Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'project progress'

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End Grain Floor #15: Leviathan Part 4

05-31-2012 01:58 PM by Nate Meadows | 8 comments »

So, after completing all but the eye of the Leviathan, I was very unhappy with the rest of his body…he looked more like a baby…especially when compared to the ship. I had do change it up. I am comfortable doing this. As an artist it is important to remain fluid and flexible. Things change, something might not work or may even work better or an idea may come out of thin air and inspire brilliance…of course you have to be on guard as it can also spell disaster. So anyway, I...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #718: Deadline Met :)

05-31-2012 11:30 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I feel accomplished today. After what feels like I ran a marathon, I reached the finish line last night and completed the next set of painted ornaments in time for the deadline (which is today!) While I was a bit tired, I still must say that I finished all that I had set out to do and never had a doubt that I would. It is a good feeling. I decided to call this next set of ornaments “Let’s Wrap It Up.” They are a dozen package shaped ornaments, painted in fun and br...

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Working on a relief

05-30-2012 02:13 PM by mpounders | 5 comments »

See if you can guess what I am carving on! I’ll put the answer at the bottom of this post. Some friends approached me about making a housewarming present for a new music director at our church. The wood appears to be spruce. It carves like cedar, in that it is soft but splinters easily, sands easily, and it doesn’t really have the color or smell of cedar. I have always wanted to get better at relief carvings, especially wildlife, with the hopes of some day carving a few gunsto...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #717: Growing Pains

05-30-2012 10:42 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Well, today is going to be a really short story. I have much to finish up and the clock is ticking away. Yesterday was quite a bit of chaos, with our wall of computers needing to be rewired. I suppose it didn’t need to be done, but Keith being Keith, he wanted it done right. Please don’t take that as a complaint, because it isn’t. I am happy that he is so thorough and tries to do things only one way – the right way. The process of adding the new case to his comp...

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Dave's Wide Drum Sander Build. #12: Missed out on the machine shop, so far...

05-29-2012 07:23 PM by dbhost | 5 comments »

Okay, I should have gone to the machine shop on Friday, but I got more than a little busy, and they were busy on Monday, so…. What little bit of shop, or shop related time I could come up with, I glued up the blanks for the end blocks, okay actually this one will likely be a center block. I’ve got more digging to do in the scrap pile… I was able to locate the link belt, and get everything connected / test fitted over the weekend. Once the drive pulley was installed, al...

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Summer Breeze Sailboat #2: The build begins

05-29-2012 04:15 PM by Dan Lyke | 3 comments »

Blessed are the queue jumpers, for they fill a 3 day weekend and leave our hands covered in glue: Charlene and I started construction on the hull this weekend, in luan and redwood. We think we’re building a fairly robust hull, but we are going to glass the seams, and we’ll probably end up building a few extra ribs to brace the bottom a little more robustly. We got the sides cut and fitted, and the bottom glued on but not yet trimmed. There’ll be a bunch of scrapin...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #716: On to the Next . . .

05-29-2012 11:45 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

We had quite a day here yesterday, filled with excitement. Not the kind of crazy excitement that you are probably thinking of, but we are ‘mature’ (ha!) country people and it doesn’t take much for us to be excited. My partner Keith got his new computer case yesterday. For those of you who don’t know, he isn’t only my fellow designer, but also the ‘technological genius’ behind Sheila Landry Designs. While I am the one who has most of the contact ...

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Jake's chair #2: making the best of a messy situation

05-29-2012 05:33 AM by James Alberding | 2 comments »

So, today is Memorial day. Let me just say thanks to the lumberjocks out there who have served or are serving our country that may read this. I wanted to clean out my shed today so I can get a work space going. Here are a couple pictures of what I’m dealing with. I didn’t get to it today though because I had to now the lawn and dig a trench to run some piping for drainage. That took much longer than I expected. Besides I doubt the dump would have been open today with the...

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Rocking Horse #1: Day 1

05-28-2012 10:44 PM by MC | 3 comments »

I am starting a project to build a rocking horse for my son. I am following a set of plans from Family Traditions. However, before starting I am already deviating from the plans. The material list calls for 3/4 inch hardwood for the project. I came across an 8/4 piece of ambrosia maple that I quickly decided would be the material for the horse. The saddle and harness will be made from Walnut and the rockers from hard maple that I have not picked up yet. I have not found the wood yet that ...

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Nail Gun Cabinet Project #1: Nail Gun Cabinet Build.....Part 1

05-28-2012 08:02 PM by Gshepherd | 2 comments »

Well here we go….. I started making a Nail gun cabinet and this time I decided to take a few more pictures from beginning to end so some may be boring and not needed and some actually may be usefull to someone. This is my first attempt explaining the process I go through and who knows we both may learn something new. I am always open for some advice since I am a self taught woodworker. I am very close to finished project now and did not want to do all of this at one shot so I will...

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