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Woodshop Confessions #8: American Flag Coin Rack

04-10-2015 06:50 PM by Mike Merzke | 1 comment »

Here is the video where I made an American Flag Coin Rack. https://youtu.be/bAQvJZEG4bk

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Traveling Anarchist's Tool Chest #1: Getting the Carcass Ready

03-16-2015 07:01 PM by Luke Addington | 5 comments »

Here’s my progress so far on my Traveling Anarchist’s Tool Chest. I got a very good deal on some wide Sapele so I decided to go with that. It’s starting to become one of my favorite woods. It stays dead flat, saws beautifully, and responds to the chisel very well. The interlocked grain, while a bit difficult to plane, I think will prove to be worth the effort in the long run. The crazy widths you can find it in are nice too! For the most part I lifted the dimensions from ...

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Woodshop Confessions #7: Intersecting Box Shelf

02-12-2015 12:45 PM by Mike Merzke | 2 comments »

Here I built an intersecting Box Shelf from Sapele with Walnut splines! http://youtu.be/a3TJoYPUX9M

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Curved front hall table #2: Curved front hall table #2

01-08-2015 09:33 PM by exelectrician | 6 comments »

To make the top six ribbon sapele offcuts from my wood supply shop were edge glued, planed, and joined. Then I used the template with a 3” diameter ring centered and carpet taped to my router base to trim the jigsawed oval shape to the final dimension. First I routed a classic ogee on the top edge and put a 3/8” round over on the back, my wife preferred the ogee to be on the down side, so the rounded side became the top!I put Daleys ‘Benite’ to seal all the surfaces an...

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Toilet Paper Holder

01-07-2015 12:53 AM by Dan Lyke | 5 comments »

I have been swamped under by the bathroom remodel that I've been blogging about over at Home Refurbers and at my own site, but I figured I’d toss a little of the in-progress woodworking over here. So here’s the paper holder, we’re still tweaking the finish on this wood (it’s either Ipé or Sapele) to match the other stuff, and trying to make sure we get more of the right other stuff to match the towel bars (which I, apparently, don’t have a good picture ...

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Trio of veneered boxes #1: Intro, wood selection, and starting the cutting

11-09-2014 07:16 PM by jmartel | 6 comments »

Unlike my previous blog posts, I intend to actually finish this series. Apologies to anyone who was left hanging until the project was posted on previous ones. Here goes nothing… These projects will be a bit more complicated than previous work that I’ve done. Additionally, these will be my first experience into working with Hot Hide Glue. I was able to pick up a Hold Heet glue pot and some hide glue from someone used for only $35. The first box that I will be making is going...

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Nakashima / Krenov Nightstand #3: Back Panel and Dust Frame

11-01-2014 08:26 PM by Matthew | 1 comment »

So far I have covered the basic case construction. Next we need to add the back panel and make the dust frame (or web frame) for the drawer. This will also serve as the installation point for the upper knife hinge. So, I started by gluing up a 1/4” panel of Sapele for the back, using the router bit as a guide for the final thickness. Next, we can cut the groove in the case pieces to accept the panel. I am using a 1/4” straight bit and cutting 3/16” deep. We don’t...

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Marquetry Serving Tray #5: More construction on the tray frame

06-06-2014 04:17 PM by jmartel | 2 comments »

2 night ago, I was able to re-cut some of the letters in an effort to not have any broken pieces. The S and W continued to split on me, but I was able to get a nice M, A, and B so I will count it as a success. Last night was fairly productive. I was able to use my router with a 1/4” bit to cut a dado in the 4 sides of the frame to accept the plywood bottom. The 2 shorter sides had to be stopped dadoes so that they would be hidden when the frame is assembled. Once I cut the dad...

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Sapele & Cherry Kitchen Table #5: Hand planes and shavings

06-05-2014 02:24 AM by CaptainKlutz | 4 comments »

The saga continues. Spent the morning flattening the top of the Sapele panel, and trimming the ends square.Apologies, but I forgot to take a picture before my son and I flipped it over to work on the bottom side. Was sort of anticlimactic when top was flat. Not much to see in an unfinished flat 39X108” Sapele panel? Here is the bottom of the panel, with my caulk marks on what needs work in my next hand plane marathon. As I was shutting down and cleaning up due the 104 degree...

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Sapele & Cherry Kitchen Table #4: Table top finally glued together

06-02-2014 10:07 AM by CaptainKlutz | 1 comment »

So, if you’re reading along, you know I have some so-so 2X4’s acclimating in my shop, that I have to turn into clamp cauls, so I can hopefully glue my table top together. Let the boards sit in the shop on stickers for 5 days to acclimate hoping they recover some. The twist and bow issues are reduced by half, but still makes for more work than I wanted. It’s summer in Arizona now, my open air garage shop was 100-105 last two afternoons. So I can only get a couple of h...

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