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Finishing / Re: Worm holes in Butternut
« Last post by daveknuth on February 14, 2020, 05:23:27 PM »
Well done. Very cute.
Thanks for the heads up, as mentioned, their web page doesn't work but if you contact them they will send the books right out.The books arrived promptly and well packed. For a total of $60 they are a bargain and a welcome addition to my library.
Finishing / Re: Worm holes in Butternut
« Last post by Tom M on February 13, 2020, 10:39:54 AM »
Sorry for so long since the last post.  I had some last minute Christmas gifts to make and then decided to finish another project that I've worked on and off for four years.

One project was a small display case for my son which was designed to fit into an Ikea (ugh) cabinet he has for his entertaiment center. I used a piece of poplar which was hard as a rock and painted it black to match the Ikea (ugh).  It came out nice but the cost for the glass and shipping across country made it a rather expensive project! In hind site I really should have used plywood for the case and some of that hot melt glue veneer for the exposed part. It would have been much lighter and easier to work.  The only thing you see if the front as the cabinet is 12.5x12.5 and the cubby hole is 13x13...

I started a variation of a pie safe for our kitchen back at the end of 2015. The only glued-up board is the drawer bottom.  All but the top was beautiful clear white pine.  I think the top might have been red pine. Earlier this year I glued-up the door and made the drawer.  Then lastly I made the moldings.  The top's molding were carved or scraped. I finished it with milk paint and shellac. For the color we decided on Barn Red with a base of black. Black and mustard would be used on some of the moldings.

I really enjoyed the painting process. After applying the black undercoat I started painting the top red.  I stopped at this point because I thought the combination of the red top with the black cabinet looked good.  So I ended up painting the rest of the cabinet red (so it would show through under the black), and then black again. I used the mustard color sparingly as my wife did not like it. However after sanding and rubbing out the finish followed by some shellac she loved it (happy wife is my goal.)  I then turned the knobs, which was the first time I've used my lathe in years (excellent video by Phil Lowe: [size=78%][/size].) I used hand made iron hinges from Horton Brass. I moved it to the kitchen this past weekend.

And that brings me back to the Stepback Hutch.  After cleaning up my shop I laid out all of the face frame mortise and tenons.  I then spent some time fine tuning my mortise machine and tenoning jigs. Next up will be a lot of machining!

North Texas Chapter / March 18, 2020 Meeting
« Last post by Chris Morgan on February 10, 2020, 11:46:07 PM »
Wednesday March 18, 2020 we will have a meeting at Chris Bame’s shop. William Wresh will make a presentation on wooden hand planes (hollows and rounds) and how he uses them in his project work. William will also give us a report on what he learned at Chris Schwartz’s class on making a Welsh Chair.
Contact Chris Morgan at for more details.
Thank you!!! My set has been ordered. They are having trouble with the online orders so I called to order the set. With shipping, everything was $60.00.
Indiana Chapter / Indiana Chapter Spring 2020 meeting
« Last post by Sam Rhodes on February 07, 2020, 04:06:54 PM »
[font=]The Indiana SAPFM Chapter will hold it's Spring 2020 meeting on 16 May at Jeff Juday's shop, 3251 Sheridan Road, Noblesville, IN. Thanks to Jeff for allowing us to use his shop again. We have a busy meeting planned. We'll start off as usual at 9;00 with a Show and Tell. Then Dick Reese, from the Ohio River Valley Chapter, will be demonstrating Federal stringing, edge banding and sand shading. To follow on that theme Morris Ridenour will be demonstrating veneering on curved surfaces without the use of a vacuum bag. Dirk Herr-Hoyman will do a quick view of the world of Marquetry and also cover laser cutting. To switch topics Tod Herrli will show us how to make window sash using tradition wooden molding planes. A busy meeting for sure. We hope you can attend. Please send RSVPs to Sam Rhodes at so we can get a head count for lunch.[/font]
Discuss topics not covered in other categories. / Dealing with real ivory
« Last post by Jeff Saylor on February 07, 2020, 12:14:31 PM »

I just acquired an entire Baldwin baby grand piano keyboard from a friend and it has real ivory and ebony keys.  Dealing with the ivory, what legal problems may I encounter if I use these veneers for inlay material in future projects?  I have no paperwork, only pics of the disassembled keyboard.

Thanks for any input.

While I was attending a recent Decorative Arts Symposium at the Georgia Museum of Art, Jeff Evans at Jeffrey S Evans & Assoc. Auctions told me he had purchased the remaining MESDA inventory of The Furniture of Charleston.   
He is selling the 3-volume set at the great price of $45.00. 
You can Find it on his website -
Discuss plans and drawings. / Re: Massachusetts Shelf Clock Plans
« Last post by Ronald Young on January 30, 2020, 06:30:42 PM »
Mark, thanks for the info. I have Al Breeds drawing. The adamsbrown site is great, thanks for the link!
Discuss topics not covered in other categories. / What Is It?
« Last post by bbaker143143 on January 30, 2020, 09:32:40 AM »
I thought I had seen it all. Saw this in a store in Kentucky. The shop owner had no idea what it was. I thought it might be a pool cue holder of some sort but it's too light and no base. Any ideas what it could be?
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