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How to make a endgrain tumbling block butcher block board!

08-12-2009 12:13 PM by degoose | 56 comments »

Hi guys ,, I had a request to make a tutorial with regards the endgrain Tumbling Block Design.First off,.., You need to decide the size of the blocks…. for this example I used 1” stock… Or something similar.. actually just over .. once dressed. Set the blade of the table saw to 60 degrees.. a bevel box makes this simpleI use the INCRA fence system so it is easy to rip bevels off side of the blade.Once the bevels are ripped measure the length of the bevel and move the f...

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Characteristics of different types of wood.

05-17-2015 06:16 AM by Druid | 7 comments »

While looking for a bit more information on different types of wood, I came across the following resource. It’s not very extensive, but it does have some good reference information on a variety of woods.

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CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS #5: Mitering the basket sides

10-21-2014 07:59 PM by stefang | 13 comments »

I had big plans for lots of progress today, but I wound up doing a lot of chauffeur work instead so I didn’t get into the shop until late afternoon. I did manage to cut the miters for the basket sides and I will cover how I did that in this episode. Compound Angled miter set-up Making an angled fence.As most of know, miter angles are usually pretty accurate with the saw set to cut 45 deg. angles with the cut being done at 90 deg. However when we tilt the saw away from 90 deg...

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Kiefers Little Tapper build

10-01-2014 02:38 PM by kiefer | 25 comments » is the the build process of the little tapper that I use.I start by sourcing most pieces I need from the scrap bin and cutting them to size .Next I mark out the centre layer of the head and cut it into three pieces using my sled on the table saw .Note the little handy bevel gauge that my buddy Paul made for me and it is just a great little tool .If you look back in my projects you will find the post of my sled http:...

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This is not a new blog, the same blog on flute,

10-13-2011 09:25 PM by Den | 6 comments »

When I start making a blog, I didn’t know I could put so much on one blog, so I made a lot of small blogs, then someone told me that I could combine all the blogs together, so that is what I did, so what you are reading is a combine of all the blogs into one. If I knew how to erase the other blogs I would. 1. You will need a Tuner, which you can get at a music store, tell them what you are planing to use it for and they should help you with that, I believe you can buy one for about ...

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Making Liquid (cold) Hide Glue

07-21-2014 08:39 AM 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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10-06-2013 09:55 AM by stefang | 34 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

08-09-2013 03:48 AM 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!

12-07-2012 08:57 PM 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

01-18-2012 12:14 AM 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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