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Plywood Chevalet #4: The Build Blog is Up

08-09-2016 05:00 AM by shipwright | 14 comments »

I have finally finished the build blog to go along with the plywood chevalet. I only covers the plywood parts as the rest is covered in my original blogs hosted here. This time I have decided to host the build blog on the CSFM website and it was just too much work to do twice....sorry. Anyone interested can find it here: Thanks for looking.

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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #1: Getting on Target

07-19-2016 02:57 AM by JayT | 8 comments »

During the 2015 Plane and Spokeshave Swap, I built a couple of what came to be called Transitional Infill Shooting Planes. A few people asked for a blog, but there weren’t enough pics to really document the build, so it wasn’t done. Well, after completing a few other projects, I decided to build one more and will try to do a detailed enough blog that someone else could follow along and build their own shooting plane. Lets get started. Gathering materials. First thin...

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Finishing #2: BLO, Oil, Poly

03-26-2016 05:41 PM by OSU55 | 6 comments »

Lots of questions come up concerning various “oil” and poly finishing mixtures and methods. Below are links to two articles by Bob Flexner that provide a great deal of information on the subject. The first is from 2008, the second from 2011. The short and sweet version is plain old varnish, poly/alkyd/phenolic (poly...

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(Workbench) Chevalet #2: Saw bow

11-04-2015 09:10 PM by Dutchy | 5 comments »

I started building a chevalet. I want to thank Paul (aka shipwright) and Mike for their help. Downloaded the Sketch up drawing made by Paul. Below pictures of making the saw bow. Thanks for watching

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making the wobble chess board

03-15-2015 05:57 PM by Jim Sellers | 5 comments »

For anyone interested in how the board was formed. the pictures of the jig tells most of the story.I sanded the tops one by one with an abrasive wheel. If I had to do it again I wouldn’t do any sanding til I had the whole board glued up. Even though I had the tops pretty smooth, after it was glued up, I still had to sand again to make sure the seams and corners were all flushed up. I made a couple of sanding discs out of a plywood disc and different grit paper which actually worked much...

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Steps 3D marquetry #1: preparation

12-27-2015 09:22 PM by salzer | 2 comments »

Hello friends,I may use the images of an artist, Eka Peraze, as templates for my marquetry.I will show you the steps of the production of the 3D marquetry. Original paintings printed on foil and enlarged with projector. on Paper on transparent paper transmitted with carbon paper on the back of the veneer. I have colored the image. So I have a better presentation, on a scale 1: 1. the first parts are inserted

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Lock Your Dovetails and Box Joints

03-14-2016 08:05 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 20 comments »

Early on in my career, when I took an interest in building furniture, I took a good look at antiques to get an idea of how furniture was constructed. One of the biggest surprises to me, was to find that it was not uncommon to see dovetail joinery and box joints falling apart. This really surprised me until I came to understand the reasons why. Through my study and observation of antique furniture, I also came up with a simple, yet ingenious solution to lock the dovetails and box joints ...

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Blanket Chest #8: Charles Neil Answers!

12-21-2015 04:57 PM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

I recalled how Charles Neil has stated that he “always” places finish on both sides of a board. That statement was very profound so I felt compelled to ask him if I should finish the inside of my blanket chest. Can’t hurt to ask, right? I wrote him late last night. He is two time zones ahead of me. He took time to answer little ol’ me. I had his written advice waiting for me to read early this morning. Here it is, all of it: —“I finish inside an...

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A Plug for the Society of American Period Furniture Makers

11-09-2015 05:28 PM by RogerBean | 1 comment »

Based on the response to my recent post of the Pembroke table, there seems to be a fair number of woodworkers at LJ who may not be aware of this group. It’s the Mecca for those interested in period American furniture. This is where you will find the real deal. I was blissfully unaware of the group until I attended a couple marquetry classes with Patrick Edwards and Patrice Lejeune at the American School of French Marquetry in San Diego in June 2014. It was when Patrick casually me...

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Tips and Techiques #2: The Somewhat Invisible Hinge Tutorial

03-05-2015 03:49 AM by Jerry | 33 comments »

Okay, I was asked to post a how to for the, I guess I’ll start calling it “vanishing” hinge, since it’s not completely invisible. Anyway I struggled with posting this tutorial, because in this instance things went badly, but I think it’s just as important to publish the mistakes as the successes, because that way whoever reads this can see where the pitfalls are. So in the spirit of full disclosure, here goes. Okay, this tutorial is for 1/2” wood and dow...

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