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Tool Tip #12: Liquid Hide Glue expired no good Pt 2 Stress test results

5 days ago by robscastle | 3 comments »

OK its 24 hr plus and the LHG test results are in. Shear Test Method:All I did was hold each of the ends and pull them apart in line with the glue joint, very scientific.However there were some surprising results observed. LHG Test piece 1. Medium amount of glue Results:The A sample broke shearing wood and glueThe B sample broke very easly and indicated a glue failure, no surprises there. Observations:As expected the B sample glue failed and failed very early in relation to effor...

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Shop Tours #1: Very interesting shop tour

5 days ago by GaryCN | 1 comment »

Adam Savage, special effects designer hosts his shop tour it’s amazing how crammed it looks and is worth watching all 17:36 http://youtu.be/l9AqYaSRjw0

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A Strategy for Woodworking #12: How Design Starts

5 days ago by Gary Rogowski | 2 comments »

Design starts with a pattern in the sky, a curl in the stem of a plant, the swirl in a coffee cup. It starts with an idea. There is no one single place from which it begins. And so the designer must grab serendipity when it strikes and use it as a stepping stone, a starting point, and then choose from the infinite number of choices then possible. Inspiration is serendipitous. Design on the other hand is hard work and trials and errors and execution. It is iteration and reiteration. It has ...

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Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table from the Beginning #1: Choosing a Board, Initial Flattening

5 days ago by CharlesA | 2 comments »

Four months ago I asked some advice on how to construct a waterfall leg on a live edge table. I’m finally beginning construction after several things got in the way. The first step was finding the right board. The nearest sawmill to me (19 vs. 45 miles one way) was clean out of live edge pieces. I called the next closest sawmill and he was looking at $150-200 for a slab, so I decided to take a “chance on two 1 boards on CL on Craigslist. They had been sitting in a barn for g...

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Building a Ditty Box--first project for my nephew #5: Triumphal Finish, A Long Entry

5 days ago by CharlesA | 1 comment »

My nephew didn’t want any more pics to go up until he had a chance to show it to his mother and grandmother (my sister), so I haven’t posted any update. However, since today was return to home day, all may be revealed. After finishing the main box, he cut and glued four cleats to the underside of the top. He clamped up the front and back cleats first, and then snuck up on the length of side cleats. They fit perfectly. I guess I didn’t take any pictures of him cuttin...

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Filling the guts of your Dutch tool chest #4: Plane dividers lattice

5 days ago by Brad | 2 comments »

Fixtures really make this chest an excellent storage space. And since I intend to travel with my chest, I want it to travel well. By “well” I mean that I don’t want tools to be damaged in transit. As is, the virgin top space doesn’t meet that standard. So to ensure that things stay put during the rigors of a “Florida or Bust” road trip I created a number of fixtures. Top-section Fixture: plane dividers latticeOne of the reasons that my fixture layout worked out so well was because I...

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Craftsy woodworking blog posts #8: Tage Frid three-legged stool -- cutting holes for the legs

5 days ago by Furnitude | 0 comments »

My recent post on Craftsy: By the way, at the end of the post you’ll find a free class offer from Craftsy for a finishing class. I found it really impressive. Let me know what you think.

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Marking Gauge #1: have finally started

5 days ago by harum | 0 comments »

I had been saving a nice Honduran rosewood cut-off for a while before the last weekend. I wanted to make a marking gauge and thought rosewood was a good wood for it: dense and oily. A few gauges seen at LJ and in several ww magazines were an inspiration. The planned dimensions: fence—2-7/8” × 4-1/2” × 7/8”, beam—3/4” × 1” × 9-1/2”. Cut the beam and fence parts; got a 1/8” × 1” brass bar for wear strips from a recycled construc...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1366: New Ornaments Completed

6 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I had another busy day yesterday. I had to take my kitty Coco to the vet yesterday to get a little bump on her paw checked out. Fortunately, it turned out to be nothing and she is fine. I was kind of worried that she would have to go through surgery or something like that to get it removed, but the vet said it wasn't a concern.  I am sure Coco was happy as well, but she still wasn't thrilled with the ride to the vet and back (about 45 minutes each way). She was just thrilled to b...

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Why buy it when you can make it! #8: First turning project - Cherry Pepper Mill

6 days ago by paxorion | 1 comment »

A few years ago (before we were married), my wife bought me a monstrously huge pepper mill (I think it was about 3 feet long). It was awesome, except for the fact that it was a pain to use and had formed a fairly substantial crack over the years. Fate would have it that my daughter developed a huge love for dismantling it (apple doesn’t fall far from the tree), and lost several key pieces of the grind mechanism. After a painful hunt, we decided to give up on that mill and consider bu...

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