Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'maple'

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Jewelry Box #1: Shhhhh! Xmas present for Mrs. Slappy! Don't tell!

09-17-2007 05:04 AM by slaphitter | 2 comments »

Well, wife has used the same cheapie jewerly box for about 17 years. I originally bought it for her from a department store, way back in the dark ages, and I guess it serves its purpose. But it isn’t even wood – it’s made of fabric wrapped around who-knows-what. So this year I am going to build her a huge jewelry chest. The production-line gift for relatives is going to be something else, but under cover of that project I have begun working on the chest. The primary...

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Fall Sketchup Challenge Entry - Backwards Bridge

09-11-2007 05:48 AM by ThreeJs | 14 comments »

This bridge fell during a tropical storm a few years ago. Now it servers as a dam, and the river flows over it rather than under. Today cars do not use the bridge to travel the forest road, but that doesn’t stop a few adventurous hikers. The bridge. Wire frame showing the construction of the table The woods depicted in the table design are primarily cherry and maple, with walnut accents.Front View Left View The table. Joint Detail This is my first project in sketc...

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100+ year old hard maple roots #1: 100+ year old hard maple roots

08-28-2007 06:05 PM by Splinters | 5 comments »

Was fortunate enough to have someone come up to me at the Farmer’s Market and say: “I am having my sidewalk redone and they had to cut roots out to make room for the new walk. The workers are just going to haul them to the dump. Would you be interested in taking them and see what you can do with them? Of course I jumped at the chance not knowing what I was going to end up with. I didn’t get any before photos but this is what it looked like after we cut them: Second root ...

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Making a Small Wooden Box #4: It's the Small Details that Matter

08-28-2007 08:11 AM by Don | 15 comments »

After my detour to make this box, I’m back to working on the box that is the subject of this blog series. Today I worked on the small details of the trays. The longer I make boxes the more I realize that it’s the small details that distinguish a well made box. Unlike larger furniture pieces, boxes beg to be picked up and examined closely and in detail. There is no such thing as a hidden back or bottom; all surfaces need to be treated with equal importance. The series of p...

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08-23-2007 06:30 PM by che | 4 comments »

I recently got “Hand-Cut Dovetails” with Rob Cosman and started practicing. This is the first attempt which is now a baby toy (no lead).Lessons learned. The stock is 1/4” thick. I think thicker material (3/4”) would be easier.

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"What I Need Comes by Way of Wood" --by RusticWoodArt

08-12-2007 01:38 PM by frank | 0 comments »

What I Need Comes by Way of Wood ….from where i sit, the woods give grace, in the light of coming day-space, where off in the distance, ....there walks one who cannot come back…. —-ah yes, what is to be the conflict, of this one shaped as a mis-fit, dis-in-tangled from the society of structure, ....and walking now by sound of ‘deep calling unto deep’.... Long were the ages of past, when the ancients of old, gave forth the tales we are told, and so...

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"Dawning Grace" --by RusticWoodArt

08-07-2007 12:49 PM by frank | 4 comments »

Dawning Grace ....facing the dawn, this re-curring dream, seeks to implode upon my horizontal vision, and i having only two hands start working again…. —-were it not for the silence that so surrounds me, i would be tempted to turn on a machine, since by the familiar sounds of a motors running dialogue, can the equations of wood time be speeded up somewhat…. —-but not this dawn, as my hand reaches for the broadax, this morning i will make my peace with this pi...

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Coat of Arms commission #4: Another fine job completed!!

08-03-2007 12:22 PM by Roger Strautman | 19 comments »

I finally completed the carving. I talked the customer into leaving the carving marks instead of sanding them out. I explained that by leaving the carving unsanded the cut facets would throw the light and your eyes would be drawn to it, also by sanding one wouldn’t know if it was a cast reproduction or hand carved because the surface was to be painted. At any rate pleased customers and client. The cabinet company told me that they were going to get pictures of this carving completed and...

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"Tabitha Cum" ....a descriptive journey --by RusticWoodArt

08-01-2007 03:59 PM by frank | 7 comments »

Tabitha Cum....a descriptive journey —-and so you made your incision in metre,out there in the octaves of wooded living space,you waited till one such as i came walking by,and in your patience of never losing hope, ....” i stopped and said, little girl arise….” —-your patience was in the ages of eons,where golden haired angels of filamentous wispy inspired desire,cater to the one’s of us who walk with eyes in the sky,never having a reason beyond the one you gave, ....” i stopped a...

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Knotty Maple

07-29-2007 02:53 AM by dennis mitchell | 14 comments »

I just love it when the lumber truck shows up. This time was exceptional. I got three different types of wood, Poplar, Alder and knotty Maple. I’ve been wanting to build something out of knotty maple for many years and just haven’t had the chance. I really like the difference in color and wild grain. I’ve got a job building two matching entertainment centers. I had lots of tear out running it threw the planner, which is OK in this case because the piece will be distressed. I...

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