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Nakashima Inspired Walnut Slab Table #2: Filling Knots and Cracks, Butterfly Inlays, and and a Start on the Base

12-19-2014 04:56 PM by Marshall | 1 comment »

I’ve made some progress on the kitchen table in the last few days. I started filling the knots and cracks in the top with epoxy. This is a messy job, and its a pain to get all of the bubbles out. I’m starting with the bottom side to perfect the technique. I burned the epoxy in one place where I held the torch too long trying to get the bubbles out. That just made a ton more bubbles that wouldnt come out. I also practiced making butterfly inlays on some scrap wood. Thi...

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Nakashima Inspired Walnut Slab Table #1: Bookmatched Walnut Slabs

12-09-2014 12:24 AM by Marshall | 5 comments »

My wife wanted to buy a new kitchen table. After much convincing, I was able to convince her that we should spend that money on a walnut slab rather than buying a set from a big box furniture store. I picked up this slab from a local sawyer before I decided on the final design. Usually, I’m much more methodical, and work out the design well before I buy lumber, but I couldnt wait for her to change her mind :) Lucky for me, my neighbor owns a cabinet shop with a large Timesaver...

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The Pickering project #1: The Pickering project #1:

11-22-2014 12:26 PM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 3 comments »

Day one on my new commission, a 6 to 8 seat live edge dining table. The log is about 75”, the 3 slabs are 2 3/4” thick, and vary in thickness from 28 to 39” wide. With the amount of cut off branch growth we expected some interesting figure, but all the spault was a complete surprise! Pieces will be sent to the kiln for 5 to 6 weeks next Saturday, along with a load of holly a friend of mine and I have acquired. In future posts I will share the working drawings for the table d...

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Apartment Dining Table Woodworking Plan #3: The Final Plan

11-09-2014 02:41 PM by jeffbranch | 4 comments »

Here is the finished woodworking plan. I could go on and on finding little things to adjust and fine tune, but I am calling it finished… http://issuu.com/jeffbranch/docs/apartment-dining-table-1108141 Get an instant download of the plan here (no tracking software is used with your download)... https://jeffbranch.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/apartment-dining-table-1110141.pdf I am already thinking about my next plan. I am leaning towards one based on a pine bible stand I made ...

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Apartment Dining Table Woodworking Plan #2: The Later Pages

11-08-2014 08:09 PM by jeffbranch | 0 comments »

So after much fussing with and tweaking of the woodworking plan I have been creating, I am just about finished with it. Actually, I was finished with it last weekend until I decided to overhaul the content of page 11 and spread it out over two pages. This is what page 11 originally looked like… I was never happy with the two images, one being a close-up of the other. With SketchUp, my illustration tool, as you zoom in to a particular part of a model, the perspective changes...

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In the wood shop today #27: Dining chairs, Rocking chairs & table..... oh my!

03-20-2014 05:22 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 8 comments »

Just a quick video where I walk through my shop discussing the projects I’ve been working on. http://youtu.be/XO8Ub3VQJ0s Thanks for having a look!

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Making a Single Slab Table

12-15-2013 06:30 AM by Odysseus | 4 comments »

Here’s a photo story of how a beautiful sapele slab dining table came to be… I anxiously awaited my flawless sapele slab from a top-dollar dealer… How NOT to palletize a very expensive slab. The 60 inch by 10 foot sapele slab arrived in less than the perfect shape promised. Here it is unwrapped, beautiful, but problematic… Hmm… I would say that’s cupped and sawn pretty bad. Yikes! Not the 12/4 promised. I decided to sand this board rath...

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Building a Houseful of Furniture #3: Living Room and Dining Room

03-24-2013 08:15 PM by DustyMark | 4 comments »

Watch this video to take a short tour of the furniture I’ve made in my living room and dining room. These rooms are the first thing you see when you walk into our house. Unfortunately, the living room had very little furniture that I’d made. My wife and I came up with a furniture plan to resolve that and I’m well on my way to filling the living room with hand-crafted furniture. The rocking chairs are quite comfortable and I love the sweeping lines. The foot stools...

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Building a Houseful of Furniture #2: Kitchen and Family Room

03-23-2013 01:20 AM by DustyMark | 3 comments »

Watch this video that gives a quick tour of the furniture I’ve built for my kitchen and family room. The rooms share an open space and this video shows the placement of the furniture in both areas. This table and chair set was a major project completed in two phases. The first phase included the first four chairs and the table. I completed the first chair in Jan 93 and the fourth in Oct 93. The table was completed in Nov 93. The second phase was the fifth and sixth chairs co...

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Trestle dining table #1: Making the feet

12-29-2012 01:20 AM by moshel | 6 comments »

This blog will follow my build of a dining trestle table from WOOD magazine #28 (you can see how it looks on the store ( http://www.woodstore.net/trestletable1.html ). The trestle table is very delicate compared to most and uses laminated blanks to be strong enough. the original plan is “fixed” (not breakup) but i will modify it a little. OK, to work:after gluing up the blanks, I cut them roughly to shape on the bandsaw. unlike the plan that calls for exact cut and sanding i...

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