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Church Clock Project #5: It'll Be Ready For Service By Sunday

02-24-2011 06:17 AM by William | 9 comments »

First things first today, I had to finish cutting the lower side gable trim.Here’s a view of the side gable trim pieces in place.Here’s the front side gable trim. Also, this is where my day started getting uh, umm, interesting. I think that’s a good description of it.I cut these two pieces, but for some reason they were too short. It took a lot of head scratching for me to figure out how and why. When I done the roof, I didn’t follow the plans. Since I had built this b...

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Church Clock Project #4: It's In The Details

02-23-2011 06:22 AM by William | 5 comments »

Since I had a very productive day and have lots to show, I’m just going to jump right in.Gables, dormers, doghouses. I’m not sure what to call them. I call them dormers. I was told today though that they are called gables. In this photo though, on the left I guess you could call my jig to build them. It is just a simple square that is, well, square. The two sides of each gable has a 45 degree bevel across the top, a 35 degree bevel down the back, and a 20 something degree angle go...

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Church Clock Project #3: Raising The Roof

02-22-2011 06:02 AM by William | 4 comments »

This first photo today is one I forgot to put in the last blog. I wanted to show the doors. I really am not quite sure of the significance of this particular design on a church door. It is what is on the pattern though and I think it looks nice. I had debated on changing it to something different, maybe a cross. Maybe I will on the next one, but I decided to leave it alone on this one though. The first order of business today was to add supports for the roof. I decided to use much beefier sup...

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Church Clock Project #2: Erecting The Walls

02-21-2011 04:13 AM by William | 7 comments »

Today just started out to be one of those days. I ripped a four foot section of mahogany. Then I planed it down to a quarter inch so I could start laying out the walls of the church. I thought I was doing good. I had planed it all down and cut out three of the smaller walls before I noticed that something just didn’t look right. Upon further inspection, everything I had cut was not square. It wasn’t much, about a half of a degree off. As I’m sure most of you know, a half a d...

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Church Clock Project #1: Build The Inside First

02-19-2011 05:15 AM by William | 4 comments »

Well it FINALLY happened. I finally got enough caught up on around here and had a good enough health day to start a new project. Until I can order my new plans, I wanted to get started on something else. So here goes.I decided to build a church clock. I’ve only built one of these before. When I did, a lady I know snatched it up and took it home with her before I even had a chance to take some decent photos of it. She was so excited I didn’t have the heart to tell her anything besi...

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Traditional Woodworks #1: Woodworking blog

02-10-2011 09:43 PM by garratti | 2 comments »

Here is the link to my woodworking blog. Don’t forget to look at the archives. There are a couple videos of a window sill I redid, with nothing but planes. traditionalwoodworks.blogspot.com

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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #5: Video...How to make Barber Pole Banding

02-08-2011 08:02 PM by Bob Simmons | 11 comments »

Watch and learn the techniques of how to make one of the classic designs of wood inlay…The barber pole design. ...................Wood Inlay Banding...How to Make Barber Pole Banding ............. Visit…The Apprentice and The Journeyman ............Learn more, Experience more!

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Classic chip carved box ready for a finish

02-04-2011 05:46 PM by MyChipCarving | 10 comments »

This classic box is for a friend’s son, when he turns 13. My next step is to spray on an amber shellac finish.

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Help with a good secondary wood

01-30-2011 03:56 AM by ocwoodworker | 3 comments »

Hey Lumberjock friends!! I’m building a walnut lowboy entertainment center and wanted to use a secondary wood for the drawer bottoms. I know the usual suspect would be poplar but I’m looking for something with good grain structure but cheap. (Are the two even possible?) I tried Charles Neil blotch control for Baltic birch plywood but alas it still takes a stain/dye poorly. Any success stories out there?

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An Old Project, No Longer With Me

01-27-2011 05:43 AM by WhiskeyWaters | 2 comments »

My Mother’s frame & picture present from me and my family – this is about the most well put together wood piece I’ve done. The second in a series, I plan on tweaking the design (oak, danish oil finish, curved verticals with flat horizontals) until I get it right. Then I’m filling the house with framed art and pretending I’m cultured and human. I have an interesting post on www.woodshopcowboy.com planned for this weekend – a question regarding q...

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