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Making New Cocobolo Handles/Totes and Knobs for my Hand Planes -A How To

12-23-2014 12:25 AM by BigRedKnothead | 23 comments »

I got a wild hair to upgrade the wood on my Lie Nielsen planes from the stock cherry to cocobolo. There’s always more than one way to get the job done, but I’ll share my way. There’s lots of good pics along the way to help. So here goes. Safety note: Most all of us are at least mildly allergic to rosewood and other exotics. Where a mask….or you’ll wish you had. Just drilling cocobolo makes my eyes and nose itch. The Handles: You’ll want some 1×...

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For the Sailors and Boat Lovers #6: Art that Floats: Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2014

09-12-2014 04:21 PM by shipwright | 27 comments »

Fine woodworking is not all about beautiful boxes and handsome furniture. Some of my favourite examples of fine woodworking float and transport their owners to far away places to boot. Last weekend I had the pleasure to take part in the annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Here are a few of my photos. This is an overview of about a quarter of the festival area. ......... tens of thousands of fine fits and joints out there. Thousands of them right here. A small part o...

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Bosch Colt Router Table

04-13-2010 12:51 AM by Dave Owen | 11 comments »

This is a small router table I designed for a Bosch Colt trim router. I’ve used it a good bit and I believe it will be very useful for small routing jobs and for those times when I’d like to keep the Colt and my DeWalt table-mounted router set up for different cuts...The photo above shows the 17” x 25” table mounted on top supports of a knock-down shop table where it will most often be used. In the photo the table is pushed a little further back on the KD than normal...

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Lee and Shelley's Wet Bar #9: Upper cabinet installation

05-06-2014 03:47 AM by MT_Stringer | 6 comments »

This past Sunday, we got ‘em hung on the wall. The homeowner didn’t know I was building wine bottle storage and hangers for stem ware glasses. She is tickled. Installation was easy and straight forward. I used a pair of cabinet jacks made from plywood, 1/2 inch pipe and 3/8 inch all thread. They worked great. Thanks to my friend MobilePaul for the idea. A 9/16 wrench makes adjustments simple and easy. And now for some action shots! :-) Provided courtesy of the homeowner. ...

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A Story of Mountain Rifles, an Old Man, and a Boy

01-05-2014 01:04 AM by summerfi | 21 comments »

This is a story about muzzle loading “mountain” rifles, an old man, and a boy. One of the rifles is shown in these pictures. The old man was my grandfather. And the boy was me – many years ago. I come from an Appalachian Mountains heritage where, to say it gracefully, people weren’t wealthy. I learned at an early age that if I wanted something, there was usually no money to buy it, so I would have to make it myself. I made the rifle pictured here in 1967 when I was 18 years old. I’m no...

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Crisscross, David Barron, and Danish Oil walk into a bar... #1: The Crisscross

12-10-2013 11:59 PM by CL810 | 9 comments »

In case you’re stopping here without seeing the project post, here’s my bench. Benchcrafted’s Crisscross has been covered before I’m sure but I’ve only seen one posting about it by Jusfine. So I thought I’d cover a couple of points about it. First, the reasons I went with the Crisscross was I wanted a pinless leg vise to avoid bending over. I know there are other devices that work as well, but this one just suited my eye. For me,the most critical s...

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Father - Daughter Project #21: all done....

11-13-2013 11:51 PM by Mainiac Matt | 4 comments »

Cedar boards installed… Hinged top and lid stays…. lock and engraving…. And the proud woodworkers….

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1150: Solving Problems

10-10-2013 10:27 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Over the past week or so, things here have been moving fast and furious. Keith and I decided we were going to take a two to three week trip to Chicago and see my children (and meet my grand daughter) and stop along the way to visit friends and teach a class or two. I usually am pretty good at planning things, but doing so on the fly has some challenges – both expected and unforeseen – that go with it. There is a lot to coordinate, and that leaves room for things to go wrong. B...

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My Garage/Work Shop Makeover #14: New Drill Press Table

08-17-2013 02:16 AM by MT_Stringer | 6 comments »

For several years, I have had a small bench top drill press. I made a table for it out of 3/4 inch plywood. It worked OK, but just wasn’t as good as could have been. When I upgraded to my current drill press, I transplanted the table and sold the other press to a friend. Since I am building a rolling stand for the drill press, I decided to upgrade the table also. I chose the plan from Shop Notes Issue #94. Features of this table include the following: large work surface (15×...

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Arts and Crafts Nightstand #5: Finishing, Cam Lock, and Drawer Installation

06-13-2013 05:27 PM by pintodeluxe | 4 comments »

This is the project I am finishing up. The backsplash was nixed due to a Lumberjocks poll here…http://lumberjocks.com/topics/50516 The tribe has spoken. -----So it will actually look like this…-----When spraying shellac on the drawers, I masked the cedar drawer bottoms to maintain the nice aroma.-----Nightstand stained and lacquered. -----After the lacquer cures for at least 24 hours, I wax the cabinet with Howard’s walnut wax. -----I use a scrap of drawer front stock ...

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