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Blog series by teenagewoodworker updated 06-11-2010 02:46 AM 15 parts 15959 reads 143 comments total

Part 1: Mirror Frame #1

05-03-2008 09:40 PM by teenagewoodworker | 10 comments »

Well i just got a commission for a picture frame from a friend of the families. they want it to be made out of hickory to match their cabinets and they want the design to be the same as that of their cabinets. here is what i came up with on sketchup. so i just ordered the wood from Goosebay Lumber which i have tried before and i was happy with what i got so i figured that i would go back to them. as always though i treated myself to some other small pieces of wood along with my order. ...

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Part 2: Mirror Frame #2

05-16-2008 03:56 AM by teenagewoodworker | 5 comments »

Just a little update on the picture frame. i got the hickory today and have planned out all of my cuts. I am waiting until this weekend when i am supposed to get a table saw until i do any work. i have planned out the finish to. it looks like from my test piece the finish that got both piece the closest was Arm-R-Seal. I wanted to use a water based but i really didn’t like the look so oil is the way to go. hoping to have the table saw tuned up and a router table build onto it by next Tu...

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Part 3: Mirror Frame #3

05-27-2008 01:41 AM by teenagewoodworker | 9 comments »

Well over the last two days i have been able to really get some good solid work done on my mirror frames. first i was able to mill all the lumber to final width. then it was time to cut the piece. i don’t have a long miter bed with a stop block so i used double stick tape to hold the rough identical pieces together to give me exactly the same piece. the first picture is putting the tape on and the second is all the piece cut to final length. Then i cut the groove in th...

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Part 4: Mirror Frame #4

05-29-2008 02:34 AM by teenagewoodworker | 8 comments »

Well I’m nearing the end now, i’ve got a lot done in the last two days. not a whole lot physically but the details are really coming along good. i’ll get right into it. first i needed to cut a v groove at the intersection of the tongue and groove. i started by cutting a groove in the intersection area. then i chiseled away the waste to get a rough groove and finished it up with some sandpaper Then after that was done i put in the ebony peg. i will go mo...

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Part 5: Mirror Frame #5

06-04-2008 02:10 AM by teenagewoodworker | 5 comments »

Well the frame is finally done and its time for the best part the finish ;) so i started off as usual with a fresh frame sanded to 180 my first 3 coats were General Finishes Natural Danish oil and this really brings out all this hickory’s got. i think that this is a prime example of how as Charles Neil stated in his video that the colors that really bring out the wood are the ambers and the yellows (not the exact statement but in the ball park) and i think this is a golden exa...

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Part 6: pull out trash box #1

07-09-2008 06:56 PM by teenagewoodworker | 10 comments »

well here is my newest commission. it is for a pullout trash can thing. i have a couple of sketchup pictures of the box thing so here they are. the first one is of the box itself. the larger compartment is for the pullout trash can compartment, and the top is for a drawer that will be 4” deep. the whole thing will be made out of either oak of red oak. the costumer hasn’t decided yet. then here is the drawer. simple enough. 1/2” poplar dovetailed to make up the drawer ...

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Part 7: pull out trash box #2

07-14-2008 08:37 PM by teenagewoodworker | 16 comments »

hey everyone, over the last couple of days i have been able to get a lot done in terms of milling up the lumber and gluing up panels. i chose sycamore for the trash box because it is a hard wood as opposed to the pine that i was going to use before. there was a sale at the lumberyard on sycamore and it was less per bf than a select 1 board of pine. so the purchase made sense. first i got my lumber and let it sit for awhile and then milled it up. the first picture is of a rough board and ...

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Part 8: pull out trash box #3

08-02-2008 05:09 AM by teenagewoodworker | 10 comments »

well i had some really good shop time today and got alot done. a lot of pictures so i will try to keep text to a minimum. as always first i started off cutting the board to manageable pieces. then milled them 1/8” heavy and let them do their moving and took them down to final size when i needed them. then i needed to glue up the panel for the top and here i am doing a dry glue up to get everything ready. after the glue up was done and the glue dried i took the panel out. flus...

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Part 9: pull out trash box #4 (finish)

08-14-2008 04:43 PM by teenagewoodworker | 13 comments »

So here is the entry of my pull out trash can box thing where i show the finish. due to prefinishing i have already done most of the finishing and put some parts together so i figured i would show that now. and then next week i will probably have the finished project up. so to start of course i sanded the piece to 180. i would not recommend using sycamore with hand tools. it doesn’t work well at all, and its hard to tell which way the grain is running. dovetails are really hard with syc...

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Part 10: pull out trash box #5

08-21-2008 04:02 AM by teenagewoodworker | 12 comments »

well here is the second to last entry in my pull out trash box series. this will cover the rest of the construction and the next entry will cover the finished project. so lets jump right in. i left off with the rest of the thing prefinished and showing the drawer in it. just milled up the drawer front. and finished and attached it. simple enough. the drawer bottom isn’t in yet and you might notice that the color is a bit different. thats because the gel poly isn’t on yet. ...

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Part 11: pull out trash box #6 done (sort of)

08-26-2008 04:28 AM by teenagewoodworker | 8 comments »

well here is the final post in my pull out trash box thing series. figure i’ll get right into it. first i started by adding some 45 blocks to the place where the trash can sits. i had to notch it because that drilling would have been pretty hard without a drill press. i notched it a bit to much though. and i used brass screws. why? because they were the only ones that were short enough to not go through my surface. but to sound smart just in-case someone missed the bucket its good th...

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Part 12: money box #1

10-18-2008 03:13 AM by teenagewoodworker | 11 comments »

hey everyone, just got a commission from the club that i am in for school to build a money box for when we have bake sales and other various sales. I am planning on making it out of Jatoba because thats what i have around right now. i am planning on dying it up and everything too. so first i started by milling the lumber down to a little under 3/8” and a little over 5/16ths. i am using such thin material so i could get as much lumber out of my lumber. i resawed the rough boards on ...

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Part 13: money box #2

10-23-2008 12:58 AM by teenagewoodworker | 4 comments »

So i finally got some work done today on my box. first i started by making the bottom. because i am using thick material for the sides i wanted to add some rigidness to the box so it is a 1/2” thick poplar bottom and i did the bevel with a hand plane. rather than set up machinery or anything. then it was time to focus on the dividers. these are hard because they are very thin stock and to get them good they have to fit right. so what i did was cut them and did almost what resembl...

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Part 14: Contemporary Bed

06-03-2010 10:51 PM by teenagewoodworker | 15 comments »

Hey Guys. i’ve been building this contemporary bed for about 2 weeks now and I finally have something work posting. This bed is built out of a combination of plywood and poplar as it is to be painted. It has 6 drawers under the piece as well. So to start off The actual bed area where the drawers are is made out of plywood made in a very similar manner to cabinets. More or less it is just 3 cabinets that are screwed together so they can be taken apart later if Need be. As y...

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Part 15: Contemporary Bed #2

06-11-2010 02:46 AM by teenagewoodworker | 7 comments »

Well there’s not much time for a large write up today. I’m just sharing some picture. The bed is nearing completion. All that I am doing as of now is working on the face fraces as well as the final fitting of the drawers. I’m hoping to complete it this weekend. We should have nice weather so that will help me out. After this though it’s right on to another commission. Some wall mounted Bubinga writing shelves!

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