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Building My Roubo Bench #6: Starting the Legs

02-12-2012 04:13 AM by Andy Panko | 2 comments »

Now that the top is done, it’s time to start the legs and stretchers. I wanted real thick and sturdy legs, so I’m going for 5” square. Prior to starting this project, I had never done any real lamination work. I’ve glued boards together before, end-to-end, to make wider planks. But that material was only 1/2” thick. I never did anything this big before, but this whole lamination thing seemed pretty easy in concept. Sure enough, it wasn’t too bad. Now...

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How to make and install cove molding #2: Part 2

12-05-2012 02:52 AM by Andrew Betschman | 2 comments »

In this video I’ll cover the bevel ripping and and routing the thumbnail plus more. Enjoy!

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Drilling For Chairs #1: Drilling for Post and Rung Chairs

01-08-2013 12:26 AM by Caleb James | 2 comments »

Drilling – Post and RungYet more on drilling… Lets look at how I approach drilling for a Danish Modern chair frame. Naturally the tooling that was in vogue during the time a chair was designed and produced will often suit the production of that style the easiest even if other means are developed later on. I find that especially true of windsor pieces. That is why I will do almost all drilling free hand on those pieces but for the Danish Modern pieces most holes will be done on a d...

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On Woodworking... #3: New shop layout

05-19-2013 02:11 PM by Brohymn62 | 2 comments »

I’ve finally had some time to get back in the shop and get some stuff going. I had an old workbench made of particle board and some 2×3 that was starting to sag. So I decided to take it out and plan something better. I had my chop saw and radial arm saw sitting on it and in the mean time they will move to some assembly carts that I had rolling around. I’ve also gotten my hands on some dust control devices which I’ve put into place in the shop now. I’ve got a large...

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Split top Saw Bench #1: The Idea

11-06-2013 05:47 PM by TerryDowning | 2 comments »

As a life time wood worker returning to hand tool use, I found my tool set lacking. My dad made me learn hand tools before power tools could be touched, that being said, It’s only been recently that I have returned to hand tools as my primary means of working wood. That being said, I do posses a working set of saws, planes, chisels, etc. The big hole was a stable secure place to hold the wood while working it. One of the most important and basic tools for hand tool users are benches...

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Bridal chest #5: Almost final assembly

08-01-2014 05:52 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 2 comments »

Today was some odds and ends and final assembly of the bridal chest. It’s not complete. I’ve got to get a little more maple to finish off with some moldings around the lid lip and the skirt. The stainless piano hinge is being mounted on the cover..Here you can see the hinge mounted to the chest along with an arm that locks the lid in a 90 degree open position.Also, I’ve made a box with divider out of maple that slides along the top inside of the chest..Here it is slid ove...

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Photography/Woodwork #2

10-09-2014 04:48 PM by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler | 2 comments »

This is the Hair Light.In case you’re wondering, a hair light puts a narrow pool of light on the back of the subject’s head to light up the hair and provide good separation from the background.The first photo shows the part that connects it to a tripod light stand. There’s a 1/4-20 Tee Nut inside of it. Two knobs allow the arm to be adjusted near or far and the other lets me angle the arm up and down. Then there’s the head which can swivel on the arm and the head ca...

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Strips and Jigs

02-06-2007 09:36 AM by Philip Edwards | 2 comments »

HI FolksThought I’d make the “sap covering” strips for the table project last night. Dug out a suitable piece of walnut, planed it smooth and squared an edge. Then wandered over to the bandsaw to rip it into 1/4 inch thick strips.At this point my brain says “hey, wouldn’t it be great if you had some fancy featherboard to hold the stock firmly against the fence?” A grand idea, one that was inspired by a visit to a buddys workshop recently (stand up Waka!). S...

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wine barrel chair

05-10-2008 06:52 PM by luba | 2 comments »

Hello everybody. I appreciate such a warm welcome. The way that I found this site was that I was looking for the wine barrel chair, and I could not find it anywhere but here. So … since I live in the wine country in Calistoga, California I decided that I am going to try to make one myself. Now mind you that I do not much about woodworking and I do have few tools, I would love to make this my first project ever. I always wanted to elar woodworking so it is better later then never. ...

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Juniper Coffee Table Base #2 #3: Sanblasting

02-10-2009 11:42 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 2 comments »

This piece here is smaller and we are able to fit it in the blast cabinet. This is a lot nicer way to work, but man after a few days if this my neck gets a severe kink in it. The blast cabinet. After the red colored wood has been blasted. Now we need to shape the rough edges, sand, add the leg supports and glass supports.

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