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Camphor Wall Cabinet

Wall cabinet made from Camphor (smells like Tiger Balm!) with figured Imbuia drawers. Corners are dovetailed rabbet's with pyramidal pegs. Back panel is quarter sawn luan. Approx 24 x 12...

Walnut hall table

Walnut hall table, Claro Walnut top, pear wood drawer front. Mortice and tenon construction, some double, some through. Suspended drawer frame and panel  from a recent FWW article.

pear hall table

Hall table, made from Swiss Pear with bubinga drawer front. Features dovetail-splined miters, and through wedged carcass tenons. Approx 32x38x13

Q-sawn ash and bocote side table

smallish side table made of q-sawn ash and bocote (which is hard, heavy, and beautiful). Lots of fun joinery details- protruding, chamfered dovetails, pin shaped tenons, breadboard ends... Fun...

F&K Sideboard

Sideboard made to complement an existing piece for client. Torsion Box contruction. Veneered with Wenge and Ebony in a home made vacuum press. 48x36x20.

Z&S's Wedding Box

Made of curly Madrone and Imbuia as a wedding present for some good friends (the second in my "wedding series"). Curves joined with the two template router trick

Tall side table

Tallish side table. Unknown african hardwood and tiger rosewood drawer fronts.

Asian style curved wall cabinet

Wall cabinet, walnut and myrtle. Shop sawn veneer and solid wood. Bent laminations. One small drawer and shelf inside.

Corner TV cabinet

Corner TV cabinet. Peruvian mahogany, Australian black bean veneer, and ebonized cherry. Front and sides angled 10 degrees      

cabinet unit

Tansu style cabinet, lower cabinet is post and rail construction: upper is solid carcass with sliding dovetails. Mahogany and maple, bubinga accents. Doors are bridle joints pinned with pyramidal...

coffee table

Latest commission. Peruvian mahogany carcass, ebonized cherry base, Tasmanian tiger rose myrtle veneer drawer fronts. Hand cut dovetails. A very satisfying project.

sword cabinet

Cabinet on base, made to display and store Japanese sword and other martial arts accoutrements. Carcass is q-sawn shedua, door panels and drawer fronts Oregon myrtle (aka Ca. Bay laurel), African...

blanket chest

Another blanket chest, coincidence! This one is mesquite, western curly maple, and figured bubinga, with spanish cedar interior. Curved veneered panels, angled joinery. Whew!

jewelry wall cabinet

Jewelry wall cabinet, made from air dried black walnut and European pear, blistered maple drawer fronts. Carcase splined with pear. Side panels are solid wood, edge glued on the curve between walnut...

asian sideboard

Japanese inspired sideboard. Claro and black walnut. Sliding doors with shoji inspired detail. Rabbet-mitered-pinned drawers (whew!). Carved curve in the top.

modern tansu

made to store motorcycle gear- shedua carcass, with mesquite, sycamore and pear (each wood had meaning for the client)

jewelry cabinet

made for my sister- figured walnut, quilted maple and pear



Recent comments


Re: UPDATE: Fine Woodworking's Tables and Chairs

Chairs are hard...yes, please

Re: Mahogany Book Cabinet

Nicely done!

Re: Adirondack Chair -- Placing the Back Slats

Very nice Dave. I really appreciate how you can do seemingly complex operations thru the creative use of simple operations. Post hoc it's always obvious. The trick is to figure out how to do them myself :)

Re: UPDATE: 3 Book Giveaway! Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to...

c'mon lady luck...yes please

Re: STL 49: Power Tool Power

Oh, right. Sorry for the mix-up, thanks for the clarification.

Re: STL 49: Power Tool Power

A heads up- If they are the same, I believe Lee Valley also sells thise Sigma Power sharpening stones.

Re: How Far with SketchUp - Sculpturing?

I agree that too much detail is often unnecessary for building, but occasionally it may help. For example, I was recently modeling a chair, where the arms are flush to the top of the front legs. I modeled them so, and then wanted to shape and round over part of that arm. I realized I had to allow a little extra length of the arm for the shaping, otherwise I would lose flush. A small detail, but if I simply sized my parts from the Sketchup model before shaping, the arm could have been too short. Often roundovers, chamfers and the like can cause similar issues. Just something to be aware of.

Re: Cherry Sideboard w/ steam bent doors

Very nice. Proportions work well. Are the lower rails steam bent as well? No hardware for the doors or drawer? Good job!

