I really like working with geometry and I love the challenge of making something that is symmetrical within a strong geometrically form. It sounds difficult but really it just means you start with a solid very rigid shape. Divided it into quarters or half’s, whatever. I know most of the people here on Lumberjocks may not be from Canada like me. I work in millimetres. So doing this I can get very exact. I hope you can still see some of the pencil marks. I just follow a template and I car...
Hi Everyone; I just got the go ahead to build a 17 foot dining room table. This going to be challenging, as it has three pedestal bases, which are heavily carved, have some japanning and gold leaf, in addition to veneering. The top will be veneered, include some marquetry, have a couple leaves, which will be stored in table structure. I have to admit, I’m wondering what I got myself into this time, but being the president of the imaginary; ”If It Ain’t Impossible, W...
Well here I am again. Joy to the world. LOL. I am working on the interior of the box and here is where it stands. The parts you see in the pictures are NOT attached in any fashion, in fact I have a piece of scrap pine holding up the back of the shelf that sits on the arch. There will be additions added that will hold this up, but ssshhhhh it’s a secret! I turned the columns out of wenge to match the handle and the base. Instead of turning a piece and then cutting it in half I took...
Hi everyone; I just wanted to congratulate our fellow L.J., Dennis Zongker, for having his “Griffin End Table” published in the Dec. ‘08 issue of C.W.B. ( Custom Woodworking Business) Magazine. pgs. 26 & 27 http://www.iswonline.com/ArticleLanding/tabid/67/Default.aspx?tid=2&heading=Design%20Portfolio&modid=517&ContentID=17970 In an article appropriately titled; “An End Table to End All End Tables”, Dennis’s table is shown in two bea...
I do not have my own workshop and I do not have proper tools , so I started whit something small. Somebody said : sculpting is easy , you just have to remove all the unnecessary material. So I took piece of fir-tree what was meant for burning and this saw and started to remove the unnecessary wood.After a little work I got this When I started using rasps (what I inherited from my grandpa ) I notice there is some more unnecessary wood.After more sawing I got this The...
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Well it has been a while since my last posting on this project. As promised I will show my way of doing marquetry and carvings. Remember that these are my techniques, and yours may vary. There are a ton of ways of doing things and I’m sure there’s a lot of ways easier then mine. For instance many of you may prefer to use a router to route out a majority of the material, then use chisels to cut to the line. I use chisels simply because I do the work on my dining room table. I...
It’s been a while since this blog started. My mind has been full of so many projects, most of which were rash decisions to start. When I wrote the original part of this I mentioned the materials and that I would start the project the next day. Well I did cut a chunk of maple and it made it’s way from the shop to my dining room table. The table has become my carving bench, this way I can spend time with the future owner to this project who happens to be my girlfriend. The exci...
Yes,,,,,,,, I said routing in the carvings. I’d much rather carve something by hand, but I’m quickly running out of time. I took a piece of 3/4 FC walnut scrap and made a routing template the correct size. I’ll use a plunge router to rout out the area needed for the carvings. I purchased the carvings out of cherry, but they will color and match the rest of the walnut just fine. Here’s the template all set up and clamp in place ready to go. I made the routing ...
When things become confusing, and I’m talking about the design aspect now as I have yet to begin this project, the shop gets quiet. My mind scopes the shop in search of something. A piece of material? A jig? Anything that can “push” me in the direction I need to go. Does my piece require the use of my leigh jig? Maybe I should start with the material instead of thinking about the process first. I search through the pile of wood looking for figure, something that stands out...
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