November 30, 2013

Simple Shop Drawers

Filed under: film,projects,wood shop — howarth frank @ 2:56 pm

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I had made shelving units for the wood shop that hung on my French cleat system.   The shelves do not work well for smaller items as there is no way to organize small pieces and the space of the shelf above the small pieces goes unused.  I made simple drawers from 3/8 inch Russian birch plywood.  I cut dados in the bottom piece and attached sides and dividers with those dados. I butt jointed a back and front to that.  The front is a 1/2 inch wider than the drawer to hide the maple runners that the drawers slide on.   This was a  prototype and when I do this again, I will try making a frame with the vertical pieces first, then attaching the bottom to that.

November 23, 2013

Segmented Bowl

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 3:37 pm

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This is a commissioned bowl for a birthday present for the wife of a friend of mine.  Her name is Leslie and her nickname is sometimes L$ so the thought was to abstract this into a pattern for a decorative ring of a segmented bowl.  The L was easy to making into segmented wood pieces but the $ took a little more work. What I ended up with is a series of triangles forming an abstracted $.  The bowl is made with walnut for the darker wood and hard maple for the lighter wood.  It is made with twelve segments, and is about 14 inches in diameter.

November 20, 2013

maple bowl

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 4:12 pm

I got started on another big maple bowl today.


November 16, 2013

segmented bowl

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 12:21 am

I am working on a segmented bowl.


November 4, 2013

maple bowl

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 4:24 pm

Started a big maple bowl this morning.


November 2, 2013

Carver’s Mallet

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 11:43 pm

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The ghosts in the shop are at it again – making things from the leftover pieces of tropical hardwood from the previous woodworking project. Two pieces are stitched together with a box joint and wood turned on the lathe to make a carvers mallet.  What a nice surprise!

November 1, 2013

carvers mallet

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 11:34 am

I am working on a carvers mallet, and a movie about making it.