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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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Time lapse Woodworking #20: making a sculpted chair seat

05-05-2014 05:23 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

Follow along as I build a sculpted chair seat on youtube!

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Wooden Planes #11: Jatoba block

04-16-2014 03:31 AM by Mark Kornell | 0 comments »

Next up is a 50 degree block plane. The body is jatoba with an ipe sole. The stripe in the middle is ebony and beech. Iron is a Hock 1 1/2”. Finish is Waterlox and wax. Thanks to the jatoba and the Hock iron, this thing weighs more than some metal block planes. It fits very comfortably in the hand. Jatoba is extremely hard and dense. Sanding end grain is about the same as sanding hardened steel. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much. Forget about doin...

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A Special Guitar

02-27-2014 09:21 PM by summerfi | 18 comments »

A Special Guitar Those of you who have read my past blog entries know that my family heritage and the tradition of woodworking passed down to me by my ancestors are very important to me. Some of my relatives came from the great tool making city of Sheffield, England, and many of those who found their way to America worked as carpenters, operated sawmills, or were fine craftsmen. My father, Seth Milton Summerfield, Jr., was not only the most recent of this line of woodworkers, but he was al...

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ebony starburst

08-17-2013 12:24 AM by vonhagen | 7 comments »

ebony starburst

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