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DragonFly Harp #11: Almost Finished!

05-12-2011 08:05 PM by Donna Menke | 7 comments »

Lots of vegetable gardening done in the past couple of months, and it could not wait, so the harp building project had to wait a while. Finally last week I got back into it after 6 weeks of seldom working on it. Now it is almost done- but let me go back to where I left off in March.I had these beautiful abalone mother-of-pearl wings provided to me by a fine Lumberjock. She also did a great blog about how to do inlays, and that was very helpful to me. I didn’t follow instructions exactly...

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Shaving Rack - Finale

04-12-2011 12:14 AM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Shaving Rack – Finale. I put the rack together and apply the finish in a different way. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/shaving-rack-finale/

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Shaving Rack - Part 4

04-06-2011 03:52 AM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Shaving Rack – Part 4. I shape the brackets for the razor and brushes. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/shaving-rack-part-4/

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Shaving Rack - Part 2

03-11-2011 04:40 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces blog: Shaving Rack – Part 2. I deal with the peculiarities of ebony and the difficulties of small-scale mortise-and-tenon joinery. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/shaving-rack-part-2/

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Shaving Rack - Part 1

03-08-2011 01:02 AM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Shaving Rack – Part 1. I start on a small-scale project to keep my shaving hardware organized. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/shaving-rack-part-1/

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Rush Seated Bench #3: Ebony Pegs Revisited

02-27-2011 10:52 PM by woodworksbyjohn | 1 comment »

In one of my earlier posts I showed what I referred to as “the poor man’s dowel plate”. Unfortunately it didn’t work as I had hoped. Using the saw blade was fine for one, maybe two accurately sized dowels. After that they became slightly larger and rougher. In that post I mentioned that my friend had ordered the dowel plate from Lie-Nielsen but it wasn’t scheduled for shipping for a couple of weeks. As I took a lunch break yesterday and pondered how the heck...

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Ebony Pegs the Hard Way!

02-21-2011 03:18 AM by woodworksbyjohn | 4 comments »

Many years ago a dowel plate or dowel sizer was a pretty common thing to find in a furniture or cabinet shop. Even then, the diameter of the dowel would change with humidity and they weren’t always the correct size so the dowel plate corrected that. If you want to have dowels of a non commercially available species like Ebony, you could make your own. Well, things have changed and the dowel plate is a hard to find item. Lie-Nielsen has a beautiful one in their catalog but it has ...

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #15: Lagavulin

02-14-2011 06:14 AM by Don | 8 comments »

I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the completion of a project like this than my favorite 16 year old single malt… Except for maybe my favorite Anejo: Things I learned:- Green and Greene were some amazing designers. I already knew this but I have a much better understanding now.- So is Darrell Peart.- The Hall brothers deserve far more recognition than they get. If you don’t know who the Hall brothers are then read Darrells book.- Measure 3 times, cut once. Twic...

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #14: Ebony Pulls

02-07-2011 04:03 AM by Don | 6 comments »

Ebony pulls are done and mounted. I even got the first coat of finish on them. I almost had to call this blog entry “Scewup #2”. I drilled the holes for the screws to mount the pulls about 1/8” off center. It wasn’t enough to allow the screw to pop through but it was close enough breath a sigh of relief when I noticed it. Here’s one of the pulls installed on a drawer and still a little wet from the wipe on poly: And the jig I used to drill the holes: ...

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #13: Hickory Pulls

02-06-2011 06:15 AM by Don | 2 comments »

Yea, I know these are supposed to be made out of Ebony but I don’t cut anything out of ebony until I’ve practiced it a bunch with Hickory. It took a number of tries to get the drill press setup just right but this was otherwise pretty easy to make. Tommorrow I’ll attempt to make the real ones and if all goes well then my next blog will be titled “Ebony Pulls”, if not it will be titled “Screwup #2”...

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