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Another End Grain Board Build.....

09-15-2013 02:19 AM by JL7 | 37 comments »

I’ve seen people posting boards with diamonds and thought that was cool…..I built a diamond board a few weeks ago HERE... and I just finished this one today: So this blogs covers today’s board… For a change, I started with some nice wide timber. No scraps in this board. This is Yellowheart and Tigerwood: Cut into 1.5” by 26” strips (but I should have made them a bit longer). I don’t plan real well on the front end….4 of each ...

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Sycamore Dresser #6: Quarter Sawn Sycamore Dresser Complete.

01-21-2010 03:51 AM by Ben | 14 comments »

I want to thank all of you that have read my blog and encouraged me along the way. You provided some valuable advice. I have acquired some new skills and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The dresser is made from quarter-sawn sycamore on the exterior and red oak on the non visible pieces. It is solid wood construction except for the plywood back and plywood drawer bottoms. I dovetailed the drawers and used wooden drawer slides from Rockler. To finish it, I used a coat of Transtint amber ...

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Wooden Mallet: An Exercise in OCD

06-11-2011 02:53 AM by lysdexic | 11 comments »

Rationale: I aspire to blend hand tools and power tools. So—I needed a wooden mallet and “practice with a purpose.” This is only my third project in my shop. Right now I am keeping my projects small until I have and inkling of skill and efficiency. I perused multiple projects on LJ’s to get ideas and guidance but the most influential posts were from Purplev and The Village Carpenter. Design: I don’t have a lathe so no round mallet for me. I like the angularity...

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