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More progress on the uke.  So all of the marblewood bits are shaped and cut and whatnot.  I was a little skeptical of the stuff at first just because its not my style normally.  But I really am digging the way it looks now.  I can never resist a mockup. The top is fir of some sort but I don’t know which.  I really don’t think it is douglas fir because I can’t seem to see spiral thickening in the wood.  Back braces and strip are glued in and shaped. I tried bending a side today but I am definitely going to have to use a hot pipe with a small diameter extension.  

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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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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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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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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

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Build your own chair course - day 2 glue up of the bent laminated rockers for a Maloof inspired sculpted rocking chair #wood #woodworking #finewoodworker #finewoodworking #video #glue #form #jig #timelapse #gorillacam #clamp #handmade #craftsman #class #course #buildyourownchair #rockingchair #rockingchair #bentlamination #cdnww

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Time for drawer pulls had a design idea which will not work so now I must think then decide what to do next #wood #woodworking #finewoodworking #drawer #curlymaple #walnut #softclose #blum #ooak #handmade #finewoodworker #video #cdnww

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Applying a hand rubbed oil/varnish finish to some beautiful Canadian Black Walnut #wood #woodworking #finefurniture #finewoodworker #finewoodworking #walnut #blackwalnut #chair #rockingchIr #OOAKX14 #ooak #heirloom #bespoke #handmade #craftsman #curlywalnut #figure #nature #natural #torontoartist

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Locking handle for the tilt adjustment on the sheet music holder #wood #woodworking #thread #screw #beall #walnut #curlymaple #handmade #musicstand #threaded #video #movie #finewoodworking #finewoodworker #cdnww

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End of the day glue up running on a few coffees & the music selection got a little out of control #wood #woodworking #finewoodworker #finewoodworking #glueup #glue #joint #joinery #walnut #jig #clamp #bessy #bespoke #cdnww #video #miterjoint

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Day 6 of my 1on1 build your own chair course stacks glued onto the rockers & arms have been attached for both glue ups decent clamping pressure is a must! #wood #woodworking #finefurniture #finewoodworker #finewoodworking #walnut #yew #clamp #glue #glueup #pressure #rockingchair #bentlamination #form #make #handmade #video #instavid #cdnww

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