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Getting excited about school

04-06-2007 02:13 PM by Allen | 3 comments »

I’m enrolled in the University of Cincinnati’s “Wood Technology” program and just started my 3rd class, Furniture Construction 1C. 1A and 1B were a shaker side table and shaker style coffee table respectively and 1C is supposed to delve into casework. The normal project for this class would be a bookcase however the only place in town that sold cabinet grade plywood has stopped selling retail, contractors only now, so the instructor had to come up with something using ...

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Greene & Greene design adventure #2: The Greene Bed

03-15-2009 12:53 AM by John8059 | 3 comments »

I have the fun part (figuring out how to do it) of this project done and its all plain work now. I suppose that is why its been sitting in my shop like this for 5+ years now. I think you can figure out how I did the checker board detail from this picture: Under what is really one of the bed’s side rails is a sheet of the patterns I used to cut out the L-shaped do-dads and drill the holes for the dowels. Maybe I’ll never finish this? I still don’t have the embellli...

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V-Drum Sander

03-06-2010 07:06 AM by Marius | 3 comments »

revamped the v-drum sander works like a top. totally redesigned my first plan

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Extremely Average #98: It's Done...It's Done.

04-10-2010 05:03 AM by Ecocandle | 3 comments »

Hello All, I have finished the carving mallet. I comes in at 1 pound 4.8 ounces. If you care to check it out, feel free to hop on over to the blog. I will also throw it up in the projects section too. Brian

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Extremely Average #245: Inlay Boxes

09-07-2010 04:33 AM by Ecocandle | 3 comments »

Hello All, I took advantage of Labor Day to work on my tiny inlay boxes. I am almost done and they look like tiny boxes. I still have some sanding and finishing to do, but that can be done tomorrow. Tonight, I am going to watch the rest of the Boise St. vs. VA Tech game. Brian

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Drying Lumber

09-19-2010 05:09 PM by Clay Ortiz | 3 comments »

I wanted to post how I dried my first batch of lumber. The material that I am building my bench out of was from this first batch. So far everything is working out fine with the workbench. I haven’t had too much movement or cracking. At this point I think I am safe on the bench because it’s not going into a conditioned space. Here are some pictures of the wood I am drying. It is at 12% mc. This is the way it has been sitting for a little over a year now. This metal roofing...

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Turning Drawer Pulls and Cabinet Knobs

03-13-2011 03:38 PM by Glen Peterson | 3 comments »

Yesterday I turned knobs for a couple of projects. One was a the lathe tool cabinet I posted several weeks ago and the other is a router table I’m trying to complete. The knob are relatively easy to turn. I based them on an article by Phil Lowe that appeared in the Sept/Oct issue of Fine Woodworking simply called Turned Drawer Pulls. Phil is one of my woodworking heros. I’ve taken a couple of classes from him including a weekend of turning with my daughter two years ago, which...

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Design And Build - Memorial Pet Urn #3: Making Some Progress

04-08-2011 01:44 AM by Brad_Nailor | 3 comments »

OK when we last spoke, it was decided that the urn would have Maple sides, and Walnut top, bottom and miter splines… So I printed out a cut list and got to work. I cut all the pieces of maple slightly over sized so I could sneak up on the miters and get them perfect. Then I planed and rough sized the walnut for the tops and bottoms. The maple pieces were cut from a board I had planed down to 9/16 some time ago and the pieces were slightly cupped…not good for tight miters. I dec...

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Planes restored - Because I can. #5: #7 - more of the story - fixing the cap iron.

06-10-2011 01:17 AM by Don W | 3 comments »

So for more of the Stanley #7 story. As I was riding through the foothills of Vermont and collecting a nice #3 and #7, I had bid on another #7 on Ebay. My bid, I thought, was low enough that I just wanted it to show up in my bidding list. When I got home, toting a #7 in my saddlebags, didn’t I have an email telling me I had won the bid. With the price i paid, I was happy enough. I went from no #7s to two #7’s in a single day. As I started to clean this one up, the one issue wit...

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shoe bench #5: Prepping the stock

07-24-2011 08:36 PM by coloradoclimber | 3 comments »

I looked at various woods for the bench and ended up deciding on poplar, why, because it was relatively cheap, and I could get it in wide boards. I wanted to build the top of the bench as a single board. I sorted through the wide boards available and looked for one with some interesting figure. Here’s the one I finally settled on: I didn’t want to split the seat but my jointer is only 6 inches wide. Unfortunately the board with the best figure had the most cup. The c...

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