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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #11: Almost there...

01-24-2011 06:00 AM by Don | 6 comments »

All that’s left is drawer pulls, the bottom shelfs, and a few more coats of finish. I decicded to stick with a natural finish and I’m glad I did but the tops came out way lighter than the rest of it. I will probobly put some dye on it to help it blend better. Here’s one of the tables with the first coat of finish:

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Milling a black walnut tree! Advise wanted

01-20-2011 04:21 AM by Firewood20 | 8 comments »

I have recently come accross a black walnut tree that will be dropped in the next couple weeks. It is 19” diameter and 30ft tall. I have a big enough chainsaw and chainsaw mill jig attachment but this is the first time ever attempting milling “green” wood. Anyone have any thoughts or ideas of what to do with it after I have it cut down to rough cut lengths and thicknesses? Also what about drying it out if it needs it? or ? Will it affect any future projects ie: cabinetry, sh...

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Greene & Greene Inspired Cedar Box #1: Day 1-2

01-17-2011 07:30 PM by wasmithee | 2 comments »

This project is for my son’s 10th birthday. He needs a place to store his money for college, a religious mission and whatever else. My wife asked if I could build him a little box with three compartments. She gave me an idea of big it needed to be etc. The first thing I decided on was the wood I would use. Last Spring a co-worked gave me a couple of aromatic Easter Red Cedar logs he was trying to get rid of after cutting down the tree on his property. Unfortunately he had cut th...

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #10: No more Plugs!

01-17-2011 01:31 AM by Don | 7 comments »

I’ve got all the holes and plugs cut and if I never have to cut another Greene and Greene style plug again I’ll be very happy… Just kidding, I love the way these look and I will be doing more projects in this style. It is really nice to be able relax and listen to music while I work instead of machinery for a change but they do get really tedious after a while. Next time I’m going to make a few everytime I’m in the shop instead of waiting until the end and having...

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #9: Not going to make it...

01-10-2011 05:33 AM by Don | 15 comments »

I really hoped that I would finish these up by the time my holiday vacation ended but since that was a week ago and I still have a lot of plugs to do I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen. :) They’re going well, just slow, and there is a lot of them. I’m about 3/4 done cutting the holes in the tables but still need to cut and install the plugs. I did manage to finish the splines in the tops completely and even got the first coat of finish on them: ...

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #8: Plugs and Splines

01-02-2011 06:16 AM by Don | 9 comments »

Had I realized there are a total of 40 decorative plugs and splines required for each table I might have chosen some other project. This is going to get real tedious by the time I’m done but I think it will be worth it… The bread board spline is pretty straight forward. Here’s a trial spline I made with hickory and a black sharpie for practice: For the plugs on the legs I made a few jigs to help mark the cuts. If I just layed them out with pencil I’m sure I w...

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #7: Working on the tops

12-27-2010 06:52 AM by Don | 2 comments »

I almost titled this “Screw Up #2” since I had a little mishap when cutting the spline slots on the first top I made. I had my router set up in a table and cut the slots in all of the breadboard ends. Then I pulled the whole router with plate out of the table, flipped it over, and cut the slots on my top. Then I discovered that the router had somehow moved a strong 1/32” and the slots were noticably off center. I let out a pretty good string of 4 letter words but then realiz...

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #6: All cleaned up.

12-22-2010 08:38 AM by Don | 6 comments »

The gorilla glue squeeze out was much easier to clean up that I expected but I could still kick myself for not applying masking tape before I saw the drips starting. It would have saved me a couple hours of work. I’m really enjoying my time off from work and being able to spend my days in my shop instead of my office and I’m making some great progress. In the last few days I’ve accomplished the following: 1. Frames fully trimed and cleaned up. I just need to do the ebo...

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Greene and Greene Picture Frames #1: Design and building of the frames

12-21-2010 12:57 AM by konkers | 4 comments »

I making some picture frames for the family this holiday season. The design draws heavily from Darrell Peart’s Seattle Frame. I did a quick mock up in CAD to play with the proportions. If anyone’s interested, I could upload some dimensioned drawings. After several prototypes to get the joinery right, it was time top cut some mahogany. I got a piece with nice straight grain: Pieces laid out: Stock all milled with square holes made next to the prototype: ...

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #5: Rolling along

12-19-2010 08:54 AM by Don | 7 comments »

I didn’t make as much progress as I’d hoped a couple of weeks ago when I posted my last blog but I just started a 2 week break for the holidays and am planning to spend most of it in my shop. With any luck I’ll get these finished before I go back to work. I hate typing and I do a lot of typing at work so I’m mostly going to let the pictures do the talking: I’ve got both both frames glued up, here’s one: One top glued up and ready to cut to size...

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