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Woodworking Business - What To Build To Make Profits

Woodworking Business - What To Build To Make Profits

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Woodworking is a great art and hobby that you can quickly turn into business. You need to know that different woodwork projects will have different markets. For instance, if you are making toys, then...

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Ball and Claw Lions Foot,Coffee Table

Ball and Claw Lions Foot,"Coffee Table"

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This coffee table is 18" tall by 54" square and is placed into a very large and beautiful great room. The customer wanted the legs to have a lion foot gripping a ball similar to the American period...

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Pennsylvania Tall Case clock

Pennsylvania Tall Case clock

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In an earlier post I showed the start of this project. It has taken about six months to complete. The clock is all West Indies mahogany. The movement is an eight day cable weight driven movement. The...

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LInen press

LInen press

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Based on a similar piece at MESDA, in poplar with a red over black milk paint finish. Rat tail hinges. The upper cabinet hides a TV, the lower a stereo. Plinth base with dovetailed bracket feet...

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Tall clock

Tall clock

In poplar with a milk painted finish followed by an oil topcoat. 86 inches tall, painted dial housed in a dial frame behind a door. Quartz movement with pendulum behind the lower door.

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Ball and claw variation

Ball and claw variation

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An idea occurred to me while carving a spoon. Why not a variation of the ball and claw thing!  The wood is Arbutus, a local hardwood notorious for drying unpredictably .

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Pennsylvania Tall Case clock

Pennsylvania Tall Case clock

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As many of you know the idea of building a period piece is sort of the true test of your skills. I have built many Mission and Art/Craft and contemporary pieces but building this tall case clock has...

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Tea Light Holder and Carved Box

Tea Light Holder and Carved Box

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My wife requested that I build her a set of tea lights for our dining room table. The problem was that we use extensions sometimes during the year to accommodate extra guests. So if I designed a long...

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Charles Rohlfs Chair

Charles Rohlfs Chair

This is my interpretation of Charles Rohlfs chair. I was inspired to make this after seeing a copy by another woodworker and then reading the story about the valuation of this chair. I secretly hope...

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Monument to the End of Time

Monument to the End of Time

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Since according to the Myan Calander the end of the world is coming I thought I would do a sculpture about that event before it happens.

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Maple Fireplace Wall Units

Maple Fireplace Wall Units

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The two wall units are now stained a dark mahogany and installed. After an unfortunate time delay in its shipping and its painting, the main fireplace with mantel is also now completed and...

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Hawaiian Koa Foyer Table

Hawaiian Koa Foyer Table

This foyer table was constructed in 1990 using only solid Hawaiian Koa. This is the second piece of this style that I have designed which when placed in front of a mirror appears...

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Burl Corner Table

Burl Corner Table

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The table is small yet has distintive design features. Built in 1983

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Newport Card Table

Newport Card Table

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A reproduction of an 18th century Newport Card Table attributed to John Townsend. Black walnut, Norway maple, hand-made brass hinges  

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Carved Chair

Carved Chair

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This chair is a copy of a dilapidated old family piece which succumbed to the ravages of woodworm. The pattern for the carving was drawn full size and applied to the timber with wallpaper paste.

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Eagle claw and ball table

Eagle claw and ball table

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Just prove to myself that I could do it, ( and really because my mortage payment and my family holiday depended on it) I accepted the commission to make this dining table and the buffet to go with...

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Shanes Backyard Workshop

Shane's Backyard Workshop

This blueprint consists of a overall close to perfect workshop. As you can see I laid out all of my machines and materials in a orderly fashion in a letter C shape. Starting at the bottom you pick...

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Bonnet Top Highboys

Bonnet Top Highboys

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Several of you members wanted to see a better view of these 2 highboys I finished for my wife this past April.  Making them at the same time was a big time savings. All together, they took about...

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Twin Bonnet Tops

Twin Bonnet Tops

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As a woodworking hobbyist in my spare time, I had always wanted to make the highboys in FWW issue #117 from 1996.  With the work and detail involved, I figured it would be just as frustrating if...

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Headboard 18th century French pattern

Headboard 18th century French pattern

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The design is from a table by Jean-Henri Riesener and is located in the Petit Trianon at Versailles.  The pattern was redrawn several times to obtain the dimensions of a queen-sized headboard...

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