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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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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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Oak Boat Bed #4: Applying the Veneer

02-28-2012 11:56 AM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

Unlike my normal boat bed, this one will not be painted. It will be built in oak. Using oak on most of the project is, for the most part, straight forward. Not much different the using the maple and MDF on the painted version, until we come to the Bow of the Boat (AKA the toy box). Since we have a curved bow, a veneer must be used over the bending plywood. In prepping, I make sure all my staples are driven. I also fill all staple holes and imperfections with Bondo. This will keep tho...

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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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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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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) #2: The Layout

04-29-2011 06:43 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

Okay, I got approval form the customer and time to get started on the project. To pattern it I enlisted the services from a local sign company. They printed it up with the colors separated life size (life size to the bed not life size in the wild). They made me some mask to use as the pattern. Here is also the wood I choose to use. They are Quarter Sawn Walnut (dark color) and Lacewood (reddish color): These were masks so I was able to stick them to the veneer pieces. I cut them out...

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