Well I’m back home in Canada and after getting a bunch of household maintenance jobs out of the way and spending a very long time getting the surfaces perfectly filled, I have finally started on the finishing. It won’t be long now! ...
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Retired wood boatbuilder. Hobby furniture maker. I love to think outside the box and I love to do things I've never tried before. Almost every project I start involves design as you go flexibility and at least a couple of things that I hope I can accomplish but that I'm not sure I can. I try to use local hardwoods when I can rather than commercial "store bought" material. I like that it gives a feeling of heritage to the piece.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/
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With the marquetry all done and mounted the focus turns to getting the carcass finished and glued up and to the finishing details. First up is to get the back piece veneered with 1/16” Walnut inside and out and the R.E. magnets and concav...
I love card scrapers and I use them a lot. Perhaps that is one of the reasons that I now have osteoarthritis in my right thumb. Bending a card scraper to make those beautiful little shavings is now a pain …. literally. The answer seems to be...
Warning: Lots of photos! Here’s my setup for sand shading one piece at a time. The marquetry has been preliminarily assembled on sticky shelf paper, a sheet of thin acrylic covers most of it, and the sand is hot. I remove one piece...