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Boxland: Work Stations and Boxing Tips #6: Making Great $5 Band Clamps!

09-08-2012 07:49 AM by Boxguy | 26 comments »

Overview: If you are going to make boxes there is no substitute for good band clamps. They pull all eight joint cuts together and tend to average out any cuts that are slightly off. I use two clamps on each box. They are expensive to buy, but cheap if you make your own. When in use, they look like this. These are really cranked down to pull all the joints tight. (A big thanks to Derrick who patiently helped me picture each step in this process.) Hint: To make this a quick read j...

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Creative Woodworking #18: Wooden Mechanic's Light

11-08-2011 07:10 AM by dakremer | 4 comments »

how cool is this? Its a Wooden Mechanic’s Light made by Studio248 (click their name to go to their website)

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2 DYE 4

06-16-2009 06:33 AM by trifern | 56 comments »

I have had numerous requests for a how to blog about my dyeing techniques. I use water base aniline dyes. This technique the dye is applied using 20 cent sponge brushes and cheap paper towels. I typically work from the darkest colors to the lightest, creating layers of color. This piece is turned from fiddle back maple. My apologies for not taking a photograph prior to applying any dyes. The first coat is black. I apply the dye liberally inside and out. I then wipe the outside with a...

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My notes on making Butt Joint boxes

12-18-2010 07:33 AM by Randy63 | 5 comments »

Some have asked for info on the butt joint boxes I used to make. So I decided to share the info I used when I was making these. They are simple and actually fun to make and the best part is people really enjoy them. The making or breaking of these boxes is the selection of woods you use. There are so many options available so have a ball. I have never written a blog in my life so this is a first for me. As I wirte this I only wish I had the writting skills of say Autumn or my good fr...

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