Jay Bates

Jay Bates

www.jayscustomcreations.com
Just a guy who likes to make instead of buy. Im a big fan of DIY projects
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The glue board. The only boards in woodworking that naturally get thicker. How many of you have one of these fine tools?

The glue board. The only boards in woodworking that naturally get thicker. How many of you have one of these fine tools?

Second stop for the day at @woodcraftgallery wish me luck!

Second stop for the day at @woodcraftgallery wish me luck!

First time using this @generalfinishes finish. I like it a lot so far. I just put the second coat down. It levels out so well. How many coats should I put on this little box? #curlyhickory #woodworking #box #hashtag #smellsliketeenspirit

First time using this @generalfinishes finish. I like it a lot so far. I just put the second coat down. It levels out so well. How many coats should I put on this little box? #curlyhickory #woodworking #box #hashtag #smellsliketeenspirit

In case you're wondering... a few quart cans of finish and some rough sawn hardwood make a competitive alternate to ikea/Wal-Mart shelving. Especially considering the commute and assembly time. Quart cans make good bookends too. I'll have to do my best Indiana Jones impression if I have to swap one of these cans to actually use the finish.

In case you're wondering... a few quart cans of finish and some rough sawn hardwood make a competitive alternate to ikea/Wal-Mart shelving. Especially considering the commute and assembly time. Quart cans make good bookends too. I'll have to do my best Indiana Jones impression if I have to swap one of these cans to actually use the finish.

No finish. No filter. #hickory #sexy

No finish. No filter. #hickory #sexy

Good morning everybody. I'm making a box today out of that curly hickory from yesterday. Experimenting with tiny handsaw spines first though. Thin kerf Japanese saw for the cut and a really heavy plane shaving for the spline. More decoration than strength. Thumb for scale. #wooworking

Good morning everybody. I'm making a box today out of that curly hickory from yesterday. Experimenting with tiny handsaw spines first though. Thin kerf Japanese saw for the cut and a really heavy plane shaving for the spline. More decoration than strength. Thumb for scale. #wooworking

Eye see you. And now that you can't unsee this. Click the link in my bio for more information and a video that I made but did not shoot.

Eye see you. And now that you can't unsee this. Click the link in my bio for more information and a video that I made but did not shoot.

My wife reads a LOT. A book a day if she has the time. I tell everyone I read the internet. It's really hard for me to not get distracted and keep my head in a book. There's been very few that I can't put down. This is one of them. I picked it up based upon a recommendation to answer a couple questions I had about Frank Klause's workbench and I've been sucked in. I can't put it down. #woodworking #book #greatread #workbench #workbenches

My wife reads a LOT. A book a day if she has the time. I tell everyone I read the internet. It's really hard for me to not get distracted and keep my head in a book. There's been very few that I can't put down. This is one of them. I picked it up based upon a recommendation to answer a couple questions I had about Frank Klause's workbench and I've been sucked in. I can't put it down. #woodworking #book #greatread #workbench #workbenches

African Blackwood and olivewood chisel mallets. Holy smokes these are nice. Great heft to them as well. The larger is a treat to use in dense hardwoods like hickory and the smaller has just the right amount of weight for control in soft woods. Made by @woodworking1.hit him up if you're interested in a set.

African Blackwood and olivewood chisel mallets. Holy smokes these are nice. Great heft to them as well. The larger is a treat to use in dense hardwoods like hickory and the smaller has just the right amount of weight for control in soft woods. Made by @woodworking1.hit him up if you're interested in a set.

Thank you @marcphelps! Great job on this. Everyone click his name and give him a follow :) Merry Christmas dude!

Thank you @marcphelps! Great job on this. Everyone click his name and give him a follow :) Merry Christmas dude!

Thank you @cranforddesignworks! Top notch quality on this burnisher and Mississippi key fob. The instruction card with color photos on the back is really nice as well. If you guys need a scraper burnisher check out @cranforddesignworks! #cardscraper #cabinetscraper #burnishingtool #handtools #handtoolthursday <- every day...

Thank you Top notch quality on this burnisher and Mississippi key fob. The instruction card with color photos on the back is really nice as well. If you guys need a scraper burnisher check out <- every day.

Looking for a Christmas gift idea? You can knock out one of these blanket chests in a single day...seriously.  Plans: http://bit.ly/2hSBCjQ

This project is a pocket hole blanket chest. The pocket hole construction allows this project to be made very quickly and easily and the addition of the plywood panels increase strength and tie eveā€¦

Snow on the workbench. Winter has come. Kidding! (kinda).  #TBT to the time we power carved INSIDE! Don't do that kids. Video: http://bit.ly/2zqIMDm

Snow on the workbench. Winter has come. Kidding! (kinda). #TBT to the time we power carved INSIDE! Don't do that kids. Video: http://bit.ly/2zqIMDm