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Building a Credenza #4: Completed Dovetail Joinery

05-18-2010 08:13 PM by Blake | 20 comments »

This is where I left off last time: Chopping the tails I cut most of the waste out with a coping saw and then clamped down the tail board to my bench to chop out the rest: First it is necessary to test the sharpness of your chisels… yep they are sharp. (I accidentally grazed my chisel when I reached across my bench for a pencil) After chopping the tails: The two sides of my case: Transferring the tails to the pins I had a little bit of a dilemma ...

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Built-In Bookcases and Mantel Surround #2: Getting Things Underway... Bookcase Mock-Ups

05-18-2010 07:35 PM by Jonathan | 3 comments »

Day-1 Mock-Ups: Down in the basement. A pile of wood at my side. Checklist:wood…checktablesaw…checkleather gloves…checkeye protection…checkiPod…checkconvictions…check Take a deep breath. OK, that feels better… (besides, the air is still clean!) Turn on tablesaw. Done. Crosscut 4-pieces of plywood to 44” long for the sides of the bookcases, and the other 4-pieces to 37-3/4” long for the shelves.Ripcut plywood to 10.5”...

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Built-In Bookcases and Mantel Surround #1: Project Overview.

05-18-2010 06:44 PM by Jonathan | 0 comments »

About a week ago, I finally began the built-in bookcase and mantel surround project for our living room that I’ve been talking about in a lot of other posts. I need to post less and work more, I think ;) I originally started a blog on it here: http://lumberjocks.com/JonathanG/blog/13322 but have since decided to start over. You can check out that initial blog for a couple of pictures of the space the project will be going into, as well as my thoughts on everything from several months ag...

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Help with wood identification: Claro, or not Claro, that is the question

05-18-2010 06:11 PM by Brian Havens | 9 comments »

Help! After releasing my video last week on turing wood from locally felled trees, I got a call from an old friend (actually my former boss), after he saw the video. He asked: “Hey Brian, I got this Walnut tree I cut down some time ago. Can you use it?” Now when one says Walnut tree in Northern California, this most likely means a “Hind’s Walnut”, better known to woodworkers as Claro Walnut. Everything about this wood says Claro. It is from an area that...

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My site issues...

05-18-2010 04:25 PM by HighRockWoodworking | 1 comment »

I seem to have found a major error in my web site! I have asked everyone to visit my site and comment and am doing a random give away once a month for one poster to my site…. but I just discovered that my comment section has not been working! I seem to have everything working now, so please stop by and comment and let me know what you think. http://highrockwoodworking.com Chris Adkins Follow me on Twitter!

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small shaker style table

05-18-2010 02:52 PM by lumberdog | 8 comments »

Here are some photos of the construction of my small shaker table, it measures 271/2”W x 19”D x 22”H.I used cherry and maple. Legs are tapered from 1 1/4” to 7/8” on the inside edges. tenons mortises glue up corner bracing, and the dadoes i cut for the clips that hold the top. assembled, notice the bead on the bottom edge of the apron. finished, three coats of linseed oil and paste wax. I am in the process of building another one, but a littl...

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Making your own parting tool

05-18-2010 02:14 PM by David Craig | 12 comments »

Been awhile since I have had any quality time in the shop, so I decided to invest some vacation time and I will be taking a week off next week, with the emphasis being on shop time. So I have been getting my ducks in a row so I can have a somewhat productive week. Last week involved a little wood gathering (that deserves a whole ‘nother post…), I have my sharpening system and chisels arriving today, and I have been scouring books and mags to try to come up with some projects. Sinc...

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Hand Carved Box part 2

05-18-2010 10:33 AM by bigchopperoo | 0 comments »

Hey did you like part one? Don’t answer. I get enough hate mail. Well here’s part 2 of our four part series.

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A Credenza Base Cabinet

05-18-2010 08:59 AM by Troy | 5 comments »

A few weeks ago, I conducted a consult with a local client in the neighborhood about their damaged credenza cabinet base. They wanted the top repaired or rebuilt, but upon inspection, it turned out that the entire cabinet was beyond saving. The amount of weight on it over the years, including a hutch, took it’s toll. After a few days, I sent them a design to view and they agreed to a new cabinet, one built to withstand far more weight which would be a pseudo-replica. In order to keep it econo...

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Wood Art #9: cute use for scrap wood - hanging block shelves

05-18-2010 06:42 AM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

Got a bunch of little wood scrap blocks, some planks, rope, and hooks? I found this online: More pics.

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