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WoodExpo 2011 #2: WoodExpo, Day 2

1244 days ago by Eli | 2 comments »

Hello, again, So we’re getting ready for day 2 of the Woodexpo and day 1 was a great start. Everyone had a great time getting to know each other and picking brains about furniture. Glen Guarino gave a great talk about stacked laminations and their uses. There is some really gorgeous work, too. Here are a couple of overview pictures to give you a taste: Ben Barrett is here representing Berkshire Veneer, and is a really nice guy. I’ll definitely be calling him...

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Converting a Queen Headboard to King Size

1209 days ago by Jimboe | 2 comments »

Well this is a first for me . A bud of mine is switching from his queen size bed to king size . He didnt want to invest in a new furniture group and asked if i would take on the project . So what to do about the profiles on the headboard and the color matching …this bed is over 20 years old . So i started off by taking the headboard apart and added the extensions to the top rail(used dowels and pocket screws). I marked where the profiles lines were and took it to the table sawi hand pla...

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Cutting new species of Wood

1061 days ago by Mesquiteman | 2 comments »

Over the past few months I have been looking around for some other species of wood to add to what I have stock piled. I came across arizona white oak and a mystery wood that I found at a firewood dealer. Most likely the mystery wood is an ornamental tree planted by a home owner, I don’t think it is native. Both woods are really cool. The mystery wood looks just like hawaiian koa which I admit have paid crazy amounts of money for in the past. I know we have a few species of a...

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My Low-Budget Builds #4: Sharpening Station: Back on track

855 days ago by Kenny | 2 comments »

Ok, I figured I’d throw out a heads-up to those who were reading along that I will be resuming progress on the sharpening station. I am finishing up the cut list and drawing out a rough sketch that I will post later tonight. I will also provide a materials list with prices and sources for everything I use. After I get that posted, I will start cutting and building the torsion box, taking pictures and maybe even a video as I go. I will admit though, I’m not a big fan of being...

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Bosch 1617EVSPK $160 at Amazon

798 days ago by BootsTripp | 2 comments »

I decided on the Bosch 1617EVS(PK), so kept my eyes peeled over the last week or so on the different retail sites, including craigslist and ebay for a possible used one. Amazon’s price for the “Bosch 1617EVSPK 12 Amp 2-1/4-Horsepower Plunge and Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Kit with 1/4-Inch and 1/2-Inch Collets” was $200 (pretty competitive based on my searches but not a huge bargain), but today I realized that Amazon is having a Bosch tool promotion until May 31st. ...

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SketchUp Classes in Cincinnati Nov. 16-19

676 days ago by BobLang | 2 comments »

I’ll be teaching a four-day class on SketchUp this Nov 16-19 in Loveland, Ohio (Suburban Cincinnati area). What can a class give you that free online videos don’t? A structured series of lessons to help you over the hurdles that most new users struggle with, someone who knows what they are doing looking over your shoulder to coach you on your technique, and a fun group of fellow woodworkers. And cushy seats, breakfast, lunch, drinks and snacks. More information at readwatchdo.com

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Surprise tool welcomed

624 days ago by Thermaloy | 2 comments »

Found myself in need of a new saw for cross-cutting and another for ripping. Looked at the Axminster Tools Catalogue (Axminster in Devon, UK) which my son describes as ‘pornography for woodworkers’, and found a Japanese pull saw which combines both functions. It was not cheap but I bought it by mail order anyway. Very flexible blade with teeth of different profiles on top and bottom of the long dimension, and a straight handle. Did some sawing and could not believe the experien...

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The Road Back to Woodworking #2: Shed finished, Storage stuff moved in

606 days ago by Paul | 2 comments »

Big pile of boxed up woodworking items remains in garage. Need to build shop cabinets before unpacking.

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Organ Leg Coat Rack Video Series #5: Cutting out legs, flush trimming them

278 days ago by iamcliff | 2 comments »

Part 5 of the coat rack build: http://youtu.be/SMbNqkkUldE In this video, I finish up cutting the legs out that I had traced from the template last video, then I use a router table for the first time ever and flush trim all of the legs to the template.

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Coffee Table Build #1: Design, Lumber, Rough Cutting, Top

77 days ago by RoadHogg | 2 comments »

I was asked to build a coffee table. I would call it more a coffee cabinet but that just sounds strange. The reason I’d call it a cabinet is, it’s not a “table” per se, not a top with legs. It’s a big box with drawers. We have decided upon a basic design, a stain colour and the material. Fortunate for me, the material is quarter sawn white oak. I love this lumber. Here’s the basic design we’re going for: The difference is, this table w...

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