and then it becomes....... #5: Padauk

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 11-15-2008 07:05 AM 1435 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well after I returned to the shop with my padauk from Austin hardware and lumber, I cut the material down to sizes close to what I was going to work with and ran them on edge over the jointer.

After getting the edges straight and true I glued them up into planks and let them dry. I pulled them from the clamps and ran them through the drum sander. Then cut them to final width then length. I then set up my leigh jig and routed the dovetails and wha la the basic box stands. In these picks the box is not glued together. I need to run grooves for the back and figure out what the layout for the inside is going to be. I’ll be gluing up the doors and get the box portion done this weekend. The inside and door (doors?) is where the work will actually start. The door (doors?) will recieve marquetry, and there are some relief carving going inside with some possible marquetry. I feel like a lot is accomplished, but know this is the beginning.

Pic of dovetails
Pic of box on base

Sorry for the picture quality. They were taken with a cell phone.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 11-15-2008 07:16 AM

Wow, that looks pretty cool to me… I can’t wait to see what’s next.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#2 posted 11-15-2008 02:52 PM

Very nice Asian looking cabinet. That is Krenov’s trademark. That will be beautiful when finished. Beautiful dovetails.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 11-15-2008 04:31 PM

HI Kolwdwrkr;

It’s looking real good.

Very nice choice of woods, too.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 11-15-2008 05:25 PM

This is HOT!

The lines are just gorgeous.

Seeing this project really motivates me to knock out some of my “Krenovian” ideas.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 11-15-2008 06:03 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 11-15-2008 06:54 PM

Looks like it is coming along nicely. It will be fun to watch the progress.

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Tony Z

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#7 posted 11-15-2008 10:55 PM

I really like that leg assembly.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#8 posted 11-16-2008 02:38 AM

Kolwdwrkr, this is really looking good. I agree with Lee…this is a great combination of woods.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#9 posted 11-16-2008 06:16 AM

Original piece kolwdwrkr, nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 01-25-2009 07:07 AM

Wow , you went from store to tablesaw to jointer to glue ups without letting the wood acclimate to your shop first ? I must be doing something wrong :( The base looks pretty nice despite the poor pic quality. If I were building such a nice project , I would make the extra effort to get a good camera involved in the process.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 01-25-2009 07:25 PM

Dusty56, I start the process of cutting down to manageable pieces about a week after I purchase. The store is right up the road and the conditions don’t vary from there to my shop enough to make a difference. They stack their lumber the way I do and have the doors open like I do so the moisture content won’t vary that much. It wouldn’t matter anyhow because once I start the project the pieces travel from my shop to my house to get carved or marquetry, then they were going back to get sanded and cut or whatever. Now that I’m in my garage I don’t have to travel from the shop. So they never really stay put to acclimate anywhere until the project is complete. The good thing about padauk is that it’s fairly stable in service. With kiln dried lumber I wouldn’t worry to much about letting it acclimate. It’s not flooring ;-). Now if I lived in the desert and bought it from the coast then you can slap me around. LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#12 posted 01-26-2009 08:44 AM

LOL…...My semi-local lumber supplier stores all of their stuff under the roof of a three sided pole barn ! Climate control is left up to Mother Nature : ) They have the largest selection of exotics in the area , and you can buy only what you need as long as they have at least a four foot piece left to sell to the next guy . The next closest supplier to me sells by the entire board only , which is usually 12+feet long but is in a nice new heated building . I also have a WoodCraft store close by , but the selection and quality is usually poor at best for the prices that they’re asking . Keep up the great work and have a nice day : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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