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Cherry Frames #1: After 1 Application of Danish Oil

09-07-2010 03:56 AM by Biscuit | 0 comments »

Here’s a little peak at my first real woodworking project: three matching cherry frames with walnut splines for my credentials. After four years at my current job I figured it was about time to personalize my office a bit. I started with a few boards of 4/4 rough cherry that I purchased from a small hardwood dealer in the area and some walnut cutoffs that he had lying around. After planing down the lumber I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t perfectly clear, but after w...

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Workbench #4: Dry Fitting the Base

09-07-2010 03:37 AM by Clay Ortiz | 7 comments »

I know I said it would be a while but I just can’t stay away. My wife says I am obsessed and she is getting jealous. I have got to get this thing done before she kicks me out! I had to work today and didn’t think I would get a chance to get to do anything in the shop but luckily I did. I fitted half of the tenons for the stretchers yesterday so I was really itching to finish. The first thing I did was hit the water stones. Man, that pecan is rough on your tools. I am going to have...

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Back in the shop and making sawdust, buying tools!! Fun stuff

09-07-2010 03:27 AM by Cato | 1 comment »

So been a long hot summer and really haven’t been in the shop much since June when I built a mantel. Yardwork, vacation, stuff, but mainly just not feeling it calling until the past couple of weeks the weather has started changing and I found myself wanting to get back into it. So building a new worktable with 2×6 dimensional lumber base and an ash top. Got a Delta T2 fence to mount on the table saw to replace the OEM one. Took up Woodcraft on their free shipping recent...

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Picture Frames #1: its a start

09-07-2010 03:15 AM by Camper | 0 comments »

I had asked about a recommendation for what wood to use for these picture frames in another post . Finally got some walnut and started it this weekend. Started out with 2 3-4”-8’ boards from which I cut out 3 36” long pieces. I need to make 3 frames which are 12”x18” and around 1.5” wide. Figuring 12” was too short to plane, I decided 36” would be manageable size and each piece would give me one frame when I cut the ends with snipe off. Since...

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Morris Chair Project! #15: Got good results with the stain!

09-07-2010 02:57 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 18 comments »

I got good results with the stain today!

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Holtzapffel Workbench #1: My First Mortise

09-07-2010 02:08 AM by jcontract | 6 comments »

I’ll classify today as the first day of building the base for my bench. Beginning this weekend I tried a practice mortise, since I’ve never tried this before. I have to say that I find mortise and tenons a bit intimidating. I’ve seen the demonstrations of the pros, and how they fly through then with just a chisel, and thy’re perfect within a few minutes. Even the article I’m using to guide me through this one says, drill and chsile mortises are a little slow goi...

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Ghosts of Christmas Future #3: Jam Chuckin' my way to the Christmas Tree.

09-07-2010 01:30 AM by scottb | 3 comments »

We woodworkers are a thrifty, if not funny bunch. Small bits of hardwood, no matter how small or seemingly useless, just don’t make it to the scrap bin or the burn pile. I had these two small pieces of mesquite – barely an inch and a half across by half an inch thick. Not really good for much, but the grain was so nice, I had to think of something… and think I did. Well, not think so much, as have an idea hit me when I wasn’t looking for one. (That’s how you ...

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LumberJocks I have met... #3: Bob...#3

09-07-2010 01:14 AM by degoose | 6 comments »

I met up with new LJer Bob… sorry I did not get your online name…at the Canberra Timber and Working With Wood Show last weekend…He told me he had been following my blogs and it was great to catch up with him and chat about some of the things that have been posted on LJs and show him some of my work closeup…A quick photo opportunity…He particularly liked the curved weave I made a while back and keep for display.

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Timber Shows... #2: Some of the Work Displayed.

09-07-2010 01:07 AM by degoose | 9 comments »

Here are a few shots of some of the work that was displayed at the Canberra Timber and Working with Wood Show…

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Timber Shows... #1: Starting at the beginning.

09-07-2010 01:00 AM by degoose | 3 comments »

They tell me that the best place to start is the beginning… so that is where I will start…I have been going to Timber and Working with Wood shows for many years but only in the last 12 months have I been fortunate enough to be part of the exhibitors side of these Shows… I got to go to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and now Canberra… There is a lot of organising to do to get to one of these shows… it is not just getting up early and catching a plane…doing ...

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