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Greene & Greene Magazine Rack - my "own" design #9: Double disasters.... and recovery ending with assembled case

06-30-2016 11:30 PM by Mike_D_S | 1 comment »

I’ve been busy with a few other tasks around the house and the weather has not been cooperating much, but i finally got a chance to spray the final lacquer top coats on Tuesday. I use a poor boy spray booth which is essentially an EZ-Up with 2 or 3 sidewalls (depending on the breeze). It works well for small projects and as my house is right in the middle of a fairly heavily treed neighborhood, the wind break effect lets me get away with it. But it does mean that I have to wait for r...

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Toy costruction #70: Hummer Working Back to going forward again I hope

06-30-2016 05:38 PM by htl | 10 comments »

Went at my usual full speed ahead and it got me in trouble this time around.I know better than to take any thing on the Toys and Joys plans with out checking and rechecking that what it shows is what needs to be done.I”ve been building the easier plans here lately and to just jump in without really studying the plans is a recipe for trouble and sure enough had to do some back peddling to cover my mistakes and get on the straight and narrow. So now all is good in Hummer ville and will...

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A journey into the workshop. #107: Another interesting evening... More car stuff, more deck stuff.

06-30-2016 09:10 AM by dbhost | 3 comments »

So yesterday coming back to work from lunch, I went to make a left turn, then the turn signal lever literally fell apart in my hands. Okay it’s an older car I bought used, things are going to break, but a turn signal lever literally falling apart? That was a bit on the odd side… Anyway, so I run to the Chevrolet dealer and get the part, odd how car dealers put their parts departments in the hardest to find areas of the dealership… And I had to pretty much try to dodge and...

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Hydraulic Crane continued #1: The boom

06-29-2016 10:35 PM by Pjonesy | 1 comment »

After a little advice from Bruce #4 I am hoping that this series on the Hydraulic Crane becomes a bit easier to follow.First up is a little tip on how to make the hydraulic ram parts work a little better. If you ever get a set of verniers out and measure dowels etc you will find that not many are very accurately produced and therefore when you bore a 5/16 hole for a 5/16 dowel it doesn’t always slide in smoothly. I usually end up boring the hole 1/64 oversize and then fitting a reasonab...

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Carving Cogsworth

06-29-2016 08:52 PM by MyChipCarving | 2 comments »

Check out this high-density urethane carving. Sign makers use this material all the time and I find it very enjoyable to carve. Thanks for watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulENvzcRuAM

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Toy Chest Build #1: Laying out the pieces and preparing the rails & stiles

06-29-2016 05:25 PM by 7Footer | 4 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXDdAhpPCok I built these toy chests for my Nieces (they aren’t technically my nieces but I consider them family!), we’ve been talking about it with them and their parents for a couple years now, and one of the twins is particularly interested in my woodworking shop. They always have to look for our cat who is scared of everyone and hides out whenever someone knocks on the door, but usually the cat is hiding out in the shop, and the curious kids...

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Woodworking Interviews #2: Marc Spagnuolo, aka The Wood Whisperer Interview

06-29-2016 04:08 PM by CharlieK | 3 comments »

View on YouTube One of the absolute high points of my 2016 winter road trip was meeting Marc Spagnuolo, aka The Wood Whisperer at his shop outside Phoenix, AZ. One of the cool things about this interview is that he gave some real insights into the Business Side of Woodworking and Woodworking on the Internet. I posted on Facebook when I was in Arizona that I would like to interview another woodworker while I was there. I had heard that Marc lived in the Phoenix area, but I never expec...

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Baby Gym #2: Template

06-29-2016 04:06 PM by mrhammerstein | 0 comments »

I cutout the shape using 1/4” oak veneer. The height clearance seems adequate to fit over the baby and overall, I like the shape. The 1/4” veneer may be too thin to use as a routing template (it’s closer to 0.2”), so I may have to make a second template with 1/2” MDF or something a little thicker so the flush trim bit has a better surface to ride.

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Humidor build #1: Building my first humidor #2

06-29-2016 01:46 PM by Drew Gregory | 2 comments »

A little progress update here. I lined the box with spanish cedar, starting with the bottom then the walls and finally the lid. I’m quite happy with how it turned out all pieces are a tight fit and held in place with a couple dots of epoxy. After getting the box lined I fine tuned the fit using my no.5 1/2 which worked really well, better than expected. Time to get the lid attached, thanks to some excellent advice: Well, she s looking good so far! A couple of tips in de...

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Stickley No. 622 Trestle Table #8: Attaching the Legs & Playing with Milk Paint

06-29-2016 06:14 AM by Tooch | 4 comments »

Before attaching the legs, I had a lot of work to do to prep the table top for finishing. Even though it was on the underside, I still wanted to eliminate all the dried glue, so I busted out the card scraper and got to work. Before: After: That’s a lot of chips! Last thing was to cut the top to final length, which I side using a Craftsmen circular saw. Although it was really getting bogged down on the 8/4” oak, it managed to get the job done. Then I predrille...

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