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Building a cedar strip canoe #3: Bending the stems

1635 days ago by roaddog | 2 comments »

I finally decided to steam-bend the stems. I had a lot of worries leading up to this but it was much easier than I had thought it would be. I machined a dozen strips 1/4” x 7/8” x 4’ out of walnut. I threw the strips in my steam-tube for about 20 minutes and then my wife helped by applying the C-clamps while I bent the strips around the form. We put the first clamp at the keel end and then I bent the strips around the form and held it while she put a clamp at the bend and t...

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1627 days ago by GregPT | 2 comments »

Ok, got some more shop time and finished the left upper cabinet portion… next dilemma, what to do above the door. Originally, I was going to put another case/shelf, but I’m not so sure now. Wife mentioned possible doing an archway… Any ideas out there? As you can see, family is putting it to use, even though it isn’t finished. Still a ways to go I only had more time. ;) Thanks for looking!

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More inexpensive shelving

1294 days ago by devann | 2 comments »

I know, more cheap shelves. Let’s face it, most of us would rather buy tools not shelves. With that in mind here is a shlef that only requires 2×4s, 1/2” plywood, wood screws,& some nuts,bolts, & washers. I have seen quite a few of your workshops out there, And a lot of you have metal buildings with C or Z purlins to columns type metal building construction. So this will be the kind of drawing that I’m posting today. You can apply the same principles to a buildi...

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2010 Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge #12: Eps 15 Part 12 of my project for the 2010 Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge.

1091 days ago by Shawn Sealer | 2 comments »

In this episode:Finishing up. Routing the aprons. Carving the apron parts. Assembling the table, and finishing

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Incra Double Dovetail Project #4: Cutting the Pins

1046 days ago by SPHinTampa | 2 comments »

In the last blog, I completed the tails for the project (after a few mistakes). The next steps are a lot faster and less error prone. Line up to the A cuts and then first step in cutting the tails is to set the stop block so it just barely misses the bit. Making sure to keep you fence mark side aligned against fence (easy to forget for this step), cut one full set of pins, advancing to each A cut. Then check the fit. As you can see, I am shallow by 1/16”. So I ne...

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Adirondack Chair Class #12: A side lesson - My Tenon Jig

909 days ago by Betsy | 2 comments »

Before we actually get into cutting the lap joint itself, let’s talk a little about my tenon jig. This jig is a pretty good addition to any shop. It’s quite easy to make from just a few scraps laying around. For this project you’ll need a tall face, and a board the exact width of your table saw’s fence. Here are some shots of my jig. You’ll need a piece of track, a knob and a holding device to act as your securing device. You can buy the track at Rockler or Woodcraf...

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planes, trains and vehicals? #4: the b-25 is pulling together and the fighter is starting

829 days ago by jacob34 | 2 comments »

I have finally gotten back in the shop after a week or so of not being able to feed the habit. I decided to work on Dad’s military pieces the bomber is pulling together I glued the engines to the wings and the tail section is glued. I will put wings and tail together next. I also took some dowels and tried my hand at propellers, they are dry fit together. I still need to adjust the angles and trim them down to length. Not sure if I like them opinions? The second p...

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Small wall-mounted cabinet #1: Small wall-mounted cabinet, final draft

707 days ago by pashley | 2 comments »

I approached a lady on CustomMade about a small “essential oils” cabinet she wanted someone to build. Bottom line, I got the job! Fairly small, 18H x 16W x 5D. Cherry and paduak. Here are the final drafts awaiting her approval….

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My workbench #3: frame together and top almost done

604 days ago by Hamelin309 | 2 comments »

So during this holiday I have put some time into building my workbench. Got the walls put together so the basic frame is done. To do the extensions, well originally thought I might use pipe. But after a comment and looking at the suggestions went with wood extensions. using dowel as blockers.. I will post a pic of that later. I am pretty happy with how its going.

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Redwood Table #2: Staining

564 days ago by WoodenSoldier | 2 comments »

After some advice from other wise lumberjocks I decided to flatten the top by sanding it with my belt sander instead of trying to pull it flat with angle iron. It still has a very slight sag in the middle but it’s hardly noticeable and won’t affect the function of the table. I doubt the customer will ever notice unless they pour a glass of water into the middle of the table to see which direction it goes. I sanded it to 220 and then went back and filled a couple small bubbles...

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