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Spray Booth Design Requirements #1: Exhausting (the purpose of a spray booth) attracts unfiltered air

10-05-2009 08:14 PM by CatiaMan | 1 comment »

Hello everyone, I know there is much talk on this subject but I have not seen anything related to establishing proper design requirements of a spray booth so here goes. As you can see in one of my projects I built a spray booth (concept 1) based on a simple design requirment, to exhaust the overspray so that the finish improves, and to that end it worked. However, now that I am thinking about this in more depth, the process of exhausting the overspray also pulls fresh air in, air that may ...

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18th Century Campaign Table

10-05-2009 06:22 PM by Rev. Jim Paulson | 4 comments »

Hi. I was asked to make a campaign table for an 18th century re-enactor and I will be finishing it soon. I made this project out of cherry and used birch plywood for the top. The plywood top was edged with cherry and I attached it with hide glue and cut nails. I turned the legs from 2 1/2 ” square stock and after much searching found this leg profile to be appropriate for a campaign style table. The legs and short aprons are attached with mortise and tenon joints. I added lon...

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A journey into the workshop. #16: Being there for one of my best friends... I NEED TO VENT. NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!!!

10-05-2009 05:22 PM by dbhost | 18 comments »

I sat in my shop, more or less leaning on the bench, kind of staring at the mess, and the equipment, not really getting anything done… I had just gotten off the phone with one of my best friends from high school. The guy that was the best man at my wedding, and has been there for me through thick and thin… And I’d like to think I have been likewise… But the news last night was a bit much to take. I am pretty sure I sounded like a fool on the phone, but what can you ...

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Murphy wall bed Build - Finished

10-05-2009 03:54 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

Got the two beds and the bookcase built in record time, two days. It help that the customer will apply the finish. I finished them up on Saturday just before time to go home. Until I can post the project, here is a link to the videos and building pictures (click here). (at the bottom of the page) For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at or See what we are doing live: <div></div>

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Reclaimed wood score: old mahogany

10-05-2009 02:58 PM by AaronK | 10 comments »

Got this pile of lumber at a yard sale for $20. actually i forgot (!) to pick up 4 of the longest, cleanest boards, which i’ll do tonight. it’s old mahogany trim that was ripped out of an Eagles club. lots of paint and nails on it. by mass about half of it is more usable ~3/4” stock that is about 6’x5”. the other half is thinner angled trim – presumably from door frames. it’s going to require a lot of work – and this is my first time usi...

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30 projects in 30 days #14: round III... TBD

10-05-2009 02:56 PM by scottb | 5 comments »

So, of late I’ve been wondering if I should start gearing up for another 30 days challenge in November. Prep some stock, glue ups and make lists of ideas (which makes the most sense). or rather be lazy and enjoy the nice fall weather, and just wing it come November. Well the fates have answered in the form of getting an offer on our house! Closing date mid month. Yay, we get to move! Crap we have to move. Needless to say I have a whole new set of challenges and logistics, not only...

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Arched Bed #8: The Outside Arch Frame

10-05-2009 06:08 AM by newTim | 3 comments »

Like a circle in a spiral, a wheel in a wheel… and so it goes. Here’s another chance to practice the plumb cut on an arch. I start by assembling the inner arch with no glue, just tennons and pocket screws to hold it together. Then I mounted the parts of the outside arch to mark the center and endlines and make sure everything is lined up. After cutting the bottom (straight) piece to length I butt it up against the sawblade and clamp it to the sled. I then pl...

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Prototypes #6: Is that your natural color?

10-05-2009 05:03 AM by darryl | 5 comments »

well here it is, my first attempt at a dye job. As you can see, the dying process mostly worked, but not 100%. I’m not really sure I like the color selection anyway, but it would have been better if each piece of dyed maple had dyed completely. I wonder now if using a pressure pot is the only way to ensure that each piece gets 100% color saturation… time and testing will tell I suppose. here’s a detail shot of the piece. Any feedback, suggestions & insights woul...

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Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #18: Disassembling the motor to replace the bearings.

10-05-2009 04:53 AM by Bothus | 3 comments »

I cheated a little on the Honey Do list and started on the motor. Motoring. No need to film that. It’s a short one. Take care guys, Bothus

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If one writes a song can one post it here? #3: a ways to go

10-05-2009 02:47 AM by EzJack | 5 comments »

will you light me a candle tonightone that will glow on my path hometake my heart into your armsback to you is all I longno man knows which way a woman will gohe does not have a clue oh the angellooking down from abovedown on me saved my life a few timesI’m not saying it is onethat I see will you ignite me a star in heavenone that will lead me from the darknessguide my soul I pray on to youI will work hard to do the restno God knows which way a man will gohe doesn’t have a c...

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