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Arched Bed #10: Break Down Joinery

10-27-2009 06:12 AM by newTim | 7 comments »

Where to begin? This time around I thought I’d start at the end then show how I got there. Kind of like one of my favorite books once said, you start by knowing you’re already there. Well enough of philosophy. So often I see bed designs but there are no photos of the connector system of the side rails to the head and foot board. To me this is the most interesting part. Most of the time people use the standard bed brackets as I did on my first bed. This time around I wanted ...

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Hollow Form Turning - A Trifern Class #2: Wood Selection

04-28-2011 11:02 PM by trifern | 14 comments »

Wood Selection Almost every hollow form I turn is from local hardwoods and is turned green. Why use green wood? Green wood is relatively inexpensive, easy to obtain, and easy to turn. It is nearly impossible to find, or afford, large kiln dried wood suitable for turning large pieces. Construction sites, firewood cutters, arborists, and landscape recycling centers are all excellent sources for wood. The biggest problem I have with green wood is my greed. I bring home more wood than I can...

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Quilting with Wood

01-23-2010 12:15 AM by Dave Owen | 11 comments »

A friend asked if I could help come up with a good way to create a ‘wooden quilt’ wall hanging about two feet square that his wife wanted for her sewing room. The picture above is one of four identical 3-1/2” square x 1/4” deep patterns that are located near the corners of the larger pattern. While different size members are involved in the larger pattern, the jig I came up with can be used to make the entire quilt pattern. The pattern is quite interesting in...

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2 x 4 Project #1: A one entry blog

01-08-2008 08:56 PM by CutNRun | 13 comments »

Yesterday, I posted a taper jig project. The taper jig was used in my entry for the 2×4 Project. Before the taper jig was made, I had to locate a 2×4 to use. This was relatively easy. I knew a local lumber yard carried very high quality Douglas fir dimension lumber for use in finish work. I located a completely clear, tight grained 8’ board. The only downside was it cost substantially more than the typical big box store stud. Oh well, this is for FURNITURE, not being st...

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Woodworking Accessories Alternatives #1: Inexpensive Aluminum T-Tracks!

01-28-2011 05:35 PM by steliart | 16 comments »

Woodworking Accessories Alternatives Inexpensive Aluminum T-Tracks! Getting woodworking accessories in a country that woodworking is not a common hobby – actually there are no woodworkers here just cabinet makers – even the simplest things have to be imported and off course you have to wait for them. Importing things from US by the time they arrive here the price number is doubled and that number is in euro now. Importing from UK is cheaper but not always they h...

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Man Cave Work Shop #1: The Adventure Begins

01-26-2011 09:06 AM by IceCactus | 5 comments »

Well, this is my first blog post ever, anywhere! This past spring I bought my first house. I had a minimum requirement of a 3 car garage since i have a few toys and need an area to work on stuff. Well, i got lucky and found a builder to builds a house that has an attached 20×40 RV garage :) Once i saw that, i had to have it. This series of posts is about my adventures building my work shop in the Man Cave. Just a FYI, i didn’t name it that, the builder actually did :) Luckily fo...

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