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Hide Glue for Beginners #7: Another Inexpensive Hide Glue Heater

05-04-2016 12:46 AM by shipwright | 24 comments »

I already have an electric glue pot (HoldHeet) for heating my glue and an electric kettle with a glass jar for backup but for the school I want to be able to show as many options as I can so …..... I started cruising eBay last winter and was fortunate enough to win an auction for a fine old traditional cast iron glue pot for the princely sum of $17. The problem arose when I tried it out on the hotplate I use for my sand shading. Even at the lowest setting, the glue would reach in excess...

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How to make a endgrain tumbling block butcher block board!

08-12-2009 12:13 PM by degoose | 55 comments »

Hi guys ,, I had a request to make a tutorial with regards the endgrain Tumbling Block Design.First off,.., You need to decide the size of the blocks…. for this example I used 1” stock… Or something similar.. actually just over .. once dressed. Set the blade of the table saw to 60 degrees.. a bevel box makes this simpleI use the INCRA fence system so it is easy to rip bevels off side of the blade.Once the bevels are ripped measure the length of the bevel and move the f...

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MDF Spline Cutting Sled #1: The Sketchup Chronicles

03-19-2011 07:43 PM by Brad_Nailor | 16 comments »

I was flipping through a catalog the other day and happened upon a spline cutting sled that this company was selling. I really liked the design of it, so I went on their website and learned all about it, watched videos etc. The only problem was, I didn’t want to pay the (what I thought was) high price for something that I could probably make myself…not to mention I’m broke, and cheap, and have enough scrap materiel’s lying around that I can make it almost for free. I...

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Marketing and Selling your woodworking #1: Starting Point

06-28-2013 12:27 PM by huff | 13 comments »

Marketing and selling your woodworking (What’s the best way?) Well, there’s a lot of ways to go about marketing and selling your work, so I thought I would take the time and write a series on just that. Some of you may be familiar with the series I did a few weeks ago on pricing your woodworking. I received a lot of positive response to it and a number of woodworkers showed an interest on doing a topic on actually marketing and sellin...

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The Bonfire Chair build blog

05-23-2015 09:01 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen | 14 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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