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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #20: Side Rails and Front Legs-Part 1

04-19-2018 02:28 AM by TungOil | 4 comments »

Rather than dive into all of the hand work to shape the crest rails now, I decide to finish up cutting the side rails. I rough cut my side rail stock a few weeks ago. Now that it has had time to acclimate to the shop, I resaw the 8/4 stock then edge joint and plane everything to 13/16” thick. Since the length of the lower side stretchers is the same as the side rails, I prepare stock for those parts so I can miter and cut them all to length with a single setup of the saw. With the e...

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A plane reborn #1: Plough plane, rehab,

04-19-2018 02:16 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

A few years back, picked an old plough plane at a Garage sale.. Wasn’t much to look at…needed a few things done….was in a hurry, needed a way to make grooves besides a electric router….Tried to fix it up….never did hold a setting..wedges were too worn..the one I made for the cutter was a hair too small….cutter was made from a 1/4” chisel…..was ploughing grooves to build a screen door…plane was having issues…...finally, it was ju...

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Modern Ladder Bookcase

04-18-2018 09:48 PM by wrenchhead | 4 comments »

I made this ladder style bookcase for m wife’s hair salon. She needed a place to put magazines and hair products. I made the bookcase out of Sapele wood. I hope you like it. Thanks for watching!

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Shop stuff #122: Making a new strop.

04-18-2018 01:20 PM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

I have one. But it was just thrown together from scraps to test it out. Naturally it worked well, no surprise there, I now strop more than I “sharpen”. The problem with the original one is that it is too narrow for all my plane blades. So now that I am convinced of its usefulness, it’s time to build a proper one. I gave a bit of thought on a design that would be versatile for me and then made it. The first attempt was thwarted by bugs though, so I had to start over aga...

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Working with recycled timber #84: Pallet Table 2012 to 2018

04-17-2018 11:40 PM by robscastle | 3 comments »

Back in Jul 2012 I made a pine Pallet table and stained it Cedar. I am not sure why I never posted it, possibly because using recycled pallet timber for “fine’ furniture is not really the done thing, and it was actually not completed or finished. Regardless here is a short story about it. Apart from the shop bought turned legs all the rest is recycled pallet wood. The top is a typical breadboard end construction. I dont remember what method I used to edg...

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CNC woodworking

04-17-2018 04:46 PM by Ron Messersmith | 25 comments »

I’m curious about what woodworkers feel about incorporating CNC into their woodwork. I’ve always thought it would diminish the craft but I’m beginning to change my feelings about it. The potential seems too large to ignore. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Shop Notes #18: Wine Rack Prototype

04-17-2018 04:17 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

I spent the majority of the day yesterday finishing up the last elements of the wine rack I’m making from black acacia. I needed four stretchers to hold the front and back together, and as it’s been for all aspects of this project, I was afraid that the design was too flimsy. The stretchers were to be turned from acacia as well with tenons on each end. I decided on through tenons only because I could drill through both sides at the same time, ensuring that the mortises would li...

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Wood hinges, Incra HingeCrafter

04-17-2018 12:11 AM by MrLaughingbrook | 4 comments »

I bought the HingeCrafter and did one practice set of hinges following the directions as closely as possible. All seemed to go well and indicate I could get better with practice. So, when I decided on wood hinges for my current project then I thought I’d make a wood hinge inventory using current project stock plus some exotics scraps to improve my skills and not have to relearn and practice with the jig for a while. 3/8 inch hinges. A few comments may help someone on a similar eff...

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Mesquite Slab Table #1: Cleaning up the slab

04-16-2018 07:11 PM by builtinbkyn | 29 comments »

Last week I picked up a really nice looking slab of mesquite from Rockler of all places. It’s nice and flat and 1.5”x18”x62” roughly. Thought before I went ahead and started work on a much larger slab table using the book-matched honeylocust slabs I have for my dining table, I’d get a feel for how this work would proceed and the trials and tribulations I will obviously encounter along the way. I could use a cocktail table in the TV room, so that’s the pl...

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Dust collection idea #1: Duct sizing for HF 2hp blower motor

04-16-2018 12:54 PM by GimboBrown | 5 comments »

Has anyone done any testing to verify the blowers true capacity?

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