Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'project progress'

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New Shop Layout #1: Prelim stage...planning

10-20-2017 03:32 PM by Kilo19 | 0 comments »

Good morning/afternoon all, this may be a long blog, since i’ve never done anything like this before, and kinda new to publishing and sharing things like this. I’ve thought about wanting to do this more, so forgive me for my inexperience. BTW thank you for your experience on this site. I am starting a new journey for me, I get to build a new shop (or add on to one). So to give you some background my dad had a cabinet shop in his 3 car garage, I was used to how he had things lai...

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Recording Studio Desk #4: Applying the Finish

10-19-2017 09:22 PM by TrentDavis | 1 comment »

Here’s the next entry in the ongoing project of my recording studio desk. Part 4 is available at

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Walnut & Curly Maple Coffee Table #1: Dimensioning the panel pieces

10-19-2017 02:49 PM by Reinan | 2 comments »

Starting a new project for my recently married cousin and his lovely bride, who just got their first house. Figured a nice table as a Christmas/House-Warming present would be we received, as they are young and just starting out in life. I have the main panel/top pieces dimensioned to width, though not final length. The plan is to draw bore breadboard ends in walnut to frame the maple. Next step is making a few clamping caul sets to hold the panel flat while gluing. While I am worki...

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Workbench #2: Building a Workbench - Torsion Box Top

10-15-2017 06:41 PM by woodify | 0 comments »

Here’s the final video in my building a workbench series.View on YouTube

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #7: Marc Adams School, Day 6

10-15-2017 02:28 AM by TungOil | 5 comments »

Today was the last day of class. Bob Lang covered several points on installing the ebony plugs and bars in the center back slat. Bob also did a detailed demonstration on techniques for doing the Greene & Greene style round overs, which have some nuance beyond simply running a quarter round bit over the exposed edges. Often the protruding corners on G&G furniture have an extra amount of rounding, almost giving the piece a worn appearance. It is s subtle detail that could go unnot...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #6: Marc Adams School, Day 5

10-14-2017 12:21 AM by TungOil | 7 comments »

Today I finished up the center back slat by cutting the mortises for the dominos. Most of the mortises could be cut with the Domino machine, but the two mortises on the underside of the crest rail had to be cut by hand since the domino machine would not fit inside the opening. To cut these mortises I first drilled out the majority of the waste on the drill press then cleaned up the mortise with a chisel. With the mortises cut I tested the fit of the center back slat. It took quite ...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #5: Marc Adams School, Day 4

10-13-2017 01:14 AM by TungOil | 5 comments »

Today I finished up the second tenon for the lower stretcher, then cut mortises with the Domino 500. This was my first time using the Domino. Once set up it’s a fool-proof method for cutting the mortises. I did another quick dry assembly to be sure the lower stretcher parts fit together nicely. With the lower stretcher out of the way, I start working on the curved back slats. The back slats will be assembled with dominos, have angled ends where they meet the apron and ...

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A project in Maple #10: A chain and a brace for the lid

10-12-2017 05:27 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

A trip to Walmart…..bought a packet of chain & hooks…16’. Was the shortest they had. More for hanging a flower pot, but….I only needed a wee bit. Rest can still go to hang a flower pot…. Set the id opened to where it looked about right…eyeballed the length needed, and grabbed the bolt cutters to trim the chain to length. Two screws, set into pilot holes, to hold the chain….that was the “easy part”... So, how to hold th...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #4: Marc Adams School, Day 3

10-12-2017 12:53 AM by TungOil | 7 comments »

After cleaning up the parts with the ROS, I dry fit the back assembly to see how everything fit. With that much of the chair dry fit, we moved on to fabricating the angled side aprons. The first step is to lay out the mortises on the back and front legs. The front legs have an angled face that has not been cut yet, so the front face cant be used to locate the mortise. I must locate the mortise from the inside edge of the leg. To do this, I work out the location by laying out the ...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #3: Marc Adams School, Day 2

10-11-2017 01:41 AM by TungOil | 5 comments »

Today we continued to work on the components for the back leg assembly. After tracing the outline of the components on the sapele using the templates, I roughed out the parts on the bandsaw. There is a significant amount of bandsaw work just in the parts for the back assembly alone. The crest rail is the most time consuming part to make. The mortises for the floating tenons were made first using the multi-router, while the part was still square. Next, I affixed the template to the ...

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