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Uncharted Territory... My First Inlay & How I Did It

12-03-2010 03:47 PM by Maveric777 | 39 comments »

Well, I been hanging around here at Lumber Jocks for going on a year now. I have learned so much from so many, and can honestly say I owe a lot of what I know today to the sharing of knowledge here. So after attempting my latest “Exploration” into the wild world of woodworking I figured this would be a good a time as any for me to pass along a little blog on how I did my “Dreaded Inlays” ..... Long story short, I was hit up by a coworker asking me if I could build h...

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Curly Maple from Home Depot

10-06-2009 02:53 AM by McLeanVA | 29 comments »

Alas, it IS possible to find figured maple at the big box stores. Ran over to HD during a lunch break last week for some lawn stuff and “figured” I’d try my luck on finding a diamond in the rough I hear often enough on LJs. Well, all be darned if I didn’t run across an 11ft piece of some curly maple. Just glad I was there to rescue it from being abused by a weekend warrior who may have used it to support a deck or something. I think I may have a new lunch hobby.

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Houndstooth Dovetails

11-30-2008 03:23 PM by Woodhacker | 27 comments »

Houndstooth dovetails use varying sizes of tails (or varying sizes of pins…depending on your perspective). I’ve wanted to try them for quite a while now. This blog shows most of the process I’m currently going through. To get the effect it seems to me you need more tails/pins per corner than one would normally think about. In this case like a few of my other recent boxes posted, I’m using Caribbean rosewood and curly maple. Most often, (when you see them at all) these are done by alte...

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The Zen of Card Scraping

10-24-2009 06:21 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 25 comments »

I was making some veneer panels in the shop. I had resawn the lumber, matched the grain, and glued up the 1/8” thick pieces. After all this I had to scrape the excess glue from the joint in the middle of the panel. Outside was a cool but sunny autumn day here in Billings, MT. The double doors face south and I had them open. I started scraping the veneer panel glue joints and all you could hear was shhhhhhck, shhhhhhck, shhhhhck. The veneer panels are made of curly maple and th...

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A Story of Mountain Rifles, an Old Man, and a Boy

01-05-2014 01:04 AM by summerfi | 21 comments »

This is a story about muzzle loading “mountain” rifles, an old man, and a boy. One of the rifles is shown in these pictures. The old man was my grandfather. And the boy was me – many years ago. I come from an Appalachian Mountains heritage where, to say it gracefully, people weren’t wealthy. I learned at an early age that if I wanted something, there was usually no money to buy it, so I would have to make it myself. I made the rifle pictured here in 1967 when I was 18 years old. I’m no...

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Bookcase For Charity

06-25-2012 12:40 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 19 comments »

De’ja’ vu Last year I built a Shaker Bench for one of our favorite local charities. I was not going to make the deadline and Brian Havens flew out at a moment’s notice to help me build & deliver the bench just in time to be fashionably late rather than just late. (See blog entry here at LJ.) This year I started my project a couple of weeks early but things did not go as smoothly as I would have liked on the project nor my schedule. As a professional contractor my s...

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Radial Dovetail Box Construction

10-18-2008 11:15 PM by Woodhacker | 18 comments »

Some time ago I posted a blog about a dovetail joint I came up with. I call it the radial dovetail. It incorporates handcut dovetails, but rather than using the traditional 1:8 ratio for the dovetail angle for hardwood, each side of each tail varies and is drawn from a perspective point. Then the sides of the box were contoured to blend with the dovetail design. Here’s a picture of the nearly completed box. It is made of curly maple, Carribean rosewood, and hickory.I like to think of t...

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A Small Project for Rita (2 years in the making)

09-26-2009 06:41 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 18 comments »

Yeah, that’s right – 2 years… I plan on finishing this little cabinet up this weekend and I will post more details. The cabinet is made of black walnut and the drawers are made of curly ambrosia maple. This is a great combination. I started this project 2 years ago and I am finally going to cross it off the “unfinished projects” list. Today I got all the little drawers fitted and tomorrow I will cut the corners to add the contrasting keys. Then it wi...

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Intarsia Basics #2: Preparing Your Wood and Pattern for Cutting

04-11-2012 01:20 AM by KoryK | 18 comments »

Intro: Hello to all and welcome to the first installment of Intarsia Basics. Before we can start cutting we need to select the wood we want to use and get our pattern ready. Wood Choices: I prefer to start with stock that is one inch thick because that gives you a lot of depth that you can work with. It will require a little more sanding on some areas but it will help to give your piece a 3D look. It is your choice if you prefer to stain your wood to achieve the colors or use exot...

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2 Year Project Finally Complete

09-28-2009 05:47 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 17 comments »

Crossin’ it off the list! It was just a small project but one that I had neglected since December 2008 and since October 2007 before that. That was the original start date. Anyway, I finished it up today and Mama’s happy so everybody’s happy. I also reclaimed a little space that it was taking up in the shop. It is amazing how those little projects eat up space on the shelves. Exercise Discipline I should make a rule that once a project is started I can’t qu...

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