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IN THE BEGINNING...

01-14-2011 06:23 AM by cklinkebiel | 4 comments »

My first “real” woodworking project is a Mission-style end table for our living room. My wife and I both like the clean lines and simplistic appearance of mission furniture, so I made a plan using Google Sketch Up and started the project last weekend. I’m using Red Oak and plan to stain it a darker color (Minwax’s Jacobean) so that it matches our coffee table I refinished over the summer. All the pieces have been cut, top biscuit joined and glued, tenons made, some mor...

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Tool Cabinet

01-14-2011 04:35 AM by pastorglen | 5 comments »

A friend of mine works for a lumber company that trims the ends of their kiln dried wood. The scrap pile is periodically burned, so employees are permitted to take home whatever they want from the scrap pile. My friend uses this wood to heat his house. Last year he shared a good load with me, and from those scraps I built this tool cabinet. Hand-cut joinery, hand-planed raised panel. Working on a pair of drawers and the finish. My only problem is trying to figure out how to ...

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Shop Improvements #1: Tool Cabinet

01-14-2011 06:17 AM by pastorglen | 4 comments »

A friend of mine works for a lumber company that trims the ends of their kiln dried wood. The pile is periodically burned, so employees are permitted to take home whatever they want from the scrap pile. My friend uses his wood to heat his house. Last year he shared a good load with me, and from those scraps I built this tool cabinet. Hand-cut joinery, hand-planed raised panel. Working on a pair of drawers and the finish. My only problem is trying to figure out how to arrange the too...

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Easy Shop Table

01-14-2011 04:02 AM by Lockwatcher | 37 comments »

I started this project after building an assembly table from an issue of Wood Magazine (March 2010). The table was a lot of work (the torsion box top) but the main unit holding the table up was an easy build. That’s when I hit upon the idea of using the same design for a group of extra tables for other uses. I’ve built a number of these already, and am using one as a router table, a miter saw station, and a sharpening station. It is built using standard re-dimensioned co...

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Built-In Bed #13: Drawers & Fronts

01-14-2011 03:12 AM by Scott R. Turner | 0 comments »

I don’t think I’ve posted a picture of the bookcase sides with shelves and the decorative top piece installed. Here’s what they look like: You can see that they’re already in use. With my practice drawer out of the way and fairly successful, I moved on to building the first four drawers for the built-in. These are all 6” tall and 15×20 inches, so I can conveniently make them from 1/2” stock from the local Big Box Store. The quality of...

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Turning #1: first pen turning

01-14-2011 02:30 AM by Joe Watson | 2 comments »

first penturning maple

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Thanks for Welcome

01-14-2011 06:18 AM by lrob | 5 comments »

Thank you all for the warm welcome. It is nice to meet some fellow woodworkers. I have been wood working for over 40 years and finally with retiring I can spend more time in teh woodshop. Looking forward to looking at your work and sharing some of mind.

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Juniper One Board Project Competition #3: tenons on the legs and stretchers; leg subassembly & final glueup

01-14-2011 01:05 AM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

Juniper would appear to be a hard wood based on its response to nature. It’s actually quite soft. The tenons, cut on the same tenon cutter setup as the floating top table parts, weren’t as true as I wanted. On the plus side, the soft wood fibers tore some in the tenon process and likewise the mortising (hole boring, actually) so the slip fit was smoother than the cherry, which was too snug. I glued up a subassembly of the two legs with the shorter stretcher. Dry fit told ...

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Cedar Tree journey #1: The find

01-13-2011 09:10 PM by WoodJediNTraining | 4 comments »

It’s easy for me to run down the road to the lumber yard or big box store to pick up some wood for a project or build. However, I am very interested in the process from log to lumber and i would like to someday be able to mill my own lumber. With some financial restraints, buying a portable mill or chainsaw milling attachment is not an option at this time, but luckily I found a local woodshop that will mill your log for you. I got a call about a Cedar Tree that a gentleman took dow...

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Thanks

01-13-2011 09:01 PM by sk8nmike | 3 comments »

Wow. Received quite a few welcome messages over the past few days. Just wanted to say Thank you for the welcome, and I hope to have a few useful items to add in the future. Most of my work for the past 1 1/2 years has been remodeling our house. I’m currently building new kitchen cabnets and learning a few new skills in the process, most recently rail and style doors. I’ll try and post a few pictures in the coming days of some of my mistake free projects.

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