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Eighteenth Century Cabinet #6: Side Panels ... Parquetry / Marquetry

03-08-2021 05:19 AM by shipwright | 20 comments »

Ive finished the Main parquetry / marquetry panels that will go on the sides of my cabinet …... finally. This iconic Jean Henri Reisener parquetry is amazingly dramatic but very labour intensive to build. It contains 96 individual flowers, each of which has eleven parts, all sand shaded. The marquetry medallions in the middle are the remaining two of four I cut when I made my desk so for this project they were “free”. :-) An eight layer thick packet of lattice that will be divide...

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Simple Jigs and Techniques #16: Re-design of my Veneer Guillotine

02-23-2021 01:57 AM by shipwright | 10 comments »

I’ve built two wooden veneer chopping guillotines I the past and they have worked very well for me but faced with the task of producing over a thousand little fillets for the parquetry on my current project, I decided to go metal. After a (very) little thought I decided that the easy way to go would be pipe fittings. So ….. I give you the steampunk veneer guillotine! https://youtu.be/YRoIlOlLIzU

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The saga of the Bird Mouth Bit #1: Setting up the material

01-04-2021 08:51 PM by splintergroup | 7 comments »

So, as many of you know I like to do/post experiments on new-to-me “things” related to woodworking. This series mainly shows some of the extra steps I’ll do when making a project but there are a few things to really help with getting success from a new router bit. The first two parts are really about the wood prep for what I want to emerge when done. The router bit comes later. Self aligning mitersI like 45-degree lock miter bits for getting excellent, gap free mite...

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Building a brace till #7: Reinforcement part ii

05-15-2020 09:52 PM by Dave Polaschek | 8 comments »

Time to reinforce the other side of the rack that’ll carry the braces. As you might remember, the grain in the pine board that makes up the core of the rack runs left to right, which means that the grooves cut to hold the braces weaken the board, leaving tongues which can easily snap off. I reinforced the bottom of these tongues with strips of walnut. For a more finished look, I’m reinforcing the top with some 1/8” bubinga veneer, with the grain running front to back. Rather than attempt t...

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Stickley No. 369 Slant-arm Morris Chair #2: Rough work of quartersawn white oak

12-18-2018 01:03 PM by TigerTed | 0 comments »

I rough cut and milled trying to find best utilization of wood while preserving aesthetics. The core of the legs was 8/4 stock. I insisted that the through tenons not show a glue line. Because we want ray fleck on all 4 sides of the legs there are 4 laminations. Laminations were cut on the bandsaw tad thick. After all glued up, the legs were rotated around on jointer/bandsaw to center the tenon stock and reach final dimension. When gluing, I used my bench as a caul. Wax pap...

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My Favorite Way to Get Perfect Miter Joints

06-16-2017 04:47 PM by CharlieK | 4 comments »

View on YouTube If the video doesn’t work then try this link I’m sure many of you already know this trick, but is works so well that I made a video anyway! Let me know what you think. Thanks!Charlie

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Thick Veneer from France...and other places #6: Gold in the Garden

04-15-2017 01:02 AM by shipwright | 27 comments »

For the past few months I have been tracking down members of the Barberry family (Berberidaceae) for its amazing yellow wood. One member (Berberis vulgaris I think) was the material used for the yellow flowers in classic French marquetry.Anyway, last fall I was able to get a few small pieces of Agarita (Mahonia trifoliolata) from LJ Jerry (nubsnstubs) in Tucson and I used it in the marquetry I did over the winter. It was an amazing colour and just to top it off, it was luminescent under black...

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Exposed Finger Joint Box #1: Intro (The Body)

02-21-2017 07:20 PM by splintergroup | 7 comments »

I’ve had several inquiries for plans or more info into the details of my exposed finger joint boxes I’ve been building of late. Plans get complex and are often best explained in some detail, hence this project blog. Lots of pictures and details, hopefully clear and not too boring 8^) A set of dimensional drawings (4 pfd files) can be downloaded here It’s next to impossible for drawings like these to contain all the details. These boxes have simple structure, but a l...

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Building the Hexagonal Cocktail Table #4: Final Steps: Top Trim, Shelf, and Finish

12-28-2016 11:17 PM by Ron Stewart | 0 comments »

Top Trim The top assembly “sandwich” is trimmed by 1/8” thick poplar slats that rest on the outer edges of the leg tenons. This trim and the legs form what is a metal frame on the original table. I cut the trim from the same board I used for the legs. I attached it much like a trim carpenter installs base or crown moulding. I temporarily placed the top backer/triangles subassembly on the base, used a miter saw to cut the first piece (nibbling away until it was exactly ...

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Building the Hexagonal Cocktail Table #3: Legs

12-28-2016 10:31 PM by Ron Stewart | 0 comments »

The table’s legs are tall and thin, with a diamond shaped cross section. The outward-facing edges are beveled to 120 degrees to match the angles of the top hexagon’s vertex angles. After puzzling over how to cut those angles, I found a simple solution: make each leg from two triangular prisms, each with a right-triangular cross section. Then I could cut each leg half with a single 30 degree rip on the table saw. I was able to cut all of the leg parts from a 3.5” wide x 0....

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