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A Disastrous Day for a Drawer

09-24-2010 10:56 PM by Ed Pirnik | 7 comments »

Oh the horror! Here in my cube at work, I’ve been storing one of my latest projects – a little cherry cabinet with a single small drawer in the very bottom of it. The drawer – like the cabinet itself – is dovetailed. Last night as the hour-hand on my watch hit “five,” I picked up the cabinet (which still hasn’t had its door mounted) to take it into the shop and get to work on a couple of finishing touches. Forgetting about the little drawer and...

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Kerfmate for SawStop owners

09-24-2010 10:51 PM by swirt | 14 comments »

Sometimes when Friday arrives, your mind can’t help but start cutting outside the lines a bit.Like wondering if with the recent wave of KerfMaker spin-offs on LumberJocks, Sawstop owners will realize they don’t really need a kerfmaker. Just gauge the board between your fingers, then saw out the waste until you feel a little pinch and the saw stops. Then reset it (and replace the blade and cartridge) and continue in the other direction. Or wondering if the Veritas Catalog arrives in...

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Humidor is almost done

09-24-2010 09:45 PM by mkrok | 1 comment »

I have been working on a humidor now for quite some time. The construction took about 2 weeks and I just sprayed the final coat of laquer on it about 5 minutes ago. The humidor is a birthday present for my father in-law, Big Al. I showed it to him on his birthday which was 9/10/2010, he is 80 years old. I’m actually very happy with how this piece came out. Here is a picture of it in my home made finishing booth. It’s a cardboard box. I alos included a picture here of ...

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Table Saw Cabinet Project #4: Lifting Mechanism Concept Complete

09-24-2010 09:15 PM by Siegel_KenEvil | 3 comments »

I’m pretty happy with this. A few details are missing. As shown, the handle that lowers the casters can also be used to pull the cabinet around. I need to add a lock so I can also push on the handle without the casters retracting. The middle casters are rigid and the outer ones are swivel. The weight of the cabinet will mostly be on the pipe which will somewhat act as a spring for uneven floors.

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Let's Build a Jewelry Box #2: Let's Build a Jewelry Box from Koa wood veneer...Part 3

09-24-2010 07:38 PM by Bob Simmons | 9 comments »

”Dreams are made possible if you try.” …Terry Fox This episode is part of the Let's Build Series Woodworking Tips and Techniques: 1.) Using blue adhesive tape to aid the gluing process.2.) Using Ulmia spring clamps for assembly and fitting of miter joints.3.) Cutting perfect miter joints on the table saw using the Dedicated Miter Sled. In Part 3 we are back in the woodworking shop as we continue our build of the Koa wood veneer jewelry box. We have previously fit the comp...

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Happy Autumnal Equinox

09-24-2010 05:40 PM by EPJartisan | 2 comments »

Watching the moon rise a few days ago, was one event that will last with me forever. My studio is on the third and top floor of one the tallest building in the whole Industrial corridor from Lake Michigan to the Western horizon.. and large windows to enjoy both views. So while working on my latest project, I looked around 7pm and found the largest full moon I have seen in a long time, but I was casting shadows from the West… turning was the most amazing sunsets I have seen in a while. I...

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Platform Bed #1: Inspiration and Requirements

09-24-2010 05:40 PM by R.A. Ray | 2 comments »

Soon I’ll be delving into the design of my next project, a queen-size platform bed for my wife and myself to share. These first two images are the best examples of the overall look I’ll be going for. I love the low set of these beds coupled with the overhang of the platform. They have a cleanliness of line that lends a lot of elegance to a simple structure and allows the material to be the star. The built-in side tables are a must for achieving this look. We don’t...

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Victorian Skater Pond Scene #6: Anna and Jacqueline

09-24-2010 01:50 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Anna and Jacqueline are sisters. Although they sometimes quarrel, they are truly best friends. Anna, the eldest of the two is quite a tomboy. She loves to run and climb and play sports. Her mother bought her a wonderful woolen plaid coat in hopes of encouraging her to act more like a ‘lady’, but Anna sees it more of a nuisance. Why does she have to be a girl anyway? Jacqueline, on the other hand, loves being a girl. Her favorite playthings are her soft, cuddly teddy bear...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #113: Random Thoughts on Groups and Stuff

09-24-2010 12:42 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 1 comment »

And so ends another week. . . Is it me, or did this one really go by fast? It must mean that I was too busy to notice. I think back to Monday when I sent out that package with the projects for the magazine and it seems like weeks ago. I did accomplish a lot this week though and I am happy that for the most part things got done. I had lunch with a couple of friends of mine that I used to see every week at the painting group I belonged to in Bear River. It was hard to believe that I ha...

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sawdust chronicles challenge #5: I'll try anything once

09-24-2010 09:50 AM by BigTiny | 10 comments »

Greetings all. In an attempt to get the brilliant colors I want for my Sawdust Chronicles challenge build, I’ve been trying various methods of coloring wood. One of the more unorthodox ways I’ve tried worked better than I thought it would. Quite a bit better to be precise. Believe it or not, I tried Rit cloth dye! Mixed it a little stronger than the directions called for (1 1/2 cups of water per package instead of 2) and tested on some small pieces of maple veneer. Best ...

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