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My First Segmented Bowl

This was my first attempt at turning a segmented bowl. I attended a local guild meeting with a member of the Guild of NH Woodworkers. Claude Dupuis demostrated the process and I did some additional...

Scrap Wood Trivets

My wife and I glued together 60 trivets measuring 6"x6"x3/4" and 6 measuring 10"x10"x3/4". All were glue using waterproof glue and finished with walnut oil. The trivets were donated and handed out as...

Cherry Mutli-media storage cabinet

This cabinet was built to house all types of media storage. The cabinet was constructed of solid cherry. The cabinet sides were joined to the bottom with tapered sliding dovetail and the top was open...

Recent comments

Re: UPDATE: Fine Woodworking's Tables and Chairs

Chairs gave always been on my list of things to build. This book would put me in the right direction to get it checked off.

Re: UPDATE: Dovetail Techniques with Stephen Hammer

But if you send me a copy ( since I don't own one), I will gladly write in a comment.

Re: UPDATE: Dovetail Techniques with Stephen Hammer

To the folks at FW , you want people to leave a comment on a DVD for dovetailing. If I have not seen the video, how can I leave a comment? If I have seen the video, it means I own a copy. Why enter a contest to win a copy I already own?

Re: How to Set Wood Sap

Hi Ed,
I enjoyed your article very much, I have a similar issue. I have about 1000 bdft of 250+ year old Long Leaf Pine from a local mill building. This building was built about 159 years ago and was recently renovated. I purchased large 9x16 and 16x16 beams, de-nailed them and had a local mill re-saw the boards into 1" thick slabs and turning stock. This lumber is rich in sap and actually has an amber glow to it. I am assuming that the beams were only air dried before being installed in the building. Since these boards are 8' long I can not practically place them in my oven (my wife was glad to here that). What would you recommend? I love the rich color these boars have and do not want to change that. Will kiln drying change the color of these boards has it does with other woods?

Re: Does MDF Belong in Fine Furniture?

I like many other woodworkers out there have used MDF for jigs and mock-ups. I worked on a project for a customer who provided the panel material. The customer provided me with 5 sheets of 1/2" MDF covered on the back with backer veneer(I believe it was Luan)and the front was covered in Brazilian Rosewood. The rosewood came from a legal supplier, who purchased rosewood veneer from reclaimed stumps. I contacted one of my suppliers, just to find out what the cost would be to replace a panel. The supplier informed me I would have to buy 5 sheets at about $1,200.00 per sheet. I would not want to have to pay for this project if it was strictly of solid rosewood.
Because the MDF was only 1/2" thick, I had to build the cabinet out of 3/4" plywood and basically use the customers material as a thick veneer. The cabinet in question was a to enclose a very large Subzero refrigerator on the kitchen side and a display case on the dining room side. The entire cabinet and shelves were face framed and edged in walnut.

It can be a cost saver as well as lessen the impact on our environment. It also moves a lot less than solid panels.

Yes, there is a place for MDF in fine furniture. Just look at some of Terry Moore's work in the NH Furniture Masters. He does a lot of veneering on MDF.

Re: Where's Waldo of Wood

An exceptionally beautiful inlay work.

Re: Behind Closed Doors

Your inlay work is inspiring, some day I hope to attempt it.

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