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More working with Pine #7: Slats are done for the back...

05-29-2016 12:16 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

At least. Spend some time getting five slats resawn out of a 4×4.. Found of of these had a shortage of knots. Cut it down to 26” long. Then, marked a line just over 2” wide, and resawed the excess off. Set that aside with the other two.. As I can make seat slats, or armrests out of them. Set the main event so I could slice off 1/2” thick slabs, 2”wide.. Since I already had the side on the bench, I could lay out the slats as they came off the ban...

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Leonard Street Workshop #6: Getting Setup

02-17-2011 04:57 AM by tyskkvinna | 6 comments »

I’ve been busy collecting tools, supplies and lumber. Most of the lumber is coming from inside of the building—there were quite a few old cabinets made out of cherry and maple, some other hardwood trim things, a couple of cedar saunas, some floorboards that appear to not belong to any room in the building at all, etc. In case you’re wondering, pile like that looks kind of like this: Also a tree cut into a few pieces! :) This is maple- I have a total of six pieces...

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Workbench #1: SketchUp of Proposed Bench Top

02-27-2011 05:47 AM by Chris Moellering | 5 comments »

Trying to learn SketchUp is no trite task! I’ve used a few other design packages in the past, but this one just works a bit different. Still trying to get used to it. That being said, here’s some shots of what I think the top to my portable workbench is going to look like. The top will be constructed entirely of 3/4” plywood. It may not be obvious form the pictures, but the cross cut channel has a piece to form a lip on each side of it and the “cover̶...

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Compass Deck #2: Compass Framework

06-04-2016 12:30 PM by Nate Meadows | 13 comments »

Once I got the joists in I started on the framework for the compass. I really wanted it to be located in a place in the deck where it would be visible, not necessarily in the center of the since that is where the table and chairs would end up. I can honestly say I didn’t do a bunch of number crunching, I just did what felt right. I also new that the points of the star where going to be a very busy place so I wanted to use wide blocks for adequate support and screwing surface....

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Marquetry School #5: Level one Day Two, Self Portraits

06-08-2016 01:11 AM by shipwright | 17 comments »

A few photos from today at CSFM. We’re all still having a good time. Thanks for looking in Paul

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Shop set up #1: Router Table Extension Added

03-22-2011 03:26 PM by kenstonge | 4 comments »

Router table project completed! I spent a good deal of time yesterday evening adding and setting up my router table. Here’s what I added: — Bench Dog Router Table Extension, 40-102 ($299, see reviews here and here)— Rockler Router Lift FX ($199) Here’s where I put it: — Delta Contractor’s saw (1990) Here’s what I did: 1. Using a scotch brite pads, steel wool, very fine grit sandpaper and a Boeshield kit , I treated and cleaned up the surface of the...

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Pergola for the Yard #4: When Life Gives You Lemons, Stain Them

06-11-2016 07:23 PM by builtinbkyn | 13 comments »

So here I was thinking “OK I’m in the home stretch. I’m finished sanding the posts and they’re ready for my oil/stain mix.” Ha! I started to apply the oil mix and couldn’t believe that the DF of the posts were taking on the oil mix in a very different way than the rafters and rafter supports. Heck they now looked like PTL :( So before they completely dry, I’m now applying a stain by hand that is getting me where I want to be. I’ll then j...

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52 Weeks #13: Best laid plans of...

04-04-2011 02:59 AM by clieb91 | 1 comment »

Well even though I had grand plans for the week in the shop they never really came to fruition. I spent very little time in there at all in fact. I did at least do some work on the table saw at work though and made a few shelves for our office coffee/kitchen cart. The time I did get to spend working at home did not even take place until today, my wife has been asking me to do some work on the raised garden beds I built a few years ago for her. She has bought some netting in order to make a...

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Make your own - shop aids, tools, jigs #1: Cake squares - not cookies

06-16-2016 11:52 AM by curliejones | 1 comment »

I’ve had a set of bench cookies for a while and just recently used them for the first time. I also had a set of risers and realized that called for a second set of cookies so I made a set of “cake squares”. I realized how helpful these would be for drilling and using the jig jaw on top of my bench. In a couple of one-hour sessions, a little shop fun was enjoyed. I used some 5/16-18 T-nuts (matches riser threads) in 3 in square 1/2” plywood, recessed so that a matching...

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Cypress Entry Bench #2: It FITS (even without a hammer)

04-17-2011 11:33 PM by chrisstef | 6 comments »

Ive had a couple of weeks between posts here due to a small arborist project that i was called in on in the front yard … they were scraggly pines; no wood gloat here. But, in the past couple of weeks Ive completed all the M&T’s and all the other joinery on the entry bench, so this afternoon i was able to give it the dry fit test. Im happy about the way things are shaping up but i know i still have the glue up and the finishing left so im trying not to get too fired up and ru...

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