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Karson's wood gloat moves to Tennessee #1: Platters on my mind

06-20-2009 01:34 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 9 comments »

Recently Karson posted a blog about some highly figured maple that he had scored. You can read the blog here: I responded to Karson’s blog and asked him to send the wood to me and I would turn it into platters. Karson agreed to send one plank from Delaware to Tennessee on the condition that I turn a platter for him. Today my friendly mail carrier delivered a rather heavy package to me. Once the package was opened (Karson likes to use a lot ...

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Bed Frame #1: Looking to build a queen size bed frame

06-20-2009 12:01 AM by Rustic | 2 comments »

Well, SWMBO has spoken. She wants a new bed frame ASAP. I have a design in mind, but need help in figuring it all out. I want to build a simple box style base with a 1 1/2 inch platform. Any help would be appreciated. I still need to figure out the height width and how much of a reveal I need. What type of wood should I use? And our “girls” (kittys) need a space to hide

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Electrolysis for Rust Removal and Plane Rehab Series #4: Cleaning Brass

06-19-2009 04:30 PM by Sandking | 1 comment »

Thanks to some recommendations, I used Bar Keepers Friend to clean up the brass on these planes. Worked really well. A little rubbing with a scotchbrite pad and a stiff brush.

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"Art Box" Tutorial #2: Wood selection

06-19-2009 04:07 PM by Andy | 11 comments »

Updated 1/15/12 The “Art Box” concept came about when I was looking for a way to use small pieces of some figured Myrtlewood I had leftover, not large enough for a box, but not something I could not throw away either. I decided to feature it in the lid of a box, like a picture in a frame. Keep that picture frame in mind when selecting the small piece for the medallion. You might select that picture piece first and then find a less figured wood to use for the lid and body, one that sets it...

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Step-back Cupboard Build #9: Milk paint test

06-19-2009 05:53 AM by rwyoung | 5 comments »

I got my small pint samples of milk paint today. There are a couple of different sources for the powdered mix, I happened to pick these guys Old Fashioned Milk Paint because should I realize in the middle of painting that I need more, I can zip over to Woodcraft and get a small package to finish up. Another alternative is to simply make the paint. I did experiment a little bit with this using powdered milk, a lemon and some food coloring. I wasn’t expecting any kind of deep colors...

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Step-back Cupboard Build #8: Cut nails and scant holes

06-19-2009 05:50 AM by rwyoung | 2 comments »

Cut nails and scant holes. Everybody has a set of gimlets just gathering dust in the junk drawer, right? I know I could have used a twist bit and the cordless drill and zipped right through these but this seemed like so much more fun. A set of gimlets isn’t very expensive and I can see where they would come in handy in confined spaces and tight corners. I also got my cut nails last week. Ordered them from Tremont Nail Company . Played around a little bit with a few before star...

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quiting Smoking

06-19-2009 05:41 AM by Jim Earl | 25 comments »

On May 6, 2009, I was taken to the hospitol for chest pains and having trouble breathing. I was additted within the hour and given all kinds of test. My lungs had given out. I could not produce enough oxygen to supply my blood. I was put on oxygen that was really being forced in hard. This supplied the oxygen it took to substained my blood. Ireally dont know how they figure all that. All I know is I have to have forced oxygen on at all times now to get enough in my blood. It is truely a pure...

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Knitting box #8: Slides, Knobs, Top Separation

06-19-2009 05:31 AM by Luke | 2 comments »

I set up the router table to make the slots for the slide rails. I just used a 1/2” straight bit to make the groove and I sized my rails to fit later. So here I used a chisel to square up the fronts of the grooves that I just routed. This is not really necessary it will just make it easier to adjust the drawers forward or backward if they don’t line up just right, Which they didn’t in the end. I had to remove just a bit more towards the front on one side so that they ...

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finding tools #2: finding the ones I left out

06-19-2009 05:21 AM by Jim Earl | 1 comment »

Going through the burnings, Im finding a few peices that I have left out. there are truely more than I can display. so I will try and show u the ones that I think you will like.

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There's A Table in There Somewhere! #7: Resawing the rest of the table top and well crap....more lessons learned!

06-19-2009 04:47 AM by CedarFreakCarl | 4 comments »

We had our family reunion last weekend, so by brother was in town. Long story short, I didn’t get much done last week. Last night saw me get back at it. In the last blog entry, I had encountered a nail and ruined my brand new band saw blade. I went to the Woodzone and bought a brand new 1”-3tpi blade LumberLady. I spent most of the evening putting the blade on and fine tuning my band saw. Last weekend, I went over to my place in Swansea and found some great stock in the old ba...

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