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Blog series by Canadian Woodworks updated 10-18-2014 12:46 AM 32 parts 81101 reads 130 comments total

Part 1: Pair of walnut rocking chairs

06-18-2012 06:36 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 6 comments »

Hi all! Here’s a short video of what I’m currently working on in my wood shop.

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Part 2: Walnut rocking chair parts

06-22-2012 09:40 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 3 comments »

Here is another short video of what I’m up to, trying to stay busy which doesn’t seem to be a hard aspect in my life.Thanks for having a look. Paul

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Part 3: Glued up rocking chair headrest

06-25-2012 05:12 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 7 comments »

Hey all, I’ve made another video this time I’ve just glued up the headrest of the current rocking chair I’m working on, I also discuss a little bit about the back braces. Hope you like it and again thanks for stopping by to have a look.

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Part 4: Using Epoxy resin to fill a knot hole

07-10-2012 01:01 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 3 comments »

In this video I’m showing how I fill a knot hole with 5 minute epoxy resin coloured with the sawdust of the wood for a close match. Thanks for dropping by to have a look.

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Part 5: coffee table - cafe table - low back - chair - rocking chair

07-24-2012 01:38 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 7 comments »

Today I’m working on a solid walnut coffee table, cafe table, low back chair and rocking chair all built in the maloof style of joinery and sculpting. I’m walking through my shop located in Acton, Ontario, Canada, describing what i’m working on, my pieces are built in the maloof style so lot’s of sculpting and sanding (-: Very strong dowel and tongue and groove joints. Thanks for having a look!

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Part 6: Resawing a 17'' wide 2'' thick live edge canadian black walnut slab

07-28-2012 09:21 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

I’m using my band saw to re-saw a 2’’ thick piece of Canadian black walnut into 2 boards that I will glue up for the top of a coffee table top. This is a live edge board that measures about 17’’ at it’s widest part, I’ve already squared up the board using my planer due to the boards width. I plan on using the resawn boards for a solid walnut maloof inspired coffee table, I’ve never done this coffee table base with a live edge so I’...

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Part 7: Applying oil/resin finish to curly walnut trestle coffee table

08-08-2012 09:19 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 3 comments »

In this video I’m applying my 3 part hand rubbed oil/resin finish to a Canadian Black Walnut coffee table base. I talk more about what and amount of ingredients in my 3 part hand rubbed oil resin finish. I can’t call it mine though, pretty sure it’s been used by many many people. I initially read about it in a Sam Maloof book I think it was called Woodworker. Well I hope you enjoy the video, I finish it up by showing the curly walnut book matched live edge coffee table to...

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Part 8: Project updates

08-13-2012 01:53 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

In this update of what I’m working on in my wood shop I give a quick walk through with a little discussion of the pieces. I start by showing my most recent finished coffee table which has a book matched live edge curly walnut top with my maloof inspired trestle table base, all from solid 2’’ walnut. I’m also working on a pair of my musicians chair, I’ve built a prototype and after lot’s of time sitting and playing guitar I’ve become satisfied wi...

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Part 9: shaping chair legs on router table

08-15-2012 09:03 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 3 comments »

Here I’m shaping the legs to my musicians chair, using a router table with a 1/2’’ round over bit mounted in it.

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Part 10: Rocking chairs - Guitar Chairs - Low Back Chair

09-06-2012 07:25 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 6 comments »

An update on the projects I’m currently working on in my custom wood working shop. I specialize in organic style furniture chairs and tables. Thanks for having a look hope you enjoy!

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Part 11: Using a Festool Domino XL 700

09-26-2012 12:59 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

We’re using a Festool Domino DF700EQ to help in the glue up of a large table top, for the local fire hall. We decided to add the floating tenons to help keep these large pieces of 2’’ oak and cherry flat during glue up. Hope you enjoy and as always thanks for having a look.

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Part 12: Re-saw beautiful cocobolo for rocking chair seat

10-20-2012 05:53 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 2 comments »

Hey all! This is just a really short video of me re-sawing a piece of Cocobolo to be flipped open and book matched. This piece will be used in the center section of one of my Maloof inspired rocking chairs.

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Part 13: Projects tour in under 1 minute

10-25-2012 02:46 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 3 comments »

This is a really quick video of what I’m working on in my custom one person wood working shop, I specialize in sculpted furniture but lately have started to get into some other types of woodworking. Thanks for having a look and I promise i’ll have some better videos soon, little more detail and longer.

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Part 14: Using a Festool TS75 to trim large table

10-28-2012 04:03 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 1 comment »

Just a short clip using a Festool TS 75 to trim a 9’ long table top with bread board ends that have been left long to be trimmed along with a 1/16’’ of each side.

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Part 15: Re-sawing some beautiful Walnut for seats

11-01-2012 01:51 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 2 comments »

Using a band saw I’m going to re-saw a solid Walnut board and 12’’ tall and 1.5’’ thick into 2 boards that will feature a beautiful grain book match. This board is to be used as the underside of a custom rocking chair seat. Check it out! Thanks for having a look always fun to share. (-:

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Part 16: Project update

11-02-2012 09:30 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 5 comments »

After a long day in my custom woodworking shop, I take a walk through of current projects I’m working on. Custom Bubinga and Walnut home bar, 2 custom wood rocking chairs from Curly Big Leaf Maple and Cocobolo. 3’’ thick – live edge Bubinga!

