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That glass smooth finish

1066 days ago by Ricksfaith | 2 comments »

There are probably multiple ways to do that glass smooth finish on wood. I’ve always known it as being a piano finish… the kind of finish one would see on fine and expensive pianos. I’ve always liked the appearance and duplicating that finish was at first a mystery to me, especially on wood. I’m basically self taught in woodworking and doing finishes on wood was trial and error. Believe me when I say ‘ERROR’! I’ve made a few along the way. I learned allot a...

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Tips and Jigs for the Shop #14: Radial Arm Saw Dust Collection...Precision Control of the Dust......

1088 days ago by Jim Bertelson | 31 comments »

Over a year ago, I was participating in a discussion about dust collection, including Radial Arm Saws (RAS). Jim Hamilton noted that moving the dust collection port, let’s call it the dust hood, up to the fence improves performance considerably. So over a year later, I finally got around to it. The new system outperforms the old one about 20 to 1, meaning there was at least 20 times the number of chips or more, with the old system. On many cuts, there are no chips left on the table, ...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #41: Dimensions and angles...

1235 days ago by degoose | 13 comments »

This is just a quick post to give some information regarding the way I make the wine bottle balancer…You can use other dimensions and it will still work I did research the whole thing and found different angles and other variables…but this is what I have come up with by trial and error… to make the bottle balance in a horizontal position.. not pointing up or down… more aesthetically pleasing.. and if it looks right don’t mess with it… Length…11 ...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #40: Drilling angled holes.

1235 days ago by degoose | 15 comments »

To make a wine bottle balancer it requires a hole drilled at an angle…so what to do… build a jig for the drill press.. Cut some tapered pieces and make a ramp to hold the blank to be drilled… Hey… what is this? I have a Torque WorkCentre….. and one of the features is the ability to drill holes at any angle… hmmm….. make a jig to hold the blank horizontally on the bed and then drill at the required angle… Two t-bolts and some knobs to ...

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1709 days ago by knotscott | 33 comments »

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HOW TO BUILD & TURN DOUBLE LAYERED BOWL

1113 days ago by Sam Shakouri | 15 comments »

Figure # 7 shows you the length of each segment of inner and outer layersFIGURE #6 shows the width of each level or ring (toleration room has to be left) Gage #4 to gage outside of the outer layer (or the bowl) Gage #3 to gage inside of the inner layer (or the bowl) Gage #2 to gage inside of the outer layer Gage #1 to gage outside of the inner layer The plan with gluing line has to be in life size The simple idea to build a double layered bowl is turning two bowls for the p...

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Around the Shop #16: Rough tenon jig

1182 days ago by Don W | 6 comments »

I had a few request for this so here we go. I used this jig for the Really Rustic Chair and several other similar type projects. You want the hole to be a little bigger than the tenon size you want. You will need to make a template for each size. I had a couple more made but one got broke and the other lost in my shop move. This is the adjustable stop. It determines the lenght of the tenon. I usually make the tenons long and cut them after. I made the router base from aluminum becaus...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

1154 days ago by shipwright | 58 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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The 30 minutes MaFe chisel plane - blog.

1180 days ago by mafe | 35 comments »

The 30 minutes MaFe chisel plane.It gets short for all of us one day… I have seen plenty of different versions of the so called ‘chisel plane’, and all had the same problem for me – they simply took too long, and was too complex to make compared to then just making a real hand plane right off. Why make a chisel plane?1. I can’t afford different – that is a good idea then to make one.2. I have a hand plane but could use a ‘plane’ for cleaning up ...

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A new dining room set for my wife! #27: The seat backs. Finally all the woodworking is done!

1181 days ago by GaryK | 24 comments »

It took me a while to figure out how I was going to do the back. I had some 3/8” bending plywood, but it took too much force to keep it bent. I thought about laminating a bunch of thin material, but that would be a lot of resawing, plus my bandsaw is limited to 12” and the back is 13 1/4”. What I came up with is a sort of glued tambour. I took a 2×10 piece of southern yellow pine and cross cut into pieces 30” long and then ripped then into 5/16” thi...

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