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New X-Cut Sled Crosscut Sled Design w/ videos

05-08-2021 02:35 PM by pintodeluxe | 6 comments »

Here is a new crosscut sled design I came up with. It has a unique cross bridge that connects the two sides of the sled. It allows cuts up to 36” wide, and 24” deep for any cut, and up to 36” deep in situations where the panel can slide under the cross bridge. Two videos to check out: Dimensions and details of X-Cut Sled https://youtu.be/nXcJPz_VC8o Full build video https://youtu.be/whmbJ_cDueY or check out my channel the Thoughtful Woodworker for woo...

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A case for spraying finishes #2: Fuji LX-20 HVLP Gravity Feed Gun

03-16-2021 04:54 PM by pintodeluxe | 0 comments »

How has this gun been hidden from the woodworking industry so well? It’s marketed to the auto industry, where it’s apparently a hit, but I couldn’t find a single mention about the LX-20 on woodworking forums. I use it with satin lacquer for topcoating my furniture projects, and the finish it delivers is incredible. The atomization is so fine, you don’t need to touch the second coat at all. I used to wet sand my topcoat for a smooth finish, but since switching to th...

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Upholstery For Woodworkers #1: Morris Chair / Rocking Chair Upholstery Resources

02-27-2021 05:55 AM by pintodeluxe | 8 comments »

As a woodworker first and upholsterer second, I struggled for years to find good information on how to upholster Morris Chairs and large rockers. Information on leather upholstery was particularly scarce in books, articles and videos. So I wanted to post this video as a skill share for other crafters that build chairs and might want to try their hand at leather upholstery. If nothing else, it may help someone know what to ask for when hiring an upholsterer. Leather Upholstery Tutori...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #10: Stain, Lacquer, Hardware, and Lighting

09-23-2013 05:33 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

I stained and sprayed lacquer, and let the finish cure for 48 hours. Next I waxed the bed with Howard’s Walnut Wax and #0000 steel wool. Then I turned my attention to mounting the drawer pulls. I use Scott Collins “no math” method for laying out the hole locations. Then I offset the holes 3/16” higher than the layout mark, because the threads on the pulls are off-center. I use a full-size jig to mount the four pulls. -----Drawer pulls installed.-----I installed a...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #9: Dovetail Drawers

09-11-2013 03:57 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

Time to build drawers for the bed.-----I am using a P.C. jig to machine the dovetails. Everything is pretty standard, except the bit I use, which is a larger 14 degree dovetail bit from Rockler. I like to set up two routers – one with a 1/4” straight bit, and one with the dovetail bit. -----I start by hogging out waste with the straight bit. -----The second pass is with the 14 degree dovetail bit. -----I find this two-pass method makes cleaner cuts, with less chance of the wo...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #8: The Wedge and Strap Inlay

09-09-2013 04:51 PM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

Here is the bed project, which is nearing completion.-----A couple of headboard details remain, one of which is the wedge and strap detail. I tapered the backsplash, and glued the wedges on. Next I use carpet tape to attach the backsplash to a strip of plywood. This serves as a reference edge as I cut the dado for the walnut inlay. -----I use a dado set and miter gauge to cut the shallow dado. I make sure to cut both ends of the backsplash before adjusting the fence. Normally one would ...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #7: Platform Support Boxes

09-08-2013 07:18 AM by pintodeluxe | 1 comment »

The platform support features ten plywood panels that transfer the load straight to the floor. One corner is knocked off, so it won’t be visible under the arched sides of the bed. -----My wife and I worked on assembly of the carcase. We started by gluing and screwing five panels to the side rail. The top of the panels are flush with the groove in the side rails.A lower strip of plywood is then set into notches in the panels. -----Then another strip fills the top notch in the panels...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #6: Side Rail Arches, M & T, and Bed Bolts

09-06-2013 04:03 PM by pintodeluxe | 9 comments »

This is where we left things last time… -----Now I need to cut mortises for the side rail assembly. The mortises are offset, to avoid intersecting the groove. -----I cut grooves for the false drawer panels in the side rail assembly.-----With all the joinery cut, I can now cut arches on the lower rails. -----Then I carefully layout hole locations for the bed bolts. The holes in the upper rails intersect the groove for the plywood base, however plenty of wood remains for a sturdy c...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #5: Side Rails and Headboard Corbels

08-26-2013 04:04 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

Here is where I am currently at with the bed project. -----The plans call for side rails 1-1/2” thick. The 8/4 at the lumberyard didn’t look too good, some even sporting snipe 3/4” thick! So I decided to achieve the desired thickness by laminating 5/4 with 4/4 boards. -----After milling the glueups flat and square, I wrestled them over the dado blade to create the tenons. My 8” dado set couldn’t reach the entire shoulder, so there was considerable hand trimm...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #4: Headboard - Central Panel with Rodel Inspired Splat

08-19-2013 04:37 PM by pintodeluxe | 6 comments »

Here is the queen bed project I am working on…-----In my last entry I completed the locking miter joints that form the transition between the side panels and the central panel. -----The central panel has two small floating panels, and a small mid-shelf. The opening near the top will receive a 7-part splat inspired by Kevin Rodel’s arts and crafts dining chairs. -----I route a groove in the spindles to receive the thin components of the splat. Notice the stop block for consiste...

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