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Shop Stuff #5: Machine Cut Through Dovetails

148 days ago by SPalm | 28 comments »

Simple, Fast, Easy, Thin Pins, Variable Spacing, Looks Hand Cut, Simple Set Up, Tastes like Chicken. I have been playing around with dovetails for the last couple of weeks. I have tried many methods of making them, as complete hand cut ones are just too much work for me. I own a commercial Leigh dovetail jig but I have never been happy with the look or the futzing that it took to set it up. So this is what is working for me, all ideas are cobbled together from other designs. I cut the pins...

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Game Calls #2: Scratch Box Turkey Calls

508 days ago by ghost5 | 1 comment »

After posting a few of these neat little calls I thought some other folks might like to know how to make them. They are an easy project and another way to use some of that scrap wood. The easiest way to make a scratch box is to have a dedicated mortiser set up with a 1/2”cutter but since I don’t have one here is how I do it. If you do have one you can quickly see how to use it to accomplish what I am doing. I start with a 1 & 5/8”“x4” piece 1/2” t...

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Game Calls #1: Turkey Friction Call

510 days ago by ghost5 | 8 comments »

Well, thanks to the comments and questions I have gotten I dug through my pics to find one I had on how to make a pot call. So for the folks that want a quick tutorial here we go. A pot call is basically a shallow dish containing two ledges inside. One is cut into the rim to hold the playing surface while the second is a ring left in the center raised to clear the bottom of the pot and still leave a space between the sound board that rests on it and the playing surface above it. One thi...

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Make a Gun Rack

606 days ago by WoodJediNTraining | 6 comments »

This week after a viewer requested I make a Gun Rack, I decided to do just that. This gun rack is made from Walnut and Mahogany. It holds 2 rifles and has a drawer for storage of ammunition, shooting glasses, etc.. I made templates for this project to allow me to make multiples of it if I wanted.. There is a PDF Download of the side template under the video in this post. Template Link

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W-pod speaker (Ipod speaker from recycle).

690 days ago by mafe | 24 comments »

W-pod speakerfrom recycle parts WOOD-POD SPEAKER.For a long time I have been using computer speakers as sound system at the workshop.The speakers were playing really well, but they were as usual dead boring to look at and could need some more mass to make better sound.Also I am a Lumberjerk so I needed a speaker that fitted this… WOOD-POD SPEAKER mafe2012. The speakers are Phillips computer speakers, the box an old veneered sofa table top and the logo from an old Noris ...

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How to use a Kerfmaker (trying to help out!) Blog.

1399 days ago by mafe | 37 comments »

How to use a KerfmakerOk, many asked me this question, and I have seen it again and again on LJ. If you need to find out how to make one, you can see my Kerfmaker 'Brass'n wood'. Another fun gadget is the tenonmarker:http://lumberjocks.com/projects/39236 I’ll try to explain, as well as I can, feel free to ask questions if I do not make myself clear (I’m only human): Collect what is needed, in this case a base stock and two thinner side stocks, and of course a Kerfmaker...

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Weekend Pen Box

959 days ago by Owlcroft | 16 comments »

Weekend Pen Box I got the idea for this pen box from a friend. I was at his house looking at a commemorative pen he was given for retirement and was impressed with the design of the pen box. I took some pictures and spent a couple days figuring out how I could make my own. Below are picture of my friends pen box. The box turned out to be fairly easy to build once I took a good look at it. I took a couple minutes to determine exactly how It was made; then I was ready to start. Ba...

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Cigar-Box Guitar How-To

2400 days ago by WhiskeyWaters | 3 comments »

I wrote this article/post/manual for a Technical Writing course I took this fall. Couldn’t think of any technical aspects of teaching, but luckily, woodworking came to my rescue. I borrowed heavily from Make magazine’s article on cigar-box making, but I got a little more specific (I hope), and well, added a modification page from some of the other guitars I made. Sorry, no pictures – but I think y’all will get the picture. If you have trouble, give a shout and I&#...

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making a 'bow tie' circle pattern - tutorial

1289 days ago by patron | 42 comments »

my ‘did it my way board’ http://lumberjocks.com/projects/42141 was done like thisthe tangents are the square of the circlethe thickness of the stock is that height of the squarethe width of the stock is the square and the two wingsof the circle combined(for my 1 1/4” bits it was 1”x1 1/2”).cut and mill the stockrun the round edges firstso the flat is still good for the coves later.the fence and the cutter tangent want to be exactso there is no loss in w...

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Toot, Toot, Tootorial #2: How to make a whistle on a lathe

1535 days ago by Mary Anne | 27 comments »

TOOT TOOT TOOTORIAL TWO This time, we’re going to turn a whistle on a lathe. I will be including some beginner level information since a few of the people who showed an interest in this project are novices. Besides, I think it is a great beginner project; it requires no parts or kits, just a chunk of wood, your lathe, your tools, and you. Please use all safety precautions you have available! I can’t think of any good stories to start with this time, so let’s get right toot it. Th...

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