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Tagged With: walnut

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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The Intarsia Comedy/Tragedy Masks

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Puppet Theater




This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Puppet TheaterA New Technique When I first designed the theater, I knew it needed something in the top arched panel. To me, the most natural thing would be the traditional comedy/tragedy masks. Although I’ve done a number of inlays in the past, it seemed like … 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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Face Frame Installed

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 DresserOK, so I “cheated.” I typically assemble face frames with pocket screws. It’s simple, fast and strong enough. Since this face frame is composed of 1″ x 3/4″ members, pocket screws seemed a bit weak to me — I’d only be … Continue reading »






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Gluing up the Carcass

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 DresserThe Day Begins I started the day by marking out and cutting the slots for the biscuits into the inside faces of the sides and back. Following this, I decided to “rehearse” the glue up of the main carcass — the … Continue reading »






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Legs shaped, sides assembled and Ouch!

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser




This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserConstruction Begins… In between trips to the zoo, the Children’s Museum and backyard “play dates” with the kids, I’ve logged some decent shop time on this project the past couple weekends. Last weekend I dimensioned the lumber and assembled the two … Continue reading »






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My New Big Honkin’ Machine




I love craigslist. Around the same time I begain the planning for my new shop, I started using “igoogle” for my browser homepage. I also discovered a couple cool “craigslist” widgets for igoogle that display search results for preconfigured searches on your homepage. So, for example, if I’m considering the purchase of, say, a new … Continue reading »






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