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Musings of a Middle School Shop Teacher #1: Introduction

09-29-2014 07:16 PM by WoodGuyScott | 11 comments »

There are days that I’m happy that, despite the majority of my school’s curriculum switching to engineering fundamentals, that I’m a shop teacher. There are other days that I’m really happy that I get to teach my “Manufacturing Technology” a.k.a. wood shop classes. You see, what I see happening to the world of education is a tragic spiral of suppression. We are being made to teach every student the same content, to expect the same measure of success, t...

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Shop's Log #14: Turned Boxes

09-29-2014 05:59 PM by terryR | 15 comments »

Hi everyone, as promised, no pipes this time! :) How about a handful of turned boxes? What’s that? Ummm…a round box with a lid… ...very handy for storing small items, or just decoration. And a LOT of fun in the workshop to make. As soon as I complete one, I start laminating another blank, or drawing ideas for the next. Of course, you guys already know I have an addictive personality that way. Usually, I’m so busy taking photos during any build, an extra ho...

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Just for Fun... #89: The Lid (Part Three)...

09-29-2014 05:59 PM by littlecope | 8 comments »

And, happily, the last part!You are probably as tired as I am of looking at this thing… Though very little has actually been produced here, 12 hours of Work and almost two weeks time have been consumed by this one detail!Anyway, we left off with all but one of the slats cut at the appropriate angles… The process of pegging these on with wooden doweling was a simple one, but care was needed!Each Slat was first given a quick but thorough sanding… Most of them had been pa...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #28: Deadlines

09-29-2014 04:44 PM by Gary Rogowski | 1 comment »

Deadlines are critical to working. Without one I let jobs slide for days, months, years. I have no deadline to fix my house and therefore I get little done on it but basic maintenance. The big jobs I am still considering. So too with furniture projects. Without a deadline, most of us let the idea simmer on a back burner for a good long while. Our Mastery students have had this Thursday’s show date as their own deadline since beginning the program. Displayed this Thursday at the Studio from...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1411: "UFO's"

09-29-2014 12:15 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

This weekend was splendid!  I finally was caught up enough to do some things around the house that I have been meaning to do for quite a while. My little 'all season tree' is now beautifully decorated in a cute, Halloween theme (you will have to come back tomorrow to see that – I have too many photos to show today!) and not only did I do some major cleaning, but I cooked a great Sunday dinner and I plowed through a fairly large pile of "UFO's" and got them all...

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Resizing Hardware objects in eCabinets.

09-29-2014 10:34 AM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Hello every one. If you are currently using eCabinets then you have probably installed there wood products library this is a library with a variety of legs from Adams Wood Products and several decorative carvings from Hafele. These are 3D objects that you can use on your cabinets/Projects although these objects cannot be machined on the router they are very useful in creating a presentation of your project. You also have probably found out that you cannot resize these objects. Well there i...

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Grab It Ad/App

09-29-2014 08:14 AM by NoahsArk | 1 comment »

I saw an ad when I first joined this site a moment ago called Grab It on this site which is a widget for projects/blogs and this sort of thing. It gave me a script to copyand paste somewhere but I found no other instructions about what to do with this or how to get the widget. confused… any help would be appreciated.

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Marquetry jewelry box #1: Marquetry Front and side panels

09-29-2014 05:49 AM by Longcase | 4 comments »

As the top panel related to two Greek muses dancing (see blog entry for marquetry jewelry box the beginning) I decided all the other panels would be muses dancing or playing music. I searched through all my marquetry books hoping to find something I could use ,but to no avail, in the end I found a few thing on the net that looked promising. The front panel was a composition of a couple of drawings that was put together. As i am doing two boxes I need four panels , therefore I used ...

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Jointer and Planer Fliptop #2: working on wing and added wheels

09-29-2014 04:24 AM by Holbs | 0 comments »

==================== making progress this weekend. needed to work out how to making the 4’ torsion box wings work and here is my final solution. this will make the tables co-planer with both the jointer and planer with 3/8” flexibility for measurement errors and seasonal movement.

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Scrapwood Stool #3: Putting it all together

09-29-2014 01:03 AM by siavosh | 4 comments »

The final pieces came together, but as usual I feel the final stages of my projects have the most frustration and mistakes probably due to impatience. Nevertheless, I think starting out with a pile of off-cuts a month ago, and now having a small stool is a positive thing. Firsts for this project:LaminationAngled compound joinery Lessons:When laminating wood, take care in having a consistent grain orientationGo slower with spongy-pineDepends on the wood, but be ge...

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