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My take on the Dutch Chest #1: Initial Casework

5 days ago by guitchess | 2 comments »

While perusing old episodes of The Woodwright’s Shop, I was inspired. This tool chest design seemed to me to be as useful today as it was in days past. As this episode and this chest have been talked about at great length, I will not go into details. Schwarz had his chest full of pristine hand tools, all in perfect condition, sitting neatly in their well thought out locations. Mine will probably never look like that. Mostly because I am not a hand tool purist. After, 25 years ...

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Rodel chair build. #5: Front legs

5 days ago by Mark | 2 comments »

I started with the same scenario as the rear legs, ¼” piece of Walnut sandwiched between 2 layers of dressed Cherry. I had previously ripped the pieces to 1 ¾” wide. Ripped to final width of just a bit over 1 ½ sq. I left it just a tad over so there would be some extra material for scraping and sanding. Care must be taken at this point to ensure the Cherry is of equal thickness on both sides of the Walnut. I sliced the tops and bottoms off to give me a rough length and a starting point ...

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Easter Egg Hunt

5 days ago by GarageWoodworks | 1 comment »

I painstakingly hid Easter eggs all over my website (excluding the forum and Blog). They are not visible yet, but they will appear sometime tomorrow evening. If you find all of the eggs you will be prompted to enter your name and e-mail address. The first person to find all of the eggs, and submits their contact info in time, wins. The winner gets a T-shirt of their choosing from my cafepress store OR one of my plans from my website. If you are outside of the USA, I can only offer one o...

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Need some advice on Coriander

5 days ago by cajunpen | 5 comments »

I recently acquired a few pieces of Corian. I want to glue up some Peppermill blanks, but not sure what glue to use. Any suggestions?

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Makita Track Saw

5 days ago by Cruiszr | 4 comments »

I have read the different reviews on track saw by different mfg. and opted to buy the Makita back when it was on sale at HD before Christmas. I read the manual and inspected the saw and track but never put it to any test until this week working on my addition to my workshop. I found it to work quite well and performed as they had described in the manual. Had a little time getting use to the plunge controls at first but was easily over come after a few uses. Being able to cut at different angl...

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Workshop Projects #6: Easter special. A pole lathe bunny?

5 days ago by Serradura | 3 comments »

Well yes, my twin brother got a painted egg… I had to wait until the middle of the night…I guess you’ve never seen a rabbit painting an egg on a pole lathe, but now we know they do! We just want to wish everybody:Boa Páscoa, Nice Easter, Schöne Ostern, Belle PâquesBuena Pascua, Bella Pasqua, Güzel Paskalya!

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catapult only needs finishing touches

5 days ago by Zeiler | 2 comments »

one tension rod is in working order and the other one just needs to be tethered and it needs glued

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1295: Walking Before Running

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

It has now been over twenty years since I first began scroll sawing. (I know! I don’t really FEEL like I am THAT OLD!) Even as I sat here to write that number down, I had to count a couple of times to make sure my number was correct. It seems like only yesterday when I hit the fifteen year mark, and now that the years have climbed into the twenties, it amazes me even more. I remember those first days of cutting so well. My friend Cari had a wonderful father who was an engineer and ...

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More shop toys #4: Filling in the blanks

6 days ago by Farrout | 1 comment »

After I retired and started spending more time in my little shop, I realized there were a lot of ‘blank’ spots in my tool set.A few bits missing from an index, the 9/16” socket missing from the ratchet set, etc.I’ve spent the last few months filling in the blanks. (I love McMaster!)I now have a complete set of numbered bits from 1 to 60. It’s amazing how often I go to that set.My set of sockets is now complete in metric and imperial, 1/2”, 3/8”, and ...

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Historic Woodworker Videos #23: Wharton Esherick's Woodcuts

6 days ago by Hoosierwoodcraft | 1 comment »

This video focuses on the early life-story of Wharton Esherick, the future designer, and his personal discovery that a woodcut will create a simple and bold image that is worth a thousand words If you would like to see it, please go to Every woodworker should try to make a woodcut in their lifetime. There is great satisfaction in seeing how a little chisel work on boxwood can create a bold contrast of black ink on white paper.

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