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Distractions can be painful

03-25-2011 06:08 PM by NoLongerHere | 24 comments »

After 40 years of woodworking and some major remodeling, I can be proud of my lack of injuries more severe than a nasty oak splinter under the finger nail or pinning my finger to a door jam with a 18 ga. nail gun. I have always strived to be safe and totally focused on what Iā€™m wearing, where my hands are and using repetitive safety methods on every power tool. I show my hands all the time to my guys as an example. See? No scars, ten fingers, safety first. We all watched out for ...

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Cutting Small Tenons

03-25-2011 05:39 PM by TheGravedigger | 2 comments »

There’s a new Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Cutting Small Tenons. How to make tenons on small and/or thin stock with common joinery tools. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/cutting-small-tenons/

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Shaker Cherry Nightstand - Handtool heavy #10: Finishing (Boring)

03-25-2011 05:08 PM by Bertha | 3 comments »

I resisted the urge to K+dichrome or tint this project (with approval from the fiance’). I’m not proud of the sanding but what’s done is done. I’m going to employ a basic LJ tenet of 1) BLO, 2) Shellac 1# seal, 3) Poly. I’m at the BLO part & I’m pleased so far. I’m aware that some hate to show end-grain forward but I’m in a different camp. I’ll use a darker knob to tie in to the dark red end-grain. I left the deeper scrub plane marks a...

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You and Dye

03-25-2011 04:44 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 22 comments »

Download Low ResolutionDownload High ResolutionSubscription Options Its all about dye, “Wood Whisperer Style”. My goal with this video is to grossly simplify the confusing world of dyes, while also giving you the knowledge you need to determine the working characteristics of any dye just by looking at the ingredients list or MSDS. We’ll discuss the different types of dyes, how to apply them, and we’ll even get into the chemistry behind water-based finishes and a ke...

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Build It! DC event 3/29

03-25-2011 04:17 PM by Dr_Unix | 1 comment »

Build It! DCPresents Guest SpeakerBrian Whaley DIY Harpsichord All ages are invited to join us on March 29, 2011 6:30-8:30 Location: Reverse Space, 13505 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 3 (around back), Herndon, VA Cost: FREE Come meet other Makers from the Washington, DC metro area! Have you ever thought about building a musical instrument? Brian Whaley did. With a long musical history and a love of early music, he always wanted a harpsichord but couldn’t af...

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Guitar-building #3: Fretting the neck, routing the pocket

03-25-2011 02:41 PM by kenstonge | 8 comments »

After three months of once-a-week woodworking, my Les Paul Jr. project is finally starting to look like a guitar. I spent the first hour of my class installing frets on the guitar’s neck, a process that involves fretwire, a fretting hammer, a few clamps, flush-trimming pliers, some CA glue and a file. The basic process is to cut the fretwire ā€” which had been radiused to 10 inches ā€” for each fret, leaving an extra quarter- to half-inch on either side. Cutting the fretwire Next, I c...

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new ideas #3: almost ready to go

03-25-2011 12:59 PM by JoeyG | 3 comments »

I have my new lumber laid out on my table saw waiting for me.I have a couple of ideas floating around in my brain.Ready to go right? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! First I have to complete the bathroom remodel for my wife. I have been working on it for almost a month. It seems like a long time on just a half bath, in my defense, I did gut it to the studs and I only work on it a hour or two a day. So far I have fixed several things inside the walls, hung and finished the sheetrock, pa...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #295: Setting Up

03-25-2011 12:39 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Well, we will finally be able to get into the convention hall and set things up today. We will also be able to meet everyone who is involved in the show. Yesterday was an odd day. I am really really glad that we got here when we did but I felt like it was one of those “wait to hurry up” types of days. Jeannie and her husband Bill were busy with the final preparations, as you can imagine. Keith and I spent most of the morning looking around and shopping. Our hotel is righ...

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Desk Cabinet Project #2: More Progress On The Base

03-25-2011 05:30 AM by William | 7 comments »

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Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #24: One Easy Scroll Saw Repair (I'm An Idiot)

03-25-2011 04:50 AM by William | 11 comments »

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