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Firefighter Carving

11-01-2010 12:58 AM by kolwdwrkr | 15 comments »

I am posting this here because I suppose this isn’t a finished project and I don’t feel like getting attacked by the site police today. This carving is inspired by a painting from The painting is a very cool painting done by Veteran Firefighter/Artist Allan Albaitis. If I had money I’d love to buy some of his work. Please visit his site.The wood is Mahogany. I’m not 100% sure what I am doing with it, but the end result will be donated to my local ...

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Wolf's Tooth...a Decorative Wood Inlay Banding

10-31-2010 11:25 PM by Bob Simmons | 3 comments »

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work......Aristotle, Greek Philosopher (384 BC – 322 BC) The “Wolf’s Tooth” decorative wood inlay pattern is a wonderful custom inlay used to embellish furniture, picture frames, wooden boxes, and a host of other woodworking projects. The wooden segments (teeth) were cut on the table saw equipped with a Forrest Woodworker II 40 tooth saw blade. Also, the dedicated miter sled was used in order to maintain precision and t...

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Designing/Making award plaques...

10-31-2010 10:23 PM by Arbo | 6 comments »

My hobby is flying radio controlled airplanes. I am currently president of our local flying club, and with our first banquet dinner coming up, it was brought up by our VP that perhaps we should get back into giving out awards, most improved, best crash, etc. So this is the process of me figuring out how to make some ‘awards’ using my CNC router. I started with our club logo…. Then thinking about slimming it down a bit to make it easier to cut, I modified it a b...

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"Pet" projects #1: Small Iguana Cage

10-31-2010 09:20 PM by JPNpro | 1 comment »

The cage is made with integral mortise and tenons in hard maple. The upper section sits on a removable base in a rabbet cut in the table base. The base is made from black cherry with maple legs and a lower two piece shelf. The long term plan is to remove the cage top when the iguana outgrows it and make a nice table from the base unit. This is 2 in 1 design.

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My Dream Tool Chest

10-31-2010 09:14 PM by Tim Dorcas | 13 comments »

I just posted some pictures of my buddy’s Hand Tool Chest. If you like hand tools at all it’s worth checking out.

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Gramps tools

10-31-2010 08:00 PM by mcoyfrog | 17 comments »

Back in 1989 my first and best mentor died, my grandpa lived next to me growing up and I spent many hours in his shop bugging him. He taught me a lot and little did I know years later I would still be repeating things he said in my head as I’m working. Gramps worked with oak and mahogany quite a bit so every time I smell either species I picture him looking over my shoulder. I think the coolest thing about woodworking is the legacy it leaves. I’ll be paying for something at a ...

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Awana Grand Prix #2: Oh no, the kids are on the power tools.

10-31-2010 07:34 PM by PaBull | 6 comments »

Yesterday I introduced my kids to the project of the Awana Grand Prix (or pine car derby). We have not participated for years, So I went digging for all the old cars I still had stored in a container on the property from them and older siblings. It was to see my shooting boards being used. The blocks were not square at all. I don’t design cars, I just try to help them make their dream car. Cutting out the designs on the band saw. Counting fingers before and afte...

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Woodworking Business #4: Contracting For The Work

10-31-2010 07:31 PM by billb | 8 comments »

Many of you have already mentioned some of these ideas but I wanted to include them anyway. Once a prospect is ready to become a customer based on the information you have conveyed, the two of you have laid the groundwork for an agreement. Such agreements should always be committed to paper. Perhaps there was a time when a handshake was enough and there may well be people with whom that would be adequate but it is much too risky when you are investing funds for materials and many hours of ...

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Woodworking Business #3: Contracting For Woodworking

10-31-2010 07:26 PM by billb | 2 comments »

Like many woodworking businesses, mine was operated by one person, me. The nice part of a one person business is the informality and flexibility that is possible. You can make decisions and change if they don’t work out as planned. While that is a good thing, I still believe that setting some basic policies is an important thing. Doesn’t mean you won’t change them but you have them to guide you. I set some policies for my business and followed them for years. I’ve list...

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Italian Marble (opinions needed!!!)

10-31-2010 06:48 PM by Rahm_of_the_Woods | 6 comments »

Please check out this craigslist add that I found… I know absolutely nothing about marble, but I just talked to the gentleman on the phone. He claims that the front is finished on all of these, and the back is not. $10 per slab, regardless of the size. What would you do? Obviously there are an unlimited number of projects that could be accomplished here, but since I have only tools meant for woodworking, I am not sure I woul...

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