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Merlot Anyone?! - The Marquetry Wine Box Saga #3: Merlot Anyone?! - The Marquetry Wine Box Saga

524 days ago by justoneofme | 14 comments »

Before I confuse the issue of sand-shading any further … I’m going to delve into the problem of veneer shrinkage due to excessive heat applied during the process. This one’s for you Mike! If you notice that very last piece of veneer (sand-shaded) set into place … and the gap between it and the cardboard template … first off, the photo is enlarged for better visibility so that gap you see isn’t actually all that wide in real life!! However … a...

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Article in Custom Woodworking Business

562 days ago by Dennis Zongker | 20 comments »

If you get a chance, please give this recent article in CWB a thumbs up for me. It is a teaser for my book coming out this year. Thank you. http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/articles/archives/CWB-custom-woodworking-business/Wood-Jewelry-Box-How-to-Slide-Show-189731541.html

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Wing Boxes- A mini Tutorial

682 days ago by Andy | 17 comments »

I dont have time to write a lengthy tutorial but I do have a few photos and will write a word or two to help you get started. This style of box was first made by me using plans from the October 1997 American Woodworker and authored by Dave Freedman. I made a rectangle box about 12” long x 5 1/2” wide x 2 1/2” tall.I used miters for all the corners instead of butt joints as he shows. Nothing wrong with butt joints, they are what I used in the “Palm boxes ” t...

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"Art Box" Tutorial #1: Intro

1891 days ago by Andy | 37 comments »

Updated 1/15/12 How to make an Art Box by Andy Campbell Safety Be safe! Guards, etc…may not be visible in the pictures. This is written for woodworkers of all skill levels.But, please keep in mind that this is not woodworking #101. I am writing this in a step by step manner that should be easy for a beginner to follow, but some basic understanding of tools and terminology is required.I ask that the more advanced woodworkers be patient and not be offended. I don’t wish to test your...

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How to Build a Chevalet From Scratch #4: Another Little Modification

1248 days ago by shipwright | 9 comments »

This is a bit of the fine tuning I knew awaited me once I started getting into the chevalet. My original (re-invention of the wheel) blade clamps worked very well, at least I thought they did until I did the “keyhole test” for checking the accuracy of your setup of the blade at exactly 90 degrees to the work. This square setup is essential to success in the boulle or classic cutting methods. The keyhole test is the standard test for accuracy. You cut down into a thickish piece of ...

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How to Build a Chevalet From Scratch #3: Some Chevalet Modifications A New Friend

1253 days ago by shipwright | 11 comments »

There are two stories here that can’t be separated from each other so I’ll tell them together. One is about the first modifications to the Chevalet after using it for several hours. The other is about making the acquaintance of the premier marquetry and chevalet master on this side of the ocean. As our story begins; I was having a bit of an ethical struggle with myself about offering my (however humble) Sketch Up chevalet plans publicly for free when there is someone out there ...

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How to Build a Chevalet From Scratch #2: Blade Clamps, Sliding Mechanism and Adjusters

1263 days ago by shipwright | 20 comments »

IMPORTANT NOTE: Almost everything on this page has been improved and updated in my second build , Chevy II. I am leaving this blog intact as a record but if you are building from these blogs please read the updates. ............................................................................................................. At the end of this blog series I will post some measurements for those who want to build one and also some more photo details but for now I will go on to an overvi...

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How to Build a Chevalet From Scratch #1: How hard can it be?

1265 days ago by shipwright | 23 comments »

Update: See also Chevy II, The Canadian Cousin. I first saw a chevalet in Sorrento, Italy about ten or eleven years ago. I was very impressed with the machine and the work being done by the master marqueters there but never dreamed that I would ever find myself building one. Well, retirement has it’s ways of taking you places you never thought you’d be going. After a working lifetime of more or less “creative woodworking” who knew I’d be this interested in per...

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Walnut Platform Bed #3: Wings and wing support

751 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 6 comments »

Continuing on with this bed. Today I carved out the tray on the other bed wing, and started to mount them..I had to route a shallow slot for the strip of LED’s to be placed..The LED’s have a 3M strip on the back so they’ll stick to the wood..The knees that will help brace the wings are glued on with two screws assisting from the back side of each..I glued the wings on the bed frame and to the knees. Sunken screws are put all along the edge of the frame. You can just seen the...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #2: A Sketchup Model to Make it Easier (I hope)

1021 days ago by shipwright | 7 comments »

I have had several people PM me who were having trouble with the details of the integral hinge in this blog so I’ve done a sketchup to try to clarify it. I hope I haven’t just made it more confusing. If this doesn’t clear it up, I’ll just keep trying. Here’s the link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=49b42e2ce1f6da5152d9fc61873164a1 I’ve added the sketchup link to the first blog page so it’s all in one place and easy to ...

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