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Craftsman Open Panel Shelf #3: My day off.

10-02-2008 07:08 PM by depictureboy | 0 comments »

Well last week I was on-call at work and it was a hell week. So I got to take a full day off as a comp day. YAY!! So I have the stiles and rails cut as well as the shelves(though they aren’t cut to finished length yet.) Today I focused on notching the stiles as needed and constructing the frames. Having gone through this process now, I have some thoughts to share with those who may be interested in trying this out themselves. 1. Lay out your stiles and rails and figure out whic...

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Handmade Portraits #1: Handmade Portraits: Wood Mosaics

09-26-2008 07:40 PM by Etsy | 4 comments »

Robin and Kathy Tucker of woodmosaics stopped working in town back in 1986. After Robin’s intricate wood-inlayed work was featured in The Best of Missouri Hands catalog and commissioned by Ralston Purina, they were on their way to full time crafting. Influenced by Amish quilt patterns, Robin’s excellent woodworking uses exotic natural woods that range from Satinwood from Sri Lanka to Purpleheart from Central and South America. All of the wood is completely natural, with only a cle...

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italian commode

09-26-2008 07:34 PM by pedrorc | 5 comments »

This comode is from 18th century and is made (the structure) in lime wood. The marquetry work is made in rose wood, box wood, mahogany from Honduras, walnut and satin wood. The finish was made with shellac.

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Making Realistic Flowers on a Lathe

09-14-2008 04:52 PM by Sir_Robert | 6 comments »

Jocks, Check out this demo on youtube: The fellow has an old treddle lathe that spins about 200 rpm. He creates these spectacular wooden flowers out of 1/2-inch diameter hazelnut sun shoots. Unfortunately in my neck of the woods (southeastern Michigan) hazelnuts are not common, so I’m in the process of drying out some lilac shoots instead. I’ll report on success or lack thereof in a few months. If you are in a...

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My Interior Projects and Artistic Creations

09-14-2008 12:12 AM by mindseye | 12 comments »

A music video of some of my past projects. The projects range from painted floors to a home bar with a built in waterfall. Some other projects include: water walls, fountains, foil finishes, faux finishes, leafing, gilding furniture projects and a faux copper ceiling. Please leave comments and let me know what you think:)

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Sweeping Juniper Coffee Table #6: Burled Top with Turquoise Inlay is finished

09-09-2008 01:12 AM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 0 comments »

Here is the other inlay table that we have been working on. This one is inlayed with turquoise from Arizona, the top is burled cottonwood, and the base is juniper, we had to add an extra leg for support. It was finished with Bullseye sealcoat and satin polyurethane. 18 1/2” tall 43” long and 24” at the widest points, the top is 2 1/2” thick.

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Craftsman Open Panel Shelf #1: Money is tight - Anniversary Present for the Wife

08-21-2008 08:12 PM by depictureboy | 12 comments »

Well with the help of several people in the forum I have figured out how to make a really cool shelving system for my wife. We have a bare wall in our living room that is just screaming for something cool…so using a catalog that I get ideas from I decided I am going to try and build this: The hard part about this was the ‘free floating shelves’. This is where all the great LJ people come in to really help….using their thoughts and some late night magnifying glas...

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Inspiration #1: Science Fiction Woodworking?

08-12-2008 08:32 PM by 12ftguru | 5 comments »

A friend of mine passed this on to me from a science fiction blog called It’s a brief article on a woodworker named Jahnna Y. Klukas. I popped over for a quick look at her site and spent the next 30 minutes saying “Oh my God.” over and over again. Her work is simply amazing. This is just one of the pieces called “Hall of the Mountain King” I think this has given me about a year’s worth of inspiration (and a really long wish list).

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Chainsaw Carver new to the site

08-04-2008 10:26 PM by CARVINGLIFEdotCom | 12 comments »

Hi All, I’m a new member here, so I figured I’d post a bit about myself. I’m a wood carver from New Jersey in the USA, and I’ve been carving full time for a little over 4 years. I have a small retail store where I sell my work, and I’m just now starting to explore selling my carvings online. A new project for me is starting up Carvinglife has been a dream of mine for a while, after so many people have asked “how do you do that wit...

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Dinosaurs & Dragons #2: Next Up...

08-04-2008 07:29 PM by Alan | 4 comments »

Set number two: I really like that t-rex. Also put together a couple of dragons: And my little dragon took right to them. I’m going to re-design the red dragon so the wings come off the body like the t-rex legs, I think that will give it more pop. The dragons are painted with milk based paints and the dinos are finished with salad bowl finish.

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