Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'mahogany'

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Getting serious about dovetails #2: Second attempt

09-11-2021 04:08 PM by controlfreak | 4 comments »

Well I made all the boards the same thickness and proceeded with layout. I was determined to identify the faces and letter the joining pieces to avoid making any mistakes. I woke up at 3:00 AM and after laying awake for an hour decided to hit the shop at 4:00 AM. There is a positive to having a shop in an outbuilding separate from the house. Started marking the pin board and ended up with the tail board being face in, argh. Because I am into using knife walls (channeling Paul Sellers) I had...

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Getting serious about dovetails #1: The starting error

09-09-2021 05:18 PM by controlfreak | 8 comments »

I decided that I want to make a “Traveling Joiners Tool Box” with Paul Sellers as my guide. I have enough old Cherry to use but decided I would use some reclaimed Mahogany to make a box as practice first. Good thing I did. I wanted to do this without the training wheels on (magnetic guide blocks). all seemed to be going well but I made an error when laying out the depth of my pin board. I must have made the error in not taking off the depth from the corresponding board correct...

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Fordson Super Dexta #1: Rear wheels and tyres.

07-27-2021 05:15 AM by Pjonesy | 5 comments »

Most of us modellers really want our wheels to be as round and accurate as possible so when you show them off the model tracks straight without bucking up and down.When making almost any tractor tyre I start by marking it out then boring a 1/4’ hole in the middle. Then I cut the outside circle first on my circle cutting jig on the band saw. Next using a sliding table jig with a 1/4’ dowel on my disc sander, the outer edges of all similar sized wheels can be sanded very accurately ...

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Hi I would like to introduce myself

03-18-2021 11:55 AM by MarvelWoods | 7 comments »

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I am excited to join this forum. Besides my “about me” section of my profile I would like to see how of help to anyone who may be interested in the exotic woods that I have. As well as any questions that may arise about wood preparation. I own a top of the line vacuum wood kiln that was developed by Den Socling from PCS Vacuum Kilns. This has given much information about what it takes to dry wood in a heavily controlled environment and so forth. Don’t h...

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Grapes & Vines, Carving & Marquetry #2: Table Legs Turned on the Lathe

03-13-2021 08:56 PM by Dennis Zongker | 6 comments »

Here is a drawing and some step pictures on how to duplicate 3 elegant back legs to a hallway table that I am making. The table and legs will be made out of genuine mahogany which is a perfect wood for making furniture, carving, and turning, etc. Thank you for looking!

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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 | 3 comments »

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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