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Quilting with Wood

01-23-2010 12:15 AM by Dave Owen | 11 comments »

A friend asked if I could help come up with a good way to create a ‘wooden quilt’ wall hanging about two feet square that his wife wanted for her sewing room. The picture above is one of four identical 3-1/2” square x 1/4” deep patterns that are located near the corners of the larger pattern. While different size members are involved in the larger pattern, the jig I came up with can be used to make the entire quilt pattern. The pattern is quite interesting in...

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As The Lathe Turns #54: More Home Brews

10-23-2013 12:56 AM by William | 20 comments »

If you read my last blog entry, you probably remember seeing the above tool. It is a tool sold by Penn State to hold router bits. It is a good idea that did not work too well for me. Well I took that tool and used it for the basis for an Oland type tool. When I posted it, a friend (Stefang) suggested modifying this design to protrude a bit out at an angle. I thought it was a great idea and it got the wheels in the old noggin to turning.It was suggested to drill a hole, split the end, and use ...

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V8 Degree wedge powered workbench #1: Some Features and Operational Videos.

08-31-2012 08:56 PM by shipwright | 25 comments »

While this is the beginning of my construction blog for the V8 Degree bench, I’m not actually going to get into the build just yet. There are a few more features that I didn’t want to clutter the project post with and I’ve added a couple of demo videos on the vices. I thought it would be best to start with a full view of the bench and its operational features first and get into the construction process in the next segment. This photo shows the dog hole inserts that hide a...

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

06-23-2011 07:26 AM by shipwright | 61 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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shop made tools #2: Panel Raising Plane.

01-10-2012 02:40 AM by Don W | 14 comments »

I’ve bid on some panel raising planes but the prices always seem to be out of reach. I decided to convert a wood bodied plane I had restored a while ago. This is the plane I started with. I cut a groove on the side toward the raised panel and sharpened the blade on that side as well. I cut it on the table saw and finished it up with my new Veritas shoulder plane. I added a nicker to cut the line around the panel. I tried it without it and got some fur on softwood...

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Drill Press Tramming Jig

03-31-2012 02:07 PM by Stephenw | 5 comments »

I made this jig to adjust the drill press table perpendicular to the quill.    A dial indicator is bolted to the jig and it is chucked into the drill press. Zero the indicator on one side of the table. Next, rotate the chuck by hand and check the other side. If the table is perfectly adjusted, the indicator will remain at zero. If an adjustment is needed, move the table half the difference, zero the indicator, and check again. The table can also be checked front to rea...

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Bandsaw Series #4: Video Deleted

06-02-2012 05:51 PM by Paul Pomerleau | 10 comments »

Video Removed – November 15, 2012.

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End Grain Floor #11: Marquetry Inlaid Sailing Ship

05-14-2012 11:42 PM by Nate Meadows | 63 comments »

With all the tile work done its was time to move on to the details. The first inlay that I decided to work on was the Old Sailing Ship. I searched high and low for a good scroll saw, marquetry pattern that would work, but as many of you know, there just isn’t that many out there. The ones that are out there are not suitable for this project. So I had to find a picture and make my own pattern. It took awhile but I finally found one I liked on the web. I made my pattern and used patternre...

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Shop Skills #2: Card Scrapers the Video!

12-29-2008 03:43 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 54 comments »

It’s Finally Here! I have completed my first feature woodworking video. This video shows how I sharpen my card scrapers. It is a simple process and I kept the instruction simple with some close-up video action. I hope this post goes smooth, it has taken me all day to figure out how to finish up the video and 3 attempts to get it online. So this is a pretty big moment. I can work on polished video later but I have to start somewhere. I hope that this video on sharpening ca...

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Workbench Build - Splayed leg French Bench #3: Tap for Wooden Nut

03-14-2012 04:06 PM by Mauricio | 21 comments »

Hello again, On the last blog I made the guide block that guides the tap. Here I’ve made the tap and cut my first nut last night! I’m very excited about this accomplishment, this is really the most challenging part of the build and I think cutting the screw to fit will be pretty straight forward. If you’re like me, you like looking at pictures more than reading so here are some pics showing the process I followed with a brief explanation. Laid out thread pitch on paper (2...

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