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Bath Stool #1: Selecting the wood

04-07-2018 09:01 PM by Diego Cassels | 2 comments »

In this stage I choose the wood I want to use, usually I buy it, but this time I got lucky and unearth this beatiful “quebracho” wood from the backyard. Its a dark red and VERY hard wood. Its about 2” thick.

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Bath Stool #2: Bath Stool

04-07-2018 08:45 PM by Diego Cassels | 0 comments »

Well here is how I go around my projects. I enjoy this faze of the project. First a general idea of what I would like the project to look like. Then I look for inspiration from the web, general dimentions and so on. I found this, traditional japanese bath stool. This is FROM a google search.

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Sashimono #1: Japanese Sashimono Box - Traditional Furniture Maker

04-05-2018 11:51 PM by Jerry | 23 comments »

So, for all my box making buddies out there, I thought this video I just found today would really speak to you, especially the hand tool purists. This Japanese woodworker steps you through his build from beginning to end, and it’s a fascinating look into some really interesting techniques and some amazing hand tool woodworking skill. Enjoy! View on YouTube

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Shop Notes #15: Four Done, Three . . . for Later

04-03-2018 03:59 PM by Steve | 3 comments »

The weather cleared last week, and I was pleased to be able to field four completed cabinets at the spring opening of a local winery. Sales weren’t terribly brisk, but March is normally completely dead. Any sales at all are an improvement. Of the cabinets I completed, three were in walnut, the other in sapele. I finished this first cabinet in amber shellac. I have a lot to learn yet about this finish, I’ve looked at a few videos for guidance, and they tend to show an app...

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Shop Notes #14: Postponed

03-23-2018 03:52 PM by Steve | 3 comments »

My planned weekend show was postponed a week due to heavy rains. (It’s an outdoor event, and apparently ducks have taken up residence on the lawn where my table is supposed to sit.) The postponement was a bit of a blessing, as it relieves the pressure to get items done on a tight timeline—there’s a impulse to cut corners that I have to resist. Shortly before the cancellation was announced, I had resolved to focus on two cabinets, one sapele, the other walnut—get the...

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Shaker Style Table

03-20-2018 12:58 AM by wrenchhead | 4 comments »

I made this tapered leg table to have a place to work, study and edit. The top is made of Sapele and the base is maple finished with milk paint. It was a fun project using a variety of machines and hand tools. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNId8i-sS3o

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Octave Mandolin #20: Custom Octave Mandolin

03-15-2018 03:10 AM by Tomy Hovington | 1 comment »

This project was commissioned and was quite the undertaking. My customer wanted a Octave Mandolin with a archtop and flat backboard. Since there was no blueprints to make such an instrument I had to do research, compile information and sketch my own drawing to even start the project. This build stretch over a year and a bit and was just completed.The wood used in this project is AAA quilted Maple back sides and neck, Engelmann AAA Spruce top, ebony fretboard, binding, and peghead veneer. Maho...

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Composer's Desk #1: Composer's Desk - blogging the project

03-07-2018 09:36 PM by nickbatz | 0 comments »

I was having these made by a shop out of solid oak or maple for over a decade, and all along I wanted to develop an affordable version. Then – spurred on by someone actually offering money :) – I figured it out: make it myself, and use nice oak plywood and high-quality Douglass fir dimensional lumber instead of solid oak that brings the materials cost up to about as much as this whole thing sold for! Based on posting pics on Facebook, I now I have two more “commissions...

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Shop Notes #10: Almost Up to Speed?

03-01-2018 05:36 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

It’s been cold in my shop this week—temperatures hovering around the high 40’s or low 50’s. Those who live in cold climates will laugh, but with cold like this so rare, I don’t have any provision for heat. Even though the temps really aren’t that low, it’s not long before I’ve got numb hands (and a short temper). Despite the weather, I spent a lot of time at work in the shop, though most of it was spent on actually finishing a lot of personal...

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How to make the binding channel on a F-style

03-01-2018 12:46 AM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

I have started working on the Mandola again and one of the first things I had to do was to make the channel for the binding. I made a video that shows how to do it… check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aao948nEYtM

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