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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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2X4 Winter Contest #1: The beginning

01-07-2008 04:16 AM by Jamie | 4 comments »

Well, I started working on my 2×4 project today. Last weekend I picked up a bunch of 2×4’s at Lowes to construct a new lumber rack, with 1 to spare for the contest. I was a little afraid that one 2×4 wouldn’t be enough to complete the project, but it looks like I will have a few scraps left. I cut some of the pieces today, 4 – 18” long pieces have been jointed and edge-glued together to form one plank (needed it to be a little longer than what is r...

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New to the hobby, a look inside the beginners mind. #1: the first few tools in the shop

01-05-2008 11:58 PM by Jason Wheeler | 6 comments »

I have to say setting up a wood shop is just as much work and cash, if not more, then setting up a steel shop. Luckily a few of the steel tools are useful and will come in handy to the wood shop. I have also a few tools from a set of cedar drafting drawers I built oh, 5 years back. It was a one time thing and at the time living in an apartment, dust was every where. All I really had was a Dewalt biscuit joiner and a random orbital sander, that was it. A pic of the cedar drawers, mmmm they ...

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Why I Don't Build "Mission"; Showing Support for the Studio Furniture Movement

12-31-2007 05:04 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 8 comments »

- – - – - – - – - – - – - – -——- – - – - – - -—- – - – -——- ——- – -—— -—- – - – - – - – —- – - – - – - – - – -— Mission vs. Arts & Crafts, What’s the Difference?: Recently, I posted a project here called an “Arts & Crafts Entry Table”. here is the l...

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Greene inspired Night Stand #1: Time to start the execution phase

12-24-2007 07:31 PM by ChicoWoodnut | 6 comments »

Well I think I am finally done with the design of this piece. I made a change last night which is actually a regression to an earlier model. I like this change. I have reversed the rails and stiles on the door construction making the stiles be the horizontal member. I read an entry on this site the other day regarding this technique. Sorry I can’t remember who to credit it to. Anyway, Here are two jpeg exports to compare. I think the new arrangement gives the table a low and wide...

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Tip for putting sawdust to good use. (make firestarters!)

12-03-2007 04:56 PM by itsme_timd | 7 comments »

Hi All, Here’s a tip to use the sawdust that you accumulate. It has to be mostly ‘pure’ sawdust for this project. My wife makes candles and after pouring batches she has some leftover wax – usually colored and scented. We toss all that together and when it gets to be a decent amount we can make our own firestarters. It’s prettty simple and there are naturally variations. But essentially you melt the wax and add sawdust until you get a sludge consist...

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Posted some projects.

12-03-2007 07:39 AM by itsme_timd | 2 comments »

Hi All, I posted some details and pics of my workshop today as well as some projects. I completed my first project recently – a headbaord for our guest bedroom. I’ve made some picture frames and working on a more ‘deluxe’ picture frame now. I’m going to need to jump in and look for some answers soon, the questions are starting to pile up!.

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Wood carving

12-02-2007 08:18 PM by Robert Smith | 4 comments »

I Guess i am more of a production carver.I have been wood carving for 25 year’s.I do a lot of special order’s. I dont enter many contest,but a couple of year’s ago I won Grand Master at the Harlan Ky Festival Mountain Master’s. I am a member of the National Wood Carvers Asso. and Round the Mountain Southwest Va Artisan Guild. I am a cancer survivor, i have 2 Fantastic Grandson’s. when time allows my Wife and I enjoy rideing our motorcycle .( we wish we could do ...

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