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Making Liquid (cold) Hide Glue

30 days ago by stefang | 26 comments »

While planning my first veneer marquetry experience I was a little worried about using hot hide glue to fasten the marquetry to the box sides of my project. I worried that the glue would cool too quickly before I could get it into the veneer press. I had read an article here about making your own liquid hide glue that could be used at room temperature and which had a very long open time. Realizing that this would eliminate any risk of the glue setting up too quickly before pressing I decid...

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SHOP MADE CLAMPS SAVED THE DAY

318 days ago by stefang | 33 comments »

backgroundMy wife and I just got back from a two week trip to visit our son and his Sofie in Sweden. I had brought them a marquetry work gift and some materials to frame it with plus a selection of tools including some chisels, hand planes, back saw, etc. to do the work. I never did get a chance to make that frame and I had to bring the marquetry and materials back home with me. I was showing my son the assembly bench I was making for my shop and he said that he would love to have a simila...

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Texas Star #1: Learning the 2D Texas Star

376 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 5 comments »

Howdy,Earlier today I was trying to learn a simple way to make a Texas Star. My neighbor wants to inlay a star on a table and we were both rather perplexed. I should have searched through the forum topics instead of the projects. I found a few cool posts about it. But it was too late. We were already making firewood out of reclaimed pine. I managed to make the prototype as the sun was setting. Ok – Here is what I have. You need to cut 18 degree angles down the length of...

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Wood train whistle. Toot it up!

620 days ago by Stevinmarin | 24 comments »

Here’s how to make a 4-toned train whistle made using a 2×4. These make great stocking-stuffers or gifts. Kids love them. This is a good project to make if you have limited tools. All of my sawing could easily be accomplished with a hand saw. To get started, here is a PDF with the measurements I used

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my first falling blocks #1: my first tumbling blocks

945 days ago by Philzoel | 6 comments »

Started this project in early Jan when i saw them by degoose. Made this drawing immediately to see if I could figure the angles. 60 degrees () to make 6 sided figure was the clue. 360/6 = 60. Took me awhile and drawing the box in bottom right of this drawing. Next hurdle was how much wood of each type (color)? In The drawing top middle, shows board 1.6” thick. Cut on 60 with all sides equal to hypotenuse. in this cause sine 60 = 1.6/x or x= 1.85”. all sides need...

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Things ... they come by mail...

1019 days ago by degoose | 19 comments »

Some body is watching me… they are out there …they take notice of what I am doing… you know who you are… Apparently for quite a while now SASmith has been looking, commenting and waiting… Today a small parcel arrived… from Scott… with some wonderful surprises inside…He had actually sent me a PM telling me about it… but it was still a nice suprise to actually open it and find….Bees Wax,Bottle caps… and a whole heap that I hav...

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Impossible II

1477 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 18 comments »

Hi everyone. Here is the method for making the Impossible II. Before we start I didn’t take any photos during the build for this one. I needed to concentrate full time on it and taking pics can be distracting. The CAD drawings provided here should do the job . I’ve seen Steve (spalm) use this sort of thing to great effect. I’m not giving exact sizes, you can scale things off of the pics. This will give you the angles too, mostly 60°. First the complete pattern You ...

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Marble Machine

1077 days ago by thiswoodshop | 5 comments »

I Stumbled on to this by chance, this is definitely a unique approach to woodworking. I love this. Per the description On Site: This is a Marble Machine (definition: A Do-Nothing or Rube Goldberg Type Machine) This is intended to be an awkward, overly complicated mechanism for the sole purpose of entertainment and to make noise in the process. People seem to enjoy watching gears turn and marbles running around in circles making noise. There are 16 gears hand-cut from ½” Bal...

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Furniture Design #1: Fibonacci gauge

2572 days ago by David | 32 comments »

1 • 1 • 2 • 3 • 5 • 8 • 13 • 21 • 34 – The Fibonacci Sequence I have been fascinated with The Fibonacci Sequence and The Golden Rectangle for some time. I finally got around to building a Fibonacci Gauge that was featured in WOOD Magazine. The guage maintains a consatnt proportion of 1:1.618 between the points. It is used to help determine visually appealing proportional dimensions. I am looking forward to using the guage in future projects. Follow the text below for so...

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LumberJocks I have met... #4: One good turn...

1152 days ago by degoose | 14 comments »

Or actually many good turns… While in Sydney recently, I was fortunate enough to catch up with a fellow LumberJock, Sam Shakouri who is a member of the Sydney Woodturners… check out there site... This man is one of the most talented wood turners I have met.. I am holding one of Sam’s turnings, a soccer ball, in my hand… Many have turned some beautiful work, but only a few have taken segmented turning into the 3D world… Just a few more pics.. ...

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