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random #20: The whimsical art furniture of Jake Cress

1890 days ago by Gary Fixler | 8 comments »

I found this talented woodworker’s site tonight through a post on Make Magazine’s blog. He makes very well crafted furniture in the Chippendale style, but also creates art pieces with meta-humor baked in. Some appear self-animated, the rest are a fun juxtaposition of solid craftsmanship and glaring oversights. “Oops” in mahogany “Crippled Table” in walnut and hickory “How to Build Furniture” in cherry “Self Portrait” in ...

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resawing #3: some samples straight off the new jig

1890 days ago by Gary Fixler | 11 comments »

I promise not to start posting every log I resaw (lest my blog becoming nothing but!), but I think folks interested in resawing, or copying the jig I just made might like to see some more samples. First, I forgot I got some shots of this (before giving it away as a gift to a coworker girl who wants to paint on it like a canvas), but here’s some of that first log of Ficus microcarpa, resawn to veneer-like thinness: It’s about 1/16”-3/32” thick on one end, ...

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Collection of the tools... #1: The beginning

1890 days ago by Teaza | 1 comment »

Hand tools I had in abundance, I spent many years in manufacturing and I pretty much have every type of measuring guage I will ever need, and multiples of them. Indicators, micrometers, Digital calipers, etc.. A whole rollaway drawer full of hammers from Framing to multiple sizes of Lixie hammers, electronic and soldering gear. The list would be exhaustive if I actually itemized. As far as power equipment goes I had none prior to building our house. I had saws and a router in the past but ...

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Wooden steering wheel

1890 days ago by prez | 7 comments »

A friend of mine bought an old British car that has a laminated wooden steering wheel that needs replacing. It is made of laminated mahogany. It is 16 inches in diameter. Has anyone ever made one? Just the outer perimeter of the wheel…not the whole wheel! I could use some feedback….tks

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Grumbles from the shop #8: Hanging it up

1890 days ago by dennis mitchell | 38 comments »

Ya I’ve done had it. Guess I’ll see if Thos will give me a job herding tourist. Today I turned down a chance to do the Western Design Conference. After doing shows, galleries, etsy and a web site with very little luck I’m plum out of energy. (and money) When I started I knew of 12 different galleries that had regional furniture. Now I only know 3. Two are owned by furniture builders and the other one won’t even return my calls. I can’t even blame it on the econom...

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Bandsaw alignment

1890 days ago by bluchz | 8 comments »

OK i bougt a rockwell 14” bandsaw used. Everything isinworkingorder but i can’t seem to get the fence ligned with the blade. The “drift” i think it’s called isout about 3/4” or the width of the miter slot,if tyhat makes sensce. Didi i bend the table when i moved it? i can’t find any adjustments to get the mitre slot ligned up with the blade. anyone have any suggestions?

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Handmade Portraits #4: Handmade Portraits: Birdhouseaccents

1890 days ago by Etsy | 6 comments »

(music by Two Dark Birds, animation by JuliaPott) It took Fred Jakubiec from Birdhouseaccents 25 years before he made building birdhouses his full-time job. It was well worth the wait. After 13 years as Area Supervisor at various fast food establishments, a stint at a steel mill and years of driving for Fed Ex, Fred decided working for other people just wasn’t fun anymore.He and his partner Lynn Patrick regularly took trips to Amish country to go thrifting and flea market shopping. D...

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The Gazebo #5: It's getting closer

1891 days ago by MsDebbieP | 36 comments »

June 16/09 Yes, indeed, our revised “gazebo” is getting closer to being completed! More than 4 years ago we began with something like this, as sold by Canadian Tire? The year after the frame was destroyed (within a month of purchase, due to high winds) our journey began for a replacement gazebo. First step: we built a deck floor and built a wooden frame on which we hung the screens, walls, and roof. The next year, the roof tore to shreds and we put up a tarp roof. ...

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Modern Furniture Collection #1: Contemporary designs, modern furniture, FREE SHIPPING

1891 days ago by Steven124 | 6 comments »

TV stands are ideal for showcasing not only your television, but other entertainment electronic components as well. The best television stand will provide enough room for DVD players, DVDs, tuners, satellite equipment and a host of other pieces. With the new trends in contemporary TV stands, it’s easy to find the right one that compliments the room it will be in. Various wood finishes such as oak and cherry, as well as swivel TV stands and even widescreen TV stands are easily located; stil...

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Copper Patina Garden Gate #10: Ready to hang

1891 days ago by newTim | 1 comment »

First… after seeing Trifern’s secrets on dyeing I wonder how a door would look? Guess I’ll have to give it a try. Anyway, here’s the gate with several coats of outdoor oil over some redwood stain. The colors in the photo are pretty accurate. The top picture gives a good comparison of the treated and untreated copper panel. Once the gate is hung I will post a final blog on this series with photos and some specifications and tips I learned on this project. An...

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