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Glued up, Laminated, Sculpted, OSB, Rocker Build

03-03-2014 11:56 PM by luv2learn | 15 comments »

This rocker is a James Cole creation. He has been good enough to share his plans, for free, with all who would like to build this beauty. You can find them here The first thing I did was to save his plan pages using the”save image as” function since the plans are not in a downloadable format. Once I had saved all the pages I imported the two plan pages into Matthias Wandel’s Big Print software. Since Mr. Cole drew his plans on a 1” grid is was easy to scale them...

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8 drawer dresser #2: rough cutting carcass parts, applying hardwood edging and trimming

02-21-2011 05:36 AM by EthanC | 1 comment »

Not too much to report. Cut the carcass parts to width and add hardwood edging. Did try something new to trim the hardwood edging using the router table and a high fence. First biscuit and glue on the edging: . . . At first I planed the edging flush but had a little bit of tear out. Luckily these are all carcass parts for a dresser so no one really sees them unless they take a drawer out and inspect: . . Many of these parts have 1 1/2” edging which...

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Shop Stuff #5: Machine Cut Through Dovetails

02-23-2014 05:32 PM by SPalm | 28 comments »

Simple, Fast, Easy, Thin Pins, Variable Spacing, Looks Hand Cut, Simple Set Up, Tastes like Chicken. I have been playing around with dovetails for the last couple of weeks. I have tried many methods of making them, as complete hand cut ones are just too much work for me. I own a commercial Leigh dovetail jig but I have never been happy with the look or the futzing that it took to set it up. So this is what is working for me, all ideas are cobbled together from other designs. I cut the pins...

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Shop Notes #3: "No End In Sight" The documentary.

09-22-2013 02:44 AM by vipond33 | 20 comments »

This is a trick that many, if not most of you, already know. But it’s a good one and bears repeating. Quite recently I read this: “but I am still working on trying to make a box with no start and no finish and thus far have only been able to wrap my boxes on three sides”. (noted on KK’s fine project). The process has been around for a long time, but I remember independently figuring this one out a while ago and thinking what a smile it would bring to the aver...

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Curved Space-Time Cutting Boards

05-24-2013 02:58 PM by caocian | 10 comments »

I should start by saying that I make these boards for friends, all of whom hang them up as kitchen wall art. They have no intention of ever using them to cut on. For a more functional board, I prefer a simpler design, incorporating an end grain surface. But for decorative boards, this process is easier and the result is satisfying. To make any of these boards, the technique is pretty much the same. First, select your stock. For me, this is usually leftovers, off cuts from larger projec...

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diy lathe #1: i asked my father to make me one ..

01-11-2012 01:02 AM by aviad mishaeli | 21 comments »

some of my wood stuff demands working with lathe but not in the usual way . i creates big round wood bodies like shades ,tables and all kind of objects. i usd to travel one hour to the south near Bear-Sheva to work on a lathe that has the adjustment for my big things. i dont use engraving and chisels i jest have to sa...

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Workbench Build - Splayed leg French Bench #15: Wooden Screws - The Last Word

11-20-2012 03:02 PM by Mauricio | 39 comments »

Ok you are probably as tired of hearing about wooden screws as I am of trying to make them. This will be brief. New method picked up on this blog. Pretty self-explanatory. This method has much less room for error than my previous method. Basically, a lead “screw” I laid out and cut by hand attached to my blank via a coupler I made. I made it octagonal so it looks like a nut. The lead screw uses the same “false nut” the tap uses to advance the whole thing at th...

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Homemade Bandsaw Mill

10-20-2012 01:43 AM by bryguy22 | 25 comments »

Hi All, Just though I would post some pics of a bandsaw mill my dad and I built out of scrap parts from the junkyard and a few yardsale tires. There was a lot of trial and error and disigning ideas until we settled on this one and it is always a work in progress, but I think we are close as we are getting great results. The motor is a HF 12 or 13 horse (the biggest expendature) and we also use their trailer winch for raising and lowering as well as pullies. The mill...

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dw- Plane notes from the field #3: dw's Plane Resource sites

06-28-2011 02:46 PM by Don W | 14 comments »

NOTE: I edit this and add sites from time to time. Also note I am not associated with most of these in any way. Also, just because its listed, It is NOT a referral, some I’ve used, some I have not. Use it as if you found it on your own. Please take a look at my blogsPlane Restoration How toTips for Setting up a bench planeAnd many more General:The mother of all Stanley information http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.htmlhttp://www.cs.cmu.edu/~alf/en/antique-tool-faq.txt ...

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Inversions cutting board tutorial

09-15-2011 03:50 PM by jadams | 11 comments »

In response to some questions about how this pattern is made… I’m not sure if this is the only method, but here’s how I did it. Here’s the original project I posted: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/53452 Hint: When you look at the board, long ways going left to right, every row is a different size, but every group of 2 rows are all the same size! Solution: First you rip strips like you would for a regular end grain board, but in a progression of widths from l...

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