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Design And Build - Memorial Pet Urn #3: Making Some Progress

04-08-2011 01:44 AM by Brad_Nailor | 3 comments »

OK when we last spoke, it was decided that the urn would have Maple sides, and Walnut top, bottom and miter splines… So I printed out a cut list and got to work. I cut all the pieces of maple slightly over sized so I could sneak up on the miters and get them perfect. Then I planed and rough sized the walnut for the tops and bottoms. The maple pieces were cut from a board I had planed down to 9/16 some time ago and the pieces were slightly cupped…not good for tight miters. I dec...

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Planes restored - Because I can. #5: #7 - more of the story - fixing the cap iron.

06-10-2011 01:17 AM by Don W | 3 comments »

So for more of the Stanley #7 story. As I was riding through the foothills of Vermont and collecting a nice #3 and #7, I had bid on another #7 on Ebay. My bid, I thought, was low enough that I just wanted it to show up in my bidding list. When I got home, toting a #7 in my saddlebags, didn’t I have an email telling me I had won the bid. With the price i paid, I was happy enough. I went from no #7s to two #7’s in a single day. As I started to clean this one up, the one issue wit...

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shoe bench #5: Prepping the stock

07-24-2011 08:36 PM by coloradoclimber | 3 comments »

I looked at various woods for the bench and ended up deciding on poplar, why, because it was relatively cheap, and I could get it in wide boards. I wanted to build the top of the bench as a single board. I sorted through the wide boards available and looked for one with some interesting figure. Here’s the one I finally settled on: I didn’t want to split the seat but my jointer is only 6 inches wide. Unfortunately the board with the best figure had the most cup. The c...

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Antique Office Chair Leg Replacement #1: Cut out and shaping

04-08-2012 07:12 PM by shredkeenan | 3 comments »

My brother has this antique office chair which recently broke. The wood split where the caster was attached at the end of the leg. I decided to make this blog entry so he can see all the work that went into making the replacement. Unfortunately he lives in Seattle and I am in Houston so I have to just duplicate the broken leg which I have with me and hope it fits when I send it back. Step 1 Pick up some 8/4 red oak from the lumber yard. Step 2 Plane to thickness, about 1 1/...

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My First Workbench #22: Day 22: Attaching the top!

09-06-2012 11:17 PM by RaggedKerf | 3 comments »

For the version with pictures, please click here. I didn’t have a lot of time today, maybe an hour and a half. So, I spent the first hour going at the top again with the #4 plane. I made the executive decision last night to do what I can and call it. In theory, given unlimited energy and time, I could get this top to flat-level with the #4. By the time my kids are in college. Or, I could do the best I could, get it reasonable (for a first time effort) and bolt the sucker down ...

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5 Knives #6: Winter is leaving Finland

02-27-2013 05:58 PM by AJM | 3 comments »

After .. light flooding a shoulder injury.. glasses .. -32..3 foot of snow.. I finally have a workshop sort of warm enough to work in.. so i went to woodwork i town and started on the handles. Did some shaping in my home workshop. Some one kindly posted me some sections of wood.. I used the purple heart and the colour is great!! Here is the start of the first knife which will be all mine!! so the materials involved are Bird Cherry – Curly Birch – Purple Heart – Elk ho...

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Make a Hand Plane AND Your Own Iron

10-07-2013 02:07 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 3 comments »

I’ve been on a tool making kick lately and I took it to the next step and made my first hand plane. Not only did i make a plane, but I made my own iron as well from an old saw blade. The dimensions are 2.5”hx8”Lx2.75”W. I made it from poplar and walnut. Thanks for looking. Comments are appreciated and please subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Check out the video HERE.

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The Sawcliffe Green man #1: Drawing

03-03-2014 01:13 AM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 3 comments »

This is a new piece I will be working on over the next 3 or 4 months. It is 5”x7”x3.20”, a small carving for me, the wood is Alaskan Yellow Cedar. All in all this will be an unusual project. I will be on a trip to Florida next week to visit my dad, and when I get back I will begin a full fledged commission work for a client/friend, a bust of her Swiss mountain dog! I will spend an hour or two on most days after the commission piece working on this Green man for The Sawcliffe...

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The Sawcliffe Green man #9: The Sawcliffe Green man #9

04-07-2014 03:12 PM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 3 comments »

Further progress. Details on the twigs and buds are much easier to do with my new Helvie knife, I am really beginning to love the tool. I will be concentrating on my other project for a few days to get it established, then I will start splitting my days between the two.

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Dust Collection #3: Table Saw - Rigid 3650

05-20-2014 03:34 AM by J Azuma | 3 comments »

This guy has been an ongoing battle for a while and I motivated again today to improve it. I had closed in the open contractor frame with a bunch of plywood screwed into place (not caulked or sealed), a slotted plate closed up the back, and I hooked up a shop vac to the port on the arbor assembly. I feel that this collected about 95% of the dust. My problem was that the remaining 5% was being shot out from the blade right into my face. A great article in Fine Woodworking by Richard Babbitt...

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