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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #9: Installing Oak Parquet flooring.

05-23-2009 06:47 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 16 comments »

One of the main reasons I put the new slatwall system in my shop, was because my Son brought me some Parquet flooring he had salvaged from his job. He couldn’t see throwing it in a dumpster, so he brought it to his “Dumpster Dad”. I couldn’t put down a fancy floor without doing something to the rest of the shop. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I laid some out to see what it would look like. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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The Sawdust Chronicles Challenge #3: My First Incomplete Project

05-23-2009 03:51 PM by Eric | 12 comments »

In my short time in this great craft, I’ve many times wanted to give up on a project. Sometimes the difficulties seem too great, or the things that go wrong seem unfixable. Yet I’ve always managed to carry on and finish. Today I had my first shop time since before we moved (on May 13). I am far from set up at our new place, and I knew it would be a while before I was, so I had left all my woodworking stuff at the old place. So I had about 2 hours of shop time, and planned to...

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That was the mistake! - Inlay Banding

05-23-2009 01:54 PM by John8059 | 13 comments »

I am finally working on this project again and ran into another problem. You can find out how I got this far from blogs I posted earlier. Last time I showed how I set up guides to cutting the inlay banding grooves. I eventually got all the inlay banding installed, but when I went to sand it flush with the veneer I found I could feel that the resulting surface was uneven. If I could feel it, imagine how bad it was going to look finished! (Keep in mind my hands are trained to feel irregula...

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A First Time for Everything and Everything a First...

05-23-2009 06:33 AM by smartlikestick | 1 comment »

I finally made the commitment this spring and acquired enough stuff to try my hand at this dark art known as woodworking. Trees would tremble at the mention of my name! After being somewhat successful on creating a 5×8 box for my daughter, I came across the 30 Day Challenge being sponsored by The Sawdust Chronicles blog and decided to throw my hat into the ring. I figured this would be a great stepping stone in this journey. About the same time the details for the project were po...

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First cabinets #1: Building my first ever cabinets

05-23-2009 04:38 AM by Mark Gipson | 6 comments »

Now that the temperature in Bangkok has cooled down a little I have been able to make a start on my next project, building some cabinets for my workshop and kitchen. I researched standard cabinet sizes etc. on the internet and built full models in SketchUp before starting. So far the basic boxes are completed and one face frame has been made and fitted. From left to right the cabinets are: Mobile workshop cabinet, will have my little planer / thicknesser mounted to it.Kitchen cabinet fo...

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Inlay Pens

05-23-2009 01:00 AM by epp_dog | 3 comments »

I was just mesmerized by the inlay pens at Kallenshaan Woods and with a bit of leather carving money in my pocket I decided to buy some of these kits. The fish and moonscape are my first 2 and are made for the Wall Street 2 style pen. I have an American Flag for a Majestic yet to start. I should have taken pictures of the pieces but here are the blanks glued up. I just filled in the gap around Saturn with black epoxy. When that dries I will add the sterling silver “stars” a...

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One table or three

05-23-2009 12:25 AM by dryhter | 8 comments »

I had a client who bought a High end coffee table.($2750.00), turned out to be to big for the room. She loved the table but it just would not fit in the room and there was nowhere else to put it(the house was already packed, down sized from a bigger house). She asked ” Could you cut it down somehow”? ” Some how” I said? “You know to make it smaller”. “Maybe” I said. I explained I could not make any Guarantees, but that I woul...

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002: a rolling base for my planer #4: stain tests, and drawer stops

05-22-2009 11:38 PM by Gary Fixler | 5 comments »

Up early, I got a little done this morning before work. I tested 2 stains from my small stock pile on some scrap poplar, the same stuff I used in this rolling base. That’s Minwax “Golden Pecan 245” on the left, and “Red Oak 215” on the right. The pecan is less saturated than the online sample. The red oak is much less red, and much more like chocolate, but I like how it makes the poplar sort of look like a hardwood. I’m tentatively going to use that ...

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Bowling for Lumber... or "How Many LumberJocks does it take..."

05-22-2009 08:28 PM by ryno101 | 21 comments »

A couple of days ago, I got an email saying “PurpLev posted a new forum topic: Laminated Maple Tops for Free in MA!-10 Bowling Alleys being taken out”. here's the original blog post Of course, my interest was piqued… I saw that PurpLev was going to have to pass, as he had no way to get a slab of that magnitude into his car, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to either… So, I figured I’d see if we could help each other out. I got in touch with PurpLev, com...

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05-22-2009 08:22 PM by Bob | 12 comments »

I am current finishing building 13 jewelry boxes ( 3 different designs) and i am using tung oil as a finish. my question to all you finish wizards out there is do i use a paste wax or a polyurathane or what to finish them off? I would appreciate any and all comments.

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