Charles Neil build along mahogany lowboy "series" #1: week

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Blog entry by a1Jim posted 03-19-2010 07:49 AM 6128 reads 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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About three weeks ago, I let everyone know that Charles Neil had invited me to build a mahogany lowboy in my shop, following him along as he builds a mahogany lowboy on his, “Mastering Woodworking” series subscription webisode. He will furnish all the material, patterns and know-how. Charles has started his webisode and is now into his third week, having covered how to get started on veneering, and great details on making cabriole legs and how to plan the morticing and now putting the legs on and beginning assembly. Last week I received a package. It was from Timber Mate and the Workshop of Charles Neil. After opening it, there was a whole quart of mahogany Timer Mate wood filler. I thought, wow, Charles must think I’m really going to mess up this build-along, but after touching base with him, I realized that you can use Timer Mate as a grain filler and that’s why Timber Mate and Charles had sent so much.
Today Fed-Ex brought three large packages from Charles and tomorrow I’ll post some photos of what’s inside.


-- Custom furniture

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 03-19-2010 09:04 AM

Oh perfect, a cliff hanger just before I go to bed. How am I supposed to sleep now?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 03-19-2010 12:44 PM

Your a big tease!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 03-19-2010 12:52 PM

yea they nailed it jim…your just like me…a big tease…..well you just wait…your day will come when your on the edge…waiting…i bet your waiting period to get the wood was a good one for ya…lol….....and then just like on christmas got to see the eye candy…lol…im sure thats to come for us ….it better…lol…......this is a neat thing , and will help us all in our building techniques..and fun to watch…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 03-19-2010 12:59 PM

only a quart ?

Charles really does trust you (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 03-19-2010 01:15 PM

Are you going to sculpt a lowboy? Can’t wait for you to get started Jim.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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Dennis Fletcher

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#6 posted 03-19-2010 01:19 PM

Wow, can’t wait to see it.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#7 posted 03-19-2010 01:29 PM

Grain filler?
I thought the corn cob ground up in the feed was grain filler?

Are you raising a cow?

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#8 posted 03-19-2010 01:39 PM

must be one of those new ’ green cows ’ , john .

it is water-based filler , no chemicals !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 03-19-2010 01:54 PM

Come on now – at least you could offer a peek. You know, peal back the wrapper – make it look sexy!!! This is awesome – can’t wait to see more pics.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#10 posted 03-19-2010 02:12 PM

Ok, now I’ve seen 3 packages from FedEx. I’m less than thrilled Jim. This reminds me of the old movie serial “The Purple Monster” we kids saw at the Saturday matinee’. It was a long wait between episodes. I hope we don’t have to wait a whole week for the continuation of this serial! LOl.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 03-19-2010 04:19 PM

I could tease you about avoiding long wait times, but I am only updating my blog once every three weeks. Oh what the heck, what’s in the boxes?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 03-19-2010 05:05 PM

Okay and we are all going to wake up tomorrow and find out it is a dream? Right? LOL good luck with the project.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#13 posted 03-19-2010 05:10 PM

I know we are in to wood
but da ya think we also in to S&M
I think I loose my temper now
yep time for the sledgehammer
see you


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#14 posted 03-19-2010 07:19 PM

I think I wanna’ be on Charles’s Christmas list, too!!

-- -- Neil

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Bob Kollman

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#15 posted 03-20-2010 05:52 AM

Yep…these wood worker celebraties getting the free stuff…
but we regular guys must wait too see….

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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