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Secret Soss: A simple Soss hinge jig #1: Just add Soss

09-02-2010 07:25 AM by newTim | 4 comments »

In two recent projects, the Copper Patina box and the String Box II, I installed Soss hinges. I had once thought of a way to adapt a regular square hinge jig to make routing the mortises for the Soss hinge easier. It turns out, with this jig, it is very easy, and fast, and accurate. The Secrets of the String Box Revealed blog showed some photos of the jig and described how it works. I’m sure most folks on LJs could see how this was built, but I thought I’d do a more detailed b...

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Secrets of the String Box Revealed #6: Secret Soss

08-30-2010 05:15 AM by newTim | 6 comments »

While I still plan to do a series on my experiences with various box hinges, I thought I’d go ahead and post how I installed Soss hinges on the current string box project. I plan to include the usual step-by-step process, but I think most folks will get the idea from these pictures. The sides of this box are a little over 3/4” wide so I’m using the Soss 203 hinges which are 1/2” X 1 3/4. These hinges require eight, count ‘em, eight! mortises. And they all h...

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Learn to Sculpt A Flowing Chair with Charles Brock #2: Part 2 Start with the Hard Lines and a Rasp

04-30-2010 03:58 PM by Charles Brock | 3 comments »

*I am a professional woodworker, woodworking teacher and publisher. Fine woodworkers can build their dream rocker with help from a dvd, book, full-size patterns and online support titled Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock. The next release in the series will be Build A Maloof Inspired Low Back Dining Chair.*Part 1 – “Lines, Shadows and Curves, Oh My!” contained some exercises to help train and improve your sculptor’s eye. Let’s put the rasp to wood...

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scratch stock molding

04-07-2010 09:14 PM by davemoorefurniture | 17 comments »

I’d like to start by saying thanks to all the positive people here on LJ. I posted a video last week,, and got some very nice responses and a warm welcome. To give a proper thanks to the LJ community and to contribute to the advancement of all our skills and enjoyment, here is another video.This video is on scratch stocks; a simple way to make molding. In combination with the router I show how to design and make a cutter that creat...

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The Straightedge (video) #3: Not Another Video on Card Scrapers

03-18-2010 06:36 PM by Brian Havens | 16 comments »

Some time ago, 105 days ago to be precise, I posted a forum question asking woodworkers who do not use card scrapers “why not?”. The intention was to get information which would help me make a video. As life has a way of getting in the way of plans, it took some time before I could make the video, but it has finally arrived. I look forward to your feedback.Here is the link to the video and the writeup from my video page: If you hav...

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Better photos

02-02-2010 08:30 AM by Andy | 26 comments »

I know this isnt a photography site, but since we all shoot pictures of our projects I thought I might share a few tips with you.I often get asked how I go about getting my boxes to look good…besides the woodworking I mean. Feel free to add your tips this blog. I shoot with a Canon 20D and a 17-85 Image Stabilized lens, but most cameras now are plenty good and will do fine as long as you take the time to understand how to get the most out of it. I typically use a tripod and set...

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Garden Gate III #9: Patina

01-31-2010 05:18 AM by newTim | 4 comments »

Well with all the rain days and other projects I finally got some sunshine and time to apply the patina. It only takes about 15 minutes once you have the right setup. Like most things I’m learning that less is more. Less pre-heat, less chemical, and less flame. I held the torch a couple feet back from the copper and let the chemical set a few seconds before applying some more heat/flame; again staying back a couple of feet and moving the torch. The panel sat in the sun for about an...

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thank you sam shakouri #2: now i went and did it .

02-01-2010 05:01 AM by patron | 37 comments »

some of you may have seen this bowl by sam shakouri , my interpretation of it ,well here is how i did mine , it’s a little different than sams , in the method ,he will show his as he sees fit ,thats my story , and i’m sticking to it !so here is how i did it ..i start with two boards of opposite colors ,here curly maple and black walnut .cut them both identical ,and sticky tape them together .MARK A HASH MARK ON THE ENDS , AND AN ARROW TO EAC...

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How I Make a Lazy Susan

10-01-2008 05:36 PM by WoodMosaics | 33 comments »

Now before I get started on this little demonstration of how I do it, let me caution you on a couple things. IF you try anything like this, take the plate that your saw blade comes up through and close that hole completely up with a thin piece of wood. Make sure it is even with the top, with no gaps and no lips to catch the pieces. You want it smooth. Then with a “Hollow ground plywood blade” come up from the bottom so you have no gap between the blade and the wood. You may have to do this a ...

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The Need To Design

01-25-2010 04:32 AM by Benji Reyes | 8 comments »

As posted on Into the Woodworks (June 17, 2009) Sharing it on here for those who haven’t visited my blog/website. I don’t consider myself an “expert” in the field of woodworking and designing. Though people seek my advice on design and materials, I have to be honest. This gives me a sense of fulfillment in my chosen line of field. My sincere gratitude to those who support and believe in my works! I just wish I had another lifetime to discover more possibilities on desi...

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