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Wood Gloat #16: Offcuts... the sequel...

11-05-2010 11:05 PM by degoose | 13 comments »

I have recently posted the endgrain glue up and how I made the box…iHere it is with one coat of wipe on poly applied.. There has been movement in the workshop … I have attached the hinge.. used a slot cutter on the router table to mortise the rebate for the hinge… and added a bar and ball chain.. Add a little green felt to a piece of 3 mm ply wood and hey presto a really cool base for the box..And of course… it would not be complete without just one more tease...

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Foot rail for the bar...... #2: Holes and profiles.

11-05-2010 10:17 PM by degoose | 5 comments »

I set up a 40 mm Forstner bit in the drill press and using a sacrificial top and fence drilled the holes through which the 40 mm Dowel will pass.. Then a quick trip around the front edges with a 1/2 roundover bit in the router…Next time I post these brackets will be after they are installed on the bar….

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Built In Closets #4: Brief break for a tool gloat - sometimes good things happen to bad people

11-05-2010 08:11 PM by SPHinTampa | 8 comments »

I am writing this as a separate entry in case people do not like gloats. I am very thankful that I met up with a craftsman in Tampa that was retiring. I saw an ad in Craigslist, by chance, with shop tools for sale. The gentleman had a tablesaw listed at $400. When I called him, he told me it was a 10” Jet Cabinet saw and it was running fine. I begged him not to sell until I had a chance to get down there and look at it. He agreed to wait (8 people called while we were load...

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mahogany chunks

11-05-2010 07:03 PM by wphollar | 5 comments »

i had 6 mahogany chunks for lack of a better description. i was told they were african crotch mahogany from a near by wood working store. i had four of hem milled to 5/4 pieces and 8/4 pieces. i still have two chunks left. they measure roughly 48×15x10. i had thought about selling them but at the same time keeping them for down the road projects. i could use the room in my shop plus the money to buy some new equipment. but at the same time they arent hurting me by keeping them. i...

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Nursery Carousel

11-05-2010 05:28 PM by LarryS | 3 comments »

This gravity-powered carousel is cut from poplar. The base is eight (8) inches in diameter and the horses are approximately four (4) inches wide by four (4) inches high as positioned. A single string passes through four (4) holes in the upper base plate and notches in the top of the center column. An oscillating motion results from rotating the upper base plate a turn or so (the strings wrap around the center column as the plate is rotated, and unwind when the plate is released). ...

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Upcoming projects and designs. #10: Slight adjustment to the parts cabinet design methinks...

11-05-2010 05:00 PM by dbhost | 5 comments »

So this clamshell cabinet design that taunts me oh so often, and loudly too I might add, wanted to be changed a little bit last night. But It IS getting closer to final. As you might recall, in my last installment I am wanting to make some drawer dividers for, and install into my clamshell cabinet 2 Stack On 39 drawer small parts cabinets. But that’s not ALL that is going in this clamshell cab. So I started thinking about what WILL be going into this cabinet. And the list is… ...

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Cajon drum, for my son the drummer boy

11-05-2010 04:55 PM by PaBull | 19 comments »

This is for my son. He was adopted at age 19, came home the year before that. He is the bio-sister of one of our daughters. He had 2nd grade education when he came home. In the morning he works for me at the nursery and in the afternoon and evening my wife home-schools him to get his high-school diploma. It is a tough road for a special needs child to do this at later age. We love him a lot. He will be turning 21 this month. So for his birthday I was thinking about making him a drum. A Caj...

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Acanthus Workshop - Woodworking Class

11-05-2010 04:24 PM by Kerry Drake | 2 comments »

I spent the first weekend in October at the Acanthus Workshop in Pennsylvania taking the Woodworking Fundamentals I class. All in all a great couple days spent with Chuck and Joe, with excellent lunches provided by Chuck’s wife Lorraine. From the Acanthus Web Site: This two day course covers the basic hand tools used in fine furniture making. Students will learn how to determine a good tool from a bad tool, what tools are really necessary for furniture making, how the tools w...

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French Fry Friday #1: November 5, 2010

11-05-2010 03:31 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

I started a theme for each day of the week. Fridays will be “French Fry Friday” and I’ll be talking about some sort of accessories that I build. Why “French Fry Friday”? I always here “would you like fries with that?” Fries are a side item and not part of the main meal. Same thing with the accessories or smaller items that I build. I blog about the big stuff but neglect the smaller stuff. So hear is a chance for often overlooked items to shine. This first one is a bookcase that was part of...

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LJ Interviews #9: SnowyRiver

11-05-2010 02:49 PM by MsDebbieP | 16 comments »

This interview is from the November issue of “CreativeHands Network” Newsletter.SnowyRiver has been a member of LumberJocks since November 2008 1. how did you first get started working with wood? I first began building things with wood when I was very young. Probably around 8 or 9. Although my dad was a weekend do-it-yourselfer and not a carpenter, I would help him build things around the house. Things like yard sheds, fences, a gun cabinet, and yard art. Even though he...

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