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willow tree roots

07-29-2011 03:33 PM by gpastor | 2 comments »

I have been doing some swamp logging. I cut this from a willow tree the had been blowen down in a wind storm some time ago. I love the way it looks but now what do i make with it. Any good ideas???

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More Pecan Wood To Slab up

10-10-2011 09:17 PM by cdbridge39 | 2 comments »

We Have a lot of storm damaged pecan trees here in the south. All you have to do is ask and its yours. Well you still got to cut it and load it but its free. Two trailer loads is about all my back can stand at one time. I have a small chainsaw mill that fits on my bar and I slab out chunks of wood. It’s also called a beam maker but you can cut any size slab you want to. All you have to do is move the board that the mill runs on over and screw it down. You also have to sharpen your chain...

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Breadbox Class #5: Gluing up the sides

11-11-2011 11:14 PM by GaryK | 2 comments »

Now for something simple. Gluing up the long sides. You will need to make a 5 1/2” wide piece out of scrap wood. Maybe a couple of smaller ones. They are used as spacers for the glue up and that’s all. This assures that the opening stays at the proper distance while the glue dries. Since these are long grain to long grain, nothing other that glue is required The first thing I do is apply glue to both long edges of the (5 1/2”) back and clamp it up with the top and b...

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Workshop Makeover #1: Current Layout

03-19-2012 05:47 PM by pound | 2 comments »

I finally got the workshop unearthed, and like any good child of the 80’s it is time to crowdsource my decision making. I am sure you are still laughing if you are looking at the pictures of the chaos, but my fiancé has been using the garage to store stuff and the tablesaw looks like a fine table top from the female perspective. I have pretty much sorted the remaining to be thrown away and attic storage materials. I am trying to be exclusively a woodworking shop with some stora...

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Arts and Crafts 6 Drawer Dresser #9: Dovetail Drawers , Spraying Shellac

01-22-2013 06:03 AM by pintodeluxe | 2 comments »

Here is my setup for cutting half blind dovetails. I use a larger-than-stock 14 degree dovetail bit. I think it makes nicer looking dovetail joints, and they feel much stronger. Here is a link to my blog about the special bit… is the bit I use, which is a Rockler item. You can still cut these dovetails in one pass with the PC jig. -----I trimmed some aromatic cedar plywood to size and test fit the drawers.-----Grooves were cut for the dra...

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methods of work #14: Steam bending furniture parts

09-04-2013 10:34 PM by Loren | 2 comments »

BEFORE: Steam bending rig for bending hardwoods. I’ve invested a lot of time in the last few months setting this up. Wood can be compressed, a lot, but it fractures easily in stretching. The purpose of a tool like this is to back the bend up with a steel strap to shift the breakage of the lignin fibers in the wood to the inside of the bend. Today the wood is in the steamer. Though I have my hopes up, I fully expect the shit to hit the fan as I’ve never done this form of heavy b...

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Veneer Tealight Holders

01-19-2014 06:11 PM by Josh Hall | 2 comments »

I have finally got some high quality photoss of some tealight holders which i have made, click the link to see the gallery, I hope you enjoy. Josh Hall

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Holly's Jasper #9: Holly's Jasper #9

04-15-2014 10:18 AM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 2 comments »

Working on squaring the features of the muzzle…....

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The Harbor Freight Experiment Series #3: The long silence...

05-27-2014 08:29 PM by paxorion | 2 comments »

It’s been a long silence in my HF experiment blog series. The silence isn’t from a lack of ideas, but because I’ve had an influx of better tools to play with. As evident from my last few reviews, I’ve splurged rather recently on better toys…i mean tools. Hard to feel motivated about cheap tools when you have shiny-er tools to play with. Oh, and somewhere along the way, it looks like gasp I’ve actually been doing some woodworking and making things. Now ...

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Mitre Sled #1: 45 Deg Mitre Sled.

02-03-2008 05:06 PM by sawdog | 2 comments »

I am trying to buid a accurate 45 deg mitre sled. I recently tried to use mitre saw and it is precise on smaller widths but if I go over 5”, there is slight drift on the outside edges and they are sightly off. I think a precision seld will eliminate this. I have a problem finding a true precise 90 deg setup to help in setting the sled up. I have all items and ready to assemble. I am using the 3,4,5 setup to get the 45 deg angle and T-track sliders for mitre slots. What is the...

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