Chippendale Mirror Update


This mirror has been dragging on for quite a while, I think I have been a little daunted by the frame, I really hate miters!
Anyway, I finally plucked up the courage to have a go and I am very happy with the way things turned out.

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After mulling over the best way to cut the I decided to build a small frame to hold the moulding flat, in place and with support front and rear to minimise tear-out.

Theres …

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Piano Stool

I have been toying up with the idea of replacing an old chair we have in our bedroom with a piano stool. The extra width and the little storage compartment will be perfect for us.

My Mother in-law is also after something similar so if i can make it in time, I’ll try to make one as a Christmas gift as well.

Sketchup Piano Stool

I couldn’t find any suitable plans, so i went off and drew up a basic plan using sketch-up, …

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WorkBench Upgrades

glueup

I scored some cheap 65x45mm Hardwood boards, decided to glue them up and replace the solid core door benchtop I have been using for the last few years…. Once I figured out the layout, I pre-drilled my dog holes prior to the glue up. This is much easier the drilling after everything has been glued up.

Oil finish

Next step was to glue up the bench top in two half’s, then I ran them through through my drum-sander to flatten them. The …

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Chippendale Mirror Update

Havent posted in a while, was out of action with a cold, then I was offline after a botched ISP plan upgrade…

Anyway finally got to cut the scroll work for the mirror.

I haven’t done much in the way of scrollsaw cutting before, this is actually my first real piece. While I am not entirely happy with my cuts, overall the piece looks good.

I still need to do some sanding to even out my curves and to bring …

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The Weekend is upon us!

Well its a cold and wet Friday night here in Melbourne, Australia but I don’t care. Its almost the weekend and that means I have paid my dues for the week and get to retreat to my shed!

During the week I managed to pickup some goodies and will hopefully get to put some of this stuff into use this weekend.

CMT Rabbet set, CMT box joint bit

digital mitre gauge, Fastcap Calculator

Framing Clamp, Pliers

dust collector reducers and …

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Rough Cut—Woodworking with Tommy Mac

I’ve been following Tommy Macs work for a while now, he does some amazing work. Just in case you haven’t heard he’s just scored his own TV Show.

If your not familiar with his work, you’ll find a link to his website on the links page (207 Woodworking).

Hopefully well be able to see it here in Australia, things have been very quiet on the woodworking front since Norm and David Marks have disappeared.

Anyway here is the trailer for …

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