Quarter Size Cherry Quilt Chests

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Blog series by David updated 07-02-2007 07:06 PM 9 parts 34872 reads 120 comments total

Part 1: Starting with 4/4 cherry

03-11-2007 09:24 AM by David | 9 comments »

Thought I would share a bit of my day. My wife and kids are out of town for a short retreat and I had two days off work. Great combination for a woodworker! As I mentioned before, I have a very small garage based shop. I share the space with my family and have to set it up for each project. No complaints as I am always happy to be working with my hands! I am very grateful to all the members of Lumberjocks – what a great community! I learn so much from all of you. It is hard to keep u...

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Part 2: Leigh FMT Jig - Part 1

05-16-2007 08:37 AM by David | 11 comments »

Had a great day today working in the shop. I have gotten behind on my schedule for the cherry quilt chests because of some family isuues and increased work load. Today was a warm and sunny day in Portland and it was a pleasure to get out in the shop and make some cherry sawdust! I thought it would be fun to make a small video to share the experience. The original video was too long so I made a two part episode. I figured you guys would be the only ones that could actually sit and watch a rout...

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Part 3: Leigh FMT Jig - Part 2

05-16-2007 09:38 AM by David | 8 comments »

Well, this is the second of the LEIGH FMT Jig videos. Again please excuse the ameteur quality. This is just my way of sharing a fun day in the shop while pushing my digital envelope, so to say. Things have been a bit hectic here so it was good to get some dedicated time in the shop. Many thanks to my wife for allowing this indulgance! I thought a video post would be fun to explore since I have learned so much from my fellow woodworkers via digital imagery. I am not sure what I am going to ...

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Part 4: Tom's Domino at Work!

06-11-2007 01:05 AM by David | 18 comments »

Cherry Chest Update Well I got to squeeze in some time out in the shop and work on the cherry chests that are being built for the Annual Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon. They will be on display at The Clearwater Gallery. I could not resist the new LumberJock CyberToolShare s feature, so I hopped on the internet late one night and borrowed Tom’s Festool Domino. I used the Domino to assemble the frame and panels into the final box. The Domino was amazingly quick. So quick, that I...

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Part 5: Fathers Day! MILLER DOWEL UPDATE

06-18-2007 07:12 AM by David | 11 comments »

Happy Fathers Day to all of my LumberJock buddies, and a belated Happy Mothers Day to all of the Lady Jocks! I am looking forward to using the LumberJock CyberToolShare feature to explore everyone’s shop and check out what goodies you all got for Fathers Day! I had the privilege and pleasure of spending the last two days working in my shop. I made a lot of progress on my cherry quilt chests. I am under a time crunch as these need to be delivered at the end of the month, so it was great...

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Part 6: Installing a Makers-Mark

06-28-2007 05:54 PM by David | 9 comments »

This blog entry shows how I install the small (1 inch diameter x 3mm thick) brass Makers-Marks on my projects. I like the traditional feel that the labels give a project. I prefer painting the recess black so that when the label is installed there is a small subtle black reveal line around the outside edge. This is strictly personal preference. This Installing a Makers Mark Tutorial is available as a PDF download on my website I get my labels from a very kind chap in England – his conta...

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Part 7: Reflections, Fitting & Finishing

06-28-2007 09:02 PM by David | 16 comments »

Well, I have to admit to being a bit melancholy the last few days. I found great solstice getting out to my shop to begin the fitting and finish on my cherry chests. I am amazed at how much work goes into something so small. I always imagine things going quicker, faster and smoother in my mind. It was nice to work in the quite of my shop without having to wear hearing protection to block out the harsh whine of machinery. As I worked on fitting the Baltic Birch plywood bottom on my chests, ...

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Part 8: Almost Done!

07-01-2007 07:17 AM by David | 19 comments »

It has been a busy few days here in Sisters, Oregon. The weather has been wonderful – warm and dry with temperatures in the 70-80’s. Since we arrived, I have finished the tops for my two cherry quilt chests. I just completed installing the hardware. Tomorrow morning we will deliver them to the Clearwater Gallery. Delivery day will be my last posting on this series, except of course, hopefully, an update when they sell! Getting ready to install the hardware. I like to install everything ...

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Part 9: Clearwater Gallery VIDEO Tour

07-02-2007 07:06 PM by David | 19 comments »

Absolutely last entry on this series – I promise! When I dropped my quilt chests off at The Clearwater Gallery I thought I should share some woodwork that was on display. I have admired the wood turings of a Sisters local woodworker, Bob Bousquet. I have yet to meet Bob – perhaps someday I will get a chance to interview him for LumberJocks. Better yet try to get him to join! Anyway, I took some video and photos of his work that was on display. Thought you would all enjoy a quic...

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