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Woodworking in America 2008 - Part IV

11-16-2008 06:46 PM by David | 4 comments »

Intrigue, controversy & camaraderie from The Woodworking in America 2008 Conference This is the 4th and last part from our interview with Neil Lamens of Funitology Productions fame on his last day at The Woodworking in America Conference 2008. In this brief installment, Neil piques our interest with some intrigue at a Woodnet forum dinner during the conference. He also shares a fun story rooted in the controversy of tails first or pins first. Last but not least, Neil got a chance to...

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Neil Lamens interviews famed marquetuer Silas Kopf

11-13-2008 07:44 AM by David | 7 comments »

This entry is a quick heads up regarding another great video interview by Neil Lamens. Neil & Gigi recently went on a road trip to East Hampton, MA to visit the famed marquetuer Silas Kopf. During the video interview, Silas made of a tulip that Neil “wove” in and out of the discussion. Silas took Neil on a shop tour and introduced us right hand and cabinetmaker Tom Coughlin. While discussing a current cabinet in production, Neil and Silas talk about traveling to visit hi...

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Building a Classical Guitar #4: The sides

10-04-2008 06:17 AM by kem | 5 comments »

The first step for the sides is to thickness the bookmatched sides. In the kit, these sides are about 4 mm thick. They need to be brought down to about 1.8 mm thick. We first used something called a Safe-T planer which is a drill press attachment that can remove material very quickly. Just like a regular thickness planer it creates a big mess quickly. A drum sander was used to get down to final thickness. Next we jointed one edge of the sides. This edge will be the edge wher...

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"Decorative Parquetry, Dinning Table, Picture Steps"

10-03-2008 10:04 PM by Dennis Zongker | 12 comments »

I posted the finished table pictures on the projects. So here are some pictures of a few stages & steps, that I took to get the finished project. This table was very fun to make. Kind of like a kid in a candy store.

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A small table that took a whole lot of work

04-10-2008 06:20 AM by John Fry | 40 comments »

This is my first blog entry ever. :-) So I hope I do it right. This is a photo essay of the construction of a couple of “Drum Tables”. A drum table made of Indonesian rosewood and wenge. A second table of Asian ebony and wenge was made at the same time. They have a 21” diameter at the top, and stand 23” tall. The main cylinder has an 18” outside diameter. The curved side panels are all bent laminations, and veneered with the final wood choice. The curve...

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