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Which WELCOME tile looks best in the Quartersawn White OAK FRAME ?

11-21-2008 06:50 AM by Dan'um Style | 21 comments »

Inprocess photos … two tiles to choose from. frame is 4/4 quartersawn white oak. dyed, stained and seedlac … still needs a little work. Which tile looks best in the frame ? Photos are taken in my shop, on my table saw, covered with a burlap furniture blanket, under a 48 inch fluorescent light. just because …. here is a set of experimental “elephant skin” tiles … 11 22 2008 Went with the darker one …. B

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Baby Rattles #3: Just about there...

11-10-2008 07:30 PM by Alan | 2 comments »

As far as making something and having it turned out like I envisioned it this rattle is the closest: Red Oak and Poplar and filled with dried beans, 5.5 inches long and 3/4 of an inch in diameter at the handle. Finished with mineral oil.

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WHICH ONE IS THE BEST

10-22-2008 01:34 AM by Dan'um Style | 26 comments »

Hey Lumberjocks I ran a test run of tiles. All finished the same way with the exception of background color.All are fired stoneware clay handpressed into a plaster mold made from one of my wood carvings. 10 backgrounds with a wash of bronze finish … see my 100 pounds of clay blog to see the brand. These are unique in that the bronze finish is patinated using “liver of sulphur” to a dark brown.. Topcoat is a matt laqcuer to lock in the patina. My question is which...

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Which One Would You Keep

10-19-2008 04:36 AM by Grumpy | 30 comments »

Here are a few Christmas/birthday presents just completed.The dilema is which one would you keep for yourself (if any)please let me know what you thinkYou can pass your vote 1 to 10 or 11 if you would not keep any.The wood is all from Australian eucalypt burls. Pens are either blackwood, myrtle or camphor laurel. The bases are either blackwood or myrtle.The finish is wipe on poly on pens & bases. Number 1Myrtle Number 2Myrtle Number 3Myrtle Number 4Myrtle Number 5Myrtle ...

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Dinosaurs & Dragons #3: Aaaaaand the latest versions - In Color!

10-19-2008 02:43 AM by Alan | 1 comment »

So I have re worked the designs on a few of them and I am almost there with them to start making them en-mass for sales and gifts. Need a bit more space around the legs and wings for painting. He is make out of red oak and I wanted him left natural. But this was my forst experience with making one of these toys with a hard wood and the belt sander scorced the poor thing. Need to work on my technique I guess as that isn’t an issue with the pine guys below. I use milk paints on...

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Refinishing a Dining Room Table

10-17-2008 09:52 PM by Olaf Gradin | 2 comments »

Oddly, I have lived for the last couple of years or more without a dining room table. We have utilized a fold-out picnic table for the purpose of this necessity, though we rarely eat at home anyway (anyone want to have us over for dinner?). We used to have a dining room table. We bought an excellent bargain at an antique sale – it was an old-ish appearing oaken table about 6 feet long and 2 feet wide. It had some very heavy, solid members of 8/4 stock – presumably White Oak....

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Sketchup - I'm glad I took the time to learn it.

10-16-2008 09:25 PM by pashley | 17 comments »

I admit, I had a heck of a time when I first started with Sketchup; I was not getting it – and I have been working with software for 20 years. But I saw the value in Sketchup. I could create my own WW plans, and manipulate them like crazy to make sure everything fit, and that particular woods and finishes would look good together – before ever cutting a single piece of wood. I bought a “for Dummies” book, and watched some YouTube videos; I tried playing with it o...

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Woodwork Joints

10-16-2008 09:07 PM by CloneZero | 3 comments »

Woodwork Joints : Where wood meets wood to stick! If you need to connect two pieces of wood, this blog is an excellent resource. Lot’s of useful and clear illustrations too. Table of ContentsDOVETAIL GROOVING JOINTS FOR CURVED WORK MISCELLANEOUS JOINTS PUZZLE JOINTS SHUTTING JOINTS THE BRIDLE JOINT THE DOVETAIL JOINT THE DOWELLING JOINT THE GLUED JOINT THE HALVED JOINT THE HINGED JOINT THE MITRED JOINT THE MORTISE AND TENON JOINTTHE SCARF JOINT THE TONGUED AND GROOVED JOINT

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Woodwork Joints

10-16-2008 08:56 PM by CloneZero | 0 comments »

Woodwork Joints : Where wood meets wood to stick! If you need to connect two pieces of wood, this blog is an excellent resource. Lot’s of useful and clear illustrations too. Table of ContentsDOVETAIL GROOVING JOINTS FOR CURVED WORK MISCELLANEOUS JOINTS PUZZLE JOINTS SHUTTING JOINTS THE BRIDLE JOINT THE DOVETAIL JOINT THE DOWELLING JOINT THE GLUED JOINT THE HALVED JOINT THE HINGED JOINT THE MITRED JOINT THE MORTISE AND TENON JOINTTHE SCARF JOINT THE TONGUED AND GROOVED JOINT

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Quartersawn oak frames and Sandzen and Scarab stoneware tiles

10-05-2008 07:03 AM by Dan'um Style | 11 comments »

In process photos of oak frames and tiles I’m working on this weekend. 10 5 2008 The texture on the back of the scarab is made with ground glass impregnated into the wet clay and then fired to around 2000 degrees. finished scarab with bronzed finish. ...

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