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I’m working on a small breakfast table in walnut. Here’s a quick look at the dry fit assembly for the base. It’s made up of 8 components all coming together with 10 joints. Everything fits together nicely, so now I’ll add some shaping to a few parts, then smooth and sand all surfaces, then finally glue up. #joinery #finewoodworking #halflap #halflapjoint #walnuttable

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Fitting dovetails is always the time where you see if you have been diligent in all your marking out and transferring of lines. I feel a good amount of resistant about a quarter in, which is a good sign for now. I will need to do the rest of the internal parts before I go for glueing up. I try not to test fit parts fully as that might compress the wood too much and I will end up with gaps and ugly joints. 

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Making the Maloof joint at the shaper, I usually do this hand held but when I have a stack of seats 10 high it goes quicker at the shaper table. #wood #woodshop #woodworking #finewoodworking #joint #joinery #router #maloofjoint #timelapse #torontowood #TorontoBlogger #craftsman #handmade #handcrafted #powertool #video

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Need to finish this one off quinnymj5 New rose wood necklace from woodlands designs . Design by Quinny #jewelry #jeweirydesign #jewelrydesigns #handmadejewellery #handmade #handmade #creative #craft #wood #woodcarving #woodworking #art #noosa #noosabeach #Australia #forest #ecojewelry #pendant #woodart #woodcraft #finewoodworking #burl #exoticwoods #woodloves #love m.me/woodlandsdesigns (at Moura, Queensland)

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I had a few questions on my jig, hope this helps. I threw it together in under an hour and just made sure everything was dead straight and level. #woodworking #woodwork #finewoodworking #finewoodwork #design #furniture #marleybuilders #marleybuilt #woodworker #homedesign #buckscounty #wood

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Happy New Year! 

I just completed this commissioned album box. A lot of research, trial and error as gone onto making this piece. There was a scaled down prototype, a full size prototype and another piece that was abandoned as the parts of it were not acceptable to my standards. 

The box was made with Ash, The lid, ziricote; my client’s name started with an ‘M’ so I chose bookmatched pieces which formed a ‘M’ on the front. 

The box was fitted with hinges which opened nothing past 93 degrees, which means that it stays beautifully upright and doesn’t flop down after opening it.

The platform was made with smoked oak (or fumed oak). The box was made as a gift to someone who’s name starts with ‘S’. I chose to reverse match the veneers to create a ‘S’. It was made to house a luxurious book made by Hermes. 

The concealed drawer is held by a custom made finial. This was the client’s pre-owned cufflink, which I took apart, sent it to a jeweller to make it into the ‘key’ which upon lifting up, releases the drawer underneath. It was then sent for 24k gold plating. 

The drawer, was made with half blind dovetails, with drawer slips and beading done. 

Finished with shellac and hard wax oil.

I thoroughly enjoyed making this piece and loved every step of the way. 

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This commissioned box was made as a gift from my client to his fiancé. 

The lid is made from book-matched walnut burr veneer. 

The presentation tray contains a marquetry design of an elephant made with oak and various dyed veneers. A design of lily made from hand-dyed, hand-cut leather by Adelene. 

Beneath the presentation tray is a concealed space for letters and penned well wishes from their close friends. 

A separate tray made from walnut and rosewood was made to be an additional insert when the decorative presentation tray is taken out as a display piece. 

Fitted with polished brass hinges and finished with traditional french polish, buffed to high shine, and a protective layer of renaissance wax.

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A few orders that I have nearing completion ..
#knifelife #knifestyle #knifepics #knivesofig #knifestagram #customknives #handmadeknives #finewoodworking #knifeplay #knifelove #bespoke #madetoorder #huntinggear #huntingseason #outdoorlove #tacomawa #puyallup (at Puyallup, Washington)

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Super happy with how this one has turned out! This is a custom Leather Knife that will be headed out soon to its new home 👍🏻

#knifelife #knifepics #knifestagram #knifelovers #knifeplay #customblades #customknives #handmadeknives #handmadeblades #leathertooling #leatherknife #honeycomb #finewoodworking #bespoke #madetoorder #customtools #tacomawa #puyallup

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Buffalo Blade with a stunning set of dyed burl scales..

#knifepics #knifelife #knifelovers #knifestagram #knivesofig #customknives #customblades #handmadeblades #handmadeknives #buffalonickel #indianhead #finewoodworking #outdoorlife #huntinggear #tacomawa #puyallup
(at Puyallup, Washington)

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One of the more beautiful pieces of koa I have put on a knife. Stunning!

#knifelife #knifelovers #knifeplay #knifestagram #knifepics #knivesofig #customknives #handmadeknives #minicleaver #cleaver #madebyhand #finewoodworking #hawaiisfinest #outdoorlife #puyallup #tacomawa

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This is a gratuitous repost since when I posted it the first time I had no followers many of you may not have seen it. It’s my dining table built from spalted elm. Thanks for all the follows everyone! #woodworking #finewoodworking #kitchentable #table

From a few years ago, my very first woodworking project. This is how to chose to develop my skills…#canoe #cedarstrip #woodworking #finewoodworking #paddleyourowncanoe