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Traditional Woodworks #1: Woodworking blog

02-10-2011 09:43 PM by garratti | 2 comments »

Here is the link to my woodworking blog. Don’t forget to look at the archives. There are a couple videos of a window sill I redid, with nothing but planes. traditionalwoodworks.blogspot.com

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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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Sandpaper Storage Cabinet #1: Sandpaper Storage Cabinet-1

02-05-2011 08:36 PM by Huckleberry | 3 comments »

This is a versatile little cabinet in which you can store whatever your heart desires in it. The overall dimensions for this project is 21”w x 11 ¼”d x 13 ¼” h. Of course if you need something bigger than make it bigger, or to fit your needs. I am using Baltic Birch for mine but use whatever material you feel like using. As always if you have any questions email them to me at askhuck@hucksdiy.com.—http://blip.tv/file/4726686

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #12: Working on the Finish

01-31-2011 05:48 AM by Don | 9 comments »

The more I looked at the tops the less I liked how much lighter they were than the rest of the tables. I decided to go ahead and dye the tops according to the instructions. I’m really glad I did, the tops are blending much better and I’m really liking the way dye looks compared to stains. I may even dye the rest of the table to get it all to blend together better. I normally love the varience of colors in wood when it’s finished naturally but in this case I think it distract...

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Help with a good secondary wood

01-30-2011 03:56 AM by ocwoodworker | 3 comments »

Hey Lumberjock friends!! I’m building a walnut lowboy entertainment center and wanted to use a secondary wood for the drawer bottoms. I know the usual suspect would be poplar but I’m looking for something with good grain structure but cheap. (Are the two even possible?) I tried Charles Neil blotch control for Baltic birch plywood but alas it still takes a stain/dye poorly. Any success stories out there?

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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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