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Part 17: Live Edge Bubinga and Walnut Bar update

12-14-2012 05:42 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

We’ll I’ve spent 11 days in Toronto at the One Of A Kind Show and now i’m finally back in the wood shop. I’m working on getting a bar finished and installed before Christmas. The bar is built with walnut cabinets wrapped in frame and panel from bubinga and walnut. The counters are bubinga the upper being solid 3’’ think live edge! Have a look, hope you enjoy (-:

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Part 18: Double Rocking chair featured on TV (-: City Line Toronto

01-10-2013 04:33 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 1 comment »

Hey all, pretty excited about this this morning a double rocking chair that I built a few years ago was featured in a segment on City Line on City tv. Click here to watch on cityline.ca The rocking chair segment is 17 minutes in. This chair is built from Canadian Black Walnut and Brazilian Lace wood, it was a wedding gift for one of my best friends wedding, they currently just had a baby and I’m sure will be putting this chair to good use! Click here to see pictures of this ...

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Part 19: Pouring and polishing an epoxy bar top counter

01-28-2013 02:52 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

I’ve been working on a custom home bar built from Bubinga and Walnut using solid and veneered wood. The counters will be protected from water using System Three Mirrorcoat a 2 part 2:1 epoxy finish that self levels and cures crystal clear. I had to give the counter a light sand and through 400 to 4000 then used a 3 step polishing process to bring the counter back to a beautiful gloss shine.

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Part 20: Project update - chair rail,chairs,stools,coffee table oh my!

02-27-2013 10:35 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 5 comments »

SORRY ABOUT THE SOUND YOU WILL HAVE TO TURN UP WHEN MY VOICE GOES QUIET Walk through the wood shop talking about the various projects I’m currently working on. I have been working on a home bar that is made from Bubinga and Walnut I’m almost finished just the live edge Bubinga chair rail to be installed and some wall panels. I then show my most recent dining chair design that has a different shaped headrest, legs and an inlay of Gabon ebony. The chair is built from Canadian ...

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Part 21: Dining chairs, rocking chairs and bar stools oh my!

05-09-2013 10:43 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 5 comments »

Just a quick video I filmed the other day walking through my shop discussing the projects I have on the go as well as future projects. As always thanks for having a look.Paul

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Part 22: Build your own rocking chair course

07-05-2013 08:40 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 7 comments »

While my last student went through my 6 day build your own rocking chair course, I took many pictures, time lapse and real time footage. Starting after the boring milling stage we run through a few steps in my build your own rocking chair course.

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Part 23: Check out my latestest addition a 24'' jointer/planer from robinson sons. 1952

08-02-2013 12:03 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 8 comments »

I picked up a small machine at a local aucion, hope you enjoy.

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Part 24: Dining chairs and a 24'' Jointer

08-09-2013 01:00 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 2 comments »

Just a quick walk through of my shop talking about the stuff I make and the stuff I use to make

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Part 25: How to epoxy bar top finish

10-22-2013 12:29 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

I’ve been working on a live edge Bubinga bar which is now finished. I came across a little bit of footage of the third piece of live edge Bubinga I had to apply and epoxy bar top finish to. I used System Three – Mirror Coat I first sealed the wood with my poly/oil mix and let dry for about a week before the epoxy application. Mix, Pour, Spread, Torch and wait…..... Thanks all for watching hope you enjoy, any questions or comments please post! http://www.youtube.c...

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Part 26: Pulling off a bent lamination from the form, for a metal and walnut table base

02-02-2014 01:29 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 3 comments »

Hi everyone, Have not posted here in a little while, been keeping busy in the wood shop! I’ve finally put together another video for my your tube channel. I’ve been working on a dining table base made with steel and some bent laminated Walnut. Have a look here as I pull the newly formed leg piece off of the mold and show you exactly how the table base will look once completed. Thanks hope you like it.Paul

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Part 27: Dining chairs, Rocking chairs & table..... oh my!

03-20-2014 05:22 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 8 comments »

Just a quick video where I walk through my shop discussing the projects I’ve been working on. http://youtu.be/XO8Ub3VQJ0s Thanks for having a look!

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Part 28: Shop walk though - Dining chairs & a table....... Yay

03-27-2014 12:13 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 8 comments »

Follow me as I walk through my shop talking some details about my pieces I have on the go.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUATTYz0LX4

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Part 29: dining chairs, tables & rocking chairs

04-02-2014 04:10 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 3 comments »

http://youtu.be/5-i4WUKiuP4 Walk through my fine woodworking shop to see the pieces I’m currently working on while I discuss how they got to where they are and what has to be done next.

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Part 30: Build your own rocking chair day 5

04-17-2014 04:37 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 0 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4pGVH2uJ00 Walk through my shop with me while I show you some pieces of a pair of rocking chairs that are being built during my 10 day build your own rocking chair course.

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Part 31: Chicken coop , music stands , rocking chairs & a big RAS

07-12-2014 01:25 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 2 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=637nmSZ7aNA Follow along as I walk through my wood working shop while I talk about the projects and tools that are currently in the shop. Oh I start with a quick look at my new movable chicken coop!

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Part 32: Coffee table, rocking chairs, live edge desks...... oh my!

10-18-2014 12:46 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 3 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8sD2L65TCE Follow along as I take a walk through of my wood shop discussing the projects I am working on. Been busy these days as usual have a coffee table, 2 desks and all my chickens to look after!

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