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The Bonfire Chair build blog

05-23-2015 09:01 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen | 13 comments »

This is the blog describing how i made this chair. For a long time I have had this corner of my garden that have a place for a bonfire. We use it a lot and the favorite is making pancakes using a pan on a long stick. My son loves it! But the place itself could use some help. Especially the chairs are a bit annoying. I keep them because they were a gift from a friend and have a fun story to them (they are made by the inmates of a local prison that houses long term prisoners): The ...

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Red Neck Track Saw

02-25-2013 02:23 PM by Gene Howe | 13 comments »

Just a piece of track in a piece of 3/4” ply.The insert is held to the saw plate with bolts and wing nuts. In use, just line up the blade side of the jig with your cut lines and clamp. Always clamp on the good side so the blade cuts in the “waste”. Two critical requirements:1. Insure that the ply is wide enough so that, when the saw is in use, there is enough room for it to pass the clamps. Also, make it wide enough so that the initial cut will establish the cut line. 2....

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how I do it

03-17-2015 03:13 PM by recycle1943 | 6 comments »

a couple people has asked how the pattern is made on the RingMaster bowls. To be perfectly honest, I don’t have a master plan. I select woods that (to me) either compliment each other or are a stark contrast and anybody that knows me, knows that I am NOT a color corordinater. Sometimes I do get lucky tho and come up with a winning combination.Here are a few examples of how it’s blended and again to be honest, I was guessing as to the final outcome.The following 2 picture show t...

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Shaker Door becomes....Tutorial

12-27-2009 07:01 AM by kolwdwrkr | 26 comments »

I was out making a set of doors today and I decided that the fine folks here on LJs might appreciate a tutorial. I realize there are those of you that should be schooling me on the matter, but figured there were some that would like to learn it as well. So I will do my best to give pertanent information. Thanks for reading. To start off you need to consider shop safety. Make sure the guards on your tools are opporational and you have the proper safety glasses, ear plugs, and dust mask.F...

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Shop Stool #1: Wood Gloat & Maloof Joint

06-26-2014 01:00 AM by SPalm | 26 comments »

A week and a half ago I was bored and decided to check Craig’s List for lumber. I noticed a weird post of cherry for sale and it stated “must get rid of”. Heh. I noticed the location was just 5 miles away. I gave a call and headed over. Turns out I got about 500 board feet of thirty year old air dried in the basement cherry. Almost all of it was 7 feet long and either 3×3s, 4×4s, or 4×6s – strange sizes for cherry. The price was really cheap. A bit of it is pretty cracked...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #11: Picture Frames

11-27-2013 12:31 PM by PhilBello | 5 comments »

If there is one thing I dislike doing, it is making picture frames, but when needs must!... Following my six year old Colombian Nephew’s ‘passing out’ from Infants School last week, there were obviously a raft of photos, and unfortunately the next stop, was my door, so I had to do some quick thinking, because I no longer had my framing equipment. It was back to my old friend, YouTube, to get some ideas, and the easiest was a video by George Berry, which showed a simple an...

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Kitchen Treasures #1 Making the Celtic Knot Rolling Pin #1: The Jigs

10-04-2008 01:36 AM by lew | 12 comments »

I have had so many positive comments and feedback on the Celtic Knot Rolling Pin. Thank you for all of them. Many LumberJocks asked for instructions on how they are made- so here goes. I am a fan of “Cook Book” style instructions so if I miss any details, please let me know and I will try to flesh them out. I thought it best to start with the jigs I used to prepare the turning blanks. Please note that I always over engineer everything and hardly ever see the obvious or the easy...

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Simple Jigs and Techniques #7: Veneer Matching Mirrors

06-11-2014 12:55 AM 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

07-16-2013 09:19 PM by Boxguy | 13 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!

06-21-2013 08:29 PM 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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