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...
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...
I did not want a classical framework for my latest miniature marquetry motifs ..Eros in the fingers… http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49521Suburbium Petrovaradiniense… http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49796 Did I succeed .. I do not know ..I only know that it was magical attractive idea to redeem a walnut stump from my yard ..
Here is a idea I found on www.ehow.com that might come in usefull for some one. How to dye wooden toys safely. Things You’ll Need: Old newspapers Disposable gloves Unsweetened powdered drink mix Small glass or stainless bowls Unfinished wooden parts Cooling rack Step1Prepare a workspace by covering a table with old newspapers. Place the bowls you will be using in a row down the middle of the table. Put the unfinished wood on one side of the table and the cooling rack...
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...
A few days ago, I posted and BLOG and sent out a number of personal E-Mails about NO SALES – SHOULD I CLOSE SHOP. Well I got many replies and there were some said, “CLOSE”. However, and for the sake of good sanity a lot of fine family and friends said nice things about my work. I realize that at one time I said, “I fell in love with scroll work”, and I still do. Not sure if some sinus issues, lack of sales, HOT temperature in Texas or the crush of summer chores warped this old brain into sayi...
About a year ago, I was excited to see the first copies of the “Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture” a compilation of my first, second and fourth books. Until I took a close look and saw that there were issues with the quality of the printing. You may have read the reviews on Amazon that make note of this. I’m happy to say that the book has been printed a second time, and the revised edition has resolved these issues. If you bought the book from me, yo...
14 of my articles on building reproductions of Arts & Crafts style furniture, that were originally published in Popular Woodworking over the last 9 years have been collected in a new book “Classic Arts & Crafts Furniture: 14 Timeless Designs”. You can pre-order a signed copy directly from me. Details and a preview at my website
“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” .....Muhammad Ali, Heavyweight boxing champ…1942 - One of the benefits of creating “Wolf’s Tooth” wood inlay bandings is that you actually get two bandings for the effort of one. What do I mean by this? When the initial cuts from the laminated stock are made on the table saw using the dedicated miter saw we flip th...
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