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Jordan Straker and the Great Train Robbery Chess Set

07-09-2011 04:49 PM by JimArnoldChess | 11 comments »

I posted the Train Robbery Chess Set back in January of this year. It was an entry for the 2011 Calgary Stampede Western Art Show going on right now. I had serious doubts about entering a piece for this show, and I’m not one for contests, and I have never made a Western themed anything before. And ‘A Chess Set’ in a Fine Art Show???? Jordan took an interest in my work when I first joined here over a year ago, and he kind of coaxed me into doing something for the Stampe...

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Wood Carved Jhoola

04-27-2011 03:56 PM by Dennis Zongker | 27 comments »

I just finished carving this unique indoor India swing bench, for a customer, it is also known as the Oonjal or Jhoola. This type of swing bench is not readily available without an overseas order. These types’ of wooden carved swings were used by Kings in their palaces and were considered a sign of royalty and are still considered even today. This type of furniture is a wooden swing with brass chains suspending it from the ceiling of the inside of their home. I glued together three plan...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #155: Time to Take a Stand

11-05-2010 10:00 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I am writing this blog last night because we decided to high tail it to Halifax in the morning for probably our last trip into the city before winter hits. Today, we went to a new wood place that our friend Bernie recommended today and got some incredibly low priced and high quality hard woods. Among our finds were some nice ash at $2.00 per board foot, some flaming birch for $3.00 per board foot and some curly maple which was also only $3.00 per board foot. We didn’t get a lot bec...

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10-18-2010 10:24 PM by Martin Sojka | 69 comments »

As you probably noticed, we have hit an impressive milestone just a few hours ago. Total number of comments on LumberJocks exceeded 1,000,000 – yes that’s ONE MILLION! This number has been reached in 1694 days since the February, 2006 when the site was launched. That’s around 4.6 years of steady growth. As they say, picture is worth a thousand words.. well in this case it’s a nice little chart: I’d like to thank all of you for making this happen and I hope...

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My, Second Published Article. In Woodcarving Illustrated

10-12-2010 02:57 PM by Dennis Zongker | 37 comments »

In the new Holiday Edition of Woodcarving Illustrated 2010 I have had the honor to have my “Stylish Box, #1” in this edition… it is an eight page article on how I assembled the box, carved the roses and it also includes templates. I hope you enjoy reading it

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Creating Oops! tutorial

10-02-2010 06:33 PM by shipwright | 13 comments »

Oops! began as an idea about outside the box hinges. I’ve always liked the “box on stand” idea but had never tried one so that sort of fell into place and one of the first ideas I had about box decoration was a “spill” pattern. I sketched these on a bit of paper at the kitchen table one day and it was left there. Last December I restored an old ShopSmith 10 ER and had been wanting to see how good a tool it really was and what kind of precision I could achieve...

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Man vs. Wood

08-21-2010 12:53 AM by Stevinmarin | 69 comments »

Okay, it’s Friday. Here we go…don’t try this at home!

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Charles Neil build along mahogany lowboy "series" #16: week

08-07-2010 05:36 AM by a1Jim | 24 comments »

Charles Neil lowboy build-along, # 16Hey friends, when I left you last time, we were ready to sand the case. I started by putting wedges in the drawers, to keep them in place while sanding. First I sanded the whole front of the lowboy case and drawers to make them all even for the installing of the drawer fronts. After checking the front with a straight edge at many different angles to make sure the drawers ,legs and case were dead flat, I then moved on to both sides and the back. This was a ...

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Charles Neil build along mahogany lowboy "series" #14: week

07-25-2010 12:24 AM by a1Jim | 54 comments »

Charles Neil lowboy build-along, #14 Hey everyone, sorry for the long delay. I’m afraid it’s called life’s little distractions. I’m back at the lowboy, if there’s anyone still interested?A partial recap, plus update.When I left off, I was getting ready to make the drawers. I got a good start and then disaster struck.. my clamps slipped and I wiped out what I thought was the only poplar I had left, plus I was a little short on mahogany for the drawer fronts. Ultimately, I found some thick p...

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"Carving Acanthus Leaves into, Lathed Fluted Columns"

04-01-2010 03:44 PM by Dennis Zongker | 37 comments »

There are 8 fluted columns to this bedroom set. The columns were turned on our “Legacy” Ornamental Milling Machine, by one of our shop craftsman, Dennis Nygard. I’m carving the 64 acanthus leaf’s by hand with “Pfeil” carving knifes and a small brass mallet. It’s easer to cut the solid cherry by lightly taping with a small mallet. Each leaf takes about 3 hours per leaf. Plus set up time and drawing time, which takes about 2 hours. So, each spindl...

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