3 March 2015 I’ve finally reached the end of this build. Soon the client will come claim her chairs and off they’ll go for their cushions. Glad but sad at the end of builds, well not for all of them. The “Tea Table” was one I didn’t shed any tears over. My phantom tip of thumb reminds me every time I mention that project. So here’s a wrap up of the Morris Chair build…. Early January. Legs and rails prepped. Bent arm conundrum reso...
Hey all, Just another update. The place is locked in. It will be held at my community center here in GR PM me for my address and i will gladly give it. Look forward to seeing everyone there May 16 I am looking to start about 12 noon. Family is welcome to come too.
I decided I would try to whip out one of Andy’s palm boxes (mines a little bigger) for my daughter for Christmas. She loves purple so I picked up some purple heart and started cutting tonight. I’ve heard that purpleheart is brittle but WOW. I thought it would be along the lines of oak but this stuff splinters like crazy. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do what I had originally planned. I work mostly with hand tools and had planned to do some chamfering and a littl...
Sorry there was a glitch and I double posted. To read the full entry click here I have been carry on working on the boxes with a 2 weeks pause for our february teaching session at the American School of French Marquetry. Great class, here are some pictures More here Anyway. Before the class started I I had to finish the inside of the boxes with French Polish, before the room was taken over by the students. There is different way of holding the pieces with nails...
One of the big differences between machinery made in the old American factories and the new factories of China, is weight. Weight is important to keep vibration down and stability and accuracy high. Reducing weight is one way of keeping costs down; less material cost, less shipping costs. Some manufacturers have tried to replace weight with engineered solutions, like stronger, but lighter materials; replacing metal with plastics. It’s much the same with the automotive industry. Light we...
I have been scrollsawing for the past 5 years and was finally given the chance to exhibit my feline collection. My exhibit opened last November 14, 2009 and was supposed to end last November 28, however it was extended for another week. It’s my second exhibit, but my first one in a museum. The guys at the museum actually saw my first exhibit at our city’s charter celebration last July 27 and invited me to have my works exhibited at Negros MUseum, which is our provincial mus...
Here you can see two of my woodworking projects in my wife’s classroom. I built the Lectern and the In-Box out of birch plywood with no edge banding. She teaches 7th graders and it was decided to just use the ply, give it a small amount of style in the form of a routed edge profile where applicable, apply a durable finish and leave it at that. Seventh graders are not known for the care they lavish upon school furnishings. If the plywood gets scratched or dented I’m not going to feel bad about...
Everyone, The Society of American Period Furniture Makers wants to share with you all its’ newest Newsletter. The newsletter has been around for years, but as recent the society has changed its look and plans for it. We hope to offer 25-50 page newsletter 4-6 times of year to inform everyone about what is going on in the woodworking world. Please read the first issue of this year and hope some of you can participate by spreading the link or by writing an article for us. Thanks,...
Well here we are week 5 and I am way behind schedule, but whatever I am having a blast and really bonding with other woodworkers. This week was all about biscuit joints and pocket hole joinery needless to say I tuned out in the first 3 minutes and started to watch the crowed that was gathering outside of the studio. The shop were this class is held is within a building which houses two auditoriums and there was a dance recital tonight so at the intermission we were the centre of attent...
After getting the pieces cut for the box cut out I have got it glued together. It took me long enough to get it square before I could clamp it all together. Is there a good way to make a jig so I don’t have to take so long to play with it getting it squared.
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