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Building my version of the Essential Tool Chest #2: Progress

03-01-2015 01:53 PM by johnstoneb | 2 comments »

The dovetails and mortise and tenons on the carcase are done. My dovetails are getting better. Practice does make a difference. Tails done time for pins Its square. Cutting the mortises. The tape makes the knife marks easier to see, A little touchup on one end and we can cut and fit the panels front and rear.

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Weekly Woodworking News Show #7: Win a Worksharp 3000, Chris Swartz hits bottom, Mike gets lonely, and more!

03-01-2015 01:38 PM by StumpyNubs | 2 comments »

This week is full of tips, plus a big Woodworking in America announcement, and a Worksharp3000 giveaway- the first of several- so even if you didn’t win this week, enter to win the next one we’re giving away two weeks from today! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNE! And visit our website- it’s how we support the show! View on YouTube STUMPY’S WEBSITE► SUBSCRIBE► WAYS TO ENTER GIVEAWA...

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Just for Fun... #94: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes... (Part II)

03-01-2015 01:08 PM by littlecope | 15 comments »

The end of October, 2011, was a turning point in my Life… Those who read my Blogs will remember, that there was a small fire in the basement of our Apartment building in Manchester… While the building was certainly not destroyed, the lack of Electricity and Heat, along with the pervasive smell of Smoke, made living there untenable for Debbie and I…We moved, spending our first Winter in the hills of Henniker, NH at my Aunt’s house, who was Gracious enough to let us occu...

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Split Top Work Bench #2: First part of the leg assembly construction (simple and foolproof mortise jig)

03-01-2015 03:49 AM by SvenPHX | 1 comment »

I started with 8/4 Poplar and cut it into strips about 4” wide x 3’ long and jointed and planed them flat and square, after spending two days fighting the setup on my jointer. I face glued pieces into pairs and then jointed and planed them flat and square, this time without the Sven vs jointer deathmatch. For the ahhh factor, I set the best four on the underside of the top to get a sense for how they’d look: The leg material ended up being 3 5/16” square. O...

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the broken carpenter #3: Big Progress

03-01-2015 03:41 AM by SquintyPolock | 0 comments »

The Broken Carpenter. Funny to think, I felt quite broken when I came up with that blog title. It’s been a year since; and I feel very much changed. Last year, my family and I moved to a new house, mostly we moved due to family issues, and mostly we wanted to move. But, a little bit, neither my wife nor I really wanted to move. When we finally left, it hurt. There is still bad family blood to this day. And I say to everyone out there that love is grand!! Anyways… We landed in t...

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Split Top Work Bench #1: Intro and top construction

03-01-2015 03:24 AM by SvenPHX | 0 comments »

I have a 3’ x 8’ steel work table and I have another work table (Allan Little style), but neither lend themselves to mounting a traditional vise for hand tool work so I decided to build another work surface. This time a simple and practical split top work bench. I want the bench to be practical with no frivolous joinery and to be able to disassemble it into component parts. I started, of course, by buying a Wilton wood vise: I decided, pretty arbitrarily, on about 5...

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Workbench #1: Vice Screws

03-01-2015 02:28 AM by kokayak | 2 comments »

Starting to work on the hardware for the Holtzapffel bench I am planing. Going to DIY my own wagon vice as I can’t afford the Benchcrafted Cadillac. Use Enco had a sale on Acme rod so I bought 3 3’ sections of 3/4” 6tpi acme rod, nuts and 3 hand screws. I only plan on using 12” sections of rod for the Moxon style twin screw and the wagon vice. The handwheels came without a hole bored in them so I drilled them out to 5/8” then used a grinder to take a short sectio...

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SkecthUp Community Design

02-28-2015 11:46 PM by GarageWoodworks | 0 comments »

Design Community Design I finished working on an idea that I’ve had for a while. A method for woodworkers to share their designs and get feedback BEFORE they start building. There are plenty of websites that allow you to upload your finished projects to receive feedback, but I haven’t seen any that are specific for discussing SkecthUp designs. Upload, critique and share. Please offer any feedback.

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Estate Sale Finds #2: Craftsman 22" Jointer Plane

02-28-2015 08:10 PM by Jeff | 5 comments »

Went to an Estate Sale Thursday and found this Craftsman 22” long jointer hand plane. I did not have one of this type, so I got it and the one shown here . I can’t find any markings on the Craftsman other than “Made in the USA”. It is in good shape except for a small chip on the front that should not effect the performance.

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box with 3D marquetry #1: Asking subject and manufacture of marquetry.

02-28-2015 08:03 PM by salzer | 1 comment »

Hello,I have a job. Build a box and the lid veneer two letters.The letters should float above the surface. The box has a simple construction.The focus is the marquetry on the lid. My sketch is not good. It shows about how the box should look like. The motif design and draw. Motif on transparent drawing paper First, you need the shadow on the paper.For that I need a template. The shadows do I do with a flame. The shadows are done. Motif on the back of the veneer. Mirror...

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