Monthly Archives: February 2015

Creating the Panel & Frame: Mechanical Cellarette

The last post on the Mechanical Cellarette found the top of the unit ready for final details.  This is one of those projects where I have the artistic license to adjust the sizes a bit to utilize the available lumber. … Continue reading

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Hand Tool Class Ends

We just wrapped up the 6 week Hand Tool class at Wooditis here in Las Vegas.  Wooditis is a great place where woodworkers from all over the valley come to learn the craft.  The owner, Jamie Yocono,  has really developed her school … Continue reading

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Inlaying Marble in a Bubinga Top

It has been an involved process getting to this point but here’s the first look at the Italian Marble placed into the top: The over-all measurement of the top is 20″ wide by 44″ long.  The piece of marble is … Continue reading

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Fitting Lee Valley Brass Leg Tip #01A4535

The wood used for the Mechanical Cellarette is Bubinga which I’m learning is a pretty challenging material to work with.  The legs are approximately 1 3/4″ square and the initial plan was to taper the insides of them with the bandsaw then … Continue reading

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Work Begins on Latest Commission

Towards the end of last year I was contacted about making a Mechanical Cellarette.  Now, this was something I’d never heard of before and my research turned up very little information.  Essentially, it is a cabinet used to store liquor … Continue reading

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Nick’s Media Stand Delivered

Yesterday a friend helped me to deliver this unit to the client — good deal for the delivery charges; a cup of Starbucks and a treat!  This is a picture of it in the house and, as you can see … Continue reading

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