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Rush Seated Bench #5: Finished Stool

03-10-2011 03:02 AM by woodworksbyjohn | 0 comments »

Here you have the finished project. Like everything most of us do, we look back at it and know there are skills we’ve learned and new things we’ve accomplished. Over-all I’m very pleased with this stool. It’s purpose is to provide a place in the entry to put on or take off your shoes. We have an antique buffet that is made of mahogany as well and this piece harmonizes quite well with it. I like the combination of the polished wood with the textural quality of ...

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Workbench Concept #1: The journey begins - Bench Concept

03-22-2011 11:38 AM by Tedstor | 3 comments »

So my current bench is gawd awful. Poorly designed and poorly built. And yes, yours truly will take full credit for its design and construction. Its actually something a threw together, on impulse, in a single afternoon. One positive point is the top. Its 2 1/2” thick and is rock solid. The probelm is that its too heavy for the whimpy base that I salvaged from a throw-away kitchen table. Its racks and sways all over. Most notably, the bench’s footprint is 30”x60”, whic...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #312: Ready for Cutting

04-17-2011 01:41 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Just when I thought I was in the clear from this cold, it seems to have reared its ugly head again. Yesterday. around mid afternoon, I began to get pain in my head. It felt like it was in my sinuses, but I barely felt stuffy. By 9pm, I needed to take some medicine for it because it was really getting to me and not subsiding. I awoke in the middle of the night, again stuffed to the point where I couldn’t breath and had to take another dose. This morning my nose is clear, but I still...

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Outdoor Morris Chair #4: Fine tuning wood plugs

05-01-2011 05:35 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 3 comments »

I’m sure someone out there really knows how to do this right, but I really struggle with wood plugs. If I use the standard countersink bit it really tears apart the wood. That’s where a forstner bit really comes in handy. I can start a cut and get really clean edges. The next step that I really have a hard time with is a collared drill bit. Seems like I never can get the collar at just the right place. It takes me some trial and error to finally get a clean pl...

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Hand Planes #2: Class Canceled

05-12-2011 10:18 PM by Jeremy Greiner | 1 comment »

I signed up for an all day Hand Plane class that was to be this sunday at my local Woodcraft. Unfortunatly I was the only one who signed up and I guess the teacher wasn’t happy about that so he canceled the class. Fortunatly, Bruce one of the employees is very good with hand planes and offered to give me the ins and outs this saturday afternoon after the normal demo he’s giving. I’m sure he’ll get a hand plane sale out of me because I would like to buy a new one ...

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Staining Question

06-19-2011 09:57 PM by pollock | 3 comments »

I am making side doors for a jewelry cabinet framed in walnut with maple splines. How can I stain the walnut without staining the maple?Thank you,Pollock

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Harmonica case #3: commissioned harmonica case - grouting the brick

08-03-2011 06:38 PM by gurnie | 4 comments »

So it took me two weeks to chisel out the bloodwood to make it look like patterned brick (you know, doing some here and there not to drive myself crazy). Then i mixed glue with maple dust and grouted the piece. Then it was sanded with a sander. here’s the results. I think the next thing to do is glue up the box and then shape the legs. I am a bit afraid that applying a finish will darken the grout, hopefully it won’t be too much. Whatdaya think?

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Building a Shed #4: Build Day 2

08-15-2011 11:07 PM by ChadR | 1 comment »

Build day 2 was much like day 1. I completed the second window wall with a little help from the wife. I also completed the back wall. Now all I have left to complete is the two roof pieces and the entrance wall. I am starting to run out of lumber and realized I under estimated my lumber needs. I will have to make another run to Home Depot.

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TV Stand #7: Cauls, jigs, molding and doors

09-15-2011 05:20 AM by Angela | 4 comments »

Bottom MoldingI cut a long piece of the African mahogany 3” wide. I original use ¾” but didn’t like the way it looked so I planed it down to 5/8”. I ran it through my router table using a Freud Roman Ogee router bit # 38362. I first cut the front piece. I used the same angles that I used on the main case. After cutting the side angles, the pieces didn’t fit based on the angles I cut them. When I glued the sides of the main case together the angles came out different from wha...

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52 Weeks #42: Merry Halloween! Huh?

10-31-2011 02:40 AM by clieb91 | 2 comments »

To those of you on the east coast. I can not believe it snowed 2 days before Halloween. But anywho, hope everyone is doing ok, sounds like Connecticut got hit pretty bad. This weekend was the big Halloween Program at my work so I finally got to display the cut outs I have been doing. I did a lot of the cutting out, the tracing was done by another person and my staff helped with a few of the smaller ones. It came out looking pretty neat, even though I had to put the witches back up a few ti...

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