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Sunburst mirror #1: flame mirror

04-06-2018 05:13 PM by wakinews | 6 comments »

A month ago I embarked on a project to carve frame shapes around a mirror frame and make what we can call a sunburst Mirror. With the help of John Smith and others on Lumberjokes i managed to come up with something as seen below.

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Getting into Woodworking #2: A new tool for the shop, a Jet JWL-1236 lathe

04-06-2018 03:57 PM by Steve | 3 comments »

So I happened upon this used lathe really by accident. I hadn’t been actively looking for a lathe, but in the back of my mind, I had always kind of wanted one. So I got an alert for some other tools I had been searching for and read the ad to find this listed. Contacted the seller and made a deal for it. I just happened to beat another guy to it by about 25 mins. So anyways, here’s the lathe and all the stuff that came with it. I really enjoyed using the lathe ba...

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Sashimono #1: Japanese Sashimono Box - Traditional Furniture Maker

04-05-2018 11:51 PM by Jerry | 22 comments »

So, for all my box making buddies out there, I thought this video I just found today would really speak to you, especially the hand tool purists. This Japanese woodworker steps you through his build from beginning to end, and it’s a fascinating look into some really interesting techniques and some amazing hand tool woodworking skill. Enjoy! View on YouTube

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Violin Kit #1: Unboxing

04-05-2018 04:38 PM by Dave Rutan | 9 comments »

I decided to buy myself some education on lutherie. This is a kit that I bought from eBay, though it apparently is the same kit that you’d get from tomtop.com [link]. The body of the violin comes pre-assembled, but unlike the more expensive stew mac version, the purfling is already installed. I was actually expecting painted on purfling, so this was a pleasant surprise. I’ll need to create the dado into which the neck is fit and fit the pegs and drill a hole for the end button. The only t...

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• Two Tier Side Table #2: Playing Around in Paint

04-05-2018 02:37 PM by Ron Aylor | 21 comments »

Playing Around in Paint –  After a few hours playing around in Paint, This is what I have so far.           Nothing too fancy. I’m thinking maybe 20” W x 20” D x 22” H (or a bit higher) , with a 6” high drawer. I’ll use cherry and ash as shown. I’m torn between cherry bread boards on the lower tier or an ash border akin to the top … will just have to wait and see. I may also taper the legs a bit to the inside. Well … time to start roughing out some lumber.  Thank...

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Dungeon Remodel, the drill til #2: Clean a bench, install the til

04-05-2018 04:54 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, part 2. Instead of taking a nap, decided to clean house in the shop…. Lots of just junk in the way….other items just needed put away, finally. This “bench” used to be an old square table, somewhere in it’s history, it lost it’s legs. So now, it sits on a pair of sawhorses. This was the original bench when the Dungeon Shop first started up. Grinder and sanding center needed to be switched around. First, wire wheels were removed from the g...

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Dungeon Remodel, the drill til #1: Start up, getting rid of the mess

04-05-2018 04:17 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, something a little different this time around. Had a bit of Pine leftovers.. Some fancy, most were not. I even found a 1×10 to add to the fancy stuff..1×10 x 4’....needed a way to make use of some of this lumber, rather than throwing it in the fire pit…hmm… Over-flowing with braces…this old til has been out-grown….6 spaces, for 12 drills? I think I could do a bit better? I could build a longer/wider til…..but where to set it? ...

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Toy Construction #199: One More Train #2

04-05-2018 02:38 AM by htl | 8 comments »

Got started on a small train yesterday thinking of making it one of those toy book end kind a projects, but we’ll have to see where it wants to go.The chimney is all ready way different than I had planned but that’s the way it wanted to be. lolThe chimney is also way big but maybe it will turn out alright.The chimney and boiler were glued up for my last train [as one looong turning], but the glue up didn’t go as planed not straight so cut it down and we get another train pro...

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Youtube videos: Another element to Woodworking #2: What i have learned about Video View numbers

04-05-2018 01:53 AM by rustednail | 2 comments »

One thing I have learned with the youtube channel thus far is that you never know which videos are going to get more views than others. I have made a few videos that I felt were going to do well and get lots of views, likes and comments but got almost nothing. On the other hand, one of the most watched videos I have on my channel is one that I recorded and edited quickly and without a lot of thought behind it. This video in particular didn’t have many views for the first week, but it seems to...

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Disston saw restoration #1: Great find on Ebay

04-04-2018 07:43 PM by Oldtool | 8 comments »

About 2 weeks ago I was viewing hand saws on Ebay, looking for something to cut the cheeks on tenons, as I have two Disston saws – one 14” and one 16”, and a 12” Jackson (made by Disston) all filed for cross cut. I came across this Disston, as is and not touched by the seller: After receiving it, I decided to clean it up and change the teeth from cross cut to rip, but otherwise it was in good shape – straight, great tote condition without any damage, j...

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