Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'walnut'

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Box with hand cut finger joints #2: Sanding and finishing what I started

01-04-2012 02:30 AM by Sanman | 3 comments »

I moved on and finished the box. I cleaned up the joints, sanded and added a little filler. The lid is some kind of hardwood and I really wanted to see it finished. These are before and after sanding shots on the lid. I conditioned the wood, stained and added several coats of lacquer.

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Walnut Slab Coffee Table #1: Flattening slab with router sled

01-01-2012 07:14 PM by Lumber2Sawdust | 5 comments »

I started a post about a wood gloat about a month ago. I found some nice walnut slabs at a sawmill for some projects. The first one up is a coffee table. I thought I would start a blog about the process of preparing the slab. I may follow this with more about adding a base to the table as it progresses. I’ve done a fair number of projects in the past, but nothing involving a big slab like this. I have been excited about getting this project started, but Christmas was approaching...

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Grinder Sculpting #5: Sanding

12-30-2011 11:39 PM by JoeyG | 19 comments »

Here is a quick couple of pictures. I am not going to get to in depth with the sanding. Basically all I did was put 80 grit on my random orbital sander(ROS) and used the edge to sand out the deep scratches form the grinder. After that I went over it by hand with 80 grit getting out the swirl marks from the ROS. After I got out most of those I took a clean rag and clean water and dampened the box to help raise the grain. Next I will work my way through 100, 120, 150, 180, and 220. I have...

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Walnut Coffee Table #3: First Shop Day & a Riving Knife Works

12-30-2011 05:17 PM by Lifesaver2000 | 2 comments »

I managed to get a few hours in the shop earlier this week, and have the lumber for the main base of the table cut to rough size. I cut everything a little long and a little wide to allow for any movement and fine tuning that I need to do, and I can already see that it was a good thing I did. After it sits for a few days, I will be ready to cut and plane to the final dimensions. For now I am dividing the project into different sections; the main base, the top, the interior drawer support...

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Chessboard #8: Completion

12-30-2011 06:16 AM by CartersWhittling | 5 comments »

Hello. About a week ago I finished my chessboard project and gave it to my uncle on Christmas Eve. I do not have any good pictures of the completed project yet. My uncle’s wife is a photographer so I will soon get pictures of the board from her, then post pictures of the finished project. After the last blog entry, the first task I had to do was plane the underside of the board to fit to the groove in the frame. I just used my scrub plane to roughly flatten and bevel all edges until ...

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OregonBurls is coming to SoCal

12-29-2011 08:08 PM by OregonBurls | 4 comments »

Hey everyone I have about 2000 lbs of spalted Maple burl and some claro burl I will be bringing with me to Aneheim. Leaving Grants Pass on the 15th and coming down I-5. Anyon need burl wood? let me know and we will try to make it happen. Call me or email

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Grinder Sculpting #4: The Grinding

12-29-2011 07:13 PM by JoeyG | 13 comments »

Well my shop is now a wreck, my eyes are full of dust and I had a blast. LOL. Lets start with the box and grinder. As you can see I drew in the lines on the handle to match up to the box. In the next pictures you will see the grinding process. I thought long and hard about making a video and decided that there wasn’t really a way for me to do it at this time. Maybe I will revisit the idea in the future. I start at my line and gentle pull into the center. I then go to the n...

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Grinder Sculpting #3: setting the handle and lid

12-29-2011 01:53 AM by JoeyG | 6 comments »

The last thing I posted was the handle blank all glued and clamped up. It seems like it has been forever since I have worked on this project. Here we have the lid trimmed up so it fits and opens properly. I do this before I add the handle, it makes things a lot easier for me. Then it’s over to the jointer to square up the handle. The handle ended up about 1×1. I ripped to 3/8 and then found where I wanted it to sit on the lid. I then matched my outline for the sculptin...

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Carpenter Pro - Cutlist Diagrams for iPad/iPhone with Wood Grain Direction Control & Muliple Stock

12-24-2011 08:56 AM by SmartCutter | 7 comments »

After a month of development based on the feedback I got here, I finally managed to release Carpenter Pro, this time, it calculates how many plywood sheets are needed to finish your project and get detailed cutlist diagram for each stock sheet needed. It allows you to specify the dimensions & grain direction for your stock sheets material, specify the dimensions and the required grain direction for each part you need to cut for your project, and set the kerf amount, then watch this app ge...

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Walnut Coffee Table #2: We (finally) Have a Plan

12-24-2011 03:32 AM by Lifesaver2000 | 0 comments »

After several attempts, we have finally settled on a design for the new living room table. I had created several different Sketchup designs, with things like raised panels and different leg designs, but my wife asked that I come up with something simpler and more rounded. We also did some measuring, and decided to go with a shorter height, taking it down to sixteen inches. The pictures here show the basic design. This plan is intended just to allow construction at this point. Finalizi...

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