Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'carving tool'

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Chippendale Style Chairs #1: Making Cabriole Legs

05-07-2022 11:06 PM by Dennis Zongker | 12 comments »

I’m making two Chippendale style side chairs, to go with the hallway table that I have already designed and made. The design of these chairs are similar in style with the same grape & leaf carvings with scrolls. Both the chairs and hallway table are made out of American black walnut. I’ve been working on the Back splat and crest rail, it sure is a lot of fun and a challenge so far. Thank you for looking and happy woodworking! Gluing up the four legs. Jointing the...

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Plans #3: The Winfield Collection - Rainy Day Bear

03-29-2022 09:04 PM by GaryCN | 2 comments »

Not one of my usualprojects but fun, 2 days of 4-5 hours. Plan was very good. BBEAR10 $9.95. I still need to add a base and paint it. A former co-worker suggested it.

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Keepsake Box with rounded sides #7: A crash, a recovery, hinges installed...

01-31-2022 04:22 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Trying to get to the end of Episode #4, and MAYBE a start on Episode #5….While I did have that dado opened up for the divider..There was still some hand plane work to do…Still had some high spots..was planing those down..when the lid flipped off the bench (and me?) and hit the concrete floor 34” down….with predictable results…so… Re-glue the lid back together, and even squared it up, too….Took out my frustrations on a pair of chisels… Shar...

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A Table for the Gazebo #5: Mortises, two ways

05-21-2021 07:03 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Well, I was going to do Olde School and chisel/chop them out.. Was taking way too long…Thought there MIGHT be a quicker way….Seems the tenons are 3/8” thick….hmmm I do have a decently sharp 3/8” Forstner bit….I’d still have to lay out the mortises the same way….then clean the mortise out with a chisel.. Seemed to go a little quicker… about 3 this way, to 1 the other way….able to get a few dry fits, too… Even t...

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Making Axdes and axes at home #1: Blacksmith tools

04-11-2021 01:03 PM by RJaltman18 | 0 comments »

I just recently harvested hickory and dog wood for my tooling handles. I’m letting the wood dry now untouched. My next steps are to make my anvils out of A11 steel which when I researched is harder than any of the anvils they use today and better than some of the older anvils. I’m looking for tips, advice, and techniques on a blacksmith table. I have wood and metal to use. This table will double over as a woodworking table and the shop itself will be made outside so I have ventilation. Any su...

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Outdoor Table Top finishing

02-09-2021 12:51 AM by Beachware | 0 comments »

I am carving a design into a flat table top , to be used outdoors at sub zero temperatures. I was told that you cannot protect it with an epoxy resin finish in outdoor conditions. What are my other options to seal the carved grooves outside ?

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bench vise for carving. #1: Carving ideas

11-29-2020 03:13 PM by celticbikers | 1 comment »

I’m looking for the plans to make a benchtop or freestanding type of Benchtop Carving Standthat Jim65 made.

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One More Guitar #9: Gluing on the soundboard and prepping the back.

11-01-2020 03:34 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

The braced soundboard is mounted onto the guitar sides in this video. The back is also prepped with braces, getting ready to enclose the sound chamber. The video is here or click the following window.

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One More Guitar #8: Shaping the Neck

10-28-2020 02:43 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 2 comments »

Here I finally take the neck I glued up in an earlier episode and shape it with drawknife, rasp and sanding. This is part 8 of the making of a guitar after a 44 year hiatus from from having made them long ago in my youth. It is as I learned it in Camden, Maine from Luthier Nikos Apallonio in the mid 70’s. The process uses only ordinary shop tools and simple homemade jigs. The video:

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One More Guitar #5: The rosette: made and inlaid in the guitar top

10-16-2020 10:27 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

The past couple of days I fashioned a sound hole rosette and inlayed it into the top. A short Video of it here, or click the picture

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