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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #5: Rolling along

12-19-2010 08:54 AM by Don | 7 comments »

I didn’t make as much progress as I’d hoped a couple of weeks ago when I posted my last blog but I just started a 2 week break for the holidays and am planning to spend most of it in my shop. With any luck I’ll get these finished before I go back to work. I hate typing and I do a lot of typing at work so I’m mostly going to let the pictures do the talking: I’ve got both both frames glued up, here’s one: One top glued up and ready to cut to size...

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Jayne's Rowboat Rocker #5: Unscrewed

12-19-2010 06:52 AM by captkerk | 4 comments »

I mentioned in the last entry how little I liked the screws in the top cap rail so I took a fellow LJ’s advice and I’m going to ditch the screws and use dowels instead. Problem is that there are marks from the screws so I need to do something to cover them up. I decided to inlay a diamond shape of walnut where the screws were and I will be drilling a hole through that to put in the oak dowel that will ultimately help hold the cap rail to the ribs of the boat. I hope I...

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12-19-2010 06:32 AM by DavidH | 3 comments »


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Rebuilding the Bear #1: Rebuilding 1986 Grizzly 18" Bandsaw

12-19-2010 05:42 AM by Jon McGrath | 3 comments »

Tonight it begins, the journey of my first major tool rebuild. A very dear friend of mine has given me a Grizzly 18” Bandsaw. It was his neighbors who used it for cutting pipe – he got is around 5 years ago from another guy who was a woodworker who had not used the saw for at least 10 years. At this point my new old saw was a purchase – not knowing what the original owner paid, but starting with number 2 owner – $500.00 then on my friends neighbor for $300.00 and a se...

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My new Roubo #3: Laminating the top (part 2)

12-19-2010 03:56 AM by JasonD | 2 comments »

Still hard at work putting the top together. I recently upgraded the blade in my vintage Stanley #7 jointer plane with an IBC Pinnacle blade / chipbreaker. This made a HUGE difference in dimensioning the boards and getting the faces flat for glue ups. I decided to glue it up in 3 sections each 8” wide. Then one final glue up of those 3 sections for a final full width of 24”. The pieces being glued up for the top top are 61”; which will be trimmed to 60” after the en...

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Machinist Toolbox #6: Wet Fit

12-19-2010 12:36 AM by PurpLev | 18 comments »

Yesterday as planned I was able to trim the back panel, and fit the horizontal dividers and top panel so that it all fits together: Knowing the there are a lot of glue surfaces I didn’t want to take the chance of screwing it up (since I wanted to eliminate all metal fasteners …lol) so I did the glue up in stages. First was glueing up the drawer dividers to one another. I used the side of the box and the 2 rails to keep things aligned and in position while I only glued the d...

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Cigar Box Guitar #1: Just starting

12-18-2010 10:52 PM by mpmitche | 0 comments »

Last night while the kids were sleeping, my wife was Christmas partying, and the glue on my try square was drying I got started on a new project. A cigar box guitar. I cut neck from some scrap red oak and planed it to dimensions. I then took a large dado out of it to let the lid close and notched the box to fit the neck. Finally I shaped the back of the neck with some rasps and card scrapers to make it easier on the hands. Next will be to get the head ready and add the machine heads.

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Roubo Try Square #1: Mostly done

12-18-2010 10:46 PM by mpmitche | 11 comments »

I’ve been working on building a Roubo try square that was in an article by Christopher Schwarz. I saw the layout square in the new magazine and it referenced this one. I went ahead and picked up the plans which helped a bunch on a few of the details. Here is the progress so far. The material is cherry, 3/4” handle, 1/4” blade resawn with my diston rip saw. Everything was done with hand tools and all that is left is to make some dowels with my homemade do...

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Wheelchair Woodworking #10: Victorian Workshop from Scratch

12-18-2010 02:44 PM by Jamie Speirs | 21 comments »

Victorian Workshop from Scratch Well have you ever considered what your dream workshop would consist of? Of course we all have.Well four weeks ago my wife (Shirley) shows me a picture of an old Victorian Building. My jaw dropped it was my type of building. I said is that in case we win the Lottery, we laugh but she has that look in her eye (you know the one “I’ve nearly tamed you therefore I can do anything look”. She then suggests that we could go out to lunch at the Holy Bush, a local re...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #198: Making Some Headway

12-18-2010 01:48 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

One of the best things about this time of the year is that everyone is kicking it into high gear and I am seeing so many wonderfully creative projects that people are making to give as gifts. It is so much fun to read the posts and see the pictures of these things. They range from absolutely stunning to absurd. (One of the most clever items I saw here on LJ’s was the ‘Toilet Seat Guitar’. If that doesn’t make someone smile in Christmas morning, nothing will!) I ...

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