Corner Entertainment Center – 02

January 30, 2011 Projects  2 comments

Initial Workspace

Initial Workspace

I have started making preliminary CAD models of the Corner Entertainment Center.  I started by drawing the area of the room in which the entertainment center was going to sit.  Basically I drew a corner of a room.  Nothing dramatic here, just two walls and a floor.  I did this to help visualize the area in which the piece was going to live.

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What Catches Your Eye?

December 29, 2010 Design  No comments

When you first see a piece of wooden furniture, or any type of woodworking project, what is the first thing that catches your eye?  Are you drawn to the grain of the wood?  Or is it the style of the piece that catches your eye?  Or do you immediately check out the workmanship of the piece?

Quilted Maple

Quilted Maple

I love the grain lines of a figured wood and, when finished properly, how they draw you in and almost mesmerize you.  Quilted maple is one of my favorite woods to see in a piece.  It forms a pattern and yet at the same time is completely random.  It is but one of the ways God shows his artistic hand in nature.   Its beauty can evoke a sense of awe and wonder.

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Corner Entertainment Center – 01

December 21, 2010 Projects  One comment

I have just begun to design a new entertainment center and I thought that I would share the entire design process with you.  This project has some unique design challenges and, quite honestly, I am not quite sure yet what the overall style of the Entertainment Center is going to be.

The first step will be to list all of the design requirements, and the first requirement is going

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Seasonal Woodworkers

February 17, 2010 Workshop  No comments

A lot of people tend to be seasonal woodworkers, especially for the hobbyist.  Many people head to the shop in the fall and don’t come out until it is time for the summertime fun to begin.  I generally tend to be a little different than the rest of the crowd.  I like to head out to the shop in the early spring, when the weather starts to warm up a bit, and then I will be out there until late fall, or early winter, when the weather gets too cold to work comfortably.

I liv...

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Template Crazy

January 28, 2010 Design  2 comments

Sometimes the best workmanship that a woodworker does is never seen on the final project.  It sits in a corner of the workshop and collects dust until it is time to make another of the same project.  I am, of course, talking about templates.  In these cases, the final project is not much more than a copy of the template.  The amount of care and time that a woodworker puts into creating a template will certainly show through in the final product, but if a template is done correctly, it will save you time and make your project look very impressive.

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