Re: 9' X 4' Walnut Dining Room Table

Very nice, a commanding presence. Question- Did you also veneer the underside of the top? I've heard conflicting ideas about the necessity of doing so. Good job!

Re: Corner TV cabinet

Sorry for the delay Steve- Actually it's edge glued (and splined) to the plywood bottom. It doesn't actually function as a rail- the piece is actaully a plywood carcass made to look like post and rail construction.

Re: Contemporary Tansu Mizuya (Kitchen Cabinet) - Repurposed

Very nicely done. I alsoam fond of this form (check out my profile) and appreciate the elegance,

Re: 3 tage frid inspired 3 legged stools and 2 desks, 1 reg. ht., 1 standing

Looks like really nice work, and fun too! The seats and seat backs are sculpted solid wood? Nice.

Re: Redwood or Cedar?

Can't add anything to what's been said except to say that Alaskan Yellow Cedar is indeed yellow.

Re: Shop Talk Live 38: Brian Boggs' Brainy Machinery

Link to Podcast seems down, any info? (Sat., 8-17, 9 a.m mtn time)

Re: Eva's Cradle

Very nice. Tasteful and fun.

Re: The Right Way to Approach It

Very nice (or is that ninja?). Simple, elegant, effective. And I agree- like many things, having a correct strategy is often more important than having advanced technical skills.

Re: Walnut side table

very nice. On a simple piece the proportions become even more important. I think you nailed it.

Re: FineWoodworking.com Gets a Makeover

FWIW, The old problem still exists of being signed out of my account everytime I close the FWW website. Somewhat annoying to have to log back in everytime I open the site. btw, I'm using AOL on Windows 7

Re: cabinet unit

ReedGarrett- Thanks for your comment- sorry it's taken me a while, I've been out of touch. The horizontal joint is indeed a through mortise and tenon, and the vertical joint is a blind mortice and tenon that actually pierces the horizontal (it's narrower by 1/4" or so on each side) effectively locking the horizontal in place. I cut the vertical mortice after assembling the horizontal m&t. First time I tried it, it worked well.

Re: Graduated Dovetails and Curves

Nice one, again, Dave, thanks! I like your dovetail layout trick.

Re: Mitering Moldings

nicely done Dave- similar but different to Aidan Chopra's "breaking apart a frame". Nice to see a different, but equally valid, approach. (Oh, and Happy Birthday!)
Michael

Re: Chamfering the Exposed Tenon End

I like this trick with auto-fold. I'm pretty sure, however, that as long as you select the inner face first, then use the move tool, it's not necessary to draw those 4 lines to connect the corners. Sketchup puts them there for you. Not a big deal, but saves a couple of steps.
Best,
Michael

Re: Maidie Floating Media Shelf

So what's the secret? How did you mount it? Oh, and it's lovely too!

Re: Walnut Desk

Very sweet. Nicely done.

Re: coffee table

Sorry for the delay- The dimensions of the box are 52x22x5 3/8. and the base is 11 5/8 high. I don't recall exactly the space between the two, an inch maybe? Glad you like it. I'd make it again, lots of wood combinations would work well.

Re: cabinet unit

45^2: Thank you very much. Does your kind comment imply that there are things about the lower cabinet you like less? I'm open to criticism in the hopes of improving. (btw, the cabinet was designed to hold art supplies, so to an extent function drove form) best,
Michael

Re: A Little Iron Work -- Some Quick Twisted Spindles

Very elegant Dave, thanks! Quick question- what is the ".707" you used when calculating the radii? My trig is very dusty...
Thanks again,
Michael

Re: Drawing a Flame Finial

that was a fun one, Dave, thanks!

Re: 3-way Miter Joint, Chinese Style

Really nice explanations, thanks. As a brief hijack- Does anyone know of resources to help with a "How To..." to actually build this in the shop?

Re: Where's My Component?

Thanks for that explanation, Dave.

Re: Where's My Component?

I wonder- is there a way to have the button that says "replace selection with component" be checked by default? It seems as if sometimes it's checked and sometimes it's not.

Re: Japanese kumiko andon lamp

wow!

Re: A Star Exercise

Hi Dave- Yes, that takes care of it! Originally, I was setting diagonal guidelines "orthogonally" , on what will become the face of the square you extrude. After wrestling with it for awhile myself I came to the above sort of realization and got a good result. And fyi, I used the "curviloft" plugin and didn't need to do the "divide line segment" and "weld" to get a decent shape. saved a couple of steps. But, as usual, thanks very much. A great exercise!
Michael

Re: A Star Exercise

I wonder if anyone else has tried this? I followed the steps above and didn't get the correct sized "portion" of the star. I suspect it's something I did, but wanted to see if anyone else had difficulty?

