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Hold put on Woodworking

02-19-2012 02:40 AM by Greg, B. | 16 comments »

Well my name is Greg and I am new to woodworking. I have been a machinist for 23 years. I have worked enough in metal that I’m going to try wood for a hobby. I had plans to turn my screened in back porch into my my workshop. Change of plans. We are going to sell our house so I’m not going to spend the money walling up the back porch. I don’t know where we are going to end up. I hope that we can find a new house with room for a shop. If not I have a 12×18 shed that I hop...

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My Low-Budget Builds #2: MDF and Granite Sharpening Station: Materials needed and basic design

03-01-2012 06:01 AM by Kenny | 3 comments »

Now, it’s time to go over what you will need for material to make your own sharpening station. But first, a few things to think about before we get too involved. I plan to make mine to be used atop an existing bench in my shop. If you don’t have an existing bench or a good place to put this, you will want to factor in the materials for a simple stand. Remember, this is just a sharpening station, not a piece of fine furniture. If you so choose, you can make it really nice, but a...

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Baltic birch plywood tearout #1: In a dovetail jig

03-12-2012 11:51 PM by DouginVa | 5 comments »

Not too long ago I bought a sheet of baltic birch plywood for a armoir project for my daughter (pics to be posted at a later time). I was going to use the plywood for the drawer parts because it was being hailed as splinter free when using it in a dovetail jig. NOT I tried using backer boards in the front and back and still got tearout. If the ends didn’t tear out then the last layer of the ply de-laminated. This made fitting them and glue ups a pain in the ass. I know I coul...

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Building My Kids' Playhouse #2: Bought the Materials

03-24-2012 01:06 AM by Andy Panko | 2 comments »

I plan on starting the playhouse this weekend. I got all the lumber delivered today. Since the weather isn’t looking great for the next two days, I’ll probably just do a lot of measuring, marking and cutting of wood. I’m also going to try to prep the site where the playhouse will go. With the exception of paint, hinges, tar paper, LP smart trim and door latches, I have already purchased everything I need. I’m big on having lots of various size and finish fastene...

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Apple Wood #2: Pictures = 1000 Words

04-20-2012 01:12 AM by CTWoodworker | 10 comments »

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Ye Old Wookshop

05-06-2012 09:37 PM by Rev_John | 3 comments »

I have been working at The Elle Sharp Museum of Art and History as a 1800-1900 woodworker. We are currently working with early elementary kids from schools around the county and even as far as Detroit. We talk about what it was like on the marches and forests of Jacksonville (as it would be named during that time. I give the kids a change to try a double person saw, and a go at the shaving horse. I haven’t found one that doesn’t like it, once they try it. We also have a ...

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Current Project #2: CMSgt Stripe Shadowbox

06-06-2012 01:19 PM by AAWW2005 | 0 comments »

Here’s my first attempt at video recording my work. I’ll add more videos and images as the project progresses. This is another customer request. It will be made of Solid Oak for the Star and Stripes and the dark lines will be Mahogany. The center will be stretched to creat an are for the flag to fit in and other metals. Thanks for looking! http://youtu.be/AyXemPePmvs

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Old Time Woodworking #2: tool gloat

06-21-2012 04:45 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 5 comments »

I have been trying to pick up some tools to allow me to do all my woodworking powerless (well electrical power anyway). I scan ebay a lot and take the mighty chance that what I get is in decent shape and can be restored and put back into use. Recently I scored 3 hand augers for $20 total. The sizes are 1”, 1/2” and 2”. The 2” one is massive and still pretty sharp, just a little rusty. I also just got in the mail yesterday 6 hand brace for a descent price. 3 are Stan...

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Busy week & Time for a dedicated shop?

07-07-2012 09:10 AM by ShipWreck | 2 comments »

Between my realty work and doing side jobs, the end of a very hectic week is finally here. 5 straight days of getting home to change clothes and then flying off to various homes for new and emergency work. I clocked 44 hrs at the day job and then put in another another 46 hours doing side work. My work days normally start around 6 am, but I work independently and set my own schedule. I’ve done most of my browsing on here using my Android this week. Monday: Hung 12 boards in a kitche...

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Katanakake (Japanese sword stand) #2: More bandsaw shaping, some drilling, and lots of sanding

08-04-2012 10:56 PM by BTimmons | 0 comments »

In case you missed it, here is Part 1 in this series. First thing I did was employ my new-to-me drill press to establish an inner curve for the vaulted feet. Placing the center brad of a Forstner bit ensures that an even radius is cut into both sides, which were held together with blue tape. Not an ideal clamping solution, but it’s adequate for this. Always use a backer board to avoid blowout! I had a bit of tearout around the mortise here, but the rack will obscure the flaw af...

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