Disclaimer: This blog follows my Magen David Board that is already finished and posted here At this point (see previous post for the methodology I chose to take for this project) , I realized that my plan for mass production, and gluing the long strips to one another to make the geometry would cause more trouble, and decided to cross cut them all to their final thickness instead, and in a way changed my work order to a ‘one of’ setup, albeit it would have been better if I did t...
So, I have a bunch of things in the works at the moment and I figured I might as well post some blogs about them. This is a bathroom Vanity and linen closet I started building for my neighbor about two weeks ago. It’s being made out of cherry.......................................................................................................................................................The Vanity .................................................................................
I haven’t been around much lately because I’ve been, guess what, busy!!The work on the Cherry and Imbuia box and trays was completed…Now I’m in the middle of applying finish to it… It’s slow going, but it’s coming along…For a little break in the action, and another chance for fun and adventure, I decided to try out an idea I had a while ago… If anyone recalls, at one point, making all the shaped “Finger Lifts” and Hinges, I tho...
Well, it’s taken nine months, but the project is finally complete! In my last post I had just finished cutting the dovetails for the carcass sides and top. From there I moved on to cutting the dado’s for the interior panels: With the joinery all cut for the interior I was ready for a trial fit: From there I went to work on the doors and the beaded face frame. The bead was milled separately and applied to the inside of the face-frame. The doors are cope ...
I have done videos in the past about how I handle hand cut dovetails for drawers, so for this current project I decided it didn’t make much sense to just highlight the same techniques. Instead, I focused on several challenges I faced with this most recent set of drawers, ranging from some tricky grain to sharpening fatigue. This won’t teach you how to build a drawer, but you might find a few tips you can apply in your shop.
Once the banding segments are organized we can now focus on creating the interior design. We’ll need a few outer rippings that will sandwich the segments together and keep them in alignment. You’ll notice in the picture that the outer hardwoods are walnut and maple glued together. In this case the walnut will be on the inside with the maple on the outside. The reason for this is to create contrasting colors within the banding and also with the mahogany picture frames that will...
Has there ever been a time when you saw a wood banding design inlaid into a table, jewelry box, or picture frame and you asked yourself the question “How did they create the banding?” I did too. Fortunately, about two years ago I came across a video on Woodtreks and it was there that I witnessed a craftsman form Orion Woodworks that explained the process of this particular banding design. The following is my interpretation. Pictured above is the look that I’m after. N...
Greetings everyone, As some of you may know, my videos/templates are now carried by Woodcraft (woHoo!): What you may NOT know is that they have been significantly discounted from my original prices. So, of course, I lowered the prices on my website as well. Now everyone can save some bux and have a chance to build one of these pieces for themselves. In addition, if you visit the Woodcraft website here, all of the router bits (which are now made by Whiteside) needed for some of the ...
Of course, working in the Restaurant Biz, I mean the last few days… I ended up getting in about 9-10 hours on this latest box, and except for some small detail work, it’s just about ready for some finishing…If you’ll recall, I left off Wednesday having glued the hinges in place…I began yesterday morning by pinning them into place with wooden dowel, and cutting off the excess with my trusty “Poor Man’s” Japanese Saw. Notice the finely crafted han...
In the last episode it was decided that, because this Box is a little bigger than usual, I’d be making some trays for it. I guess I’m still anxious to use the new toy, because I sized the wood I’ll be using last… first!!After Re-sawing another scrap of the Cherry, I thinned it down on the Jointer to about 3/16”. These will be for the bottoms of the two trays…With the Imbuia top, and Cherry sides on the outer Box, I’m going with Imbuia sides and Cherry...
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