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Roubo-ish Workbench Build #3: Bump in the build, or how a crappy mobile base can bring an Italian Stallion to a halt...

09-20-2014 08:53 AM by BikerDad | 1 comment »

So, I’ve managed to get everything face jointed and the first of the big lamination done. I’ve decided I’m going to go with 8 segments in each half, at least for the moment. The first big lamination was 4 segments, and I had intended to do 3 more 4 segment laminations. That plan has changed though, for two reasons. First, getting all four segments to align turned out to be more trouble than expected. Second, too messy. I’m going to do them in pairs, then glue the...

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Cast Concrete Sharpening Stand

09-20-2014 07:08 AM by Shawn Herrington | 3 comments »

I worked an internship at a machine shop and ever since then, I have been suffering withdrawal from the availability of precision measuring equipment especially the large granite surface plates we used for doing Quality Assurance checks on parts. I find myself sharpening with a variety of different methods including scary sharp (sandpaper on a flat surface). While I have both plate glass and 12”x12” granite tiles that work perfectly well for this purpose, without a dedicat...

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Fuming a Small Box With Household Ammonia #2: After Six Days of Exposure

09-20-2014 02:02 AM by Roger Kimmel | 1 comment »

This is the box after two more days exposure, for six days total. It isn’t much darker than it was after four days, so I’m going to call the experiment over. I’d like for it to be a bit darker, but at least I got the contrast I wanted with the basswood lid and pins. Even the basswood took on a bit warmer shade. This is why I put the lid in to fume with the sides. I thought that the pins might darken, and I wanted them to match the lid. Here is the box before fuming:One...

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #13: Top incrustation

09-20-2014 12:46 AM by Patricelejeune | 12 comments »

As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2 The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones. I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used...

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G&G Desk #5: Part 5

09-19-2014 11:24 PM by GarageWoodworks | 1 comment »

In this release I create the sliding dovetail drawer slides and finish the lid. Watch Part 1, 2, 3, 4

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It has been awhile

09-19-2014 11:17 PM by Rustic | 5 comments »

I know it has been awhile since I posted. But I have been busy with work and playing with my new toy. Plus dealing with the loss of both my Mother and my wife’s Mother within two weeks of each other, has been a really trying year. But the reason for this post is to show you my new baby and toy. Rikon 70-100 mini lathe. Bigger than my old one and Wow what a difference.

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Meditation stools #5: Minimalist meditation - in Scotland...

09-19-2014 08:45 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Minimalist meditationin Scotland… On my travel to Scotland visiting Jamie, Shirley and all the lads I had decided to give my self a little challenge to work at in the workshop.Meditation stools, minimalist version – light weight, easy for transport – yes and hopefully beautiful.So one leg will be all we need after all it will be for meditation not dancing, shape cut down to minimum but able to rest stabile on the floor and support the body without discomfort. First pro...

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The Masters Slave #1: Making Any Board Straight

09-19-2014 04:36 PM by Obed | 2 comments »

I recently responded to a friends post about her top 10 books. As in most cases they were recent authors and texts published within the last 20 years or so. So I asked her about what I call, “Old Dead Guys” and listed off a few of them.AthenasiusAugustineJohn CalvinJonathan EdwardsJohn BunyanJohn OwenJoseph CarylBB WarfieldBlaise PascalAlbert BarnesMartin Lloyd-JonesJohn GillCharles Spurgeonand a few others that I could remember in the moment, leaving many aside due to severe brai...

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FANTASY MARQUETRY #12: Nearing the Finish Line

09-19-2014 02:35 PM by stefang | 26 comments »

You might be wondering why there hasn’t been a post on this blog for some time. I have just been occupied with, you guessed it, garden work and getting our outdoor stuff stored for the winter, but I did manage to get most of the repairs and finishing touches done on my Wizard marquetry and even managed to get it into my veneer press today. So here is what I did after the initial cutting on my Chevalet. Repairs, repairs and repairsYou might remember that I had the pattern coming off ...

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“Strap On Ye Cutlass, An’ Get Ye Sea Legs On…”

09-19-2014 01:47 PM by handsawgeek | 4 comments »

“The scurviest band of blackguards to ever sails before the mast, we be!…” -An Anonymous Pirate This week’s blog post is not entirely related to woodworking. Why? Because it is all about my favorite day in September, of course: International Talk Like A Pirate Day !! I always prepare for this much-anticipated event with my annual reading of “Treasure Island” and visiting the TLAP sites on the Wonderful World Wide Web. The week leading up to the ‘big day’ finds me brushing up o...

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