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Stairs #1: 45 degree OTP Winder Stairs balustrade

12-06-2010 05:35 PM by Drew | 3 comments »

A recent Over-The-Post balustrade install with a starter step, end caps and a volute. This balustrade was a real challenge. Not because it was an OPT or a winder, but because the landings are at 45 degrees, and they are both set up different. Starter step. Skirt. End caps. Building the rail. 45 degree caps are a real problem. So I make my own buy cutting 2 opening caps at 22.5 degrees. In part 2, Newels and balusters!

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6 point jewish star - work in progress

01-25-2011 06:40 AM by davecohn | 3 comments »

I saw the five pointed star posted a few days ago and wanted to post a picture of a Jewish star that I am working on. I need to sand and finish it. It was a challenge to get the angles right. If you rotate it, it looks really neat. More pics in a few days when it is finished.

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Woodwork Biz/Getting Started #6: Item 4 and 5 - Using Postcards

02-25-2011 01:43 AM by billb | 3 comments »

There are many more ways to create postcards now because of the computer and easy to use graphic software. Most inkjet printers will do a great job with postcards, and you can purchase blank cards inexpensively, the problem is the high cost of ink. I suggest making a few with your printer to get an idea of the per card cost. If it does work out too high, you can create an original and take it to a quick print shop to have a quantity of them made. You may be able to go to one of those self pri...

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Internet Woodworker Podcast and Video #5: Eps 16 Building the Hock Shoulder Plane Kit.

09-11-2011 08:56 AM by Shawn Sealer | 3 comments »

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Ambrosia-birdseye maple #9: handle, lid, and finishing the inside

12-12-2011 01:49 PM by JoeyG | 3 comments »

Above you see the handles attached. After deciding the general shape of the handle and the location I drilled holes and inserted dowels, then glued them up Next I slide the nails back into place and mark where the handle falls on the side of the box. Once the area that needs to be removed for the handle is marked I use a flush cutting saw (my best cutting saw) a coping saw, and a sharp chisel to remove the material Then I reinsert the nails and check for a good f...

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Online Charity Tool Auction

11-05-2012 04:05 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 3 comments »

After moving my shop several times, it has become clear to me that I have more tools than I can use. Some tools were purchased with the best intentions or on a whim and I just never incorporated them into my workflow. Other tools were given to me for review, provided in exchange for advertising, or simply sent to me in hopes that I might mention them on the show. Whatever their origin, I’d rather see them being used than sitting in my shop collecting dust. Instead of selling these items outri...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1071: Road Trip

07-02-2013 10:13 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I just wanted to put a quick post up to let you all know that we’ll be gone today. We decided to take a quick road trip and go to the Valley for some shopping and to get away for the day. We haven’t done this since last year. We were waiting for better weather, but it looks like rain for the next several days and we figured that if we didn’t take the opportunity now, when we had a short break between projects, who knows when we would get the chance. I must admit, I co...

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Hubel Hall table(Slim Shadey) part 5 #3: Huble hall table part 3 ("slim shady")

07-18-2013 07:40 PM by andyboy | 3 comments »

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BAND SAWS - Where It All Began

08-20-2013 04:01 PM by MJliz | 3 comments »

French in origin, as it was widely considered, the concept and the first band saw machine was invented by William Newberry, an Englishman, in the year 1809. The machine had an band strung over two wheels but these machines remained mostly unused due to the fact that no band saw type blade had been made yet that would last in a constant flexing position. The blades that have were used were not sufficiently flexible enough to withstand the tension applied onto them. In 1846, band saw blade ...

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Go Into the Light!

09-05-2013 01:18 PM by Eric Wuennecke | 3 comments »

No, don’t die but for goodness sake get some good lighting in your shop. Until recently, I was working on four 75 watt bulbs. It was a little annoying and gave me a bit of eye strain but it was workable. I basically didn’t know what I was missing. My shop is undergoing quite a bit of renovating, being transformed from an unheated two car detached garage with open stud walls to something more comfortable. By comfortable I mean isn’t -20 degrees in the winter. I figured...

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