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Hot Hide Glue Experimentation #2: First Project with Hot Hide Glue

11-08-2016 03:03 PM by Lazyman | 2 comments »

So after getting setup with a hot plate and an antique glue pot, I decide to try making an entire project with HHG. The reason that I decided to explore HHG in the first place was to use it to apply some veneer to a shadow box mirror frame so I decide to use it for the assemply as well. The shadow box will be square (40”x40”) about 4” deep with a 31” round mirror. I decided to use some 1/2” plywood instead of 3/4 to keep the weight down. The back is recessed ...

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Mirror Frame #3: Mirror Fitted Backboard Added for Strength..

08-24-2016 08:55 PM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

Hand chisels were used to fit the 24” by 36” mirror into the rabbets I cut into the back of the frame. Fits… I decided to add 1/4” Baltic Birch plywood panel to the frame’s back in order to strengthen the frame. The mirror I bought was 1/4” thick and a bit heavy. I doubt the frame itself would have been strong enough to hold mirror. With the plywood panel screwed into the frame along with a cardboard backing between the panel and the mirror...

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Mirror Frame #2: Decided to Finish Before Assembly

08-22-2016 03:10 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

Today I sanded the parts thoroughly. The orbit sander worked well on the flat surfaces. For the coved curves I cut a 1 inch dowel the length of my sand paper. I started at 60 grit since my cherry burned a lot. Then I worked up to 150 grit. I applied natural Danish Oil to the cherry. ARM-R-Seal was ragged on the maple parts. I applied two coats to every part. I made sure not to touch within the grooves and the tongues. I will next glue and clamp these parts, but that will be work f...

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Mirror Frame #1: Grooves and Tongues...

08-21-2016 06:37 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

Finally, I am getting around to making this matching mirror frame for Kayln’s bedroom. This frame matches the eight drawer dresser and the two nightstands I made for her this past year and this last Spring. This frame, like the other pieces, are made from primarily hard maple and accents with cherry hardwood. Yesterday I milled the lumber and ripped them to length and widths. Today I finished cutting the grooves and then began cutting the tongues that will fit into those groove...

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Four New Projects to Start 2016 #3: Walnut of a Different Color?

01-15-2016 04:00 AM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

Yesterday I jointed and planed the new walnut board I had bought at MacBeath Hardwood,. After I squared off one end and had cut the boards to their maximum widths, I laid them on my workbench to sticker them. It was then when I laid this new board next to the older walnut I had in stock for about six months that I noticed quite a difference in color and texture or grain. Can You See the Difference in Color In These Walnut Boards? The newest boards and darkest are the two on the outer edges...

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Four New Projects to Start 2016 #1: Milling Rough Sawn Lumber for Three of These Projects

01-13-2016 06:47 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

What can I say? I am either a multi-tasker or I have ADD syndrome where I cannot concentrate on one thing. However, in my application development days I was able to work on things for hours and days on end. Why should I do that now? I am retired. As stated in a previous blog about my small workbench, I have plan for projects to start 2016. First, I am going to make a copy of Steve Latta’s Miniature Bench. Having that completed first should help me with the other project build...

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My Small Workbench

01-10-2016 06:26 PM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

In early 2013 I was exploring what hobby I would enjoy during my retirement. MY SEARCH FOR A FULFILLING HOBBY Model RC planes and computer games like PS3, XBox were studied some. Then I recalled how much I enjoyed working as a carpenter for my Uncle Henry when I was a teenager. He hired many of his nephews, my cousins during our summer breaks from high school. It was fun and very satisfying because you could see at the end of each day what you had accomplished. It brought a lot of gr...

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Mirror Inlay

09-24-2012 03:52 AM by pintodeluxe | 4 comments »

Here is my process for cutting the inlay shown on Glen Huey’s mirror frame. First I used a 2-1/8” forstner bit to cut a hole for the template. The template is made from 1/4” mdf core plywood, and a couple 2” wide strips of mdf on the underside. The underside of the jig is shown here. The mdf strips trap the 3-1/2” workpiece, and center the hole. My walnut stock was less than 3-1/2” wide, so I wedged it in place. Here is the jig and the route...

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Mirror Frame #1: Narra/Kamagong mirror frame

01-01-2011 05:38 AM by Bill Davis | 8 comments »

Making a mirror frame for Heather’s office at Brent. Here’s her sketchup. A shot of the assembly before finish. Here’s the Narra outer frame with first coat of lacquer applied. Here is the finished outer frame. It is a work still in process. Will try to get up a finished picture soon.

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Mirror frame of Narra and Kamagong

12-20-2010 12:38 AM by Bill Davis | 7 comments »

The main frame is of 3” wide Narra. The corners are mitered lap joints for strength as the mirror glass itself weighs over 40 lbs. The ‘outer’ frame is notched to accept a 1” wide by 1/2” Kamagong (Ebony) inner frame for decorative accent. The Kamagong inner frame has lap joints and fits together this way. And here’s the sketch-up drawing

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