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Music Stand for Broadway Barks Charity Auction #2: The music tray angle adjuster

12-09-2014 08:18 PM by Holzarbeiterin | 0 comments »

In part 1 of this project series I introduced the project and explained the inlay process on the front (or top?) of the music tray. In my excitement to make my first blog post I completely forgot about the mechanism on the back side of the tray that connects it to the center post and allows the tray angle to be adjusted. Today’s post will be about the mechanism I used to allow for angle adjustment. The third and final post will explain my process for building the center post and feet...

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Music Stand for Broadway Barks Charity Auction #1: Inlay on the music tray

12-08-2014 10:52 PM by Holzarbeiterin | 1 comment »

Hi Everyone, This is my first blog entry. I’ve never done this before so be patient with me as I learn the ropes. :-) I’m writing this to compliment the project posting I am going to be putting up for a music stand I made for Broadway Barks. It’s an animal rescue charity that was started about 15 years ago by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. A woodworking friend of mine volunteers for the charity and encouraged me to make something for the auction. The idea was to make somet...

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Time lapse Woodworking #22: Rocking Chair - Walnut with Black & White Ebony

10-14-2014 07:50 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWm-ci1PMZg&list=UUERIGfN6ATn5-U2DGhDzOvw Watch as I apply my oil/poly finish to a sculpted rocking chair built from Canadian Black Walnut highlighted on the back supports with Black and White Ebony.

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #13: Top incrustation

09-20-2014 12:46 AM by Patricelejeune | 17 comments »

As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2 The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones. I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used...

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #12: Sides Marquetry incrustation

08-28-2014 10:20 PM by Patricelejeune | 12 comments »

I have been back full time on our boxes for over a week now so I have some progress to report. I have been selecting veneer out of our veneer cellar for the ebony background. From the experience of the previous series I paperbacked the ebony as it is a very brittle wood. Better be safe than sorry Then built the packs in 4 layers without forgetting the grease paper, one of my specialty in the mistake department. Teaching marquetry has been a great help as by reminding the stud...

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Greene and Greene Style Grandfather Clock

08-18-2014 08:08 PM by bones | 4 comments »

I built this clock with my dad for my sister. More pictures here: http://blog.knottyalder.com/2014/08/greene-and-greene-style-grandfather_18.html

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1372: Fifty Shades of Black

07-29-2014 11:23 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

OK. Only two. But you are here reading so I got your attention. Today will I will show you the final photos of the scroll sawn version of my "Nevermore" plaque. I finished it up yesterday, and it is heading out to New Jersey this morning to be published in the November issue of Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine, which will come out in September. That will give those of you who want to make it  plenty of time. I am pleased with how it came out, but I still couldn&...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1371: More Progress and New Plaques

07-28-2014 11:59 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Another busy weekend has come and gone. The speed that time passes continues to amaze me. I must be busy.It is cool here this morning, with just a bit of rain. After the past few days which were rather warm and sticky, I am happy for the change. Although our weather here in Nova Scotia seems very mild in when I hear about how hot it has been in other places. I feel very fortunate.I made some progress on my "Nevermore" plaque yesterday. I didn't quite complete it, but it will be ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1370: Progress on the "Nevermore" Scroll Saw Project

07-27-2014 12:13 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

I made good progress on my scrolled version of the "Nevermore" plaque although it did not come without its challenges. It was nothing that I couldn't overcome, but it took some real thought to sort some of the process out in my mind and make it work how I intended. But after spending the day laying things out and finally getting the chance to cut the pieces at the scroll saw, I am fairly happy with the results. Below is a photograph of where it sits as I write this morning: S...

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Wenge and Gaboon Floor Inlay - Ready for the first cut!

07-16-2014 04:31 AM by Mymyripzip | 3 comments »

Recently we embarked on a challenging request from a prestigious client to create a dining room table border that measures 12’ x 16’ x 1’ entirely out of wenge and Gaboon ebony. The border will go into a newly -installed floor of hand-distressed (and bleached!) American walnut. My son is the craftsman and I’m moral support, and R&D so to speak. I’ve veen in the flooring industry by marriage for many years so although I have a fairly good knowledge base on ...

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