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Tight Weave the Down and Dirty

08-08-2010 07:16 PM by dustbunny | 15 comments »

Several people asked me to blog the process of the tight weave board.The original tight weave board was posted by degoose here as a blog. Larry Rocks !! I don’t actually have one to be made from the start right now, so I pieced together what I have to try to illustrate the process. In some places you will have to use a little bit of imagination, but I think it will be clear. Okay, the key to the weave or the tight weave boards is-1. lumber should be square2. cuts must be accurate3...

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my first works

08-08-2010 04:59 PM by lucasargentina | 2 comments »

table done in eucalyptus wood good semihard wood, of very particular color. something me salio jajaja

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Journey into woodworking #1: Finding Real Hardwoods for my box projects

08-08-2010 04:28 PM by Armand | 6 comments »

.My first hardwood: Acacia ..Cut it into two to fit in my suv. ..Brought them to a ragtag sawmill equipped with shopmade 2-in-1 Table Saw and Jointer Machine. I was so amazed while watching them working on my woods...And finally my pieces of woods 3/4” x 3 1/8” ready for final planing...Additionally, i purchased also this Camachile with lots of red shades also for my box...I also took a shot of the other hardwoods in the yard. .Next on this series….building the signatur...

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Project SC #1: Tightrope walking for beginners

08-08-2010 04:07 PM by BritBoxmaker | 21 comments »

In my last blog I showed a pattern which I am determined to try. It is made of rectangles from 1mm to 12mm in size. Due to a shortage of materials (Ebony) I am making the pattern from 1mm to 10mm. This is because my aim is to make a box using this pattern (or parts thereof) on all visible faces. This is the tallest order I have placed on myself to date. ImpossibleII now seems a fond memory. Machining wood down to 1mm square is a nightmare. A bit like I imagine tightrope walking to be a...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #66: The Same Thing Can Be Very Different

08-08-2010 02:43 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

It’s funny how you can take the same thing and make it look so completely different. I guess that I why I like painting so much. Even though I do appreciate the beauty of the natural colors of wood, there are times when it just isn’t possible or practical to use natural and exotic wood. My friend Cari and I used to have a lumber yard nearby when we lived in Oak Lawn, a suburb of Chicago. This was back when I had just started to scroll saw, as Cari and her father are the ones ...

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Just for fun #3: Mjöllnir

08-08-2010 02:19 PM by Flemming | 2 comments »

The finished product is certainly not a masterpiece, but it was nice to play around and get introduced to a few new techniques. I had a very funny piece of wood, in that one corner of my workpiece tended to split when i carved it, which made it quite difficult to shape on that one side… i noticed the grain behaved very strangely in that area, so i learned a little more about the properties of wood too i suppose :) I’m going to make another one in the future now that i’m b...

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Myrtle Anniversary Shaker Table #10: Shaker Bench Design

08-08-2010 01:20 PM by DoctorDan | 1 comment »

I’d like some feed back on some bench design modification. I’m attempting to remake this traditional shaker table and bench with back support. The design calls for a flat bench, parallel to the floor. I’ve sloped mine slightly (20mm over the 300mm width.) I’m also using thicker material 40mm cf. 16mm. Any feedback will be welcome. SketchUp Examples

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Quick Tip- Center of a circle.

08-08-2010 01:17 PM by bigchopperoo | 6 comments »

An easy way to find the center of your circle.

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Potato cannon carriage #3: Trail, ramrod and major assembly

08-08-2010 07:12 AM by JJohnston | 8 comments »

We made a lot of progress today. Most of the painting is done, so we could concentrate on assembly. Here’s the lower trunnion assembly with the hanger studs and knobs complete. The potato projectiles are muzzle-loaded, so they have to be pushed down toward the combustion chamber with a ramrod. The ramrod will ride in a tube above the barrel, both to simulate the “recuperator cylinder” on the real thing, and because it’s so long, there’s no other place to put it. ...

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Sharpening Hand Saws #1: My first attempt and sharpening my own hand saws.

08-08-2010 05:40 AM by docholladay | 16 comments »

I have amassed quite a collection of handsaws. I have a particular weekness for old Disston saws. If I find one at a flea market and it isn’t just completely eaten up with rust, I just can’t seem to let them pass, especially if I can get them cheap. Anyway, I’ve been on a bit of a tool kick lately in making my own tool handles, including saw handles. Anyway, I was investigating sending some of my saws off to be sharpened. Have you looked into what that costs? For a saw...

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