Corbin Dunn
Redwood Monkey

Woodworking

Woodworking Table Saw Cross Cut/Miter Sled

I decided that I needed a cross cut sled to better cut big slabs. With an inlaid track I could hold down odd wood sizes and safely cut them. I could have easily designed my... [read more]
Woodworking

Utility Sink & Concrete Counter Top

This is an older project, but I’m going to document a few details and share the SketchUp file so other people can repeat it. I needed a small utility sink to replace a cheap plastic... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Live Edge Oak Coffee Table

This table is for sale!  $400. Shipping is negotiable, but I prefer a local sale (Santa Cruz, or the Bay Area). Email me if you are interested (corbin at corbinstreehouse dot com). The table is... [read more]
Woodworking
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Woodworking Plans Organization

Hey Everyone! I’ve reorganized a lot of information on my site to make things easier to find. Here are all woodworking plans (SketchUp files) for you to download: Woodworking Plans by Corbin Dunn
Woodworking

Slab Leveling Router Jig / Planing Sled

I’ve got a ton of oak slabs from a tree I milled, and I need a good jig to flatten them. I recalled reading a Fine Woodworking article where Nick Offerman made a jig, and... [read more]
Project Videos, Woodworking

Working Large Slabs – Introduction

I made a router jig for flattening large slabs. It is based off of Nick Offerman’s design that I saw in an issue of Fine Woodworking a few years ago. I’ll draw up the dimensions... [read more]
Woodworking

Kitchen Remodel Progress

My kitchen remodel is going slow, but I finally got to the point where I could install some of the cabinets! Next up will be a concrete countertop.
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Kitchen Cabinets: Introduction and Sketchup

I’m remodeling my kitchen and building new cabinets out of alder wood. I like to remember what I did, so I’ll write up some details for the next wood working project I tackle. The first... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Video: Alaskan mill used to make oak wood slabs!

Hey guys! In this "adventures of Corbin" episode I'm using my Alaskan Mill to make my own oak wood slabs! Check it out in case you are interested in doing it yourself, as I go over the basics on what I did. A pretty large oak tree fell down on my property last summer, and I wanted to see if I could get some usable wood of it. This is my second time using an alaskan mill, and it is a lot of hard work, but good fun. If you liked the video, subscribe! It encourages me to make more cool films.
Video, Woodworking

Woodworking: Jewelry Rack

My wife requested one thing for Christmas: a custom made jewelry rack. Originally I was thinking of welding something together out of old gears and sprockets, but the power went out right when I was... [read more]
Woodworking
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Chesapeake 16LT Kayak: It hits the water

In October 2016 I got a wooden kayak kit. In February 2017 it finally hit the water! It took a little longer than I expected, but I’m happy with the result! Here I am taking... [read more]
General, Woodworking

Chesapeake 16LT Kayak: Part 14 – Finished.

Happy days are here! Actually, most all my days are happy days, but the kayak is done! I installed the seat and hatch straps. The seat is just some foam glued in, and in the... [read more]
General, Woodworking
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Chesapeake 16LT Kayak: Part 13: Wet sanding

I did some wet sanding on the kayak after the first coat. The directions say to use 400 grit, but I wet sanded the first two coats with 320, and then switched to 400 for... [read more]
General, Woodworking

Chesapeake 16LT Kayak Part 12: Starting the finishing process

I was gone for a few weeks in Japan, so progress on the kayak has been slow. I’m back to doing some work on it. First I had to sand it a ton. 80 grit,... [read more]
General, Woodworking
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Chesapeake Kayak: Almost done (video)

   
General, Woodworking

Building the Chesapeake 16LT Kayak: Part 11 – Mark and Cut Holes

Okay! Progress is happening when I have spare time. I glued on the cowling around the opening, cut it to fit and sanded it smooth. The glue-up was a bit tricky…I didn’t have quite enough... [read more]
General, Woodworking

Building the Chesapeake 16LT Kayak: Part 10 – Top Coat

I used 4oz fiberglass on top, per the instructions in the kit. I was afraid I was going to run out of epoxy hardener, so I only glassed half of the boat at first. This... [read more]
General, Woodworking

Building the Chesapeake 16LT Kayak: Part 9 – Rounding the top and sanding

I’ve been busy having fun doing other things, so the kayak progress isn’t too fast. Yesterday I finished rounding off the corners of the top, and sanded through all the grits from 80 on up... [read more]
General, Woodworking

Building the Chesapeake 16LT Kayak: Part 8 – Gluing the top on

The next big step in the kayak was to glue the top on. First you put a coat of unthickened epoxy on the bottom side of the top piece, and then use thickened (cab-o-sil) epoxy... [read more]
General, Woodworking

Chesapeake 16 LT Kayak: Part 7: Planing the end clamps

The next step in my kayak building journey was to plane the end clamps. These need a specific radius that changes depending on where you are along the top of the boat. The kit includes... [read more]
General, Woodworking

Building the Chesapeake 16LT Kayak: Part 6 – The bottom side glassing!

The next big step is to glass the hull bottom. I sanded down the putty with 80 grit, and then went through all the grades all over the kayak: 100/120/150/220.   You then cover it with... [read more]
General, Woodworking

Building the Chesapeake 16LT Kayak: Part 5 – The bottom side

The kayak is still moving along! I’ve been a bit busy enjoying the outdoors: mountain biking (yeah on two wheels!), camping, and rock climbing.  The next part was to glass the interior middle section; there... [read more]
General, Woodworking

Building the Chesapeake 16LT Kayak: Part 4 – Leveling and Gluing Together

The kayak is starting to look like a real boat! First you have to level it, propped up on some sticks/sawhorses:   Then install the bulkheads:      And finally, start gluing it together with... [read more]
General, Woodworking

Building the Chesapeake 16LT Kayak: Part 3 – Stitching

I got to the stitching part of the “stitch and glue” kayak build! It didn’t take very long….the kit was easy to work with.  I had to push my tablesaw off to the side to... [read more]
General, Woodworking

Building the Chesapeake 16LT Kayak: Part 2 – Setup and Gluing

The kit came about a week after I ordered it. The delivery company received it in SFO, and was reluctant to deliver it to me right away — they wanted to wait an extra week... [read more]
General, Woodworking

Building the Chesapeake 16LT Kayak: Part 1 – Choices

I’ve been wanting to build my own kayak for quite a while. Ideally I want to make a strip-style kayak; something out of locally sourced redwood would be awesome! For now, I decided to start... [read more]
General, Woodworking

Utility sink counter top: The Sculpin IPA Counter

I wanted to touch up some of the areas next to my newly remodeled bathroom, and the laundry room needed a new utility sink. The plastic piece of crap I had was junk and I... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Aqua Coat water based wood finish on my utility cabinet

The next project after my bathroom vanity is a small utility sink cabinet made out of hard maple. Serendipitously I got a message from Aqua Coat asking to review their water based coating right when... [read more]
Woodworking

Bathroom Vanity: Completed!

My bathroom vanity is complete! This is a picture before I fixed the sink on. I originally had a different more square sink, but it was simply too white. This sink is an off white... [read more]
Woodworking

Bathroom Vanity: Counter Top (part II)

Some pictures of it roughly installed:    THE SPROCKET EMBEDDED!
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Bathroom Vanity: Concrete Counter Top

The project continues with a nice counter top. I wanted to go for concrete as I’m fascinated by it, and got two concrete counter top books by Cheng and some premixed stuff from his website (more... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

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