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Luthiery Fun #5: Bending the Sides Part 2

10-05-2010 10:08 AM by Chinitorama | 4 comments »

Here’s a shot of my bookmatched sides ready to be bent: Many luthiers shape an edge on each side with a compound curve before bending. This aids fitting the back and makes it a good idea to label everything before you get started. I’ll shape this edge after bending, but want to ensure the grain is as symmetrical as possible from bass to treble sides of the finished instrument.Bending begins at the waist and I’ve marked this location approximately 14” from what wil...

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Extremely Average #268: Henry Wood Chapter 30 pt. 2

10-05-2010 04:59 AM by Ecocandle | 1 comment »

Hello, I am really making progress on finishing up the Henry Wood saga. http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/10/henry-wood-detective-agency-chapter-30-pt-2/ Brian

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Turning a Cherry Bowl Part 2

10-05-2010 04:20 AM by revieck | 1 comment »

Turning a plank of cherry into a wooden bowl.

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Making a Violin #1: Making a Violin

10-05-2010 04:02 AM by RonPeters | 13 comments »

Now that the bench is finished, it’s time to start using it for its intended purpose! I thought I’d document my progress along the way. I hope that’s ok with everyone? What to do first (besides building a bench)? Got to have a plan! Well, actually, you need a mold to shape the ribs (sides) of the violin to. A good book to start learning is ”The Art and Method of the Violin Maker” by Henry Strobel. Here’s a plan. Though I won’t follow this one...

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Do they still make it like that !

10-05-2010 03:21 AM by canadianchips | 1 comment »

I have finished building one of the roll cabinets for my wifes work place. I finished the inside with white enamel paint. Since the outside is going to be bumped ,scraped and run to I wanted a different color and something tougher. I knew I had a gallon of Implement paint (I quit farming in 1996, being a hoarder I thought I would use this paint one day. It was never opened) I went to my storage shed and YES it was there. The lid was almost rusted on. The paint is only 14-15 years old ! The la...

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Jet 6" JJ6 Jointer #2: frankenjointer...

10-05-2010 03:15 AM by Camper | 8 comments »

this is turning out to be a sort of mystery jointer…. After looking at the manual jet sent me for the jj-6 model I noticed significant differences between the jointer i have and the jointer in the manual. Probably the most important part is the fence. The fence on the jointer i have hooks to the end of the infeed table (see pics in part 1 of the blog..very similar to the delta 37-220 models) and the jointer in the manual jet sent me, the fence is hooked up at the middle of the jointe...

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W.I.A. Show in Covington, KY

10-05-2010 12:45 AM by Roger | 5 comments »

Was at the Woodworking in America show in Covington on Saturday. Wow! Very kool. Enjoyed it immensely. Came home with a few goodies. Wood (would) highly recommend to all who has never been, to go to one if it gets near you. It’s an awesome experience, and a great time.

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Cutting Board: How To's #1: Zig Zag Cutting Board - How To:

10-04-2010 11:38 PM by McLeanVA | 62 comments »

For those of you who asked me for a tutorial on how to make the zig zag legless vegetable death table (cutting board), here is my best shot. I am far too impatient to take photos when I work, so I decided to illustrate the process using some good old Adobe PhotoShop. I hope you find this useful and informative. I will outline the process in 10 steps below. I have assumed that when viewing these steps that basic woodworking skills are familiar to you. If you have questions, or run into snag...

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Autumn leaves. Winterizing and covering the pool. #2: Designing and starting the structural support

10-04-2010 09:32 PM by fernandoindia | 1 comment »

Our pool is an irregular hexagon 8 meters x 4 meters. Pool deck is made of bricks. First thing I did was download a 30 day trial version of SmartDraw, a cool and easy to use drawing program. Limitations known by me of trial version is the written notice that you are using a legal trial version. I need no more. The upper of the deck was designed as a set of boat marina┬┤s deck. Each marina measuring 3 meters x 1 meter can be handled by 2 persons. Covering the deck in winter, and build...

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A Special Unicorn Project #5: The Rocker Assembly

10-04-2010 08:38 PM by William | 3 comments »

The rocker assembly is all I got done over the weekend. Friday evening and all day Saturday, my wife was off with the high school band as a chaperone along with my daughter. My older boys went camping the whole weekend. Then Sunday we had a fish fry. So I spent the weekend playing the role of superdad to my younger sons. In between all that though, I did get the rocker assembly done.Then came the hard part, getting the unicorn on the rocker assembly. I just couldn’t get her to jump for ...

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