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Simple Writing Desk #2: Inlay - more of the same

04-22-2012 06:36 PM by Rick | 1 comment »

The bow tie layout for the outside of the apron is done. I also laid out for dovetail keys in the corner of the table top and cut the ebony to be used for the inlay. I used a router with a 1/8” bit to hog out the bulk. The lighting in my shop is ok, but not ideal. I used this cap from Lowes with LED lights in the bill to give me almost “line-of-sight” lighting to the router bit. I switched to a 1/16” bit to get as much of the corners as I could, then clea...

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Intarsia Basics #3: Let’s Do Some Cutting!

04-19-2012 02:25 AM by KoryK | 9 comments »

Thanks for joining us for the third installment of “Intarsia Basics” and this is where it starts to get really fun. Cutting out the pattern is one of the best parts of doing this kind of art. It takes a little practice to get used to using your saw. You can look up some practice patterns or just make some zig zags, loop the loops, straight lines, gentle curves, and circles on a piece of paper and glue to a practice board. Cut out some of these and you will start getting used to the “feel ...

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Jewelry Cabinet #4: Final pieces, assembly and finish.

04-13-2012 04:06 AM by Devin | 4 comments »

Well, about 330 days ago I wrote something about being finished this piece in another 4 weeks. That didn’t happen, but in my defence I did get other pieces done in that time, I just kept getting pulled away from this jewelry cabinet. The work left on this piece was not big, but very finicky and detailed, which is likely why I kept finding it hard to get traction. I made the three drawers for the bottom section before moving onto the more intricate boxes that sit on the cabinet. ...

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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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not so Koshuo Bench #1: Bench

03-05-2012 08:52 PM by AKSteve | 0 comments »

03/05/2012 -I found this Bench on the Internet that really interested me. So I decided to Make it. I got some Curly Maple for the Seat and some Jatoba for the legs and beams. I started on it last week and got the Maple seat glue up, its 14 inches wide and 50 inches long. I plane it 3/4 inch, it is such beautiful wood. Next I plane the beams to the same thickness, they started out as 15/16’s and what I didn’t realize was when I went to make the Tenon, I sized it to 3/8’s not ...

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Pennsylvania Spice Box for Mom #2: Dovetails - Purists please look away

02-20-2012 01:59 AM by SPHinTampa | 2 comments »

Last session, I managed to rough cut, mill and prep most of the project parts. This session, I finished gluing up the dividers and cutting the carcase joinery. The divider portion of the project isn’t going to upset anyone so I will walk thru that first. My intention is to create curly maple interior rather than the veneered approach used in the FWW article. In addition, I am going to use plywood in the interior except for curly maple fronts. First step is take some of the 1/4&...

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Building an Acoustic Guitar #1: Building an Acoustic Guitar

02-05-2012 09:31 PM by Patrick Jaromin | 10 comments »

I’ve been rather busy with life the last couple years, but I’m finally back in the shop and up to no good again! Here’s what I’m up to for anyone who’s interested… A few years back I was conversing with a co-worker and fellow guitar player. Aware I was an amateur woodworker, he suggested I build a guitar. “Luthiery requires special tools and skills…training. Naw, I couldn’t do that,” I said. Google search. Fast forward to la...

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Aquarium Stand - Build #2

12-13-2011 06:48 PM by horky | 1 comment »

OK, lots done since posting Build #1 ..completed assembly of the skeleton/structure complete with the painted black top Moved onto making the walnut skin … made the thin pieces for the bent wood laminations glued them up routed grooves for the end panels dry fit the end panels before doing the veneer work routed slots for the concealed hinges fit the curved door rails routed grooves in curved door rails dry fit the skin and doors, again before starting the veneer wor...

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Jewelry Cabinet #3: First Stage Glue up complete

06-12-2011 11:28 AM by Devin | 1 comment »

Well…that took a lot longer than I expected. You’d think by now I’d remember that milling the lumber and cutting the joinery is only about the first 25% of the job. The bulk of the effort follows as you make the final adjustments, the final shaping, fine tune the details and then actually sand all the parts, glue up and sand again (and then repair the 6 dings/dents that somehow found their way onto my finished work, thank god for wet rags and irons). And I still have to p...

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Birthday presents #1: The wood

03-12-2011 07:00 AM by Mike | 0 comments »

My last cutting board project was a lot of fun but it didn’t come out perfectly because I struggled to get my wood stock to a plane & uniform thickness. Well I’ve purchased a planer and it’s time to put it to the test! I picked up some walnut, curly maple, and ash today and they ranged from slightly under 1” thickness to about 1 1/8” thickness. I planed them down to 3/4” thickness and it came out great. So now I’m going to try to make 2 more cutti...

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