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Secret Soss: A simple Soss hinge jig #4: Adding a precision fence: ready to use

09-06-2010 05:57 AM by newTim | 4 comments »

The fence sits underneath the templates and is used to register the jig against the back of the box and securely clamp the jig to the box. The Soss 203 requires a 1/8” space between the back of the hinge and the back of the box. Since the hinge is 1/2”, the centerline of the hinge must be 3/8” from the back. It is important that the fence be square to the template otherwise the hinges, hence the box lid, will be crooked. I cut a piece of 3/4” plywood about the widt...

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09-06-2010 05:44 AM by Cullcutter | 2 comments »

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Extremely Average #244: Claude's Awakening

09-06-2010 05:10 AM by Ecocandle | 2 comments »

Hello All, The story of Claude was discovered with the help of Henry the tiny box. Henry is still hanging out here, until the post office opens on Tuesday. Then he will be off to his new home. I hope you enjoy the story. http://su.pr/2xzTeQ

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First Fruits :)

09-06-2010 02:09 AM by sawblade1 | 5 comments »

Good evening LJ’s what a semi productive week as Thursday I received the go ahead on the Pulpit project and Got a reprieve as I have till next Saturday to have it finished, While not my most profitable piece it is my first as a woodworker so I must try to put my best foot forward as this is for God’s house as well as my reputation as a professional :) Now I can tell the story of how it became that I got this project, The pastor that asked me to do build it was a minister at our ch...

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Maloof Rocker - Padauk #5: Getting started again (legs and seat complete)

09-06-2010 01:57 AM by yellowtruck75 | 4 comments »

So I decided to continue the work on my Padauk rocker. I was going to shelf it for a few weeks but the new plans that I ordered (children’s Maloof rocker) didn’t show up so I needed something to do over the long holiday weekend. I completed the legs and the seat. Here is the first dry fitting of the legs, completed the transition cuts after this picture My helper Jack Tomorrow I hope to attach the arm blocks to the back legs, cut angle on legs, & glue front ...

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Rosewood Bowl "dalbergia sissoo" 34" diameter x 9" deep

09-06-2010 01:30 AM by lignosis101 | 1 comment »

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Almost Done With The Base

09-05-2010 11:27 PM by Clay Ortiz | 3 comments »

The other day I got a call from a buddy of mine named Von Hatcher. Von used to sell framing lumber back when I framed houses. Anyway, he said he went to work for Suawnee Lumber and that I should come check it out. I had some time Friday so I did. While I was there drooling over all that lumber, I got to talking to another customer there. It turned out he was a fellow lumber jock and was following this blog!! I thought that was really cool! Hopefully, my new buddy Ryan and I can get together a...

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I closed my eyes, held my nose, and jumped in with both feet

09-05-2010 11:03 PM by BigTiny | 6 comments »

Greetings all. Well, I took the plunge and entered my name in the Sawdust Chronicles challenge. Now all I have to do is come up with an idea, design an entry, build the darn thing, write about the inspiration and the build, take pictures, etc etc etc… What have I done? ;) Wish me luck. (I’m gonna need it)

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Segmented Wood Turning...Staves and Vertical Spacers #1: Let's Build a Fruit Bowl

09-05-2010 07:53 PM by Bob Simmons | 5 comments »

This unique woodworking project is part of the Let’s Build Series. For this intriguing, woodworking video tutorial we are once again in the woodworking shop creating a custom wood turning, a fruit bowl for the breakfast room table. The wood we are using is light walnut for the 12 staves, dark walnut for the 12 vertical spacers, and ribboned mahogany for the base. The challenge we face is gluing all 24 segments at one time. For this project we need to be dead-on accurate and focuse...

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SPIRAL DESIGN #5: A new wood contrast... Narra to Eucalyptus

09-05-2010 02:23 PM by BertFlores58 | 6 comments »

I recently found an old name stand (the one in the office where the name of the person and position is carved and put on his table for easy identification). A eucalyptus but very tight grain. What I like is the color. It is a pale yellow and will be a very nice contrast with red Narra. I was planning to use a pine tree specie for the white or yellow color but it is too soft and I don’t want to combine it with all those hardwood. I had already spent a long and tedious work on this an...

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