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Blog series by ScottShaeffer updated 09-15-2013 03:38 AM 13 parts 20510 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Carve a Tenon on a Log Clamp

01-30-2013 09:37 AM by ScottShaeffer | 2 comments »

I designed a log clamp to hold logs that are too big for the lathe. My friend, Mitchel Dillman over at Colorado Rock*N Logs fabricated it for me. See how to use it to carve a tenon in this video! Please visit my website and FaceBook Page. Thanks!

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Part 2: How-To Carve a Tenon

01-31-2013 07:35 PM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

Tenon cutters are quick but sloppy. See how-to carve a tenon using a draw knife that will look great and fit tight! See the full tutorial by following this link: http://logfurniturehowto.com/tutorial/learn-how-to-carve-a-tenon/

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Part 3: How-To Make a Puzzle-Cut Shelf or Panel

01-31-2013 07:38 PM by ScottShaeffer | 2 comments »

In this tutorial, Scott shows in much more detail how to craft the puzzle-cut shelf. This technique can also be used for dresser sides, door panels, or anywhere else you might need a really awesome panel. See the full tutorial by following this link: http://logfurniturehowto.com/tutorial/learn-how-to-make-a-puzzle-cut-shelf/

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Part 4: How-To Apply an Epoxy Finish

01-31-2013 07:41 PM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

In this video Scott Shaeffer is joined by Kris Williams from Rocky Blue Woodworks who introduces us to various table top finishes. We’ll also be talking about how to build an aspen table top appropriately for an epoxy finish! This video is 1 of 2 in the series. To see more from Kris, follow this link: http://www.rockybluewoodworks.com/ This video is 2 of 2. See the full tutorial by following this link: http://logfurniturehowto.com/tutorial/how-to-apply-epoxy-finish/

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Part 5: Waterfall Side Table

02-18-2013 06:23 PM by ScottShaeffer | 3 comments »

I had a butcher block glue up that I decided to not use for what I made it for (bar stool seats) so instead, I conceived an artistic idea for some side tables. Let me show you how I made them!

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Part 6: Make a Flat-Packed Log Bar Stool

03-12-2013 03:07 PM by ScottShaeffer | 1 comment »

Faced with a request to ship 15 bar stools overseas, I had to redesign the way he builds them to make shipping much more economical. Take this journey with us. We think you’ll like it.

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Part 7: Make a Chuppah How-To

06-19-2013 02:21 PM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

I was asked to build a Chuppah for a wedding using small diameter, nearly green aspen logs. It was a challenge finding the logs but building it sure was fun! How do you incorporate logs into a wedding? It seems to be a growing trend – this is the third wedding project I’ve worked on. Please share things you’ve made for weddings by posting pictures below! If it’s a log item, I’ll share it on my FaceBook page with a back link to your page!

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Part 8: Make Your Own Dowel How-To

06-19-2013 02:25 PM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

My buddy, Kris Williams has to make his own Beetle Kill Pine dowels for various projects. See how he does it using a router table and a few feather boards!

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Part 9: Cut Pefect Circles How-To

06-19-2013 02:27 PM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

Kris Williams of Rocky Blue Woodworks shows us how to cut perfect circles on a band saw including how to make the sled need to do it!

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Part 10: Make a Custom Plug How-To

07-18-2013 02:27 PM by ScottShaeffer | 1 comment »

Scott shows you how to use your skills on the lathe to make any size plug to conceal any bolt, screw, or other hardware you use to fasten your joints and tenons. To see more of Scott’s work, visit www.SanJuanCarpentry.com

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Part 11: Log Slice Wine Rack How-To

08-25-2013 05:22 PM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

Got any log slices laying around with nothing to do? Put them to work in your kitchen holding wine bottles! I can’t seem to get the video to show up in this tutorial. To see the video tutorial, please CLICK HERE. Thanks.

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Part 12: Carve a Butt Impression How-To

09-15-2013 03:33 AM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

Flat surfaces can be rough on the toosh. Try carving a butt impression in your seat and feel the difference! It’s like the wood is cuddling with your cheeks. See how to get this done in this video! If the video doesn’t appear, CLICK HERE

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Part 13: Butcher Block Glue-Up

09-15-2013 03:38 AM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

So maybe this isn’t a butcher block glue-up in the traditional sense, but it is a very close relative with similar construction, design, and look. See how Scott has assembled butcher-block to be used to make bar stool seats! If the video doesn’t appear, CLICK HERE to watch it now!

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