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Projects, the backstories #5: Open form in oak, the video(s)

03-26-2014 02:58 AM by PASs | 6 comments »

Uploading some videos of the project so far to Google+ As of posting time two videos are uploaded and six more are in que.

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Projects, the backstories #4: Cane in mystery red wood

03-25-2014 09:45 PM by PASs | 3 comments »

I use a lot of dunnage for my projects.It’s from freight shipped out of India and is usually some type of exhotic hardwood.Some pieces are a reddish hardwood. It has a very fine grain, is VERY hard, and every piece has cracks running down it.I have decided to only make mallets and other hard type things out of it.But I’d already cut a cane blank and decided to go on and make the cane. Besides I wanted to see how it turned out. I’d turned the blank to round a few weeks ago...

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Projects, the backstories #3: Open form in oak, day 2, oops day 1 (part deaux) and day 2

03-25-2014 08:41 PM by PASs | 6 comments »

I didn’t want the first entry to be too long, it was War and Peace just for day 1. So, here’s the rest of day 1 followed by day 2.It’s really just hollowing mostly…hollowing, hollowing, and more hollowing.I stopped the first entry at 9:06 p.m. at about 2 inches depth.9:14 p.m. It’s not brain surgery…a long handled, a study tool rest, wood hitting the cutter head, me hanging on the back of the handle. Down to 4 inches in 8 minutes. The Sovereign can r...

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Projects, the backstories #2: Open form in oak, day 1

03-25-2014 06:31 PM by PASs | 7 comments »

Seth (my daughter’s boyfriend) does yard work for spending money and got some oak logs for me (about 4,000 pounds worth).I decided to try an open form with a (small) piece of it.Since it was green it was heavier than I wanted to try lifting onto the lathe. Besides that’s why I have a chain hoist and trolley. Seth was doing the hoisting…lots of pulling to bring it up…but he’s young. Initial mount to the headstock is a 4” faceplate, the biggest I’...

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Stickley #369 Morris Chair #6: Leather Upholstery

03-24-2014 11:12 PM by pintodeluxe | 21 comments »

I took a leather sewing class to learn how to make the Morris chair cushions. -----The seat cushion and the ottoman cushion require web frames. Here I am milling the half-lap components for the web frames. -----Web frame assemblies are glued together. The seat frame should be sized 1/4” smaller in all directions than the opening in your chair, to allow room for the leather and two layers of batting.-----Corner blocks are added to the large seat cushion for additional strength. -----I...

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Projects, the backstories #1: Slotted coin displays

03-20-2014 04:00 AM by PASs | 4 comments »

One of my staples for sale at craft shows is slotted coin displays.They are fairly simple to make and I try to make them in batches so I have inventory without setting up too often to make them.All of them so far have been made from dunnage used to ship steel radio transmission towers from India to the US. Where we would use pine 2×4’s to brace freight this particular company used an assortment of mid/far east woods. From what I can see and surmise it is the off-cuts from the India...

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Wands #2: The Elder Wand

03-19-2014 01:18 AM by PASs | 4 comments »

Since Bryan didn’t want a crooked elder wand I went back to the drawing board for a straight one.I went to the dowel bucked and found a piece of old draw-blind dowel.I chucked that in the lathe to make the straight wand. Since it was a straight turning project I use a spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge, and skew to do the rough forming. Then I sanded to 320 grit, and applied a colonial stain. I decided to do the dremel dimpling after the first stain because I wanted to d...

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Wands #1: The NOT Elder Wand

03-19-2014 12:45 AM by PASs | 7 comments »

My Grandson Bryan came up to visit this week.He knew I made canes and asked me to make him one.After talking with him and his mother we decided he’d much rather have a wand.He’s very animated and energetic (read HYPER) so for the first 10 minutes he was full of ideas and tangents of creative thought (making lightning bolts shoot out the end type stuff.)He’s a big fan of the Harry Potter movies and decided he wanted The Elder Wand.I’ve never tried making a wand before, ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1269: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme . . .

03-17-2014 11:43 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

OK – Now you all have that song going through your head. It was hard not to think of it all the while I was making this project. I don’t know what it is with me and bunnies lately, but I just have a lot of “bunny” ideas that I am thinking about. Maybe it has to do with the time of year me thinking ahead to warmer days. This is a project that I am doing for the June issue of Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine. The theme for the magazine is “summer̶...

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White Oak Benches for Kitchen Table

03-11-2014 04:20 AM by cpine | 6 comments »

I make some benches to be used with our kitchen table.A fun project that is not all that difficult. The benches turned out very sturdy and look great! Please watch and comment. Would love to hear what you all think. Thank you! http://youtu.be/nRKWt6uyClM Chris

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