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my story

07-19-2011 05:24 PM by Tag84 | 9 comments »

Inspired by Charles Dearing:) I grew up in Nieuwegein, afraid nobody here’s able to pronounce that. Which sits right below Utrecht.Utrecht is about 40 km from Amsterdam. I have 1 sister who now lives with her boyfriend.I am much closer to my mother then my father, who have bin divorced since 2003.We lived in a nice neighbourhood back then. a beautifull house and big garden, with all my friends very nearby. My father wasn’t able to keep his job as a teacher due to a burnout/ me...

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DIY Wood worker wedding #5: The cake plate shaping the stump and roots

08-03-2011 06:14 PM by gurnie | 0 comments »

So i bought a Pneumatic Sanding Drum set and i used my lathe to wear down the rough edges (pictured above). While this looks great I started to feel that the tree was looking too manufactured. It needs to look a bit more natural / organic. So last night I went to the shop and recut the sides on the bandsaw. I’ll post photos of me working with the Pneumatic Sanding Drum set and the re-sanded roots tomorrow.

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Live Edged, Spalted Maple Slab Coffee Table #3: Base Construction

09-15-2011 04:50 AM by JamesVavra | 3 comments »

The base was pretty straight forward: it’s 16” x 16” x 8” and the hole on the inside is 8” x 8” It’s all made from 3/4” MDF. I really hate working with MDF, but the extra weight and the smooth surface are perfect for this project. I attached a piece of scrap 2x yellow pine to the bottom of the slab. The base will slip on to this scrap and be screwed off. The below photo shows the assembly – minus one of the outside faces of the base so...

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Arts & Crafts - Living room tables #3: Legs and support assembled and glued up

10-01-2011 04:48 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 1 comment »

I assembled the legs & supports for the table. It’s all glued up. It’s more wobbly than I would have thought given the wood was straight and the M&T joints were solid. Not sure where I went wrong. Next step finishing and then attaching the top. We bought the entry level Kreg joint jig so I’m thinking about using that for the attachment of the top. Not sure if expansion will be an issue. The top is plywood, but the base is 2×4s.

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Entryway Bench #1: Glorious, glorious old wood.

10-16-2011 07:54 AM by superstretch | 1 comment »

Today marked the day I actually started my last project before Christmas gifts… (I’m still in the planning phase) When you walk in the door to our house, there’s a 37”W x 20”D cubby hole on the left: I started by creating a 2×4 frame that will serve as the bench, that I’ll probably attach to the wall tomorrow and then attach the front-most 2×4 to that. I’ll then double up more 2×4s to make a leg to support the front of the bench....

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Hate to do this

10-31-2011 02:16 AM by venicewoodworker | 4 comments » I decided to list this for sale. If anyone is interested, please let me know. I had the price high on CL to keep the rip rap out of my hair. I would prefer to have one of my LJ buddies have this. Check it out. Jim

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Well about the show

11-15-2011 11:18 AM by Eagle1 | 9 comments »

The show wasn’t to bad since the economy isn’t the greatest these days. While the show was going on. The lady next to me kept looking at the rolling pins. Later in the day she asked me if I would be interested in another show. I said sure. She told me it is tomorrow and where it was. I asked her how much to get into it. She said $25.00. I thought some more through out the day. Then I told her since you keep looking at the rolling pins. I would give her the one that she...

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Cherry Blanket Chest #2: Joinery, panels, & starting the top

12-31-2011 04:12 AM by jcwalleye | 0 comments »

I’m starting today with the glued up panels for the blanket chest. I acquired some curley maple veneer that’ll I’ll glue to 3/8” Baltic birch plywood. First up was straightening the veneer with a plasticizer. After squirting it on both sides and letting it air dry, I put the veneer between poly finished and waxed 3/4” pieces of mdf. Unprinted newspaper was used to absorb moisture. Change the paper a couple times and after a day, the veneer becomes flexible and easy to work wi...

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My First Shutters #1: Here I am so far ...

01-23-2012 11:18 PM by Rha7 | 3 comments »

I read an article somewhere that said “if you’re a beginner you shouldn’t try to make your own shutters, it is a very difficult work that should be left to professionals” ... as stubborn as Iam, it looked like the right project to tackle on my learning travel … So, here I am so far, It is make of Pine ($$$ cost effective), and I’m using oil+wax as a finish, by request from my wife that saw me once trying it on a piece of scrap wood to see how it looked. ...

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It's For/From The Birds!

02-18-2012 01:06 AM by jack1 | 7 comments »

This is something I’ve been using since I took up wood butchering again. I got tired of making a mess on my my floor and work benches when I finished a piece. I didn’t want to drag out the big drop clothes that I had to let dry when I was done either. So, I started hanging on to empty bags of bird seed for my chickens and also the wild birds that live off of me around here. They are made of a pretty tough woven plastic that doesn’t leak. I use the back unprinted side up ...

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