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Desk Chairs #7: All Done - Except for Finishing

01-15-2018 02:37 PM by EarlS | 7 comments »

I might as well get another entry written this morning while I wait for the snow to stop falling. After sanding all of the front leg parts and the back leg parts with 220 grit paper, easing the edges, but not rounding them over, I glued everything up. The pieces went together easily as I have dry assembled them several times. There aren’t a lot of joints to glue on either leg assembly which was also a big help. Generally, I let things dry over night to make sure the glue is well se...

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Desk Chairs #6: Tapered Legs and Pyramid Schemes

01-07-2018 03:58 PM by EarlS | 6 comments »

Tapered legs don’t sound all that difficult. Honestly, once I got things set up it was very straight forward. The plans for the Kevin Rodel side chair call for tapering the upper section of the rear legs from where the chair rails connect to the rear legs up to the top of the leg, about 25-1/2”. It is a very subtle taper on the outside edge, from 1-1/2” to 1-1/4”. As usual though, there is a catch, the leg has a 7 degree bend in it which means the right side le...

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Desk Chairs #5: Curved Back Splat

01-06-2018 03:43 PM by EarlS | 6 comments »

I actually looked up “splat” to make sure I was using the word properly. Splat is defined as “a piece of thin wood in the center of a chair back”. I guess that can be the word of the day. After the mortises were cut in the crest rail and back rail in the last entry, I moved on to the details for the curved back splat. There are 3/8”x 1-1/4” beveled spacers that fit into 1/8” deep slots in the 5/8” x 1” pieces. The slot ends 1̶...

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Desk Chairs #4: Curvy Chair Backs

01-01-2018 02:54 PM by EarlS | 5 comments »

I never really paid much attention to the curves and angles on our dining room chairs or wondered why, or more importantly, how they were built that way. Building these chairs has given me a new appreciation for the subtle functional details that go into designing a comfortable chair as well as one that is visually appealing. The angles were the main challenge with the legs and seat rails while the back of the chair is a confluence of curves and arches. Once again, the instructional wri...

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Large variety of exotic hardwoods and wood working tools. Free for my fellow LJocks

12-27-2017 05:46 AM by kiara583 | 19 comments »

Helped a friend move from large house with fully equipped woodworking shop to a smaller home. The overwhelming task of packing a 3500 sq ft house plus shop was difficult. Ran out of storage room so everything else was to be thrown out. Thought it would be a shame to throw it away so I spent a week hoping someone would appreciate this treasure. Will post more pictures. Turning tools, large dust collector, drill press, saws etcs. Could sell but would rather share. I only have time invested ...

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Desk Chairs #2: Chair Legs and the Leg Lamp Major Award

12-16-2017 02:50 PM by EarlS | 4 comments »

In the spirit of one of the greatest Christmas movies I present the Leg Lamp Major Award Inspirational isn’t it? Now on to wood related activities… First of all, the 4 chairs will be made from Walnut since I have an abundance of it in the wood stack, and I’m out of Cherry. After poring over the plans and reading and re-reading the booklet that comes with them as well as anything and everything I could find on Lumberjocks or elsewhere on the web I finally brok...

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"Peacock feather" box in progress (2017)

11-22-2017 08:01 AM by FancyChip | 8 comments »

Thank you for looking!

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Walnut & Curly Maple Coffee Table #5: Breadboard ends

11-16-2017 02:03 PM by Reinan | 0 comments »

After a few days of analyzing how to cope with the cup in the table top panel that appeared after glue up. I arrived at the conclusion that my original plan of using a dado blade on the table saw wasn’t going to work for machining the tongues. So I ordered a pattern bit from Whiteside machine to try and use a router and a known flat reference surface to machine the tongues after I clamped the panel flat. Worked pretty well, tongues are straight but not as uniform in thickness as I had hope...

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE- THE PASSING OF MY FATHER, GLENN

11-07-2017 08:29 AM by holsworthwoodworks | 8 comments »

Good evening everyone! After several weeks of tremendous pain, I, Jennifer Holsworth (Kendrick) and my husband Jacob, have just now gained the strength to let everyone know that my father, Glenn Holsworth, had suddenly and tragically passed away on September 14th, 2017. Since we’ve been dealing with this terrible time on our own (without support from any family members, as it has always been my father, Glenn, myself, my husband and my son since forever) it has been very hard to cl...

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3D constructor #1: constructor end grain cutting board - free web tool

10-09-2017 06:27 AM by kvadrowood | 0 comments »

Hello, I would like to demonstrate how to use my web-tool. https://designer-board.firebaseapp.com This is the tool for constructing end grain cutting boards . Whereas I am fond of mastering cutting boards in my leisuretime, I’ve got an idea to create a web tool for modeling them. So, let’s start.First of all, user can choose out of 3 languages to use web site – English, Ukrainian and Russian. At the top of a page there is menu, that allows user navigate through a website. Choosing...

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