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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #93: Time To Batten Down the Hatches

09-04-2010 12:48 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

I am going to be typing fast today. I was awaken this morning, not by the distant call of the rooster, but by the persistent pounding of the wind and the rain announcing hurricane Earl at my door. I had some great news to talk about, but I may save it for tomorrow. I want to keep things short today (If there is such a thing where I am concerned!). The storm should be with us most of the day, and already the winds are picking up. It seems ironic because it was another night of stagnan...

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Jigs etc. #2: The old 60°

09-04-2010 12:38 PM by BritBoxmaker | 11 comments »

Some of you have been wondering how I finish pieces to exactly 60° for my Impossible series. Basically I cut them to 60° on the tablesaw, a little oversize (experiment) and then finish sand them on the drum sander using this Jig. It works equally well on a planer/thicknesser. Fairly simple to make. You take a rectangular section of timber (lumber). Shorter in thickness than the width of the piece you are planing/sanding. Set your tablesaw blade to precisely 60°. I use a vernier pro...

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Super Duper Sled #1: The Sketchup Plans

09-04-2010 08:25 AM by AttainableApex | 11 comments »

Well here is my latest sled design. This sled is a combination of many sleds that i have seen in the past. One sled that really influenced it, is the super sled by john nixon at eagle lake woodworking. I like the t track on the sled part (the sheet part) but i am going to use real t track. I also liked the t track on top of the fence, which i incorporated, but it stops there. This sled should be able to do just about everything. You can cut 45’s ( blade tilting at 45 deg ) and every o...

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Extremely Average #242: My First Commission

09-04-2010 04:49 AM by Ecocandle | 10 comments »

Hello All, Yesterday I was asked to build a tiny box. This is fortunate, because I only know how to do one thing…build tiny boxes. The request, from a reader, was to build a box similar to my first successful tiny walnut box. It is interesting to note that the entire conversation took place on Twitter. He asked me if I planned to build any more like the first one, because it was his favorite. I said I would build him one, and the deal was done. I have been having trouble slee...

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Meeting PurpLev

09-04-2010 03:51 AM by Mark Colan | 4 comments »

The other day I asked about the best way to make cauls to glue up two facing panels of MDF. PurpLev (on this board) lives about 3 miles from me, and invited me over, for a lesson in planes (which I thought I needed to make cauls), a discussion of milling tools, and discussing ways to make cauls. I’ve decided the safest way is by way of a sled with clamps to cut on an angle. The only reason I know PurpLev is because he commented on my posts, and when I checked him out, I saw that he...

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Stanley Low Angle Block Planes

09-04-2010 03:43 AM by Geedubs | 9 comments »

I am looking for a block plane and the Stanley low angle planes appears to get a lot of good comments. I notice that there is more than one model out there, however. For example, one is the Stanley 12-139 Bailey No.60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane and another is the Stanley 12-960 Contractor Grade Low Angle Plane. Can someone explain the differences (other than the obvious price differences?)? I am also interested in finding some good online videos demonstrating techniques for sharpening c...

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Handheld Sundial

09-04-2010 03:31 AM by WoodsmanWoodworker | 8 comments »

NEW PICS IN MY PROJECTS As my name apply’s i am a woosdman. So i made a handheld wood sundial. Basicly you make a circle peice of wood and based on your longitude you make a triangle peice to shade the sun making it a sundial. then add a lanyard. Here is mine.

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Roy underhill's box

09-04-2010 03:24 AM by WoodsmanWoodworker | 6 comments »

UPDATED NOW PICS IN MY PROJECTS OF THIS I’ve just completed roy’s dovetailed grease pot. It is a cool idea the way you have to slide the top off the pull back, very neat trick. It really boosted my ood skills. It is a very rough, bad, first copy, but i plan on making better ones. Go here to check out roy’s

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09-04-2010 03:21 AM by WoodsmanWoodworker | 4 comments »

NEW IMAGE IN MY PROJECTS NOW To test out my coping saw skills i made a few boomerangs. First use coping saw to cut out design. Then, use files to make sloping edges to get areodynamics right. Then you put is in some clamps to get bent up and down wings. This was a quick overveiw of one of my projects, obviosly there are more steps i left out.

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I'm A Finalist!!!!

09-04-2010 02:56 AM by Maveric777 | 22 comments »

I posted in a previous blog how I was directed by a fellow Lumber Jock to enter Fine Wood Woodworking’s jig competition with my miter spline jig. I was hesitant at first, but eventually came around to entering it. Well, I checked in just now and seen ”I Made One Of The Finalist!!!!!” I am so stoked to see the news. I am in disbelief I came in the top 5…. I will be honest… Right now I am on cloud 9…lol Thanks for all the words of encouragement yall. ...

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