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Tips and Techiques #2: The Somewhat Invisible Hinge Tutorial

03-05-2015 03:49 AM by Jerry | 31 comments »

Okay, I was asked to post a how to for the, I guess I’ll start calling it “vanishing” hinge, since it’s not completely invisible. Anyway I struggled with posting this tutorial, because in this instance things went badly, but I think it’s just as important to publish the mistakes as the successes, because that way whoever reads this can see where the pitfalls are. So in the spirit of full disclosure, here goes. Okay, this tutorial is for 1/2” wood and dow...

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How To #1: Dovetail Keys

09-26-2015 05:42 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 5 comments »

In this video you can see how I typically make and install dovetail keys. Dovetail keys are used to keep a crack from opening up any more, they also add an artistic touch visually.

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08-25-2011 04:27 PM by Sam Shakouri | 20 comments »

In my project, Cyclone, a comment from Bearpie with a request to know how to find the size of an angle of any segmented project. Here I am answering his request as a blog to be available for anyone wishs to benefit of it.IF you are interested in finding it mathematically, here is an algebraical law: The Required Angle= [(360 devided by sides number) – 180] devided by 2For example:The required angle for 12 sided= [(360 devided by12)- 180] devided by 2 ...

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Turning #1: Segmented Bowl Process

04-07-2015 09:38 PM by OSU55 | 3 comments »

This tutorial is about the process I use to create a segmented bowl, or about any segmented turning item. After researching many methods and trying many of them, I’ve been able to put together a fairly simple and robust process that uses as few specialty tools or jigs as I could. Where possible I used existing jigs and tools that I already had and others may also have. #1 – Design Once you have the approximate size, shape, and feature designs of the end item to build, the number of ring...

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Next Generation Cheese boards... #5: Step by step...

11-12-2011 12:43 AM by degoose | 11 comments »

This post documents the step by step in creating a 2nd generation board.. Striped board… cut at 50 degrees. Flip every second piece left to right… After glueing up the chevron pattern… cut through each down facing [right to left] stripe… at the centre at 25 degrees… Now flip every other piece end for end and glue up again… Now cut to shape… In this case the one on the right…

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Scraper Plane #1: Charles Hayward Scraper Plane Build

03-09-2015 12:43 AM by shipwright | 11 comments »

I love card scrapers and I use them a lot. Perhaps that is one of the reasons that I now have osteoarthritis in my right thumb. Bending a card scraper to make those beautiful little shavings is now a pain …. literally. The answer seems to be some sort of scraper holder or scraper plane and since I discovered Charles Hayward's great book in pdf format, I have often thought about the plane he describes. It uses a Stanley #80 scraper blade, a replacement for which can conveniently be bough...

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Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action #1: Wood Gloat and a Little Glueing

07-18-2015 02:38 AM by shipwright | 25 comments »

OK, I’m a little impulsive but I work quickly so maybe I can pull this off. I’m showing my jewellery box at the Sooke Fine Art Show in a week and will be doing four hours of chevalet / marquetry demos there as well. When I have done this in the past I have always had inquiries about classes which I have always put off because a) I didn’t feel I was good enough or experienced enough to teach marquetry and b) because to teach this kind of marquetry to a class of more than one ...

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Hollow and Round Moulding Plane Build

06-22-2015 09:17 AM by Mattyboy | 6 comments »

After the frustration of eBay, Etsy and tool dealers, I decided to experiment with making my own hollow and round moulding (OK, I’m American but I like the Brit spelling better) planes. Some of you will think I’m a heretic for this, but I made pairs of #6, #8 and #10 by laminating parts together. I am writing this in the hopes it will inspire others to do the same. What follows is the sequence of a typical build. Since this is an experiment and I’m not trying to make p...

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Split Top Roubo Bench Build #1: Preparing for the build

02-11-2015 02:07 AM by ic3ss | 4 comments »

Like many of us I have looked at all of those pictures of other people’s roubo workbenches with a jealous eye for quite some time. The ones built with Benchcrafted hardware just seemed to be top notch in quality, and they look like woodworker candy. I’ve had this build on my to-do list since 2011 because I don’t have a woodworking bench with woodworking vises or anything to hold my work down. I’m forced to use my old Unisaw as a bench and the best I can do is use a cla...

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Art Nouveau Coffee Table #6: Large Elliptical Cutting Jig

04-15-2015 06:03 PM by Dennis Zongker | 11 comments »

For the top of this art Nouveau style coffee table top which is 60” wide by 80” long, needing to cut a perfect ellipse onto 1” thick 17 ply apple plywood. To make this cutting jig I used 3/4” and 1” thick apple plywood which is very expensive and very durable and hardly ever warps. A. Starting with the dovetail slotted base that screws to the bottom side of the top when cutting. The base is 1” thick 22” square, then route in two 1” wide 5/8&#...

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