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Roubo-ish Workbench Build #2: Gorilla Glue, or more accurately, grrrrrrrrrrrr glue.

09-15-2014 08:45 AM by BikerDad | 2 comments »

Today, I spent some more time working on the timbers for the top. The top will be about 27” wide, laminated from 18 segments of 8/4 hard maple. Actually, its going to be more than 18, because I only was able to get 14 width pieces (@ 5” wide) from my stock, and I’m gluing the remaining four segments up from the ripping leftovers from the 14. That means one 3 piece glue up, and 3 2 piece glue ups. I got through all three of the two piece glue-ups today, the first two I d...

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Resawing In Range View

09-15-2014 08:30 AM by Texcaster | 3 comments »

My bandsaw is only a 14in and my machinery weak link. It’s powerful enough to cut 4in Rock Maple cabriole legs easily but not enough grunt for serious resawing. I do my resawing on my table saw. It cuts 105mm above the table, anything over 210mm is finished off by hand. I’m in the tonewood outlaw band, those not using “official luthier” timber. Most prominent Luthiers build an instrument out of very ordinary timber to show their ability to make ordinary stuff prefo...

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Mini hand tool cabinet #3: Four panels

09-15-2014 07:35 AM by JSOvens | 1 comment »

I was able to spend some time last weekend preparing the boards I milled to be glued into panels. In the original plane I posted at the beginning of this series, the depth of both the wall-mounted portion and door were 4-1/2”. Since 2×4’s are about 3-1/2”, I decided to make one panel for each side just over 9” with three 2×4 boards, and then rip them in half. This more efficiently uses the wood than doing each 4-1/2” panel separately, and also gives som...

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I forgot

09-15-2014 07:23 AM by OldWrangler | 9 comments »

Let me briefly give you a reminder. You can’t hear this enough. This afternoon, a careless slip and the band saw laid open the knuckle of my right index finger. Y’all know how important this finger is. It’s my pointing finger, my casting finger (spinning tackle), my trigger finger and the booger reamer. Good thing I had some super glue handy in my shop. I forgot to remember that when you have used a machine for 30 years it can still bite you if you get too complac...

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Woodworking Supplies and Resources near Osan AB, ROK

09-15-2014 05:34 AM by MilFlyer | 0 comments »

Woodworking Supplies and Resources near Osan AB, ROK I’m putting this post together for any other military or DOD woodworkers that end up getting stationed out here at Osan AB in South Korea so they have some idea of what’s out there (and not) for them.First, there is NO woodshop on Osan. The closest locations are Yongsan (1.5hr drive) and Kunsan (3.0hr+ drive). They are shutting down Yongsan and will be eventually moving the woodworking shop to Camp Humphreys, but the timeline right now i...

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Scrapwood Stool #1: Laminating a Seat

09-15-2014 05:02 AM by siavosh | 0 comments »

I had a bunch of cutoffs and leftover pieces from my last few projects. I didn’t want to throw them out or keep them around indefinitely under my couch, so I came up with the idea of laminating the pieces together to make the seat of a small (low-level) Japanese style stool. Here is some design inspiration I found online—simple and pragmatic design. And here is me working out the lamination: First time I’m making anything like this, glad to stat...

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Why buy it when you can make it! #12: Dresser Rehab [Part 3] - We have drawers!

09-15-2014 03:20 AM by paxorion | 0 comments »

When I set out to rehab this dresser, my wife and I agreed to use do it once and do it right. On her wish list for this project, was to make sure the drawers worked well. To meet that goal, I opted to tear out the old drawers, saving the fronts to be attached to new drawer boxes with full extension glides. Retro-fitting full extension glides was a lot more work than I expected. I had… Glue/nail in a few pieces of plywood to account for the 1.25 offset from the frace frame”...

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Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench #3: Planning and slow starts

09-15-2014 12:16 AM by rhybeka | 3 comments »

I finally got back to working on this task and wanted to break it down into multiple steps that I could possibly handle getting it all cut before our first snow (and we’ll hope that isn’t until December but who knows in OH?). I’m a newbie woodworker though a few of the neighbors have seen my garage shop and think otherwise. I just smile and thank them for the compliment but tell them the learning process is far from over. So today I spent putting together circular saw ji...

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Tweaks #1 #2: Tweaks to my Fremont Bed Done

09-14-2014 10:51 PM by Darrell Peart | 10 comments »

Several months ago I posted a proposed design change to the cap rail on my Fremont Bed. At the time, there was a mixed reaction to this. The bed has finally made it to the current spot on my schedule and is now ready to go the finisher. Seeing the bed in “real life” makes it easier to visualize the results. For an easy comparison lets start here with three images from my original post.On the left is the revision – on the right is the original detail While the original design...

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09-14-2014 10:31 PM by BattleMints | 0 comments »

hi I am longtime woodworker but not a social media person. I have this great project that I need to get the word out on. just going to the site helps. sharing with friends helps more. any tips one how to get the word to spread would be welcomed. Thank you

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