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Barnsley Reproduction Build #16: Making the Table Top

02-17-2015 03:25 AM by stevo_wis | 3 comments »

My friend suggested that we take a intermediate cabinet class at the local technical school. I had attended such a class many years ago, and even though we both have nice shops and have been woodworking for a long time, we signed up. The class workshop is almost brand new and full of state of the art machines including several saw stops, a 10 inch jointer, an unbelievable sliding table saw, and a 42 wide belt sander. The instructor is good and the students all seem great and all are at...

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #7: Frame Layout Complete

11-27-2014 04:24 AM by stevo_wis | 0 comments »

Most of the layout is complete for the frame parts. I did not do the button holes or the curved ends of the diagonal pieces yet. My thinking is that I want to get all of the mortises finished, then go back to cut everything to length, make the tenons and curved ends, button holes, and finally bevel the lower frame edges. It is really helpful to have a full size drawing, as no measurement is needed, I just had to transfer from the drawing to the actual blanks. The mortising guide block fro...

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #2: Preparing the Legs

11-05-2014 03:22 AM by stevo_wis | 0 comments »

I rough cut the oak barn beams, jointed, planed the four legs and let them sit overnight. After marking out for stretcher mortise, beveling the edges, and turning the pads on the bottom of the leg I headed to the mortiser. I don’t have a 7/8” mortise chisel, and I also wanted a very clean mortise as the tenon is a through tenon. What I did was to use a 3/8” chisel and stayed away from the scribe line. I then went back and cleaned up the mortise by hand with a chisel. ...

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #1: Starting

11-05-2014 12:51 AM by stevo_wis | 1 comment »

Fine Woodworking Magazine published an article many years ago of a table that Sydney Barnsley built in the 1920’s.The table is now in a museum in Cheltenham England. The article had original drawings that I redrew in Sketchup.I traveled to England last year to see the original and I have just procured some old white oak barn beams that I am going to use for the undercarriage. The table fascinates me and will require a lot of hand work and chip carving.It may take a while, but I wi...

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1905 reproduction in Mahogany and leather

03-15-2009 07:14 PM by titmas | 2 comments »

this is my latest project. my client wants 5 reproductions of this chair originally built by S.Karpen & Brothers from Chicago in 1905 in quartersawn or pattern cut Genuine Mahogany, all i have to go on is the actual chair itself. it is to be an accurate reproduction with the addition of a fully cushioned seat(as seen in the b&w photo) and a finish that is much darker than the condition of the original. this one was refinished much lighter than the original was (as seen by the unde...

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