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"Automaton" #3: Arms and hands

01-07-2012 08:29 AM by mpounders | 3 comments »

A little more progress on this. The left hand is just a fist that is part of the arm, while the right hand is a separate piece carved to look like he is snapping his fingers. The arms will be doweled and glued to the body before shaping them further. I glue them on one at a time and use a bit of rubber as a clamp. I’m using wire brads as the hinge pins for all the joints. I use CA glue to strengthen the areas around the holes that these pins go through. The head and the right hand a...

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Building a Thos. Moser Design New Gloucester Rocking Chair #7: Plunging a Mortise in a Turned Leg

12-24-2012 06:33 PM by DustyMark | 3 comments »

To use a laminated brace, there must be a 1/2” wide mortise in the leg. This is a simple process if you have the proper jig. Mortising Jig This is the jig that I used to make mortises for all of my mortise and tenon joints prior to purchasing a mortiser. I simply added some plywood to the base to raise it to the swing of my new lathe. I added a strip of plywood on the bottom to register it between the bed ways of the lathe. It is then secured by a scrap of hardwood that cl...

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Workshop Interior Doors #7: hinging the doors

03-04-2013 07:31 PM by ~Julie~ | 3 comments »

Time to put hinges on the doors. I’m going to use 3 hinges per door, so I mark with pencil by tracing around where they will sit right on the door edge. I then use a sharp knife and cut the outline out to no more than a depth of 1/16”. Then I get my hinge and set it on the base of my trim router which has a straight bit in it. The cutting depth of the bit (the amount protruding out of the base) is set as the thickness of the hinge, which in my case is about 1/16”...

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Kitchen Cabinets #3: Uh... I'm done?

03-18-2013 05:52 PM by Philip "Pip" Storm | 3 comments »

I have to apologize again. This hasn’t been much of a blog. This blog entry is the last because, well, I’m done. Yeah, sorry. I know there’s not much content. I just got to busy. Anyway, here’s some pics. Enjoy.

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Skull Chairs #1: How to Finish

02-02-2014 12:47 PM by DarthMaverick | 3 comments »

So my wife is asking me to make a series of these chairs for our patio rather then buying a new set of furniture. Each chair is made from 3 pallets of wood. Does any one have any suggestions on how they should be finished. Being new to woodworking, I am unsure how best to finish this project and keep it protected from the elements at the same time. Any ideas?

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The Sawcliffe Green man #12: The Sawcliffe Green man #12

05-03-2014 08:57 PM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 3 comments »

shaped the acorns a bit more, and have come to agree with some others that they need to be shorter. I also figured out they need to set further down in the carving, the indent in the caps are supposed to fit under the edge of the leaves! Then I went back to the lower facial leaves and worked more depth and detail there…..

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Minimax CUn410 elite #1: Jointer, Planer, Mortise, Table saw

05-18-2017 12:28 AM by Minimax | 3 comments »

For Sale: Minimax CU410 Elite Combination Machine Great shape, loaded with extras, used 2006 Minimax CU410 Elite Combination Machine. It is 5 machines in one, great for small shops and has three independent 4.8 hp motors powering a sliding table saw, shaper, jointer, planer, and mortise. It includes: • Digital-Mechanical readout on planer height, shaper spindle tilt and height, saw tilt• 12” main saw blade w/independently adjustable scoring unit• Double trunnions on both saw and shaper ...

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Workbench #13: The Gapstop

06-05-2017 01:03 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 3 comments »

Stating the obvious here, but Benchcrafted’s split-top Roubo bench uses two slabs for the top. Rather than joining them, they are kept separate throughout the build. Another component, the “gapstop” goes between them, and offers some additional functionality. This is one of the features that sold me on the Benchcrafted design. I bought some nice birch to use for the gap stop. It has a bit of color that will add a little contrast between the white 2×4s of the rest of ...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #27: The elusive #5 ½ T11 finally finds a home

10-12-2014 04:02 PM by Brad | 3 comments »

One snowy day, I found this while rummaging around a used tool store in downtown Denver. I was so gold-fever blinded by my desire to fill the #5 ½ hole in my collection, that I overlooked the fact that it had lived a hard life. And the fact that it wasn’t a Type 11, my chosen user collection “model.” The cold must have dulled my senses too, because when I got it home, I found this. Cracks don’t work for me. So the plane went back. The owner’s “we only give in store credit...

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Making Wooden Flowers #8: Adding Stem and Leaves to the Flower

06-18-2017 03:20 AM by Ronbrush | 3 comments »

To those of you who thought I had abandoned this blog, it is because of my wife’s ill health that I have not been able to continue with the tutorial until now. I apologize if you have been waiting all this time for the concluding entries. Thank you for your patience. Ron ——————————————————————————————...

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