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"Pattern Challenge" set (2017-2018)

02-23-2018 04:50 AM by FancyChip | 2 comments »

These patterns were drawn and carved during my Pattern Challenge (from November 23rd to December 22nd, 2017), when I was designing and carving one pattern a day. The Pattern Challenge set includes:- 2 boards with 32 hand-carved chip carving patterns on both sides of them;- 30 hand-carved chip carving patterns – dimension of each pattern is 6×6 cm. Pattern Challenge set in my Etsy shop Thank you for looking!

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Joinery Bench #12: My first attempt at half blind dovetail in hard maple 1.5" thick

02-23-2018 01:11 AM by Holbs | 2 comments »

Another milestone accomplished: my first attempt at half blind dovetail in hard maple at 1.5” thick. 95% success on first try. Granted, took me 4 hours while Paul Sellers can do it in 5 minutes :) There are some small gaps that I can live with due to the board being cut on my miter saw that I found out after the fact, was not square for the edge. Had to do some trickery to get it square after I already cut the tails.

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Handy tools #2: Little froe and doweling plate

02-22-2018 07:32 PM by Dave Polaschek | 6 comments »

I put a handle on a big froe last year, but I’ve been wanting to make my own dowels lately, and that’s too big for splitting off small chunks of wood for dowels. So I asked my friend Jeff for a smaller tool. The result was this little froe. When combined with a doweling plate from Lie-Nielsen, I can split a piece of oak or ash off a scrap, run it down the sizes to 3/16” and trim it to length in under ten minutes. I did a half-dozen this evening to peg the French cleat into my rasp and ...

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Legacy Maverick 3x5 Gen. II #4: Delivery is set

02-22-2018 05:49 PM by copythat | 0 comments »

My Maverick 3×5 is due for delivery next Wednesday, 02/28/2018. I cannot wait.

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Shop Notes #9: Back to Work, Finally

02-22-2018 10:35 AM by Steve | 0 comments »

My personal projects are winding down, and I’m (almost) through the maintenance process for my shop tools. So, for the first time in a while, I was able to get down to work. Earlier this week I was finishing up the last few bits of trim for my wainscoting when my three year old DeWalt miter saw began to screech. After just replacing the lathe, I had a sinking feeling that a new saw was also in my future. However, with some help from forum members and a morning of exploratory surgery,...

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Stepback Cupboard in Pine #1: A start up

02-21-2018 08:36 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, seems I did so well making the last one out of Ash…now my Daughter wants one….and, since she usually PAINTS ( grrrrrr) her furniture items…..hers will get made from Pine….then I’ll hand her a brush…. There was a few design changes, as well…..the raised panel door on the lower cabinet? No longer there, open shelves (2) with a face frame around them. I still get to build the two drawers, though. upper cabinet will stay the same…..fo...

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Three drawer hall cerdenza #1: Start to a new project requiring new techniques

02-21-2018 07:23 PM by Oldtool | 5 comments »

I have a request for a small credenza to be used as a hall table, but including three drawers. This project requires several techniques new to me that I want to use & hopefully be able to master. The design selected is “something” similar to this antique found on line at a site named 1st Dibs: I made a drawing of what I had in mind, which was agreed on, so I started the process: I started with the sides, making the legs from 8 quarter maple, the panel in the f...

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Toy Construction #186: Just about there with the Mack.

02-21-2018 07:01 PM by htl | 10 comments »

If I add front wheel drive does that make this a 6 wheeler or a ten? The drive shaft follows the Differential on both the front and back. As I said just about there.

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Afraid to use wood my wood!

02-21-2018 03:28 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 12 comments »

A little fun with the title but basically I’m flummoxed here. Back when I was in college, in the mid 70’s, I used to make guitars for fun and profit. I was a graduate of the Maine school of Luthiery at the time. I actually payed most of my college with it. After several years I got married, had kids, etc… you know the routine. And stopped all that stuff for awhile. In the last 15 years I’ve gotten back to woodworking but not guitars. Back then I had in my mind th...

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Repurposing a Bookcase

02-21-2018 03:57 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I took a bookcase that I found on the side of the road and turned it into a hand plane and saw till storage spot. Used a 1×4 and 1/2” sheet of plywood.

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