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What To Do With This Board? #14: Finished!

05-27-2015 02:54 AM by Mean_Dean | 3 comments »

Hey Guys! Well, she’s all done! But first things first…... As we discussed in the last installment, I decided to use clear shellac, as opposed to amber shellac, since I couldn’t see any difference in the two shades on the test board I made up earlier. I chose to finish the box with shellac as it has no odor to it once it’s cured, unlike oil-based finishes like polyurethane. I applied the first coat, and let it dry for 2 hours. The box surface after the f...

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Shop Expansion #22: The Work Counter Journey

05-27-2015 12:04 AM by Blackie_ | 11 comments »

The past two days I drilled hard at trying to complete the cabinet work center, All drawers were installed yesterday, today I started working on installing the top which consist of a sheet of 3/4” ply, a sheet of 1/2 ply and a final sheet of masonite, the open right corner was left open to install a 4’ x 25” kitchen formica counter top that a next door neighbor gave me several months back only it had sit on my deck that whole duration and thus warped I didn’t find that...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #53: Finally finished!

05-26-2015 11:14 PM by PhilBello | 2 comments »

I actually finished the carport two days ago, which is just as well since, we have had tropical storms ever since. Everything is painted, including the neighbours wall. The bargeboards, guttering and downpipes are all installed along withThe cosmetic bits, such as hooks for the pool cleaning equipment. Board inside to protect the car door. The hanging tennis ball, to stop the wife driving through the back wall, much to the amusement of the dogs. Will I now b...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #53: Why Not Dovetails?

05-26-2015 07:53 PM by Gary Rogowski | 1 comment »

Hand cut dovetails are a pain in the butt. So some would say. I say differently. They are a giant . . . delight. Consider the dovetails below, cut by John in last year’s Resident Mastery Program. This drawer is pretty small. Dovetails are overkill for its strength requirements. And yet they add so much beauty to the piece. And these half blind dovetails are actually easier to cut than through dovetails. Hmm. Also think about the value of this hand cut work. It’s not just to hold som...

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Woodworking News Show #16: We give away more tools, and what's the future look like?

05-26-2015 07:02 PM by StumpyNubs | 3 comments »

Did you win one of the M-Power multi-function router base sets? Plus a whole lot more news, tips and useful infotainment from around the woodworking world. If this isn’t your favorite way to learn new things, it should be! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! And visit our website- it’s how we support the show! For links to all the articles referenced in the video, see the show notes here.

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Making a shadowbox table for a hero #3: Black and White Ebony

05-26-2015 02:54 PM by Mikesawdust | 1 comment »

I installed the plugs in the top and shelf today, I’m very happy with the look. I used epoxy to secure them and had to be careful on the breadboard end edges to only glue the three edges of the ebony so the top can still expand and contract.

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LJ friends and gifts. #25: I will survive - a pack came from Australia…

05-26-2015 01:19 PM by mafe | 9 comments »

I will survivea pack came from Australia… Life moves in mysterious ways.Our LJ buddy Icemanhank Davids daughter was going to Denmark on business working with a Danish design company, so we agreed she would pass my shop for a quick hello since we have many interests in common.Life never acts just as planned and she never got the time to pass the shop, when she was here in Copenhagen… Never the less David had put present in her suitcase for me and this present then traveled ba...

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Making lumber with a Woodmizer sawmill

05-26-2015 01:18 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments » Hello again everyone, just uploaded a new video showing the milling of a log on a Woodmizer saw mill, it’s a time lapse video with a voice over describing what’s going on. Check it out and thanks for watching!

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1560: Multi-Tasking

05-26-2015 10:24 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I am going to post quickly today (really!) because I have much to do. I have been working on cutting the wood kits that were ordered for my haunted carousel and I spent much of the day doing that. I was happy with how things went. I did everything in a nice, organized way and it made things pleasant and I got lots done in not too much time. Yesterday was cutting all the large circular parts for the carousel. Any scroller can tell you that cutting circles can be a challenge. You would thi...

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Hand Tool Cabinet - Start To Finish #3: Dovetail practice

05-26-2015 02:44 AM by Holbs | 2 comments »

For this hand tool cabinet project, I know dovetails will be included. Having only done 1 dovetail my entire life (2 years ago, just for giggles), there is a strong need for practice and learning and experience. I have dimension’d some premiere alder down to 3/4”. Also, I have in my tool arsenal what I think is a complete set for dovetail work (moxon vise is future project for sure!): marking gauge, dovetail marker, block plane, 3/8” and 1/2” chisels, dovetail saw,...

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