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Lidded Boxes #14: Beautiful African Mahogany Wood

12-18-2016 02:06 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I continued turning my African mahogany block today. I fitted the lid to its base. Then I created a small graduated curve on the outside of the box and smoothed the transition where the lid and base joined. This wood really revealed itself when I rubbed on a thin coat of Zinsser seal coat, the sanding sealer. Tomorrow I will remove that nub from the top of the lid sand the insides of all these lidded boxes. Lastly, I will turn the feet on all the lidded boxes and wood bowls. I also w...

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Music Stand for Broadway Barks Charity Auction #2: The music tray angle adjuster

12-09-2014 08:18 PM by Holzarbeiterin | 0 comments »

In part 1 of this project series I introduced the project and explained the inlay process on the front (or top?) of the music tray. In my excitement to make my first blog post I completely forgot about the mechanism on the back side of the tray that connects it to the center post and allows the tray angle to be adjusted. Today’s post will be about the mechanism I used to allow for angle adjustment. The third and final post will explain my process for building the center post and feet...

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Music Stand for Broadway Barks Charity Auction #1: Inlay on the music tray

12-08-2014 10:52 PM by Holzarbeiterin | 2 comments »

Hi Everyone, This is my first blog entry. I’ve never done this before so be patient with me as I learn the ropes. :-) I’m writing this to compliment the project posting I am going to be putting up for a music stand I made for Broadway Barks. It’s an animal rescue charity that was started about 15 years ago by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. A woodworking friend of mine volunteers for the charity and encouraged me to make something for the auction. The idea was to make somet...

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Wood Gloat #1: African Mahogany (Khaya), Black Locust, and Purpleheart

04-17-2012 09:09 AM by GlennsGrandson | 5 comments »

Had to make one, everyone wants to…right? Anyhow I got a piece of African Mahogany (Khaya), some Purpleheart scraps from my uncle who says they, believe it or not, use this “stuff” for they’re trailer beds to haul equipment on. He said they typically burn the scraps!!! Lets call that group the modern day Minute Men. Anyhow, he got me some scraps, man is that stuff heavy, and real purdy! I also got two pieces of live edge Black Locust that are about 7 1/2’ l...

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Vanity Cabinet - Design-Build #1: The voices in my head/The pencil in my hand

03-20-2012 04:06 PM by NBeener | 15 comments »

DJ wants “overflow” storage for her bathroom stuff and towels. And as y’all know … what DJ (or whoever YOUR equivalent is) wants … DJ gets. Time to buy some plans !! No. Wait. Not THIS time. THIS time, I’m going to actually design AND build something. [Lord, help us all….] Flipped through a few of the volumes from my awesome collection of used woodworking books. Special shout out to “Illustrated Cabinetmaking,” by...

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Wood Gloat #1: My First Wood Gloat!

08-11-2011 04:38 PM by DanceParty | 10 comments »

Nothing like going on vacation and coming back with a truckload of free wood! Well, almost free. Before you all ask, I’ll just say I can’t give up my secret source because it’s the gift that keeps on giving, haha. I have a ton of projects in store and as a result, I did end up purchasing some FAS 4/4 Qtr. Sapele to match some of the wood that I got. I wish I could have kept it at the 14 foot lengths, but the logistics of transferring those on a 6 foot bed, 1000 miles didn...

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Learning how to make a ball and claw foot

05-21-2011 11:37 PM by Rev. Jim Paulson | 6 comments »

Carving a ball and claw foot is something I’ve been planning to do for awhile now. Maybe some of you are in the same boat. Here is my progress to date. I’ve cut out a practice lowboy leg in basswood and I’m getting ready for a quiet moment to get out the carving tools. But already, I discovered that just cutting out the profile on the bandsaw was a bit trickier than I had expected. I found that it was easy to overcut even when I thought I had sufficiently stopped short....

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Asian Arts & Crafts Night Stand #1: Catching up...

05-08-2010 12:14 AM by azwoodman | 10 comments »

So I’ve been working on this project since January. Its been a really fun and very educational experience. There have been lots of “firsts.” This semester I have been taking a Woodworking Class at my local community college. Although the class isn’t really geared toward any particular set of woodworking skills it has given me an opportunity to build a project under the supervision of a more “seasoned” woodworker. When the class began we were instruct...

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Large Jewelry Chest

07-25-2009 08:49 PM by woodchick | 2 comments »

Change of plans jocks!!! Instead of creating the Thomas Jefferson lab top witting desk, I have decided to make something a little larger. I want to make a jewelry chest that will stand about 35in high. I still want to make the witting desk, but not for this certain competition. Today I went to a really nice lumber place called Hardwoods Inc.. I got a really nice piece of African Mahogany that is 9ft long and 14in wide. For the drawers I picked up some poplar and a higher grade ply wood. I can...

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