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Mary May's on line wood carving lessons ***AND turning blanks for carving a Philly Highboy rosette #3: FOURTH ENTRY Celtic Knots and Tudor Rose

10-28-2014 06:57 PM by xraydav | 0 comments »

One of the lessons was on Celtic Knots. I was fascinated with the subject and chose to pull some designs I liked off of the net and came up with three I liked… The first one was 3 loops intertwined and I like it because of its basket weave appearance. Next I wanted to try a simple infinity loop looking design… And then I decided to design one myself. There was a very cool Celtic Knot with a circle woven into it… so I decided to draw it into a hexagon and lea...

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Press on

10-28-2014 05:51 PM by AtlasRook | 0 comments »

I have so many ideas to try out down in the shop. I’ve been working on trying to clean up the shop a bit, removing some of the clutter. I wanted to try building some extra shelving on the wall, maybe some more nooks on my workbench for different tools. I’ve always like the idea of french cleats. Though, I don’t really want to do too much work, as my wife and I have though about moving soon. I’m also looking at building a router table (one that fits onto my TS so...

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Craftsy woodworking blog posts #13: Buy a new table saw (featuring photos from fellow Lumberjocks!)

10-28-2014 03:59 PM by Furnitude | 2 comments »

Have a look: http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/10/table-saw-buying-guide/

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Current Project #19: Brad Point Drill Case

10-28-2014 03:36 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

At the moment I have a guitar with a reglued bridge on my work table and since the chair is on hold until I buy some wood, I decided to do something small. I’ve had a new set of seven brad point bits for over a year and they’ve lived on my drill press table, just scattered about. Today I decided to build a wooden case for them out of scrap wood. The photo is of he glue up. I’ll be adding a hinged wooden lid to add to the ‘looks-like-a-10-year-old-made-this’...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1433: Night Shift

10-28-2014 01:22 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Most of you all know that I am a morning person. Any time after 5am is a good time for me to get up and start my day. I love the morning quiet and I feel like I accomplish lots of work during that calm time of the day. Give me a cup of coffee, a cat or two on my lap, my computer and I am good to go! Because of this, I try to stop working some time before 9pm. While that sounds like a long day to some, you all have to remember that I really love what I do and most of the time it doesn'...

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Long Sweet Acacia ChopStickin's #1: Carved stage

10-28-2014 04:00 AM by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

From Top to Bottom: Reed Diffuser (made in China) – where else(qty 3) hand-carved Long Sweet Acacia ChopStickin’sOnly reason I chose to show the “man-made” one was to show how close I could come to achieving a strait result. I cut the in this case small limbs of the Acacia tree, I scraped the bark off, the tape the stick to a “strait stick” I know there are a few “kinks” in them but that is what makes this project more changeling, in time I h...

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OK, The French Veneer (at last) #6: Drawers, Dowels, and Dovetails

10-28-2014 03:32 AM by shipwright | 23 comments »

Well all the colour decisions have been made and the flowers are glued in. The next job is to build a jewellery box to glue them onto. I have decided on Baltic Birch plywood for the carcase because it is very important that the top and bottom do not warp. With no ends on the carcase itself the outer reaches of both are supported only on the back and inner edges.The bottom, back, and top are dovetailed and the dividers are in dados. I veneered both sides of the bottom and dividers but won̵...

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Clubhouse #1: Found in our backyard

10-27-2014 03:12 PM by ConnieReed | 6 comments »

We bought a house this summer, something that happens often enough when people move, and we’ve moved often in the past 20+ years. However, this is different. Most of our moves have been work related, overseas, and into houses and apartments that we really did not have much input into. We’re back in the US now, and finally got to choose something for ourselves. The challenge of finding this house though, was still work-related. We had to find something in the DC area for work. W...

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Matt's Cradle

10-27-2014 03:08 PM by JerryLH | 5 comments »

Hello, my name is Jerry, I’m retired and live in the country with my wife. I ‘very much’ consider myself a beginner furniture maker. This is the third cradle I’ve made – this one is for a Great Grandson. There are no metal fasteners in this cradle. This cradle is made from trees I cut from our property, eastern red cedar and elm – both considered trash trees. I have a small bandmill which I use to saw the trees into something I can us...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #33: Simple is Complex

10-27-2014 02:25 PM by Gary Rogowski | 7 comments »

All projects need refinement, lightness, simplicity. I tell my Mastery students often in a critique to lose 10% of their design. Sometimes 20%. Mass is not always required for strength. Careful engineering is required. Where can you remove material? Adding lightness and simplicity is a difficult chore. How much work do you need to do to make something simple? How do you know what is unessential in a piece? Where do you stop? Make copies. Make models, drawings. Try one thing and then ...

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