Woodworking
Finishing Touches on the Dresser Project

Completion and Finishing Touches Final Drawer Alignment The drawers are inset by 1/8″. This is done by having them held in place with squares as shown or a wooden jig. It is important to have both front corners held in place at once as it is very easy to accidentally move the drawer while gluing […]

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Cooking
Beef Stew (a.k.a. Beef Bourguignon)

Beef stew One of our favorite mid-winter dinners is a hearty beef stew accompanied by fresh baked bread.   The bread of choice today is a Sourdough Baguette but almost anything freshly baked will do. Meat The meat is a chuck roast of about 3 lbs. Break apart along the seams and trim off all of […]

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Cooking
Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Stuffed thighs are better than stuffed breasts You will find many recipes for stuffed chicken breasts. However stuffing chicken thighs produces a taster and juicier dish.  A few years ago we were set to make stuffed chicken breasts and only had a package of thighs on hand.  It takes a bit of a lighter touch […]

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Woodworking
Staining the dressers

Finishing for “pop” With the quarter sawn oak, I want to enhance the grain figure while also making the mix of white and red oak piece blend together.  Additionally the finish requests were for 2 different colors.  David and Elyse wanted a traditional Mission Oak style color and Jessie wanted a “Cherry” finish. This matches […]

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