Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'shaping'

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Lounge Chair #1: Design

02-25-2019 02:01 AM by Kaelin Quigley | 2 comments »

Inspired by a Moser lounge chair. My shop teacher had some old molds lying around from over 20 years ago and built the project around it. In this project, I’m using his old molds/forms and drawings to make something similar. All bent lamination from 4/4 cherry. Eventually, it’ll hopefully be finished with leather cushions.

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Morris style glider #15: Backrest spacers

02-11-2019 03:37 AM by Ryan Tanguay | 0 comments »

Made a quick trip to the local Stickley store to do some ogling, I mean research. I am glad I did, since I was a little stuck on the pivot pins on the backrest. I found that they use wooden washers to keep the backrest centered on the chair, since it is slightly narrower than the chair frame. I was also keeping my pins for the pivot and the positioning snug, but found Stickley’s quite loose making it much easier to reposition. It makes sense now that I think of it. The pins will never b...

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Alaska Cabin #2: Diamond Willow & Agate Cabin Kitchen Lights

02-06-2019 01:33 AM by Matt Snyder | 2 comments »

After my diamond willow and agate bed lights turned out so good I decided to do something similar in my “kitchen”. Running across the front wall of the kitchen is an electrical conduit tube that looks ugly and I wanted to hide it behind some diamond willow while adding some LED lighting. I looked through the pile of wood I harvested in the spring and found a strait enough piece that had some character and was big enough to cover everything up. To make it fit flush to the wall, I...

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The Box-From-A-Block Jig

02-04-2019 07:16 AM by Matt Snyder | 6 comments »

This is a jig I made that allows me to make a small box from any size block of wood (within reason). The appropriately sized frame pieces mount to the walnut sliders and the whole jig mounts to my router table. I was able to route out 13 blocks in less than 20 minutes. I decided to use the live edge slab from chainsaw milling the walnut I used for the sliders. That scrap slab had some cool spalting in it. Here’s a YouTube video of the build. I hope you enjo...

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Sealing live edge on swamp kauri

02-03-2019 05:40 PM by kiwilynne | 7 comments »

A piece of green swamp kauri that I’m working into a statement necklace. I don’t really want to use resin as a means of protecting the live edge and wondering whether a clear poly will do the trick? I haven’t really worked with live edges before, so inquiring minds :)

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Old and new

01-23-2019 09:34 PM by ralbuck | 10 comments »

Just a mix of the old and the newer. The smaller cars—Some are man-cave specials (bottle openers) and the tow truck ( It is dated 7-2000) on the bottom being played with by the youngest great grandson.

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Big Texas Walnut Slabs #2: Big and Wide Texas Walnut Slab Check Them Out

01-16-2019 01:17 PM by Jeff_harden | 15 comments »

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Drawer Organization

01-12-2019 02:21 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

I recently finished some drawer organization work using 1/2” maple. I wanted to divide up the space in the cutlery drawer in our newly remodelled kitchen. I figured out a way to put the organizer in without having to put holes in the drawer from nails or screws. I documented this in a video if you’re interested.

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Mesopotamian Lap Harp #4: Some final pics

11-18-2018 01:12 AM by icemanhank | 4 comments »

I have finished this now and it was quite an interesting project, here are some pics of getting her strung and with the skin fitted.I tried to do everything the old school way this included seasoning the pig skin with a hand made concoction made from bees wax, lemon oil and copha.

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Another box build #6: Friday's tasks

11-17-2018 09:18 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Road trip….bill paying….maybe a bit of woodworking…Might have the match cutter about figured out….but, centering it is still a PITA… I start with it retracted, then advance until it barely cuts….lots of candle wax, too…. I already had most of this last panel trimmed to match the other end panel….even had to drum sand the feet…. While cutting the tongues, I kept check, to make sure I was taking off the right amount..on each side&#...

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