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Ribbon and Bow Box Techniques

03-19-2013 03:30 PM by Lenny | 25 comments »

Enough people have asked me how the Bow Boxes I made and posted were crafted that I figured a blog was warranted. My post is here “Bow Box”: I have seen others make the boxes and thought you might like to see different interpretations of them. bigogre has done several. Here is one of his: “Box”: moonls recently posted one with wonderful banding in the ribbons and bow. See it “here...

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Slant Top Desk Build

07-30-2019 08:06 PM by MPython | 2 comments »

I posted a blog entry earlier about gluing up thin panels for a frame-and-panel back for a slant top desk I’m building. The back is complete and I’ve been working on the web frame for the drawers and the interior of the desk. I’ve cut and fitted the drawer dividers and runners. I have joined the top to the sides with half blind dovetails and I’ve glued up the panel for the writing surface. Installing the writing surface was a challenge. It is joined to the sides with h...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #1: Material Preparation

10-06-2017 03:12 AM by TungOil | 7 comments »

Now that my Thorsen inspired dining table is complete (you can see the BLOG here), it is time to turn my attention to a set of chairs. Since I have never built a chair, I decided to enroll in the Gamble House Side Chair class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indiana. Many will know the instructor, Bob Lang, who is not only a Lumber Jocks member but has authored several books and was editor of Popular Woodworking magazine for many years. The chair design is based on the side chairs in...

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #1: Designing the dining table

02-04-2017 02:02 AM by TungOil | 6 comments »

I recently started the design work for my next project- a dining room table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen House table. My wife has been requesting a new dining room table for quite a while. Her biggest requirement is that it “must seat 12 people”. I decided to blog the construction of this table, I hope a few folks will be interested in following along and provide advice along the way! Since I have always liked the Greene & Greene style, I started looking a...

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #3: A Visit to the Hardwood Dealer

02-12-2017 03:15 AM by TungOil | 4 comments »

Now that my table design is finalized, it was time to head to the hardwood dealer to pick up materials. Hearne Hardwoods in Chester Country, PA is my hardwood dealer of choice for projects requiring very fine wood. They have an extensive selection including figured woods, which I wanted for the top on this table. I loaded up the trailer with 75 bf of 8/4 and 35 bf of 5/4 sapele, along with 40 bf of highly figured 8/4 to be resawn for my top veneers. I unloaded everything and broug...

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Greene & Greene Magazine Rack - my "own" design #8: Doing the finish on the case and shelves, case assembly

06-22-2016 03:22 AM by Mike_D_S | 8 comments »

So I got busy, but have been doing some work in bits and pieces. The first thing was normally I assemble and then stain, but with all the small ledges and the inset panels on the side, I decided to do some of the finish work first and then assemble. I stained all the pieces and put on two coats of wipe on poly on the inset panels. This way, if the panels shift a little at some point, there won’t be any unstained wood peaking out. I also did a dry fit prior to putting on the dye st...

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Hydraulic Crane continued #1: The boom

06-30-2016 03:35 AM by Pjonesy | 3 comments »

After a little advice from Bruce #4 I am hoping that this series on the Hydraulic Crane becomes a bit easier to follow.First up is a little tip on how to make the hydraulic ram parts work a little better. If you ever get a set of verniers out and measure dowels etc you will find that not many are very accurately produced and therefore when you bore a 5/16 hole for a 5/16 dowel it doesn’t always slide in smoothly. I usually end up boring the hole 1/64 oversize and then fitting a reasonab...

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Wooden Models #1: Another toy BullDozer

12-06-2015 01:30 AM by htl | 11 comments »

Been playing with another wood toy project.Bought and down loaded the plans for the Bull Dozer from Wood Store Net.I was looking at the High Gear Dozer from Toys and Joys but you have to order the plans which is fine but I wanted to get started now not two weeks from now. Well here’s what I’ve got done so far. Now I’m going to start at the Beginning. LOLI’m building with Walnut I found while scrounging and Mahogany from a bed also found lumber.The plans show a f...

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Wooden Models #75: Hummer Ebonized tires #11

07-05-2016 10:29 PM by htl | 7 comments »

The tires turned out great and thanks all for heading me in the right direction there. I stained my first trucks wheels with jacobean stain and wasn’t dark enough so used a magic marker on it and it made them black but this ebonizing treatment gets them just right and there was no need to sand them. Here’s the ebonizing treatment on the tires.I let the water treatment dry 24 hours it’s 95° in the shop so dried up well. Then put danish oil on them.Picture with flash....

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Making a Penn spice cabinet using mostly hand tools. #2: Half blinds for the top.

09-29-2011 09:31 PM by JeremyPringle | 1 comment »

Since I want to dovetail the case. but I dont want any of them to show, because I dont want to distract from the wood and the shape of the finsihed product, I am going to use half blind DT’s to join the side to the top. I am going to use moulding to cover the DT’s so they do not show. Step one. Marking everything. I use two marking gauges with wheel cutters. I set them both and I leave them alone until I am done cutting the HB’s. That way if I have to remark somethin...

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