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Marquetry Serving Tray #1: Introduction/Design

05-24-2014 11:50 PM by jmartel | 1 comment »

My mom approached me about doing something for my father for Father’s day. Only requirements were that it was to be something for their boat, and that it have the boat’s name on it. Other than that, I had complete creative freedom. I came up with the serving tray idea since they frequently prepare food down in the galley and have to bring it to the back deck for eating, and they currently just use some plastic serving tray. For the design, I decided that a prominent Compass ...

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Sapele & Cherry Kitchen Table #2: Table top progress...

05-22-2014 12:05 AM by CaptainKlutz | 3 comments »

An update while I wait for glue to dry.Managed to get the second half of the table top glued today. Wasn’t hard, 3 boards glued in two glue ups, a few biscuits to keep it all aligned. More to come….

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Sapele & Cherry Kitchen Table #1: Getting started in a big way

05-20-2014 02:54 AM by CaptainKlutz | 4 comments »

Not a fan of blogs as I don’t need any more computer time, but figured I’d make my first one (maybe my last).So where to start? SWMBO has been asking for a new kitchen table to replace an existing $100 press board & Formica piece of junk.I haven’t made much from Cherry in many years, and have been accumulating a few 4/4 boards from CL thinking, if I found some decent 8/4, then I would start the kitchen table. Several months ago, I learned that one of the local cabi...

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Wooden Planes #7: Laminated Block

04-15-2014 02:53 AM by Mark Kornell | 0 comments »

This one was an exercise in lamination. 6 primary species of wood – western maple, red oak, sapele, cherry, birch and walnut. Two pieces of each species, each piece at a different thickness, and some random veneer thrown in between each primary wood piece, for a total of 23 layers. The sole is white oak. Glue is urea formaldehyde, so I could glue it up in one go. Didn’t think I could get it done with PVA. The bed is 45 degrees, and was my first double iron plane. I someho...

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Wooden Planes #4: Shoulder Plane

04-14-2014 05:13 AM by Mark Kornell | 5 comments »

I don’t remember the order I built the rest of the planes I’ve made, so they’ll appear in no particular order. 3/4” shoulder plane. Sapele body and two-piece walnut wedge. Waterlox finish. This pic is a bit harshly lit, but it shows off some subtle figure in the sapele. Instead of a 4-piece lamination, this was done in two pieces. I drilled out the hole for the mouth area, then cut off one cheek. Hollowed out the cavity for the iron and wedge. Fit the wedge and then glued the cheek ...

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Veneer Tealight Holders

01-19-2014 06:11 PM by Josh Hall | 2 comments »

I have finally got some high quality photoss of some tealight holders which i have made, click the link to see the gallery, I hope you enjoy. http://bit.ly/19FblgN Josh Hall

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Finishing Sapele Table Video

12-15-2013 06:50 AM by Odysseus | 3 comments »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wb8UT8ATKA!https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/mxuvfbf.jpg!

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Making a Single Slab Table

12-15-2013 06:30 AM by Odysseus | 4 comments »

Here’s a photo story of how a beautiful sapele slab dining table came to be… I anxiously awaited my flawless sapele slab from a top-dollar dealer… How NOT to palletize a very expensive slab. The 60 inch by 10 foot sapele slab arrived in less than the perfect shape promised. Here it is unwrapped, beautiful, but problematic… Hmm… I would say that’s cupped and sawn pretty bad. Yikes! Not the 12/4 promised. I decided to sand this board rath...

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Mission Style DVD Storage Table #1: Planning and Sketchup Model

10-16-2013 03:44 AM by Brad_Nailor | 4 comments »

My friend the contractor asked me to make him a small table to store video game DVD’s. The furniture style in the room was mission, so I went with a slightly mission style look for the table. The space its going in is relatively small so the table is small as well. After a few size and design changes this is what I decided on..It’s going to be made from 4/4 ribbon Sapele..found some really nice stuff at Woodcraft..I am going to use pocket screw construction for most of it..the ver...

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Wenge and Sapele platform bed in progress

10-14-2013 09:24 PM by Jamie McDonald | 1 comment »

I’ve been meaning to get started on making a bed for the master bedroom. My goal is to build a long headboard out of Wenge with some sap wood that I will straighten and flip the natural edges to the center and mount it on the wall. I finally found the wenge boards this past spring. I invested a small fortune in these boards, but I guess if the bed turns out well I’m going to have it for the rest of my life… so it should be worth it right?. They are each 13 feet long and I...

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