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Walnut Platform Bed #4: Dry fit of the bed head with iris carving

08-10-2012 02:57 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

Well, the bed head pieces are all cut and fit. I did a dry run of the assembly. I’ll need to tweak it a little with a plane but the fit is pretty good. The frame and center iris panel are walnut. the larger panels are jatoba, and the end panels are hard maple. Why is the center one walnut? Because of these woods it was the only one that I found was considered a carving wood on the internet. The three inner panels are actually the width of the bed. The two maple ends will protrude fro...

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Hand Tool Journey #21: New Mallet No. 3.. Advise Needed..

07-31-2013 07:49 PM by Airframer | 14 comments »

I had a bunch of errands to run today which have kept me out of the shop. I just now had a chance to get out there to maybe get some shaping done on the handle when I noticed an issue with the mallet head. It looks like some hairline separation of the glue joints have appeared since yesterday (or maybe earlier but I haven’t noticed them till just now). I am trying to figure out how to rectify this if it even needs rectifying. Here are some pics of what I am talking about… ...

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Pochade Box in progress #2: mechanism, woodburning and handle

11-22-2013 11:11 AM by Jon1094 | 1 comment »

I completed the mechanism for the inside of the box lid and fit it to to canvasse boards that it will hold. I believe they are 12”X9? I built the cover for the top out of baltic birch ply and chamfered the edges to make it a bit more sleek. I put my artistic abilities to the test and printed off a quote from the English illustrator Arthur Rackham. I made sure the font was something attractive but would still be easy to burn. I printed the quote out and taped it to graphite transfer...

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Collecting Wood

10-24-2007 04:31 PM by Dekker | 12 comments »

I made yet another trip to my local lumberyard (30km, 19miles), and decided I needed some more variety in my wood selection at home. I really wanted to find some spalted maple (I have fallen in love with the look of the stuff), but they did not have any (only poor samples of spalted ash). In the end, I picked up some Bloodwood and some beautiful bird’s eye maple. The bird’s eye is something I’ve been wanting to work with, having seen some really great examples in the LJ g...

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My 2008 "Not Just Any Box" Winter Awards #2: The start of my, "Not any kind of box"

01-11-2008 03:04 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 16 comments »

I said I wasn’t going to enter, but I opened up the latest issue of “Woodworkers Journal,” They had a centerfold of how to make a bandsawn box. I read it over, & right away I thought, there’s something I can try, & make one for the L J’s contest. I’ve never tried making a bandsawn box before, & besides that, it would be a good test for my new Rikon. I’ve had these nice blocks of burly maple that I picked up at our local city pa...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #14: "Enhancing the Atmosphere of My Milieu"

03-13-2008 01:02 PM by frank | 4 comments »

Enhancing the Atmosphere of My Milieu ....ebullient epiphany, spirit of wood laughs at i, emancipated soul….—by flp ”....releasing the spirit of the wood to fulfill its own unique character....” —————————————————————————————————————̵...

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Candle Holder

03-07-2010 11:01 PM by berkleydanny | 4 comments »

Right now, i am in the process of making a candle holder for my wife. I am using some scrap oak for the legs, and quite possibly some maple for the tops and sides. I have gotten the legs cut and sanded, but need to get the material for the tops and sides. I will post pictures as soon as I finish cutiing the rest of it out and get it assembled. Sorry been so long……..... finished the project and gave it to my wife for her birthday……. she took it to work and I forgot to take pictu...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #182: Nativity Candle Tray is Finished

12-02-2010 02:50 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

It is amazing to me how things work out sometimes. In contrast to the previous tray where the poinsettia candle tray took twice as long as I anticipated, the following tray that I cut yesterday (the nativity scene one) took only half the time I though it would. Hooray!!! The kicker is that I think it is every bit as attractive as the previous tray. I really kind of li like it. I used a simply scrumptious piece of maple that to make it that has a wonderful figure to it. It has some nic...

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My Ultimate Workbench Build #4: A sneak peak at the top layout... maple and walnut in love!!

07-11-2011 05:15 AM by RS Woodworks | 6 comments »

Not only do I love maple and walnut, but I think they love each other too. They look so damn good together… they work well together, and they compliment each other beautifully. What more could a couple ask for? Well tonight I managed a wee bit of shop time. Between my 4 hours of sleep last night, being up at 4:15 am, and dealing with a two year old and a four year old that don’t play nearly as nice together as maple and walnut do, it wasn’t much shop time. But it was enou...

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Sprocket Clock #1: Gears!

12-08-2009 04:58 PM by GoGoZRX | 3 comments »

I cut the gears as best I could… using a sprocket as a template, I traced the outline of 6 teeth onto some paper. I then traced it onto the clock. i didn’t have a drill press, or the right size bit, so I free-handed the holes, then used the band saw, and the dremel. It went back on the lathe to turn off the gouges I made with the drill, and to get a final sanding on the face. I used Minwax furniture wax. click on the image for a full sized version.and waxed:

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