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Crosscut Sled from ShopNotes #99

868 days ago by Joe Lyddon | 2 comments »

I started out making the Crosscut Sled as in ShopNotes Vol.17, #99… Page 24. I was doing OK, except that the one in the magazine was made for a Right Tilt Blade…... Mine is a Left Tilt; therefore, I dropped many of the features that I liked and it resulted in more of a straight vanilla Sled. It does have an extension that can be added for longer material… Here are the pictures taken…

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #41: Dimensions and angles...

1235 days ago by degoose | 13 comments »

This is just a quick post to give some information regarding the way I make the wine bottle balancer…You can use other dimensions and it will still work I did research the whole thing and found different angles and other variables…but this is what I have come up with by trial and error… to make the bottle balance in a horizontal position.. not pointing up or down… more aesthetically pleasing.. and if it looks right don’t mess with it… Length…11 ...

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Double Tumble Cutting Board

1178 days ago by SPalm | 38 comments »

Or maybe I should call it Two and a Half Steps. Anyway, I cannot believe that I am building another one of these, but heck, they are so much fun. This is a continuing saga of endgrain geometric boards using three contrasting woods. A light color, medium color, and dark wood selection are jointed and planed to the same thickness. I started by tilting the blade to 60 degrees and ripping an edge on all three boards. I then moved the blade over about an inch and ripped again creating a sma...

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Online R Us #4: You're Never Too Old for Facebook

1226 days ago by closetguy | 10 comments »

I have to confess, being an older guy, I would have never had anything to do with Facebook if it wasn’t for my kids and family. Since they are scattered all over the place, Facebook is the only way I can keep in touch, see Nephews and Nieces as they grow up, and socialize with people I grew up with. It amazes me how much activity goes on with just the people in my friend and family list. I’m also bad about taking a picture of snow outside our house and posting it on Facebook my everyone to...

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From board to bowl #1: 12" Scroll Saw Bowl Blank

1308 days ago by SASmith | 19 comments »

This blog will show how I make a 12” bowl blank from 1 BF of lumber. Cut a 12”x12”x3/4” square and draw an X from corner to corner to find the middle. Using a compass draw a circle in the middle of the board the size you want the bottom of the bowl to be. In this case around 4”. Draw concentric circles spaced the thickness of the board (in this case 3/4”) Drill 1/8” holes at 45 degrees on the 4 inner circles to insert a scroll saw blad...

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Beautiful end grain cutting boards free project plan

2460 days ago by dewoodwork | 94 comments »

Construct these beautiful end grainCutting boards Hello fellow woodworkers,In the spirit of sharing woodworking knowledge I am writing this tutorial for anyone interested in constructing these beautiful end grain cutting boards. Take a look at the photos of the four styles I have made, or create your own pattern’s and follow the steps I have outlined in this tutorial. Questions and comments are welcome, enjoy. For this board I used maple, walnut, lyptus and purpleheart. White oak, wa...

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006: pallet wood cutting board #4: rounding over, sanding, and finishing

1603 days ago by Gary Fixler | 12 comments »

I decided it would probably be boring to show each step from the previous ‘milling everything flat and square’ post, to the final board, so here’s the final board, all finished: It is 6-3/4”x8-5/8” and a little over 1.75” thick. Or, you know, about the size of the US hardcover edition of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” though the book is a little less than an inch taller in the longest dimension. Note the butcher’s block c...

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Cutting Board: How To's #2: Zig Zag Cutting Board Patterns - Inspirational

1415 days ago by McLeanVA | 22 comments »

I was absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response to my Zig Zag How To blog post yesterday, that I decided to brainstorm some possible combinations (on my lunch break) using the basic steps I outlined yesterday. All of the same techniques and steps apply, and really the only difference is the woods and measurements that make up the original “sticks.” Same rules apply to width = height. Length is up to you. Please experiment with whatever measurements and combinations strike...

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Drunken Cutting Boards #1: Drunken Alice in Wonderland Cutting Board

1806 days ago by poroskywood | 40 comments »

Hey everybody, after a few personal messages here is my version of a how to on a Drunken Checker Board. I of coarse bow to the Chairman of the Board and pay tribute with beer. This is a Off-Checker pattern I call “Drunken Alice in Wonderland” The “serendipitous” nature of this piece is appealing in a far out sort of way. Here Goes… So first I prepare the Material. I am using Hard Maple and Walnut both are surfaced flat and cut 1” x 9” x 14&...

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Last board for last order for Xmas..

1343 days ago by degoose | 17 comments »

The silly season is on us and I have got nearly all my woodworking orders finished and ready for delivery for Xmas… I received a request for 4 Chopping Boards for Christmas… I have the last one nearly ready. I should be able to post them off tomorrow or maybe Monday… still time to get there but it is cutting it a little fine…[pun intended… lol] The first one is finished…. Yes..that’s right it is the double step The second A round Silver...

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