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Finding Wood

10-18-2014 01:49 AM by Dave Rutan | 9 comments »

[Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto]Where do you find wood that isn’t plain pine boards and studs from the local lumberyard? If you don’t live near a furniture supply house or don’t want to pay for wood for small projects, do like I do. I live in a mid-sized town in the rural corner of New Jersey. When I’m out driving here and there I keep an eye out along the streets, mainly in my own town, for broken furniture. A lot of folks throw out broken chairs, but I don’t ha...

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The shed of my dreams #5: Reality!

10-18-2014 01:40 AM by Sandra | 28 comments »

I’m notorious for over-thinking, overanalyzing and basically spending too much energy navel-gazing. This blog is intended to get some of it out of my head. I’ll be glib, sarcastic and flippant in my other posts. Who knows how this one will turn out. It may be a train wreck, so reader beware! If navel-gazing doesn’t hold any appeal or distraction for you, move on. If you’re allergic to estrogen, move away quickly. My own personal rules are to not to spend more than 30 minutes on any one pos...

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In the wood shop today #32: Coffee table, rocking chairs, live edge desks...... oh my!

10-18-2014 12:46 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 3 comments » Follow along as I take a walk through of my wood shop discussing the projects I am working on. Been busy these days as usual have a coffee table, 2 desks and all my chickens to look after!

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Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench #8: another baby step - cutting I and the tops

10-17-2014 11:46 PM by rhybeka | 0 comments »

I suck at math. Ok – well maybe not suck, but I definitely have a weak spot when it comes to geometry. The basics and fractions I can manage but have to take my time when it comes to cutting radiuses or odd shapes. So I went and found a paper protractor online, printed, cut it out, and used it for my radii(?) on the 12 pieces of I. I think I did a pretty decent job – no I didn’t use the can in the background – it wasn’t big enough :D I also finished cutting t...

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Mini hand tool cabinet #5: Front and Back Panels

10-17-2014 10:27 PM by JSOvens | 0 comments »

Time for another update on the mini hand tool cabinet. These may start to come less frequently, since I am now involved in multiple Christmas Time projects as well (all of which I will post either in the Blog or at the very least in the Projects area early on in the new year). With all of the cabinet sides made, the next step I took was to make the panels for the back and for the door. My original plan was to find some 1/4” plywood for the panels, but I was enjoying using solid pine ...

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In A Land Far, Far Away…

10-17-2014 08:15 PM by handsawgeek | 1 comment »

While looking through some photo files of yore, I happened across some that I took while Mrs. handsawgeek and I were on a trip to South Korea in 2010. One of the places we toured was the Korean Folk Village Museum in Yongin near Seoul. The Korean Folk Village is very similar to our own Colonial Williamsburg in the sense that they have reconstructed replicas of centuries-old palaces, homes and shops where modern day artisans, craftsmen, and performers carry on the traditional trades and ...

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10-17-2014 07:04 PM by stefang | 10 comments »

Back to work on the project today after our thursday shopping excursion and getting a check up at the doctor (us old folks do a lot of that). After completing all the blanks for the basket components on Wednesday, I used today to get the side blanks ready for cutting and to gluing up the bottom pieces. Steps in preparing the sides for stack cutting The stacks of side blanks, 4 to each stack were carefully aligned and temporarily clamped with masking tape prior to pinning them toge...

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NOT your average Screen Door: Assembly time

10-17-2014 06:40 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

FINALLY! First, needed some rebates for the screen’s frame to sit in. Don’t have a wide enough bit for the router, BUT, I do happen to have a couple planes that seem to work nicely This one is a Traditional Chinese Edge Plane I build awhile ago. Set the fence for 1/2” and push it along until it is almost all the way down to …3/16” deep. Then go over it with an Iron plane, since it does have a depth stop Hmmm, Noodles, anyone? Ok, rebates all lo...

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The development of modern wood carving and innovation, to enhance the cultural value of a key

10-17-2014 06:09 PM by VobliX | 0 comments »

Luguang positive “Yunlong vase” How to deal with the good tradition in woodcarving craftsmanship relationship with modern mechanical means? How to change the current “produced more than culture” wood production status? How industrialization process in the strengthening of cultural property carvings enhance its cultural value? These have been woodcarving industry concern. Recently, sponsored by the China Arts and Crafts Society, China Institute of Arts hosted a professional member of woo...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #10: Table Saw Base: The Saga Continues

10-17-2014 12:31 PM by technoslick | 4 comments »

Yesterday started out wet, as was the day before it, but the temperature was high enough I could be comfortable outdoors in a short sleeve shirt. I decided to move a couple of portable benches upstairs on the enclosed back porch to see if I could get more done on the table saw base. At that point, all I had together was the base framing, which comprised of four 2” x 4” pieces half-lap joined, glued and screwed together. I decided on building the framing longitudinally because I w...

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