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Desk clock for a client #3: Desk clock close to being finish!

12-15-2010 12:34 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 13 comments »

I may good progress on the clock today!

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Machinist Toolbox #4: Bad Weather, Kitchen Bender

12-14-2010 04:56 AM by PurpLev | 9 comments »

It was pouring outside, and so grey, but somehow the train kept on going. I somewhat planned for this in advance, and made sure I cut all the parts in advance so that I can continue working later on on the joinery in a more flexible manner, and flexible I mean literally as the kitchen counter flexed as I chiseled away. Then again, I was able to get some progress done while being with the family and not isolated in the garage. My daughter sat next to me watching me carve the sockets out with i...

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Machinist Toolbox #3: Carcass parts ready for some groovin'

12-12-2010 08:25 PM by PurpLev | 8 comments »

Yesterday was such a beautiful day, wasn’t too cold, and the sky was blue (today is cloudy and rainy). I was fortunate enough to be able to use the day for some woodworking. I am at the point where I usually run into trouble. I have a tendency to want to work on the joinery and the problem is that I usually do that before I have all the parts ready leaving me with some parts that go together, but still require work to get the rest of it as well. This time around I decided to get all ...

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Desk clock for a client #2: Made good progress on the clock yesterday!

12-11-2010 07:28 PM by Beginningwoodworker | 6 comments »

I may good progress on the clock yesterday!

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Desk clock for a client #1: About to start a project for pay.

12-09-2010 02:32 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 13 comments »

I am about to start on a desk clock for a client, Its going to be my first project for money. I am making it out of some hardwood scraps I had laying around the shop I am using wenge, mahogany, for the top, bottom and sides and claro walnut for the clock face.

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Machinist Toolbox #2: Milling some Lumber

12-08-2010 10:51 PM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

I am not sure how much time I’ll have for this project, so I’m taking every moment I can and do baby steps to hopefully drive this thing through. Last night I went and picked up what boards seem to be most fitting for this project that will yield the best materials for the parts. The toolbox is 10” deep, but I did not find anything that wide. the widest I have is 8” so I’ll have to make some glue ups for full width boards. I did get a good selection of mahogan...

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Machinist Toolbox #1: Design - Feedback Welcome

12-06-2010 04:38 AM by PurpLev | 22 comments »

I’ve seen machinist toolboxes here and elsewhere a couple of times, but never felt they would be useful for my woodworking needs as they seem to be aimed at organizing smaller items/tools/etc, so I never paid much attention to these boxes. With my recent interest in machining, I find I need a toolbox to hold all my small gauges, tools, keys, wrenches, tooling, measuring devices, etc. A machinist toolbox would be perfect for the job. I’ve looked around, and to be honest- these b...

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #4: First glue-up

12-02-2010 05:56 AM by Don | 2 comments »

Getting all the mortise and tenons to fit good is taking a bit longer than I thought it might. I have to admit that I’m actually enjoying the hand labor though. Being able to hear music while I’m working is a nice change from the usual noise of machines. The joints are not quite as good as I’d like so I’m using Gorrilla glue which is space filling and will help make up for the sloppy joints. Anyways, here’s the first side glued up. Hopefully tommorrow I’ll ...

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Trestle Table #1: Part 1

11-29-2010 08:17 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 9 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options This is the first in a 3-part series dedicated to the design and construction of a trestle table. But its not your everyday trestle table, since it will have a smooth sculpted look and will be used as a PC gaming desk. Made from solid Honudran Mahogany, it will only get more beautiful with time as it ages to a deep dark red color. And for the first time in a long while, I am knocking a “honey-do” proj...

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Let's Make Bandings of Wood Inlay #3: How to make Wood Inlay Bandings like the Buffard Freres of Paris

11-28-2010 06:32 PM by Bob Simmons | 3 comments »

“Never underestimate the power of a single thought.” Ender Ilkay…(1966 – ) Salesman and Friend When I first saw these beautiful bandings I felt the excitement and the desire to learn similar to what I first felt when serving my woodworking apprenticeship. Obviously, these patterns are so remarkably unique. I thought to myself that these are truly great designs of highly trained craftsman who took the craft of woodworking to a much higher level. The Buffard Frere...

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