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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

06-23-2011 07:26 AM by shipwright | 61 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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Texas Star Inlay #1: Tutorial: How to make a Texas Star and Inlay

10-15-2013 06:56 PM by cakman | 1 comment »

My goal in posting this was to give everyone an idea of how I went about making a Texas Star to use in inlay work. There is probably a better way to do this, but this way is safe and effective and requires few tools. I have seen it done this way once and wanted to attempt it myself. I did not snap pics of the build process but I was able to come up with some drawings in sketchup to illustrate each step. Step 1: Layout The first thing I considered is what wood to use. It is ideal to pick...

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"Art Box" Tutorial #1: Intro

06-16-2009 03:49 PM by Andy | 40 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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Art Nouveau Coffee Table #8: Marquetry, Trees & Reflection

06-02-2015 02:23 PM by Dennis Zongker | 23 comments »

This larger marquetry has been quite the challenge. I’ve been pushing really hard to make the delivery date, it looks like I’m still going to be a week or two longer than expected. The next steps are bending the solid ebony inlays, then routing & inlaying them into the top. Then bending and gluing on the solid mahogany top edges, Then I’m off to the finishing booth. I haven’t had any spare time to hang out on LJ’s which I still love to do. Thank you for...

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Making wooden hinges with a finger joint bit

06-29-2013 01:22 AM by robscastle | 3 comments »

I am currently working on a Carved Lock Miter Box and will post it as a project upon completion.In the mean time yesterday I was ready to select some hinges for the box when I cut the lid off. I decided to make my own and set of hinges and set about doing so, I had the basic concept ready in about 2 hours. It was reasonably easy so I thought I should share the process. So here we go. Background. I am using some hoop pine for the overall project, and had some useable off cuts so...

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"Carving a Scroll Acanthus Leaf" Onlay Application

02-16-2010 12:36 AM by Dennis Zongker | 32 comments »

It’s about time! We finally got a good job with a lot of carving. It’s a three piece bedroom set. The style is close to the early Victorian Period. Their are 4 Scroll Acanthus leaf’s that I designed, two that go on the bed and two that go on the dresser. Now I am starting on the 8 turned legs with acanthus leaf carvings on them. All the carvings are out of solid cherry. Here are 33 pictures, on how to carve this type of “Architectural Ornament onlay application̶...

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Marquetry Cutting Styles #3: Classic Style

06-12-2011 04:39 PM by shipwright | 16 comments »

The Classic Style is the most difficult of the saw cut styles to master. It involves cutting each piece separately, from packets of veneer, each composed of only one color or species. It’s considerable advantage is that it can produce as many identical motifs as the number of layers in your packets. This can reduce the labor and increase the speed of production of pieces with repetitive motifs or enable the production of several identical pieces. The first step as in other styles is ...

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Marquetry Tutorial 101 ... Window Style #1: Marquetry Tutorial 101 ... Window Style

02-16-2013 03:07 AM by justoneofme | 18 comments »

Hi Lumber Jock Buddies! I thought it might be interesting for those wanting to dabble a bit with veneers, especially in the creation of Marquetry ... to pass along some (what I hope are) simple steps to follow, using a simple method I learned many years ago at the hands of a Latvian Master. By now you are all familiar with Shipwright’s fabulous Marquetry, and incredible cutting skill using his hand built Chevalet!! I hope Paul won’t mind me bringing his talents into my blog...

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Making a Texas Star

01-15-2012 04:56 AM by iltws2 | 19 comments »

I would like to start out by saying the projects listed on this site really show some of the best talent and creativeminds ever amassed on one website. Makes me jealous. Any way I have been asked to show how I make a Texas Star, so I decided to share this with everyone. There are a few things you need to make before starting. First thing is to make a pattern making fence for your table saw. It is real simple. I usually make mine 4-6 inches wide out of 3/4”plywood. Rip a scrap piece o...

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Facebook Sale sites

01-07-2014 03:49 AM by Dave Carlisle | 6 comments »

I have been VERY busy since my retirement with adirondack chairs, rustic coolers and pet beds-all made from cypress and stained and sealed with General Finishes products. I had all my Christmas orders delivered on time-if you call Christmas Eve-on time :). A couple days later I decided to go on all the Facebook sale sites in the area-there are about 25 and place an ad for end of the year orders. It started-’Four days left before Jan 1 to lock in 2013 pricing.’ Then I added ...

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