Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'maple'

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Walnut Platform Bed #6: Got some oil on it

08-24-2012 09:17 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 8 comments »

I managed to get a couple of coats of tung oil on the bed today. After prolific sanding to 400 grit I thinned about 50/50 pure tung oil and turpentine and sealed the wood. After drying I got another coat of slightly thinned tung oil. A couple more to go I’d think then a rub down with some steel wool and eventually wax after a good time to cure. I’ve never worked with these woods or tung oil. Have I got it right guys? Don’t want to get too complicated.The LED lights will be a...

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Lumber Making #3: Maple in the works...

10-24-2007 10:04 AM by Dorje | 22 comments »

Well, just some text at this point – but I can’t slow my heart rate down at the thought of what’s happening next door. A major maple – which looks like it may have some serious figure – is coming down. I’ve been offered the bole (the main trunk from the base to the crotch), which is about 10-12 feet long, and a couple sections of major limbs from the crotch up a ways. The arborist says he’ll need to cut the bole in two…I’d like it left ...

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FWW Build Off '08 #6: Maybe next time

05-08-2008 02:07 PM by RusticElements | 7 comments »

Well, in case some of you hadn’t guessed, I didn’t make the deadline. Oh well, I’ll still have a great wine rack to sell when it’s done. Thought I’d post the progress up to this point. I’m going to put this on the shelf for a while as I need to try to make a living here. Yes, I’ll keep y’all posted when I pick it up again. Here is the steam/lamination setup. Again, as they say, you can never have too many clamps.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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King Excalibur

06-11-2009 01:31 PM by Chris Davis | 5 comments »

I’ve started on a king size murphy bed. King is not one of the “standard” sizes. As in standard I mean there is no plans for this size. One of the problems with the king is the weight. Most of my murphy beds are perfectly counter-balanced. To help gain mechanical leverage I moved the position of the piston mounting plates. I could only move it 5/8” back. That may not seem like much but when the original distance of the pistons are 7 ½” from the pivot point, that’s about an 8% increas...

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Murphy wall bed Build - Finished

10-05-2009 03:54 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

Got the two beds and the bookcase built in record time, two days. It help that the customer will apply the finish. I finished them up on Saturday just before time to go home. Until I can post the project, here is a link to the videos and building pictures (click here). (at the bottom of the page) For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at or See what we are doing live: <div></div>

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Neighbors bathroom #8: The drawers are finished.

08-13-2010 04:08 AM by GregP | 5 comments »

Took all day to make the drawers, will assemble tomorrow. The drawers are all soft maple.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #264: Back to Some Woodworking

02-22-2011 02:00 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 19 comments »

I finally got back to doing some woodworking yesterday. I had finished drawing this pattern up last week and got it cut out, but it seemed that I was in several other directions the past several days and it was kind of woven in between all the other things I was doing. It is a simple design by my own standards, and I had mixed feelings about it. I find however that every design doesn’t have to be complex to be successful, and I think it will have a wide appeal. After seeing it fin...

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Videos #1: CNC Turning Laminated Maple

05-26-2012 01:19 AM by tyskkvinna | 3 comments »

I know there is a lot of curiosity in how I make things, so I thought I would start sharing some of the videos I shoot about them. They’re just little things shot on my iPhone, but it gives you a pretty solid idea. :) This is part of a larger project that I am doing. I needed a little post/pedestal to glue onto another thing, so I took a scrap piece of maple, cut it in half and glued it to itself. Here I am turning from a 4.5” square into a 3.5” puck. It is somewhere in...

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Custom Buffet #6: Drawer Construction

11-05-2013 01:59 AM by MT_Stringer | 2 comments »

It has been a struggle, but I finally managed to get the drawers built. I made drawer stock by gluing up discounted (50% off) lumber purchased at the lumber yard. They sell “shorts” – boards that are less than 48 inches in length in various widths. I made the drawers out of poplar with the exception of the pull out tray. It is maple. With the boards glued up, I then planed them to just over 5/8 inch. Then I switched to the drum sander and sanded them to 5/8 inch th...

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Simple project- small three legged stool

07-31-2014 04:32 AM by cpine | 2 comments »

I did a project just because it looked like fun and it will help me learn for a coming project. This simple three legged stool out of some maple. “Three Legged Stool”: Thanks so much for your support! Best RegardsChris

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