Thomas Chippendale

The second series is on Thomas Chippendale, and the furniture he produced.

Episode 105 Freeform Router Bowl

Using the Amana Tool bowl bits from Toolstoday.com, I create a freeform double (interlocking) bowl

Web broadcasting video

Received a rather interesting email tonight from Toolstoday.com.  They send out a regular email promoting their latest router bit, video, sawblade etc, (and I subscribe to it – makes a nice break from the mountain of work emails that come through!)

Tonight’s one will look rather familiar :)

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(And yes, they did seek my permission to put the video on their YouTube channel – I was more than happy to allow it)

 

 

One hundred and eighty

This is what I spent my weekend making. It features dovetailed joinery, wooden hinges, and shaker-style panel doors.

For the full blow-by-blow, check out the next edition of ManSpace magazine.

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Harvesting Ebony

An interesting insight into the state of the ebony trade in the world.

Walnut Dragon

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Engraved on the CNC Shark Pro, using a Carbitool laser bit (solid carbide, 15o).  250mm diameter, 45 minute machining time.  Finish: Festool Surfix Oil System

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Despite all the preparations for the move, the already significant dismantling and degradation of shed function, I still managed to get out there for a bit of woodwork!

This was specifically because I needed to make some real progress on the latest set of articles for ManSpace magazine, which are due around about the same day as I am moving!  Timing is an immaculate thing.

One of the articles this time (and there will be a few in the same series) is about making kid’s toys – and takes you through a series of 6 steps to produce it.

I further wanted to ensure as many people as possible could complete the project, so limited the number of tools to a maximum of 6 (and only used 3 for the current one), and tried to come up with a project that would only take 60 minutes or so to complete, and under $60 in materials.
I’m not going to tell you want the actual project was – you’ll just have to wait for the next edition to hit the shelves!

It took 60 minutes, $40, and 3 tools (and 6 steps), so I definitely covered the brief (and got to make a little bit of saw dust in the process).

Ok, ok, I’ll give you one cryptic hint.  Dover.

Wonder if anyone will figure it out?

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