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Frame to Float Fused Glass Art

1175 days ago by Lee Barker | 9 comments »

It’s about 8 1/2×12 inches. Charming, cheerful, colorful and whimsical. The artist wanted it framed but gave me no real direction. When I sketched my idea and proposed it, she was impressed enough that now, rather than sell it, she sees it hanging in a certain window in her home. The essence of my idea was for the glass to float in a dark frame (for visual strength and to contain the eye) supported by four keepers of maple. The frame was mitered and glued and then cut ...

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You and Dye

1217 days ago by thewoodwhisperer | 22 comments »

Download Low ResolutionDownload High ResolutionSubscription Options Its all about dye, “Wood Whisperer Style”. My goal with this video is to grossly simplify the confusing world of dyes, while also giving you the knowledge you need to determine the working characteristics of any dye just by looking at the ingredients list or MSDS. We’ll discuss the different types of dyes, how to apply them, and we’ll even get into the chemistry behind water-based finishes and a ke...

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Restoring Hand Planes.. My methods #9: Stanley Bailey # 7 complete restore w pics!

1228 days ago by Dan | 13 comments »

Ahhhh the No. 7 my toughest and most challenging restoration yet. I won this big hunk of rusted metal off Ebay for 38.00. Thats a rather good deal when you look at what most No. 7 planes sell for on Ebay. This plane was in worse shape then any of other bench planes I had restored. It was covered in rust, had countless dings and scratches all over the sides and bottom and the front knob was an obvious home made replacement. On the bright side most all of the original japanning was rusted ri...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #1: Class Description

1240 days ago by MyChipCarving | 74 comments »

Hello and welcome to the first (of many ;-) LJ Chip Carving Class.I’ll be leading you step-by-step through this class which is sure to be a lot of fun. Skill level: All levels! I will provide instruction every step of the way! Beginners are my specialty :-). Advanced chip carvers are welcome too. Who knows, you might learn something along the way. Age level: 12 years and up Tools, equipment needed: Chip carving knife (If you need a knife and order one from the My Chip Carving S...

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Blogs I Love: The Village Carpenter

1235 days ago by Furnitude | 7 comments »

Check out my new post on The Village Carpenter: http://furnitude.blogspot.com/2011/03/blogs-i-love-village-carpenter.html

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Beeswax - from bee to tree

1237 days ago by jmp | 11 comments »

I am relatively new to woodworking so I have recently had cause to read several articles on wood finishing. When it comes to beeswax a lot of authors suggest that there is little point in making it yourself. This seems odd to me as don’t we all enjoy making things ourselves, otherwise we would simply buy our furniture ready made from the nearest department store. As well as self-satisfaction, I also think there is another reason to do things ourselves and that is when we do we usually learn a...

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How to Build a Chevalet From Scratch #1: How hard can it be?

1238 days ago by shipwright | 23 comments »

Update: See also Chevy II, The Canadian Cousin. I first saw a chevalet in Sorrento, Italy about ten or eleven years ago. I was very impressed with the machine and the work being done by the master marqueters there but never dreamed that I would ever find myself building one. Well, retirement has it’s ways of taking you places you never thought you’d be going. After a working lifetime of more or less “creative woodworking” who knew I’d be this interested in per...

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Half-lap joinery for a Painters Easel.

1251 days ago by degoose | 13 comments »

The easel was made from recycled silky oak….using half-lap joinery as seen here. Half- lap is where material is remove to half the depth of each piece and then fitted together… I used my new SCMS and set the depth on the micro adjustment screw.. fairly quick… and I was able to make the angled scarfs easily enough… I used a spacer to move the timber away from the fence so I could get the cut right across. I used glue and clamps.. then dri...

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Creative Woodworking #8: Shelving

1252 days ago by dakremer | 13 comments »

Enjoy this installment of creative woodworking. Feel free to add any pictures of your own unique and creative shelving. And as always let me know what you’d like to see in the next blog!! thanks for looking, and let the creative juices start flowing!!... ...

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Heritage Bookcase from Estate Wood #4: The Final Photo Session

1259 days ago by Lee Barker | 14 comments »

Finish was two coats of my own OV Secret Formula (one part Watco Natural, one part Satin polyurethane) followed by Watco Satin Wax applied ambitiously with 000 steel wool. I am pleased with the overall project but it seems slightly out of proportion to my eye. I think if it were an inch or inch and a half shallower I’d be doing handsprings throughout the asphalt. As it is, I am smiling beatifically and ready to see it escorted to its new home.

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