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A Guitar for Daniel #8: Done. For now.

12-31-2012 05:22 AM by Dan Lyke | 1 comment »

Daniel came back for another visit and said “yeah, it sounds really off at the 12th fret”. With visions of “oh, crap, we have to mill off that fret and move it” we started playing with things, and discovered that the bridge was in the wrong place. The bridge had individually adjustable string positions, so we moved them, and got a sound that was okay, but the bridge was also really too high. So I chucked it up in the milling machine, milled it down a bit, then t...

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Reflections on Learning How #4: To Restore a circa-1940s Delta Jointer

01-13-2013 03:45 PM by FeralVermonter | 1 comment »

Honestly, I thought I did my due diligence on this one. I really did. Fortunately, I haven’t made any serious mistakes. Just a bunch of goofy beginner ones. Aw, heck. I’m a goofy guy, and a beginner to boot, what can I say? It was awfully fun, and I learned a lot—and I got a jointer out of the deal. I will say this, however: what I’ve learned so far really helped on this job, (much of which I learned right here, on this site!) enough so that ...

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Kitchen Cabinets #3: Progress from Saturday

01-27-2013 12:14 AM by HRLou | 0 comments »

Good progress today. I got all the plywood components rough cut, and cut to finish dimensions. I only had to stop once for a trip to the store—Wally World $5 plywood blade got dull and needed a replacement. I was starting to get burning and tear-out. I found out that the local box hardware store, Marvin’s, has Oldham 7 1/4” plywood blades for $1.99 and 10” Oldham plywood blades for $4.99! Score! 5 7 1/4” and 1 10” blade later, it was back to it. ...

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Faery Mirrors Build #2: Learning & More Jigs

02-08-2013 02:33 AM by Lumberpunk | 1 comment »

Well… a couple of days of intense learning. Chopped some mortises with my drill press, not very happy with them, machine has way to much runout. You can see them on the left. So I made a mortising jig for my router, inspired by this post: The mortises on the right (above) were cut with this jig. I made some upgrades to the jig. I scribed centre lines before drilling for the router, then mounted a 1/4 inch brad point drill b...

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TV Table: Assembly time

02-23-2013 12:21 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

When the table was last worked on, I had two sides in the clamps No, that isn’t a glue squeeze out running down the apron’s side, turns out it is a Powder post Beetle track. Sans Beetle, of course. I dry fitted the rest of the parts and laid out for some corner blocks. Gave me a chance to try out my new Miter box An Atkins 11 point panel saw. Got the four blocks cut, and some holes drilled. Needed a counter sink the set the screws in I chucked this one in the dri...

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Tickle Trunk #4: Paint ( I'm Seeing Red!!)

04-22-2013 08:05 PM by Chad | 0 comments »

After much hesitation I began puting some red on and decided to go with “Banner Red”. These are the first of a few coats but getting eager to get the red done and move on the the Upholstery. But after the fabric comes the decals and that is not in my bag of tricks.

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Merlot Anyone?! - The Marquetry Wine Box Saga #12: Merlot Anyone?! - The Marquetry Wine Box Saga

05-09-2013 11:25 PM by justoneofme | 24 comments »

Well at long last I greet you all with the last blog on this Marquetry Wine Box Saga!! Keeping my 93 year old father company (these past two day) while he recovers from a nasty lung infection, has given me ample opportunity to catch up on computer stuff. And now I can devote a few relaxing hours to the composition of this final blog! Hummmmm … you’re right Mike ... Nouveau Gal does look a bit ‘sly’!! And yes … I promise to get some better pics of her ...

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Traditional 4 poster bed #2: bed is done

07-06-2013 07:43 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 1 comment »

The bed is done, picked up the brass covers today. Assembled in the basement for a pic. Once it’s delivered, I will post a final pic.

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Lizard Staff #1: Need advice on finishes.

07-24-2013 05:27 AM by ivan | 5 comments »

I am copying one of M. Pounders projects, his lizard cane. His work is amazing! I am just trying it so don’t laugh too hard as I try to carve and burn this lizard on a 5 foot staff. It is a limb from an orange tree that has aged about a year. it is carving very hard wood and it is very white. It burns OK but not a nice as basswood. My question to all of you is: How do I finish the staff? I want to stain it darker brown and leave the lizard natural or stain it Golden Oak. Has anyone ...

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Poplar Nightstand #1: Starting off

08-10-2013 02:16 AM by mitchota | 1 comment »

I got some poplar yesterday to start working on a nightstand for the bedroom. I was looking into using pine or oak, but the pine was ugly and I couldn’t find any really nice pieces of oak at the store. I decided to go with poplar since it was affordable and since I’ve worked with it a little before, I’m familar with how it behaves. I glued up some boards for the top and the legs last night and left them to dry overnight. This morning I took some time to get them out of th...

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