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Chatoyance in figured walnut

10-13-2010 04:23 AM by ocwoodworker | 2 comments »

I want to make matching drawer fronts that will require two pieces for a single front face. Does anyone know if it matters if you use a bookmatch cut in cutting veneer of figured walnut or is it reeeealy necessary to use a slip match in order to avoid chatoyance? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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A Segmented Sculpture

10-11-2010 07:15 PM by darryl | 12 comments »

In an attempt to push my segmenting skills, and release some pent up artistic desires, I’ve started work on a sculpture. Not wanting to bother with building something functional, I decided to focus just on the form aspect of the piece. I drew out the design on graph paper to help with the layout of the segmented rings and got to work. There are three seperate sections of the sculpture that will be attached in an as-of-yet-undecided fashion. The design concept is that of an abstract flow...

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Tool Box Video is now available on Tommy MacDonalds website and its FREE.

10-07-2010 08:57 PM by FlWoodRat | 10 comments »

Tommy has done it again. His updated website is now provided twenty plus video clips of the Tool Box Build. FYI, Tommy released a DVD on this project about a year ago. I bought it when it came out and all I can say is that it is a well produced, high quality product. Now, it’s even better. Tommy is giving it to us. That’s right.. FREE BABY!.. Follow this link to get to T’s website. http://www.thomasjmacdonald.com/ Now, look in the lower right corner under “What&...

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Restoring furniture from the Golden Oak period.

10-05-2010 05:43 PM by poopiekat | 13 comments »

I was hooked on woodworking as a lad in the 1960’s, my junior-high shop classes sealed the deal for me. I have always had a workshop of some kind, and apprenticed in architectural interiors when I started working for a living. When this was my vocation, I dabbled in antiques also, specializing in oak furniture which by the ‘70s had generally fallen out of favor with new households. This type of furniture was coming onto the market in droves at the time, in favor of the emerging...

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UNPOSTED PROJECTS -- NOW POSTED #1: The Bedroom new look ... A study room

10-04-2010 03:56 PM by BertFlores58 | 3 comments »

There are times in our everyday life that changes the plans. Sudden twist that halt the others and a new project comes. In my case, I have a lot of pending jobs or project…. spiral design, armoires, two j boxes, two side tables etc. Though most pending projects are not urgent neither bound with a contract, these becomes a big file of junks in the shop. JUST WAITING FOR THE TIME TO BE FINISHED. BUT WHY? I will say …. THE SUDDEN CHANGE OF ONE ROOM…. BEDROOM TO A TU...

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Turning a Cherry Bowl Part 1

10-04-2010 02:42 AM by revieck | 3 comments »

Turning a cherry plank of wood into a bowl.

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New "Little Good Pieces" blog post - "The Right Tool for the Right Job"

10-03-2010 01:41 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

New post on the Little Good Pieces blog – “The Right Tool for the Right Job”: OK, how DO I handle that log? http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/

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New experiences #2: Cutting curves with a router

10-01-2010 12:26 AM by albachippie | 1 comment »

For the project I am currently working on, I required a perfect curve for the front of a desk and for two shelves. Because the top material is Melamine Faced Chipboard, I decided to strengthen this by using construction grade ply. This gave me a good practice material to get the curve right, before cutting the MFC, which is 3 times the price of ply! Although I own two routers, I have never really used them to cut. I was looking through Fine Woodworking website and came across a build off vide...

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Shiny things. #1: Discovering Spraying..

09-30-2010 11:50 AM by degoose | 26 comments »

For years I held out.. I love a hand rubbed oil finish… but when I was at the Maryborough Woodshow a while back … a woman wanted to know why my Lazy Larrys were not smooth and shiny like that other bloke’s stuff at the next stand..So I went through the whole rigamarole of how I hand rub the oil finish and how it brings out the grains etc etc… well “If I am going to pay that sort of money, I want it smooth and really shiny!” I then realised that it is not...

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Splines vs Biscuit Joiner #8: Finally it is FINISHED!

09-26-2010 10:50 PM by RonPeters | 8 comments »

Ok, I’ve been working on this for about 18 months. A little here and a little there… a piece at a time. It’s finally finished and now I can move on to making instruments. I never built a bench, or anything else – unless you consider that bowl I turned in wood shop 45 years ago? – so there was some learning curve involved. I never: made box joints or drawers, glued up a top, made and installed mortise & tenon’s, installed a vice – let alone two ...

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