Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'maple'

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3 Strings CBG (cigar box guitar) #2: More neck work

10-15-2012 11:40 PM by FreddyS | 2 comments »

Hi again, this time I’ll show you the extra work I did with the neck: You can see in the pic the small cigar box I got for the cbg, a Romeo y Julieta brand, cedar plywood, it is almost too small for the scale I choose (25”) but I will use it anyway, time will tell if I need to replace it. Here I did another “first timer”, a pattern jig to cut a nice shape into the headstock, used double sided tape to attach the pattern to the headstock and routed away… and...

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Table top slabs

04-01-2013 12:29 AM by WoodLe | 1 comment »

Cutting lots of slabs the last couple weeks. Just finished some 12 foot long Sycamore ones on Saturday. And before that, a bunch of walnut. To keep updated – go to facebook and like my page.

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A Sliding Door #2: Milling maple lumber

11-01-2014 08:38 AM by Mark Kornell | 4 comments »

Milling lumber is pretty uninteresting. It gets a bit repetitive, but you need to do it on every project. And truth be told, you don’t want it to get interesting. Maple is a species that can get interesting, and I don’t mean discovering that a board has curly figure. It often has reaction wood so some caution is in order. I picked up three large boards to make the rails and stiles, and let them acclimate in my shop for 6 weeks or so. Didn’t seem to move much, if any, so I...

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Jewelry Cabinet #3: First Stage Glue up complete

06-12-2011 11:28 AM by Devin | 1 comment »

Well…that took a lot longer than I expected. You’d think by now I’d remember that milling the lumber and cutting the joinery is only about the first 25% of the job. The bulk of the effort follows as you make the final adjustments, the final shaping, fine tune the details and then actually sand all the parts, glue up and sand again (and then repair the 6 dings/dents that somehow found their way onto my finished work, thank god for wet rags and irons). And I still have to p...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1093: Decisions, Decisions

08-01-2013 11:42 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

I am going to try to make this post brief, as I have a lot of things I want to accomplish today. I got a bit of a later start because I slept a little later than usual this morning. I was up for a bit last night and I suppose I caught up in the morning. But that’s OK. Apparently I needed the little bit of extra sleep. I wouldn’t want to be crabby. ;) I pretty much finished up my plaque set yesterday. I had intended to finish up by dinner and spend the evening doing some of m...

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Challenge04 Bookcase #1: Modern Style Dovetail Bookcase

04-19-2008 05:42 PM by kshipp | 3 comments »

Here is my entry for the bookcase challenge. Actually, maybe I should call it “how I forced myself to learn Sketchup the right way.” I had dabbled in Sketchup before but I never made drawings of different components that I then assembled. I spend a lot of time for this challenge watching the tutorials on YouTube and reading about proper Sketchup techniques online. I have worked with many 3D modeling programs before and some of the concepts are the same but there is certainly a le...

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Karate belt display #5: It's Alive!!!!

02-19-2010 06:10 AM by WoodshopJoe | 4 comments »

Alright, so in my previous bloggings about the karate belt holder I have desciribed how I came into the project and how i planned and built the project. In this posting I will show you my finishing method and finally the installation, since I installed it today!!! Hooray it’s out the door!!! Anyway, so my finishing steps were pretty straight forward with this as it is with most of my work. I really like the look of tung oil. I like how it deepens the grain and brings out the nat...

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Top Secret....Rocker for my Wife #9: Updated progress

03-28-2011 06:04 AM by bues0022 | 9 comments »

I haven’t been too great at keeping this blog updated. On weekdays, I typically work in the shop until 10:30 or so, and am too tired to post. Work has been crazy busy, so haven’t had time there. Weekends I’ve ben out of town lots, so no time there either. Good news is I’m making progress. Bad news is not as fast as I need to, and I still don’t have the wood for my legs/arms. (I should have it this time next week though). Updates on progress: I’ll start w...

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