The past 3 weeks have been crazy. Aside from my full time day job, kids baseball 5 nights a week, I actually had very little time to work on this case, BUT it had to be done. Because I was in such a scramble to get it done, I forgot to take pict...
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Location: Calgary, Alberta
I am a hand tool junkie. I love hand planes, hand saws, chisels. My favorite finish is aniline dyes (if I put colour into something), boiled linseed oil, and shellac. I love shellac. I don't like sanding. I avoid it.
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This past week I got started on another job, a display case and table for a local business. A really, really cool shop that sells crazy high end Japanese knives. Jumping right into it, I glued up two pre-laminated pine boards for the table top...
First, a note on my new favorite tool… a Chisel point brad awl! Where has this been all my life? This makes installing hinges crazy easy. You need one too. Ok, now back to the marquetry for the top of the box. 1. Selected veneers ...
Ok, now that the crazy week is behind me, I now have time to post what I did last week. First, I had to cut some stringing and bend it so I could glue it into the small curved grooves. Sorry for not taking pictures of the bending process. I b...
Right from the on set of this project, I had the intention of using hide glue as my adhesive. (Old Brown Glue is quickly becoming my favorite glue) In my last post, simply because I was short time, I glued in two pieces of stringing with Titebon...