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A Domino Ooopppsss....

08-30-2014 03:08 PM by Huckleberry | 1 comment »

Here is where those seasoned veterans of the Festool Domino can point and laugh at some rookie mistakes. I am making a new cabinet to house my air compressor because the dawgone thing is soooo loud. So I thought it would be a great project to put my new Domino through some paces. As I was trying to understand some things on this machine I plunged into the face of some scrap 3/4” plywood I would be using to make the carcass. Well I created a through Domino, so back to the instruction...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1392: Don't You Love When That Happens?

08-30-2014 11:42 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Sometimes good planning really does pay off. I am not saying that everything went 'without a hitch', but in the end, the build on my new Christmas sleigh worked out pretty well. I am really pleased with it. When 'building' three dimensional pieces such as these, to me it seems like there is so much more involved than just cutting fretwork. While the fretwork design is a really important part of the piece, on something like this, it is just that – a part – and ...

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Ozito skill saw un boxed.

08-30-2014 11:14 AM by andyboy | 1 comment »

http://youtu.be/ksBIjBR-g2c My 0ver 30 yr old skilly died. So I bought a new cheap one.

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Mini hand tool cabinet #1: Scope and planning

08-30-2014 07:26 AM by JSOvens | 2 comments »

Hello folks, I’m starting a new project which should hopefully not take too much time. I’m on the finishing stages of my Ph. D. thesis and have been relying a bit more heavily on shop time to relieve my frustration, so the goal of this project is also partly to give me something relatively simple to do that I can spend 1/2 – 1 hour on at a time when I just need to get away from this accursed writing chair. I don’t know if there’s sort of a rule of thumb as ...

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Bowl Making! - Showing off some of our new toys in action!! #14: Artisans Joins the Olana Museum

08-30-2014 02:09 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 2 comments »

Artisans of the Valley is proud that our turnings are now available at the Olana Museum Store. Olana State Historic Site, the home and studio of eminent Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, is a historic site administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Taconic Region. It is a designated National Historic Landmark and one of the most visited sites in the state. The Olana Partnership, a private not-for-profit education corporatio...

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Woodworking for MereMortals folding sawhorse.

08-29-2014 11:58 PM by revieck | 1 comment »

How I built a set of folding sawhorses from plans from Woodworking for MereMortals.http://youtu.be/2yGGXmuVi1A

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FANTASY MARQUETRY #8: Working through the unexpected problems

08-29-2014 11:00 PM by stefang | 16 comments »

My cutting didn’t go so well today. I experienced the same problem with the pattern lifting off the packet as I cut. I finally figured out that it was because I had used a recycled cabinet backing for the packet and it was lacquered, preventing the hide glue from sticking. but didn’t notice this at the time. This has been a problem from the start which will cause a lot of extra work, but I think I can still get a fairly decent result anyway, and I was relieved that the mystery is ...

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Hand Cut Dovetails with Frank Klausz (Pins First)

08-29-2014 07:55 PM by WoodAndShop | 3 comments »

In my above video, Frank Klausz takes us into his new workshop and shows his amazing method for speedy “pins first” hand cut through dovetails with hand tools. This is a continuation of the tour that I shared of Frank’s new woodworking workshop. Watch the video tour of Frank’s workshop here Watch Frank Klausz use his Monster Molding plane here Before you email me, please first look at the bottom of this article for a list of all the tools that Frank mentioned in the videos. ...

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Fools for Tools #2: This Sexy Walker Turner Bandsaw just wont track! HELP!

08-29-2014 06:24 PM by palaswood | 9 comments »

OK I know you guys know a thing or two about vintage, cast iron band saws. If you read the previous entry, I bought this saw for a song but after trying for a week or so to get the blade to track, I gave up and its been collecting dust ever since. That in itself is a travesty! I mean just Look at this beaut! I dont have any pics of the wheels, but I’ll get some up tonight if i remember. My issue is this: Lower wheel is about 3/16ths further out than the upper wheel, i...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1391: Progress

08-29-2014 11:26 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I thought I did pretty well yesterday. Besides getting a lot of little things done, I made pretty good progress on my new sleigh. I found a really nice piece of cherry to cut the main part of the sleigh, and I am going to use walnut for the runners. I think that the contrast will look good. By the time I finished all the drawing up and got everything prepped for cutting and did all my errands, it was later in the afternoon. Sometimes just 'every day stuff' takes a little time to ...

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