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operation : box

141 days ago by shopslave | 2 comments »

Finally got started on a box im making for my wifes mother’s ashes, i spent 9 hours on a sunday with spalted maple and my scroll saw and every evening the following week with a set of palm carving chisles and alot of patience, time to break grain on the ziricota, terrifying prospect on account of the price of the lumber, but…. Sooooooo pretty,It was originally my intention to dovetail the corners on it as ive never done them before by hand or otherwise and view this sk...

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My homework:Cherry nite stands #2: Making the cross members

406 days ago by theoldfart | 8 comments »

After a bit of a layoff as far as the shop is concerned, I got busy. Milled my stock First up was to cut the lap joints for the center of the supports. I set up my GP mitre box with a moveable stop and set the depth stop. I made the first cut on all the pieces Then the second Nice and tight!“xxxX” rated Next up, marking the tenons Then cutting them Not so good at first, but improved To fix my poor workmanship I mad a jig for my 71 Final...

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Jewelry Cabinet #4: Final pieces, assembly and finish.

830 days ago by Devin | 4 comments »

Well, about 330 days ago I wrote something about being finished this piece in another 4 weeks. That didn’t happen, but in my defence I did get other pieces done in that time, I just kept getting pulled away from this jewelry cabinet. The work left on this piece was not big, but very finicky and detailed, which is likely why I kept finding it hard to get traction. I made the three drawers for the bottom section before moving onto the more intricate boxes that sit on the cabinet. ...

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Multi-Knife Display #1: Planning and Milling

889 days ago by superstretch | 7 comments »

Like any good project, you have to start with a good plan. But a plan starts with talking to the client (yes, this is a commissioned piece) and figuring out what they want: a knife display for 11 knives, 5 of them larger, fixed blades and 6 swiss army knives...This is what I ended up with after a few minutes of design. From that point on, it was just easier to flesh it out in the shop...Next, it needs a nice presentation piece that the fixed blades will rise off of.. a centerpiece if you will...

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Jewelry Cabinet #3: First Stage Glue up complete

1135 days ago by Devin | 1 comment »

Well…that took a lot longer than I expected. You’d think by now I’d remember that milling the lumber and cutting the joinery is only about the first 25% of the job. The bulk of the effort follows as you make the final adjustments, the final shaping, fine tune the details and then actually sand all the parts, glue up and sand again (and then repair the 6 dings/dents that somehow found their way onto my finished work, thank god for wet rags and irons). And I still have to p...

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Jewelry Cabinet #2: Refined SketchUp model and main body pieces ready for clean up and glue.

1162 days ago by Devin | 5 comments »

It’s been a busy month in the shop.I finally refined my design to the point where I was happy with it. I’ve added a very gentle curve to the outside of the top piece as well as the two side pieces. For the bottom, I shortened the feet to 3/4” and shortened the lower drawer section 2 1/2” tall I’ve used sliding dovetails for all of the joinery for the main section. They will provide me peace of mind if the piece is hung on the wall. First time with slid...

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Jewelry Cabinet #1: Initial SketchUp models

1197 days ago by Devin | 7 comments »

Hi all, just a quick shout out to see what you think of these sketches…looking for some feedback before I start making sawdust.The first 3 pictures are of the same design from different angles, the 4th, 5th and 6th pictures are the same general design but with slight modifications.Which designs do you like or not like?Any design suggestions? Thanks everyone, I appreciate the input. This is for my wife’s birthday, so to any of you that know her, no talking about this. ;). ...

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Maple Slab

1354 days ago by OregonBurls | 12 comments »

Bought this log from a guy how pulled this out of his stream. This is a spalted maple with crotch figure in some of it. There is a 6’ x 36”. The other one is 10’ x 36” these are producing some some nice slabs.

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techniques #7: George Lailey commemorative bowls

1379 days ago by Gary Fixler | 14 comments »

You guys really liked my last blog post about the Jarvi Bench, which made me happy as it was my 200th. I thought I’d follow up with a simpler process video I recently found that also makes me quite happy. In this one, a man named Robin Wood recreates the techniques used by one George Lailey, who died in 1958 at 89 years old. Robin spent 5 years researching Lailey’s techniques, recreating the very simple, entirely foot-powered lathe (a “pole lathe”), hand-forging all...

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Wine Rack Expedition #2: Rough Milling and setting up for detail

1945 days ago by Demowen | 7 comments »

Well folks, I’ve got almost all of my stock milled down and ready to go! I went to the planing mill (Hicksville Planing Mill) and bought quite a bit of wormy maple. (I believe it is the Ambrosia bug that crawls in the wood and makes all sorts of colors in the surrounding wood. It is also called Ambrosia Maple) I was in for quite a surprise! I was looking for some spalted maple, but this stuff was only $1.75 a B.F.!!!I bought all I needed (and then some), they even surfaced it f...

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