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Ribbon and Bow Box Techniques

03-19-2013 03:30 PM by Lenny | 23 comments »

Enough people have asked me how the Bow Boxes I made and posted were crafted that I figured a blog was warranted. My post is here “Bow Box”: I have seen others make the boxes and thought you might like to see different interpretations of them. bigogre has done several. Here is one of his: “Box”: moonls recently posted one with wonderful banding in the ribbons and bow. See it “here...

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How I Sell My Woodworking Projects

08-01-2014 01:48 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 20 comments »

In this video I answer one of the most common questions that I get from woodworkers: How do I sell my woodworking projects? In this video I share how I sell my work, but since this is just one point of view, I also interviewed 3 other woodworkers and I will release what they share in the next videos that follow. Even though we are all woodworkers, we all build different things and have different experiences in selling our items. This will provide a lot more information and inspiration t...

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Boxes - Working in Small Scale

05-20-2014 04:49 PM by RogerBean | 25 comments »

As I look through the pages of projects on various woodworking sites, I see a fundamental misunderstanding as to the basics of box making. As I once shared this same misconception, perhaps these thoughts will help someone seeking to create fine boxes. This “misalignment” has to do with what might be called “working in small scale”. On my first visit to Andrew Crawford’s workshop in Shropshire, England, only minutes into our conversation, he pointed out the importance of learning the elem...

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5 Cuts to a "Perfect" Cross Cut Sled

03-01-2012 02:39 AM by wnwoodworkingschool | 50 comments »

I’ve been getting a few email requests for a video on how I calculate the error ratio and how to correct and construct a cross cut sled that’s dead on square. I’ve been demonstrating this at the Woodworking shows for the past 5, 6 years and I still get emails asking me about the error ratio calculations. So here it is. Material List for sled:Runners: 5/16” x 3/4” x 30” Base: 1/2” x 34” x 30” Front Fence: 1-1/2” x 5” x 30R...

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How to price my woodworking (and sell it) #2: How to price your woodworking to make a profit (and sell it)

05-31-2013 12:27 PM by huff | 18 comments »

How to price my woodworking?(And sell it) Part 2 Know your market! So let’s start with why you’re pricing your woodworking the way you are now. If you’re a hobbyist and you don’t sell your work or you really don’t care how much you make when you do, then there is no reason to read further. If you’re comfortable with how you price your work or you’re a professional and you already have a system for pricing in place and you like how things are going, then there is no reason to read...

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The Basement #12: Major Drum Sander Improvement!

02-13-2011 02:44 AM by JL7 | 9 comments »

Today was a good day for progress…...I have a semi-homemade low budget drum sander setup in the basement shop but the dust collection sucked…..or more correctly, didn’t suck….. You can see the original setup in these 2 earlier posts: onetwo Out with the old – in with the new: The new version has a 4” dust port hooked up to the dust collector – I still need to do some plumbing in the ceiling to reduce the amount of flex hose, but that&#...

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3D Stars #3: Making 3-D Stars

02-13-2013 03:25 AM by Aggie69 | 6 comments »

After creating a program to calculate dimensions and cutting angles and designing and building a jig to make the cuts with, I was ready to put things into practice. My first trial was with some old (30+years) cedar fence pickets. I wanted an old “barnwood” 3-D star. I quickly decided that even though the wood was cheap (free), it varied greatly in thickness, even within one piece, and it was extremely brittle and splintered easily when cut. Needless to say, I wasn’t pl...

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XPanel #1: The First Open Source Panel Saw Jig

01-24-2013 01:07 PM by JRAP | 9 comments »

I’m an IT guy, so I’m very familiar with the concept of open source software, and I love the idea. So, here’s my contribution to the relatively new open source “hardware” movement. I’ve always been interested in woodworking to some extent, so was my father, and so was my grandfather, and up until recently it was my grandfather who had the most extensive home shop, and in his day, was probably the most avid woodworker among us (for the record, neither my...

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Inlaid Wooden Hinges #3: Glueing the inlays.

05-09-2012 04:07 AM by ruddy | 17 comments »

This is now the home stretch….not long to go.1. Left hand side base inlays. These inlays are going to be glued into the base. Make sure that they slide in easily before applying glue. Remember which face is the reference!I use drills of the correct diameter to get the centreline of the hinge pin in the correct position. The centreline should be on the mid point of the over lap which is about 8 mm. In this case I set the centreline at 4 mm.When I have glued these base inserts previously ...

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LJ- eMag #1: LumberJocks' eMag Archive

03-15-2012 12:33 PM by MsDebbieP | 1 comment »

I thought I’d provide an updated listing of our eMag here, as I can link them and the monthly announcements all together. Feedback is always appreciated   March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 June 2007 - May 2011 archives

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