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GREENE AND GREENE FRAME IN HONDURAN MAHOGANY AND EBONY #1: The design selection

01-18-2010 02:59 AM by Dan'um Style | 7 comments »

My customer wanted a couple-hundred-dollar frame for a rare Japanese print.http://www.hanga.com/viewimage.cfm?ID=3300 the print...Gamble House Museum photos... ..and my approval sketch..... ............

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Making a frame for a pair of ca.1900 J.B. OWENS scarab tiles #3: progress photos of quartersawn white oak and wenge frame

01-17-2010 10:43 PM by Dan'um Style | 16 comments »

book-matched, glued,clamped, sanded, dark golden oak dyed and minwax mahogany oil stained..... ...next steps are spray lacquer, seedlac and paste wax … stay tuned

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Carved Coffee Table II #1: Making the apron profile

01-16-2010 12:08 AM by Alan Young | 1 comment »

I am building a coffee table that is based on a piece I built in 2007. The first table has a solid top made from Sapelle and a base where the apron and legs were from Mahogany. The new table will have the same general shape-in all sections-top, apron and legs. The changes will include, walnut for the legs and apron, and a top that is veneered with inlayed designs. The carving’s on the legs and aprons will be different too. I began taking pictures of this second table when I was ...

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Dovetail Pen Turning #4: Success!!

01-14-2010 07:14 PM by SNSpencer | 4 comments »

Dovetail Pen Progress Success!! It took a few more tries but I finally have a set of pen blanks worth of being assembled into a final writing instrument. Some more issues that I have run into along the way are: Working with Padauk and CA glue – I found that when I was applying the CA glue to the blanks to stabilize the chipout that the glue would pick up the color from the Padauk. This in effect became a “stain” that would penetrate the Maple and start to turn it pink. I solved this ...

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You've just been cope and sticked!

01-14-2010 06:21 AM by kolwdwrkr | 8 comments »

We’ve covered the basics of a shaker style door, and then added moulding to it. There are a variety of door styles. Lets discuss a cope and stick. First of all, the cope and stick door is a 5 piece door. The Cope is the ends of the rails, or the “tenon”. The sticking is the decorative detail on the rail and stiles. The cope and stick cuts a 3/8” groove in your stock, as well as a 3/8” tenon. Use these depths to determine the width of your door. For instan...

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Fireplace Wall #1: Popping the Grain in Black Walnut

01-14-2010 03:16 AM by SouthpawCA | 4 comments »

I was trying to find a good article/link about popping the grain in black walnut but didn’t find one that really explained it for me. There are many articles/links dealing with maple though. As luck would have it, our woodworkers club in association with the local adult education was going to host a few classes on finishing. These classes were mainly dealing with “old school” finishing techniques including French polish. Although not actually going all the way through th...

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SAPFM Chapter Meeting! Come one come all.

01-13-2010 04:29 PM by FredRoman | 2 comments »

Hello All, The Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking (Manchester, CT) is hosting the SAPFM (Society of American Period Furniture Makers) New England Chapter meeting on Saturday, February 27 at 9:30 am. The presenters for this meeting include Robert Mussey, Nickolas Kotula and Will Neptune. Robert Mussey, author of The Furniture Masterworks of John & Thomas Seymour, will give a presentation on the Seymours of Boston, concentrating on their unique styles, ornamentation and methods ...

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Double Dovetail Box #2: Cutting the first set of dovetails

01-11-2010 07:26 AM by Don | 2 comments »

I’m not planning on going into all the gory details about how to cut the dovetails, that would be a lengthy blog by itself and it’s highly dependant on your choice of jigs or hand tools. I use a Porter Cable Omnijig but I’m sure any jig capable of making a half blind dovetail will suffice. If there’s enough requests then I may do another blog on that or could go into more detail on this one. Step 1: Clean up the glue from the boards that you glued the corner pieces ...

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rail and stile door on the table saw #1: here's my quick cab door version , JANICE !

01-10-2010 08:48 PM by patron | 25 comments »

janice asked for help making cab doors , http://lumberjocks.com/projects/26191 . this is by way of showing how i make cab doors my way .i don’t do raised panels , unless the customer orders them to match or just ‘cause they like that style .i allways tell them that unless they really want to spend more money ,like twice as much for the panel wood ,and all the time it takes to do ( i am worth something ! ) .so i make the rails and stiles straight forward on the table saw , with ...

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Double Dovetail Box #1: Milling the parts.

01-10-2010 08:42 AM by Don | 7 comments »

A1Jim suggested I post a blog to describe how I did the double dovetail Joint I used on my Spalted Mango Box so here it goes. I hope people find this helpful and if you have questions please post them and I’ll do my best to answer them. I also greatly appreciate feedback on anything. I was going to show how to make the joint using some scrap wood but since it’s just as much work as using good wood so I decided I may as well use good wood and build a whole box. I’ll be pre...

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