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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #95: Prototyping a Christmas Gift

11-20-2018 09:22 PM by Paul Bucalo | 0 comments »

When the project I am working on is relatively small and the plans or concept thought up has never been tried before, I like to make the first build a prototype. There are several good reasons for taking the extra time and materials. In the case of the promised food and water bowl holders for my youngest daughter’s two dogs, making up a prototype has given up valuable ‘intel’. Plus, she lives at the other end of the state, so with Thanksgiving Day coming up and a meet up...

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American flag bench #4: Torched the slats then sanded them down to 320 grit. Stained the red stripes

11-20-2018 07:38 PM by Dubbs | 0 comments »

So I torched the slats in an attempt to make it look more rustic. Sanded them down to 320 grit. I found the poplar sort of burns blotchy or I’m just not too good at it yet. Had Hoe Depot mix up some blue and red stain for me. ($32) Also picked up oil based spa urethane high gloss (expensive.. but I told worth it.)I was able to get the union marked and taped and stained the red stripes! I think it came out pretty good. Cant wait to lay out the star stickers for the union. to b...

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Another box build #7: Almost done

11-20-2018 05:38 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

And, posted as a project, to boot. Out of the clamps the other day.. Got everything cleaned up, and the top cut to size….corners sanded smooth, and a router to round over them. Added a coat of Amber Shellac.. Hmmm, lid does need something… Backside….wonder how the hinges will fit.. Box is only 6-1/2” wide on the ends, by 11-1/4” long…..stands 9-1/8” tall, counting the lid, and the foot pads.Got out the router, since it was still set up ...

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Fix up the shop #7: Divider Wall; electrical and sheet rock

11-20-2018 05:20 PM by Rob Drown | 0 comments »

The electrical is mostly done and the sheetrock is up. Now to finish the tape and electrical. PROGRESS!!

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Treadle Lathe #7: After months of work.....

11-20-2018 01:14 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

After months of work, I finally assembled the frame for the first time. First, I cleaned out the last mortise in the upright base and it fit snuggly on the first try. I then moved onto assembling the base. Everything lined up as I planned and I achieved a tight fit. Now that each of the joints are complete in the frame, I can move my attention to the mechanical parts of the lathe. View on YouTube

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Cedar post cut offs

11-19-2018 11:38 PM by Mrowell | 5 comments »

I was recently given some 8×8 and 12×12 cedar post cut offs that one of the guys working for me has been storing for years. I have a few ideas of what they can be used on but figured I would see what other people’s creativeness would bring! Any suggestions welcome

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Building a Japanese Style Bench

11-18-2018 10:08 PM by BenhamDesign | 5 comments »

In this project I design and build a bench incorporating Japanese style architecture, as well as in lay some bow ties/butterflies along a crack I carve as a decorative feature. Depending on how you argue the semantics of what joinery is, their are 5 or 6 different types of joinery in this project. you watch be built or read about it below Video Recap Today I’m building this Japanese inspired bench where I carve a crack and hand inlay some bowties. I also get into 3 or 4 different...

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Ellis-Mackintosh-Limbert mashup table #1: E-M-L in process

11-18-2018 03:29 PM by kordwood | 2 comments »

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but this little piece seems share-worthy. It’s an homage to three of my favorite Arts and Crafts pioneers: Harvey Ellis, Charles Limbert and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. They all bring a different aesthetic, but mashed up, the A&C commonality becomes clear. The Ellis influence: Most evident in the delicate edge of the top. The Mackintosh influences: The overall proportion and the inward angles of the legs. The Limbert influence: ...

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Old Hand Drill Restoration from Goodell-Pratt Company

11-18-2018 03:08 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

I was passed this old drill down from my great uncle. Glad to have it, get it rust free and now can be passed to my children. View on YouTube

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Mesopotamian Lap Harp #4: Some final pics

11-18-2018 01:12 AM by icemanhank | 4 comments »

I have finished this now and it was quite an interesting project, here are some pics of getting her strung and with the skin fitted.I tried to do everything the old school way this included seasoning the pig skin with a hand made concoction made from bees wax, lemon oil and copha.

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