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Hand Tool Ramblings #4: Hide glue and fresh baked cookies, a week at the Woodwright’s School

12-25-2014 07:16 PM by rustythebailiff | 3 comments »

Now that I am retired, I had the time to finally go to school to better my hand skills. I chose to go to the Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Now, I’ve been watching Roy Underhill’s PBS program off and on for years, and it had been my original inspiration to try hand tool woodworking in the first place. But, to meet Roy and some of his guest speakers, and learn their techniques, was something special. Our guest instructor was Bill Anderson, who has been on Roy’s sho...

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A project in Maple #7: a PIP, and a tray?

10-06-2017 11:18 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Well, catching up….trying to get this project done..sometime… Got this all sanded down to 120 grit…and added a coat of amber shellac…. Still needs to have the hinges installed…. All squared edges were rounded over, using a spokeshave, a block plane, and smoothed out with the sander..Hinges? Well…they did make it ON to the chest…in a way. The Maple 1×1 and the 1×4? The skinny one is to be a rail. The one by is to supply a...

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Tool Cabinets #7: Stanley #45 and #55 got used today

11-27-2017 07:27 AM by glideking | 3 comments »

I don’t know if I should start a new blog entry or just keep commenting on my own post for updates on my tool cabinet. I made this custom cutter for my 55 out of unhardened tool steel then oil quenched. It is typical for a window stool but nothing like it in the 100 cutters available from Stanley. The #55 doing that asymmetrical thing that the #45 wishes it could do. The auxiliary center bottom came out of the box to do some work too. The #45 doing what it likes to do. Plowed a...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #11: Fiberglassing the Deck

06-01-2015 03:09 PM by DustyMark | 3 comments »

Overview Fiberglassing the deck is more complicated than the hull since the cockpit meets the deck at such a sharp angle. I completed the prep work for the deck at the same time I worked on the hull. The remaining steps to fiberglass the deck include fitting the cloth, applying epoxy, sanding, and fixing mistakes. Fitting the Cloth I chose to fiberglass the deck using only four pieces of cloth. I’m not sure I will use this technique on the next two boats. It was a challenge...

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Woodworking News Show #22: Chris Schwarz is a string bean; and a $330 tool giveaway!

06-27-2015 05:49 PM by StumpyNubs | 3 comments »

The latest happening in the woodworking world, and we announce the winner of the $330 Portamate Workstation! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! And visit our website- it’s how we support the show! For links to all the articles referenced in the video, see the show notes here. To enter our future giveaways you just have to sign up for our email newsletter and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Details here-

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Building Dave's Stacking Chair #4: Gluing up the Seat Frame

07-20-2015 11:57 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

[Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto] [Below] I designed the seat frame to try and conceal the end grain of each board once the chair is completely assembled. Unfortunately this makes it a bit difficult to glue up. A band clamp won’t hold things together well, so I use my trusty bar clamps. [Below] It’s true that you can’t ever have too many clamps in the shop. I was only able to glue up 4 of the 6 chair seat frames today. I’ll let them set overnight and begin again t...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #18: Building a Cart and Modifying a Utility Trailer

08-20-2015 10:18 PM by DustyMark | 3 comments »

Overview It’s been great to put the boat to use and discover how versatile it is in MN. It makes a great two-person fishing boat for small lakes. Here’s Mary with her first catch from the boat…a 20” Northern Pike. Here’s me with our catch from another trip…a 5 pound and a 3 1/4 pound largemouth bass. We plan to modify the boat by installing adjustable pedestal columns, bass boat seats, and flush bases to mount them. This will require con...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #332: Time For More Designing

05-07-2011 12:58 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Boy, the days are just flying by! I can’t believe that another week is done and we are already at Saturday. It truly amazes me how quickly time seems to pass. Yesterday turned out to be a really good day. I needed to make a trip to Digby to do some things and I got to see some friends that I haven’t seen in a while. I also got to stop at Bernie and Ellen’s and have a short visit with them. As usual, Ellen made a wonderful lunch as soon as she heard I was going to sto...

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Giant Oak Burr

08-09-2011 06:46 PM by Whitt | 3 comments »

If anyone is looking for and has the means to remove a 8’ tall by 6-7’ wide, 1 ton Oak Burr, I spied one in a wood pile, free for the taking. The Pile is located in St Cloud Mn. at Whitney Park. The Huge Pile of trees started after a July 1st storm that knocked hundreds of trees over and with a couple other storms since the pile still remains.People can collect firewood and such. I sign does say No Private Wood Haulers. I have collected some nice Apple, Walnut and Red Cedar.I wish...

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Virtual Designs in Sketchup #15: Dovetails ...with Curves

02-12-2012 01:30 AM by rance | 3 comments »

I got my weekly(or is it daily) email from Fine Woodworking(FWW) and they had an advertisement for the beginning of a Dovetail Techniques series by Stephen Hammer on several kinds of dovetails. I watched the preview and was so fascinated with the curved dovetail that I had to mock it up in SketchUp.   A beautiful piece of art. They gave just a glimpse of him making them in the teaser. Just enough that I was able to draw it out. Some views of the Pin board:    And th...

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