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Works in progress #1: Coffee table #1

09-16-2017 08:43 PM by Stephen2017 | 0 comments »

I acquired some rough cut slabs down by Coos Bay OR. I started levelling/planing the first one and after seeing the grain and a little consultation looks like I have a beautiful slab of big leaf maple with all sorts of figure going on everywhere. I think this will make a great coffee table. So I’m planning on just smoothing it out, using turquoise inlay, and making the tables out of black walnut.

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Charles Mackintosh Inspired Computer Desk #5: Just a little off the top

09-16-2017 02:06 PM by EarlS | 2 comments »

The legs on the desk are one of the unique features that set it apart from just another desk. Each leg is has an inside and an outside piece. They are spaced 2” apart with the grids providing the spacing for the top, and a 2”x3” spacer for the lower portion. After the mortises were cut into the legs and the leg sections were dry fit together in the last post, the edge details for the legs needed to be finalized. The outside piece is rounded over from the front to t...

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Walnut & Cherry, new project #4: Lid work, and a sealcoat

09-12-2017 03:48 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Box is out of the clamps. Decided to build the lid as a frame & raised panel.. Did a bit of trading for a stick of Black Walnut. Crosscut to get a few parts. These for the raised panel.. needed this for a pair of long rails, and.. These two for the short rails.. Long rails were ripped into a matching pair….needed saw marks removed.. Next day. got the blank out of the clamps, and planed them flat.. Made a jig to hold the panel still.. While a pair of #4 plan...

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Walnut & Cherry, new project #3: Stanley 45 time...

09-09-2017 01:53 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, I have the Stanley 45 all set up….need to mill a few tongues on the end pieces.. Called a “Match” cutter, cuts a 3/16” wide tongue, for a tongue and groove joint… Fence sits below the cutter. As this were designed to mill up to 4/4 stock, a 3/4” thick piece will have a bit of overhang. I raised the depth stop up, out of the way, as the cutter has it’s own. I used this set up, to hold the end pieces still, long enough to mill the edg...

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Walnut & Cherry, new project #2: Out of the clamps..

09-08-2017 04:20 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, where was I? Got the two sides out of the clamps.. Side One.. Was trying to see IF I like the “flat” panel look….not..Side two. I think a Raised Panel look will just have to do… Which leaves the ends to make. Collection of planes were the ones being used. They need smaller stiles….made it a bit rough to use the 45….still had a 1×4 slab…I could make the grooves first, rip the part off the slab, and keep making parts. Too...

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Walnut & Cherry, new project #1: Startup

09-08-2017 04:05 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Chest of drawers is done…still have a pile of “leftovers”... A small stack of Cherry….a 1×4 x7’ plank of walnut, and a few other odds & ends…. Decided to resaw the Cherry a bit, so I planed them to about the same thickness and width. Made a jig for the bandsawTo see IF it would help with these tall boards. Meh….Brought the Walnut plank to the shop….made a few crosscuts… It had a section that needed to be…gone&...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #6: Gadrooning

09-07-2017 11:15 PM by Ron Aylor | 8 comments »

Gadrooning –  For the gadrooning, I decided on a barley-ribbon twist  pattern. Given that the kneeling platform is just slightly wider than it is deep, mitering the gadrooned trim pieces proved difficult at best.   So, I decided to create corner blocks to match each corner of the platform … that way the trim pieces could simply butt up to the corners.  With the corner blocks fitted to their respective corners … I alleviated the need for perfect squareness. Is that cheating...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #5: Butterflies & Trim

09-03-2017 07:46 PM by Ron Aylor | 7 comments »

Butterflies & Trim –  Once the secret drawer was fitted and working properly, I glued up three walnut boards to form the top of the kneeling platform. Once the glue dried and the top was squared, I attached it to the frame with seven 3/4” x 3/4” glue blocks.  Once that  glue dried I decided to add butterflies to re-enforce the rub joint.  I used 3/16” thick cocobolo for the three 1” x 3” butterflies.                 Next up I planed and card scraped a walnut board for th...

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Charles Mackintosh Inspired Computer Desk #4: Time for some Leg Work

09-02-2017 02:46 PM by EarlS | 3 comments »

I’m on a roll this morning. Things are quiet around the house and I haven’t gotten distracted so it looks like I will get 2 installments of the project progress written up. There are a number of mortises that will be required for the legs. Initially, I was considering using a plunge router with a template jig that slid over the legs but decided that approach would be too tedious. I also wanted to figure out a suitable approach to using the router table to make mortise cuts. ...

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Charles Mackintosh Inspired Computer Desk #3: Gridlocked and Broke Down

09-02-2017 01:37 PM by EarlS | 0 comments »

It’s been a while longer than I intended since I added to the build write up (sorry I’m old school and can’t call it a blog). Since I have drawings of all of the pieces from Sketch-Up I decided the best way to keep track of things was to hang them on the wall above my work area. Before I started cutting all of the various mortises in the leg pieces I pre-finished the grids. Since the grids have 2” openings, getting a good smooth finish inside them would be d...

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