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Multi use tool- Router planer, panel saw, What else?

07-29-2011 10:55 PM by RockyBlue | 10 comments »

This is my take on a design by TZH of his router planer. I got the honor to tour his shop in the Rocky Mountains of beautiful Colorado a couple weeks ago and saw his setup. The gears in my machinist head started turning ( or grinding) immediately. I came up with this version using off the shelf parts available to anyone. I looked into making the rails with round shafts and linear bearings, but the cost was too high and rigidity was not good enough. The material used is extruded alumin...

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Dining Table and Chairs, Griffin Style Legs. #2: "Carving the Lower Flutes & Scrolls"

01-19-2013 11:54 PM by Dennis Zongker | 23 comments »

The first step in carving out the table legs I began with the side scrolls and front flutes at the bottom of the leg. Before I start carving I always hone or sharpen any knife I will be using that have any small chips in the edge. This will give you a nice clean smooth cut when carving. For the table legs I used Genuine Mahogany it is a great carving wood and I think it has a cleaner cut than basswood because of it’s tight grain. To layout the legs I made a drawing template out of a ...

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Wood Carved Jhoola

04-27-2011 03:56 PM by Dennis Zongker | 27 comments »

I just finished carving this unique indoor India swing bench, for a customer, it is also known as the Oonjal or Jhoola. This type of swing bench is not readily available without an overseas order. These types’ of wooden carved swings were used by Kings in their palaces and were considered a sign of royalty and are still considered even today. This type of furniture is a wooden swing with brass chains suspending it from the ceiling of the inside of their home. I glued together three plan...

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Free Wooden Smoothing Plane Plans

04-27-2013 05:57 PM by Caleb James | 10 comments »

So here we go again. It looks like you folks are having fun making some wooden planes so lets add to the fun. Here is a great little coffin shaped smoother for your collection. This is a fantastic size and a great introduction to making a wooden bench plane. The construction of the parts is a very typical arrangement and the size of wood needed to make this is much easier to find. Here are the plans in several different layouts. The download has four pages. First one is for shop reference ...

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21st Century Woodworking #2: Project 002: Making Inlay Banding The Easy Way

03-20-2013 09:06 PM by Dirk Van Essendelft | 8 comments »

I saw AppJourneyman making very impressive inlay banding. I thought I would give it a try on my CNC Router. I had some scrap laying around and thought I would give it a try. It came out very good. Go over to 21st Century Woodworking for project cut files and details.

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Jordan's Project #3: Part #3 Fitting the Dividers and The Wall for the Hidden Drawers

01-15-2013 08:07 PM by Jeff Waggoner | 2 comments »

18. I then began fitting the inside wall that would cover and hide my drawers. 19. I planed the edge of the board to make sure it would slide in and out properly. 20. I fitted the board and made sure to leave enough room behind it to allow the drawers to fit. 21. I took my bottom panel and sawed it to size then used a hand router to cut grooves for my dividers. 22. I made a bead over the inside edge of my desk top with a router. 23. I began cutting my dividers with a 45 degree shooting boar...

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The Maloof Library Series #14: Sculpted Dining Chair Arm Technique

11-20-2012 12:51 PM by ScottMorrison | 5 comments »

Here is a great little video showing the steps involved on how to make one of the arms for my new Template Project: “Building a Sculpted Dining Chair.” You can see that it is a very useful little trick. I hope you find this clip entertaining (it sure was fun making it). (The music is a real “toe tapper”)... Enjoy!

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Making a Penn spice cabinet using mostly hand tools. #15: Dying and Boiled linseed oil

11-07-2012 09:19 PM by JeremyPringle | 4 comments »

I am happy to report that I activly working on this project until I get it done. I am so close to being done that I cant see myself setting it aside again. Also, I have a couple of large jobs coming up and I need the space. Since last time, when everything was planed to fit and everything tightened up. I just made sure everything was flat and smooth and sliding/fitting nicly. Ready for the finish. I may have mentioned it already, but I am using aniline dye for the colour, and the co...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

06-23-2011 07:26 AM by shipwright | 61 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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Simple Jigs and Techniques #1: Simple Precision Arc Inlay Jig

06-20-2012 12:44 AM by shipwright | 24 comments »

I had the need this afternoon for a way to cut a curved groove for a veneer inlay. It needed to be absolutely accurate and easy enough that even I couldn’t screw it up. A half hour later I had this little jig. I thought someone else may find it useful. The first photos are self explanatory and show the simple construction and assembly of the base and pivot arm. The featured performer is one of my personal favourite Harbour Freight tools, the trim router. In the next photo ...

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