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SketchUp to Shop: Serpentine Chest of Drawers

SketchUp to Shop: Serpentine Chest of Drawers

SketchUp to Shop: Serpentine Chest of Drawers [embedded content] I’ve recently finished the construction of an 18th C. Serpentine Chest of Drawers. It’s one of the most complicated pieces I’ve done, as the shapes create a lot of complexity. This was my first...
Effecting a Serpentine Shaped Drawer in SketchUp

Effecting a Serpentine Shaped Drawer in SketchUp

Effecting a Serpentine Shaped Drawer in SketchUp The Exploded Drawer I’m finishing an English 18th C. Serpentine Chest, circa 1750. The primary wood is Honduran Mahogany and secondary, Monterey Pine. Crotch mahogany veneer is used on the Drawer Fronts. Here is a...
Understanding The Three Types of Layout Lines

Understanding The Three Types of Layout Lines

Understanding The Three Types of Layout Lines Synopsis: On the surface, a layout line is a simple thing. But laying out a woodworking project calls for such a variety of marking tools and techniques that it pays to learn about them. Here is an overview of the layout...

Video: How To Mockup Federal-Style Inlays

Video: How To Mockup Federal-Style Inlays When designing a pair of federal side tables, Bob Van Dyke wanted to be able to see into the future before he committed to an inlay pattern. Bob has just about every tool you can imagine in his school, but unfortunately a time...
Workshop Tip: Use Dowel Jig to Mark True Center on any Board

Workshop Tip: Use Dowel Jig to Mark True Center on any Board

Workshop Tip: Use Dowel Jig to Mark True Center on any Board Most boards end up at nonstandard thicknesses, making it a challenge to find and mark their true center for various tasks. I found the perfect solution in my dowel jig, which comes with a variety of inserts...
Using SketchUp to Turn a Tapered Sheraton Leg

Using SketchUp to Turn a Tapered Sheraton Leg

Using SketchUp to Turn a Tapered Sheraton Leg Late last year, I built one of these Sheraton Work Tables. The original was made circa 1800 by John and Thomas Seymour in Boston. I found a picture in one of my books “The Furniture Masterworks of John & Thomas...

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