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  1. Thread: v tool keel

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    Here's the difference between one from the...

    Here's the difference between one from the manufacturer and the one described to Bruce. They are different sized tools, but hoping differences are clear enough.
  2. Thread: v tool keel

    by Joel Ficke
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    Bruce, one of my instructors grinds the vee so...

    Bruce, one of my instructors grinds the vee so that the keel is substantially behind the tips of the vee. That way as you make a cross-grain cut, the wood fibers are sliced (almost like a shearing...
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    Ryan, this style of foot (with pierced talons and...

    Ryan, this style of foot (with pierced talons and lack of webbing) is to my knowledge specific to Newport, RI in the 18th century. Some also refer to it as Townsend and Goddard as those two families...
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    Thanks Patrick, Bruce and Mike. I feel fortunate...

    Thanks Patrick, Bruce and Mike. I feel fortunate to have had some great teachers. Bruce I enlarged the photos for better viewing.
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    c. 1760s Newport Tea Tables

    Here's my rendition of the famed Goddard Tea Table sold at Sotheby's in 2005.

    It's made from mahogany and finished with shellac. The surfaces are shaped and carved by hand. The Newport foot and...
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    I end up carving all the flutes in my columns....

    I end up carving all the flutes in my columns. Start by drawing lines on the lathe. Then use a smaller gouge to start the process. Then progress to a larger gouge to fine tune the final channel. If...
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    Drill bit question

    I need to bore a 3" deep, 1-1/8" diameter hole in the direction of the wood grain in mahogany. There appears to be many drill bits options including: spade bits, auger bits, ship auger bits, forstner...
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    Hi Brett, your question is a really observant...

    Hi Brett, your question is a really observant one. It turns out that there aren't any "hinges" on the door. The columns are attached to the door frame and then at the column top there's a nail with...
  9. Thread: Lizard Cane

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    Wow. That lizard looks so life-like I'ld be...

    Wow. That lizard looks so life-like I'ld be afraid it would bite me if I used the cane! That's another way of saying great job!
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    Fantastic Roger! How did you texture the outer...

    Fantastic Roger! How did you texture the outer band of the inner star? Your carving is incredibly crisp and detailed. Seems like each successive magnification looks better than the one before. The...
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    Thanks for the comments all. I know the style...

    Thanks for the comments all. I know the style isn't going to be appealing to everyone. IMO this clock has little too much English influence. I like the simple elegance of early American Queen Anne...
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    Philadelphia Tall Case Clock

    This is a replica of the Peter Stretch clock (cira 1740) sold at the Walter Jefford's auction (Sotheby's) in 2004.

    For the most part I tried to replicate the original as close as possible;...
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    Mike and Bruce, Thanks for the 1095 pointer. ...

    Mike and Bruce,

    Thanks for the 1095 pointer.

    Mike as I recall the saw material we got was already hardened. Did you do that after having the teeth cut or did it come hardened? The reason for...
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    Scraper Metal Suggestions

    Any metallurgists out there who could suggest a good metal type for traditional card scrapers?

    One vendor suggested CPM M4 but high speed steel seems like overkill and is really expensive. I have...
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    Well said Mark. Pfiels are great and we should...

    Well said Mark. Pfiels are great and we should let our work do the talking!
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    Period Furniture Carving

    Here's a new book on carving fundamental period furniture elements. http://tonykubalak.com/index.php?BOOKPROMO:

    Highly recommended.
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    Private message sent.

    Private message sent.
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    I have a series of youtube videos you can watch...

    I have a series of youtube videos you can watch for carving a ball and claw leg. The first one is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Wa213lwFI. Let me know if you have trouble finding the rest or...
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. This is...

    Thanks for the kind words everyone. This is probably my favorite QA chair which made it a joy to build. Even though I'm proud of how it turned out, my carving is no where near the quality of the...
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    Queen Anne Side Chair

    This is a reproduction of what Horner's Blue Book calls the "Best American Queen Anne chair yet found." It's a transitional piece as the overall shape is Queen Anne yet it's embellished with...
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    I'm a few hours north of Madtown but am also...

    I'm a few hours north of Madtown but am also interested in seeing a good woodworking community get going in our state.
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    Wow Roger. I love the...

    Wow Roger. I love the design...everything...central medallion, opening 'leaves', gentle curves, subtle vines. Seems like the closer you get the more is revealed. Wonderful.
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    Thanks for the kind words in return Mark. I think...

    Thanks for the kind words in return Mark. I think you'll like it here. There's a lot of talent without the ego. IMO folks tend to think before responding and genuinely try to make the forum a place...
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    Beautiful / inspirational Mark. I look forward to...

    Beautiful / inspirational Mark. I look forward to sharing and learning from your work.
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    Thanks for the nice comments everyone -- it was...

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone -- it was fun putting that video together. Still have a long way to go in making a good podcast though.

    Doug, if you do a search for americanfurniture on...
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