I have a fascination with dovetails as some of you might can tell. And have been in heavy research on how to layout and cut double beveled dovetails. I have had a lot of help from here and a few other sites. But I am a visual person. The big chopperoo had a neat stool- tool till on his site that was built on a compound miter. I wanted to do something like his box and put double beveled dovetails on it. He had pulled his video on the box for some time before Christmas and I emailed him to ask ...
Hi All I thought I would share a WIP of a commission I made last year. It was a currency box and was made to hold notes on one side and an inner lid is opened to reveal the coin section. The inside of the inner lid had an area to hold passport and credit cards. It was fitted with 2 locks for a partnership. The box was made from walnut and the motif on the lid was from curly maple. Lined in green suede and fitted with good quality hardware. The exterior was french polished. Enjoy ...
Video presentation of the project “Venice-amore” five-day sequence of a marquetry work Could it be any part of this magical city .. any enchants ..
Just started cutting into this burl. Incredible! I am not sure if I am going to cut table slabs or block it up for turners. Time will tell. Enjoy! I need to ask a favor of my friends here. Would you go to Face Book and do a search for “Oregon Burls” and Become my friend there. It would help lots. ThanksGregwww.OregonBurls.com PS Check out my new Website!!!
So after spending 820 days working 26 hours a day, 8 days a week on restoring this dresser it’s finally DONE! Ok, so it certainly was not a priority project and got very sporadic time devoted to it over the last 2 years but what a chore it was… I think it’s far easier to build something from scratch than to restore an older piece. As you can see from the first couple of pictures, there is a slight cup in the top which wasn’t able to be straightened out and you can s...
Applying a finish to your completed chip carving is a “make or break” step. Do it well and your chip carving comes to life and is something wonderful to behold. Do it poorly and your carving loses the beauty and the finish detracts from the chip carved design. Follow this lesson closely from start to finish and you’ll find success with each chip carving you complete from here on out. I call this the My Chip Carving Quick & Easy Finish Step 1 – Remove leftover...
I have been reading other people’s posts on hand cut dovetails and I thought about it and realized that I have not actually hand cut a dovetail in a long time. For those that don’t know, I have been getting myself set up again for woodworking and it has been nearly 20 years since I had a workshop. Most of my time and effort has been getting tooled up again and I can say now that I have what I want to work with. The last phase of acquisition was getting saws. To start with, I g...
The new home for my shop started two years ago before my retirement. All of the work was done by me with the help of a few paid carpenter helpers loaned to me by my nephew who has a construction company. Not including myself, all were Vocational school grads that have been in the field for a number of years. That includes the tree men, excavation, carpentry, and electrical. It all started by clearing the land of trees behind my house, then the excavation, then the foundation and fina...
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