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Box making. My oppinion and theory.

1522 days ago by thatwoodworkingguy | 4 comments »

I have been making boxes for some time now. I was thinking today about my views of boxes and box making and thought I would share my opinion of the wooden box and maybe someone will take something away from this.Boxes to me are the best examples of functional beauty.A box is a square object used to hide away your valuables and jewelry. That being said I only put trays and compartments inside a box unless the customer specify. I do this because why limit the function of the box to just jewelr...

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Birger Sandzen Stoneware tile landscape Triptych in Kentucky Coffee tree Arts and Crafts Style Pagoda frame #1: Bronze finished patinated tiles and frame design sketches

1529 days ago by Dan'um Style | 3 comments »

..inprogress photos of frame design newsprint paper sketch..piece will be 42 inches wide..tiles are stoneware …with fired in ground glass textural, bronze acid patina,

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Finishing #1: Finding a stickley finish

1532 days ago by brianl | 5 comments »

I have been working on a pair of nightstands for a while now and I’ve been trying to sort out what stain to use on them. They are quartersawn white oak and reproduction Stickleys so I wanted a nice older look. I started digging around in magazines, books, online, etc… and I found some great resources – like Captain Skully's forum post. Unfortunately, viewing something over the net always makes it appear a bit “off” to me. So I decided that I needed to prototy...

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Medicine Cabinet Part ?? #1: Not quite chronological process

1533 days ago by Blinky | 0 comments »

I finally have the door looking more and more like a door. I’m sure I’m going about this bass-ackwards, but I’m beginning to feel happy about the results.I’ve gone from this: TO THIS for routing the profiles, I used Whiteside 6001 matched pair rail & stile bits. So next i will cut and assemble the box/carcase, so it will fit the glass shelves. Then I will trim down the door stiles to fit that size, with about 1/2” on both sides and the top as ...

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Asian Arts & Crafts Night Stand #1: Catching up...

1537 days ago by azwoodman | 9 comments »

So I’ve been working on this project since January. Its been a really fun and very educational experience. There have been lots of “firsts.” This semester I have been taking a Woodworking Class at my local community college. Although the class isn’t really geared toward any particular set of woodworking skills it has given me an opportunity to build a project under the supervision of a more “seasoned” woodworker. When the class began we were instruct...

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Floating Shelves Episode 2 #2: Veneering the Shelf

1539 days ago by Huckleberry | 2 comments »

The 2nd show in the series for floating shelves. I hope that everyone enjoys it, and I continue my struggles with this darn illness. http://blip.tv/file/3580195 Not sure of this is how to do this or not.

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Time to build a medicine cabinet.

1540 days ago by Blinky | 3 comments »

I’m hoping to get a medicine cabinet built in very near future. I have the design in my head. Bought an old medicine cabinet with a really nice etched mirror & beveled glass. Then found another one, bigger.Anyway, I’m thinking I’ll build the door around the mirror size, & the cabinet to fit the door size. It will be built flush against wall above sink, with simple moulding that matches the woodwork throughout the house. I wish I knew Sketchup better. It’...

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The Burl Hunter (I need 5 people to help me)

1540 days ago by OregonBurls | 21 comments »

Hey everyone,I am in need of some help! I am writing a book called “The Burl Hunter”. I am looking for interested people who are willing to read as I write to help me out. I am not a great writer but I love to teach. What I would like to do is get about 5 people to read and critique the book. Even edit my grammar. I would like 2 people who know about burls just to keep me in check and 3 to just read to learn and see how it flows. I need your input. It is a book that will g...

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Finding & Discovering Nice figure In the Crotch Of A Tree

1540 days ago by OregonBurls | 23 comments »

Hey everyone! I just finished this Video to teach the basics of discovering good figured wood.Hope you like it and would love your feed back and additions. ThanksGregOregonburls

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Quarter Sawn White Oak

1554 days ago by sandhill | 8 comments »

Well I am starting a new project and would like some input. After seeing to price of QSWO I was shocked to find the cost of the bed and rails made from Quarter Sawn White Oak came to right around a thousand dollars 8.50 A board foot. I can see using it on the legs and back rails that show but is that what everyone uses? Is 8.50 over priced? I thought it would be closer to 3.90 to 4.25 per BFT.

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