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Panel Raising Plane #1: Getting started

01-11-2012 03:48 AM by brianl | 2 comments »

I decided to finally get around to finishing up the blanket chest I’ve been working on. It’s a frame and panel design by John McAlevey I first saw in Fine Woodworking’s “In the Craftsman Style.” The frame is made up of the legs, rails, etc… Since this is a blanket chest you can imagine the panels are pretty beefy – about 20” wide and almost four feet long! While that amount of wood is expensive, that wasn’t the hardest part. You see...

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17th Century Carved Box - a la Peter Follansbee my way

11-10-2011 10:10 PM by Mauricio | 12 comments »

I just posted this project and I wanted to share some details of the things I learned and some of the obstacles I overcame. Hopefully they will be helpful to someone wanting to tackle this project. The project: I first saw this project on the Woodwright Shop and had to make it. I had never done any carving so there was a steep learning curve. I’ve been working perfecting the design off and on for a year. I have 3 practice boards, each less ugly t...

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