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Butterfly Spline inlay on a Kanna Dai

02-19-2018 03:24 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 1 comment »

This is a repair that is often done when a Kanna has a split or check in the wood. Rather than simply filling it with epoxy and/or superglue, it is way better to use a mechanical connection to repair the crack and ensure that it doesn’t expand or get worse in the following years. View on YouTube The key for these (literally) is to make the spline as strong as possible, and to ensure that it stays put, it does need to be glued in place. The maker of this dai is a gentleman named J...

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New Peterbuilt truck #1: Engine

02-13-2018 07:10 PM by HotRod1 | 7 comments »

I guess I should have started this in a blog, instead of the way I did, sorry. First started the transmission out of Gabon Ebony, and added some oak accents, and the engine flywheel is out of yellow heart. Now getting an good start on the engine, front cover and exhaust manifold. Adding the air compressor, valve cover, intake, fuel filter, turbo and alternator Needed a fan and some finish on the engine.

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Japanese Inspired Picture Frame Greene&Greene / Shou Sugi Ban.

01-15-2018 10:10 PM by Gbluee | 3 comments »

I worked for 22 years in the steel manufacturing sector. 11 of those years were for a trailer manufacturing company. When I left I asked them for a picture file they had of the whole crew of one of the biggest project I was involved in while working there.I decided to make a Greene&Greene mixed with Shou Sugi Ban for the finish.I also made a video of the build and it is on my You Tube Channel. I’ll leave a link to it below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFcQnPI5OqM&t=27s

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How to build a Live Edge Floating Shelf with Hand Cut Bow Tie Inlays

01-13-2018 08:06 PM by BenhamDesign | 0 comments »

For this project I take a walnut slab that has a rotten end, a ugly squared off chainsaw cut and a few large cracks, and sculpt it with some power carving, and and cut some bowtie inlays to turn it into a live edge floating shelf. I think it is some of the cooler woodworking art I have don in awhile Read about how I created it below or watch it be built A list of specialty tools I used in this build can be found on my personal blog A Recount of the Video So I had this slab of ...

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Octave Mandolin #15: Making the Octave Mandoli Ebony Fretboard

01-09-2018 04:25 AM by Gbluee | 1 comment »

For those of you who follow the Octave Mandolin build, This is the latest video in the playlist… Check it out!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_qVYiysP0k&t=2s

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Octave Mandolin #13: Hand cut Mother of Pearl inlay

11-15-2017 05:08 AM by Gbluee | 2 comments »

Here is the latest part of the custom Octave mandolin build. In this Video I’m hand cutting custom MoP from blanks to then inlay them into a Ebony Veneer on the Peg Head. Check out the video..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPq6KdpQNhA&t=34s

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Charles Mackintosh Inspired Computer Desk #8: Finishing up the Odds and Ends

10-21-2017 01:19 PM by EarlS | 4 comments »

Even with all of the “woodworking” complete there were still a fair number of things that needed to be finished. Generally, I keep a “To Do” list throughout the project to keep track of what needs to be done and in what order. At the end of the project, I start a new list for “Finishing”. Obviously, it includes the sanding, staining, finish, and wax. But the list also includes other things that need to be completed for the project to be “finished&...

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Octave Mandolin #12: Making the neck for the octave mandolin

09-29-2017 04:18 PM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

Following up with the Octave mandolin updates.. In this latest video I’m takind a AAA grade quilted maple neck blank and cutting it and shaping it to a neck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wioT-oYsQq0&t=25s

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Octave Mandolin #11: Installing Ebony Binding

09-18-2017 10:21 PM by Gbluee | 1 comment »

It as been awhile since I added a video in this build, The fact is that I just move to a new house/shop and had to setup shop before getting back to it… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tg7Ddm2WYA&t=29s

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Charles Mackintosh Inspired Computer Desk #5: Just a little off the top

09-16-2017 02:06 PM by EarlS | 2 comments »

The legs on the desk are one of the unique features that set it apart from just another desk. Each leg is has an inside and an outside piece. They are spaced 2” apart with the grids providing the spacing for the top, and a 2”x3” spacer for the lower portion. After the mortises were cut into the legs and the leg sections were dry fit together in the last post, the edge details for the legs needed to be finalized. The outside piece is rounded over from the front to t...

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