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Timber and Working with Wood Show 2009

05-22-2009 03:24 PM by Woodfix | 4 comments »

Tomorrow I am off to the 2009 Timber and Working with Wood Expo in Brisbane. This will be my second year. Last year I was a little lost amongst the technical and wood exhibits. I think this year I will be a little bit more at home. I am hoping to catch some of the demonstration and maybe even try out some equipment. I am going to take a notebook to keep a track of my observations. Specifically, I am hoping to get some serious low down on Thickness Planners. At this point, my workshop...

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Finished the Research and Making a WorkBench! #3: CLICK.... HUMMM ..... THUNK!

05-22-2009 08:31 AM by RichClark | 3 comments »

Interesting thing happened today ( took off work today, and Friday (oh its Friday!) and Was ripping more SYP for the table top and Fired up the TS and Literally it was CLICK…. HUMMM…. THUNK! Seems the “set allen screw” for the Motor pulley was not super perfectly tight! So the Click was turning the TS on… and It hummed for a few seconds and the blade came up to speed..and then I Was positioning the Board I was going to RIP and It JUMPED and Thunked!... ...

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Finished the Research and Making a WorkBench! #2: WE Got Legs.....

05-22-2009 05:54 AM by RichClark | 5 comments »

OK If you look at the cut list from the first post those 2×12x12’ are sliced up into a bunch of 33” long chunks and ripped in half and then again into 5 1/4” (for slop) The Tenon is achieved by tacking a block of Plywood (mine is 2 1/2”) wide at the Ends of two of the inner boards in the stack your going to glue up. I then Set up a stop in my miter Guage and choped 2 1/2 Off the outboard pieces and glued and clamped them… This is the setup before glue...

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Bread box #2: making door and drawer front

05-22-2009 05:30 AM by JuniorJoiner | 3 comments »

I have been away from my shop quite a bit lately. and when i finally did stagger home, I wasted a few days with an inner ear infection/hangover.lol.so now, i’m short on time to get this project out of my shop, as i have a fishing trip coming up(15 hour flight to go teach my 9 year old the finer points of catching Atlantic salmon for 3 weeks). My original intention had been to carve a wheat sheaf into a plain panel for the door. when i did, I didn’t like anything about it, and w...

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Shaker Wall Clock #1: Progress So Far...

05-22-2009 05:17 AM by thiel | 4 comments »

I’ve been chipping away at this an hour or two at a time. I’m almost finished with this Shaker Wall Clock (a la Norm) in Peruvian Walnut. I’m going to design the face myself (and that’s just about the last thing I have to do!) Planned to use hidden hinges and magnets to close the doors. How do you all think I should finish this? Danish oil? —David

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My workshop #1: Building it

05-22-2009 04:57 AM by jrecord | 12 comments »

So, I am having a 20×24’ workshop (with 10’ walls) built by Tuff Shed in my backyard. First I needed a slab. So, the concrete guy dug, put in the forms, and the rebar. Then they poured the slab. A week later Tuff Shed showed up at 7:30 in the morning and started putting up the workshop. First they erected the prebuilt walls. Then they put up the roof trusses. And the roof. At 4:30 that afternoon they were done! Here is the interior. And painted to match t...

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Projects Within Projects

05-22-2009 04:28 AM by littlecope | 2 comments »

Sometimes, the means to produce a part of a project are nearly as interesting as the project itself! I’m building another box (Shock!! Surprise!!), similar to the “Quiet Little Oak Box” only larger. I again needed to cut some skewed tenons.I didn’t want to do it the same way as last time. Not that it didn’t work, but I wanted more control and accuracy. Also, this time was not a change of mind, where I could use the first, straight tenons as a handy guide for sawi...

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Knitting box #4: Drawer Dovetails

05-22-2009 04:12 AM by Luke | 0 comments »

Cutting the Dovetail pins. This curly maple is so much softer than the zebrawood. phew Chiseling the pins. I like to use the chisel the whole way. I used to get out the coping saw and cut off most of the tail clearing but it’s way faster to just take them out with the chisel as you go along. It took me about 40 minutes to cut and chisel the tails which is about 16 tail recesses total. There are some great links on youtube for cutting them by hand.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u...

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Finished the Research and Making a WorkBench! #1: The plan

05-22-2009 03:42 AM by RichClark | 4 comments »

I cant Plane a Dang thing on my “assembly” table to slippy and no place to clamp anything. So I got MAD (as I usually do) and Used this as an excuse to build a Workbench! I did allot of reading and research and I bought this wonderful book – Its By Christopher Schwarz and called “Workbenches from Design & Theory to Construction and use” I Picked the “Last” one in the Construction and use part but Modified it a bit for what I wanted it to ...

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391challenge pen #2: cut, drilled and tubes glued in!

05-22-2009 01:49 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 5 comments »

This morning I inspected the 391 challenge cherry burl blanks. After taking the duct tape off of the piece that had gnarly voids it appeared that the turquoise inlace material had filled all the gaps and was hard as a rock. I am going to turn a modified slimline pen and had to drill 7 mm holes for the brass tubes. My pen vise will not work on these blanks as they are odd shaped and I want to get a hole that is close to center. A home made jig worked perfect to drill both bla...

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