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Daily Update #78: August 12, 2010

08-12-2010 02:30 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for August 12, 2010. Final Assembly on Komusi and Stevens beds and should complete Connell and Schneider’s beds and continue to work on Keeley. I am short one guy, so I’m having to do some of the smaller more repetitive task. I usually don’t spray the finishes, but yesterday I did. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:

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Daily Update #61: May 19, 2010

05-19-2010 03:17 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

What’s happening in the shop for May 19, 2010. Have some finishing to do on Nash’s Ross murphy bed. Hopefullly I’ll get startedon Morris’ Accent wall unit. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:

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Daily Update #64: June 1, 2010

06-01-2010 02:50 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

What’s happening in the shop for June 1, 2010. Final Assembly on Morris’ Accent wall unit. Building a bookcase for Mathis. Starting on a murphy bed for Ferrell For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:

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Technique Thursday #1: November 4, 2010

11-04-2010 02:32 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

I thought I’d post something for each day of the week. Thursday’s will be Technique Thursday. I’ll tell about some sort of technique that I use in woodworking. Templates: Can’t stress how important templates are. I’ll build them from 1/2” material to form the shape of a cut out. I always use a mechanical means of making a straight cut or a perfect arc (fence, straight edge, compass). It will then be used to trace onto the good piece, rough cut with...

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Press Release From North Pole

11-26-2010 04:31 PM by Chris Davis | 8 comments »

NORTH POLE – Due to the increasing population of the world and the “Cash for Toys Program”, it has been reported that Santa Claus (AKA Kris Kringle) cannot keep up with the many furniture wishes he has received this year. In his yearly press conference, Santa tells reporters that many factors have contributed to the problem. The popularity of a baseball bed, Murphy beds, and a Princess Castle Loft have made his schedule very demanding. Also complicating matters, many of h...

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A whale of a time (Marquetry) #1: The Plan

04-28-2011 02:57 PM by Chris Davis | 3 comments »

I’m starting a very exciting project. Anything new that I try is exciting for me. I love new things and new techniques. I build a lot of murphy beds, as you can see from my post, but when I got customer wanting to add a whale design to one, I was all in. I don’t consider myself an artist or my work art, so this would be my first attempt at something like that. I’ve heard and read a little on marquetry and decided this would be the direction I’d take the customer....

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About my finishes

11-16-2010 03:32 PM by Chris Davis | 10 comments »

People often ask me about my finishes and I am always wondering about how others do their finish too. I feel the finish is the key to any furniture. A bad finish can destroy the look and the value of a piece. I thought I’d share what I do and what material and equipment I use. As in equipment, I use an air assisted airless. It takes the best of both worlds. Low air volume but without using too high of pressure as in the airless rigs. It works like an airless, which I used for ...

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Daily Update #84: January 02, 2011

01-08-2011 05:09 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

Daily update for January 2011. Saturdays are usually busy in the showroom, but we are going to try and knock out the two Bat Cars. For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:

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Starting the World Series Edition Baseball Bed

11-04-2010 05:48 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

I am starting on the baseball bed that I gave away on Facebook. This will be a version that will have the score of the last game on it. We will be cutting out 5 beds in all. Two of them are sold. The other are for stock. For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:<div></div>

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A whale of a time (Marquetry) #4: Gluing it down.

05-03-2011 03:18 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

Again I had different routes that I could have taken on the glue to use. I decided to go with regular yellow glue. It is more forgiving. If I would have laid the face down in one piece instead of an inlay, I may have used contact cement. Since the whales were fairly small I felt the yellow glue would work fine. I needed even and constent pressure on the entire piece. What I did was laid it down in this order. 2×4’s, substrate, glue, whale, wax paper, foam pad, plywood, 2...

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