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The EZ mitre technique

07-26-2010 10:55 PM by BritBoxmaker | 79 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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Workbench Challenge #2: Getting Started and the Plans

11-22-2013 08:11 PM by shipwright | 16 comments »

I know that I said I would post the Sketchup at the end of the build but after some thought I have decided to post it now even though there may be some changes made during the build. I think it will make the blog easier to follow. If anyone wants to look for mistakes (proof read) feel free, I’d like this to be glitch free when it’s done. I will format the rest of this blog as building instructions and will try to do it to suit beginning woodworkers so please bear with me if you...

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Homemade Tapered Tenon Cutters

02-07-2015 11:49 PM by siavosh | 3 comments »

After making my compass saw reamer, I realized it would be tough to make the matching mortises without a whole lot of effort with the spokeshave. I ran into some other bloggers who made tenon cutters from plane blades. This is my effort, and although not much for looks, it seems to get the job done. The reamer and this tenon cutter should hold me over for a while, sometimes crude tools can make ok results :) I made the tapered mortise with the reamer itself after using a hand drill...

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One wild shaving horse #4: Taper tool DIY (from old sawblade and a piece of wood)

02-09-2012 12:57 PM by mafe | 19 comments »

Taper tool DIYfrom old saw blade and a piece of wood. Making my shaving horse I realized that I needed a taper tool for future projects, so I tried to find an old one with no luck, and then I checked the prices for a new and realized I wanted to make my own… After some looking at the web I found this page: and there a fine version that should be quite easy to make from some scrap and a spin on the lathe, so I went for it.Thank you to greenwoodworking! F...

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V8 Degree wedge powered workbench #3: Building the Plywood Bench Top

09-03-2012 11:22 PM by shipwright | 16 comments »

NOTE: Most of this page can be avoided if you want to just drill your dog holes in the layered plywood. The inserts are the “Cadillac version”. Part of the plan for this bench from the start was that is was to use interlaid layers of plywood to make a solid monolithic structure that was absolutely rigid without using any fancy or difficult joinery. Another part was to hide and protect the edge plywood wherever possible for looks, strength and utility. The resulting strategy was...

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