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Debadging the truck

1825 days ago by Myron Wooley | 6 comments »

Wanna know what solvents to use to remove vinyl graphics from your truck?Beer and turpentine.Apply beer liberally to the debadger, apply turpentine to the adhesive residue. Works great!Took me nearly five hours to clean everything off today. Smiled the whole time!

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The Workbench Quest #1: The saga begins...

1826 days ago by GhostOfSidHartman | 6 comments »

Well, after much searching and procrastinating and general “making do”, I realize I need a real workbench. Now, SWMBO and I are planning on building a new place on 30 acres in the next few years, at which time she will have a nice big stable for her hayburners, and I will get a real workshop. Not going to hold my breathe on that one though—it’s going to take a bit of time to figure out the details on that, so I know it will be more than 1-2 years before I have my o...

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Copper Patina Gate II #9: Aged Patina

1826 days ago by newTim | 8 comments »

Now I get to the good part. I wish I had taken pictures right after I had first applied the chemicals because the patina continued to mellow in the sun, but you can’t really see the difference. As I said in the last blog, I really hated the initial finish. It looked like a biological mess. You get the idea. Anyway, I learned you can easily wipe the patina with a rag to either remove some spots or blend them with others. This time around I didn’t seal it in wax nor did I rins...

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Large Jewelry Chest

1826 days ago by woodchick | 2 comments »

Change of plans jocks!!! Instead of creating the Thomas Jefferson lab top witting desk, I have decided to make something a little larger. I want to make a jewelry chest that will stand about 35in high. I still want to make the witting desk, but not for this certain competition. Today I went to a really nice lumber place called Hardwoods Inc.. I got a really nice piece of African Mahogany that is 9ft long and 14in wide. For the drawers I picked up some poplar and a higher grade ply wood. I can...

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Looking for project suggestions for an awesome plank of pine

1826 days ago by Durnik150 | 14 comments »

I was in the mountains this weekend and was driving down the highway just outside Estes Park (beautiful drive if you ever get to Colorado). I saw a shop with rustic furniture for sale outside. But what caught my eye were several HUGE planks of wood leaning against the building. I wasn’t sure if they were demo pieces or if he sold them separately. I pulled in to the Pine Cone Furniture woodshop and asked about the planks out front. He said the big ones were on sale for $75 and the lit...

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Throwing in the towel #2: Clearing my shop (and my head)

1826 days ago by Myron Wooley | 13 comments »

We have been busy this week tying up loose ends. We still had a little backlog in the shop- a dining room table to refinish, 2 antique rockers, a couple of nightstands, and a few other pieces. We have not taken on any more work- no appointments, nothing, just work on these jobs and discuss the future. One thing that is dawning on me is that I will get my hobby back! The whole reason I went pro is because I love woodworking. Man, that is a quick way to kill your hobby. Instead of working on...

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Copper Patina Gate II #8: Apply the Patina

1826 days ago by newTim | 3 comments »

Just sitting here listening to Atlas Shrugged (“Money is the source of all good” and “Taggart/Reardon 2010” and “Who is John Galt?”) and enjoying another ‘Delta’ breeze summer evening in Orangevale (Sacramento). Sorry I haven’t updated this series in awhile. I’ve been cooped up in a small classroom for two weeks with twenty other souls, all of whom had hundreds of places they’d rather be, learning the most mind numbing materi...

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Quarter Round Display Shelf #7: and Finally!

1826 days ago by sIKE | 10 comments »

Well after one long month of frustration with a height issue. I finally got this project to the finishing stage today. The bentwood lamination I bragged about the last time was a bit short in height once I finished cleaning up the glue up. After multiple goes at getting all three edges even and losing 1 1/2” in height. I had my dad come over and give me a hand this week and we finally got her done. Hot glue, a straight edged board, a 1/2” upcut spiral bit, and a bushing on the old...

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Holtzapffel Workbench #1

1826 days ago by Mark Briley | 9 comments »

I don’t have a table saw, but I do have a cool Wenzloff & Sons 16” tenon rip saw! My tenons didn’t turn out too bad – the saw cuts very well. But I’ll admit it, after the first tenon I was wishing for a nice table saw with a dado set like Christopher Schwarz used. Cutting these out took some time and I’m glad it’s over with.

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Streaming Live From the Shop!

1826 days ago by Todd A. Clippinger | 38 comments »

Well, I am trying a live stream from the shop again. I am not sure what happens, but my wireless seems to drop off every now and then and I am not that far from the house. I should see about getting the wireless router up off of the floor and set it up high for better reception. I am packing up the Shaker Bench for shipping right now. This is a light project in the shop and if you have questions I will try to answer them. Here is the bench I just finished- Peace, Love, and W...

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