Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'mahogany'

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Small Projects #35: Bill Press

01-10-2021 10:12 PM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

SWMBO ask for place to keep monies flat and orderly ahead of bank day. Had a chunk of purpleheart kicking around and made this box. Purpleheart cash keeper The box is 1/4” stock except for the weight which is full 15/16”. The full width stock was sanded to make the finger curve so both sides would be exact copies after resawing. I have about a 5/32” thick center cut with an odd semicircle cutout. The half moon grip was cut from a piece of scrap mahogany using my pla...

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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 #3: Gluing up the neck and back plates, prepping the mold

10-09-2020 10:15 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

The past couple of days I glued up the neck, glued the rosewood back plates, and prepped an old mold I had from long, long ago in a size and style I liked so I decided to use it again. The video Here.

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One More Guitar #1: Taking Inventory

10-02-2020 08:30 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 8 comments »

Long, long ago I used to make guitars. Forty years later I’m thinking, can I still to it? I break out the stuff I put into storage in my early twenties and see what I still have to work with getting ready for a winter pandemic, “one more guitar”, build.This video is the story of how I got here and my ‘guitar stuff’ from the late 70’s getting ready to build One More Guitar. Wish me luck. It’s been a long time..

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Greene & Greene Thorsen Sideboard #11: Drawer Fabrication

09-26-2020 01:22 PM by TungOil | 1 comment »

With the top completed, I move on to fabricating and installing the drawers. The drawers on this sideboard are 42” wide and quite deep. I elected to use commercial Blum full extension HD drawer slides and 5/8” thick hard maple for the drawer sides. Combined with a 1/2” baltic birch bottom the set up should be strong yet still work smoothly. I begin by preping some rough hard maple for the sides. Since the bottom drawer is is about 9-1/2” deep, which exceeds the...

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Greene & Greene Thorsen Sideboard #10: Constructing the Top

07-04-2020 03:11 PM by TungOil | 0 comments »

With the majority of the casework completed, I focus on construction of the top. The finished top consists of a 24-3/4” wide center panel with breadboard ends, along with the usual ebony plugs and splines. I begin by resawing a 13” wide, 78” long 8/4” sapele board into two 4/4 boards. After wrestling this piece of lumber through the bandsaw, I am rewarded with two nicely bookmatched boards. I also revealed an end check that will have to be cut off. I stack an...

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Journey into Woodturning #1: New turner and member... feedback welcome

06-30-2020 02:04 PM by MovingChips | 2 comments »

I’m starting my first ever blog! This is great. I am a new member to LumberJocks and I am a new wood tuner. I have always been a fan of turned wood and I final decided I would give it a shot. I found the most inexpensive lathe (under $200), just in case I didn’t like it. Bought a cheap set of starter tools and a face shield, what more do I need? Turns out, (pun intended) I like spinning wood. Let me step back a little though. Before I got started, I decided to wait for an opportunity...

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Repair a patch on polyurethane dining table

06-25-2020 02:03 PM by Tjbree | 1 comment »

Hi Guys,I m new to wood work.need your help how I can fix a patch on dining table. It has polyurethane finish. I tried using stain but it was always sticky(may be as there was some poly finish earlier) I tried polyshades . It looks like a patch .Not sure how can we make it bend with the finish. Here is a picture

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Greene & Greene Thorsen Sideboard #9: Bottom and Back Panels

04-01-2020 03:21 PM by TungOil | 5 comments »

With the carcass glued up, I now fit the back and bottom panels. These panels are sapele veneered Baltic birch, 3/4” cores for the case bottoms and 1/2” for the case back. Since the back of this piece will normally be against the wall and unseen, appearance is not as important as other parts of the project. I use inset back panels rather than rail and stile type panels to help simplify the construction. I begin by cutting a 3/8” rabbet around the back of the carcas...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #18: Squares, Squares and more Squares...

04-01-2020 12:55 AM by Bill Berklich | 3 comments »

OK, I’m not a galoot. I use hand tools to augment my power tools. While the quite whisper of a sharp plane on pine like the silent fall of heavy snow is wondrous, the screaming song of an 6 inch jointer and instant piles of wood shavings fits me better. That said I do like a well made tool. Earlier I rehandled a Two Cherries backsaw and honestly I like it better than my Veritas Dovetail saw – more on that later. It got me to thinking about other tools I could make. And then...

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