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The Wine Rack #1: The horse has been led to water...

04-01-2010 10:55 PM by Todd Clare | 1 comment »

I’ve been wanting to “do” woodworking all my life. Even as a little kid, I remember watching the New Yankee Workshop and The Woodwright Shop. Something about the combination of creativity and the exact tolerances and the remarkable potential to continue to learn was a big draw for me. I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’m ready. Got a basement with a good collection of tools. I’ve read a lot and watched a lot of shows… I’ve actual...

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Day Bed #3: More Parts

04-01-2010 10:22 PM by Kent Shepherd | 5 comments »

It’s been a while since I posted anything on the day bed I built for my grandaughter. I kinda got sidetracked with other things. Thought I would share some more of the parts used in the bed. This is how I did the routing on the legs. The legs themselves are self-explanatory. Basically, I glued up two pieces to create the thickness I needed. Of course, thicker lumber would obviously work, but I already had 3/4” stock, so it made more sense to use it. Sometimes you can do the glue-u...

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Black and White Dots inc. Basic Mitred Box

04-01-2010 07:39 PM by BritBoxmaker | 23 comments »

This is an earlier project of mine that also neatly shows one of the simpler box making techniques I use, that of the mitred box with drop-on lid. First we see the basic components: On the left are the four sides, each with a 3mm slot routed in near the bottom to hold the base. The base is bottom right and is two layers of 1.5mm birch aeroply. The top is the last piece, top right. This particular one is a three layer sandwich; 3mm design, 3mm ply and 3mm maple (this bottom 3mm will loc...

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The process of designing #1

04-01-2010 06:12 PM by UdayDeshpande | 1 comment »

Thanks everyone for the great response and advise. I agree that LumberJocks is very addictive. So I decided to concentrate on detailed designing of the Wall unit. Being a newbie to cabinet making several basic problems came to my mind and of-course LJ is the place where I found the solutions to them in the last two days. Now as I proceed here is the corner of the wall in front of me with a concrete pillar sticking out. I am planning to construct the cabinet corner with same profile ...

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1st Pen/ Need Help Identifying Wood

04-01-2010 05:45 PM by Charlie_Wintercoats | 17 comments »

I made this pen from wood scraps I got from a cabinet shop. I am making the pen for my brother and would like to tell him accurately what kind of wood it is. Any help will be appreciated. Now I have to assemble pen tonight.

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Ottoman Project #2: Part II

04-01-2010 05:20 PM by Troy | 1 comment »

The project is pretty much done for my part at least. The owner is finishing it himself in order to color match it to his chair. Great project, I always enjoy traditional work. http://birchhillwoodcrafts.com/ottoman-project-part-ii/

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My Hand Tool Journey #7: Making It Pretty

04-01-2010 04:27 PM by Kent Shepherd | 18 comments »

When I received my “new” plane from David, aka patron, I couldn’t wait to get started on the tune up. Of course the first step was to take it apart. That proved to be a chore. The blade was very rusted, as you would expect from any old plane. That, coupled with the old finish, made everything rather stuck. I was being very cautious since I sure didn’t want to damage any part, especially the wedge. After much “gentle” tapping, it finally broke loose.I then b...

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Lap Easel #1: New start - Challenging myself a little.

04-01-2010 04:23 PM by David Craig | 3 comments »

Awhile back, I was experimenting with designs for a type of lap easel for my Mom. Mom had hurt herself at work awhile back and she has difficulty doing a lot of walking. So she was looking into a hobby that she could do while stretched out or sitting on a recliner. She recently developed an interest in drawing so I thought a lap easel would be just the thing for her. Now I could have just went to the store and shelled the 20 bucks for one but, no…, I had to be a woodworker and do it ...

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"Carving Acanthus Leaves into, Lathed Fluted Columns"

04-01-2010 03:44 PM by Dennis Zongker | 37 comments »

There are 8 fluted columns to this bedroom set. The columns were turned on our “Legacy” Ornamental Milling Machine, by one of our shop craftsman, Dennis Nygard. I’m carving the 64 acanthus leaf’s by hand with “Pfeil” carving knifes and a small brass mallet. It’s easer to cut the solid cherry by lightly taping with a small mallet. Each leaf takes about 3 hours per leaf. Plus set up time and drawing time, which takes about 2 hours. So, each spindl...

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Sunshine Yacht Tender Model #3: Lofting Pt. 2

04-01-2010 02:46 PM by kharder | 1 comment »

I bought some 1/4” x 1/16” x 24” basswood strips to use as batons and continued with the lofting. I’ts about like doing the full size lofting with 3/8” planks and crayons, but it’s a good start. I started with the sheer line in both profile and plan view to get a sense of the shape. I also lofted the keel and keelson. And then the stem. And finally the deadwood. The upper waterlines all turned into a bit of a mess because they are so clos...

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