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Step Stool #8: Giving the Tenon a Wedgie

2218 days ago by Eric | 3 comments »

I know, I know. Juvenile title. I can’t help it. So it’s time for the wedges. By the way, I followed Ian Kirby’s technique as described in Woodworkers Journal (October 2007) and in a bit less detail on this website. First, to cut the kerfs in the tenon. Kerfs should be less than 1/4” from the edge of the tenon, and should stop about 1/8” from the shoulder. Likewise, when you open the mortise so it angles out, the opening should begin 1/8” in from the ins...

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Custom Guitar Pedalboard #6: Paint it Black

2218 days ago by Budman | 0 comments »

After a little more sanding, test fitting, and planning for wires I painted it black. It looks glossy because it’s wet, but it will dry a flat black.

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56 foot Schooner transom replacement #3: Hauling out - the fun begins

2219 days ago by Scotach | 9 comments »

So, it’s been a few days since my last post on this project, and what a wild few days it has been. The boat was hauled out and set up on blocking in the boat yard, where she’ll be for the next 30 days or so. We’ve finished all of the glue-ups for the transom, and have been hard at work wrecking out the transom and other parts of the boat. Once we removed the transom and had a look down below, we found a few other significant areas that needed to be addressed on this boat....

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Building a shaker wall clock with hand tools (more tools than building)

2219 days ago by RobD | 6 comments »

! I took some pictures to “document” my adventure of building these clocks by hand. It is by no means a complete record of the construction process but hey – its my first attempt. First, some nice boards from my stash on the bench. Laying out true and false bottoms and tops Ripping with a saw over 100 years old but it still works great (after being sharpend of course ;-) Crosscutting…(too lazy to pick up the other saw…) Parts are r...

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Hall Mirror #2: Did I say Walnut? Apparently not...

2219 days ago by Greg Wurst | 4 comments »

So, here’s that piece of “walnut” my wife bought at a woodcarvers show years ago. I get it out into the light and it is clearly just red oak. Melissa swears she was told it was walnut, so who knows what happened. I think she only paid $20 for it, so no big deal I guess. I was looking forward to working with walnut for the first time, though. Here’s what happens when you don’t buy that tenoning jig you were going to buy. Clamp the test piece to a couple 2&...

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Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #10: Rotating ---- not sure I've got this right but here goes

2219 days ago by Betsy | 1 comment »

Well I should be able to finish up the table project tonight. Still going slow and methodically. To everyone who has commented and added tips—- THANKS. I really appreciate it and hope you continue to add to my blog. This is all about learning after all. So we left off here. Now we have to back up just a bit. If you remember from the last section I had used the orbit tool to turn the table upright. Well come to find out there’s a better way (thanks Brad!). We started w...

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Cutting Board Learning #1: First Steps

2219 days ago by Davidramsey03 | 5 comments »

BEFORE I START, IF YOU READ THIS, AND CAN OFFER ADVICE ON IMPROVING THIS WITHOUT BUYING ANYTHING OVER $25, I’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR ADVICE. THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!! I bought some clearance pen blanks from Rockler (Pau Ferro, Indian Rosewood, and Cherry, I think). Not having any “larger” tools or super-fine precision tools (band saw, table saw, router table, etc.) I decided I would begin the adventure the “backwoods” way. I Started by laying them together, checki...

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Possible lead

2219 days ago by Rustic | 10 comments »

Well, last night at a one day assignment I ran into a guy that is looking for a wooden sign. I gave him a business card and told him to give me a call and i would look into it. He wants a routed sign. I am looking at starting to do signs. In my area there seems to be a call for it. The local Woodcraft store has asked me to make some signs with the signcrafter that I bought from them. Hopefully this may be my ticket

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SawStop Contractor Model Purchase from Cradle to Shop #10: Ending Comments and Unexpected Test of the SawStop Technology

2219 days ago by CharlieD | 9 comments »

This entry will close out this blog as I have finished the install and started cutting wood and building things with the SawStop. True to form the quality and fit and finish held through out the complete installation and setup. I had to do very little adjusting and in most cases would have been better to leave it alone. Kind of like my thoughts on plumbing “if it’s not leaking not touch it”. A couple of notes. I mentioned in the previous entry that I wasn’t go...

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Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #9: The next progect

2219 days ago by Betsy | 5 comments »

I’m nearing the end of my basic table blog and will be starting another project that will be more complex. Such things as groups, components, etc. Since I’m not allowed in the shop right now, I’m not going to tempt myself by designing a new progect. So what I’ve decided to do is to use SU to make a drawing of a project I’ve already done. It’s the hall table that I have posted. I’ll be finishing up the table ...

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