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Planning "Steps" for a Carved Story Stick, "The Gospel" Commissioned Walking Cane

2276 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 9 comments »

My recent lumberjock postings of the walking cane work I have done recently has brought a lot of interest from folks wanting me to build them special, unique, elaborately detailed, walking canes and sticks. This new blog communicates the design process on one cane as I prepare to start the carving, and get approvals on the final design. The customer is a Youth Pastor, and needs to use a tall walking cane to support a bad knee. He and I have been designing this project for several weeks...

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Large scale moulding on the cheap...

2336 days ago by Tom Adamski | 13 comments »

In an attempt to cut a large radius nosing for some mantels I’m making, I’m in process of making a router trammel to support the bit in a constant arc. Made from 3/4 ply, my inspiration is based off an old Fine Woodworking article and tablesaw trunions. I still need to mount it to a stable base, fit a router and bit and the fire it up… I’ll post more when I make some sawdust. Tom

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Building a Credenza #10: Custom Hardware

1512 days ago by Blake | 12 comments »

The Doors Last time I glued up the door fronts: I spent some time fitting the doors with a plane: And then I passed them through the drum sander to flatten them: This little marking jig came with the hinge drill bit I bought: Drilling the holes for the hinges: Aligning the hinges: The Skinny Door I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to cover the space where the DVD player shelf is. I finally decided it needed a cover of some ki...

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Time lapse Woodworking #3: Custom Wooden Rocking Chair Arm Shaping

1346 days ago by Canadian Woodworks | 8 comments »

We start by showing the Kutzall carbide grinding disc we use to do most of the sculpting on our rocking chairs, it is attached to a basic angle grinder. We then go to work, the arms start about 2’’ thick and also have a 1.5’’ thick transition block at the front leg arm joint. We want to remove the chunky look and be left with smooth flowing lines that your eye and hand will want to explore. I then switch to a kutzall grinding burr attached to a Fordom grinding s...

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

1217 days ago 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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random #29: Brian May's guitar

1748 days ago by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

I just learned from a reddit post (I know some of you are also redditors) that Queen guitarist Brian May built his guitar, “Red Special” with his dad in 1963 when he was sixteen, mostly “from an 18th century fireplace mantel that a friend of the family was about to throw away.” He’s been using it on tour and in albums for over 3 decades. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Special The manufacturing subsection at the link is a fun read for woodworkers and guita...

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Entry Closet Project #5: OH, Baby It's Hot!

2433 days ago by Todd A. Clippinger | 34 comments »

Exciting Progress.. I am making some great progress on my closet project. I currently have the copper rods in a machine shop where the parts are being fabricated. The clients and I had talked about changing the lights to better illuminate the fine work that I have produced. While the metal work is being done I decided to go ahead and install the new lights. WOW! Man-OH-Man! Does it ever look fantastic! Here is the closet with the old lights: Here is the closet with the n...

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Tonight, I Finished My Second Custom Steak Knife Set. Is it the Last?

2452 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 15 comments »

It’s been a long week, but I am excited to say that I just finished up the 2nd Steak Knife set tonight about 10:15pm CT. Sure, I could go to bed, but not after I blog the milestone. But, first, let me apologize for not providing much in the area of notable, or supportive input the past couple of months. I just haven’t had time to do any reading on LJ, only worrying about getting my own projects and blogs posted. I swore off of LJ until the steak knife commissions were complete,...

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My Tools #4: A new handle for my 3' crosscut saw

1602 days ago by Gary Fixler | 8 comments »

When my chainsaw broke the other day, halfway through a log, I reached for a secret weapon I’ve not really brought out into the light in the exactly 6 months (as of today) since it arrived: my 36”, German, hand-hammered, regular-tooth, one-man crosscut saw from Traditional Woodworking. Here are pics from early October that I’ve had squirreled away. The saw was so much bigger than I’d even imagined, and I had imagined it even bigger than I would ever have imagined it to...

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A Few Progress Photos on a new Irish-Heritage, Shamrock Spirit, Carved Face Walking Cane

2324 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 19 comments »

UPDATE 5-2-2008: You can see the finished cane in this project posting: - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -—- – - – -—- – - – - Back to my original Blog: This is a short blog, as I sort of spilled my insides out earlier this week with the previous blog. So, not much to say tonight. I’m working on a unique commissioned walking c...

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