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scroll #2: baby photo

12-06-2013 11:54 AM by scrollmarshal | 0 comments »

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oak box #10: coat of wet finish

12-06-2013 03:15 AM by Dan'um Style | 6 comments »

Sanded this one to 150 grit and figured a good wet coat of lacquer might bring out the grain a bit. The rosewood and turquoise together for the photo. Will glue last. The turquoise is from eBay China. Fun stuff.

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scroll #1: baby smiling

12-04-2013 04:08 PM by scrollmarshal | 2 comments »

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Beall Polishing System #1: Beall System, Versatile.

12-03-2013 02:05 AM by PASs | 10 comments »

I got a Beall system a few years ago.I started with the 3 circular pads.I liked it so much I also got the 3 polishing balls to do inside bowls.I also got an old motor for $2.00 at a garage sale so I could have a dedicated polishing setup.The motor is plugged in to an outlet box under the end of the bench. The receptacle it’s plugged into is controlled by a switch also under the end of the bench. The other receptacle is unswitched for plugging the other equipment in when needed. The outl...

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Perfect Christmas Gift for Artists & Woodworkers

12-02-2013 06:12 AM by Danette Smith | 4 comments »

Looking for a great Christmas gift for artists? Check out my Rotating Table Top Easel.http://danettesmithpyro.weebly.com/table-top-easel.html

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Pochade Box in progress #3: Pallette, trim and oil

11-29-2013 06:42 AM by Jon1094 | 4 comments »

Yesterday I completed the combination pallete and wet canvase holder. It is constucted out of birch plywood with oak inserts for holding the wet canvases. The pallete is finished with two coats of BLO. It is shown out of the box with an inserted canvase and inside the box with the pallete in view. I trimmed the drawers with walnut and put two coats of Danish oil on the box. I’ll let the oil dry for three or four days and then finish with satin wipe on polyurethane. ...

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Furniture Making Tutorials #1: Solid Bookmatched Panels - A how to.

11-26-2013 04:22 AM by BigRedKnothead | 3 comments »

Solid bookmatched panels. They seem simple, but there are techniques to getting great looking panels. On a piece like this blanket chest I working on, I start with the panels. They get the choice cuts, and I want to have some flexibility on the project dimensions depending on how the panels are turning out. With QS material, I like to find medullary rays like this. For something like knotty alder, I would strategically place the knots…etc. When cut and bookmatched QS can have ...

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Shuffling (Everyday I'm) #3: Short amount

11-23-2013 11:48 PM by T. D. Reid | 0 comments »

I got about an hour in the shop today; enough time square of the bottom ends of the legs, drawer backs and sides as well as cut out six drawer fronts to the night stands. The really big thing that I did was get down of the shelf the Leigh Dove tail jig where it has been collecting dust. I have never used it and for some reason I am scared to death of that thing. The unknown sucks! I brought the whole damn thing into the house and tomorrow morning while I’m waiting for the family to wake...

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Shuffling (Everyday I'm) #2: Its as easy to build three at one time as it is to build one

11-22-2013 11:10 PM by T. D. Reid | 1 comment »

Today I found the time to cut the tops and shelves for all three night stands to size as well as glue up all 12 legs. I will try to get into the shop tomorrow afternoon and cut the legs to length and lay out the joint locations. Here are the pictures that I promised in my blog. Cheers

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Pochade Box in progress #2: mechanism, woodburning and handle

11-22-2013 11:11 AM by Jon1094 | 1 comment »

I completed the mechanism for the inside of the box lid and fit it to to canvasse boards that it will hold. I believe they are 12”X9? I built the cover for the top out of baltic birch ply and chamfered the edges to make it a bit more sleek. I put my artistic abilities to the test and printed off a quote from the English illustrator Arthur Rackham. I made sure the font was something attractive but would still be easy to burn. I printed the quote out and taped it to graphite transfer...

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