After posting the ‘Pattern of Four’ aka ‘Snakes’ box it occurred to me that it must be able to be done in solid wood, not just veneer. Another challenge methinks. Heres the pattern I think this can be reduced to its simplest components. Two types of square; one made up of four triangles and the other a simple square with sides half the length of the first. Each individual snake pattern is made up of four triangles and one square. Trust me I’ve seen the patterns ...
The Commission About the beginning of May, I met with a friend of a friend at their new photography studio in Fairbanks, Alaska. Heath and his wife Audrey worked the last several months to establish their business in a new location and they had a need for some specialized woodworking. Between the two, it’s obvious that they have a complimentary advanced sense of design and spacial relation. On entering the new studio and office of Focus Unbound Photography, it’s immediately apparen...
Hey LJ’s. So I have the upholstery of the sofa frame complete. The only thing left as far as upholstery, is the seat cushion and pillows!! My next step is making the legs. This is where I need some advice from you guys. I was planning on making some legs that are really big and bulky, probably either black or dark shade of brown (like walnut), but I was wondering what you guys think? I was also thinking about only doing 1 long seat cushion. I kind of like the fact of not having a...
Howdy fellow sawdust makers, I just completed my new video, “Building a Maloof Inspired Low-back Chair”, and thought you might enjoy seeing the introduction sequence (filmed just outside my workshop). Enjoy! Video>
Charles Neil lowboy build-along, episode #8 Ok gang, we have our legs and they’re mortised and tenoned. The next step is to cut out the front, back and side panels. Before I go further, let’s review some basics, going back to the beginning. #1. Select wood with the figure you want, check its quality and moisture content. Thanks Charles. #2. Let wood acclimate to its new environment, for as long as possible. (It’s been 6 weeks). #3. Double check the dimensions before rough cutting an...
The first Art Box I completed and later posted was “Rachels Box”. I wasnt sure how it would be received, but it was a big hit right off the line. It just recently topped over 10,000 views and is the most viewed box on LJ. Wow! http://lumberjocks.com/projects/tag/box/by/views Its popularity and the ones that followed were what motivated me to post the tutorial which was a help to many.http://lumberjocks.com/Argyllshire/blog/9415 I still get mail asking about this style of box...
Well as everyone knows there is good times and theres the bad. A fellow woodworker who has cancer and is fighting for his life. Cancer is know easy thing to get through. There is a link for details on how you can help duane. You will also find a link to his website to read his whole story and find out what you can do to help. www.hisingwooddesign.com
I am sorry I do not have a lot of time before going to work, so I will not be able to write a whole bunch. I finished the platform today. All that is left is the backrest. I will hopefully have that finished tomorrow, and then all that is left is the pillows, and legs. Here are some pictures of what it looks like so far. sorry this has to be so short, but I am running out of time…if you have any questions, just ask me, otherwise maybe I can post more about it later on – i jus...
In this day and age there are many tools in the woodworking world. New tools are coming out on almost a daily basis. Now with this comes the good and the bad. I have seen some tools that never should have been made and I have also seen some tools that once you see them you dont know how you ever got along without them. Click Here to see a great tool I stumbled upon.
So far I’m done with the “8-way hand tied springs” as you can see from the pics below. I think I tied over 300 knots for the entire thing. It must have taken me like 5 hours just for the springs (if not more). My fingers are killing me – jute twine is not very forgiving. Anyways I tested it out and it is VERY sturdy. It seems to be working exactly like its supposed to. I then constructed the back rest. This was the part that I was least confident about. Not sur...
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