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Various shenanigans #3: 2 bored hand tool junkies

08-04-2013 03:52 AM by JeremyPringle | 2 comments »

So… what happens when you get two hand tool junkies in the same room and there is not a whole lot to be done? Easy… woodworking stuff. Today… we decided to mount a router in a router table. I know what you are thinking… that’s a really easy and basic thing to do. But is it? Really? Remember who you are dealing with… knuckle draggers do not mix with this modern tech very well. How does this thing work? Are there instructions? What are instructions...

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Reclaimed Glory #13: From cabinetry cut-offs to Simple box and Cutting board (in progress)

10-15-2013 10:06 PM by palaswood | 2 comments »

I have a bunch of cut-offs from a local cabinet shop that deals mainly with Cherry but I also get a good amount of Poplar from there. From the medium sized pieces (all 3/4”), I selected some nice poplar front and back, some cherry for the sides and I had one long board of Cherry that had a knot in the middle (so was discarded), and I simply cut the knot out and used each end for the top and bottom. It’s 9×4 x 3” high. I just set them up, and eyeballed it ...

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My Beginning Days #2: New Vocabulary

12-13-2013 05:48 PM by Kaa162 | 2 comments »

As I sit here at work, trying to wrap up my week, I keep thinking about the projects I am going to work on this weekend. The more I research different things, the more I learn, and the bigger my vocabulary grows. It amazes me that no matter what I learn, the nomenclature involved with it is so expansive and at times intimidating. So far, it hasn’t been to bad with woodworking. I know it can though. Watching videos and reading articles, there is always something I need to go and loo...

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Cribbage Board Techniques #2: Finishing the Inlets

10-04-2007 03:50 PM by Doodler | 2 comments »

Continuing routing the inlets for the cribbage board… After using the fence and clamps to route to the edges of the inlets I finish routing out each segement freehand. I previously scribed the curved segments with a compass and now I carefully cut around the curves with a knife. This is not a common X-Acto which would break immedietly on the ebony, but a hardened steel surgical blade I purchased from Micro-Mark. I use a micro chisel to clean out the edges of the cur...

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Organizing a New Shop #5: Making Progress

11-24-2007 10:05 PM by Myron Wooley | 2 comments »

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone, the fridge is still reeling from being stuffed (and so am I!), but I am on vacation! So for the next week, I am attacking my shop, with the goal of getting it organized and workable. Yesterday, I pulled everything out and started to sort through the pile. It really wasn’t as bad as I feared, but it has become apparent that I really have to have pegboard, cabinets, and shelves. I also am struggling with the machine layout. I think I’m pr...

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Knotty Pine #4: Anyone want any?

03-18-2008 02:20 AM by Kevin | 2 comments »

I decided today that I would offer some of the Knotty Pine and Ash up for sale to anyone on Lumber Jocks. I am not doing this to make money, I am doing this because I hate to see it go up in smoke. If I have no takers by this weekend, I’ll get what I can and the remainder will probably be burnt down. Cost? – Make an offer. Location – SE Kansas or Wichita, Kansas

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Taking 35 year old crib and turning it into a toy box #1: Starting with the old crib

06-01-2009 03:47 AM by JPKnapp | 2 comments »

This is my first serious project and is actually what got me into woodworking. I always liked building and creating, but didnt have the tools to really do anything. When my wife got pregnant with our first kid, my parents gave me the childhood bedroom set that I had as an infant. It was a crib and dresser. They kept it for 30-some-odd years in hopes of their grandchild oneday using it. About a year ago we refinished the dresser but bought a new crib. Safety standards change in 30 years and...

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07-13-2009 06:39 PM by Partridge | 2 comments »

labor of love taken this mooring at 6:00. I have to put boxes together and sides and lid get a final coat. to day pens kits and blanks come and i will get started on the pens. I will have to put last co on boxes to night before i call it for the day. oh PS. if you have small parts and you are using your dust collector to titty up. be aware of the location of said parts. dust collectors are hungry machines.

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Jigs #2: Adding some finish + angle gage & clamp block

11-10-2009 04:45 AM by Alonso | 2 comments »

So today I had some free time, I add it some finish to the entire machine, since this is not any kind of furniture at all I decided to to go the hard way, I basically applied some spray paint, the maple parts had some wipe on poly. I also got the time to add the missing angle gage and the clamp block. All I need now is to get some different sandpaper grits and this baby should be ready to be put to the test. I will also like to ask a question. What grits of sandpaper should I get? I ...

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Deft Brushing Lacquer

01-28-2010 10:39 PM by StephenSC | 2 comments »

I am finishing a wardrobe made from solid walnut. The finish is Dark Walnut from Watco. The topcoats are Deft Brushing Lacquer, the original, not the waterborne one. On the wardrobe, which I did a month ago, it is great. Nice and shiny, smooth. On the drawer fronts, especially the largest two, it has alligatored. Any ideas? Don’t really want to sand down to bare wood, but will if I have to. I have about 3 coats on.

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