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Practicum #1: Practicum: Application of Skills

07-24-2016 05:01 AM by CraftyCantrell | 0 comments »

I’m switching up my original plan of doing all the lessons in the self-study course back-to-back, and am instead alternating with projects from Power Tool Woodworking for Everyone that utilize previously learned/practiced skills and techniques. The first batch of projects are: 1. An adjustable miter gauge extension 2. A miter guage with sliding stop block 3. An adustable stop block 4. A tapering jig All of these use primarily the skills/techniques I learned last week. C...

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Kitchen reno from traditionalish to contemporary #4: Where we are on July 23, 2016

07-23-2016 08:49 PM by shwoodnt | 0 comments »

Here is where we are today: When I couldn’t find a sink maker to make a sink for a price I liked, I bought the one shown and built the countertop. Making it red means we will have to change the red drawers to yellow. The black countertops are slate. I cut them from the three pieces of an old pool table. I have been unable to find a sealant to prevent staining. The three or so I’ve tried are ineffective, even though their containers say they are made to seal slate. So, I cut ...

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Kitchen reno from traditionalish to contemporary #3: What we are shooting for

07-23-2016 08:31 PM by shwoodnt | 1 comment »

Here are drawings of what we are shooting for. We have changed the plan a bit as we went along. The floor will be grey rather than yellow. I couldn’t find anyone to make the sink for a price I liked, so I bought an off the shelf concave front apron sink and then build a countertop from plywood and putty and epopxy. Not sure how long it will last, but I’ll just build a new one when I have too. This changed some other things too which I’ll describe in subsequent posts...

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Kitchen reno from traditionalish to contemporary #2: Where we started

07-23-2016 08:21 PM by shwoodnt | 0 comments »

Here is the kitchen we wanted to change. I guess I should disclose that I had some experience with renovations before beginning because I had put in a hardwood floor and I just noticed that the copper backsplash shown in these photos was made by me by wrapping some thin copper sheet around a 1×6.

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Kitchen reno from traditionalish to contemporary #1: Kitchen about half way done

07-23-2016 08:17 PM by shwoodnt | 0 comments »

Awhile ago, when our kitchen mdf cabinets began to fall apart, my wife said she thought we should consider making some changes. I had watched some videos of guys planing boards with traditional hand tools and declared, “No problem honey, I could do that.” There is some debate about whether we are now 18 months or 3 years into the project. A friend recently pointed out that, depending on where we place the start date, it could be both. It has been interesting. Much of the ...

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Make A Dust Pan!

07-23-2016 02:29 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Using some scrap wood and a few tools I created a dust pan to help keep the shop clean.

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Marine Corps Naval cannon project #4: Trunnion mounts

07-22-2016 10:37 PM by Trapper brandenburger | 4 comments »

Finally getting to some wood working today. I was able to cut out the radius where the trunion mounts will set. I cut lots of slits up to the radius line on our big band saw and then removed the excess with a jig saw that had a ten inch blade on it. Then smoothed it all out with a rasp and drum sander attached to a drill. Once the brass hardware fit the way I wanted it to I marked the holes and drilled them out part way on the drill press as it only plunges 6 inches. I went the rest of the wa...

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Zebra wood scroll saw bowl

07-22-2016 10:11 PM by Bob Casey | 6 comments »

I am in process of making 6 entries for the New York State Fair Arts and crafts section. This is a bowl not turned on a lathe but cut out on the scroll saw. A lot of fun to make. It is finished with shellac and wax. Hope you like it. The other 5 entries will eventually be posted. Thanks for looking.

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Chevy II; The Canadian Cousin #6: Repairs / Transplant Complete

07-22-2016 08:47 PM by shipwright | 13 comments »

The replacement of the warped main column of my old chevalet is all done and dusted and it won’t be warping again any time soon. Here are some progress pics and final shots. It still needs a little more finish on the new part but that can be done all assembled. I also made the new column an inch longer so that at my 25 1/2” setting the adjustment is no longer topped out.I’m really pleased and just can’t see myself ever building a chevalet out of solid wood again. ........

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Shop Upgrades #21: Rockler Universal Dust Port to Kreg K4 Pockethole Jig

07-22-2016 01:36 PM by bkseitz | 0 comments »

Hooked my Rockler universal dust port hose to my current Ridged 1HP DC via an adapter and 4” flex hose Stumpy Nubs may have a point; I get a lot of build up in the 4” hose and I can see the flow is very restricted at the 2” hose end. When I pull off the adapter the chips disappear from 4” clear pipe like magic. So the restriction via from the stepdown and the jig itself are creating a super low velocity. After talking with my friends over at Rockler in Tukwila, they informed me t...

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