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Designing a Christmas Wreath #4: Changed My Mind

12-12-2014 11:55 PM by KomputerMan | 0 comments »

I changed my mind about the Christmas Wreath I was building for the Festival of Trees. Even though I built three sets of ornaments for a wreath I decided to skip the wreath due to financial issues. That doesn’t mean I didn’t still build and donate something to the event because I did! I just changed my donation from a wreath to a Christmas Decor item. Actually it was a pretty fun project as I first had to make tweaks to the Santa Hat. I like how the hat turned out mysel...

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #15: Inside of the box "Frisage" (parquetry)

12-11-2014 10:18 PM by Patricelejeune | 11 comments »

After almost a month away in Europe, London and France, I am back and working on the boxes again. It was really nice to go back home as I haven’t been able to do so for 4 years. It was also nice to be back, through away the jacket and sweater, an put on the flip flops. Well, regarding the boxes. When I came back I put the already cut bone leaves in green dye and while waiting to feel up the holes in the marquetry, I started working on the inside of the boxes....

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Designing a Christmas Wreath #3: Selecting Colors for the AmbersBear Inlay

11-19-2014 11:32 PM by KomputerMan | 0 comments »

I chose the types of wood I’m going to use to build the AmbersBear inlay I’m putting on the Festival of Trees wreath hanger. This slice of burled maple I found will make an awesome hanger and provide the perfect place to highlight an AmbersBear inlay. I’ve already built the Yellow Heart / Bacote and the glitter filled Purple Heart ornaments for the wreath so I laid them out with the hanger to see what it all looked like. Placing all the various colors together helps...

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Designing a Christmas Wreath #2: Purple Heart, Epoxy, and Glitter Ornaments

11-16-2014 07:20 AM by KomputerMan | 1 comment »

Earlier this summer I started to experiment with using a glitter filled epoxy as a substitute inlay material when making Christmas OrnamentEZ for EZ-Wreath. This entry talks about the process I went through to make these ornaments. Because I’m a fan of Purple Heart (PH), I just love the deep rich violet color the wood turns after a little exposure to light, I chose it for my base material. Well that and I had more PH sitting around than any other wood… Still not a bad choice....

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Workshop Tour (8x10ft shed)

06-06-2014 09:19 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 2 comments »

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Making a toted coffin smoother

06-06-2014 12:26 AM by Wally331 | 14 comments »

Pics will be on in a few min- will edit when I’ve got em all, hang in there ;) After making my small cherry smoother which worked great, I decided I wanted to up my game and build a more traditional styled plane. I also wanted it to be toted and have a harder wood for the sole of the plane. I chose to use cherry again because it’s what I had and it is very beautiful. For the sole I chose purpleheart- mostly because its what I had, but its also extremely hard and it is actua...

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CalgaryGeoff - Shop equipment is all sold

05-18-2014 12:59 AM by CalgaryGeoff | 6 comments »

CalgaryGeoff shop closing sale not required. All tools are sold. If you are interested in lumber contact me. Wood species are numerous, Hard Maple, Walnut, Wenge, Cherry, Roasted Maple, Figured Maple, Purpleheart, Douglas Fir, Iple, Mahogany (14” width) and more. Mostly 8/4 boards, some 4/4 cherry. All lumber is rough finished.

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Calgary Geoff

05-13-2014 06:43 AM by CalgaryGeoff | 5 comments »

Thanks

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Wooden Planes #10: High-angle Block

04-16-2014 03:26 AM by Mark Kornell | 4 comments »

This one doesn’t see much use because it is fairly specialized. The bed angle is 60 degrees, highly useful in certain applications. Completely useless in most others. :-) That’s too bad, because it is a nice fit in the hand. It tends to be hard to adjust. Tapping the iron to advance is fine, but tapping the back of the plane is just as likely to either do nothing or loosen the wedge as it is to retract the iron. The applied shock when you tap it at the back doesn’t me...

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Wooden Planes #5: A Pair of Pocket Planes

04-14-2014 05:16 AM by Mark Kornell | 2 comments »

Here’s a couple of pocket planes: The one on the left is made from walnut, the right is purpleheart and mahogany. Meant to carry around in an apron pocket for quick accessibility. They definitely show signs of banging around with all the other detritus in apron pockets… The irons came from Lee Valley, replacement irons for small planes. The iron in the walnut 7/8” wide and the other is 1” wide. As long as the irons are kept sharp, they work pretty well for putting quic...

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