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Steps Cutting Board Version 2 (Two Step)

1465 days ago by SPalm | 67 comments »

This is a second generation Steps cutting board made out of walnut, maple, and cherry. The first Steps board I made used a basic square with edge of maple and cherry to make it a block and a notch to do the stepping. I wanted to try to make a stepping board using the hex Tumbling Block design, and this is what I came up with. In order to make the hex do the stepping, I needed to notch all three sides, as can be seen in the Sketchup drawing. The cool thing here is that it steps in two di...

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My work has just been featured The Wood Whisperer! Thoughts on becoming a seller, video included.

52 days ago by BTimmons | 14 comments »

http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/articles/from-hobbyist-to-seller-starting-a-side-business/ Deciding to sell your work can be aggravating, or it can be rewarding. Thankfully, I count myself in the latter camp. In the article I offer my thoughts about making the jump from hobbyist to part time home business owner. Hope you all enjoy the read! Also included is the video I shared recently.

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Cutting Board: How To's #1: Zig Zag Cutting Board - How To:

1417 days ago by McLeanVA | 50 comments »

For those of you who asked me for a tutorial on how to make the zig zag legless vegetable death table (cutting board), here is my best shot. I am far too impatient to take photos when I work, so I decided to illustrate the process using some good old Adobe PhotoShop. I hope you find this useful and informative. I will outline the process in 10 steps below. I have assumed that when viewing these steps that basic woodworking skills are familiar to you. If you have questions, or run into snag...

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Swirl Inlay Tutorial

2339 days ago by Kerux | 8 comments »

Really simple. This is one of those ‘looks way harder’ than it really is moments. Here is the blank being cut (Atlas/Patriot/Polaris). I stop the blade just a little before half way. It is at a 45 degree angle. And I have a stop block to ensure the segments are going to be even all the way around. Although I imagine you could vary the segment up and down the blank. You will notice that, because I like my fingers I don’t cut the blank to size until the swirl cuts are d...

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Hide Glue for Beginners #1: Take it From a Real Expert

747 days ago by shipwright | 11 comments »

I promised in a recent construction series about my current project to do a ”how to get started in hide glue” tutorial, but in researching for useful photos and making sure my facts were correct, I took a second look at a series of videos with Patrick Edwards on Kieth Cruickshank’s “Woodtreks” blog. I decided that if you want to learn about hide glue I’ll let a real expert tell you about it and in video at that. You may want to watch these several times....

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Making a Small Wooden Box #1: Getting Started

2568 days ago by Don | 23 comments »

I blogged a couple of weeks ago about what I should charge for a small box I was asked to make. I thought that those of you who haven’t delved into the wonderful world of box making might like to journey along with me as I make this commissioned box. I was given the outside dimension for the box, as the owner intends to place it in a chest of drawers, so it must fit the size constraints of the drawer. The box will be 95mm high x 360mm wide x 240mm deep (approximately 3.75” x 14...

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How to Sharpen Card Scrapers

782 days ago by GarageWoodworks | 15 comments »

Sharpen your card scrapers lickety-split with a chunk of scrap wood, a couple water stones and a burnisher.

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Not Just Any Box #2: It all hinges on these..

2408 days ago by YorkshireStewart | 35 comments »

I have a love affair with wooden hinges and this challenge gave me the opportunity to go one step further with them. (It started some years ago when I came across the work of the late Tim Stead – in my opinion, a genius.) Accurately drilling the hinge pin hole in such a hinge is never easy, and those I planned for this box are 9.5” long and therefore impossible to drill. The following is an attempt to show how I overcame this bit of the challenge. The first shot shows the oak blan...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

1156 days ago by shipwright | 58 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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The EZ mitre technique

1487 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 74 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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