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02-17-2010 03:09 AM

15 minutes of fame - FWW article published! - 29 replies

Hello all, I figured I would share my 15 minutes of fame with my fellow lumberjocks. This month I have an article published in Fine Woodworking on how to make woven panels for furniture and boxes. You can see it here: 4 Ways to Make Panels Pop You will need a subscription to the online magazine or you can just open this month’s...

06-13-2009 07:08 AM

San Diego Design in Wood Pictures - 6 replies

Hello all, I have posted a hundred or so pictures from the San Diego “Design in Wood” show on my facebook page. I will have a listing of awards shortly. LINK TO THE ALBUM You will see my Shoji Screen box in there. Tim

06-10-2009 01:26 PM

Absolutely Crushed - 11 replies

So last Friday I got a call from Bob Stevenson, the organizer for the San Diego “Design in Wood” juried show. He said that there was a problem with my jewelry box: Apprently, the bottom hinge siezed and when he started to open the door, the wood on the front of the box was starting to chip out. He did a quick repair but it m...

06-10-2009 01:19 PM

Anyone going to San Diego "Design in Wood" - 2 replies

I will be there 6/12 and 6/13. I have a piece on display that I actually need to repair. Tim

05-09-2009 01:09 PM

San Diego Design in Wood - 7 replies

Hello all, I am looking for some info on the San Diego “Design in Wood” juried competition. This year is the first time that I have entered this competition and I was wondering if anyone knew when they normally notify the people whether they are selected for display in the fair. Items need to be delivered around the 28th of this...

05-19-2008 04:00 AM

Working with and drying Japanese yew (shrub) wood - 5 replies

Hello all, This weekend we finally pulled out some overgrown yew shrubs. I remembered that Philip Weber (http://www.weberboxes.com) uses pacific yew in some of his boxes. So when I cut through the trunks I was even more pleasantly surprised to see that the heartwood on these shrubs is a beautiful redish-orange, almost like a paduk surround...

03-01-2008 01:20 PM

Activity for all you LumberJocks with LumberJuniors - 1 reply

As a reminder for the parents that have younger kids. The Home Depot has kids workshops every first Saturday of the month. There is a workshop today. So get out there and start developing tomorrow’s LumberJocks! My local store is assembling wooden race cars today. Have fun. For more details Tim

02-09-2008 05:30 PM

Anyone with mahogany Chris-Craft finishing experience? - 13 replies

Hello all, I am making a table that resembles the aft decking on a 1947 Chris-Craft Deluxe. The table is made with meranti dimensional lumber and meranti plywood for the deck. I built the exterior frame and then brought the pieces to a CNC router house to shape the outer frame and add the slots to the plywood. The pictures below show things dry ...

02-05-2008 05:43 AM

Slab table hints - 6 replies

Hello all, This weekend Rockler in Cambridge MA had a sale where their slabs were 50% off. I picked up two slabs of Japanese Cherry. (See pix below) They are not bookmatched but are close enough. The interesting part is that one of the boards is upside down in the picture and the chatoyance forms a nice S curve across the pieces. I think I...

02-03-2008 03:05 AM

FYI Boston Woodworkers - 1 reply

Hey all, I went into the Rockler in Cambridge today and they are having a 50% off sale on all their live edge slabs. They have curly japanese maple/waterfall bubinga/walnut and more ranging from 2-4 feet wide, 6-10 feet long and 1-4 inches thick. With the sale you would be looking at close to $10 bd ft for the waterfall bubinga, $15 for ...

01-29-2008 06:09 AM

Bowl lathe - 8 replies

Hey all, This is not my posting but I found this on craigslist. May be of interest for any of you fellow New Englanders… Tim VEGA bowl lathe

01-23-2008 12:04 AM

Bandsaw boxes - Dealing with parts warping - 4 replies

Hello all, On my last project I made a bandsaw box where I needed to slice off the top and bottom to allow me to hollow out the center layer. The issue is that when I sliced off the two 6”diameter x .5” thick sections (top and bottom) they turned into pringles potato chips. I put oil on the parts as soon as they were cut to mi...


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