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Project Number 2: Factory Cart Coffee Table #1: Getting started...

10-25-2010 02:32 AM by JamieH | 0 comments »

I chose the Factory Cart Coffee Table from the October 2010 Popular Woodworking “I can do that” series as my second woodworking project after the sawhorses. I love the idea/design of the table so it was a no brainer. I ordered the Kreg K3 Master System jig for the pocket holes for the project. I also purchased a 5” Random Orbital Sander as well. I mounted the jig on a 2 foot piece of 3/4” plywood so it would be secure. I cut the pieces for the frame with my circular sa...

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Make some salad tongs

10-25-2010 12:53 AM by Stevinmarin | 16 comments »

Many of you already know that I have a second passion besides woodworking: cooking. I love food. I love to eat food. I love to cook food. Basically, I love everything about food and I never met a food I didn’t like. This project was based upon necessity. Besides soups, I love salads. Dinner salads especially. I had been tossing salads with large spoons for too long; it was time for some proper salad tongs. If you would like to make these, please download my design. Christmas is ri...

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10-25-2010 12:33 AM by knotfree | 16 comments »

I decided to build a better workbench that would be more conducive to the way work. I like to make furniture and cabinets and needed something that would handle clamping case goods, cabinet doors, assembled drawers and all the other assemblies that go into my work. I did a LOT of research on workbench design, read all the books, perused the many websites and eventually decided on a design. The workbench is the Holtzapffel design from Chris Shwarz’ book, with some minor modifications t...

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Tips and Jigs for the Shop #12: Project Table Top........misconceived, but it is a birth defects....(-:

10-24-2010 11:40 PM by Jim Bertelson | 30 comments »

Now tell me why did I build this thing? It should be made of rosewood, and inlayed with ivory and ebony, considering the amount of time I have spent, and the grief it has caused, and sawdust it has generated. I have been at this thing off and on for months. I originally naively started this thing so I could better control routing slots in the oak miter arms I was trying to make for my super sled. After getting well on my way, I of course found a neat article on how to do the slots on...

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Epoxy Paint - Satin Finish?

10-24-2010 10:56 PM by BradJacob | 2 comments »

Ok, so I posted some questions on epoxy paint for hand-plane restoration. I’ve sprayed my first plane bed and wow, the paint is really glossy. I only sprayed one coat, so as it is adhering to the cast-finish of the metal, it creates a really “busy” look with the high gloss. I’m going to spray 3 coats in total in the hopes that it fills in all the cast finish and creates that “plastic” look. But, the important question is – where does one get satin ...

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Tips and Jigs for the Shop #11: I designed, built it, use it..........but WHAT IS IT?

10-24-2010 10:48 PM by Jim Bertelson | 39 comments »

I designed, built it, use it, like it….......but what is it?? I have come to a point where I am finishing off a number of shop fixtures. I was thinking I was like Tolkien with his Lord of the Rings Trilogy…....I have read them all…...and then realized I had a quad…...... What a disappointment…...all the famous hip and iconic people, (maybe that’s the problem, I am not hip or iconic), do…..... TRIOLGIES............... Rats. I even tried to fin...

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Hand tool workbench #2: Starting with the legs

10-24-2010 09:30 PM by brianl | 4 comments »

I changed the overall dimensions of the bench to accommodate a top that is two feet by four feet. My shop is pretty small so I’m trying to make everything more compact. My first task with the new bench was to create the end assemblies. So, I used a German cross cut handsaw ( I ordered from traditional woodworker and got to work. Once I rough-cut the lumber down, I used my new Stanl...

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Hand tool workbench #1: Getting Started

10-24-2010 08:30 PM by brianl | 3 comments »

Due to a change of circumstances in my life, I recently moved from Nashville, Tennessee to Boston, Massachusetts. In the process I lost my garage workshop and gained a very small room in a dingy basement. Due the the space and noise constraints I have decided to try my luck with hand tools instead of the power tools I have relied on in the past. Since my bench was left in Tennessee, I decided that the first thing I needed to build a new workbench. One that was sturdy, solid, hand made, ...

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Live in the shop...Creating bandings for Wood Inlay

10-24-2010 07:44 PM by Bob Simmons | 9 comments »

Today we are creating bandings from scratch. We’ve got some ideas for the wood inlay designs so we are ripping on the table saw, sanding on the drum sander, and gluing. At some point we will cut banding segments on the dedicated miter saw and then gluing some more. Plus we will be doing a bit of video shoots for the next release. Feel free to stop by. visit…The Apprentice and The Journeyman ...........Learn more, Experience more!

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Arcade Cabinet #1: Outer frame

10-24-2010 04:59 PM by kevincwebb | 1 comment »

Completed the outer skeleton for our arcade cabinet. It’s mostly particle board, making it surprisingly light and easy to wheel around. We’ve also templated and cut the control panel. Now we just need to find a ~20” 4:3 LCD monitor so that we can build a shelf and mount with a plexiglass front… Modelled after:

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