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First Commissioned Piece #4: Give a box a top...

09-26-2007 06:33 AM by Ethan Sincox | 2 comments »

Back in the shop this evening… I’ve made some headway on the box, with just a minor adjustment here and there. For starters, I took my (really cheap) flush cut saw and cut the miter keys flush to the sides of the box. One of these days, I’ll need to break down and pay the shipping for the flush cut Japanese saw Lee Valley has; in one of the last Woodworking Magazine issues, they reviewed flush cut saws and that one came out tops. But that shipping cost of $10 for a $22...

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First Commissioned Piece #3: Keyed miters

09-25-2007 06:22 AM by Ethan Sincox | 7 comments »

The box so far:- I’ve dimensioned the lumber and cut the miters- I cut the lid and bottom panels to size, cut rabbets into the lid, and glued suede cloth to the inside of the bottom panel and veneered a piece of white oak to the outside of the bottom panel- I inlaid the bog oak square and cut the oval for the red jasper cab- I glued up the box That takes us to this… You can see some of the nail and worm holes in the sides and lid; I could have left that out of the design, bu...

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Oak Workbench #5: Finishing the Base

09-25-2007 02:55 AM by MattD | 11 comments »

The base is completed. This is way beyond the weekend project I planned. Now I’m thinking about a finish for the base. I originally planned on painting it a solid color with an exterior oil paint, but the douglass fir looks good to me (my wife thinks so too), so I might just do a BLO/turp finish on that also. The base was made from two 2×12x12 douglass fir. For the legs, I face glued three 2”x5”x35” boards together leaving space in the middle section to crea...

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Oak Workbench #4: Starting the Base

09-17-2007 02:56 AM by MattD | 2 comments »

In part 4 of this workbench adventure, I’ve added some ash strips to the sides with oak pegs and planed them down flat to the benchtop. The ash is from an old tree I took down in my mother’s back yard and it’s been drying since early spring. It’s the first time I’ve used any of it and it was fun to plane it down and see how it finally turned out.I designed a base within the limits of two 12 foot 2×12s. I looked around a few local yards, but found some fairly...

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Oak Workbench #3: Adding cherry strips

09-13-2007 05:12 AM by MattD | 6 comments »

I think it’s finally resembling something similar to a bench top. I squared off the sides of the top and routed out a space for some 1” cherry strips. Lots of scraping and sanding left to do. I’m starting to look at some different hardware options. I’m fairly settled on a basic front and end vise, but I’m not sure what to get. Looking at some old columbian and record vises or even some wood screw vises (Which seem to be hard to find.) Here are the inlaid...

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Oak Workbench #1: Getting Started

09-04-2007 04:21 AM by MattD | 2 comments »

I think it’s time for a new workbench. The old fold up table works ok for some things, but it’s not great for holding work flat and it’s too low. I got a ton of short 6/4 white oak boards from a local woodworker a few weeks ago. Since then, I have been stuck with the idea of making them into a workbench top and got a start on it today. The main features I’m planning are: 24” x 60” 2 1/2” Thick Front and End vise Round Dog holes 37...

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First Commissioned Piece #1: My First Commissioned Piece

08-27-2007 09:01 PM by Ethan Sincox | 7 comments »

Well, it isn’t really my first commissioned piece, but it is the first one commissioned by a complete stranger. I seem to have an unending list of people I know who want me to make them something or another… When I made a presentation box for my best man’s sgian dubh (wedding present), the guy who made the sgian dubh posted a picture of the box and knife on his website with a link to my own personal website. A few weeks ago, someone putting in an order for a sgian dubh ...

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Bathroom furniture

08-16-2007 08:04 PM by Norwegian | 8 comments »

Bathroom furniture The bathroom furniture is made for my daughter and son in law and adapted to a relative small room. Not to bee dominate in the small room the countertop of the furniture is gently curved. The appearance will then be a little softer.The furniture is made in white oak, with base-cabinets made of baltic birch.The finish is one layer of boiled linseed oil, 3 layers of shellac and on the top 3 layers of satin varnish. The base units are made of 19mm baltic birch. This plywoo...

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"What I Need Comes by Way of Wood" --by RusticWoodArt

08-12-2007 01:38 PM by frank | 0 comments »

What I Need Comes by Way of Wood ….from where i sit, the woods give grace, in the light of coming day-space, where off in the distance, ....there walks one who cannot come back…. —-ah yes, what is to be the conflict, of this one shaped as a mis-fit, dis-in-tangled from the society of structure, ....and walking now by sound of ‘deep calling unto deep’.... Long were the ages of past, when the ancients of old, gave forth the tales we are told, and so...

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Bathroom Progress

08-07-2007 05:19 PM by MsDebbieP | 7 comments »

20 years ago, we put an addition onto the house. For the new bathroom/laundry room we put in a big vanity which, until this weekend, did not have the side facing the door finished. The tap that was installed needed two hands to pull up on the handle to turn it on and then you were showered with a splash of water. Well, a couple weeks ago, my daughter and I painted the bathroom which inspired the renovations to the vanity. A new tap was installed—oh yah—it sits high above the si...

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