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A Strategy for Woodworking #13: A Neatness and Precision

17 hours ago by Gary Rogowski | 3 comments »

In Pete Dexter’s book Deadwood, Wild Bill Hickok’s partner, Charley Utter, is thinking to himself, “He liked having a drawer, it was a neatness you could see just sliding it open.” Making drawers requires a precision and calm missing from some other jobs around the shop. Cleaning out the dust collector comes to mind. Or hand planing some misbegotten wood like a rowed grain khaya. Drawer building on the other hand needs careful measuring, straight parts, and clear thinking to do a good job....

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tutorial #1: RIBBONS ANYONE ?

744 days ago by patron | 54 comments »

i been back to the shop more recentlymaking some giftsand in the process of making some accents for themthought you might like to know how to do it this is the ready parts to be used for thatand how i made them i start by selecting the woods that have some contrast to each otherand are different than the background they will be inall the same size and with double tape on both ends(make them wider and thicker than the finished partor the processes will eat up your wood) laying them on...

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Shop Stool #1: Wood Gloat & Maloof Joint

33 days ago by SPalm | 25 comments »

A week and a half ago I was bored and decided to check Craig’s List for lumber. I noticed a weird post of cherry for sale and it stated “must get rid of”. Heh. I noticed the location was just 5 miles away. I gave a call and headed over. Turns out I got about 500 board feet of thirty year old air dried in the basement cherry. Almost all of it was 7 feet long and either 3×3s, 4×4s, or 4×6s – strange sizes for cherry. The price was really cheap. A bit of it is pretty cracked...

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Ball & Claw Lion's Foot, "Coffee Table"

301 days ago by Dennis Zongker | 19 comments »

I’ve been working on this really cool coffee table for about three months now. The customer wanted a big coffee table to set in front of a very large massive fireplace in there great room. I’m almost done with the base, which has a ton of carving. I first had to make a clay model of the ball and claw foot and carving for the apron to get the look they were after. Next I will be starting the top, it has some very beautiful parquetry and inlays, with a really cool 1 3/4”...

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Step by Step Three Legged Shop Stool Build

108 days ago by shipwright | 15 comments »

I dug back in some old photos today to find a picture to illustrate my results with ferrous ion ebonizing solution. What I found was a complete step by step captioned photo series that I made up about four years ago for a novice woodworker friend. It starts out taking measurements and angles off of my stool and then goes into extreme detail to describe how to duplicate it during the build of a second one. The stool is my take on one I saw in Fine Woodworking several years ago (Tage Frid...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #2: A Sketchup Model to Make it Easier (I hope)

998 days ago by shipwright | 7 comments »

I have had several people PM me who were having trouble with the details of the integral hinge in this blog so I’ve done a sketchup to try to clarify it. I hope I haven’t just made it more confusing. If this doesn’t clear it up, I’ll just keep trying. Here’s the link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=49b42e2ce1f6da5152d9fc61873164a1 I’ve added the sketchup link to the first blog page so it’s all in one place and easy to ...

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In the wood shop today #27: Dining chairs, Rocking chairs & table..... oh my!

130 days ago by Canadian Woodworks | 8 comments »

Just a quick video where I walk through my shop discussing the projects I’ve been working on. http://youtu.be/XO8Ub3VQJ0s Thanks for having a look!

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Using the Craftsman Router Crafter

1184 days ago by gdpifer | 6 comments »

I recently posted the Black Walnut hollow spiral candlestick as one of my projects that I had made using my Craftsman Router Crafter. Among comments left was whether this was made just using a router and a couple of suggestions that I do a blog on how it was made. So, here goes. The Craftsman Router Crafter was marketed by Sears for a number of years but was discontinued back in the early ‘90’s. It was actually made for them by Trend Manufacturing, who sold the same basic machine and ...

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Shop Stuff #5: Machine Cut Through Dovetails

155 days ago 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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How to post pictures in your blogs or forums 101

1890 days ago by GaryK | 33 comments »

I have been asked by a couple of people how I add pictures into my blogs so I thought that I would make a little blog on how I do it. This is what works for me and not the only way to do it. First you have to have your pictures in your computer. You can download then from your camera or scan them with a scanner or whatever method you want. I like to resize the pictures in advance. The maximum width picture that you can display in a blog is 640. I don’t know what the limit for the ...

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