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Video tour of my shop

04-04-2011 04:43 AM by gfadvm | 24 comments »

I finally found a woodworking buddy to help me post stuff on here & I wanted to show off my shop so here it is. Thanks to Kenny. Here is the link

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Hand Tools #2: Wow, hand planes are addictive!

04-04-2011 03:32 AM by MikeGCNY | 10 comments »

Last week I received the first of a few hand planes that I purchased off of eBay. I quickly took it down into my shop, clamped a piece of 1×8 pine into my Workmate, and planed until there was just about 1 inch left. The sound, the smell, the feel and the site of the shavings exiting the plane—totally addicting. It is so addicting and relaxing that I am trying to figure out a way to use and hand plane in my office. Honest, I’m not kidding. Whenever things get too stress...

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Sapelli Bowl

04-04-2011 05:13 AM by Craig Havran | 6 comments »

So I’m trying to turn my first bowl with no previous instruction or lathe knowledge and I’m having a problem hollowing out the bowl. Is it normal for the very center to be so difficult to hollow out? Any tips are greatly appreciated. Please, dumb it down for me :-)

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Discovering Wood #4: Redbud #2

04-04-2011 03:11 AM by DocT | 3 comments »

The redbud may indeed be the poster child for Discovering Wood. It is one of those woods that you have to kind of “luck into”. You can’t go to the average lumber supplier and buy 110 board feet. Even small owner-operated mills are rarely going to have Redbud lumber in any quantity, BUT it is a perfect example of the domestic exotics that we can harvest and mill in our own shops. I “happened upon” a large redbud trunk early last summer when a storm decimated the over 100-year-old tree s...

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52 Weeks #13: Best laid plans of...

04-04-2011 02:59 AM by clieb91 | 1 comment »

Well even though I had grand plans for the week in the shop they never really came to fruition. I spent very little time in there at all in fact. I did at least do some work on the table saw at work though and made a few shelves for our office coffee/kitchen cart. The time I did get to spend working at home did not even take place until today, my wife has been asking me to do some work on the raised garden beds I built a few years ago for her. She has bought some netting in order to make a...

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Desk Cabinet Project #10: It's Dave's Fault.

04-04-2011 02:24 AM by William | 6 comments »


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$1.00 Wedding Band

04-04-2011 02:07 AM by Clay Ortiz | 5 comments »

This is really just for me to practice putting a video together. I just got my new camera in the mail and was really wanting to try it out so, I just shot a couple of clips of what I have been working on lately. I am planning on putting some how-to videos together on framing for my new website. It would be a big help if you guys could give me some feed back on what you think I could do better. Also, sorry about the radio I will be sure to cut it off when I make the next one.Thanks,Clayhttp://...

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Saddle / Tack Caddy #2: Prototype of the Tote Box

04-04-2011 01:12 AM by RandyMorter | 7 comments »

Progress as of 4/3/2011 I got a Woodhaven 4555 Box Joint Jig a 2 days ago. I got it set up yesterday to where it makes good 3/8” fingers on a box joint. Today I got to work on the prototype of the tote box – the separate box on the lower left of the original drawing. First I created a copy of the SketchUp for just the tote box and printed it out. Note that my drawing does NOT incude the finger joints. In the original drawing the length is 20-1/2”. I decided to keep...

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Cherry Trestle Table #1: Tops & Bottoms

04-04-2011 12:38 AM by TMcG | 4 comments »

This is a build blog of my efforts to build a cherry Trestle table. For a detailed summary, see Marc’s site, the Wood Whisperer, Trestle Table series Marc’s is Honduran Mahogany, I’m going with cherry as I wasn’t quite that confident given the $$’s concerned. Anyway, pretty much following Marc’s process and here’s where we are as of today; Templates made; All the milling and initial blank making was done last weekend so here’s...

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Easy Shop Table - Planer Table #7: Final Thoughts...

04-03-2011 11:28 PM by Lockwatcher | 6 comments »

Well, I think the table turned out just fine… I didn’t run into any real problems during construction…however I did notice when I was ripping the original lumber (as well as subsequent sanding) that the wood had a very strong smell to it. Not sure why – sometimes you get that from pine. Make sure if you build one of these to countersink & predrill your screw holes – otherwise, you may split the lumber. I have not put together a plan as of yet for fini...

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