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Building a Bent Lamination form, Staining Stone and wood

07-25-2019 03:26 PM by BenhamDesign | 5 comments »

I had several question come up after the original video was published, that I thought were good ones that also correspond with the video footage I had that didn’t make the original cut. So here is a little more information on how I stained and finished the stone, Stained and finished the Mahogany, and built the bent lamination form. Watch it on YouTube Video Recap Staining Stone, wood ,and Bent lamination – Behind the scenes of the stone bench build 7 or 8 months ago I built...

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Greene & Greene Thorsen Sideboard #1: Design work and upskilling

07-13-2019 03:25 AM by TungOil | 2 comments »

Now that my Thorsen inspired dining table and Gamble House inspired chairs are completed, it’s time to tackle the Thorsen sideboard. Those that have visited the Huntington Library’s Greene & Greene exhibit will probably be familiar with this magnificent piece. To my eye, the proportions of the original sideboard are perfect, I don’t see any need to modify the design. A search of the Greene & Greene archives at the USC Digital Library turned up the drawings for the Thorsen Ho...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #31: Final Wrap Up

04-21-2019 02:44 AM by TungOil | 4 comments »

Here are the project totals, for those that are interested. Board feet of Sapele used: 3154’ x 8’ sheets of 3/4” baltic birch plywood: 2Number of chair parts fabricated: 285Number of mortises: 720Number of floating tenons: 360Number of square ebony plugs: 405Number of ebony splines: 120Quarts of finish used: 10Hours to complete: 596 What worked well? I spent about 40 hours drawing templates in AutoCAD to be cut by CNC at the start of the project. I made som...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #30: Stain and Finish

04-20-2019 01:10 PM by TungOil | 9 comments »

With the slip seats out at the upholsterer, I focus on staining and finishing the chairs. First I set up my temporary spray booth, which consists of heavy plastic sheeting held up with zip wall poles. I cover the floor with kraft paper and mount a fan in the window to extract the overspray. I use a similar finish schedule on these chairs that I used for the dining table in my previous blog. First, two applications of General Finishes water borne dye stain are sprayed on. I quickly wi...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #29: Corner Bracing and Slip Seats

03-28-2019 12:17 AM by TungOil | 4 comments »

With the chair assembled , the next step is to fabricate and install the corner braces and slip seats. To get the miter angles accurate for the corner blocks, I use a Bora MiteriX angle duplicator. After measuring the angle, one side of the tool is removed to set the miter saw. The resulting angles make for a perfect fit. I add some glue and screw the blocks in place set so the top of the slip seat is flush with the top of the chair side rails. The slip seats are cut f...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #28: Chair Assembly

02-26-2019 04:16 AM by TungOil | 23 comments »

I do the chair glue up in several stages. First, I glue up the front legs and rail into one sub-assembly. Since the outside edge of the front leg is angled to match the side rail, I use wedges on my clamping pads to apply even clamping pressure. Next I glue up the back legs, rail, splats and crest rail into a second sub-assembly. There are twelve loose tenons to glue and seven parts to align. I have to work fast to get the back sub-assembly aligned and clamped up before the gl...

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Aircraft shaped plaque

02-18-2019 02:51 PM by Cat123 | 0 comments »

Looking to commission someone to carve a wood shaped aircraft (f18) so that I can get it engraved and decorated for a fellow marine!

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Wood stabilizing #6: Spalted elm and dyes

01-22-2019 01:35 AM by Dave Polaschek | 8 comments »

I did some more experimenting this weekend. First up was some spalted elm for the surprise swap. I think I’ve got some stuff I can use! Next some rotted oak. We were interested to see just how spongy the wood could be and still be worth stabilizing. I’m not sure it’s worth it, but I’m glad I tried it. Then some spalted sweetgum. This shows a lot of promise, and I’m going to need to get a bunch more of it, I think. And then the dyed wood. They are, top to bottom, left c...

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Building A Cuttaway Acoustic Guitar #3: Part 3: Kerfing, Bracing, and Gluing the Back

01-13-2019 11:17 PM by DMiller | 6 comments »

The guitar is coming along well; progress however, has been slow as I only have two afternoons each week to work on it. I am grateful for the time I do have though. Over the last three or so months I have been working on it, the kerfing, bracing, and back has went together. The kerfing definitely isn’t perfect, but I think it is a is good enough to do the job. I definitely learned a bit or two about making it- use straight grained wood, bend to fit BEFORE cutting each groove in i...

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Wood stabilizing #4: Second batch

12-24-2018 02:09 AM by Dave Polaschek | 2 comments »

I stabilized another batch of wood this weekend. It included: butternut, salt cedar, cherry, citrus, spalted elm, eucalyptus, hackberry, ipe, African mahogany, hard maple, spalted maple, white oak, pear, and walnut. I made a list, so I wouldn’t forget. Especially before sanding off the excess cactus juice, it can be hard to tell what’s what. And here they are: Butternut through ipe in the first photo, and ipe through walnut in the second. No huge surprises. Ipe remains ha...

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