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My Take on the Restricted Space/Budget Shop. #5: We've Moved ...... My New Smaller Shop

03-22-2016 01:02 AM by shipwright | 45 comments »

The low Canadian dollar made this year a great time for us to downsize our investment in Az. real estate…. and we did well! The best part is that we like the new place even better than the old (more expensive) one. The other best part is that I got to plan and build a new shop to replace the pieced together, make shift shop/garage that I had been using. This one is all indoors and will be heatable in the cold months too, It is smaller but so much better laid out and organized that it...

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Time Lapse Video, Hand Carving a Cabriole Chair Leg

03-19-2016 11:19 PM by Dennis Zongker | 9 comments »

Here is a time lapse video of me carving a chair leg, in real time it takes me 16 hours. In this time lapse video it is only 1 min 47 seconds, man I wish I could carve that fast in real life. Here is the video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtzfpNueQCM I’m almost done with the 8 chairs that go with the dinning table I made a few months back. Here is a link to the table The first leg took me about 40 hours including a clay model, after a few legs I got my time down to ...

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Rotating Star Box Design

03-18-2016 01:57 AM by BertFlores58 | 3 comments »

At least a new prospect (design stage) for a box with 6 colors is finished. The truth is the difficulty in joining 4 corners that would match in way of doing a mitered box. Anyone who is interested is welcome to copy and make it a reality. What is important is the possibility of just making the design and the contrast of colors that will create an illusion. This weekend I will account available materials and start setting the smallest piece that I could start. And if you want a sket...

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OCTAGONAL TRIVETS

03-15-2016 04:35 AM by BertFlores58 | 2 comments »

THE DESIGN This is the design where it has started. At first, I thought it was difficult due to complicated angles. but what I realized later there were only two angles that will be cut namely: 22.5 deg and 45 deg cut. The 45 degree is only used when the star in the middle is to be done. THECONSTRUCTION So I started with making the stripes. I glued 4 pcs of stacks that I already prepared in making the coaster. Selecting the 4 colors: green (not know wood), black (kamagong), bro...

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Card scrapers #1: MaFeBurnisher (scraper set up tool) Blog updated 4oct2010

10-04-2010 12:42 AM by mafe | 28 comments »

MaFeBurnisher BLOGscraper set up tool Ok I posted the project, and here are the blog, since there seems to be some wishes for that now… If there are wishes, I’ll make a work drawing with measures, but I think it’s quite ‘out the road’.(And thank you, I’m better today, so I could spend a little quality time in the work shop 2×40 min.). The project comes from different ideas I have seen around, and the fact I’m not all happy for my VERITAS...

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Card scrapers #3: Card scrapers from sawblade - make your own

03-01-2016 11:43 PM by mafe | 15 comments »

Card scrapers from sawblademake your own Sometimes we need sizes that you cant buy, like here when I was making some spoons.Also this is a chance to recycle an old saw blade and most of all to make some tools. ;-) I had this saw blade in a scrap box for quite some time, not the ideal blade since the steel are quite hard, so an old saw would be better, the type of saw you can hand sharpen, but this did fine and was quite thin so it gives a good flex on the small scrapers. First step w...

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Simple Jigs and Techniques #13: Making Fine Dust for Marquetry Mastic

02-11-2016 05:05 AM by shipwright | 15 comments »

This is a little videoI did last summer after having a “Doh!” moment. Very fine sanding dust is difficult to generate and contain in a clean, uncontaminated condition. The go to method has been hand sanding with ~220 grit paper.This is just a little trick that came to me while I was sanding a spindle one day. I thought it was worth sharing. http://youtu.be/3unlDe9oymA Thanks for lookng in. Paul

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WEAVED BOX SERIES #1: Weaved Design Variations

02-03-2016 01:55 AM by BertFlores58 | 1 comment »

Triple slat designs. I started using the scrap pieces excess from Narra flooring parquet. This was the result of squaring both sides of the cut using thicknesser jig I made. It was easily done even by 4 or 5 depending on the texture and grain orientation of the narra strips. The use of popsicle sticks was really proportional with the Narra. Design Concepts I have started the three designs and manage to construct two using same concept with only variation on the black spaces by using 1...

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Making of the weaved box

01-30-2016 05:42 AM by BertFlores58 | 7 comments »

I am doing the second box. Luckily, photos can be taken to minimize explaining. Making of Hinges and also the top. The box is nearly complete so I will start on what is to be done.The hinge is made up of wood that I had a slot made independently then glued some pieces back in place. One of the black hinge was broken so I need to replace that… You can also see the middle part of the hinge have an offset insert. Remove the pin then complete the missing ebony. Let the p...

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COASTERS #1: The Conversion from Scrap to Workable Stocks

01-26-2016 11:49 AM by BertFlores58 | 1 comment »

From Scraps to Strips. What are the available woods that are needed? They are unlimited in terms of target dimension which is a rhombus of 30×60 deg with width of 1 inch. Aside from this I need to check on the blend of colors that are classified according to dark darker darkest.. So I will use the narra stocks that I have plenty. The scrap 2×6 Narra parquet with varying thickness. These are the previous flooring used in our office. Therefore, two pieces ...

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