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Satan's Throne

2220 days ago by spaids | 13 comments »

My Father-in-Law is in the shipping business. He knows that I am into woodworking and that it means I am also interested in furniture. He recently shipped the Devils throne and sent me a pic of it. Try not to have night mares about this chair.

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Making a Sign

2220 days ago by Woodshopfreak | 7 comments »

I decided to make a sign for my grampa’s shop since we are going down to there house this weekend for 4th of July. I had already made one for my shop but I decided to make another because the first one was really easy and fun. Here is how it goes. You start out with your stock, whether it is edge joined or solid doesn’t really matter, and you want it to be of sufficient size, large enough to put the words that you want on it After that it’s time to route a Roman Ogee o...

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One year already? #1: Man, I'm getting old.

2220 days ago by Lee A. Jesberger | 45 comments »

I just noticed today is one year since I joined LJ’s. Time really flies. I thought I was making a lot of posts, until I noticed Gary has been a member a little longer than I have, but has out posted me by about 8:1. I wonder if he ever sleeps. In the past few months the site has grown to the point there’s a whole new crowd of people to get to know and learn from. (Lord knows I need that). I have to say I’ve learned a lot from everyone, and became friends with many ...

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Cutlist and Layout from Sketchup

2220 days ago by daltxguy | 317 comments »

If you’re a fan of Sketchup for creating woodworking models, then the next obvious step is to use Sketchup to help you create cutlists and layouts. Sketchup plugin Cutlist 4.1 does just that. CutList 4.1 sketchup plugin helps you determine how much of each material you need to produce your design, taking into account nominal sized lumber with allowances for finishing to final size. Then it goes one further and lays out all of the pieces on boards or sheet good sizes of your choosing. Th...

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Homemade Tools #2: Wooden Dead Blow Mallets

2220 days ago by Lee A. Jesberger | 35 comments »

I saw an article in a woodworking magazine, maybe it was shop notes, on making wooden mallets that were filled with lead pallets. I made up a few of these, some I gave away, others are still hanging around. They’re easy to make, and useful around the shop. Not to mention they look great and are a good use for small scraps of exotic woods. The ones below don’t have the leather contact cemented to the face of them. It’s this leather that keeps them from marring the su...

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Construction of a carvel rowing boat #2: Interior joinery

2220 days ago by Scotach | 16 comments »

Here’s part two of the Davis boat construction. Let’s jump right in. Here’s where we left off.Shortly after turing the boat over, we get to see the inside of the boat. At this point there are only frames inside the boat. Here, I made some small test pieces to get the compound bevels at each end of the inwales…before cutting into the good material. Now we have the inwales installed, and under those you can see we have installed the thwart risers. Thwart riser...

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Hand plane tote replacement #1: Old hand planes, my first attempt at making my own tote

2220 days ago by Scotach | 5 comments »

One great aspect of learning traditional wooden boat building is that you actually learn the wood working techniques with traditional hand tools. Which is a pleasure if you are used to the modern power tools of todays workshops. And a funny thing happens once you take hold of an old plane, drawknife or the like. You suddenly come in contact with the wood in a whole new way, you actually feel the wood as you move your tool across it. Another plus is that you can actually hear the wood rea...

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Hand Cut Double Dovetail Experiment

2220 days ago by Woodhacker | 74 comments »

After admiring the double and double-double dovetail joints that are capable with the Incra and other jigs, I started thinking, “Why not try this by hand?” So this box is my first experiment with handcut double dovetails. It took me some time to figure out the joinery process, but once I realized a few things about this type of joint, it seemed do-able. It was quite challenging but also a ton of fun. It also does take some degree of patience and precision…which I’m still working on. In...

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Stickley Dining Table no. 622 #2: Sketchup Animations, Plans, and Erasing the Past...

2220 days ago by gizmodyne | 9 comments »

Plans I geared up today to finish the table that was started three years ago. I began by reviewing all of the original plans. Starting with the book “The Furniture of Gustav Stickley” by Joseph J. Bavaro & Thomas L. Mossman. This book is a great Stickley starter book for furniture making. I modified the original table by making it shorter in length. My old style drawings…..I also wanted to try a few new things in SketchUp that I had learned over at the Fine Woodw...

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Demilune table tops #2: Scalloped Front Demilune

2220 days ago by Lee A. Jesberger | 31 comments »

I started a new Style demilune table some time ago, but keep getting side tracked. A.D.D., I think. I made a plexiglass template for this one since it makes building them easier, and reproducing a piece of cake. The normal way for me to build a curved front apron is with bendy board over a form, and then put in the vacuum bag for a few hours. This one I made using M.D.F., using small pieces and “laying them up like a brick wall”. Just different sized pieces on every other...

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