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Workbench #3: Frame lumber is milled to size

3 days ago by Matt | 0 comments »

I made a lot of saw dust today. What did you do?? LOL!!

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Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table from the Beginning #3: Removing the Bark

4 days ago by CharlesA | 2 comments »

I left the bark on the piece for my coffee table, but thought if it ever became a problem, I’d take it off. My understanding is that the bark is safe to keep on if the slab has been kiln dried. Air dried bark will have bugs. Since this is a gift, I’m taking the bark off from the beginning. The bark was pretty stubborn on this piece. i’d heard that some folks find an angle grinder handy to do this. I found it helpful, but not as helpful as a more sophisticated tool I ...

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Ribbons in Cutting Boards

4 days ago by prospector45 | 8 comments »

Several years ago I saw this ribbon design at segmenting.biz/inlayexample. I started by selecting the body of the design. In this case, padauk, yellow heart, aand hickory for three boards. Then I laminated the “ribbons” Then I cut 2” holes in the boards that make up the body of the design. The problem for a flat boarder(cutting board) was how to create the plugs without a center hole. The first idea was wood turning but this would require a massive square of exotic wood...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1370: Progress on the "Nevermore" Scroll Saw Project

4 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

I made good progress on my scrolled version of the "Nevermore" plaque although it did not come without its challenges. It was nothing that I couldn't overcome, but it took some real thought to sort some of the process out in my mind and make it work how I intended. But after spending the day laying things out and finally getting the chance to cut the pieces at the scroll saw, I am fairly happy with the results. Below is a photograph of where it sits as I write this morning: S...

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How to Make a Caducues #3: Rod of Asclepius

4 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

How to make Rod of AsclepiusStep 1A – See step (#1, #2)a) you can get a idea of where to put the “Snake” on the Staffthe longer the Staff the longer the “Snake” if you likeIf you like or 2 Snakes, but if you put two “Snakes” on it now becomes a Caduceus.b) see next step

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How to Make a Caducues #2: How to make the "Snake"

4 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

How to make the Snake />Step 2) find your self a piece of wood that looks like a “Snake” lol, a) if you can not find one, then find a piece of “green” wood/ vineb) you can strip the bark or not, but it maybe a little stringy with “green” woodc) once you fished that, while it is still “green” take it and wrap it around your Staff/ Caduceusd) you can use sting/ hemp/etc. an {leave on if you like} to tie it down to the Staff/ Caduceus,e) let the &#...

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How to Make a Caducues #1: The Stage #1

4 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

How to make a Caduceus:Step 1) find your self a Staff/ any species of wood, like the one in the photograph, does not have to be strait2) You can carve anything/ or not if you wish on the staff3) You can stain/ not, poly/ not, paint/ not if you wishyou can even wood burn if you wishjust let you imagination go Wild!4) see next step #2 Lastly find out what a Caduceus represents/ meaning

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Workbench #2: Purchased my base material tonight (and my table saw is better than I hoped)

4 days ago by Matt | 4 comments »

Well, tonight I went to the big orange store and picked up the lumber for my bench base: (8) 2×10x10’ “premium” construction lumber. It took a while picking through the pile to find something approaching reasonable. My plan is to rip them and plane them tomorrow on my new Steel City planer (not the spiral blade version). This is to prep them for glue up. I plan to laminate the legs boards with a finish cross section of about 7×4 1/8”. When I laminate t...

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Left overs #1: pieces of wood projects left over

4 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

Wha Dont know what to do with those left over, well turn them into new project, this one happen to be left over from Project Maple, I maybe able to acquire 2 pens out of this left over, or maybe just one unknown till I get the feel of whats inside the wood talkin to me

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Designing the Thien Baffle in Sketchup

4 days ago by Sk1pp3r | 0 comments »

I am just posting my journey for my upgrades to the Harbor Freight Dust collector I got. I have been using it stock except for the wynn filter cartridge and have been happy with it so far, however I have been getting some leaks and will smell the wood dust coming from the collector after cutting items. So I figured if I am going to seal the leaks, I better just build a whole new cart and add a Thien Separator. The first post here is detailing the Thien Separator. I went over to his we...

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