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Dining Table and Chairs, Griffin Style Legs. #3: Carving the Lion face and wing scrolls

06-11-2013 03:00 PM by Dennis Zongker | 24 comments »

For the face of this lion my goals are to make him more majestic by carving it closer to the traditional lion’s face verses the last three I made five years ago for the “Griffin End Table.” The lion faces for that end table had more of an Egyptian style to the face. By just making a few small adjustments can really make a big difference in the way the face can change. I altered the size of the eyes and located them outward approximately ¼-in. The main distinction is making the snout larger...

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Dining Table and Chairs, Griffin Style Legs. #1: "Design and Glue Up."

01-09-2013 12:47 AM by Dennis Zongker | 19 comments »

“I have finished designing and I have just begun the production of a new furniture piece, a dining table and chairs. This dining set will be similar to the “Griffin Table” that I made over four years ago. I posted the finished end table here on Lumberjocks. “If you would like to see it here is the link to the Griffin Table For the dining table I have made a few design changes to the legs and to the marquetry to the top of the dining table. I will be working on the t...

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How to Build a Sofa/Couch #6: Seat cushions and the home stretch

01-10-2011 08:34 AM by dakremer | 9 comments »

Sorry it’s been a while for people following this blog. The sofa is ALMOST done. I just sewed the seat cushions. First time doing this ever. The first one turned out pretty poorly, but my second one turned out great I think. I will probably redo the first one. The only thing left to do is sew the back cushions (right now there are just bed pillows there – which is surprisingly comfortable). I also have to fabric the bottom and finish it off to keep the dust out of the inside...

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Dilo’s Carving Classes (continued)

11-03-2011 10:10 PM by Dilo Marcio Fernandino | 7 comments »

Almost one year ago I posted on this blog a notice telling you that I got a woodcarving student, Mr. Luiz Flavio Rocha Gomes, who works for the Brazilian state oil company. In addition to his professional activity he is probably one of the busiest men – as well as one of the well endowed artisans – I have ever seen. At that time I posted photos of his work in progress which was expected by me to be completed soon. However, Luiz Flavio got so busy that he almost dis...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

06-23-2011 07:26 AM by shipwright | 58 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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Steps Cutting Board Version 2 (Two Step)

08-18-2010 03:03 AM by SPalm | 67 comments »

This is a second generation Steps cutting board made out of walnut, maple, and cherry. The first Steps board I made used a basic square with edge of maple and cherry to make it a block and a notch to do the stepping. I wanted to try to make a stepping board using the hex Tumbling Block design, and this is what I came up with. In order to make the hex do the stepping, I needed to notch all three sides, as can be seen in the Sketchup drawing. The cool thing here is that it steps in two di...

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The Adventures of Carving, "Green Man" #3: Carving "Green Man" Last Steps.

11-03-2010 03:23 AM by Dennis Zongker | 38 comments »

Approximately 90% done. These next 10 pictures are showing how to carve the leaves. Next I will smooth out the chisels carving marks with more carving knifes and small files. I don’t want to use any sand paper. Because, I want him to look like he really is coming out of the trees. Then I will finish him with a clear Lacquer. So, in about a week or so I should be able to post him in the projects. Thanks for looking. And happy woodworking.

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The great Lumberjocks shoe challenge #1: Introduction

09-22-2010 01:57 AM by Jordan | 72 comments »

As a former grade school and dance teacher, I think I was cut out for motivating people to recognize their strengths. And as a carver who lives on his own creations, I have had to motivate and challenge myself on a daily basis. Over the years, I have developed my skills by recreating everyday objects – in my case, shoes. Shoes and boots of every kind – skates, cowboy boots, winter boots, running shoes…and the list goes on. (in real life I also have a shoe fetish.) I carved e...

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