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Walnut & Cherry, new project #1: Startup

09-08-2017 04:05 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Chest of drawers is done…still have a pile of “leftovers”... A small stack of Cherry….a 1×4 x7’ plank of walnut, and a few other odds & ends…. Decided to resaw the Cherry a bit, so I planed them to about the same thickness and width. Made a jig for the bandsawTo see IF it would help with these tall boards. Meh….Brought the Walnut plank to the shop….made a few crosscuts… It had a section that needed to be…gone&...

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Oeben Boxes #5: Box #1 Finally Glued Up

09-08-2017 12:44 AM by shipwright | 31 comments »

There were lots of details to see to before the actual glue up could take place but at last it is done. I needed to get a preliminary shaping done on the corner transitions, install some tray rails, fit the hinge parts, and prefinish everything.Here are some pictures of the various processes. Then, at last the glue-up was done and I could do some final shaping on the corner transitions, add the top trim, and get my first real look at what I had. ...

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Marquetry card table by John Linnell #7: Bronze swags

09-07-2017 11:18 PM by Longcase | 5 comments »

The bronze swags are now finished and have been fitted to the legs, the process was much the same as for the feet.Again Ben Furse carved me the pattern from photos,as before a wonderful job Next a silicon mold was made The wax is now injected into the mold ,so that a sacrificial (lost wax) copy is made.After the bronze has been poured ( see the previous blogs on casting for the process) the final pieces are removed from the flaskThe final steps included chasing (cleaning) the pieces and b...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #6: Gadrooning

09-07-2017 11:15 PM by Ron Aylor | 8 comments »

Gadrooning –  For the gadrooning, I decided on a barley-ribbon twist  pattern. Given that the kneeling platform is just slightly wider than it is deep, mitering the gadrooned trim pieces proved difficult at best.   So, I decided to create corner blocks to match each corner of the platform … that way the trim pieces could simply butt up to the corners.  With the corner blocks fitted to their respective corners … I alleviated the need for perfect squareness. Is that cheating...

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Red IronBark Adventures #4: Working some Red Ironbark off cuts

09-07-2017 05:27 AM by robscastle | 6 comments »

I was really supposed to be cleaning leaves out of the roof gutters but after the first bin load I pulled the piece of rotten Red Ironbark off cut I put there earlier and decided to amuse mysellf with it. I took to the end with a die grinder bit then sanded it to 320 Grit and applied some shellawax All pretty good I thought too nice for the bin anyway. Now back up the ladder !!

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #23: Testing Finish Options

09-07-2017 02:05 AM by TungOil | 7 comments »

For a project this large, spraying is the only option to getting an even finish. Solvent based finishes are dangerous for a home shop and messy to clean up. I have been wanting to switch to a water borne finish system for a while so now is the time. Ideally I’d like one that behaves like a traditional solvent based lacquer; quick drying, easy to apply and provide good clarity and chatoyance. The Target Coatings products have gotten consistent praise from many users. I ordered s...

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Woodshop Build Continued

09-07-2017 01:52 AM by Hermit | 1 comment »

Thanks to Charles first of all for the nice comment on a previous post. Go easy on me as I’m a rookie when it comes to woodworking but do have a lot of experience in building. Decided to go with cabinet boxes adjacent to the drawers. My whole objective was to hide/conceal the ducts. I didn’t want dc pipes taking up the little wall space that I’ll have. I’m not worried about ever having to get to the ducts. I have all joints sealed both in a/c sealant and foil tap...

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Red IronBark Adventures #1: Cutting off some ends

09-07-2017 01:09 AM by robscastle | 5 comments »

I hauled one of the Red Ironbark posts onto a pallet and cut off the ends with the mortices and rot in them. The main reason for doing this was to have a complete length without any rot or previous work in them. What I found has changed my mind in regarding to ripping them into planks. Another view They are the effective center of the original log and any material I rip off will be subject to cupping be the grain structure, as I wanted to maintain the maximum width. ...

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kitchen cabinets #17: All cabinets are in.

09-06-2017 10:28 PM by MC | 1 comment »

I had a nice long five day weekend to devote to the kitchen project. I finished the last two cabinets and we scheduled to have measurements for the new countertop. Before installing the cabinets I built a box for the toe kick vent and added insulation. I like the separate base for this design, leveling the cabinets is much easier. I resawed 1/8” cherry veneers and laminated to the bases. Very excited to be done with the cases. Next weekend I will start on the d...

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Bathroom vanity rebuild #4: Job complete

09-06-2017 09:16 PM by robscastle | 7 comments »

Its in and done not a lot to show, as I took these pictures then went shopping for the missing hinges. A few minor mismatches with the existing tiling which will have to have quad fitted to cover it but otherwise all fitted in OK. Here is the left side Here is the right side The plans I worked from. The left side The right side What it looked like before I got my hands on it The left side The right side So ends the vanity Project, I think ...

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