Thanks to the creativity and hard work of Karson, Mark and Michael we are starting our first unique Woodworking Challenge! Karson sent the proposal to Glen Huey, Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking and asked him for their support in this challenge. Glen whole heartily agreed. Karson's proposal was to use the cover project from February 2007 issue #160 of Popular Woodworking - Thorsen House Side Table - as our challenge. When we have the Summer and Winter Awards everyone builds their o...
The photos aren’t the best, but here is my update on the Greene and Greene table. Yes I went rustic. I got thinking (think…think…think) and I became interested in translating some of the details to a rustic style. I have a very old cheap band saw so I’ve not done much re-sawing. I’ve never done a breadboard end. Notice I book matched the top. I’m using pine from an old corral and a few pine branches from my firewood pile for the legs. The pegs are well drie...
OK, you have been asking. What I’ve been up to on the Thorsen G & G tables.So here are some misc pictures. Of the Holly Thorsen Greene and Greene Table.This is the boards that I was using to select the wood for the table. The table top boards The legs before the mortise cuts The legs with the pegs in place but not finished to a crown. The shelf support brackets with the mortise slots cut and the peg holes cut. Cutting the mortises with a square corner on the new Mortise m...
Well, it looks like I won’t have the money for Darrell’s class at William Ng’s school this weekend (or Disneyland either for that matter). I’m pretty bummed. I had to do the right thing and spend my tuition on sailing instructor seminars to further my “real” career. Luckily, the woodworking classes are offered often (I’ve got them all on the calendar), and Mickey will always be there. I may just have to bite the bullet and plunge back into the s...
Thorsen Side by Side LJ / PW Challenge Karson #2: Some of the misc parts of my Goncalo Alves Thorsen Greene & Greene table
OK, you have been asking. What I’ve been up to on the Thorsen G & G tables.So here are some misc pictures. Of the Goncalo Alves Thorsen Greene and Greene Table. This is the boards that I was using to select the wood for the table. The table top The legs with the mortises cut. I used the www.woodhaven.com mortise table to cut them. The legs, aprons, breadboard end pieces and the tabletop under it all. The shelf support brackets with the mortise slots cut and the peg holes c...
I’ve spent a couple of hours in AutoCAD trying to find the right proportions (using the Golden Mean religously), and here’s what I’ve come up with: It’s 36” wide and 30” tall. Please let me know what you think. This project is too important to leave it up to me…
As a furniture maker of a few years time, I realized something important about my work. Oftentimes my clients wouldn’t notice the extra work I had put into pieces. Some times they noticed things that were just so automatic for me that I barely thought of them and they missed the really fine work I had done somewhere else! My realization was that I had to pick my moments on some pieces. Sometimes I needed to do the extra work to make it just so, whether or not the client would see it. Other...
Glen Huey has just wrapped up our Spring Thorsen Table Challenge in great blog article. He even revealed some background information about their judging process. Don’t forget to post some comments there if you like the article ;) Once again, congratulations to Popular Woodworking and the entire LumberJocks community!
Being as it’s Labor Day Weekend, and I’m out of QSWO, and my lumber yard isn’t open until Tuesday, I turned from my other projects and worked with what I had, a butt-load of mahogany. My buddy was over talking boat stuff, so I asked him to give me a hand with the behemoth boards. We laid out both 3/4” x 18” x 10’ boards on the sawhorses and looked at the magnificent, flowing grain patterns. We picked out the nicest 4’ section and he helped me rough...
In my blog I started to talk about my next set of Thorsen Greene and Greene Tables. I called them my Twins.. The blog talked about my use of Holly wood and Popular wood to make the set of twins. Both woods in their normal state are quite light. Holly as being classified as the whitest of woods and Popular as an Ivory color for sapwood and usually a light green tint in the heart wood. Here are pictures of normal Holly and Popular The Holly is in the left and the Popular on the right of t...
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