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The Building Continues!!!

04-30-2009 02:15 PM by buckfill | 4 comments »

Hi everyone! I have continued to build my first Cedar Strip Canoe. So far it has not been too bad. I am really enjoying it. I have completed all the stripping and most of the outside sanding. I am ready to epoxy on the outer stems. Then I will have to do some fime sanding and fibre glass the outside. This is a really great project. I am not sure if I told you or not but this canoe is for a buddy of mine. He is paying for the materials and I am giving him free labor. He really wanted a c...

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How to make just one more board?

04-30-2009 12:57 PM by degoose | 29 comments »

To start I make a full size drawing of the board to see how it will look.Make an endgrain blank in dark timberMake an endgrain blank in light timberGlue and clamp.Plane or sand flat and level.Join both blanks with double sided tape and mark out the curves and cut on the banksawDetach from tape and alternate light and dark.. insert a string of PH and SA glue and clamp.Plane or sand flat and level and repeat the marking cutting , alternating the cut parts,stringing and glueing and clamping.As y...

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Load of birch lumber

04-30-2009 09:23 AM by mart | 2 comments »

I got a good load of logs back from the mill today. I posted a blog about using a parbuckle to load logs; and this is the end product of those efforts. I had quite a bit of it cut at 8/4×4, some at 8/4×6, some at 12/4×12/4 for table legs, and the rest in 4/4. The 8/4×4 will end up as a bench top for my work bench, the rest will be for various upcoming projects. I am toying with the idea of building a small kiln based on the plans...

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Crafts Shows R Us #11: Rain, rain, go away

04-30-2009 07:21 AM by closetguy | 1 comment »

I’ve had a few emails lately from LJs asking why I have been suspiciously quiet for the last few months. I just didn’t have anything to write about. I use to say that everything I know I learned in kindergarten. However, I just recently learned an important lesson. Craft shows suck when it’s cold, rainy, or both. March is maybe too early for outdoor shows here in Atlanta. I have so far participated in three shows. The first one, the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival, is the first big s...

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Cutting board project! #4: Did more work on the cutting board today and finish it!

04-30-2009 02:36 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 10 comments »

Here is some more progress pictures! !

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Affordable dust collection for small shops and optimization tips for large systems

04-30-2009 01:43 AM by Frankie Talarico Jr. | 1 comment »

This article explains tips of how to create an affordable dust collection system in your small shop. It also covers Tips on how to optimize your existing systems. Dust collection tips

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Wards Powr Kraft 10" Radial Arm Saw TPC-2610A #1: Need advice

04-29-2009 09:08 PM by DLSON | 9 comments »

I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool. Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.

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Boat Bed #3: Bow footboard Toy box

04-29-2009 01:47 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

I worked on the bow of the boat bed. This is a design that I came up with. You may have seen them with drawers in the bow, but I find those not very practical. Because of the shape the drawers must be a triangle shaped. Because of that they can’t hold much stuff. My design has been to use it as a toy box. I first cut the shape of the bottom. I now have templates. The top is the same shape but with a cutout, to make a face frame of sorts. I attach both of them to a back board using p...

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Murphy Bed #13: Lacquer applied - first coats

04-29-2009 12:42 PM by Gene47 | 7 comments »

After a couple of days of getting my nerve up to tackle the spraying of lacquer I made the plunge today. I am using ML Campbell’s Pre-Cat Lacquer with a Wagner HVLP Conversion Spray Gun. I did a little practice on a large piece of cardboard and then some more on the inside of the bed frame that will never be seen by anyone. After some tinkering with the controls I finally got a pretty nice pattern. I then sprayed the outer case, headboard, and header with one coat on each side....

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Going Natural #2: Finishing the project

04-29-2009 04:32 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 4 comments »

Once I have the natural edge vessel turned and sanded to my satisfaction I apply finish while it is still on the lathe. When the finish is completely dry it is time to take the piece off the lathe and finish the base. I use a very simple jam chuck set up to hold the vessel in place. There is nothing fancy about the jam chuck – a piece of hard maple turned into a cylinder with a rounded nose. I attached a piece of bubble wrap to the nose with a rubber band – simple but e...

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