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Woodturning a simple candle holder

12-12-2015 02:09 PM by Chris McDowell | 3 comments »

Before this project, I had never made anything other than pens on the lathe. I had some scrap pieces from an oak pallet and I decided to laminate them together and experiment. I didn’t know what it would be when I started. I had thought maybe do a little Christmas tree, but then it started looking like a candle holder, so I just went with that. I don’t have a chuck, so I just turned it between a spur center and the tail-stock. I can really see the value of having a chuck now...

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Progress in Shop Remodel

05-17-2009 08:12 PM by brad | 3 comments »

I’m not really ready to share the final product yet, actually I’m not even close. Its just been a long process and Friday night culminated with great satisfaction, check my personal blog to see the progress and check back often to see if I have made any progress. http://bradswoodworking.blogspot.com/

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Not quite in the workshop... #9: Took the day off of woodworking, to replace stuff that takes up shop space...

05-14-2010 07:01 PM by dbhost | 3 comments »

It will be 4 weeks ago Sunday that I managed to find a root / stump under a clump of tall grass that I didn’t know was there until the blade of my 2001 vintage Craftsman 6HP high wheel 3 in 1 push mower ran into it at full speed and managed to give the mower a MEAN vibration… Now not having the hook up on small engine repairs, I hauled my mower, and my younger brother in laws mower over to my older brother in laws shop. Unfortunately since this is work for the family, it took pret...

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Plant stand #6: Tapered legs

03-24-2016 03:04 AM by BJODay | 3 comments »

I wanted to add some tapers to the lower portions of the legs. I made a sled to cut the tapers. I know there are adjustable jigs out there. I didn’t have time to research it fully. If I need the same jig later I may have to readjust things. I cut a test piece. All looks good. Here is the first full size leg cut with the jig. Here is a dry fit view. View with taper and bow-tie. Looks like I intentionally placed the bow-tie there. Here is a dry fit of the upper corb...

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Blacksmith coal forging classs and the tools I made there. #3: Small spoon knife, making the handle

04-03-2016 02:24 PM by mafe | 3 comments »

Small spoon knifemaking the handle Simple handle for a small spoon knife.Some tools are both beautiful and functional when kept rough in finish.This spoon knife will have a sideways twist when in use so a strong hold will be useful so my hand will not get tired, also I thought the blade and the handle should have the same grade of finish, so I decided to use some beautiful wood, but to keep it simple and rough. Hand forged blade, welded on to a rod. Made it since I needed a small rad...

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More working with Pine #10: Getting close to the finish line....

06-07-2016 03:07 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Well, got the armrests done.. The square part didn’t ake all that long to chop out. The round hole? Forstner bit. So, when the armrest settles down over the tenon on the top of the front post, the post will get “housed” in the round hole….more places to add glue. I also chopped a mortise in each of the rear posts. Armrest would then slip into that mortise, and onto the tenon. I drilled a through hole through that rear post, in the center of the mor...

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Getting started: my Harbor Freight folding trailer

06-26-2016 05:58 PM by smozes | 3 comments »

I’m just getting started and setting up a woodworking shop in my one car garage. We plan on making our own kitchen cabinets, furniture and various construction projects. The Harbor Freight trailer looks simple to assemble, but gotchas await at every step. I started with no power tools, and I still don’t have a workbench, and this thing took up all the space while being assembled. The catch is that you need tools, wood, a workbench and space to properly assemble the trailer, but...

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Workshop Do Over #3: Cleaning House

05-10-2011 10:08 PM by Ken Fitzpatrick | 3 comments »

Well I figured I better give a quick update. Our plan forward is to get rid of everything that will not stay. Guess I’ve been a bit of a pack rat over the last few years and it is time to give it up. My utility trailer is loaded for the second time and will hit the landfill at 8 tomorrow morning. We have a lot of recycle piles there so please don’t think we aren’t doing that because we are. I’m even getting rid of the old tools I don’t use anymor...

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Santas and stuff

06-03-2011 05:45 PM by mpounders | 3 comments »

I’ve been busy the past several weeks since I finished the cane, just working on miscellaneous fun things. My daughter is refinishing an old dresser she rescued from the trash and I had to replace a couple of missing drawers. So I got to figure out how to use the dovetail jig someone gave me (it makes a big difference if you use the correct size bushing!). I used my table saw a lot, so I decided to make a Gripperz style push-block that turned out well. That, combined with some diffe...

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Danette Smith's Pyrography Series #3: "20th Century Pyrographers" an International Exhibit of Pyrography.

07-03-2011 05:50 AM by Danette Smith | 3 comments »

Hello Everyone! There has been lots of interest in the “All Pyrography” exhibit at the Andrews Art Museum in North Carolina. I know there are many of you who would have liked to go and see it, so I’m offering the next best thing. I created a “dedicated web page” to showcase each artist and their work. It offers an up-close shot of their artwork. I hope you enjoy it. Click here: http://dangeespyrography.com/20th_Century_Pyrographers Share this wi...

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