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Tips and Techiques #2: The Somewhat Invisible Hinge Tutorial

03-05-2015 03:49 AM by Jerry | 20 comments »

Okay, I was asked to post a how to for the, I guess I’ll start calling it “vanishing” hinge, since it’s not completely invisible. Anyway I struggled with posting this tutorial, because in this instance things went badly, but I think it’s just as important to publish the mistakes as the successes, because that way whoever reads this can see where the pitfalls are. So in the spirit of full disclosure, here goes. Okay, this tutorial is for 1/2” wood and dow...

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Park Model Deck #1: Unconventional Park Model Deck

02-23-2015 01:54 AM by Jim Jakosh | 14 comments »

This year the project for our park model was a new deck. This grouping of photos show how I built it- but not the conventional way. I designed it to have drawers below for storage and wanted the railing on the outside of the deck the carpet could be easily changed in the future. Here is what we started with: I used my laser mount (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/109042) to set the level line to start: And then I built small rectangles with 2×4”s and connected top and bott...

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Finishing Tips #6: Homemade Blotch Control Instructions

02-07-2015 06:04 AM by pjones46 | 4 comments »

Many people have contacted me concerning the specific mixing instructions to make homemade blotch control and specifics as to its application. So here they are. Mixing instructions Glue size is most commonly made of a watered-down, water-based, PVA adhesive. If you do plan to make your own, try something on the order of 10 parts (or a little less) water to one part Gorilla White Wood Glue. The ratios may vary with species and porosity of the wood. Use: Distilled Water (Can be pur...

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Quick Links to Knotscott's Reference Blogs

01-23-2015 02:07 PM by knotscott | 7 comments »

This blog contains updated links to my reference blogs on table saws, saw blades, router bits, and planes. It’s intent is one-stop shopping without the need to sort through the myriad of ramblings and project entries in my main blog list. - The ABCs of Table Saws (a tutorial on table saw classifications, differences, and features) - Tips for Picking Saw Blades - Bargain Saw Blades - Extending the Rip Capacity on a Table Saw - Strategies for Choosing Router Bits (a begin...

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Finishing Info for the Woodworker #1: What are the differences between stains and dyes

01-09-2015 09:41 PM by pjones46 | 2 comments »

What are the differences between stains and dyes? Very simply put: With stains, the pigment tends to remain on the surface of the wood and lodge in the pores, while dyes penetrate deeply and color the wood from within. Dyes Dyes are colorants that are usually mixed in a carrier vehicle (solvents) such as mineral spirits, water or alcohol. The dyes used in woodworking are characterized as transparent, as they bring about color changes in wood without obscuring the figure. The molecul...

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Small Secretary With Tambour Door #3: Making the Tambour Door

01-11-2015 04:29 AM by Guy Dunlap | 4 comments »

In this video, I start with rough lumber and mill it down to make the slats for the tambour door. Then place them in a jig, glue on the canvas and presto! A tambour door is made! Then I rabbet the tambour and install it in the hutch. As always, I welcome your questions and comments! http://youtu.be/bkHC4lqsHms

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Circle Jig

09-18-2012 10:07 AM by bigchopperoo | 5 comments »

It another work week and I’m sure you all could use a smile. So here is a simlpe circle jig you can make. Plus check out the differnt ending to this video.

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #2: A Sketchup Model to Make it Easier (I hope)

11-04-2011 07:25 AM by shipwright | 7 comments »

I have had several people PM me who were having trouble with the details of the integral hinge in this blog so I’ve done a sketchup to try to clarify it. I hope I haven’t just made it more confusing. If this doesn’t clear it up, I’ll just keep trying. Here’s the link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=49b42e2ce1f6da5152d9fc61873164a1 I’ve added the sketchup link to the first blog page so it’s all in one place and easy to ...

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Woodworking For Therapy #24: THINGS UNDONE?

11-23-2014 01:01 AM by Steve Kreins | 14 comments »

Jim Rochester posted a project titled” “The Hardest Project I've Ever Had to make.” It is a box for his Dad’s remains who just passed away. I can understand how hard that would be. I am thankful that Jim shared his loss and his project. It reminded me that I have a few things left to do for my family before this cancer gets the best of me. It has metastasized and is now in my abdomen and lungs, so like Jim, I don’t have a lot of time to finish up some project...

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Lincoln Logs

10-15-2014 09:15 PM by SPalm | 20 comments »

I made two large sets of Lincoln Logs for the grandchildren. This is how I did it. There are a few steps involved so I used indexing stop blocks and such to make it more safe and repeatable. I basically followed some of the same techniques as this post on the web but changed a few things and added roofs. http://home.comcast.net/~pocket83/site/ Also I decided not to stain my sets as we kind of liked the clean pine look, and this is also completely non-toxic (and easier to make). I put to...

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