Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'arts and crafts'

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Regular Trains #1: A Simple Train

05-06-2008 07:40 AM by Alan | 8 comments »

After the Circus Train I wanted to make a regular train. Band saw and drill press are the tools used, step one: Then a few coats of milk based paint (blue, black and red) and acrylic (orange and green). I like the milk paints, go on nice and cover well and have a smooth finish. Now to design some of my own using this style. I also need to find a better way to cut wheels, I may use dowels rather than cutting the out with a hole saw.

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A Dream Endeavor

04-28-2008 11:49 AM by tat2grl | 6 comments »

Greetings All!Haven’t been on in awhile and I’ve missed you all so much! My illness has ventured into unimagined depths of late. I’m seeing a neurologist later this week to find out why my arms occasionally don’t cooperate as well as why I walk like a drunk chicken from time to time. Despite my worst fear (M.S) my attitude is positive and I will not quit or give up. Any and all prayers would be greatly appreciated! Now, onto my topic. My partner, Laurie, is in ...

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Dinosaurs & Dragons #1: Test runs

04-27-2008 08:06 AM by Alan | 5 comments »

So some friends are leaving town permanently for Vancouver and we are getting together this weekend with them and their two boys, one older and the other younger than The Dragon. I’ve had it in mind to make a Dino-Train set so I decided to make a couple of dinos for the boys as going away presents. Took about three hours to make the two and I’m pretty happy with how they turned out as tests. I’ll do them again and I think they will be better from what I learned ...

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Arts and Crafts Bookcase with Magazine Drawers for Challenge04

04-21-2008 05:57 AM by blackdogwoodshop | 7 comments »

My Design ProcessFor this contest, I wanted to design an Arts and crafts style bookcase with some unique features. When designing a new piece of furniture, I prefer to start from the intended uses of the piece, any requirements for the dimensions, and any preferences for the style. In this case, the primary requirement was that the bookcase be “one of a kind”. Based on this, I developed my own short list of requirements for the piece as follows:1. The bookcase must offer a s...

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Animal Train #3: Finished

04-20-2008 05:58 AM by Alan | 4 comments »

And here is the first set. —Please note the boy added for scale— Among the lessons leaned: The way the grain goes is more important than maximizing the wood. The camel’s leg broke but glued together well, would not have broke had I cut it right. Axel holes in the center of the leg don’t leave enough room for hooks and eyes. Use smaller hooks and eyes Now on to the next something.

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FWW Build Off '08 #3: Wine Rack Installment #3

04-20-2008 01:07 AM by RusticElements | 3 comments »

It’s coming along. Thursday I managed to get all of the tip done (bottom of the picture) and most of the way to the top.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ At this point, things got pretty slow. While doing the tip, moving down as well as moving up, I could do 4 planks at a time and have the first one dry by the time I finished the 4th. Then I could start over and just keep going. Once the tip was done, I could only do 2 at a time and then had to wa...

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Greene and Greene Bookcase Challenge04

04-19-2008 03:23 PM by Karson | 14 comments »

Posted as a blog entry, for the official contest. For the Challenge04 I decided to design a Greene and Greene Bookcase. The Greene brothers, Charles and Henry decided to create a new and fresh style different from the Arts and Craft designs that was becoming popular in that time. Some of their designs were influenced by some Asian furniture. I opted then to build a Greene and Greene Style bookcase using breadboards and splines for the top but also creating a mid rail in the middl...

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Animal Train #2: Next steps

04-17-2008 07:03 AM by Alan | 1 comment »

The wheels are on and I just need to add tails, horns, ears and maybe a little paint. Then add eyes and hooks and make them into the circus train. This has been a fun way to learn about the tools and techniques. The band saw and drill press are both new-ish and hardly used so it is fun to try them out, learn how to use them. I need to adjust something when cutting wheels out with the hole saw as they almost all stared smoking at every speed setting on the drill press. I need ...

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I Rise to the Challenge ... sort of

04-11-2008 03:48 PM by Hibernicvs | 4 comments »

Okay, here’s my best shot. I tried to use “sketch up,” but I figured that, combined with tax time (I’m a CPA) the frustration was too much. I hand-drew my idea from a sketch I made during singing practice a few weeks ago, while listening to the Basses and Baritones (or, if you want an inside joke, the Third and Fourth Tenors) screw up their parts while the director tore out what little hair he has left. Of course, I did this while watching some weird Sherlock Holmes...

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14" Bandsaw Recommendations

04-01-2008 12:13 AM by firetowerfp | 13 comments »

Hello everyone- I just wanted to say Thank You to everyone that send me a message welcoming me to this great site. I just joined a few weeks ago and have already gotten so much off the site. I hope to contribute my own projects/thoughts/whatever comes to mind in the future. Already it’s been a great experience.With that said, I wanted to get some advice on the purchase of a new 14” bandsaw… as my primary tool for making bandsaw boxes, this is the center of my “shopR...

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