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Pennsylvania Spice Box for Mom #8: Finishing and Hardware - Done!

06-30-2012 03:03 PM by SPHinTampa | 4 comments »

Last session, I built the front door. In this session, applied the finish and the hardware before finally shipping to my mother … only one month late for Mothersday! I ended last session with the door done. and finished with the completed piece The steps I followed to finalize the piece: 1. Applied spray shellac to inside drawers and non show drawer sides2. Finished planed the show surfaces, scraped and sanded to 320 grit3. Applied dilute stain to curly maple...

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Exotic Hardwood

06-15-2012 02:03 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 2 comments »

I am delighted i went into McQuillans in Dublin yesterday and got my first piece of exotic hardwood, i got some zebrano (zebra wood) they were selling loads of pieces of exotic harwood in blanks and in little bocks, its around 2 foot long and around 2 inches square. It was the first proper tradesmen shop i had been in, so it was the first shop i had seen with table saws, power planers, bandsaws etc. it was amazing.

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Pennsylvania Spice Box for Mom #7: Tombstone style, veneered door

06-14-2012 10:42 PM by SPHinTampa | 3 comments »

In the last session I finished the 10 drawers. Now it is time start on the door. In this session, I: 1. Veneered the door panel2. Cut the rails and styles for the door3. Used loose mortise and tenon joinery for doors4. Cut the tombstone arch5. Assemble door6. Cut mortise for hinges I started with the main body done. Session ended with a completed door. First step was to create the veneered door panel. I used 1/4” maple ply with amboyna burl on the front and mahogany...

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In the home stretch

06-14-2012 02:06 AM by T. D. Reid | 4 comments »

Quick picture update for anyone following this father’s day gift builds. I put the bottom of the bench together this morning before Tom and I went to the pool for the afternoon. Tomorrow I need to put the braces on the legs as well as put the back on it. I should have time because my wife is going to a concert with her friend so it will be just Tom and I tomorrow night. I have it sanded already to 150 grit and only need to hand sand it 220 to remove the pigtails before I spray it with spar va...

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Reminders of the past

06-10-2012 02:32 AM by T. D. Reid | 3 comments »

Isn’t funny how some smells remind you of things from your past. As it turns out the scent of red elm reminds me of my late Great Uncles Barn. He owned the family farm that dated back to the 1800s and it had the original barn until just about 15 years ago. As a boy my cousin and I would play in the lofts and at the time I didn’t know it but that wood it was made of must have been elm because when I cut this red elm it reminded me of that old barn. Enough of that! I was able to put seven hour...

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Fathers Day

06-09-2012 12:09 PM by T. D. Reid | 4 comments »

I was caught of guard this week when I realized that Father’s day is next Sunday and I had just picked up the wood on Tuesday for an antique reproduction garden bench that I am building for my father. My parents have an old park bench sitting out front of their house that my pop sits on every morning waiting for the paper boy to show up. Well I have repaired the slats that routed on it once all ready and when they told me that it needed a couple more this year I decide that it was time to re...

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Exhibition In Our Village

06-07-2012 02:43 PM by Jiri Parkman | 11 comments »

LJs, I would like to give you an information about a speilal events in our village. Pratele, rad bych vas informoval o jedne udalosti v nasi obci. In EuropeV Evrope Czech RepublicCeska republika 60 km (40 miles) westward from Prague60 km zapadne od Prahy there is a small village Luzna.je mala obec Luzna. There is an old church there. The church is quite rarely used for church purposes.Je tam stary kostel, ktery se zridka vyuziva pro nabozenske ucely. ...

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Pennsylvania Spice Box for Mom #6: Drawers and yet another dovetail jig

06-06-2012 08:26 PM by SPHinTampa | 2 comments »

Have completed the bulk of the body, I moved on to the drawers. I used the incra jig to cut both the half blind and thru dovetails. So I started this session with the body completed And finished with the interior completed as well. Steps in this session1. Glued and cut out drawer faces2. Set up incra jig with 1/2” 14 deg bits and loaded dovetail template3. Cut face drawers with half blind dovetails in front and thru dovetails in back4. Cut hidden drawer with all thru dovetails...

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Pennsylvania Spice Box for Mom #5: Finishing external details on case

05-25-2012 05:02 PM by SPHinTampa | 3 comments »

In the last blog entry, I completed the interior elements. Now I will turn to the completion of the external elements of the case. Where I started. Where I finished. During this session I completed the following: 1. Create base molding2. Nail base molding3. Create crown molding3. Glue crown molding on4. Add filler strip5. Attach feet I started with the base molding from the plan. It is sized to just cover the lower dovetails. I made a mistake and cut the rabbit at 90 d...

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Day to day life #10: Busy with spring projects

05-17-2012 11:52 PM by T. D. Reid | 1 comment »

No I haven’t fallen of the face of the earth. I finished the A&C style queen size bed weeks ago and I added the pictures just a few minutes ago. Here are the other items that I have been working on;I have been very busy building a new deck for my grill out the back exit of the house. It was a very quick build (three days) and it turned out really nice. I build two proto type wood swords this week and think that I now have a design for a sword to sell this fall at craft shows that i...

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