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Greek Key Design Table Back

This is no original design by any means, but it is done with all my own measurements. The designer gave me a rough drawing and I redrew it in SU to scale.(The designer did give me the Length and Height, I laid out the key) Sketchup Pic: I...

Wood Shop Furniture #1: Planer Table/Cabinet

I’ve been WW-ing almost 4- years and my first project was building infeed/outfeed ramps for my lunchbox planer. I built it on a 1/2 sheet of 3/4 ply, on the ground. It works great, however it has gotten really old having to get down on these...

Learning veneer #8: Veneer Box Top

The top, I thought should be better that the rest. I decided to attempt a compass star; I think that’s what it’s called. I took my last piece of 1/2 ply and divided it in quadrant which were further divided in halves and so on to serve as...

52-36 piano box part one #2: 52-36 piano box part two

Here is part 2 of the box build and I have made the change from 1/2" ply to 3/8" ply for the sides and I think it will give a more pleasing and balanced look to the design. The box is out of the jig and got dropped so in reverse and rip off the...

Curves; I like curves, do you like curves?

I’ve admired furniture makers from every era and almost every style, but I’ve always been fascinated with anything built with curves. As I mentioned in my last blog, my passion for woodworking started in High School back in the 60’s and even...

Marquetry Jewellery Box #10: Ten days of cutting, but the end motifs are done.

With the design decided and the drawer front marquetry installed the time finally came to tackle the cutting of the end motifs. This is by far the most ambitious motif I have ever attempted and I can say in all honesty, I wasn’t all that sure I...

Workshop safety #1: Workshop fire -- averted . . . and a "whuf" question

In the process of making a jig, I routed a dado for T-track in recycled plywood. Since my trim router was already set up with a ¾” straight bit, I used it – making four shallow passes 9” long and a total depth of 3/8”. After each pass I...

Work Bench Build #6: Taking Stock and planning

I have just finished drilling the pilot dog holes into the top boards that I have vises for. This will allow me to have a nice straight batch of dog holes started once the top is glued up by using the drill press when the top is still just a...

Morris chair restoration #5: Assembly: I might be considered square, but this chair certainly wasn’t.

Absolutely nothing was even close to square. The left side of the front rail was ¼” taller than the right side. The legs (front and back) were not square to the frame. You can see that the cushion frame is crooked as it attaches to the...

Making Unique, Light Catching Laminated Wood, Plastic and Copper Ornamental Turnings

[INTRODUCTION] This instructable describes how to combine two or three mediums (wood and plastic, or wood, plastic and copper) to make beautiful, eye catching ornaments that will stand out even along some of the...