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Mathildes Japanese inspired jewel box #2: Wood springs and nailing it...

06-02-2014 07:59 PM by mafe | 15 comments »

Mathildes Japanese inspired jewel boxWood springs and nailing it… Part two:In the making of a Jewel box for my precious daughter Mathildes confirmation. So time to continue the tour, last time we ended with the main part of the box made and even drawers close to being a reality, so guess there are no reason not to just jump right in and get started. So back to the drawers.The rabbets cut and drawer front taped in place.I don’t care to make the rabbets stopped, since the u...

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Mathildes Japanese inspired jewel box #1: Drawing, inspiration and making the box.

05-31-2014 10:11 PM by mafe | 21 comments »

Mathildes Japanese inspired jewel boxDrawing, inspiration and making the box. My inside out beautiful daughter Mathilde is now fourteen and in Denmark it’s tradition you have your confirmation at this age if you want to become a member of the Christian church.We are not particularly religious and honestly only goes to church at weddings or once in a while at Christmas, but she decided to follow the family tradition and become a member of the Christian church.(Pay church taxes when sh...

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Asian Inspired Side Table #1: The design

09-20-2008 04:41 AM by bfd | 15 comments »

Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony. The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both...

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MDF Spline Cutting Sled #1: The Sketchup Chronicles

03-19-2011 07:43 PM by Brad_Nailor | 16 comments »

I was flipping through a catalog the other day and happened upon a spline cutting sled that this company was selling. I really liked the design of it, so I went on their website and learned all about it, watched videos etc. The only problem was, I didn’t want to pay the (what I thought was) high price for something that I could probably make myself…not to mention I’m broke, and cheap, and have enough scrap materiel’s lying around that I can make it almost for free. I...

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Wagon Vise #1: part one of wagon vise build

11-24-2014 03:35 PM by August McCormick Lehman III | 4 comments »

after using the the bench i recently finish,ive been running into situation that required a way to hold your work piece while planing it.i was given a wood for my bench and plywood,it was my very first bench and i out grew the capability of the bench right away.and found my self building jigs just to hold my work piece,.and it became a pain every time i wanted to do some work. this is the bench i made anyway from all the suggestion of all LUMBERJOCKS and reading the blog workbench smack d...

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Workshop Build #24: Wall - Mounted Bins

08-18-2010 04:44 PM by ~Julie~ | 11 comments »

I posted a question in the forum section here two months ago asking what others did for organizing all their screws, hooks, etc. in their shops. Some people suggested buying plastic bins, others said use jars or bags. I had a plan in a magazine full of shop storage and tool cabinets put out by the Woodsmith/Shop Notes people and so I decided to make my own. Unfortunately I felt like one of Santa’s elves with the assembly line of parts. It seemed to take forever to make all the b...

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Frame saws - bow saws. #4: Swans and bones – Frame saw for coping (blog)

09-22-2012 01:14 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Swans and bones – Frame saw for copingParts and Swans Part two. Last blog ended where the swans and bones handles were finished, now I will move on to the home made hardware. Found this interesting link it might give some thoughts. A standard brass screw app two inch long.The head is cut off. The end rounded, this can be done by hand, but yes I am lazy… Ok, back to the hacksaw, cut down the middle. Then half way down on the side. Bravo!!!We have a blade hol...

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Thickness Sander from an 8 x 4 sheet of plywood

03-21-2013 04:46 PM by Jim Rowe | 15 comments »

This is my first attempt at blogging but I thought people might be interested in the approach I took. Getting hold of consistently dimensioned timber for making boxes has always been a challenge, especially when small thicknesses are required and when the timber is hard to come by (expensive and scarce). I have seen many examples of beautiful boxes here on LJs from makers who have either made their own thickness sanders or have bought commercial equipment. For me, buying a ready made thick...

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Project No. 2 - Small prototype Japanese inspired toolbox (i.e. pencil box?)

06-28-2013 04:22 AM by siavosh | 7 comments »

This is my second project and I had to overcome some personal pride to post pictures of what even I can tell is something that doesn’t quite meet LJ standards. Yet I figure there’s only room to go up from here. This was done on/off over a few weeks on nights and parts of weekends. I had to also figure out the tools I needed along the way and track them down on craigslist, eBay, and the big box store. Ever since I saw the Japanese style toolboxes in Toshio Odate's book, mafe's b...

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Scrapwood Stool #1: Laminating a Seat

09-15-2014 05:02 AM by siavosh | 0 comments »

I had a bunch of cutoffs and leftover pieces from my last few projects. I didn’t want to throw them out or keep them around indefinitely under my couch, so I came up with the idea of laminating the pieces together to make the seat of a small (low-level) Japanese style stool. Here is some design inspiration I found online—simple and pragmatic design. And here is me working out the lamination: First time I’m making anything like this, glad to stat...

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