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Tagged With: cherry

A Bunk Bed for My Superheroes

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series X-Men Bunk Bed




This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series X-Men Bunk BedUPDATE Based on some excellent feedback, I’ve made some changes to the design. The front rail was a bit troublesome from both a design and stability perspective. I’ve replaced it with 1-1/4″ tube steel posts extending from the head and foot of the … Continue reading »






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The Neck

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Building an Acoustic Guitar




This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Building an Acoustic GuitarMy lovely wife spent her weekend watching the kids and provided me with nearly two full days of shop time. In the intervening days I’d decided I wanted to build one of the guitars from cherry. I have a rather large stockpile … Continue reading »






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Finishing Touches

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Puppet Theater




This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Puppet TheaterAn Old Coat Rack When I was a kid, I used to spend a fair amount of time in the garage playing with my dad’s “tools.” I use quotes because I believe his entire collection consisted of little more than a handsaw, an old … Continue reading »






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Building the “Wings”

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Puppet Theater




This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Puppet TheaterNow We’re Getting Somewhere The front came out so nice, I’ve updated the design to include frame-and-panel side wings instead of plain edge-banded cherry ply as I had originally envisioned. It’s been a busy couple of weeks and there hasn’t been much shop time … Continue reading »






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Constructing the Frame and Panels

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Puppet Theater




This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Puppet TheaterBirdseye Maple on Cherry The design for the top panel calls for birdseye maple. It seemed a shame to use my only piece of birdseye maple up on just one project. I decided to resaw the board. A few passes through my old Grizzly … Continue reading »






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Puppet Theater

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Puppet Theater




This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Puppet TheaterThe other night my wife’s best friend’s daughter stopped by to help out with the kids while we ran some errands and completed some chores. She showed them a new game. They spent the evening in the basement hiding behind a blanket draped over … Continue reading »






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“Growth Rings” Serving Tray




It’s been a very busy summer and I opted to spend most of my free time with my family rather than in the shop. Other than a couple cutting boards (after seeing all the cool ones posted at lumberjocks.com in the past few months I just had to try a few myself!), I really haven’t … Continue reading »






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Finally Complete

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series A Crib for Nathan




This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series A Crib for NathanIt’s been difficult finding time to complete this project. When you come home after work to two toddlers, a baby and an exhausted wife, it’s extremely difficult to then suggest you’d like to head out to the shop for a couple hours! … Continue reading »






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Filling in the Blanks

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser




This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserOne of my favorite features of the top, is actually technically a defect — a quarter-sized knot hole. While both my wife and I agreed that it added “character” to the top, I couldn’t simply leave it as it was; it … Continue reading »






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Dead Flat

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser




This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserI love my “new” drum sander. I purchased the used machine for the purpose of sanding shop-cut veneers and inlay woods. However, with a 23-1/2″ capacity, it is capable of so much more. I first cut my teeth with this thing … Continue reading »






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