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Bending Wood #1: Bending Windsor Chair Parts

04-03-2010 09:30 PM by kenn | 12 comments »

These videos are bending continuous-arm (c-arm) Windsor chair parts. I use locally harvested, green, red oak that has been split and rived down to a workable size. Then I use a draw knife, hand planes, and spoke shaves to shape the oak piece. Here is the exciting part… If cracks occur, they are repaired with thin CA glue and C-clamps. In the past few weeks, I’ve done five c-arms and four have needed repairs. These failures are common with this type of chair due to the ...

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Shaker Oval Boxes #1: A whole new angle on woodworking

01-11-2010 05:32 PM by Andy Brownell | 12 comments »

I recently came back from a woodworking class with Dale Barnard in Paoli, IN this weekend where he taught me how to make a set of five Shaker oval nesting boxes in cherry. Dale’s workshop is set up to build just about anything, and he offers some pretty awesome classes for beginner through advanced woodworkers. Initially, I was surprised at how relatively simple the construction a set of one of these seemed to be. I guess that is pretty standard for anything from the Shakers. Howeve...

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Out of the scrap pile and into a gift #2: Arched Candle Holder

12-17-2009 07:05 PM by sras | 4 comments »

I changed the title of this series since this next entry uses wood I don’t think I could ever throw away (it used to say “burn bucket” instead of “scrap pile”). I have had these this planks of cherry for a long time. They are about 24”x3.25”x1/8”. This is another case where I do not have a design, but I’ll figure it out as I go… I had cut them for a project that didn’t work out and they have sat ever since. I decided to ...

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Quest for a unique cribbage board #2: Making a steam box

10-23-2008 08:12 AM by Heyz | 4 comments »

As a recap in case you haven’t read the first post, I’m trying to build a unique cribbage board while keeping with the traditional layout. My idea, have an inlay for the track. Difficult & challenging? Probably. Fun and exciting? Definitely! I think I read everything on the internet about steam boxes before I did this, and I still didn’t learn it all. I figured bending will be the most difficult thing about this, so better get started on it early. I still haven...

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56 foot Schooner transom replacement #1: Have form...will bend

07-10-2008 08:08 AM by Scotach | 10 comments »

Scope of work: Replace transom (subject to change)Vessel: 56’ Schooner Material: Sapele So, we’re a couple of weeks into our repair and restoration class here at the “boat school” and we have something like 8 boats we’re working on between the 16 students in the class. One of which I will be working on is the replacement of the transom on a 56 foot wooden Schooner. For those who are not familiar with boats and related terminology, the transom, on a boat is ...

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Lilac Lamp #4: steambending box

04-16-2007 02:53 AM by scottb | 7 comments »

Been so caught up in my boxmaking, I figured I’d better get this box built, so I can go onto the next step when I”m ready… This will be the “steam chamber” to let me stretch the legs a bit. Just needs the doors, a rack, and some steam (lots of steam).

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Lilac Lamp #3: Tripod all in a twist

03-11-2007 12:19 AM by scottb | 2 comments »

Having successfully burned out my Dremel, I went for the cordless drill as well as my chisels. Judging by the amount of wood i still had to go through, I’d have likely killed another dremel in the process! I guess they are made for lots of different jobs, not so much hogging off wood for extended periods. I’ll definately be looking into those carving tools Dick suggested. Didn’t take too long to get all three legs liberated from each other, was tricky with the “can...

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Lilac Lamp #2: Breakthrough!

02-19-2007 03:22 AM by scottb | 8 comments »

Last time I merely defined the legs (or let the crack and grain define them for me), twists and all. Today, armed with some new attachements for the Dremel I cut two channels clean on though to the middle, “freeing” one leg, and nearly completeing the third channel to free the other two. Apart from the wood on the surface, this is some nice, hard wood, and was putting up quite a fight, so this is the progress so far. The Dremel was starting to heat up, and I think I’ll need ...

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Lilac Lamp #1: Finding some legs to stand on.

02-05-2007 06:20 AM by scottb | 4 comments »

Quick update after such a long (long) break from this project. As previously blogged elsewhere, the lamp will indeed be made from a single piece of lilac with the lower portion divided into three legs straddling a stone. Took months of on-and-off pondering, and some brainstorming, but now, having worked out the next few challenging steps, I can put the “lamp back on!” Today I took my Dremel to the cracks and splits on one end (after finally deciding which end was up) and...

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