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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1844: New "Summer" Scatter Block Design

06-22-2017 01:12 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

After a great deal of rain over the past several days, yesterday (the first day of summer) was the first day that we had a day filled with sunshine in what seemed like a long time. It seemed appropriate. It also seemed appropriate that I was working on my new pattern that will include both the scroll sawn version as well as painting instructions for these cute and fun Summer Scatter Blocks (SLD537) that I showed as the 'woodworking version' in my last blog post: While I f...

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Carpenters axe

06-22-2017 03:25 AM by Mbdriver | 4 comments » We found this 100 to 200 years old carpentrs axe in river with magnet. So i made a new mahagony handle cor this intags piece.

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Workbench #16: Done Enough

06-22-2017 01:42 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 9 comments »

I’m going to say the workbench is done. Eight feet long, 29” wide, 35” tall, and weighs about 300 pounds. It’s strong, stable, and flat. The vises move smoothly and clamp immovably tight. Six months, and I’d estimate about 250 hours. Actually using the bench has been awesome—having a tool of such quality and capability has already improved what I can do when working with wood. And it seems to work well for my son Patrick, too! Well, maybe I shoul...

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Workbench #15: Odds and Ends

06-22-2017 01:35 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 0 comments »

With all of the major pieces of the bench done, I took care of a few details. The left front leg needed a recess to get at the bench dog to push it out, as well as to let it sit low for thin stock. The right ends of the bench top needed to be cut nicely. After cutting I planed them a little so that they’re smooth. Several weeks back I was reading about UV staining (thanks Ron Aylor). It’s most commonly done with cherry, to bring out the reddish color in the wo...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #23: Violin Crack Clamp

06-21-2017 09:19 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

Last week I found a violin in the bone pile that looks like it’s trying to crack in half lengthwise. Not having any appropriate clamp to hold such a thing together for gluing, I put my mind to it and came up with this clamp. I made it out of 3/4 inch mahogany, using two pieces on each side. I did that so that I could easily create the groove on the inside of the curved parts to engage the lip on the edge of the violin. The groove is shallow so the clamp body won’t press...

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New woodshop #2: Shop layout

06-21-2017 06:31 PM by Combo Prof | 10 comments »

So far I have contacted an electrician to update electrical service. Currently there is a 100 amp panel in the house but only a 60 amp service meter. There is a 110 line and a 220 line running underground to the shop. The plan is to put a 200 amp service meter on the garage and place a 200 amp panel in the garage with a 100 sub panel in the house. (Maybe that means a 300 amp meter?) All power lines to be buried under ground. I have drawn up this shop layout plan. Please advise me ...

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Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) #3: TS Cindy is passing through and creating a lake in my back yard

06-21-2017 02:33 PM by FreddieMac | 0 comments »

Well, unfortunately, I was unable to get the roof on before the rain hit us. TS Cindy is playing a bit of havoc on my build schedule with two rain delays already. So very little progress on the building itself. But, I did take the time to start planning out the inside of the building; which I have not focused on much. I took the time last night to work on some renderings of the new shop, moved some things around. I kinda layed out where everything will do. Here are some renderings. ...

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Shop stuff #97: A barn full of old hand tools

06-21-2017 12:36 AM by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

I met this guy a few years ago. He is an older retired gent and he buys and sells old hand tools. It’s his hobby and he likes to get out and go to swap meets and markets and events all over southern Ontario buying and selling tools. I get most of my hand tools from him. He is a great guy and was kind enough to let me do a short video tour of his barn. He had a bunch of stuff packed away in his van in preparation of heading out to a show, but there is a lot left over. He does not d...

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Current Project #37: A very special experimental clamp

06-20-2017 09:41 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

And tomorrow I’ll post this after I get a photo of it in action.

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New woodshop #1: Purchase

06-20-2017 09:14 PM by Combo Prof | 13 comments »

I plan to retire in 2 or 3 years, so we bought a retirement wood shop. It came with a little house. So we are moving from a 4,000 square foot house to a 1,000 square foot house (excluding basements); from 1.9 acres to 0.15 acres; from difficult to travel to easy to travel; from little or no restaurants and stores to lots of them; from the UP to Southwest Michigan; from the forest to the rust belt; from copper country to tulip town; from Houghton to Holland. The house:...

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