Nollie

Bay City, TX, US
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I have a small shop and work alone.I am a self taught woodworker. At first we did kitchen cabinets and also office cabinets.Lately i have done some furniture using wood from Africa, this was very fulfilling doing my own designs.
Currently living in the USA in Bay City Tx
I work in the Greene & Greene style only.

Gender: Male

Birthday: 09/22/1953

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Greene and Greene sofa table

Greene and Greene sofa table. This is a table from the Blacker House of witch the Greene brothers designed. I worked off a photo of the piece. The wood is Sipo Mahogany, Ebony and Poplar for the...

Greene & Greene serving table

Blacker inspired serving table.Built in sipo mahogany with ebony, silver, copper and mother of pearl. Dye was # 173 lockwood with Wipe-on poly finish. I tried to get the photo's to be upright. On my...

Greene & Greene Bar Stool

My first G&G Bar Stool. I used African mahogany with African blackwood for the pegs. The stain is a cherrywood gel stain with a poly-wax topcoat. Upholstery is high density foam on a plywood base.

Greene & Greene side chair

This G&G side chair i made with African Mahogany. I used a cherrywood gel stain with poly-wax topcoat. The pegs is made from African blackwood



Recent comments


Re: Jennifer's Garden Bench

Good looking garden bench . I like the G&G design elements in the bench

Re: a custom kitchen island

One phrase - Most beautiful !!!

Re: UPDATE: Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers - The Basics with Dave Richards

Sketchup is the best tool to design furniture. It is fast to use. The thing is to know HOW! This DVD can help a lot to know more to do the finer detail in design work

Re: CutList 4.1.1 -- A More In Depth Look

Thanks Dave for that information. It works really good. I worked in Bay City Tx during 04 and 05. I can say that u folks out there are A+. I enjoyed the stay. But had to come back because of family obligations. Would like to go and work in the Us if situation permitted
Thanks
Nollie

Re: CutList 4.1.1 -- A More In Depth Look

Thanks for all the posts on this Blog. i learn a lot from it. I wish i could stay in the US , every thing woodworking is there.
I have a problem in assigning a material to a component. I designed a eight legged G&G table and i use three different woods. How do i go about to assign mahogany to some components and ebony and popular to other so it appears in the material column in the cut list.Maybe i am just missing it somewhere or is there an existing post that explains.
Thanks
Nollie

Re: CutList 4.1.1 -- A More In Depth Look

Thanks for all the posts on this Blog. i learn a lot from it. I wish i could stay in the US , every thing woodworking is there.
I have a problem in assigning a material to a component. I designed a eight legged G&G table and i use three different woods. How do i go about to assign mahogany to some components and ebony and popular to other so it appears in the material column in the cut list.Maybe i am just missing it somewhere or is there an existing post that explains.
Thanks
Nollie

Re: Announcing Fine Woodworking's Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers--The Basics

Congrats Dave.
This will be a very helpful aid to many a woodworker !

Re: CutList 4.1.1 -- A More In Depth Look

Hi Dave,
This plug in works very good when doing furniture. My problem is that when doing sheet goods there is no sizes that matches our sizes in SA.I do some kitchen cabinets from time to time. Our sheet goods sizes are different than that of the USA. We have a size of 1800 mm X 2700 mm.Is there a way that i can maybe change the sizes in Cutlist to accommodate our sizes. Very rarely i use the 1220 X 2440 sizes
Thanks

Re: Building a Mystery

Wow!! Wonderful execution .It is a beautiful piece indeed.

Re: Kitchen Cabinets - The Engineer's Way

Hi Tim,

I am building kitchens for a living. I want to design a kitchen in SU so that i can present it to my client for approval. How can i 'save' all the different cabinets in the same file so that i can pick them and stack them together in the way the kitchen is designed. I also want to design the cabinet doors and drawers in different designs and woods to also snap onto the cabinets. The doors and drawers must be separate of the cabinets.
I am in South Africa and we work metric. You can explain in imperial- i grew up in imperial.
Thanks for all your contributions over the years

Regards

Nollie

Re: Black walnut octagonal dining table

Very nice work inddeed !!

Re: Printing Templates--Two Approaches

Hi,
I have a problem to print templates. Maybe i am missing somthing. How do you create your registration marks.
Thanks Nollie

Re: New SketchUp Version 8

Thanks that worked ( print reselution)

Re: New SketchUp Version 8

Hi,

I have one problem with Sketchup 8
When i print from Sketchup 8 the lines are jaggered and not smooth like in Sketchup 7 What can i do to solve this problem. I have already opened version 7 files in version 8, so i can not go back to version 7 whith these files

Re: An Upholstered Chair Cushion

Thanks very much David. It is very handy to have Folks like you and all the others on the web to help out. Here in SA it is learn all by your self.
Nollie

Re: Lessons in Teaching SketchUp to Woodworkers

Yes Dave that is the apholstered seat cushion . It is for the drop-in seat for my dining side chair
Thanks
Nollie

Re: Lessons in Teaching SketchUp to Woodworkers

Hi Dave
Thanks again for that leg indent tutorial. Is it possable to show how to do a "pillowed" drop-in seat for the chair i designed with the Blacker leg indent. The seat will be narrower at the back and wider in the front.
Thanks
Nollie

Re: The Blacker House Chair Leg Detail

Thanks Dave for responding on my request. It would help to make my designs look more like the real thing.

Re: Lessons in Teaching SketchUp to Woodworkers

Hi,

I am drwawing in the Greene & Greene style and would like to know how to draw the Blacker chair leg indent. Is it possable to show how to
Regards Nollie

Re: New Study Discusses Tablesaw Injuries

Hi,
I never thought that i would have a acsident on the table saw until last week. You can have all the safety features thinkable but if you do not consentrate on what you are doing you wil have a acsident. I let someone els destract me while i was buzzy cutting a dado and i must say that i was in a hury. The next moment my hand jerked AND NO MORE THUMB. Consentrate on what you are doing, that way you will make use of the safety features that is available.DO NOT BE IN A HURRY!!!!
Nollie



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