The task of this cabinet is to support the center front of St Patrick Cathedral model. I will make it so that the center of the model will pull out 24” to view the interior details.This cabinet will be 22” wide and 32” deep. There will be an internal frame attached to cabinet 7, to support the sliding assembly for the cabinet. This shows the complete fixed portion of the cabinet. It will be the main support for the shell. This is the complete frame for the outer shell ...
Picture frame of Cosmati wood inlay design. Learn woodworking methods and techniques for picture frame making. Learn how to inlay a wood inlay banding with wonderful designs of sacred geometry based on a cosmatesque pattern. Watch the methods and techniques employed by the woodworker to create the wood inlay banding in the workshop. Band saw sleds are used to create uniform segments for the inlay banding. White glue is used for its slow setting capabilities and the fact that it dries cl...
This class will show you the steps that I took to build this really beautiful side chair designed by Mr. Kevin Rodel. Here’s a photo of just some of my chairs sitting around our kitchen table. I’ll be sharing several good things (and a few bad things) that evolved down in my shop while building ten of these gorgeous chairs. Hopefully you will walk away with a handful of tips that will make your chair building session a much more pleasant experience. I learned an unbelievabl...
Having made a couple of prototypes from Robert Lang’s plans I embarked on the ambitious journey of building a complete set of 8 chairs; 6 side chairs and 2 arm chairs, along with the Stickley #599 Trestle Table. I thought it might be helpful for those who wanted to know about building this unique chair design. The first image is of a raw “blanks” for the back legs. I oriented the quarter sawn face on the sides, and prefered veneering a quarter sawn face on the front a...
I have discovered a true love of building things, mostly with recovered lumber. The vast majority of my recovered lumber is in the form of recycled wooden pallets. I enjoy the challenge of designing and crafting different pieces, drawing on the available, free plans I can find online, coupled with my own modifications along the way. I am not a pro, finish carpenter so my creations are primarily rustic, outdoor patio/deck style pieces that should last a very long time if the end user takes ...
If I have more that 2 parts to shape, I will make a template out of mdf. I prefer a nice solid jig made from 3/4” mdf with toggle clamps, however since I only had 4 lower side rails to make I kept it simple. After rough cutting the curve at the bandsaw, I used a 1/4” thick template carpet-taped to my workpiece. A pattern bit mounted in the router table makes quick work of cutting the gentle curves. I try to rout “downhill” on curved pieces. In other words,...
Watch how the Cosmati design is applied to wood inlay banding in Part 3 of this woodworking series. All the wooden segments have been cut on the band saw using cross cut sleds made in the workshop. The segments have been glued up to form the inlay banding “log’ and the woodworker is now prepared to joint an edge of the log so that thin strips of 3/32” veneer can be sliced on the band saw. A Rockler thin rip jig is placed and secured into the band saw miter gauge a dist...
This is just great and thanks to all who helped start this forum. This will be outstanding for all of us.
I love to do detailed fretwork. The more detailed the better. However that don’t, or is not, paying the bills. Sales of those products at the price I charge, which is getting lower and lower, Just does not seem to be worth the time. Therefore for the first part of the year I am turning to toys. Not the I really like doing them or that they are any more worth the time and effort. All the painting that needs to be done are a pain in the backside. I am or have been in three different...
I spent some time card scraping and sanding the 1/2” thick panels for the dresser sides. I sharpened a fresh burr on the card scraper so it was cutting quickly. I use it on trouble spots, like tearout from the planer. I setup the tablesaw with a dado set and a sacrificial fence to cut the rabbets on the panels. They are rabbeted on the inside edge, which will produce a flat panel look on the outside of the dresser. I could have used plywood, but it can be tough to find quartersawn ...
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