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Yesterday’s progress: belt sanded all the hardened glue squeeze-out with a 50 grit belt so they lay flat on the planer (and to save the planer blades from that work)
Planed everything down. I always go 1/32" at a time. It takes a little longer, and a few extra passes, but I think the end result is worth it.
Used my crosscut sled to square up the edges. I use a 60 tooth (I think) Diablo blade. If you need to do fine crosscut work, do yourself s huge favor and get a dedicated crosscut blade, the resulting edge is super crisp and barely needs sanding.
Now I’ve got a bunch of sanding and chamfering to do, then it gets the lotion😍
Most of these guys will be coming to a farm market near you soon! DM me if one catches your eye 👀
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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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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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Well, its 6 months behind schedule, but its done!  Unless of course you require the bottom shelf to be installed to be considered done…  Between triathlon training and going back to school, there hasnt been much time for woodworking lately.  Hopefully I’ll get to actually use the bench for a project soon!

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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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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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I’ve been working on this commission bit by bit but never actually posted about it. This is my own take on a wall mounted valet that a friend found on etsy and wanted for her husband.
5 laminated layers of solid maple and a walnut slider which opens to hold a phone and glasses with wallet and keys in the top. Charging options on the interior with an extension cord out the back.
Next step will be finishing up the walnut and maple chevrons for inlay on the sides.
Getting there, lots of good progress made today. Hopefully ready by Father’s Day 😉
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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