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Cherry platform bed #4: Oil applied, coming down the home stretch

1334 days ago by TheBarrister | 0 comments »

Three nice coats of Watco Danish oil applied to each piece, being extra careful not to get any on the parts to be glued. Not quite careful enough, because I did get a little oil on one tenon and slightly into two mortises. Hopefully, I ‘ll be able to clean it up well enough with some denatured alcohol and minimal sanding. Here are the two footboard posts, along with two cross pieces for the headboard. I apply the oil with #0000 steel wool, rubbing it in well, then wipe up th...

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Mission Style Designs #1: Mission Style Recording Studio Workstation

264 days ago by Jerry | 12 comments »

This is my idea for a Mission Style Recording Studio Workstation that I’m going to build for my recording studio. 96” Long, 32” Wide, 28” High. Upper Section is 8” High from top of desk to underside of first shelf

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Bedroom Set #1: We have been needing a new bedroom set for years

1454 days ago by sandhill | 3 comments »

Sept 4 2010I have started a pair of night stands for our bedroom after they are done I will make the bed head board and a foot board with a TV lift inside so here is the start of the project I tend to get caught up in building and not take the time to document and take photos. I have a bit of free time on my hands because my wife is out of town for thee weeks on business. Let the project begin. As I’m sure you can see this is the stock I am using to get started. The other picture is te...

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my book #1: so you thought you couldn;t cut it a beginners guide to woodcarving

1070 days ago by wizzardofwood | 9 comments »

http://www.amazon.com/Thought-Couldnt-Beginners-Guide-Carving/dp/0977661385/ref=sr13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316791270&sr=1-3

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Church Clock Project #3: Raising The Roof

1283 days ago 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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Palm boxes #2: Re glueing, sanding, and finishing

960 days ago by Sanman | 2 comments »

So I had to wait another day after re glueing my palm box back together. After I got the clamps and tape off, this is what I was faced with. I don’t like sanding glue. Ok, one step back, now two steps forward. After Re sanding the lid, several times, I have everything attached and working again. There is still a hair line fracture visible after the clean up. The lid is working much better. It even stops halfway back instead of flopping all the way open. I...

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Building the shop #2: The beginning...

1006 days ago by MrMeasureTwice | 4 comments »

Good day fellow dusty chippers,Short entry here – thought you’d like to see what I started with in the garage – the big mess… The picture is midstream in moving stuff around to find stuff to throw away and give away. Since the beginning of the big purge, I’ve made 6 trips to Salvation Army (so far), put countless objects on the end of the driveway with FREE signs on them and furnished 1/2 of house for the new family across the street. OK, may 1/3… seriously...

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Cherry platform bed #2: Progress

1360 days ago by TheBarrister | 1 comment »

All the boards have been cut to size, planed, and tenons cut. I cut 2” tenons on the short rail boards – why, I don’t know, other than adding 4” to the length seemed like a good idea at the time. Now that I’ll be cutting the mortises I’ll pare them down to 1.5”. Next, will be measuring and cutting the mortises, and the rabbets for the maple ply inserts. One of the nicer pieces of equipment I have is the Hawk router table – the router table...

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Making mission style frames for Sandzen tiles #2: clamped and glued

1733 days ago by Dan'um Style | 5 comments »

Few early photos of the Zebrawood and Quartersawn White oak frame some progress photos …sorry but the next bunch of photos were lost …so the next set in this blog series will be on a nearly completed frame …

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Charles Rohlfs Revolving Slant Front Desk

208 days ago by Woodbridge | 8 comments »

One of my woodworking objectives is to reproduce a room full of Charles Rohlfs furniture, similar to the pictures of the living room in his Park Street Home in Buffalo N.Y. So far I have reproduced Rohlfs 1898 Desk Chair, Tall Back Chair, Oak Rocker and Coal Hod (in the form of a coffee table). On my list this year are the Tall Case Clock and Revolving Slant Front Desk. Original versions of Rohlfs desk are on display in museums in Kansas City, Dallas and Detroit. Prior to staring my...

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