This post is about the 20 butter boards I have orders for.\Finished work at 2.30 pm this afternoon and it is now 6.30 in the evening.With the 5 in glue up yesterday and now sanded..total is 23 ready… well ready for glue up… had a lot of fun cutting and ripping the Camphor and Rosewood.These pics are of all the bits ready for glue up…this will be a two stage glue up.. first the main board minus the handle blank… Cut the curve after glue up and the separate to allow glue...
Yo whats up everybody every week I will have a new post called shop update and here is this weeks. So this is the first time in a while that I have been this busy I am working on a big project right now and I have put in over 7 hours of work on it already. I also have to make another 50 crosses and they need them by next Sunday so thats pretty much what I have been doing this week. I am looking at another im guessing 7 hours of work until this project is done and im not sitting around with my...
Lost track of the days and now only a few weeks before I have to pack and ship… does not look good, Every time I make a new design I sell some of them and with every thing else going on,, oh well still two weeks.,KEY =NGR new guinea rosewoodTB tasmanian blackwoodPH purple heartSA silver ashEWC european wild cherryFW french walnutThis weeks designs seem to be a winner as far as Xmas orders go,NGR with SA and TB/SA borderSame but biggerThis one is not really part of the 150 but I put it ...
Wondering what happened to me over the lat couple of weeks? Check out my latest blog entry over at http://projectartistry.com. There is some exciting news coming and a whole lot of work. Steven
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This board is not part of the 150.. I showed one of the 150 to a friend and she wanted one but a little larger,This is the way it was made.Cut some bits of board. NGR SA TBDress all sides.This is to see the way it will look with the stripe. Cut all pieces to 250 mm.Join the NGR and edge with TB on one and SA for the other.Glue a sacrificial board to the SA prior to cutting the arcs.This is the arc cutting jig.. a slight variation on the patron jigSet the stop with a nail… high tech I kn...
Hey everybody, after a few personal messages here is my version of a how to on a Drunken Checker Board. I of coarse bow to the Chairman of the Board and pay tribute with beer. This is a Off-Checker pattern I call “Drunken Alice in Wonderland” The “serendipitous” nature of this piece is appealing in a far out sort of way. Here Goes… So first I prepare the Material. I am using Hard Maple and Walnut both are surfaced flat and cut 1” x 9” x 14&...
No glue. Long story short – no glue joint…pretty cool.
In this episode I setup the stand to my new skil tablesaw. Most people start off with one of these saws because they are about $120 and theywork ok. Putting the stand together is easy but reading the manual is a pain in the ass because it goes back in forth from english to spanish.I put a piece of cardboard between the saw and the stand to stop all the dust from going ton the floor. I have a full review of this saw on my website at www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com
Gluing veneer to hardwood can actually be a good thing. As long as the hardwood has the proper moisture content, which is between 6 to 8 percent. Also, the smaller the piece of hardwood the better. Wood only expands and contracts, the width of your board. Also I like to veneer both sides, to balance the hardwood. In the old days when furniture reached a zenith in Europe, between 1700-1900. Most of the highest quality pieces of furniture had veneer glued to the legs & aprons, which were...
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