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OK, The French Veneer (at last) #1: A tribute to my mentors

09-30-2014 06:11 AM by shipwright | 36 comments »

It seems like only yesterday that I built my first chevalet from a few photos on the internet and began to try to figure out how to use it. Well it wasn’t yesterday and it wasn’t last year either. It was almost four years ago and while I did learn on my own and produced some reasonably good pieces of work, things really started to ramp up for me when I attended The American School of French Marquetry in Feb of 2012 and 2013. The skill training was invaluable but the inspiration...

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Jointer and Planer Fliptop #3: jointer bolted down and dust collection hole drilled out

09-30-2014 03:26 AM by Holbs | 2 comments »

================== Tonight, I cut the dust collection hole thru the fliptop platform for the jointer. Where as on the planer side, there will be a dust collection cavity hooked upto dust collection hose later on, as I have to raise the planer 2 3/8” to make even with the jointer 5” bed height.I bolted down the jointer with all thread and 3/8” nuts. Same for the motor. I’ll have to re-wire it to go CCW instead of CW for obvious reasons and possibly build ...

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My Entry Into the Bird House Contest.

09-30-2014 12:43 AM by cpine | 5 comments »

Summers Woodworking Second Annual Bird House Contest. This is my humble entry. There are some very talented and creative folks entering this year! I had this hubcap that I purchased some time back for a few $ and this is what ended up happening. Chris

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Knife handles #2: Knife handles #2:

09-29-2014 10:20 PM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 1 comment »

Maple burl handle carved, sanded and polished. Knife 3 of 6, curly maple…..

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Double plane box #3: Double plane box #3:

09-29-2014 10:12 PM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 1 comment »

Grooves for planes cut, dividers and inserts dry fit with planes….... Glued and clamped…. Insetting hinges.

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steaming #1: Finally get around to doing some steam bending

09-29-2014 08:34 PM by Lazy_K | 9 comments »

Hi all;So I’ve finally gotten around to doing some of the steam bending of chair parts that I mentioned I was going to do with that log. my set up is fairly simple: propane tank, burner + stand from a turkey deep fryer, an old 5 gal can to boil the water in and a length of pvc pipe for the steam box. then you need a bending form of some sort with removable pegs and wedges to lock the bent part in place while it cools. the pvc is supported on my saw buck w...

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Musings of a Middle School Shop Teacher #1: Introduction

09-29-2014 07:16 PM by WoodGuyScott | 14 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 | 19 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 | 9 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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