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Nipping Press for UAB (pt. 5)

After the final shaping I bevel the corners . . .   sand an apply aniline dye. Advertisements

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Nipping Press for UAB (pt. 4)

  Now for the final smoothing and shaping of the press.  I use a smoothing plane and scrapers to smooth the wood.

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Nipping Press for UAB (part 3)

  The above image shows the hole cut to accept the metal vice.           Now that all of the parts have been roughed out it is time to begin shaping the piece.    

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Nipping Press for UAB (pt. 2)

    The mortise and tenons have been shaped with chisels and fit together nicely.         Now that the carcass is complete it is beginning to look suspiciously like a nipping press.    

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Nipping Press for UAB (pt. 1)

My recent visit and talk at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was a great experience.  I met some wonderful people and got to spend time with friends that I love.  As a Jemison Visiting Artist, I was asked to … Continue reading

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Nipping Press

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Nipping Press in Progress

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