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Handmade knifes #1: Japfin, knife no 59 - Japan meets Finland

11-29-2016 10:38 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Japfin, knife no 59Japan meets Finland As the headline explains, this is a try to make a knife that fusion the elegance of knifes from Japan and Finland (Lapland) and it’s knife no 59 in the line.My knife making is my meditation and after I started forging blades also, it has gotten a new dimension. The forge was fired up and a piece of spring becomes a blade by the anvil. Blade shaped as close to the final shape as possible.You can read more in the blacksmith blog: http://lumb...

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Quick Tip #6: Miter Sled

09-16-2016 03:31 PM by Kent Shepherd | 2 comments »

I frequently do smaller moldings in cabinet doors and other projects. I find it easier and safer to use a sled on my table saw rather than a miter saw. I can see my mark to cut by better this way. The small waste pieces don’t fly around as much. Years ago I was measuring a cabinet door job. As I was sketching the cabinets, the trim carpenter was cutting some small molding. The end piece flew off the saw and hit my face right by my eye. It bled a lot, but it turned out fine. However,...

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Scoops #1: How I cut one-piece scoops

05-17-2016 12:59 AM by Jim Jakosh | 17 comments »

I wanted to do a video on making scoops but my camera is not set up for what I want to do so I’ll do it in pictures.The first thing you need to do when making a scoop is to determine the volume needed and then calculate the dimensions needed . The Volume is Pi x R squared x depth. For this one the target is a 3/4 cup scoopThe volume of a cup is 14.437 cubic inches. 3/4 cup is 10.828 Cubic inches. I want a 3”ID scoop so the formula is 10.828cubic inches= ( 3.1416×1.5...

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Hints and Tips #23: Uses for Those Plastic Cards

03-06-2016 01:11 AM by Dave Rutan | 9 comments »

We seem to get a lot of those plastic cards that just get thrown away after they’ve been used. Whether it’s old gift cards or those ‘fake’ credit cards that American Express sends out, I’ve been looking for ways to at least use them for something before chucking them in the trash. With 3 of us using tracfones, we get a steady diet of the refill cards as well. [Below] Mainly I use mine to mix epoxy on or to hold a small pool of wood glue for those surgical ...

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Glossary of Dave-isms

02-28-2016 06:06 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

This is a sort of work in progress. I wanted to create a place where I could point folks from my posts that might explain one or two of my turns of phrase. I’ll add to this as I notice some of the Dave-isms I use. Big-A, a nicer way to say Big-A—. ‘Big-A saw’ sounds like a store brand. Cheap-A, a nice way to say Cheap-A— Drawer Wood, This is typically wood that I have salvaged from dressers that I see out for the trash. For the most part they are lik...

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A Push Stick for the Bandsaw that you'll never be without

07-29-2015 02:29 PM by Marty Backe | 5 comments »

A push stick that I made for my bandsaw, after reading a tip from the October 2014 issue of Fine Woodworking

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Building miniature ebony and rosewood boxes

12-26-2015 06:11 AM by Marty Backe | 15 comments »

This is a long form (i.e., not a 5 minute video) instructional video showing how I make very small boxes. These were made from ebony and rosewood, and have maple inlay and maple & leather interiors. I make them as ‘thank you’ type gifts. If you want just the highlights, watch the first and last few minutes of the video.

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Plane Sled #1: Planer Sled for Thin Pieces

11-25-2015 05:20 PM by Jim Jakosh | 14 comments »

I have a job where I need some thin stock ( about 1/8”) and my planer does not crank down that low for some reason. I also have some blocks that are about 6 1/2” square that I resawed for this project and they spin around in the planer because they are so short. I have often thought of using a sled to carry them through the saw and now I really need something like that. I planned to put a rail on the back for the cutter to cut against ,but the rollers push the wood through a...

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EZ Mitre #2: Board holder for router mitring

09-12-2015 04:17 PM by BritBoxmaker | 2 comments »

I thought it might be a good idea to post the board holder that I use for safe and sure router easy mitring. This holder keeps your hands clear of the cutting operation (which should satisfy the safety minded amongst us) and applies uniform pressure to the cut over the width of the board. It’s made from MDF and three wood screws. Top view Bottom view (flipped horizontally The fences slide into the main board running in a dovetailed 3 mm routed groove in the main boa...

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Cutting Board: How To's #1: Zig Zag Cutting Board - How To:

10-04-2010 11:38 PM by McLeanVA | 58 comments »

For those of you who asked me for a tutorial on how to make the zig zag legless vegetable death table (cutting board), here is my best shot. I am far too impatient to take photos when I work, so I decided to illustrate the process using some good old Adobe PhotoShop. I hope you find this useful and informative. I will outline the process in 10 steps below. I have assumed that when viewing these steps that basic woodworking skills are familiar to you. If you have questions, or run into snag...

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