This is a pine chest I made based on an American Woodworker issue that contained the plans to build this chest.
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The chest in the issue is a reproduction of the actual chest made by John Wheeler Geer in the 18th century. To see the actual plan set in the American Woodworker issue go to Connecticut Blanket Chest .
I also built one in Curly Maple, I will post those images as well.
Recently I have taken an interest in building Shaker furnishings, I have always loved it, but I am ready to build it.
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This album will contain all the furniture I will build in the Shaker style.
Virtually any of the items I will be posting in this album are inspired from books written by Kerry Pierce. Mr. Pierce has created a variety of books on the shaker style, the history and culture of the Shaker community, and within the books there are detailed drawings for much of the work the Shakers produced.
Here is a link to Kerry's site at Kerry Pierce Furniture and here is a link to his books at Kerry Pierce Books in Amazon . I highly recommend the books by Mr. Pierce, they are well made, and well priced as well.
Just one of Kerry's books
Thanks for visiting this album, and thanks for looking!
I am on a quest to build some Appalachia style ladder back chairs, or shaker chairs as well, and one of the tools I have been in dire need of is a mallet to strike wood, and chisel with. So after a little bit of research, I came up with my own design, and I had a great time too!
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Thanks for looking at my Big Ash Mallet, and no, the title is not original, it was from a Roy Underhill episode!
I had a customer bring an old gutted clock case from Yugoslavia that belonged to his grandma. He wanted the case converted into a jewelry case for his wife. He did not really have any ideas, so he told me to come up with something, and just do it, so I did!
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The old clock case is oak, and it has a rounded bezel glass in the top middle of the door, I was very nervous having this around, if it broke, there would be no replacement for it.
The project was fun, and he and his wife were very happy.
This album contains images of some awards I fabricated for a veterans appreciation event formal dinner that was held by our local high school patriot club.
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The club was founded and ran by our oldest daughter and our youngest daughter is the treasurer of the club. The kids in this club participate in Homes for Our Troops home builds and other local veterans events.
This chair is made from Black Walnut. The rockers and backrests are bent glue lams and the head rest is coopered. The curves throughout the chair are power sculpted using a combination of ROS and a right angle grinder with a 60 grit disk and a Kutzall grinder attachment. The entire chair is sanded to 800 and buffed with a 1200 Abralon pad before the first coat of finish is applied.
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Welcome to our album where we are going to build a collection of images from our past and present challenge coin display campaigns.
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Frequently our members embark on a crusade to build challenge coin displays for our wounded service men and women who are recovering in the various military hospitals around our nation.
The challenge coin displays we build are made to hold the very precious silver dollar sized coins our troops earn while serving our nation.
Frequently our troops will be given a coin by their unit commander for a job well done, or they may be given one by the very same rescue personal who brought them off the battle fields. Wherever they receive their challenge coins, they are important to them, so they are important to us, and we want to make a place they can display them with pride.
The men and women seen in this photo album, have given consent to publish these images in the public domain. These images represent only a small fraction of the service members who have received our displays, we honor the privacy of those service members who do not wish to be shown here.
We are a woodworking community with an emphasis on sharing and learning the skilled craft of woodworking and all of its related disciplines. Our community is open to everyone who wishes to join us. We support our veterans and active duty both here in the United States and in Canada, being a veteran is not a prerequisite to join. So please, join us! Please click on Join The Patriot Woodworker's.
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