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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #1: A Study of Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...Banding #1

01-05-2011 06:49 PM by Bob Simmons | 0 comments »

“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”Mark Twain…American Author and Humorist…(1835-1910) We will refer to the banding in the illustration as “Banding #1” for the convenience of identity. For this example the dimensions for the inlay package are 4” x 10” x 3/8”. For this instance the length of the sliced banding would work well for a typical picture frame that houses a 5” x 7” picture. When making ...

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Filling a crack in Alder

01-05-2011 06:49 PM by BigD1 | 7 comments »

I need to fill in some cracks on the ends of an Alder board, that is end grain. One crack is 1/16 wide. I will put a natural finish on the board, so what I use to fill, it will be varnished. Do I use a glue of sorts, and what would you consider. I know this seems like a basic question, but I too know that the filler will be exposed. Thank you.

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Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #17: Guess I Needed Those After All

01-05-2011 05:21 PM by William | 1 comment »

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Bedroom Wall Unit #10: creeping along...howdoyado?

01-05-2011 04:15 PM by depictureboy | 0 comments »

well things are progressing, this coldness has really slowed things down alot, both just because you cant do alot when its cold, and its messed with my motivation some… anyway I have started on the drawerfronts for under the bed since I can get them inside for the glue and finish to cure as needed. here are a couple pics… dry fit first coats of finish, dry fitting in the opening

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #216: Self-Confidence and Reaching Your Potential

01-05-2011 03:11 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

In reading some of the responses to yesterday’s blog, it started me thinking. (Uh, oh! you say!) The final comment by TS really hit the nail on the head. He spoke of self-confidence and realizing one’s potential value and how important it is – especially for someone who is in business for herself. I realize that I have had trouble with self-confidence issues. I attribute that to many circumstances in my life. Although I write here every day and open my life and experi...

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sunshine #1: Let the sunshine in!

01-05-2011 09:33 AM by Russ | 2 comments »

Wanted to share this: Yesterday was the first day of the sun shining into my shop. On December 21st we have only 3 hours and 40 minutes of sunlight but there is about 6 hours of light. Anyway the sun disappears behind the hill, last fall i was in the shop a lot and the sun would be so bright some days that I didn’t need overhead lights! Right now we are gaining every day until June 21st when we will have over 21 hours of sunlight. The sunlight makes it much easier to go to the shop, it ...

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Dovetails, An Adventure #1: The Beginning

01-05-2011 09:13 AM by konkers | 6 comments »

I just joined the Wood Whisper Guild and am going to follow along with the Wall Hanging Cabinet build. There’s a lot of dovetails in that plan. I’m intrigued by hand cutting them but, having never cut one before, I’m going to need a lot of practice. So here it goes: First up, the tools I’m using: Adjustable square, pencil, marking gauge, and dovetail angle template for layout. A dozuki for cutting the pins and tails and a fret saw for removing the waste. A coup...

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My new Roubo #6: Beefing up the legs

01-05-2011 06:28 AM by JasonD | 1 comment »

Originally, my legs were going to be 3-3/4” x 4-3/4”. After I got my top glued up, I decided that I wanted a little more beef in the legs. I had enough lumber left over that was already acclimated to my shop. I spent a little time yesterday dressing up the legs and put in a bit of time tonight getting the new pieces planed true and ready to add to the leg laminations. Because of my limited number of clamps, I was only able to get 3 of them glued up so far. Taking a break to wat...

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Shop-made Jigs and Fixtures #2: Bench Grinder Workstation

01-05-2011 05:29 AM by Mark Colan | 14 comments »

I bought a Porter Cable grinder and a Harbor Freight grinder stand, to create a bench grinding station. I guess you could call this a Christmas present to myself. I built the grinding workstation during the Christmas holidays. The Bench Top The mounting holes for the grinder were wider than the stand’s holes, and just about as wide as the top of the stand, making it hard to mount it at all. But I had already decided I wanted to put a wood bench between so I could easily mount a...

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Quick Progress, Big Setback, Moving Foward...after a break

01-05-2011 04:06 AM by spunwood | 5 comments »

Clamping a cutting board row by row. Two blocks align it along with a vertical clamp. A deadblow mallet levels it. Stephanie came up with this method. I put packing tape on the alignment blocks and on the board they are sitting on to keep them from sticking. Clamping the rows together. After the disaster, back home, having discovered what can be saved. You can see some of the planer gouges. I have been working on an end grain cutting board. I hope to join the ranks soon of the cu...

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