When I made the wall hanging, Dance on a Volcano I considered at one point making it into an EZ Mitre box. I liked the pattern so much as it was that it stayed that way. I go past it on the Stairway to Devon, every day and it always makes me think of a box alternative. So I set about designing one, using TurboCAD to 3D model it. I came up with this. My initial thoughts were to make it in solid wood, much like the original using; Sycamore, Pau Amarello, Yew, Padauk, Purpleheart and Ebon...
I like Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. This is amongst my favourites to play in the shop and out. The cover, for those of you who don’t know. is this...This has inspired me to get my design head on. So here’s a picture of the box I’ve been designing, over the last week or so...Designed using TurboCAD (no, NOT Sketchup), Size, approx’ 120mm corner to corner and 70mm high. A tall order. Is there any other kind. Its mostly black. I know of a black wood or two...
Ok, so I have made some nice things in my day, but all were made out of solid wood. The only real experience i have with veneer, was with comercial veneer at a cabinet shop I worked at briefly. So a year ago I found an amazing pice of 8\4 quilted maple. I plan on using this wood for a desk. I was able to cut the leafs myself on my laguna bandsaw. Now, here is the part i could use some sage advice. I am not sure on how to sand them down to final thickness. I know i will have to rent some time ...
Unlike my normal boat bed, this one will not be painted. It will be built in oak. Using oak on most of the project is, for the most part, straight forward. Not much different the using the maple and MDF on the painted version, until we come to the Bow of the Boat (AKA the toy box). Since we have a curved bow, a veneer must be used over the bending plywood. In prepping, I make sure all my staples are driven. I also fill all staple holes and imperfections with Bondo. This will keep tho...
OK, lots done since posting Build #1 ..completed assembly of the skeleton/structure complete with the painted black top Moved onto making the walnut skin … made the thin pieces for the bent wood laminations glued them up routed grooves for the end panels dry fit the end panels before doing the veneer work routed slots for the concealed hinges fit the curved door rails routed grooves in curved door rails dry fit the skin and doors, again before starting the veneer wor...
I ordered some nice veneer at Designholz.com…......fast service, good price and fantastic veneer. Vavona maser,quilted maple, ambuya maser, sapeli pommele, eucalyptus pommele Check out Matthias his website at www.designholz.com Check out my blog for some pictures of the veneer http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/ Thanks for watching and be sure to check out this amazing veneer!!
Design to Conception Are you interested in doing inlay, veneer, designing and building a project on your own? Here’s an example of a job I designed and built for a client last year. I already had a blog (perfect45degree.blogspot.com/) before discovering LJ. My guess is that most clients probably aren’t very interested in how I build other projects, only theirs. Given the community here, I thought I’d try writing about how I came to design and build the tünr (pronounced “tune-r”) dresser. ...
for more pics check out my blog here! My client, Jeffrey, and I imagined, designed and built the first point of purchase (pop) product display unit for tünr last summer. Tünr was the imagination of my brother Jeffrey coming to life as he dreamed, planned, proposed, organized and made crucial decisions. He had this idea; “Fine Tune Your Feet”. This is what he called tünr the sock and lace company that is now launched on the Internet and in street boutiques across the country. He approach...
With a lot of help and inspiration from fellow Lumberjock Shipwright, I recently completed my own chevalet de marqueterie. I took a lot of pictures to document the build, and I will be posting a blog series on that topic soon. In this blog I will share my progress as I learn to use this the new tool. A scan from Lawrence Threadgold’s book Beginning Picture Marquetry shows what I will hopefully end up with. The artistic process begins with the selection of the veneer. Included in ...
I built two mini cabinets (Spice Racks) that are beside the microwave and fill in the space between it and the two cabinets on each side. The original soffit was about 12” high like the builders put up. I tore them out and made them shorter so the cabinets could be taller. I did fine a couple of water pipes and a sink drain so I couldn’t make a totally flat ceiling but I ended up with a 4” soffit. Two 2X4’s and some drywall. I then decided to cover the front o...
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