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Maple Cradle #1: The making of a family heirloom

04-22-2015 07:32 PM by CalumetWoodworks | 1 comment »

Awhile ago I found out I was going to be a first time grandpa! My daughter and son-in-law had been trying to have kids for over 5 years. They did all the tests, and fertility things. She found out she was pregnant (for real and not just “chemically”) in November of 2014. I knew then that I wanted to make something for them to keep in our family for a long time. Some of the criteria that I had in my head when picking a project: It had to be fairly basic. I don’t have a...

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Thorsen House Cabinet #12: A little on Ebony plugs....

04-22-2015 07:30 PM by EläväPuu | 0 comments »

This Thorsen House cabinet repro is probably the third large-scale Greene & Greene project I’ve worked on in addition to numerous smaller lighting items. Common to the lot of them are masses of Ebony splines and plugs. Lots of information exists on people’s own ideas of how to pillow, round, shape, soften and relieve simple square plugs. Probably the most common that I’ve come across is William Ng’s tactic of chucking up a squared and thicknessed stick and pillo...

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coffee tabl #2: Coffee table 2

04-22-2015 06:07 PM by Goldeneagle | 0 comments »

Now that I have all the pieces I made Dado cuts and certain routs to make my legs fit to the frame.

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coffee tabl #1: Coffee table #1

04-22-2015 06:05 PM by Goldeneagle | 0 comments »

First to make my coffee table I gathered oak wood. I cut the oak wood to the correct do mentions which have me all the pieces for the legs and the frame of the table. Top and drawers will be added on later.

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What's in my Shop #8: April 22, 2015 - Victorian Desktop and Stanley #2, #3c, and Fulton plane restorations

04-22-2015 01:54 PM by Mosquito | 3 comments » This past week I got a lot of work done on the Victorian Desktop. I got the back panel aluminum cut to size, and the cut out the various I/O areas. I finished the back frame, and mounted the side vent for the power supply. The power button and pair of USB ports are also now installed in the front top of the case, and have done an initial round of planning the watercooling loop as well. I also finally got around to cleaning getting my Stanl...

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Kids Stuff #6: Ninja Turtle Minions

04-22-2015 05:56 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

I saw this picture of the Ninja Turtles in Minions getupMy grandson who is four loves both. So the head scratching begins, how could I make something safe and yet had the ability to be changed later when another favorite comes along. I wanted to make a photo frame with no removable parts a child could get into so I decided on two halves pocket hole screwed together. This is the final product assembled and waxed Construction: I needed a routing frame the same size as the...

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Goodell Pratt 125 Bench Lathe #8: New Paint

04-22-2015 04:58 AM by Rick M. | 13 comments »

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Japanese Carpentry Tool Box 第 #3: Glue Up - Sides

04-22-2015 04:29 AM by ruddhess | 2 comments »

Finished cutting the mortises and everything fit pretty well. Just had to run the rasp over a couple of the joints to level everything first. Then got the sides all glued up. Diagonal measurements are the same – square overall. This one is coming out better than the first one (so far). Just more pictures of each of the square mortise/tenons.

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Japanese Carpentry Tool Box 第 #2: Cutting Mortises & Fitting Up

04-22-2015 02:19 AM by ruddhess | 0 comments »

Marking out the mortises – shallow chisel cuts on outside edges and nail punch the center so forstner bit will center correctly. 3/4” Forstner bit works well. Chopping the corners out with a 3/4” chisel. Works well. Close-up of one mortise at the beginning cuts. Initial fit for the first set of mortises. Pictures of the mortise/tenon fit. Much better (less gaps) than the first box I made recently. Inside corner. Outside corner. One...

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You never know what you'll find. . . . (part deux)

04-21-2015 10:15 PM by SawdustyDan | 4 comments »

Well, it wasn’t under the bench this time, but it was a great find! Hit up some thrift and pawn shops around Omaha today after leaving the unemployment office. 5th stop yielded this. I’ve been wanting a plunge base for my (2) Porter Cable 6902 routers. They had this set listed for $139.95 and it looked and sounded alright. Asked if they took offers and mumbled something about ‘a hundred bucks’. The gal at the counter said “I’ll take 75 for it.” &#...

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