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Walnut Tallcase Clock #6: Walnut Tallcase Clock #6

10-24-2008 01:08 AM by Charles Mullins | 5 comments »

I thought I would give an update on the Grandfather Clock build I am currently on. Here is a picture of the Clock Face My wife has painted for me. We decided to stay with a floral and bird style face for both the color and simplicity. We still have some borders and signatures to put on before sealing. I also have stained the case trying to duplicate the color of old walnut. Here’s the hood. The case is below. I have rubbed in a coat of BLO and pumice as a filler. I’m now ...

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Cherry Nightstand #8: Staining and Finishing

06-02-2014 10:31 PM by Todd | 4 comments »

Since I needed this nightstand to match our existing bedroom furniture I decided to mix the stain myself. I was not satisfied with the results using off-the-shelf oil-based stains so I decided to try my hand at using dye stains. I ordered some TransTint dyes in Reddish-Brown and Black. Since TransTint dyes use water and/or alcohol as the solvent then I knew I was heading down the path for a completely water-based stain and finish. Since water raises the grain of the wood and Cherry ...

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Can anyone help me find this chair project?

05-09-2013 04:50 PM by reymundo42 | 1 comment »

I have seen this chair project in one of the major wood magazines. Now I have a need to build 6 chairs and want to try this design. The only problem is that I can’t remember where I saw this project featured.Can anyone help?The back is steam bent (I think) the arms are curved but may be steam bent as well. I think the seat is sculpted but that isn’t important at the moment.Does anyone remember seeing the article that describes how to build this chair?I’ve included a hand ske...

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Episode 8 THE AMERICAN WOODSHOP , with Scott Phillips... Finish Carpentry

12-01-2011 02:26 AM by Delta356 | 0 comments »

Hi all, in this episode scott shows how to create crown molding and how to create a great baseboard.If you have that wall that needs something to wow it, take scotts idea and you can create an amazing wall.Hope you all enjoy. Thanks, Michael FreyPortland, OR FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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Craftsman - Stickley Projects #4: Finishing Advise

06-01-2007 09:48 PM by Paul | 2 comments »

I should be able to post pictures of the twin in the next couple of days and then start the drawers (I cut a bunch of rough parts for the drawers yesterday), but I’m starting to think ahead to finishing. I’m concerned about the solid red oak taking the stain differently than the red oak ply. Any advise? 1. I plan on testing it out with a scrap of each first.2. Experience or advise on fillers for porous oak? I haven’t tried fillers before.3. When I stopped by the Rock...

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Shop Setup #1: Getting Going

11-15-2013 04:15 PM by ConstructionBoss | 1 comment »

I finally got to woodworking in the shop after a year of on again/off again shop setup. I made the decision about a year ago to give up working on old trucks, and get back to working with wood, which is what got me into construction. My dad was a carpenter who had a workshop in the basement of our family home in Northern Illinois, and I used to spend alot of time messing around down there, whether working on my train table, which grew from a 4’x8’ table to eventually an additio...

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Jewelry Box #5: The mistake train is leaving the station. All aboard!

02-23-2009 12:09 AM by Jon3 | 1 comment »

Rather than fiddle with the hinges, my Lie-Nielsen 4.5 came out, and I just shaved to suit. This kind of thing is where the power of hand tools really has no equal in the power tool world. What would you do without a hand tool here. Jam the whole box up against a belt sander? Notice in this real closeup photo you can also see my biggest dovetail fix. Had to get out my biggest kerf saw to get that giant gap filled. I noticed that from the back, with the hinges in place, this gap ...

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Dresser #3: Getting There

05-06-2010 03:55 AM by AFChip | 2 comments »

So I’ve managed to get a good bit done since the last post. All the drawers have faces now, and I’ve even been able to start finishing some of the drawers. I’ve attached the face frame to the dresser also. This consisted of a basic round over trim piece from the local Lowes cut, glued and tacked into place. Simple, but it adds a nice touch. I’ve also got this thing on it’s bun feet finally, and it’s all starting to come together. Next big project is...

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04-03-2007 10:41 AM by PeterJ | 5 comments »


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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #3: Real life intervenes yet again :-(

07-11-2013 12:45 AM by Mark Shymanski | 4 comments »

Have only had a few moments these last couple of days to get in the shop. I’ve faired the lines a bit more but am not quite satisfied with the result so I need to spend a bit more time. I’d cut my chine logs but I am now really considering using stitch and glue instead to learn more about the method so when it comes time to build myself a ‘pullin’ boat I won’t be completely new at it. I really like the looks of those Whitehall gigs. Well gotta get back to the...

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