Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'mahogany'

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Wood Gloat

01-17-2011 12:46 AM by superstretch | 7 comments »

Almost a year ago I went to an estate auction where they were selling off loads of wood on the ground. I had my dad’s truck and since no one was bidding on them, I left with 5 loads of wood for $1 each. I even made my money back by selling a 1”x1”x48” piece of curly maple for $10. The 5 loads went over the bedrails of the truck and some pieces of butternut extended another 10’ past the back. I was out in my barn tonight taking some pictures of some saw...

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A little Box of Sunshine

01-15-2011 08:20 PM by Roger Clark aka Rex | 21 comments »

It is amazing how something can brighten not only your day but also the future. We had just got back from the clinic where I had the procedure wound from Tuesday’s hospital visit to have an IV port installed, it had to be cleaned and redressed. As we came to the house entrance, Sandra noticed a plastic bag with something in it hanging on our rural mailbox. Sandra’s first words were “Now what other tool did you order” but I told her I had not ordered anything (si...

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Walnut Sofa Table #1: The Design

01-10-2011 10:00 AM by Thomas Keefe | 0 comments »

I was recently contracted by my wife to design and build a sofa table for our den. This describes the design of the table. As I receive no monetary remuneration for this contract and I live in the house too, I have some design input. However, I was limited to some constraints: (1) Dimensions must be roughly 6’ long and no more than 12” wide; (2) Simple design; and (3) Moderate cost. My goals were to please my customer and try out a new beading plane I recently bought (an old Stanl...

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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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Beads Box #10: Get Up on your Feet! Routing Safety and Avoiding Tearout

01-10-2011 01:35 AM by PurpLev | 11 comments »

I was able to get to the garage today as a request for a new shelf for the kitchen was in. While there I saw some cutoff pieces of mahogany that I had piled up from the past 2 projects, and saw 4 legs hidden in those waiting to come out to life. I had wanted to put legs on this box from the get go but wasn’t set on a design that I liked and was mentally blocked with it. I decided to make 3 1.5” x 1.5” x 1” legs and just chamfer the bottoms – just to have so...

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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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Trestle Table #3: Part 3

12-31-2010 07:17 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 10 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options In the final part of this series, I do the final work on the stretchers and then its time for the glueup! The table top gets a special profile as well as a few cable recesses for the monitor and mouse cables. The top is attached via screws in elongated slots, and the counter sink holes are hidden using tapered plugs. Of course, the desk needs a good finish and Arm-R-Seal Stain fits the bill nicely! Topics Covere...

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Beads Box #6: Incra Style Box Joint Jig/Sled for the Table Saw (998SE)

12-31-2010 02:15 AM by PurpLev | 5 comments »

While waiting for glue to dry I tackled the large drawer that will be faced with the mahogany/maple-stripe front. After the last project where I used dovetails for all the small drawer I wisened up (is that a word?!?) and went with box joint. My box joint jig is based on my Incra 998SE Miter gauge . The 1000SE comes with the flip stop which is very useful with 2 built in stops, and a micro adjustment which I use to sneak up to a perfect box joint fit. For added stability I also use the...

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Beads Box #5: Hi, how have you been?!? It's been a while...

12-30-2010 04:12 AM by PurpLev | 9 comments »

Yes it has been a while – and much of it… too much. Since I’m in the zone these past couple of weeks, and a bit more in the woodshop mind set, and add to that the fact that I’ve been working with mahogany and had some leftover boards I was able to finally (yay – after some years) mill the last missing parts for this box. I was able to cut the parts for the doors and cut the joinery for the reminder of the parts (internal parts and bottom on the external pie...

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Machinist Toolbox #10: Wrapping it up - Lee Valley Style

12-29-2010 07:51 PM by PurpLev | 8 comments »

Not much to say, nor anything to show in this post. Just received the locking hardware from Lee Valley which was the last thing I needed to finish this build at this point. I thought about making the locking set myself, but seeing the set LV offers it just didn’t make any sense so I just ordered it from them with the Free Shipping they offer this week. arrived in 2 days and installed today – very nice set, and works like a charm. The set I got is this one: And can be foun...

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