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Marquetry Demo #1: Marquetry Tutorial - VERY rough

03-11-2009 04:52 AM by TheCaver | 16 comments »

Let me make a disclaimer here. Some people requested a procedural series on this and I threw this together in 17 minutes! There are mistakes and this thing is ROUGH at best, but it will give you an idea on how to get started…Think of it as an outline, not an exhaustive tutorial…..Off we go…. You’ll need these items….Veneer, a craft knife with a new xacto blade (don’t use cheap off brands, the good ones are less frustrating and they don’t cost that ...

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Transferring Images to Wood #2: The Dirty Work & The Big Payoff!

06-21-2013 08:29 PM by KnotCurser | 16 comments »

Okay, you have waited overnight (at least) and are now ready to continue….... The image has now dried and all the medium has gone perfectly clear. If you noticed the change in scenery, we are now in my kitchen at the sink. Get the water running pretty warm and then totally soak the image – that’s right SOAK IT! Let the water sit on top of the wood until the paper actually absorbs it and then put a tad more on. Now, take your thumb and, gently at first,...

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Mission Style Pedestal Table #3: Base to Top

05-13-2013 01:17 AM by Douglas | 2 comments »

I’ve made a lot of progress in the last few weeks. First I marked up the lumber, orienting grain and appearance for the various parts… Then I proceeded to cut everything to rough size. Laying out the curved pieces for the pedestal and cutting them to size… I then moved on to the feet… And starting fitting the pedestal and feet together… Everything went pretty well, and the experience of making the pine mo...

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String inlaid box #2: Stringing the inlay

04-05-2013 03:18 AM by JeremyPringle | 2 comments »

Hi again, Picking up where I left off, I had just finished cutting the full blind dovetails for the box. With the box dry fitted, I used my planes to true up the tops and bottoms of the sides so they laid perfectly flat. The I used the trusty plow plane to make the groove for the bottom. Now, the fun begins. Time to play with my inlay tools. Starting with drawing out my lines and where the stringing is going to go. Interestinly enough, there is quite a learning curve with t...

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Eye of the Tiger (how to)

03-27-2013 07:19 PM by shipwright | 14 comments »

Eye of the Tiger represents the second time I’ve tried the erosion or fusion technique of (not) marquetry. My first was this one which was a composite of traditional marquetry and some sanding away for “fade-out” effect. I didn’t take enough care selecting veneers for the seagull and the shading is bad. I don’t like the marquetry much at all but that wasn’t what I was focusing on. I do like the sanded out effect in the clouds and in the breaking wave cre...

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Free 18th Century Style 3/4" Wooden Rabbet Plane Plans

03-22-2013 11:37 PM by Caleb James | 7 comments »

So in the spirit of getting everyone in the shop and cutting up some wood I decided to post up a measured drawing of a 3/4” wooden rabbet plane in the 18th century style. It is all wood with the exception of the blade which is easily gotten from Lie-Nielsen here. It features a conical escapement and some simple embellishments that a hand plane, chisel, and #7 sweep gouge can handle. The plans are basic with a few things that can be easily changed if you like. Such as the bed angle...

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Making a Folding/Pocket Knife #1: Layout, stock removal, and mechanisms

03-17-2013 07:26 AM by bobasaurus | 2 comments »

(This is mostly metalworking, though it does use wooden jigs and scales eventually) After building a cheap folding knife kit from Woodcraft (which was just making some scales, bolting things together, and sanding/finishing), I became interested in making one myself from scratch. I talked to a coworker who makes knifes and did some internet research before placing an order for lots of knife stuff from Jantz supply: This includes a flat bar of O1 tool steel for the blade and mechanis...

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Ribbon and Bow Box Techniques

03-19-2013 03:30 PM by Lenny | 24 comments »

Enough people have asked me how the Bow Boxes I made and posted were crafted that I figured a blog was warranted. My post is here “Bow Box”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/68845. I have seen others make the boxes and thought you might like to see different interpretations of them. bigogre has done several. Here is one of his: “Box”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/73998. moonls recently posted one with wonderful banding in the ribbons and bow. See it “here...

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Arts and Crafts Entertainment Center / Sideboard #1: Side Panels

02-26-2013 08:38 PM by pintodeluxe | 9 comments »

Here is the next project, an entertainment center that is reminiscent of a Stickley sideboard. The central slat detail gives a nod to Kevin Rodel. The backsplash features my “wedge and strap” detail, also found on my A&C dressers. ----- Leg blanks are laminated from 3/4” stock. Next I add 1/4” thick veneers on two sides. Even though the finished veneers will only be 3/32” thick, I leave them 1/4” thick for now. I find that 1/4” stri...

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Tutorial - Inlay Banding - joint project of Ellen35 & moonls (Lorna)

03-06-2013 09:30 PM by ellen35 | 19 comments »

As a result of Lorna’s posting of her bow box, several requests were made regarding how to make inlay banding. We are not experts by any measure but here is our joint tutorial on making “wolf’s tooth” banding. We watched many videos and did lots of practice pieces before getting even remotely adequate at it. So… here goes! PREPARE THE WOOD:In this example, we used 3 woods: maple, walnut and mahogany. We prepared the wood in the usual way by making sure it was flat and square. We used 4” x ...

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