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Simple Jigs and Techniques #7: Veneer Matching Mirrors

48 days ago by shipwright | 15 comments »

There’s certainly nothing new about using mirrors to check veneer matches but this week, when I needed to do some matching I had an idea that some of you may want to try. I hate having glass around all the hard steel tools and I hate even more the idea of suffering seven years bad luck for breaking mirrors. (At my age that could be a large percentage of what I’ve got left…...) So here’s the plan. I decided to try acrylic mirror stock and make half cuts in it to elim...

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Boxland: Work Stations and Boxing Tips #11: Making Indented Finger Lifts

377 days ago by Boxguy | 11 comments »

How To Make An Indented Finger Lift In short, you use an oscillating spindle sander set on an angle to sand away the center indent, and a spacer jig set over the locking guide to sand away the two smaller indents. If you are just making one or two boxes, at the end of this tutorial I will make suggestions for how to do this same task much more simply if you don’t want to make the jig, modify the table top, or buy a locking straight edge. Thanks to Maplerock aka Jerry for c...

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Transferring Images to Wood #2: The Dirty Work & The Big Payoff!

402 days ago by KnotCurser | 14 comments »

Okay, you have waited overnight (at least) and are now ready to continue….... The image has now dried and all the medium has gone perfectly clear. If you noticed the change in scenery, we are now in my kitchen at the sink. Get the water running pretty warm and then totally soak the image – that’s right SOAK IT! Let the water sit on top of the wood until the paper actually absorbs it and then put a tad more on. Now, take your thumb and, gently at first,...

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How To Add A Video To Your Post

133 days ago by Cricket | 17 comments »

(1) Go to this video (or any really) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNoLJy68ZcE (2) Below the video you will see a tab for sharing. Select that tab. (3) Once you are on the share tab, then select the embed tab. (4) The iFrame option they offer does not work so you need to click on use old embed code. (5) Once you have the old embed code you then simply copy and paste it to the message.

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Making an inlay jewelry box

626 days ago by WoodJediNTraining | 12 comments »

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware sent me over some Vertex Satin Nickel Solid extruded hardware to try out in this weeks Inlay Jewelry box video. I made the jewelry box from Walnut and it features some Pecan and Mahogany inlay. The box has 3 drawers plus the main compartment under the lid. Here is a look at the box along with the videos of the build.

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Pasochnitsa. Day four.

172 days ago by Sergeich | 8 comments »

Levelling a bottom and a top with a plain Making small mortises in tenons Making wedges and setting everything together Carving Now it’s time to delete those unattractive dents. I did it spraying little bit water on a wood surface and hitting with an iron.Before And after Little bit sanding

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Ribbon and Bow Box Techniques

496 days ago by Lenny | 20 comments »

Enough people have asked me how the Bow Boxes I made and posted were crafted that I figured a blog was warranted. My post is here “Bow Box”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/68845. I have seen others make the boxes and thought you might like to see different interpretations of them. bigogre has done several. Here is one of his: “Box”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/73998. moonls recently posted one with wonderful banding in the ribbons and bow. See it “here...

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Tips for Building a Freestyle End Grain Cutting Board

258 days ago by JL7 | 18 comments »

Lately I’ve been building some end grain boards that don’t follow the “traditional” convention of the repeating pattern from one end to the other. Examples: I call them Freestyle boards. I put together a video that shows some cutting and gluing tips: I really don’t have a lot of detail photos of some of the more complex blocks but I will share what I have so far: These are some of the shapes: The diamond shapes were inspire...

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Spoon Making: It’s Addictive

659 days ago by woodpezzer | 11 comments »

A while back my mother-in-law mentioned needing a few wooden spoons. She prefers wood utensils when making goodies like chicken & dumplings. The reason being, wooden spoons won’t tear the dumpling as much as metal or hard plastic. I made a couple spoons in early summer and didn’t care much for it but I decided to give it another try.. just for her cause she’s awesome. We had a family reunion coming up and she always makes a huge batch of dumplings so I knew she would want something with a...

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SHOP MADE CLAMPS SAVED THE DAY

296 days ago by stefang | 33 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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