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The tree has fallen

2105 days ago by Julian | 15 comments »

It’s now 7:00 pm, and the three service just left a perfect 36”D, 8’ long American elm tree trunk in my yard. The plan is to get it in my truck this weekend and get it over to a local sawmill to have it milled, then get it into storage stacked on 1” stickers to air dry. This is my first attempt at doing this, so any tips would be greatful.

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Blanket Chest Retrospective - Inspiration Part#1

2105 days ago by CloneZero | 1 comment »

So I do three types of furniture projects; Practical, Restore, or Inspired. All have their pros & cons, these projects have 3 main parameters; Quality, Speed, and/or Cost. Now pick two you can have the other will suffer. Practical project is to build something that meets a needed usually now; a book shelf, a peer, sun shower, a shelf, radiator cover, etc. Usually speed & cost ware what I choose, and quality would suffer, but I usually over engineer the thing, so it is more bulky an...

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Walnut Tallcase Clock #5: Walnut Tallcase Clock #5

2105 days ago by Charles Mullins | 2 comments »

Here’s a couple of pictures to show where I am right now. I’ve made some fretwork for the clock hood. And have veneered the lower panel and door with burl walnut and cross banded the outside of each. I am currently painting the clock face with the time ring and the numbers. My wife will do the decorative painting since she is MUCH better than I. I just finished the face time track. Here’s a photo. I have already turned the hood columns and sanded them. I’...

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Sketchup - I'm glad I took the time to learn it.

2105 days ago by pashley | 17 comments »

I admit, I had a heck of a time when I first started with Sketchup; I was not getting it – and I have been working with software for 20 years. But I saw the value in Sketchup. I could create my own WW plans, and manipulate them like crazy to make sure everything fit, and that particular woods and finishes would look good together – before ever cutting a single piece of wood. I bought a “for Dummies” book, and watched some YouTube videos; I tried playing with it o...

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Woodwork Joints

2105 days ago by CloneZero | 3 comments »

Woodwork Joints : Where wood meets wood to stick! If you need to connect two pieces of wood, this blog is an excellent resource. Lot’s of useful and clear illustrations too. Table of ContentsDOVETAIL GROOVING JOINTS FOR CURVED WORK MISCELLANEOUS JOINTS PUZZLE JOINTS SHUTTING JOINTS THE BRIDLE JOINT THE DOVETAIL JOINT THE DOWELLING JOINT THE GLUED JOINT THE HALVED JOINT THE HINGED JOINT THE MITRED JOINT THE MORTISE AND TENON JOINTTHE SCARF JOINT THE TONGUED AND GROOVED JOINT

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Woodwork Joints

2105 days ago by CloneZero | 0 comments »

Woodwork Joints : Where wood meets wood to stick! If you need to connect two pieces of wood, this blog is an excellent resource. Lot’s of useful and clear illustrations too. Table of ContentsDOVETAIL GROOVING JOINTS FOR CURVED WORK MISCELLANEOUS JOINTS PUZZLE JOINTS SHUTTING JOINTS THE BRIDLE JOINT THE DOVETAIL JOINT THE DOWELLING JOINT THE GLUED JOINT THE HALVED JOINT THE HINGED JOINT THE MITRED JOINT THE MORTISE AND TENON JOINTTHE SCARF JOINT THE TONGUED AND GROOVED JOINT

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Kitchen Cabinets #4: How I cut my shelf pins

2105 days ago by Dan Lyke | 7 comments »

For the cabinets, I wanted movable shelves. I was told that the Euro style round pins “looked tacky”, and I didn’t want to run tracks, but I’d run across a note by Charles Wilson suggesting the use of Dominos for shelf pins, and that seemed like a great idea. I cut a strip of wood the width of the spacing I wanted, cut it in half, put a lip on each one so that I could place it on the edge of my carcase sides and it’d protrude over at 90 degrees. Then it was j...

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Piece Size – Critical – and - Not Critical

2105 days ago by WoodMosaics | 4 comments »

The size doesn’t really mater, they just have to all be the same AND they have to match up with the triangle and any pieces of another size you may use along with them. The reason I go with .734 or 47/64” is some of the boards I was getting were just under ¾”. I cut the strips off the edge of a board and from those strips, I cut my pieces, so I want to be able to then get the strip to the right width, and if it starts out to narrow, I can’t. Now when I use the half size pieces with the re...

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Kitchen Cabinets #3: Pantry shelves temporarily in place

2105 days ago by Dan Lyke | 2 comments »

This should really probably go over at Home Refurbers, but I started this series here, so I’ll continue it. Amidst everything else, I got the pantry shelves (not really a pantry, but since that’s the function of these shelves, that’s what we’re calling them) finished. Still need to make the doors, but that can wait; at least we’ve got the huge unweildy particle board monstrosities that we bought from a store going out of business that were there temporarily out o...

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Hard lessons #5: Step Away From the Random Orbital Sander!

2105 days ago by mhawkins2 | 3 comments »

After edge profiling a 5’ piece of Jatoba and very very carefully cutting a miter frame for 10” x 10” panel, I was rather pleased with myself. It was by no means the perfect miter, but it certainly will not haunt my dreams the way some of my past ones have. I I did my dry fit and then a little victory dance. After the victory dance I thought,”I should lightly sand the frame before glue up because it will be harder later and I might slip and go across the face grain ...

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