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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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Greene & Greene Thorsen Sideboard #8: Carcass Assembly

03-17-2020 10:02 PM by TungOil | 2 comments »

With all of the carcass components cut and sanded, I begin assembly of the case components. I do the glue-up in stages, working on sub-assemblies of the carcass one at a time. First I glue up each pair of front and back legs with the associated rails and panels. Once those four sub-assemblies are completed, I glue up the center (drawer) section, then finally add the outer (door) sections to complete the carcass. Before I begin the glue-up of the leg sub-assemblies, I cut the holes for...

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How I built a Nakashima inspired live edge coffee table

03-15-2020 06:10 PM by BenhamDesign | 0 comments »

This build was inspired by one of my favorite furniture designers, George Nakashima. It is a live edge walnut slab that is joined to a walnut base using through tenons.The base is assembled using a complex bridle joint. You can watch how I built it YouTube Video or read about it below Building a Live Edge Slab Coffee TableToday I’m building this Nakashima inspired walnut live edge table.Let’s get right into it, I’ve already milled and ripped the legs to their final dimensions, and...

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Greene & Greene Thorsen Sideboard #7: Cloud Lifts and Square Plugs

03-13-2020 04:52 PM by TungOil | 3 comments »

With my panel veneering completed, I move on to the detail work for the carcass. Most of the edges get a 1/8” round over, so I handle those on the router table. Most of the rounding work can be completed with a standard router bit, but the slots in the lower stretchers are too narrow for the pilot bearing on a standard bit. For those, I switch to a special bit with a very small pilot bearing, as seen in this image. The cloud lifts and slots on the lower stretchers require ...

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Greene & Greene Thorsen Sideboard #6: Veneering the Panels

12-30-2019 05:33 PM by TungOil | 12 comments »

With the majority of the joinery completed, I move on to making the veneered panels. I use a vacuum press to attach the 1/16” sapele veneer to the Baltic birch cores. The veneer is arranged in a book match pattern. To assure a tight fit between the veneers, I first pull them together with a stretchy blue tape on the back side. The elastic nature of the tape helps pull the joint tight. Once taped and tight, I flip the veneers over and apply a strip of veneer tape down the center o...

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Greene & Greene Thorsen Sideboard #5: Mortising

12-21-2019 02:48 AM by TungOil | 9 comments »

With the rough material preparation complete, I work on bringing the stock to final dimensions and cutting the mortises. I start by flattening one face of each part on the jointer, then square up one adjacent edge. The opposite face is planed parallel and then the part is cut to width on the table saw. To clean up any saw marks left by the table saw, I make a final pass on the jointer. This sideboard is like a 3D puzzle. I mark the parts carefully to be sure I keep them correctly ori...

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