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New Jewelry box in the works...and I want your input.

12-01-2008 02:00 AM by Greg3G | 13 comments »

Ok fellow LJ’ers. I am working on a new jewelry box and I would like your input on what wood to use on the interior for the dividers and trays. The box is made with Lacewood, with Padauk and Wenge stripes and accents. The box does not have a finish on it yet (just FYI, I am planning on using a gloss poly and then rubbing out back down to a semi-gloss.) Here is what I currently have in stock. Curly MapleLace wooda very little bit of Sapele WalnutWengeAmbrosia Map...

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Workshop Tips #1: Safety Note - Oily Rags

11-30-2008 11:16 PM by DonFaulk0517 | 5 comments »

Oily Rag Safety Tip Most people know that spontaneous combustion can occur when oily rags are left in a bunch or thrown together in a trash can. A friend of mine didn’t realize this and had a small fire in his basement shop. Based on this, I thought it would be a good idea to pass along a tip that is easy to use and can prevent this from occurring to others. I use oil for finishing and use a simple device that takes away the worry of spontaneous combustion. I drape my rags and bru...

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Entry to woodworking - rambling first post

11-30-2008 11:06 PM by AaronK | 7 comments »

Hi everybody, This looks like a fun/good place to be a part of – lots of nice folks and good ideas floating around. So here I am. First off – thanks for all the kind messages from people welcoming into the LJ community. They are very appreciated. As my profile indicates, I’m new to woodworking. It’s always had an appeal to me, but I’ve never had any 1st hand exposure to it – never had a shop class in school, slipped through a woodworking merit badge i...

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The Craftsman's Path #49: Modern Saker Table - The Design Process

11-30-2008 06:22 PM by Mark Mazzo | 3 comments »

Deviating from more traditional pieces, I was asked to design and build a table with more modern styling. I started the design process by evaluating the constraints and developing some ideas in my sketchbook before moving on to a more refined design in SKetchup. You can take a look at the latest post on my blog for more details. Thanks for reading!

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Houndstooth Dovetails

11-30-2008 03:23 PM by Woodhacker | 27 comments »

Houndstooth dovetails use varying sizes of tails (or varying sizes of pins…depending on your perspective). I’ve wanted to try them for quite a while now. This blog shows most of the process I’m currently going through. To get the effect it seems to me you need more tails/pins per corner than one would normally think about. In this case like a few of my other recent boxes posted, I’m using Caribbean rosewood and curly maple. Most often, (when you see them at all) these are done by alte...

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Need to find new storage for my lumber

11-30-2008 11:11 AM by daiku1 | 5 comments »

in my current shop, I built home-made storage arms out of 2×4’s and plywood. Most of my lumber is stored horizontally. I would like to move my lumber out of the shop and into a storage building, where I would like to store it vertically. I need to do this to gain some space for a jointer/planer coming my way. I am somewhat worried about warpage. Can anyone tell me if they have had good luck with vertical storage? Any tricks?

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Introducing myself .

11-30-2008 08:46 AM by isetegija | 18 comments »

In advance sorry my bad English , I write whit dictionary. isetegija in Estonian language its person who make things by himself. I worked in a small firm building custom furniture until in 2000 we were consumed by larger firm.Unfortunately I didn’t hawed camera back then , I was making beautiful projects.Our new company started making small wooden mill baulk garden houses :what have nothing to do whit fine woodworking. I was to lazy to search for a new job so I have ben glazing d...

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Hand Planes #8: Little woodie

11-30-2008 06:44 AM by dsb1829 | 5 comments »

Well, this one has been on the workbench for about a month now. Before that it was on the shelf for a while. I don’t really know the last time this plane actually saw any use. Here is how I got it. Honestly it doesn’t look too bad.But initial looks are a bit deceiving. Iron and cap were a bit rusted. The plane sole had a couple cracks and the wedge was anything but flat. The wood got sanded down. I used titebond3 to seal and bond the cracks. Then it got a couple coats...

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Gun Cleaning Box

11-30-2008 02:57 AM by Blake | 18 comments »

This project was commissioned by my best friend’s girlfriend FOR my best friend (who I have been friends with since 2nd grade). I was told that he liked the ‘gun cleaning kit’ in the Cabella’s catalog and wanted one for Christmas. Well, she decided to commission me to make one instead of ordering it from the catalog. I told her that if she would pay for the materials I would do the work for free, which also left more room in her budget for better materials. Here ...

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Making of a dog #6: Starting to look - sorta like a dog

11-30-2008 02:50 AM by Betsy | 3 comments »

Got quite a lot done today. I’m down to painting it and making the final assembly. I think I made a good choice on the paint color as it actually looks close to the little one’s dog. I should be able to sand this down a little tomorrow to get all the nubs off and put on the second coat. I had to come up with a way to hold the dog’s head up to get the paint on without having to do one side then the other. I had a small stroke on genius and discovered my bench dog h...

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