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Homemade knife

07-25-2013 05:16 AM by sgmdwk | 2 comments »

After hurting my arthritic fingers using an old folding knife, I decided to try making something that would better fit my hands. Here is what I came up with. I started with an old rasp Some work on a bench grinder brought it down to the rough shape I was looking for. I worked the blade into shape on successively finer grades of sand paper. Followed by wet/dry sand paper And finally a leather strop with green polishing compound. To create a handle I st...

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UnsquareD #2: Getting Carbided (?) - or Shopmade Carbide Turning Tools - Version 1

08-11-2013 04:52 AM by PurpLev | 15 comments »

When I started turning wood I wanted to get myself a “versatile” turning kit that would fit my budget and “small projects” needs – so I got the mini turning set set with the aluminum handle and replaceable HSS cutters. it’s been working out OK- no real complaints, other than it’s small, so you can’t really extend the tools to your body for controlling the action with your entire body for smooth and precise cuts as easily as you could with a full...

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student progress

08-25-2013 08:03 PM by andyboy | 6 comments »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-xsYUVp104&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

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Constructing My New 30 X 30 Shop #4: Pouring Floor

09-11-2013 04:31 PM by helluvawreck | 35 comments »

The pouring of the floor went well. The moisture barrier was placed down and the forms for the floor were set and fastened in place using the top edge of the wall and measurement as a guide. The floor forms were amply fastened and braced so they would not move during the pouring. The rebar was bent down to tie the floor and walls together and more rebar was laid in and tied to the rebar in the walls. We originally thought that we might need to build a temporary dirt bridge to allow the concr...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1139: Painting With Friends

09-29-2013 10:02 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

As many of you know, I not only design woodworking patterns, but also I love to paint. While some of the woodworkers that I come across shun putting any type of paint on wood, others like to embrace the idea of adding to their projects with color. As for myself – I see the advantages of both. There are times when wood is best left to its natural beauty and other times when you can really do your projects a favor by adding color. I suppose it depends on the project and situation. I...

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methods of work #23: Steam bending recurve - Success

10-25-2013 02:41 AM by Loren | 5 comments »

I failed with my first attempt at a recurve bend. http://lumberjocks.com/Loren/blog/38142I was prepared for that failure since I used a strap on onlyone side. This time I’ve added another backing strap anda fixture to make the transition. While the backing strap wasn’t directly “backing-up” thewood (which helps with grain blowout) nearest thetransition, the part came out cleanly bent with neitherexpansion failure nor compression crumpling.

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Blogging instead of Woodworking #1: Windows and Doors by Hand

11-14-2013 10:48 PM by Douglas | 1 comment »

With so many places to post, I’ve decided to do my “main” blogging on my own site, http://dcwwoodworks.com. So this LJ’s “blog” will be a place for me to crosspost HERE for those of you (ok, almost all of you) who aren’t going over THERE. Thanks. My latest is a post about getting into making windows and interior/entry doors… http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2013/11/14/windows-and-doors-by-hand

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SYP Spilt-Top Roubo Workbench #8: Flattening and Finishing

12-03-2013 02:20 AM by grfrazee | 3 comments »

Finally got the bench to the point where it’s time to flatten the top and finish it. Going into the project almost a year ago, I made a promise to myself that I would flatten the top by hand. I’ve seen the fancy router sled used by the Woodwhisperer (among others), but that’s not how I wanted to go (besides the fact that I don’t want to put down $50 on a wide-pass router bit). The top wasn’t too far out of flat, globally. However, there were lots of...

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Exit the workbench with shop renovation, sigh.....

12-21-2013 11:09 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 15 comments »

Four years ago I made a ‘new fangled bench’ as seen in Fine Woodworking. Since then my so called woodworking journey has been good and I think I’ve come a long way and done a lot of stuff. I’m always on my bench and work from it all the time. Thing is I rarely use any of it’s features. Don’t get me wrong. I think this is a great bench. It works well and when planing and holding things in place of all sizes in many positions it can’t be beat. But, I fi...

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Building boxes #2: Glueing the outside together

01-08-2014 03:54 PM by nate22 | 3 comments »

After getting the pieces cut for the box cut out I have got it glued together. It took me long enough to get it square before I could clamp it all together. Is there a good way to make a jig so I don’t have to take so long to play with it getting it squared.

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