Re: A Star Exercise

Oh, it's working now, thanks! But "exercise" in the title is still misspelled ;)

Re: A Star Exercise

Is it just me, or are the screenshots not visible?

Re: Knots Down Temporarily Friday Morning

and Saturday too, it seems

Re: Alder Buffet

3 days huh? You work pretty quick! Very nice

Re: Bombe Chest - An Exercise in Complex Geometry - Pt. 1

Hi Dave- I'm the first to admit that I'm not very plug-in savvy, but I wonder if, instead of the "extrude by rails" plugin, you could have accomplished the same by using the "skinning by shapes" plugin that you used in the Windsor chair seat demo? I'm trying to keep my learning curve to a manageble radius.
Thanks,
Michael

Re: Adding Materials to Your Model

Dave- excellent! Thank you.

Re: Floating-top Liquor Cabinet

Very nice. Elegant, understated. Question- Is the carcass mitered? (Hard to tell from this photo) And I guess becuase the legs are attached only to the edge of the carcass and the top, and there are no side rails, wood movement isn't an issue?

Re: blanket chest

bduffin: thanks. All the frame parts (legs, rails, and the lid frame) are mesquite. A great wood, though hard, prone to imperfections (cracks, checks), but beautiful. I did cut the veneer myself, from some boards an old shopmate of mine left(forgot?) in our shop when he left. It was the first time I worked with it- though I much prefer its color and character to plainer maples.
The curved side panels are 3/8" bender board, I pretty much bent it to its minimum radius at the top part of the curve. A little springback, but I was able to wrestle it into its grooves. The front panels are MDF. The panels on the lid are solid wood, as are the two bubinga pieces.

Re: blanket chest

thanks guys. I originally built it as a spec piece, but became quite fond of it during the process. It may just live at the foot of my bed...

Re: jewelry wall cabinet

thanks! actually, the design came first- wanted the doors to be sort of "sexy", like a neckline. Got lucky with some beautiful walnut from Hearne

Re: Opening Gambits

I agree that it's good and necessary to "think outside the box." However, sometimes being different, or unique, or "weird", for it's own sake simply leads to a lot of junk. With all the references to Krenov recently, remember what he said about "design"? If I may loosely paraphrase, that one doesn't have to be all that inventive- it's more about caring and doing it well... I'm not trying to bash the above idea about innovation- but, in my opinion, it should be tempered by an appreciation of quality and caring.

Re: Dovetail Joints in SketchUp Made Easy

I've been fooling around with this on some small boxes and have run into some difficulties. Does anyone know if there is a minimum "overall length" that the plugin will accept? On my boxes (3 1/8" tall) the layout that is produced is too big

Re: Placing Components

(I apologize for the multiple posts, not sure what happened!)

Re: Placing Components

Hi Dave- nice video, thanks. I have a question. How would you handle the situation where you want to save a component in your library for future use that has its axes different from the global axes, but you still will want to be able to flip along an axis? For example, in your 1st video you have the angled wall cupboard- suppose that were an angled table leg with joinery included,and you wanted to pull in 3 more and place them around a table. Would you then have to realign the coponents axis to match the global axis for the copying procedure, and then change it back yet again (before running CutList for example)?
Does that make sense? Thanks for your attention,
Michael

Re: Placing Components

Hi Dave- nice video, thanks. I have a question. How would you handle the situation where you want to save a component in your library for future use that has its axes different from the global axes, but you still will want to be able to flip along an axis? For example, in your 1st video you have the angled wall cupboard- suppose that were an angled table leg with joinery included,and you wanted to pull in 3 more and place them around a table. Would you then have to realign the coponents axis to match the global axis for the copying procedure, and then change it back yet again (before running CutList for example)?

Re: Placing Components

Hi Dave- nice video, thanks. I have a question. How would you handle the situation where you want to save a component in your library for future use that has its axes different from the global axes, but you still will want to be able to flip along an axis? For example, in your 1st video you have the angled wall cupboard- suppose that were an angled table leg with joinery included,and you wanted to pull in 3 more and place them around a table. Would you then have to realign the coponents axis to match the global axis for the copying procedure, and then change it back yet again (before running CutList for example)?

Re: modern tansu

actually, she owns a Ducati, but we both appreciate the Asian aesthetic...But thanks for the remark!



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