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Simple project- small three legged stool

23 hours ago by cpine | 2 comments »

I did a project just because it looked like fun and it will help me learn for a coming project. This simple three legged stool out of some maple. “Three Legged Stool”: http://youtu.be/XN6VE7_SgMc Thanks so much for your support! Best RegardsChris

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The three photo blog update

1 day ago by Philip | 5 comments »

Way back in the day when I “finished” my bench, I found that the wood vises I made were extremely difficult to use, since they are made with wooden nuts and threads. Because of this I have made excuses not to use them and when I have used them I have paid the price…twisting…and twisting, a quarter turn at a time and getting very strong forearms in the meantime but not much woodworking done. I finally read that someone used paste-wax on their vise (probably from ...

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Improved two stage dust collector mod

1 day ago by Praedo | 0 comments »

I wanted a dust collector for my garage workshop. A single-stage collector just wouldn’t do it: I had to have a dual-stage with a large bucket for chips. I have a two-car garage and two cars to park in it, so all of my equipment must be mobile and have a small enough footprint to fit around the perimeter at the end of the day. I didn’t have the budget for a true cyclone, so I decided to modify a regular single-stage dust collector. I wanted the chip bucket to have a large capac...

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Dulcimer #2 Build 1st entry #1: July 30

1 day ago by poospleasures | 4 comments »

Some of you all asked for this, hope you are not sorry. You can look back to my projects to see my first which is a teardrop style. This will be a hourglass style made from walnut and maple.Started the day by drawing a plan then cutting and planing some walnut for the sides 1 7/8 by appx. 34 by .130 which will be .125 after sanding. Since this is a hourglass style you need a form for the steam bent sides I made the form from some 2×4’s glued side to side for the width and added a p...

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Best Traditional Woodworking Books & DVDs: “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” by Christopher Schwarz

1 day ago by WoodAndShop | 2 comments »

In my above video I share a must-have book for new and seasoned traditional woodworkers: “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” by Christopher Schwarz. You can see the original review on my blog post here. “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” is one of my absolute favorite books on the subject of traditional woodworking. Chris Scwharz displays his unfiltered humor, and no-nonsense approach to modern day woodworking anarchism: (1) build your own quality furniture instead of buying throw-away furniture...

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Building a Goat Barn #5: Retaining Wall Setback...

1 day ago by David Bareford | 2 comments »

The site for the barn is not dug far enough back into the hill. The ground is not yet level, though the slight slope that remains shouldn’t be a huge issue. The barn is going to have a dirt floor anyway (on the goat half, at least), and the slope might help drainage. Once I establish my lowest post footing, I can use that as a reference datum point to calculate the heights of all the over posts in order to get a level rings of beams despite the irregular ground surface. However, in r...

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Building a Goat Barn #4: Finally Some Woodworking!

1 day ago by David Bareford | 1 comment »

As May rolled around and the weather grew nicer, I could finally get to work in earnest making the timber wall frames. I was planning for a barn raising sometime in later June, hopefully getting a dozen or so friends and family to help me set the wall frames up and to wrangle the 8 rafters for the roof. Through a co-worker who was tearing out her deck, I got a good pile of usuable 2×6 boards, some pressure-treated 4×4s, and some concrete footing blocks. I used the 4×4s and 2...

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Building a Goat Barn #3: Preparing the Timbers and Digging the Site Out

1 day ago by David Bareford | 1 comment »

By the time of the first snowfall in December (again, I’m writing this months after the fact), I had collected enough timber for all of my posts and beams (with a few extras just in case) and about half of my rafters. With the help of Eleanor, my oldest daughter (she’s 9), I drawknifed the bark off the logs and stacked and stickered them for drying over the winter and spring. By April they had lost considerable amounts of water weight, but many of them showed some considerable ...

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Riverside Craftsman Bed in Walnut #3: Getting Close to Finish

1 day ago by DGar | 1 comment »

So I haven’t had a lot of time to post updates, but I’ve made a lot of progress. Here are some pictures. Hopefully I can write a more detailed description later.

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Building a Goat Barn #2: Harvesting Timber

1 day ago by David Bareford | 2 comments »

Rather than buying posts from a big box store or even purchasing 6×6 timbers from a local sawmill, I wanted to use some of the alders and maples that cover most of my property. Without a broadaxe or adze, I have limited means to hew the timbers square, so I’ll be using them as roundwood. Fortunately, Ben Law’s book on Roundwood Timber Framing provides a great resource to plan it out. I am planning to rest the eight upright posts on prepared padstones rather than sink them ...

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