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Nicholson style workbench #4: Another carbon copy day

07-24-2015 11:18 PM by cfrance | 4 comments »

Well it finally happened today. The odds just aren’t in your favor if you rip enough boards in half. Eventually you get to one, and when you try to rip it straight in half, it has other plans. Today I had 2 boards that where nice and straight, no crown, twist or bow, and when I ripped them, whoa instant fubar board. Both boards developed about a 5/8 inch crown and about an inch bow. I almost put them with my scrap but since i planed for some movement with each cut I kept them in with ...

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Feeble Attempts at Humor #2: Cross Language Pun

07-24-2015 09:50 PM by Dave Rutan | 6 comments »

Above you see a wooden sculpture of a tornado It is a wood tornado. The word for ‘wood’ in Esperanto is ligno Ligno-tornado means wood turning, (like on a lathe) in Esperanto. Ligno-tornado also means ‘wood tornado’, (like the funnel storm) in Esperanto. (context would differentiate the meanings.)...Cue laugh track. N.B. Not responsible for health issues due to sustained laughter from this post. What’s Esperanto? [link]

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The Ultimate Mirror Frame Build!

07-24-2015 09:35 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

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Building Dave's Stacking Chair #9: Finishing the Build, but not Finished

07-24-2015 06:09 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

Started the day like always, gluing up another back piece. One more to go! [Below] The seats are cut out of 1/2 inch plywood. First I rip the 2×4 foot sheet at 16 inches, then I cross cut to get 3 seats per sheet. It would be more economical to cut these from a larger sheet, but a) I have no way to get a 4×8 foot sheet in my car, b) pretty sure a full sheet gives me more seats than I actually need. I’ll use the cut off for something, I’m sure. [Below] Even...

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Free Wood for Turning & ??

07-24-2015 04:32 PM by woodmaker | 7 comments »

Picked up a slab of Cyrus at the Habitat for humanity for $10.00 for this beauty. What should I do with this; any ideas? A friend of mine had a Poplar tree go down so he cut me some nice disks – 6”-8”&12” disk.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1596: Lesson Learned - Pretty Scary

07-24-2015 11:40 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

The day took a somewhat unexpected turn for me yesterday when Keith decided to make the hour long trip to Bear River to replenish some of the pens that he had on consignment in the artisan shop "Flight of Fancy". He had received a call from the owner, Rob a couple of weeks ago and was asked to bring more fountain pens, as the last one he had there had just sold. Even though Keith doesn't do much turning anymore, he still had some stock of beautiful pens left, and since it w...

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Hints and Tips #8: Pencil Extender

07-24-2015 11:31 AM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

In a YouTube video by Phillip Stephens I noticed he had a short pencil stuck into a small length of wood in order to make it longer. Phillip Stephens is from New Zealand, but the video was made while he was living in Columbia in South America. Based on his videos there, he has to make do and mend as a matter of course. Even though we have plenty of pencils around the house and in my shop, I liked the idea of this simple little widget. I liked the idea of an extender, but wanted to m...

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End Table project #2: Mortise and tenon time

07-24-2015 03:41 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Well, at least enough to put ONE frame together. Had the five parts for the one side laid out. “Plan” was to mill a few tenons, then chop a few mortises to match. Got a few tenons done, before the insurance guys showed up. Spent maybe an hour talking things over with them, and the landlord. Anyway, about them tenons.. Needed a few tools. laid out 1” wide tenons. Simple to do, as the blade on the square is 1” wide. Marked all the way around the ends....

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Nicholson style workbench #3: Rinse and repeat, Ditto

07-23-2015 11:50 PM by cfrance | 2 comments »

So I milled lumber today, again. Making smaller boards out of larger ones, only today I used 2×8’s to make a 3” slab for one of the aprons instead of the 4” slabs that I have made the past 2 days. The milling process is, in my opinion, the most boring part of any project, but no less important than any other step. Kind of a necessary evil if you will. But the magic of music made the time fly by leaving me with only one more slab to glue tomorrow. Curiosity got the be...

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Building Dave's Stacking Chair #8: Day 4: The Curved Back

07-23-2015 11:16 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

Today I started by removing yesterday’s back piece from the bending press and gluing up another one. Then I took one of the first ones I made and scraped any glue squeeze out from one edge. [Below] Running the clean edge along my rip fence, I skim trim the other edge to get it smooth. Then I do the same with the opposite side. [Below] The back piece blank is larger than needed. In this case, the space between the sides is 17 inches, just like it should be. I transfer that mea...

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