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Shop's Log #13: Bent Apple Pipe

Today at 01:16 PM by terryR | 8 comments »

Wow, cannot believe it’s been over 2 months since I posted a Blog…still behind I am… I promised a bent pipe at the end of the last Blog, so here goes… The challenge for this project was to create a BENT pipe; meaning the airflow and tobacco chambers do not line up at 90 degrees. Seemingly simple, but not so using a lathe. Many pipe makers use specialized jaws to hold the workpiece for this geometry, but I’ve also seen a few use the techniques below… ...

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FANTASY MARQUETRY #10: Repair work

Today at 10:56 AM by stefang | 9 comments »

Today was mainly devoted to repair work. I had a lot of bad cuts due to the pattern coming loose (my fault). Repair methodI found that the easiest way was to take a ‘rubbing’ from the empty spaces in my temporarily assembled picture. The empty spaces were where my badly cut or ruined pieces should have been. The method requires that there is an outline edge for the entire piece. I placed a plain piece of paper over each space in turn and just ran my pencil from side to side....

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Cherry Curved-Front Desk #1: Design Down, Getting Legs Right

Today at 10:24 AM by CharlesA | 0 comments »

This is my second project progress blog. I am a hobbyist who likes to try to build things beyond my skill set. I started this desk in the spring, then got waylaid by the live edge table I needed to finish. Today I started again. I am making a Curved-Front Desk from the Fine Woodworking plan. The first step is to do the legs. I got ahead of myself in the spring and did the shaping of the legs before I did the mortises. By the end of the week, I will have 8-10 double-curved cherry leg...

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Website Building Made Simple

Today at 07:03 AM by TheWoodenOyster | 2 comments »

Hey everyone, Many of us LJ’s make a little bit of money on the side with our woodworking. Some of us even do it full time. I have been woodworking for about 8 months full/part time to hold me over til I start a job in January. Most of my friends and family know I do this for income, and that is typically where I get my business from. Well, apparently I have run out of friends to build things for because the income flow has slowed down a lot. I decided to go ahead and put together a ...

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Wood Grading Chart?

Today at 05:07 AM by thechipcarver | 4 comments »

Does anyone have or know where to get a wood grading chart. (I guess that is what it’s called) I was looking at a catalog for wood and I need some clarifacation. For example on this picture. What is C select, D Sel&Btr, C&Btr Rough? And in this picture: Sel&Brt, No. 1 Com, No.2 Com? Is there a chart out there that can “translate” this for me?

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1393: And Then There Were Five

Today at 04:47 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I spent the day yesterday finishing up the remaining three poses of reindeer for my reindeer and sleigh vignette. Now all I need to do is assemble the two additional deer pattern packets and also the sleigh packet and I will be good to go. I had estimated that the sanding and assembly of the three deer would take half the day, and I planned to take the other half to kind of coast and do some things around the house, or some of my personal creating, but as usual I grossly underestimated myself...

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Furniture #9: Re cycled Jarrah stool

Today at 03:58 AM by robscastle | 5 comments »

If you read my Sledge Hammer blog I initally started making a wooden stool from all the Jarrah off cuts I recovered from my Potato Crate repairs. Well I got active on the weekend and started. The seat I used a off cut for the joint tongue Once I had a reasonable fit I glued it up and began to route the rebates for the legs. The legs I tried to make the legs from some some of the stock But after cutting the tenons I decide they were in fact too big and woul...

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Hawkesbury Woodcraft Co-op, Expressions in Wood 2014 #1: Setting up

Yesterday at 07:03 PM by icemanhank | 1 comment »

Hi all, I think a blog is the best place for this article, my wood club had it’s annual show this weekend and I thought I would post some pics if anybody is interested in our work. All proceeds from the show went to the childrens ward of our local hospital and the local community bank matched the money we made dollar for dollar. There were about 200 items on display so I will only post pictures the of the tables and some of my particular favourites, if anybody wants a close up ...

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A 24 Thou Repair

Yesterday at 04:04 PM by GarageWoodworks | 6 comments »

One of my dovetail joints didn’t come out exactly perfect. Two pins had a 24 thou (0.024″) gap behind them. I tried to keep my cool and made two slightly oversized wedges and feathered the end w/ sand paper. After gluing into place they are almost invisible.

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Planes restored - Because I can. #12: How to repair a Bench plane knob with a base blow out.

Yesterday at 02:28 PM by Don W | 6 comments »

A pretty common break on a bench plane is the bottom of the knob being blown out. There typically isn’t enough surface area to glue a piece back on, so here is an alternative. I show the repair done with a contrasting wood, but it can be matched if you’d prefer. . Here is how I repair them. .

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