Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'oak'

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The Best of 'Wood Art" #4: "Evolution and 'Wood Art' in the Process" --by RusticWoodArt

11-14-2007 02:52 PM by frank | 3 comments »

Evolution and ‘Wood Art’ in the Process ”Show me an artist, who has not had to hack his own way through the cluttered groundwork of those who came before and I will show you one who does not know yet their beginning to ending.” ....and so I’m taking some time out, to write some more notes and thoughts here, as I sift through those cascading files within my mind, looking for ‘original idea’….for the ”Upcoming Awards Event” Category: Not...

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The Best of 'Wood Art" #3: 'Argaz --by RusticWoodArt

11-12-2007 04:28 PM by frank | 4 comments »

’Argaz Well here you have it….’Argaz (box), not just any box, but the starting of an ‘argaz….and so my Hebrew comes forth in the creating of this wooden piece of coffered ‘wood art’. Where does one start, when one goes for an idea to create and what is the process of gathering a design of images, that have been running freely throughout the airspace of the universe, since before even Abraham was told to number the stars in the heavens? And so I ...

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Trinket/Shadow Box (Iraq Display) #2: The Hinges

11-09-2007 05:22 AM by Sgt_Lobo | 5 comments »

Well, yesterday I decided to mortise my box to accept the hinges. I don’t have a jig for this, but since they are very small hinges I decided to free hand them with the router and a straight bit. I practiced a couple of times on a piece of scrap and got the depth perfect, then I made my cuts on the box and they turned out great! Next I decided to connect the lid and the box with the hinges and here is where the problems started… My original plan was to connect the lid to the...

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Trinket/Shadow Box (Iraq Display) #1: One of the main reasons I joined LJ...

11-06-2007 05:45 AM by Sgt_Lobo | 17 comments »

Well, here it goes…the long story. On my last tour to Iraq I was stationed at Balad AB, the largest FOB (Forward Operating Base) in the AOR (Area of Responsibility). I was in charge of a 110 person security team known as the FPs (Force Protection). To make a long military story short (since this is a woodworking site, not a military site), my team was responsible for the security of the entire base both inside and outside the wire, and a lot of stuff happened that made us a very tigh...

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"Screeching Laughter of Owly Woods" --by RusticWoodArt

11-03-2007 01:25 PM by frank | 4 comments »

Screeching Laughter of Owly Wood ....wherefore comes this walking waunderer of zenith’s quest, with feet planted firmly bearing azimuth’s best, north was my starting till i touched 90 degree at east, and then i finished by coming full circle with accumulated zest…. —-if i should ever stop, in this well-full driven purpose of eating frenzy, as to what i have be-come, then pay no-attention to what i might have been, and know that for sure my spirit has taken flight...

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SketchUp Challenge - A Month Late

11-03-2007 12:57 AM by cheller | 7 comments »

I’m really late with this. August and September were very busy months, mostly related to upheaval at work. In the insanity I had trouble deciding on an inspiration and even more trouble finding the time and energy to focus on learning SketchUp. About a week before the deadline I finally came up with an inspiration. But despite my best efforts I couldn’t get it together to submit on time. The final straw was primarily mental (no wise cracks, please). I really didn’t wan...

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Video Journey - Oak Dovetailed Blanket Chest

04-08-2007 04:01 AM by John Nixon | 13 comments »

I recently finished a dovetailed blanket chest as a wedding gift for my good friend. I think it came out pretty nice. I was able to get it into his house while he was away on his honeymoon. He and his new bride really loved it! It’s a great feeling knowing that they will have this gift and cherish it forever. I made a video about the entire process.Here’s a link to the video. Check it out, and leave a comment telling me what you think:

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"Hand Planning of In-Grained Wood" --by RusticWoodArt

10-24-2007 01:11 PM by frank | 2 comments »

Hand Planning of In-Grained Wood ....out in this walk of life, i have tapped the shoulder of my many other’s, where were it not for dreamers of more, i should have given up my presence long of yes-ter-year’s…. —-”enter not the dwelling of caged minds seeking harmony”, was the voice that spoke to me from ages of yore, for in the duty of a soul that comes upon the dark night, there is a light for culler’s of the reapers who strive their spiritR...

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A Beginner's Progress #5: Starting the Final Assembly

09-29-2007 01:58 AM by jstewart | 0 comments »

I’ve finally started the final assembly on the basic nightstand I’m building. I’ve glued up both of the sides and put them in clamps to dry for the night. Tomorrow I’ll put the other apron boards in as well as the bottom shelf. Then It’s just some finishing work. I’m still trying to decide what type of finish to use. I like to keep wood looking its natural color, so I might not use any stain at all.

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First Commissioned Piece #5: Finished but not finished...

09-27-2007 05:56 AM by Ethan Sincox | 4 comments »

Finished but not finished? What does that mean? It means I spent some time this evening applying two coats of garnet shellac and then rubbing out the finish with Renaissance wax and steel wool, but I’m not done with the interior divider, so the box isn’t finished! But I thought I’d throw up a couple of pictures to show you the progress so far. Oh, the red jasper cab is not glued into the lid yet, but the fit is so tight I don’t have to worry about it falling ou...

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