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Summer Shop Time

So the summer comes with nice weather, long days, and less shop time, well for me anyways.  The kids are off of school and while my oldest would be fine while I worked in the shop, my daughter would not be.  My daughter wants be in the shop with me […]

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The Finishing Process

Well, I have a love/hate relationship with finishing.  I love the process of putting finish on a given project, but I hate the down time in my shop.  I’m a little envious of people who have a separate space to finish.  It would make less work in the end if […]

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Ebonizing

The side tables I’m working on have an ebonized base to them. So I thought I would talk about the process I used to get them there. The first thing I had to do was make the ebonizing mixture.  I used four pads of 0000 steel wool and put them […]

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Divider Tables

Started making a set of side tables for clients. They wanted the tables’ legs to match the legs of their couches. While I couldn’t get the legs to match perfectly because the legs would have been so wide to get the height that was needed, we settled on this shape […]

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