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King Size Mission Style Bed #2: Stripping the finish

2277 days ago by IowaWoodcrafter | 2 comments »

After spraying on the water based poly I noticed splotches in several places. I’m very unhappy with the finish and have decided to strip off the poly and restain. I had followed the directions on the can of stain. The directions said to wait 24 hours before applying water based finish. I waited well over the 24 hours, on some pieces it was close to a week. On the first bed I built I applied a coat of shellac before spraying on the poly. I tried to hurry the process this time by ...

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Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #32: Trying to get back in the swing - new project

2091 days ago by Betsy | 2 comments »

OK – so I’m finally getting back to doing things. Small stuff mostly and easy things. So I’m thinking of making a cutting board for my sister-in-law. A board for cutting bread. She makes the best homemade bread!! Anyway – this is what I’m trying to do. I’m having trouble getting the colors right. The whole idea of doing a SU picture is to see if what you want to do will look good, etc. I want to change a couple of the components to a walnut col...

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Murphy Bed #1: Part 1

1929 days ago by Gene47 | 2 comments »

After several months of planning and measuring as well as saving up the bucks to do this thing I started on my Murphy Bed with side Cabinets for one of our spare bedrooms. Since I live in a double wide mfg home this makes the most sense to free up the space in a modest 11×12 foot bedroom. I decided to use the hardware system from You can purchase this hardware kit from several different sources anywhere from $279 to $299. I found that the ones that were selli...

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jewelry chest #2: adding legs and top to chest

1544 days ago by Kate | 2 comments »

My first blog entry showed the first step in rehabilitating an old chest. You can see step one here: My next step was to add some feet to the case to get it off the ground and add some visual interest. Then I started working on the top. I made a straightforward cherry and walnut top. It was so-so. Then one of my students made a great suggestion and presto, the curved top was born (thanks to Ellen K. for her design ideas). Next I added ...

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Turning a cherry bowl Pt. 3...The finish.

1385 days ago by revieck | 2 comments »

Finishing the cherry bowl.

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Myrtle Anniversary Shaker Table #16: Shaping the Bench Legs

1296 days ago by DoctorDan | 2 comments »

With the (near) completion of the Christmas Boxes I’ve had some time to work on the Anniversary Table. Over the past two days I’ve worked on shaping the blanks I prepared back in October. The two benches will have three solid legs. Each leg is made of ~40mm Tas. Mrytle. The back is formed by a straight taper and a gentle curve. The front has a gentle curve to match the table leg (seen in the background.) The detail is an ellipse found in traditional design. The boards b...

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Delta Mortiser 14-651 #16: Better Dial Indicator Mounting

1160 days ago by LegendInMyOwnMind | 2 comments »

The gooseneck mounting on the dial indicator is just way too painful. I need something that is flexible and doesn’t get in the way of the machine.. Here’s a picture of what I am thinking about doing except it’s mocked up with wood. I think I will get a piece of metal that is right angle, mount one end under the screw at the base and screw the dial indicator to the bracket. This will be a single piece of metal. It needs to be adjustable for different chisel sizes. Plum...

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Workbench #4: Back to the dogs and Wagon

533 days ago by cpd011 | 2 comments »

That was one of the more satisfying things I’ve done woodworking. The planing of course. That 5 worked like a dream. I instantly ebayed an old stanley for 30 bucks. I can’t wait until ot shows up. The wagon vise rides in to 3/4 inch dadoes that I put in before glueing up the top. Oak runners are screwed to the sides of the chop. I used a jorgensen 12” veneer press screw that cost $20. With a little wax on the runners, it slides like..something very slippery. The caps I pu...

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Rock-n H Woodshop podcast #2: Episode 3

458 days ago by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop | 2 comments »

Just a notice episode 3 “got paint?” is now up and running and ready to watch on Http:// to all of you that subscribed to my channel!!! Just copy and paste

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Between the Stud Cabinets #2: The Finished Look

166 days ago by CoolToolShed | 2 comments »

So here are the “Between the Stud” cabinets finished, minus knobs. These gave me some nice storage up and out of the way! With one more interior wall I may just make some more there too! Watch the video to see whats inside!

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