Today’s going to be a good one. We are finishing up a batch of goodies. I usually spot one or two that I feel are exceptional, this time around I’m having a hard time picking a winner. #dailygrind #knifemaking #bootknife #metalwork #woodworking
The beauty of The Legend of Zelda can be brought to life in several amazing ways. One such example is in the work of ThatNerdyWoodGuy, who has constructed several great Zelda wood art pieces over the last year. The artist recently shared…
I oiled the #bridge for the #archtop last week. Two coats of #turpentine and #boiled #linseed oil (BLO) mix, followed by two coats of straight #BLO. I love the #pear #wood. Plus it looks sweet with the #brass. The #fretboard is getting the same treatment right now. #luthier #guitar #woodworking #slowlygettingthere
Having all the triangles I need, time to start gluing them up into one pattern block. First is making a pair of central pinwheel hexagonal cells. This needs 18 sticks, in groups of 3. Three sticks go together to make one equilateral triangle and six equilateral triangles go together to make the hexagonal cell.
Working on a piece of glass because of all the glue, I assemble each of the triplets into triangles. Then more glue on the inside faces of these triangles and I can carefully assemble the final hex cell. I have to work quick; the sticks are so thin they start to bend out as they absorb moisture from the glue.
Wrap the cell in plastic and then lots of rubber bands to clamp. Once the glue has set, I unwrap and scrap away the excess glue from the outside of the cells. The plastic keeps this excess from drying. Not too hard to clean the glue away so I can continue gluing.
I cut the 4" long cells in thirds and setup for the final glue up. I’ve also made end pieces of pine to include. This is so I can both squeeze from the end while clamping and also have some start and end waste wood when planing.
Now it’s just a matter of quickly doing the final assembly, including small triangles of the darker woods to fill the spaces between the hexagonal pinwheel cells. Quickly because I have to get everything glued and placed correctly before the glue on the first pieces set.
Then side cauls and clamps and another clamp squeezing the ends. The side cauls, and the flat base are covered with clear packing tape so they don’t get glued to the block.
Next up: trying to plane off veneers. More when that happens. For now, I want to give the glue plenty of time to fully cure.
The very first project of my apprenticeship completed about a year ago. Sharpening stone boxes. One in purpleheart and the other in aromatic cedar. They’re developing a nice patina. #sharpeningstone #box #woodworking #wood
Last step in the finishing process before applying finish. Finishing Walnut is always the highlight of the day! #woodshop #woodworking #woodworker #finewoodworking #chair #stool #barstool #handmade #bespoke
#forsalefriday reposting this table I built for the New Hope Art Show called Works in Wood. It’s still for sale, please PM me if interested. #woodworking #woodwork #finewoodworking #finewoodwork #design #furniture #marleybuilders #marleybuilt #woodworker #homedesign #buckscounty #wood #houzz #handmade #epoxy #river