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Intellectual property, my @#$%! What you think?

01-10-2011 09:19 PM by Div | 24 comments »

More than a year ago, I finished a lot of site specific commission work for a client. Stuff like a kitchen, flooring, wall paneling, bedroom and bathroom cabinets, staircase etc. The client was rather specific in what he wanted. He selected wood combinations, I was provided photos (downloaded from the Internet) showing specific design elements, the client made conceptual sketches. The final aesthetic design of all these units was collaboration between us. I made dimensioned drawings and su...

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The Art of Wood #4: Why Wood?

01-10-2011 09:13 PM by Rogue | 0 comments »

I like wood because you can put stuff in it. I don’t mean you can make a box and fill it with things. That’s not the kind of stuff I’m talking about. I mean the sort of stuff that makes us willing to change the worst baby diaper or ride your bike 50 miles a day out in the cold to train for a race. The stuff that makes you satisfied and at peace when you come home after a hard day’s work. Even though your body aches, your heart is well and warm. It’s more th...

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Restoring Hand Planes.. My methods #3: Re-painting the plane body

01-10-2011 07:57 PM by Dan | 5 comments »

Its been a little bit since I have added to this series but I have been very busy as of late. This blog will focus on re-painting the plane body and frog. This is one thing that I usually skip over when restoring planes. Most of the planes I have restored still had pretty decent japanning and showed only minor chipping and wear. That is fine with me, especially if I am going to be using them. However I have restored planes where the japanning was so damaged that I felt they needed a new pa...

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #13: Wouldn't you know it!

01-10-2011 07:29 PM by cmckerliesr | 4 comments »

Well wouldn’t you know it! Here I finally start insulating the can, and snow breaks out!Yes, that right! I finally got around to installing insulation in the can and low and behold snow breaks out! Maybe it’s a sign. A guy who works in a can is not meant to add some comforts. May be the can is meant to be cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Well! I am sorry but I don’t care! It is my damn can, and I will insulate regardless of anyone or anything thinks! Was th...

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Torque Work Centre #5: More Torque!

01-10-2011 06:36 PM by Kent Shepherd | 15 comments »

Try this on a drill press!My son has been building himself a workbench with an incredible 3” thick, 40” x 90” top.He asked me how in the world could he drill the dog holes accurately. How about the Torque work center.As he was drilling the holes, he commented——————”I want one” Doesn’t everyone? Thanks for looking,Kent

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Review: E.C. Emmerich Dovetail Plane

01-10-2011 03:32 PM by TheGravedigger | 2 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “Review: E.C. Emmerich Dovetail Plane”. A specialty tool that’s still useful in the machine age. Check it out!

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #221: Busy as a Bee!

01-10-2011 02:56 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

There are some days when I just absolutely love my job. Yesterday was one of those days. It reminded me why I fight so hard on those not-so-good days to keep this job and keep doing what I am doing. Funny thing was, it wasn’t that much different from most days I have. I printed out some orders that have to go out in the mail today, answered some questions from customers, laid out and cut out my newest project, made a good dinner, and I even took my walk in the evening. We have ta...

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Bevel gauge from a hack saw blade DIY blog

01-10-2011 10:31 AM by mafe | 16 comments »

Bevel gauge from a hack saw blade DIY Boat builder’s small gauge. Some of you probably saw my little brass bevel gauge, after finishing this, I was searching the web and stumbled over a sweet little DIY bevel gauge made from a old hack saw blade, so I had to make me one just for the fun of it. It’s fast to make, simple and cost almost nothing. This is how it will look. So you start out with an old hack saw blade (or a new…) Break it in half, or cut to desire...

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Walnut Sofa Table #1: The Design

01-10-2011 10:00 AM by Thomas Keefe | 0 comments »

I was recently contracted by my wife to design and build a sofa table for our den. This describes the design of the table. As I receive no monetary remuneration for this contract and I live in the house too, I have some design input. However, I was limited to some constraints: (1) Dimensions must be roughly 6’ long and no more than 12” wide; (2) Simple design; and (3) Moderate cost. My goals were to please my customer and try out a new beading plane I recently bought (an old Stanl...

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How to Build a Sofa/Couch #6: Seat cushions and the home stretch

01-10-2011 08:34 AM by dakremer | 9 comments »

Sorry it’s been a while for people following this blog. The sofa is ALMOST done. I just sewed the seat cushions. First time doing this ever. The first one turned out pretty poorly, but my second one turned out great I think. I will probably redo the first one. The only thing left to do is sew the back cushions (right now there are just bed pillows there – which is surprisingly comfortable). I also have to fabric the bottom and finish it off to keep the dust out of the inside...

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