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CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS #4: Progress

10-20-2014 06:15 PM by stefang | 17 comments »

Today I finished the scrolling and got the sides ready for the bottom panels. There are a some important points that are outlined below. GETTING A GOOD CUTOnce again I am offering some advice on the cutting. Many of you will be light years ahead of me with your scrolling skills, but others, like myself, who use their scroll saws less frequently can get rusty. This advice is directed mainly to them. Cutting technique (again) I have revised my cutting technique a little since scrol...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #29: Tip of the Day!!!

10-20-2014 05:41 PM by PhilBello | 2 comments »

The weather seems to have gone from bad to worse, at least the cars have stayed dry! So the only work I have been doing is reclaiming some mahogany timbers that were left in the garden by the previous owner, to rot, and after cleaning them up, they turned out to be well seasoned usable timber, which only needed a few nail holes filling, after which I have used them both for making window sills and shelving. All of which I have left natural, and used my home made beeswax polish to bring out bo...

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Current Project #16: George's Cajon

10-20-2014 03:26 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

Yes, another cajon. If I keep this up, I’ll eventually be able to make one without fudging anything. Here it is in glue up. The bits of blue tape are my method of indicating which edges I had to put rabbets in. The tape comes off more easily than sanding pencil marks.

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A Strategy for Woodworking #31: Slow Furniture Movement

10-20-2014 02:38 PM by Gary Rogowski | 4 comments »

Why not a slow furniture movement? An early aphorism I placed in our literature was a quote from John Ruskin: “When we build, let us think that we build forever.” This is a sentiment I am fully in support of particularly these days when you see a “modern” building go up and 5 years later, they’re replacing the siding on it. There’s quality today for you. But one of my Mastery students quoted Ruskin in a different way that I think is equally valid. Perhaps you’ll agree: When we bui...

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Rediscovering my old hobby #1: Making old tools usable with no space!!

10-20-2014 01:29 PM by revrok | 2 comments »

I live in the urban San Francisco Bay Area in the smaller city of San Leandro between Oakland and Hayward in the East Bay. That means I have some advantages and some disadvantages when it comes to woodworking. The main advantage is the availability of free wood (hardwood pallets are everywhere and broken furniture on craigslist and curbsides) and good prices on old used tools. The main disadvantage for me is the cost of housing. Because of that I rent a two bedroom duplex with very little usa...

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My Workshop #1: Laying out my space

10-20-2014 01:22 PM by Creed | 2 comments »

This is my first ever Blog post. I am just starting into woodworking and wanted a place to chronicle my journey. The first things I have been doing was watching countless YouTube videos and reading as much as I can to get a feel of the terminology and where I might want to begin. I decided the first thing i should do is plan out my work space. For this I have decided to set up shop in my Garage. We have a three car garage and I’m taking the back half and converting it. This space ...

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Just for Fun... #92: and more Details...

10-20-2014 12:38 PM by littlecope | 15 comments »

9 days ago, we left off with one of the hinges needing a replacement top half… The off-cut was not as sleek as the originals, but the new half should work… As was said, this “Strapping” is going completely around… So attention then turned to the front, where “The Plan” is, for there to be Latches…They begin with holes, much like the hinges…(To my Australian Friend Robert: this image is especially for you… My one and only Brad Poi...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1427: Monday, Monday

10-20-2014 11:59 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

Once again we are here on a Monday.I have always loved Monday's, as they represent a fresh start to a new week and the promise of endless possibilities awaiting! I have always viewed Monday with enthusiasm and joy – even when I worked at other jobs outside my home or attended school. I suppose I always felt that every day – no matter what day of the week it was – would only be what we make of it, and I have always chosen to make it the best day I could. I don't see t...

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DeWALT DW100 Repair & Review

10-20-2014 11:52 AM by woodshopmike | 2 comments »

I recently acquired this drill but needed to repair it before I put it into service. Check out this quick blog post on the DeWALT DW100 Repair & Review!

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Timber Implants

10-20-2014 11:45 AM by robscastle | 13 comments »

No I didnt get a massive timber splinter! I was making a key Holder from a piece of timber I collected from LLWW AKA degoose when I was there last week Its a bit on the ugly side and of limited use due to its overall shape and condition,but worth saving. This is the widest side: And the other side: A few splits in the end also added to its limited its use: Anyway not to be discouraged I decided to make a key shaped key holder with it. After cutting off the sid...

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