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Jan

5

Bubinga Knife Display Tables Finished

By Jim

FINALLY!!  After months of hard work in hour or two increments I finished the tables.  I’m very excited and proud of them.  I hope Marvin likes them and Julia sends me some picture once he puts his knife colletion in them.

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Aug

10

Bubinga Knife Display Tables – Update

By Jim

Just finished ripping the 8/4 bubinga stock for the legs. Fhew! It’s so hard and dense, the saw blew the breaker 4 times. There’s a bit of burning (as I expected), but i ripped them slightly wide to allow for a quick pass through the jointer or a couple of passes with a hand plane to clean them up. Based on tonight’s experience, I’m guessing I’ll have to sharpen my chisels a few times while squaring up the mortises.

Jun

11

Bubinga Knife Display Tables – Part 1

By Jim

I just took a commision from cousin Marvin to make four nesting tables to display his knife collection. He wanted to see drawings first, so I had an excuse to learn how to use Google SketchUp. Very cool. Here are the drawings I produced on my first attempt with the program. More to come on the tables as I progress.

May

6

Cherry Toybox

By Jim

Hooray!!! This weekend I finally finished a toybox for my niece that I started almost two years ago. It was just one of those projects that never seemed to get done.

The top, front, sides and decorative portion of the back are solid cherry. The lower portion of the back is cherry veneered plywood. The bottom is oak veneered plywood. The front is joined to the sides with hand-cut dovetails. The back is rabbetted into the sides. The decorative piece at the top of the back is joined to the rail below it with dowels and mortised into the sides. The top is attached with a piano hinge and has a soft-close mechanism so Isabella won’t hurt her little hands.


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Dec

30

Cherry Table

By Jim

I took the opportunity over the holidays to take pictures of the cherry table I had made for my parents some time back.  I got a nice piece of curly cherry for the top and drawer front.  I used analine dye instead of stain so the figure wouldn’t be obscured.  It was also my first real attempt at hand-cut half-blind dovetails on the drawer.

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Nov

30

Red Oak Dresser

By Jim

This is the first (serious) piece of furniture I ever made.  I worked on it for about 10 months in my basement while my wife was pregnant with my older son for whom I made it.  It’s made from solid red oak and oak veneered plywood.  It has brass pulls that don’t really go with the piece.  But, this was before I knew that the dresser is country style and the pulls, traditional.  Someday I’ll make country style handles out of oak and save the brass pulls for a highboy.

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