking.com/

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Music: "Your Suggestions"
00:00 Introduction

01:12 Preparing the pine stock
03:11 Making the dovetails
04:24 Making the dovetail pins
05:46 Testing the dovetail boards
06:25 Making dados for compartments
07:12 Gluing panels together
08:00 Making the handles
09:40 Main trolley done (unpainted)
10:17 Adding the wheels
10:53 Demonstrating the trolley

I decided to start making my own furniture designs, starting with the "L-Stand Cabinet".

In Part 1 I am making the main cabinet stand, with all the back panels and inlay panels. Protruding dovetails for the Meranti wood, European Beech wood for the back panels and Kiaat wood for the inlays.

The beech wood is quite hard - will probably not ever again use it for back panels etc. - very slow work.

My website:
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Music: Asleep with the sun.

00:00 Introduction
01:31 Sawing out dovetails
04:53 Creating Dados for shelves
05:57 Sawing out back panels
06:60 Sawing out inlay panels
08:12 Adding DIY Danish Oil
08:42 Gluing back panels
09:02 Showing the cabinet

A liquor stand or tray that has a Gundam motif painted on. Wood used was Kiaat wood.

My website:
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Music: Bright Eye Blues

00:00 Introduction
01:08 Ripping piece into two
02:03 Gluing pieces together
02:40 Making rebates on panel
03:36 Making mouldings
05:35 Gluing mouldings to panel
06:14 Painting the mouldings
07:45 Painting the strips
08:23 Tracing the Gundam Motif
09:01 Painting the Gundam Motif
09:34 Display of Liquor Stand
10:00 Display with contrast

In one of my previous videos, I have made a twin screw vise for my bench (Shoulder Screw Vise - link below). However, I wanted to make a 'desktop' version of the twin screw vise, i.e. a 'Moxon Vise'.

Main reasons were to ease dovetailing and other related sawing work on pieces, and the other was to just make one for making sake.

I tried a new carving motif, but not sure I am too happy on the outcome.

Shoulder Screw Vise Video: https://youtu.be/O9C_JHaKvfU

My website:💻 https://ravenfinewoodworking.com/

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Music: Inner Light

00:00 Introduction
00:34 Preparing stock
01:55 Drilling holes
02:25 Tapping the holes
03:04 Chamfering the chop
05:48 Making Guide pieces
06:26 Carving out the design
07:03 Adding DIY Danish Oil
07:45 Adding leather piece
08:38 Final piece using clamps
09:26 Showing using hold-fasts
09:55 Demonstrating holding of pieces

I wanted to practice some curls/twirls carving, so I decided to make some 'magic wands' with twirls in them. Wood used is Julatong wood.

My website:
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Music: Smoke by Crowander

This is the second part and last part of making the leg vise. In this video I make the jaw of the vise itself, as well as fitting everything together at the end to test out.

All in all, I am quite happy with the vise itself, as it creates a lot of clamping pressure, and will most likely use it as part of the workbench toolkit.

My website:💻 https://ravenfinewoodworking.com/

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Music: Driving Home by Dan-Yan-Key1

00:00 Intro
01:25 Drilling hole for pilot dowel
02:09 Shaping the jaw
03:08 Making the jaw flush with the tabletop
03:49 Sawing out the bottom for floor wedge
04:33 Preparing the the foot piece
05:30 Carving decorations on the face of the vise
06:45 Adding new DIY Danish Oil
07:25 Assembling the vise to table
08:09 Testing the foot wedge
08:44 Testing out the clamping of the leg vise
09:56 Detail shots of leg vise

I always wanted to try a leg vise after seeing other use it with their workbenches - so I decided to make one for my bench.

The first part is to make the screw for the leg vise.

My website:
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Music: Night & Day by Dan-Yan-Key

00:00 Introduction
01:29 Threading the rod
02:16 Tapping thread hole in workbench
03:08 Shaping the handle for screw
04:17 Turning end-caps for lever
06:11 Making a Rosetta for the handle hole
07:14 Adding DIY oil coat to screw
07:33 Assembly of screw

In the past I have made some wooden spoons - plain ones and odd/fancy design ones. So, I decided to make some small tea spoons out of some Julatong that I had around.

My website:
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Music: Hurt So Good Blues

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Created 2 years, 6 months ago.

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Category DIY & Gardening

I am passionate about traditional woodwork and woodworking methods, as well as the value offered by working and creating by ones hands.

I make various projects using traditional hand tools and methods from different species of wood. Sometimes however, depending on the project, I will use my band saw to help roughly rip-cut wood in order to obtain thinner planks as part of the preparation step of a project.

I also create wooden spoons using hand tools only, with designs varying from traditional to my own creative inspirations.

My website:
💻 Website: http://ravenfinewoodworking.com/

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