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My lathe journeys. #26: ... Been busy past few weeks. Practice, practice, practice.

03-25-2015 12:28 PM by JoeinGa | 5 comments »

I’ve been doing quite a bit of turning these past few weeks. I’ve been turning out a bowl every few days. The oil and lacquer coats take longer than the actual turning time, what with having to wait for drying times. Any hoooooo… Rather than make separate blog posts for all these, I figure I’ll put them here a couple at a time....These 2 bowls came from the same cypress log. When I was given this piece it had been sitting in a guys shop for almost 10 years, It had s...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1522: Working Ahead

03-25-2015 12:18 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

It is a beautiful and sunny Wednesday morning here in Nova Scotia. One would expect to open the window and hear the birds chirping cheerfully, welcoming the dawning of another spectacular day. But that isn't really the case (yet!). There is still about two feet of snow on the ground and although the sky is clear and the sun bright, it will be just a while longer until we find ourselves rid of the snow and able to see the grass beneath and open the windows fully. But patience will pay off ...

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Working with recycled timber #42: AKs ToolMakers Chest Making the Front Panel Door

03-25-2015 08:38 AM by robscastle | 3 comments »

The design of the front door is when its closed its vertical and upon unlocking and opening it it dissapears horizontally under the bottom drawer. This is what the original rough out looked like. It was a bit bland and heavy so I decided to cut it into rails and stile to make a four panel door. I didnt want a fancy profile and found I had a suitable shaper bit that would do the job Here is my test prototype. With a satisfactory fit production went ahead. First up I...

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Woodworking For Therapy #27: WOODWORKING BACK ON HOLD

03-25-2015 07:01 AM by Steve Kreins | 9 comments »

I’ve been accepted for clinical trials of a new chemo therapy drug at UT Southwestern Cancer Center in Dallas. Judy and I will spend half of each month in Dallas and a couple of weeks back home recovering. The plan is to continue this schedule for 3 to 6 months and see if it helps. To me the biggest down side is that the doctors don’t want me doing any woodworking. Bummer! I will be prone to infections and a simple cut could require a trip to the ER. So as usual I am depending ...

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10,000 Hours #8: Bench vice Installation, Finally!!

03-25-2015 03:42 AM by LucasWoods | 4 comments »

00,009 / 10,000 So I spent about an hour and a half flattening the bottom of my bench where my vice attaches and also removing material so my vice will sit flush with the top. below is the final product. The vice does not sit flush with the bench though it is about a fat 1/16. Is this going to be a problem? Also, the vice barely is not sitting square with the side of the bench. It is a slim 1/16 gap along the enitire length. The bottom inch or so is sitting flush with the side of th...

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Split Top Roubo Bench Build #12: Finish up the leg vise

03-25-2015 02:37 AM by ic3ss | 1 comment »

Had a surprise today, more funds available in the budget than I thought so I went to the lumber yard and got the wood that I needed. Got it all milled up and the front rail is now in the clamps. Due to my clamp shortage, I’ll have to glue up the last leg after I get home from work tomorrow night. But that’s good because it’ll set me up perfect for next weekend’s activities. I picked up a 2 – 5/8” forstner bit for the plastic bearing ring, a 4” fors...

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Tae Kwon Do Belt Rack #1: Belt Rack Beginnings and Design

03-25-2015 01:32 AM by CharlieK | 6 comments »

A friend of mine studied Tae Kwon Do when he was younger and graduated up to Junior Black-belt. Now he has a bunch of colored belts and I decided to build him a rack where he can display them. I searched the internet for ideas and even got a few good ideas from the LJ fourm. I like the one that phamat built for his son I found similar designs through a Google search. I decided to make it a wall hung display rack because I don’t know where he would be able to put it if it were free...

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Blast gate for shop vac - 50mm hose size blog

03-25-2015 12:24 AM by mafe | 6 comments »

Blast gate for shop vac50mm hose size. Back to wood…And dust.And more. Just had a three weeks influenza, could hardly breathe, so I thought it was time to kill the dust in my shop.Since I moved to this shop I always just moved the hose from one tool to the other, this also means sometimes not doing it, since I am really a human, or in other words; make mistakes and are sometimes more lazy than rational.But to set up my dust system again I needed some blast gates, since my number o...

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Krenov Style Hand Plane

03-24-2015 08:44 PM by GarageWoodworks | 0 comments »

Walnut w/ wax finish. Hock blade and chip breaker. My first wooden hand plane. Learned a little here.

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Rope Carvings

03-24-2015 06:09 PM by Luke Addington | 2 comments »

I prepared some rope samples a few weeks ago for a client meeting. Here’s the process I used: Layout Part I. Video for Part I of the layout process. I mark the centers of the square portions at either end of the turning. I line my ruler up with the two points and bend it down slightly so it touches the column. Then I mark a short center line on the column itself. I do that on all four sides. Then I take some painters tape and line up the centers the same way I did with the ruler, ...

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