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Mission-style mahogany desk #2: I'm REALLY horrible about blog entries - A picture of the back side of the desk

06-17-2018 05:04 PM by Woodbutchery | 4 comments »

I’m still so caught up in the doing of things, that the sharing of the doing of things doesn’t come to mind, but I’ve been busy on the desk, and am gettin close to completion. Here’s a picture of the back of the desk, assembled. For the mortises I used a forstner bit and my drill press and then cleaned up the holes. I hand-cut most of the tenons for the apron and bottom rail, then pulled a curve with a thin piece of wood and used my bandsaw to cut the curve, ...

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It's simple, and took me 8 years to spend $20 - bandsaw magic

06-17-2018 04:52 PM by Woodbutchery | 3 comments »

For years I’ve had an old Delta 14” bandsaw with the standard equipment (barring the recent addition of a linked belt), and I’ve got it fair tuned up, but wouldn’t use it a lot, and was guilty of not necessarily lowering the tension after use. No more. This week I purchased a crank from Amazon and got it installed yesterday. It’s like having a whole new toy! The crank was easy to install, and the action is very smooth. For a view of what I had to ...

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Sofa Table from tension wood #4: leg attachment

06-16-2018 06:38 PM by cathyb | 4 comments »

You may remember I added a filler piece to my legs to completely fill the cavity, except at either end. There I wanted to added a stronger dowel to give me more strength on the foot and a dowel underneath the table top. Before I get to work on the dowel, though, I want to create an attachment for my legs to the table top. For I had to glue the two pieces of book matched koa together to create the top (and also the shelf). I used dominoes to strengthen these joints and assist in gluing. ...

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Sofa Table from tension wood #3: Table Legs

06-16-2018 06:10 PM by cathyb | 4 comments »

When I left off, I was in the prep stage for this sofa table. Last weekend , I was trying to find a good choice for my aprons and inlay for the leg. After finally selecting a suitable board, I constructed the legs, glued the table top together, created the attachment for the legs and began my finish work. In this blog we will talk about the legs. The legs are four sided laminate of the koa and walnut. To do this, I laminated the koa to the walnut. Then once dry, I cut the joint for my...

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Turning Tool Bevel Angles

06-15-2018 07:57 PM by Wildwood | 2 comments »

Talk about turning tools, use & bevel angles came up on another message board. Post this link because reminded me of article from Woodturning Design 2007 issue no longer on line. Dale Nish got lot of information which many new woodturners migh find interesting. Still cannot post the rest of his article . The illustrations on pages 10 thru 13 where Allan Batty talks about bowl design and bevel angles. Allan an English turner English size bowl gouges which are 1/8” larger than U.S. made...

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From cut-offs to.... #3: top is done, tenons as well

06-15-2018 01:59 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Still sore today, decided to try to get something done Like a few bevels?The other end grain bevel was done like the first one….also used a different #4.. A #4c model….Made in England.. Cuts a might deeper than the other Stanley #4 I have….Used the Millers Falls to get things close, then the final work done with the #4. Ok, ends are done, next was the long sides… This time, it was more of holding the plane at a”skew” and going along un...

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Toy Construction #210: Ford van #2 Playing with some wheels

06-14-2018 11:21 PM by htl | 10 comments »

I LOVE to make wheels I don’t know why but this is the one place I can have some fun. My spoke wheel making blog is here but I went just a tad different to get the model A look. Since I’m building the 1929 ford van I’m trying for some Model A Wheels.They should look like this. Well here’s what I came up with today with a little trial and error.Now if I can just make four that are close to the same.I’ve all ways had trouble getting things marked up and I ...

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Completing The Split Top Roubo Bench From Southern Yellow Pine, Part 2

06-14-2018 03:04 PM by wrenchhead | 2 comments »

In this video, I will be completing the build of my split top roubo work bench. I will finish making the base, build the leg vise , assemble the bench and put the finishing touches on my new woodworking bench. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe7lmi6mqGo

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From cut-offs to.... #2: A day of planes, handplanes that is

06-14-2018 01:08 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Coughing jag last night, pulled a few things under the right shoulder blade…..might be a little limited today… Kept the size of the planes small…nothing bigger than a jack plane… Leg blanks were a mixed lot….needed planed to remove the saw marks, and try to get them all the same size…around 1” square. Beltsanding center to smooth the curved sections….finally got all four to match each other.. Not perfect, but they will do….even ...

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Furniture: Cane Vs Wicker, Which One Is The Best When It Comes To A New Garden?

06-13-2018 02:07 PM by paulmatthews | 0 comments »

Given my big passion for DIY and design, renovating my garden when summer comes has always been a passion of mine even if sometimes I’m debating about which type of furniture should fit my outdoor living space. Last year I tried to combine the minimalistic design of wicker furniture with glass elements and it worked. This year, cane furniture will eventually win but I’m also debated on using wicker furniture once again. Wicker Furniture Creating wicker furniture is not that ...

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