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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #64: Back to the Scroll Saw (Finally!)

08-06-2010 01:10 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

After drawing and doing office stuff all week, I finally get to make some sawdust today. Even though it has only been a couple of days since I was last cutting, it somehow feels like weeks. I really like that part of the job. It is fun to see the drawings come to life and finally be able to hold the projects in my hand. I never think that things look as good on paper, and probably with good reason. They just don’t. I get a real sense of satisfaction seeing everything get cut out a...

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Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #1: Building a Workbench Is Easy, and Lazy Mortises

08-20-2010 04:43 PM by Eric | 8 comments »

I’d pretty much run out of excuses for not starting the Big Bench Build. Every week at church I see the kind woman who arranged for me to get all that beautiful lumber for free. I always fear the question, “So have you built it yet?” Don’t ask me why it has been hard to motivate myself to do it. I think maybe it’s because I’ve been planning this workbench for years – literally – and in my head maybe it’s become this grand opus that, despit...

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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #21: Dry Fit!

09-02-2010 04:21 PM by CaptainSkully | 3 comments »

I found another day off, so I immediately ran out into the shop before I could get distracted. I was able to finish the joinery on the base ends. As with everything else in life, the relative ease of the BeadLock Pro has disadvantages in repeatable accuracy. I don’t know how or why, but I do eight mortises and they only come out within 1/16” of each other. This has caused a 1/8” difference between the mortises, pretty much ruining my reveal on the spindles. I’ll f...

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Evolving Band Saw Project #5: More or less finished

09-29-2010 04:31 AM by wyeth | 3 comments »

The reason I started this blog was to show a project that sort of evolved over time – at least a year so far – and illustrates one of the ways I seem to gain enjoyment from messing about in the workshop. I see a lot of small box makers who seem to work this way finding new and unusual ways of creating something from what seem to be left over cutoffs and so on.Anyway I can now show you the finishing touches to this stage of my project – but it is still not finished.It may bec...

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Work(shop) in Progress #15: I got it, I got it, I got it.... I ain't got it - fixing the DW735 planer rollers

10-10-2010 02:46 AM by PurpLev | 14 comments »

As mentioned in a previous post, I was in the midst of planing quite a bit of hard maple, when my planer decided it was not hungry anymore, and would not feed the lumber under any circumstance – I tried the “here comes an airplane”... no go. I tried the “I’ll get you ice cream if you finish all the lumber” – nope. I tried “I’ll tell mama you didn’t finish your wood” – nada. So I decided to play doctor and open it up an...

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24x12 workshop in progress

10-22-2010 03:43 PM by RLH | 10 comments »

This will probably take me a year or so, hope I live long enough to complete it(ha ha) I am milling most of my wood myself with a chainsaw mill, lot of work but very satisfying.Here are a few pics of some of the lumber and the chainsaw mill I use.

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Prometheus Transformed #2: A progress report

11-15-2010 04:46 AM by thewoodartist | 0 comments »

In the past month+ a lot has happened. The body shell, which will hold the desk itself, is now completed, although none of the exterior trim and transformational pieces are there yet. I focused on two elements, since they will determine many of the other things to come. The first was the “egg crate” that goes inside the shell. That’s the part that will have all the little nooks and crannies that identify a Wooton desk. The entire inside is now complete, made of .300...

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Atom #4: Good News, Bad News

11-26-2010 04:30 PM by BritBoxmaker | 23 comments »

My hands stopped shaking long enough for me to pluck up the courage to tell myself I didn’t need a jig, just zero clearance on the table saw blade and a piece of MDF to back up the rear end of the box.--Again please disregard the holes in what is just a previously enjoyed piece of MDF which is now being used for zero clearance. You might just see the saw blade peeking through the slot, by about 3/4 mm. Well the good news. It worked. I sawed all around with no mishap. Just a bare vene...

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Christmas Gifts #1: The Toy Box

12-10-2010 02:06 PM by Marty Schlosser | 0 comments »

It all started out innocently enough. I had intended to make my youngest grandson a book shelf for Christmas, but after talking to his Mommy and Daddy, it was obvious that a toy box was needed more. “Toys everywhere” my daughter-in-law lamented; “A toy box would be very much appreciated”. So, a toy box it was. I asked her if she and my son could get back to me with the desired dimensions so I could get started. I already had a design in mind; an easy-peasey 1/2&#...

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Palm Box (copy) #3: Lambs tongue stopped chamfers?

12-24-2010 07:14 AM by mpmitche | 3 comments »

My little palm box copy is in the clamps with the glue drying. The lid is close to being ready and will be finished when the glue dries. I have a couple things to decide on before I finish. I would really like to chamfer most of the edges and stop some of them with a lambs tongue. I’m a little nervous about this, for one I’ve never done it and two the purpleheart seems very brittle. If anyone has a good technique I’d love to hear it. I’m also a little nervous a...

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