Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'arts and crafts'

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clock #2: gift

03-09-2008 02:12 PM by shiney5757 | 7 comments »

If you noticed my garden bench project,at the same time i was asked to make a gift for the person who was opening the local cottages,and i made this Look at that smilethis is me presenting our deputy first minister martin mcguinness with the gift for opening the local cottages

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Samples of crafts my wife and I also do

03-05-2008 06:05 PM by Toolz | 8 comments »

I thought I’d share some of the other things my wife and I make in addition to woodworking. My wife does Intarsia and pyrography (wood burning) and I also do leather work and small carvings Laura’s Bass Laura’s Pelican Laura’s Wolf Celtic Belt Purse with detachable shoulder strap Celtic Belt Case Seahorse Handbag Little Priest Friendship Cane Segment (front) Little Priest side view

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Shamrock shaped box! #1: A wee bit of a taste of this box!

02-29-2008 07:44 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 16 comments »

You may not know it, but my little wife, (”Bairbre”), that’s Irish for Barbara. She has a wee bit of Irish in her blood. But I think her heart is 100% Irish. You all must have seen the, Click here> Irish Claddagh, I carved for her. Now I’ve decided to make her a Shamrock shaped box, for this years St. Patrick’s day. The finished dimensions are: 7 1/2” High x 7” Wide x 4 Deep. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I...

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The ambitious workshop #1: Building a new workshop

02-12-2008 07:20 PM by bong | 3 comments »

This year I am building two workshops, one is total 1500sqft and the other is approx.30,000sqft.the small workshop i decided to establish as for small scale decorating facilities, right now I change all electrical wiring into 3phase, and will install brandnew machines,like 4’x10’ hot press, 7-combine machine, moulder,radial saw, surface and thichness, band saw, lathe, post and milling, veneer stitching and compressor. But biggest mix conventional machines and CNC automated machine...

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Hall Table #1: A little catch up

02-09-2008 01:30 AM by shawnseanderson | 0 comments »

I thought that I would take a little time to show how we went about the construction of the hall table. This project is currently in the final stages but I can backtrack a little for the sake of discussion. Check back a little later and I will update with some pictures. We started the table off at the lumber store. (almost my favorite place to be) We spent a good deal of time trying to decide what wood that we wanted to use and finally settled on Mahogany. We had some concern about the col...

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The Ancient China frame - How I did it.

02-01-2008 05:09 PM by grovemadman | 3 comments »

The frame is easy to make out of pine, fir or any soft wood. We want to make it look precision yet old at the same time. The hardest part is convincing the sun to age your project for you 2000 years in about a few days time. The sun owed me for a few sunburns soooo… Just kidding, we’ll get to the aging part later.I remembered a frame I had seen at the museum in grade school. I jumped in my truck that weekend and went to the museum to look at ancient lacquered furniture. I took not...

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Greene inspired Night Stand #3: Cutting up boards

01-29-2008 05:38 AM by ChicoWoodnut | 11 comments »

I bought 35 bd ft of Hondo Mahogany. It’s been stickered for about a week. I cut it all up and now it’s ready for the next phase. Knife hinges are on order and some ebony from e-bay. I’ll let it all sit till the weekend and keep my fingers crossed that none of the sticks will warp. I have been planning this way too long. Here are all the boards. They are about 11” wide. There is an 8/4 piece in the forground. Here are all the sticks and a rare sh...

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The Craftsman's Path #24: Thomas Pafk Lecture

01-27-2008 05:27 AM by Mark Mazzo | 0 comments »

I had the opportunity to listen to a lecture by Thomas Pafk – a Roycroft Master Artisan about his work and methods of construction. His work is made unique buy his use of veneers in its design and construction. I wrote about the tlk in this post on my blog. Thanks for readng!

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Mission Inspired Couch Table #1: Starting my first 'big' project...

01-22-2008 07:09 PM by itsme_timd | 6 comments »

I love Mission style furniture and am working on my first piece, a couch table that will be used as an aquarium stand. I’m trying to take my time with this one, it gets worked on a little at a time in between some of my smaller projects. The table is red oak from HD. I don’t have a planer yet so I needed to buy lumber that was close to size and fairly finished. I want to try somethung in quarter sawn white oak next. I just finished one side of the table and wanted to post...

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Transforming a Kitchen Cookbook Nook

01-07-2008 06:41 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 15 comments »

I have a client that lives close to me, and we have had a lot of fun designing and building things for their home. They sort of “pushed” me into quitting my day job by offering a long term commission to transform their home with functional-art pieces one at a time, according to an overall game plan. They had a general idea of what they wanted, but needed someone to turn the dream into wood. They were willing to adapt their ideas to mine, and vice versa, and I have really appr...

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