Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'padauk'

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End Table Top WIP (work in Progress) #1: Washington House End Table #1

03-29-2021 01:12 AM by gdaveg | 5 comments »

Working on the table top for the legs and apron from my previous blog from August 3, 2020. Have built the top frame and insert panel for the frame. Both unfinished and not final sanded. Table top is 25” x 23” with a 4 inch wide exterior frame in black walnut, insert panel is padauk, walnut and maple. Built insert panel pre-covid and shop shut down prior to completing it. Had cut walnut frame pieces last year and they sat in a warm Arizona House most of spring and all summ...

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Small Projects #42: Indoor Car Stereos (two)

03-14-2021 03:22 AM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

Have had this idea about building a home stereo (glorified AM/FM) out of a “one DIN” car stereo. Saw someone make a beautiful zebrawood case for an old Marantz receiver and got the bug to make a wooden stereo of my own. Continue reading for build details … 2nd set for SWMBO I’ve got a beautiful piece of wenge that I’m going to use for the front and top. The plan was to use cherry for the ends but things change. The wenge is very dark and the cherry was t...

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Journey into Woodturning #17: Failure Turning My First Pencil Kit!

09-24-2020 02:31 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This is my first attempt at a pencil kit and it was marred with failures. First it was the off cut of lacewood, which was in the wrong orientation. Causing tear outs and catches. Followed by the switching to african padauk, only to have the first attempt at the pencil chip out. Finally, the end results were in sight and another set back, as the pencil eraser cap could not be seated correctly. I managed to solve the problem, by filing the cap down. Challenging project, but I learned a lot. ...

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Journey into Woodturning #13: Wing Lid, Ring Minder, Padauk Bowl Project

09-08-2020 02:03 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

On a wing and a prayer, I set myself and the lathe up for a challenge. Sure, a bowl is a challenge in its own way, at my beginner level, but I wanted to push myself even farther with a “wing lid”. What’s the worst that could happen, right? I realized after I started the project, the lid was a little small to be cutting the corners to give it eight sides, so I left it at four sides. The lid was the scariest thing I think I’ve turned on the lathe. It was like a wooden saw blade spinning just...

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Cambodia Work - An Update

08-29-2020 10:02 PM by Tim Scoville | 5 comments »

I’ve not posted anything recently about our Cambodian work teaching and encouraging woodworking skills in support of an overall Christian mission, called Jumpah. When we first began our nearly annual trips in 2006, we were limited to about two weeks at a time while I was gainfully employed at Boeing. Since retirement in 2018, our last trip was a full month since we were no longer limited by time. The shop they are currently in is now the fourth generation shop and very large. When we...

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Journey into Woodturning #9: 2 Pens & a Lathe! Twice the fun at one time!

08-13-2020 02:07 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

2 Pens & a Lathe! Twice the fun at one time! Prior to fathers day I made a pen for my dad and father-in-law. I used padauk and brushed nickel for my dads pen and purpleheart with copper accents for my father-in-law. I had a lot of fun making these pens and I can tell you now that they were surprised. I guess they didn’t know I can make a pen on a lathe. Of course now I have to make pens of mom and mother-in-law. LOL Here is the link to the video: 2 Pens & a Lathe! Wood tur...

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My Partially Finished End Table

08-03-2020 10:17 PM by gdaveg | 0 comments »

I am in the process of making a new end table for my recliner. It is to replace some of the first furniture I bought for this house 41 years ago. The $440 dollar house payments were killing me so went to Sears and got 2 end tables and a coffee table for about $200. It is time for the old table to go. This project was started about 18 months ago. I made the legs in the Portland Guild shop, aprons in the Arizona shop. The top pieces are at the AZ house. The top is intended to be 25R...

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Woodsmith Jewelry Box in Padauk #2: Rough milled lumber

05-13-2019 12:50 AM by jbswearingen | 0 comments »

It’s not exciting, but it’s a step in the project. All lumber milled to .6”. Will allow to rest a few days and then finish planing it to .5”.

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Woodsmith Jewelry Box in Padauk #1: Getting started

05-10-2019 03:23 AM by jbswearingen | 0 comments »

This is actually a fairly simple project, overall. It just has lots of parts, which makes it complicated for me, relative to what I’ve built before. I most enjoy building small boxes, so this is right up my alley. I ordered the plans from Woodsmith, paying around $15. I’m building two at one time; one for my wife and one for my mom. Lumber was a 12’ x 7” 6/4 plank of padauk. It’s just enough with a tiny piece left over. So far I’ve faced, plann...

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Gift Projects #1: Need a Gift? Make This Elegant Keepsake/Jewelery Box

02-01-2018 09:48 PM by ScottBelleri | 4 comments »

View on YouTube I made this box as a gift for my friend Linn from the Darbin Orvar channel. We made plans to drive down to Corvallis to meet with Linn and her husband Matt, and I decided to make this wooden box for them as a gift. I used some tropical hardwood for the sides (I think it was Ipe), and cherry wood for the top and bottom. The liner was Paduk. I only had a few days to make it, so I worked up until the last minute. I did what I could to save time, and ran into trouble figh...

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