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Jensen's Train Bed #2: Front Cap

08-14-2012 08:53 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

I am working on the front cap of the train bed. I made a template for the arch and circle. This is something that I should have done about 3 trains ago. I keep having to reinvent the shapes. After I had the templates made, I then used the template to create two identical pieces. To make the front cap thicker we spaced them out with some poplar for framing. The next step will be to wrap it with some bending plywood. Pictures More building pictures and video can be found at:http:/...

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Machinist Toolcart #12: Spoken Too Soon: A Lesson in Drawer Planning/Measuring/Fitting

09-13-2011 04:22 AM by PurpLev | 5 comments »

As I was fitting the drawer fronts yesterday I noticed that the fronts are being located with their bottoms pretty much aligned with the bottom of the drawers which made me think – shouldn’t there be some overlay there? but I digressed and went on about it…. Looking back – I guess there should have been an overlay after all! See, when I originally planned the drawers I setup a (from the bottom) 6” drawer followed by 2 5” drawers … and each drawe...

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Machinist Toolcart #11: Almost there. The end of all marking and cutting

09-12-2011 05:48 AM by PurpLev | 20 comments »

We had a beautiful weekend, blue clear sky, sun shining and smiling, birds were singing, even the temperature was behaving – just a beautiful weekend. and I was sick. I waited until I could regain enough focus since loss of focus in woodworking is a bad idea and can only lead to disastrous consequences either to the project or worse to ones self and trotted to the garage only to find that the material I had planned to use didn’t look all that fitting to the purpose of acting...

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Router Table #10: A Cold Front - Drawer Fronts that is

01-19-2010 01:26 AM by PurpLev | 7 comments »

day started with a snow blizzard mixed with slush. no fun at cleaning that up as it’s super heavy. but that also mean that it was above freezing temperatures. today I was able to glue up the drawer fronts. these are mostly maple, with some mahogany strips. the mahogany strips are there as a design feature that helps blend in the drawer pulls which will be installed next and will also be made of mahogany – hence the blend in. I added some 1/8” strips of mahogany and map...

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Train Bed #3: The build

04-10-2009 01:39 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

A lot got completed today. Actually I got most of it complete minus a few details. First I cut out the sides. I drew a life size version of it on cardboard on the last blog to give me a since of proportion. So today I just transferred the measurements. Instead of just cutting it out with a jig saw, I used a router to get clean and straight lines. I used the jig saw and circular saw for the rough cuts and came back with square jigs, made especially for this project and straight edges. ...

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The Non-Electric Chair #13: Making the Chair (Front Frame)

03-03-2009 12:42 PM by lethentymill | 4 comments »

I wish I knew more about mushrooms and toadstools; Inkcaps appear from time to time, and rubbery, orange or brown alien things are there in the short grass some mornings and gone a few days later. Wrens are bobbing about outside the window today looking for insects in the bushes, maybe it’s the “flying school” wrens – they’ll be around all winter as they don’t migrate, and in the spring (RSPB website) the males will build several nests and the female will choose the nest she likes best. “W...

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Making Your Own Hardware, a Hammered Copper Finger Pull for the Tilt Front Laptop Computer Desk

10-13-2007 06:25 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 27 comments »

Over the past few years, I have had the chance to build my own door handles out of copper for several commissioned art-furniture pieces. This is something I enjoy doing, and it gives my work another niche to offer. I would not say that I am a coppersmith, as there is a lot that I don’t know about the process. I am almost completely self-taught, so there is bound to be a lot I haven’t learned yet. I bought two old reprinted books on the subject of coppersmithing, and I think ...

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Airbrushing my Birger Sandzen-Inspired Carving for the Tilt-Front Laptop Computer Desk

10-12-2007 05:56 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 16 comments »

I’m in the midst of finishing up a project I have really enjoyed. Sure, it has taken me two times the hours I bid, but I am happy with the result. Actually, it has come out better than I expected, which is always a nice surprise. This is a functional-art piece I wish I wasn’t selling, to be honest. But, I have already spent all of the down payment. So, giving the money back is not possible, so the customer will get her desk. There have been a few pieces I wish I could ha...

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Tilt Front Laptop Computer Desk with Carved Front Artwork Inspired by the late-Birger Sandzen

10-06-2007 02:13 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 22 comments »

Several have asked about what I am working on now, so I thought I would take a minute and post some progress photos. My current work is a Kitchen Shelving and Desk system in Birch to match the styling of the exisiting cabinets built in the early 1960’s. Seemed like a fairly straight forward project for a past customer, and I like working for them. They “discovered” me, and that “Rates” in my book, regardless of what they want me to do. During the planning...

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