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jewelry chest #2: adding legs and top to chest

05-07-2010 11:34 PM by Kate | 2 comments »

My first blog entry showed the first step in rehabilitating an old chest. You can see step one here: http://lumberjocks.com/lumberjane/blog/15489 My next step was to add some feet to the case to get it off the ground and add some visual interest. Then I started working on the top. I made a straightforward cherry and walnut top. It was so-so. Then one of my students made a great suggestion and presto, the curved top was born (thanks to Ellen K. for her design ideas). Next I added ...

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A Home of Generations

05-07-2010 05:55 PM by Troy | 4 comments »

In the early 1900’s, a quirky woman from the Yukon Territory required that her suitor provide her a “dream home” if he had hopes of relocating her to Fairbanks, Alaska. That was all the motivation Author Williams needed to order a catalog kit home for his love, Lucille. He ordered it from the west coast and a sternwheeler delivered it to Fairbanks in 1916. The home’s earliest distinctions include the first oak floors and stone masonry fireplace in the city. Since then, the home endured nearly...

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Floating Shelves Episode 2 #2: Veneering the Shelf

05-05-2010 08:36 AM by Huckleberry | 2 comments »

The 2nd show in the series for floating shelves. I hope that everyone enjoys it, and I continue my struggles with this darn illness. http://blip.tv/file/3580195 Not sure of this is how to do this or not.

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The Burl Hunter (I need 5 people to help me)

05-04-2010 03:56 PM by OregonBurls | 21 comments »

Hey everyone,I am in need of some help! I am writing a book called “The Burl Hunter”. I am looking for interested people who are willing to read as I write to help me out. I am not a great writer but I love to teach. What I would like to do is get about 5 people to read and critique the book. Even edit my grammar. I would like 2 people who know about burls just to keep me in check and 3 to just read to learn and see how it flows. I need your input. It is a book that will g...

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jewelry chest #1: what you can find in the corners

05-03-2010 11:52 PM by Kate | 2 comments »

I was cleaning out my shop not long ago and came across the beginning of a jewelry case I began years ago. It’s been sitting in a corner waiting for me to acknowledge it. The problem is that the joinery was sloppy. It was one of my early attempts at box joints, before I knew about using a backing board. Lots of tear-out. I had also gone cheap for the back and it was ugly 1/4” ply. My first thought was to toss it in the burn pile, but then I took another look and decided to d...

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Maraccan Bow Lathe

04-23-2010 05:18 AM by revieck | 9 comments »

Guy’s, woodturning is as simple as this!!

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Routing Inlays #2: MORE CELTIC INLAYS

04-22-2010 03:16 AM by Maclegno | 8 comments »

INTRODUCTIONThere is very little new in this Blog, I intend to show more examples of how to analyse, and make templates for, more Celtic Patterns. I should point out that the examples shown here and in my previous Blog are all prototypes and not display-class pieces. Here are three more examples: TRINITY, and what I will call SQUARE KNOT and PENDANT:.. TRINITY.This must be the most ubiquitous and simplest Celtic Knot, yet is still elegant. ....The template for this is very simple and obvio...

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Routing Inlays #1: TWO CELTIC PATTERNS SIMPLIFIED

04-07-2010 04:20 AM by Maclegno | 14 comments »

INTRODUCTION.. When I started experimenting with using my router for inlays I thought only in the context of straight lines since that was what routers did best. Unfortunately my tastes in designs included Celtic Art especially Knot-work which is mostly curves. These would obviously need some sort of template to guide the router. A cursory inspection of a typical Celtic Knot suggests that they are too complex for a simple template. However a closer examination and study convinced me that s...

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Traditional Chinese Woodworking #6: Sharpening

03-22-2010 04:20 PM by chscholz | 2 comments »

Introduction to Sharpening of Chinese tools One 15th century contractor complained that his craftsmen spent about half of their time sharpening their tools. Considering the fact that Chinese woodworkers had a preference for gnarly old wood, the harder the better, this does not come as a surprise. History of Chinese Sharpening Tools Little has been written about Chinese tools, but almost nothing has been written about Chinese sharpening stones. In his book China at Work, Hommel mention...

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work bench

03-17-2010 06:05 AM by jaysass1 | 16 comments »

i have been working on this or about a month. i got the plan from plansnow. it is made from ash. new photos from an almost complete top!

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