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Charles Neil build along mahogany lowboy "series" #3: In The begining

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Blog entry by a1Jim posted 1550 days ago 4673 reads 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s been some time since Charles Neil invited me to build a lowboy along with him, as he builds his lowboy on his series,” Mastering Woodworking”, and his subscribtion webisode. He not only invited me to build the lowboy, but shipped me all of the wonderful maghogany to build it, along with the patterns.

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Now that I’m just getting started, I printed the patterns from his website, (even though he sent me a pattern), to start the way you might want to begin the project.

Here are the pages:

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The first patterns to be used will be that of the cabriole legs. They will have to be cut out and glued or taped together, matching the letters that help line it all up.

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After you cut and assemble the pattern, you would normally glue it onto a piece of 1/4” ply, but in my case, Charles had furnished me with a pre-drawn pattern, so I used his pattern by first band sawing it out.
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Then after getting it rough cut, you need to shape the pattern by sanding and filing by hand and with using power sanders.

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Now that the patterns are smoothed out, next time I will show how to orientate the mahogany for the legs.

Remember, I’m following the steps that Charles has set forth in his “Mastering Woodworking” webisode.

http://mw.charlesneilwoodworking.com/

Because of my present work load, I’ll only be able to blog on weekends, so the next installment will be next weekend.
Thanks for following along.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture



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Karson

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#1 posted 1550 days ago

Jim: It’s starting to look great. Nice set of patterns.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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patron

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#2 posted 1550 days ago

feast or famine .

glad you can find some time to do this ,
i know we are all going to learn allot .

thanks jim .

-- 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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grizzman

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#3 posted 1550 days ago

alright…have been waiting for this …will enjoy it…thanks …

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

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1550 days ago

Thanks guys, kind of a slow start but hopefully I’ll get more done next weekend.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jack1

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#5 posted 1550 days ago

Looks like work and fun!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 1550 days ago

Hi Jim

Looking forward to seeing your progress. Looks like you are off to a good start. Have fun!

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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janice

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#7 posted 1550 days ago

I am so too looking forward to seeing this.

-- Janice

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 1550 days ago

Jim, this is looking pretty good and I know that this will be a fun experience. I will be looking forward to the next installment.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 1550 days ago

Looking good Jim.

Lee

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Dennis Fletcher

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#10 posted 1550 days ago

Thanks for doing this, Jim. I really appreciate it, as I just can’t afford his other stuff yet, but sure do plan on getting some dvd’s soon.

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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lumberdustjohn

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#11 posted 1550 days ago

Thanks for the update.
Look forward to the series.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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gmerteng

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#12 posted 1550 days ago

Hey Jim i am looking forward to watching you build this thanks alot.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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Kent Shepherd

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#13 posted 1549 days ago

Good start Jim

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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bigike

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#14 posted 1549 days ago

great start, if anyone can do it it’s you jim. ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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D1st

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#15 posted 1549 days ago

This is cool Jim. I have been wanting to see how you work in the shop and your style in motion. Im sure that I and others will learn some things as you blog about this. Thanks in advance.

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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