Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'boxwood'

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Tools #3: The Two Foot Rule

05-17-2018 02:03 PM by ElroyD | 2 comments »

Last weekend, while out for a Sunday drive (except it was Saturday), I pulled into an “antiques” (junk?) shop that I had passed many times before over the years. Every time I had driven by in the past, I thought to myself “I should stop in there sometime.” For some reason on this day, I actually did. My nine year-old daughter and I went in to look around while my wife decided to stay in the van with the rest of the kids. My daughter has been binge-watching “...

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #15: Inside of the box "Frisage" (parquetry)

12-11-2014 10:18 PM by Patricelejeune | 11 comments »

After almost a month away in Europe, London and France, I am back and working on the boxes again. It was really nice to go back home as I haven’t been able to do so for 4 years. It was also nice to be back, through away the jacket and sweater, an put on the flip flops. Well, regarding the boxes. When I came back I put the already cut bone leaves in green dye and while waiting to feel up the holes in the marquetry, I started working on the inside of the boxes....

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Hernia repair recovery #2: Ok Post number three in this series and I've finally got something to say

09-04-2013 06:40 PM by mungletroll | 0 comments »

I’ve now decided on what my next project is. A small pendant in Boxwood. It will, of course by a heart but it is based on a more complex heart design than just the basic one. This is a design that I have used before but never published and I don’t remember seeing anyone else using it but of course someone will see this and put me right on that. So the design is based upon two stylised heads, suggested as being male and female, and the way they come together forms a heart, we...

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Miniature wood species - wish list

08-25-2013 07:48 AM by JustaLilJoinery | 1 comment »

I’m going to use this blog post for my wood species wish list for some recommended types especially useful for making scale furniture. I find that I source information on the internet and promptly forget it once I come across an opportunity to use it…)Anyone who knows a great source for any of these can feel free to chime in with a link or connection to any of these materials. I’m going to post them one by one as I source, use and then evaluate my scale experience with the...

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Wood Related #1: Updated Lumber Rack Projects !!

03-30-2010 05:49 AM by Michael Hacker | 6 comments »

I have moved.. and moved a considerable amount of WOOD! I have updated my lumber rack projects with new photos of the current racks. My new shop is the entire basement, and to say its bigger than my last basement shop is an understatement. I have four times the space! and at least 88” of height between my floor mats and floor joists! I have repacked the racks and have collected EVEN MORE WOOD! You see my new house was built in 1918, and the basement had a few excellent resource...

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Nut and bolt in boxwood

12-01-2009 09:54 PM by George watkins | 16 comments »

Here goes- i think this is in the right place- i’m new :-) hello folkshere is a series of photo’s showing how I made a nut and bolt in boxwood for my dad. first of I mounted the wood between centres in the centre holes left behind from the router lathe which my friend used to form the 6 side’s for me(a huge help thank you) here is my rough marking out of proportions here you can see the results of my hand sanding the blank- i used a wooden block, i started at 120...

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Another Roman plane #1: Taking shape

04-10-2009 10:21 PM by YorkshireStewart | 15 comments »

In the first couple of centuries or so A.D, The Germani tribe was dominant in northern Denmark. Following military victories, it was their tradition to hurl war booty into the nearest bog! Just near Odense, is a massive bog called Vimose containing a considerable quantity of these war booty sacrifices. In the 1860s excavations took place there and the peaty conditions preserved a large number of wooden objects including two wooden planes, probably made by the Romans, now known as Vimose...

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Wood Library - Boxwood

05-20-2008 03:08 AM by GaryK | 7 comments »

Boxwood – Buxus sempervirens Long used to make model ships in the 15th and 16th centuries . These ships were then used as the models to make full size ships. Stanley Tools has long used it for their folding rules. Also used for engravings for printing applications and used for musical instruments. It has extremely fine texture, easy to carve and turn but difficult to split, color uniform light yellow. It’s also very strong and hard. It will not splinter. There are a lot o...

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