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  1. Matt, finishing is my least favorite part of...

    Matt, finishing is my least favorite part of woodworking. My experience is lots of opportunity for screw up and little chance of making the project appreciably better. Please take my coments re:...
  2. Chris, I have to confess having the Boys out...

    Chris,

    I have to confess having the Boys out of the house is been a bit of an adjustment – pretty quiet around here now, which I guess just makes it that much better when they visit.

    I'll try...
  3. Andrew great to hear from you – thanks for the...

    Andrew great to hear from you – thanks for the feedback.

    Funny you should mention the smell of white oak, when Sherrie walked in the shop the other day she said the same thing – "most great in...
  4. Very nice Brian – looks beautiful! Thanks for...

    Very nice Brian – looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pics:)
  5. Jim, Thanks a lot for providing the link to...

    Jim,

    Thanks a lot for providing the link to William Ng's video describing his method for making the "pillowed" plugs. I wish I would've seen this before I made mine – nice to be able to substitute...
  6. David, thanks for your interest – hopefully this...

    David, thanks for your interest – hopefully this build thread will help you decide if you want to build a similar project. One unique thing about the Greene Greene "extended finger joint" design is...
  7. Thanks Ken. I always enjoy seeing other people's...

    Thanks Ken. I always enjoy seeing other people's shops – I always come away with ideas about what might work for mine.

    My shop is the equivalent of a single car garage with 20 foot ceilings, a...
  8. Here is sawing out finger joints and carcass...

    Here is sawing out finger joints and carcass sides prior to glue up.

    https://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w498/mikeallen1010/QSWO%20Chest%20-%202/16_zpsp0sf2jja.jpg
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  9. Here are all the panel glue ups spread across...

    Here are all the panel glue ups spread across every available horizontal surface in the shop.
    https://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w498/mikeallen1010/QSWO%20Chest%20-%202/4_zpsi0flmwco.jpg

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  10. Pair of Quarter Sawn White Oak Greene & Greene Inspired Blanket Chests

    This is a build thread for a pair of quarter sawn white oak, Greene & Greene inspired blanket chests that are roughly 35” long x 16” tall x 14” deep. I built this design a couple times before in a...
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    Here are some pictures of the floral carving in...

    Here are some pictures of the floral carving in basswood after what seemed like gallons of shellac. It will be painted white and was initially conceived as a practice project that might potentially...
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    [QUOTE=Jen Joy;2947275]Am I missing something...

    [QUOTE=Jen Joy;2947275]Am I missing something here? I got "The Marquetry Course" from the library and it doesn't seem to teach double bevel. It does teach the window method. The Paul Schurch...
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    thanks John- great advice. I'm keeping my eyes...

    thanks John- great advice. I'm keeping my eyes open for some metal tubing in the right diameter- will let you know if I find anything.

    Best, Mike
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    I'm not a boat builder myself and I have to say...

    I'm not a boat builder myself and I have to say following this thread has been incredible; the range of knowledge/expertise needed to build curving, three-dimensional shapes, the...
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    Thanks Dave and John, I really appreciate the...

    Thanks Dave and John, I really appreciate the advice! Hopefully when I get this finished I post some pics.

    I'm not much of a carver- my primary interest is hand tool woodworking/furniture....
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    Fred, I started trying Marquetry a couple years...

    Fred, I started trying Marquetry a couple years ago for the same reasons you mentioned. I encourage you to give it a try- great way to add some creative and colorful detail to projects.


    Tools...
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    How to finish Basswood carving?

    Doing my first Basswood carving, shallow relief floral arrangement for fireplace mantle. 7" square. Ultimately I plan to paint it white, but am wondering if I should first "seal with something first-...
  18. Saw #2 is sold. Saw three Disston # 16, 7 PPI...

    Saw #2 is sold.

    Saw three Disston # 16, 7 PPI cross cut- ideal for breaking down rough stock when you get home from the lumberyard. Thanks for looking!

    Mike
  19. 3rd and final price reduction. No one likes a...

    3rd and final price reduction.

    No one likes a hard-sell and I'm no different. However, I know for a rock solid certainty these are great handsaw's that any woodworker will enjoy and I have a...
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    Derek, Thanks so much for sharing pictures of...

    Derek,

    Thanks so much for sharing pictures of your show – all the work was extremely impressive! I've followed your build thread of the Harlequin chest with great interest and , and as usual both...
  21. Thanks Phil, I appreciate your positive feedback....

    Thanks Phil, I appreciate your positive feedback.

    Great saws and great cause - you can't go wrong. Help some families that really need it and get yourself a premium, golden era, precision tuned...
  22. Price reduction-- saw 2: Disston #12, Golden Era...

    Price reduction-- saw 2: Disston #12, Golden Era 1896-1927, was $185, now $165. Likewise, saw 3, Disston premium #16, 7 PPI was $165, now $150.

    Thanks for looking. Feel free to PM if questions,...
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    Thanks all for your feedback – much appreciated!...

    Thanks all for your feedback – much appreciated!

    Fred, when it comes to finishes I don't have many arrows in my quiver – I stick with what I know; oil/varnish (Watco), amber shellac, and in this...
  24. Saw #1 is sold. Ron and Jim, your too kind- I...

    Saw #1 is sold.

    Ron and Jim, your too kind- I appreciate your support. The friends I've been fortunate to make here on the Creek are a huge blessing to meCheers, Mike
  25. FS: 3 Disston Top of the line Saws: fully restored, hand sharpened, precision tuned

    Proceeds from the sale of these saws 100% go to “Angel Tree” – charity that supports kids with incarcerated parents at Christmas. My wife runs this charity at our church and funds are needed now to...
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