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How i make a "Woodturner Antique"

04-08-2012 04:21 PM by Alexey Khasyanov | 10 comments »

Here is i show how i make a “Woodturner Antique” In projects gallery you can see that beauty. ENJOY: Alexey.

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How I make a "She's 23 year old"

03-25-2012 07:55 PM by Alexey Khasyanov | 5 comments »

Kova в проекте понаписал чего-то по-испански))). Я ничего не понял, но по догадкам, вроде бы спрашивает как делал. Делал вот так: Думаю, довольно доходчиво и понятно. Удачи. Алексей.

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Review of Tropical Exotic Hardwoods of Latin America

03-12-2012 02:08 AM by jusfine | 6 comments »

As we were taking in some rays in the Palm Springs area last month, I had the urge to see some lumber or tools, and realized it was not a long drive to Carlsbad California to the Tropical Exotic Hardwoods supplier. Their website is here It was relatively easy to find with GPS, and the warehouse was large and well lit. There were a few customers while we were there (about an hour), but it was not really busy – it was a week day around lunch time. They had ...

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Sierra Nets @ the Pleasantan Fly Fishing Show 2012

02-10-2012 06:45 PM by Greg | 7 comments »

I decided I need to plug my business with a recent article in Western outdoor News (WON). But I wanted it to look nice, so I made a mahogany frame with lap jointed corners and wenge plugs. I used dye and coated with lacquer. My artist buddy Jeff Sprecher happened to have a mat cutter and cut the mat that went into the frame. I had a custom piece of glass cut for it at the local glass shop. I love how it came out. I created the booth in CAD to begin designing something (I ha...

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Watch Box #8: Finished

02-03-2012 04:43 PM by Andy | 42 comments »

Finally I got it done and shipped it off to the customer. He wont get it in his hands until next week, so I will post his impressions when I hear back. I hope its what he wants!!! TIP:Some of you may know about this but many will not. This is my secret to quickly fine sand the box prior to spraying lacquer. I hand sanded down to 220 and then I finish up with green nylon pads. These were bought at the local dollar store. Guess how much? Thats right, a whole dollar. You can buy similar pads ...

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Watch Box #7: OOPS!!

02-02-2012 05:26 PM by Andy | 22 comments »

This is why its been awhile since my last post. One of the problems with shaping wood to this extent is any flaws show up. Figured Bigleaf Maple, aka Western Maple, Oregon Maple, Acer macrophyllum, can have pits, bark inclusions, etc… Well, I found a few during the final shaping. I knew I was getting pretty close to maximum depth in one corner, but I couldnt leave that little black spot glaring at me. Then I was all the way through and exposing the bloodwood below, nothing ...

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Model Bell 407 helicopter project #3: Seats and rotor head.

01-16-2012 12:02 AM by Ryan Haasen | 9 comments »

Its about time to give you guys an update. I have finished the rotor head. It has almost all the same parts as the real ones, and moves in all directions (both collective and cyclic movement). I also cut the size of the main rotor blades, which are wenge. At first, the rotor head could not take the weight of the blades, so extra supports were added. The rotor head is maple and the dish on top is cherry. I also began working on the seats. I have the middle row done. They are cherry, padauk...

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Watch Box #6: Handle replaced, shaping started

01-11-2012 12:07 AM by Andy | 27 comments »

The handle.I did not like how the handle was looking, it appeared to lack any of the swirling grain that the top inset panel has. That happens sometimes after shaping, the good stuff ends up on the floor. Also… if you look close, you will notice in the picture below that I sanded too deep into the right corner of the handle and exposed the spline! Oops! So I made a new one from Black Palm Wood, a first time for me. The black color ties in with the Wenge corner splines, plus I love ...

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Model Bell 407 helicopter project #1: Ready to build!

01-08-2012 08:36 AM by Ryan Haasen | 3 comments »

My Dad and I made a trip to the Black Forest Company today and picked up the supplies for the helicopter project. The body will be out of cherry, the main rotors will be wenge and other details will be other exotic woods such as padauk and yellowheart. This evening I laminated the sheets of cherry into a 7” by 7” by 27” (length) blank. Tomorrow the new bandsaw is going to get quite the work out cutting this baby out. Hopefully all goes well.

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Watch Box #5: Hinges, Handle, Dividers

12-30-2011 05:17 PM by Andy | 11 comments »

After glueing in the medallion, I went ahead and sanded it flush with the lid. I did this to be sure it looked ok. I was worried about chipped out areas below the rim showing up after the sanding and it would be much easier to replace the panel at this stage before the entire box was shaped. It would make aligning the jig for recutting the recess less of a nightmare. But it looked fine. The handle is a piece of cut off from the Maple medallion. I simply slotted a mortise in it and the lid ...

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