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$40 Trestle Table #1: Rachael Ray type planning

1205 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

If you ever want to get a group of women to take notice then roll their eyes and leave. As they are talking about cooking interrupt and say “Well, according to Rachael Ray….”. Or don’t try it. They usually don’t like it. So, what does this have to do with a trestle table? Rachael does her “eat on $40 dollars a day” program. Or at least she used to. My niece is moving into a new apartment and mentioned that she would like a new kitchen table. She&#...

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Wood Tumbler #2: Working Machine! ...and a problem solved

966 days ago by dakremer | 11 comments »

So I redesigned my whole wood tumbler. The previous motor didnt work. Instead I found an old box fan motor that is working out great. To keep it from overheating, I hooked up a computer fan to the bottom of the wood frame. I got this computer fan for free at our city’s recycling center! Before using this fan I had built a fan out of plywood to run on the shaft to get some air movement. Of course it broke – but I left it on there anyways cause there was still some air movemen...

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The EZ mitre technique

1488 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 74 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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EZ Mitre #1: Update - Using router bits

1195 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 10 comments »

Since the original EZ mitre blog there have been variations added. To formalise the adding of new and/or additional methods to the technique I will add updates for now and re-release the whole thing if I ever get time. The main reason for this update is, as has often been asked, ‘can this technique be done using a table mounted router and ‘v’ groove bit ?’ Up until now I have been reticent to suggest this but I have just this week discovered router bits that are up ...

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Perfect Fitting Dado

859 days ago by bigchopperoo | 10 comments »

Have you ever struggled with the different sized plywoods and making dados that fit perfect. Well here is an eay way to make PERFECT fitting dados.

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Table Saw setup for Half Lap Joint

873 days ago by rance | 23 comments »

When you need to set the height of your TS blade to half the thickness of your workpiece(regardless of its thickness), try building a teeter totter. A what? Like this:   Get a flat scrap of wood and mark perpendicular lines across equal distance between each other and from one end of the board. This is your teeter totter. Raise your TS blade higher than you expect to cut and rotate it so one tooth is at top dead center. Lay that flat board across the blade where the middle ...

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

1418 days ago by McLeanVA | 50 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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A WOODTURNED RECIPE HOLDER EASEL. (CS1 Kitchen Challenge)

1426 days ago by Dick, & Barb Cain | 16 comments »

This is not a brand new project. I submitted it, because of a request by MsDebbieP for the CS1 Kitchen challenge. I was out in the shop one day, & thought to myself, what can I make? I said, how about making a recipe holder easel for Barb’s kitchen. So I dug out some pieces of wood from my scrap bin, & proceeded with the project. I didn’t have a plan, but I knew what I wanted it to look like, so the first thing I made was the main spindle post. Then I ma...

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

1425 days ago by Mary Anne | 33 comments »

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is. By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board. All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw. Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides. ——Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great) ——- Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter S...

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