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Rockler "Nordys" woodworking video contest results in some great stuff!

03-17-2014 12:39 PM by StumpyNubs | 9 comments »

Rockler holds an annual woodworking video contest named after their founder. This year’s topic was “How do you inspire the next generation”. The results are in, and the prizes were awarded. You can click the links below to watch the winning videos… Grand Prize: Brandon Swann (Rockler router table, PC router, Ready-to-route CNC router fence) Second Prize: Stumpy Nubs (Mini Lathe & 2 sets of carbide turning tools) First People’s Choice: Norm, Josh and ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1282: New Ways to have FUN! (Well - new to me anyway!)

04-02-2014 12:57 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I’ll start off by saying that I am running late today. After getting up at 4am yesterday, I stayed up until after midnight and I guess something had to give because I didn’t get my butt out of bed until nearly 8am this morning! For me, that may as well be noon. But I think I needed the extra rest and we just need to move on from here. I have lots of pictures to show you today. I had a great day yesterday ‘playing’ with a product that is probably not that ‘n...

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Morris Chair and Gustav Stickley #1: The Gustav Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

04-20-2014 07:24 PM by jfastman | 1 comment »

The Gustav Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms held an open house weekend to celebrate its twenty fifth anniversary. Originally built in 1911, the Stickley home was first open to the public in 1990 with the help of The Craftsman Farms Foundation. The thirty acre Nation Landmark was the only home that Gustav built for himself and his family to live in. Two cottages were built to house his family as the log home was constructed. The home was intended to be used as a boy’s school but those ...

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A chinese edge plane

05-13-2014 07:12 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

While watching a video series about China Hand Tool Wood working, saw a plane the fellow was making. “Should only take ten minutes or so to make, very simple..” Yeah, RIGHT. Took me about six HOURS! Anyway, I got out a piece of white oak stock, and tried out some cuts Ok, THAT didn’t go so well. That dummy can saw worth a … Front of the opening was way too big. Plan B. Had a second piece of white oak. Saw guy was a little bit better. Used ...

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Chess pieces and board #9: Finishing out the Chess Board

06-05-2014 01:41 AM by Luke | 3 comments »

Here’s a couple more pics of the progress I’ve made. I glued some veneer around the edges to fill in the gap between the fancy stuff and the edge where the board will transition into the sides. Then it was onto a lot of sanding. What I hadn’t expected was the dust from the Rosewood to stain the maple while sanding. So I sanded it down as good as I could without going through the veneer and then used a cabinet scraper to finish it off. I think it came out really nice and I ca...

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Shop Organisation #1: Sanding Rolls

08-11-2014 05:16 PM by woodoogolem | 0 comments »

My sanding rolls always had a tendency to roll away and fall to the ground. So I decided to create a dedicated storing space for my most needed grits 80, 120, 180, and 240: Basically it is just two long pieces of OSB and five dividers which also holds a steel rod. The rod is heavy enough to prevent everything from coming out when I unroll some paper. There is also some copper tube which is intended to hold the ends in place. The front piece has a sharp edge so I can tear off the paper ...

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Cabinet Doors for Refaced Kitchen Cabinets

09-02-2014 11:32 AM by ReubenD | 1 comment »

While being a long way from a furniture maker and only dreaming of having the amount of skill (and tools) needed for beautiful wood working of that caliber I did find the courage to take on a project that seemed very difficult but was in fact relatively easy but came out really nice (especially for a first attempt at real woodworking as opposed to simple carpentry). Putting in a new kitchen was simply not in the budget but something needed to be done with our 35 year old cabinets and kitch...

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French Cleat Hooks - Repurpose Project

09-27-2014 12:37 PM by Chris McDowell | 3 comments »

We’ve had this old coat/key rack hanging in our garage collecting dust and whatever else didn’t have a spot. It’s basically falling apart. I also needed a dedicated spot to hang my shop apron. So, while deciding what to do, I noticed the old coat rack and came up with this. Watch the video here:

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10-20-2014 06:15 PM by stefang | 17 comments »

Today I finished the scrolling and got the sides ready for the bottom panels. There are a some important points that are outlined below. GETTING A GOOD CUTOnce again I am offering some advice on the cutting. Many of you will be light years ahead of me with your scrolling skills, but others, like myself, who use their scroll saws less frequently can get rusty. This advice is directed mainly to them. Cutting technique (again) I have revised my cutting technique a little since scrol...

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Concept Ideas using SketchUp #4: Moxon Vise

12-05-2014 12:46 PM by George_SA | 0 comments »

Since seeing a Moxon Vise on LJ’s I have wanted to make one. These are the SketchUp plans which can be downloaded here that I intend to use for the project. These plans are based on the Fine Woodworking #198 March 21 2008 article about Moxon vises

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