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Parlor Table (?) #4: Final Resizing & Cutting Marble

08-11-2014 04:01 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 15 comments »

Once the piece was set and assembled, the clamps were removed and some cleanup was possible. I took the opportunity to use one of my granddad’s tricks on these mitered corners that I’ll recap. This piece isn’t exactly fine furniture, with nails and mitered corners, but hey, it’s what it is. With the clamps removed, here was a typical corner: Now, I’m sure others have done this, but to me it was a trick shown to me about thirty+ years ago on dressing cor...

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Bangle Bowl 2014 - A Fun Little Woodworking Contest

09-01-2014 08:23 PM by scoobydooo9r | 0 comments »

Hey all, I just wanted to let everyone know about a little contest that Kyle Toth and I have set up on The Wood Whisperer website. It’s a bangle bracelet making contest that will happen in October, and there are some sweet prizes available for the top 3 entries in each of two categories: “Turned on a lathe”, and “made without a lathe.” We wanted to make sure that turning wasn’t a requirement for entry, and you can make a bracelet any number of ways. ...

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The Zen of Woodworking #2: Steps

09-26-2014 04:07 PM by BigAxe | 0 comments »

Wood working appears to have a number a number of separate and well defined steps. Each step requires its own tools and skill set. Step 1: Go into the woods, find a tree and cut it up into boards. Allow the boards to season for two or more years. I suspect many wood workers forgo this step and head directly to a lumber yard. I know of one headstone and probably there are more which reads “Killed by the fall of a tree”. I have bought some lumber from lumber yards, but now I te...

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Roubo-ish Workbench Build #6: Working on some Popeye arms here...

10-20-2014 02:19 AM by BikerDad | 3 comments »

So, the pictures above are the two slabs. The larger slab is at the back, on edge. It will be the front slab, and is actually still going to get two more timbers added to it, a dog strip and the face strip. The slab in the clamps is the back slab. Rather than going with a “normal” split top design, this one is using asymmetrical slabs. The front slab is going to be about 16” wide, while the rear slab is a bit over 11” wide. Both slabs are out of their c...

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Building a Goat Barn #14: Covering the Roof

11-11-2014 04:14 PM by David Bareford | 2 comments »

If you’ve been following this blog series at all, you’ll know it’s been a lo-o-o-ong time since my last entry. Rest assured, I haven’t been idle—quite the contrary, I’ve been too busy to think about documenting and photographing a lot of the work. But, here’s a catch up of the roof. Rafters and purlins make a great roof for a gazebo, but a lousy roof for a barn to keep out rain. The covering starts with burlap. While not strictly necessary, the fir...

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Axe handle #2: Finish

12-04-2014 04:45 PM by Sergeich | 3 comments »

Preparing the handle for metal part setting:I drilled holes to avoid handle cracking with wedges. Two perpendicular saw cuts for wedges: Wedges are ready to be set: I inserted the wedges with a glue and cut the excess: I finished the handle with leenseed oil and liquid wax. As usual.Several photos of the result: At last I sharpened the axe, did several test chops. The grip is very comfortable. Cuts are easy and clean. Well, I guess next project should be done with this new tool.

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01-08-2007 03:20 PM by frank | 1 comment »

”As Blown in the Wind of Ages Past” ....while out in the woods on one of my ‘walkabouts’, I decided to leave some shavings of mine, a trail of sorts in the hope that my life would not be in vain and that some day i might return and glean some insights as to what this tale of life was all about…. —-time ran past as seconds of years rolled before my eyes, sweetness of spirit came and found me as still out in the woods where some said i had lost my way in t...

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I got me a new Birthday toy

02-21-2007 01:28 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 16 comments »

Ever since I seen the review on the Triton Routers, I just had to get one. What’s a better time than on your birthday. Barb & I have an agreement about birthday gifts. We usually choose something we desire. That’s all the surprise we need. It arrived here two days before, so I’ve been holding back on reporting this to you Lumberjocks. After examining it in my hands, I have to say it’s the Cadillac of all of the Routers.

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"Rumblings of a Livid Imagination" --by RusticWoodArt #1: "Art-Full Imagination" --by RusticWoodArt

03-27-2007 01:01 PM by frank | 5 comments »

”Art-Full Imagination” ....and so just as my hands where finding a place of rest, from the duties of my gouging tool, my mind opened up and swallowed a look of forlorn desire, as my eyes laid hold upon this thing i had hoped to call art…. —-and what is art unless one has sat in the dung heap of job, where with saintly satisfaction gone the way of passing nodes of ashes gone knotty grey, i have once again become the sounding gong of wood songs greatest orchestral ...

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Thorsen Side Table #2: Aprons and legs dry fit

04-29-2007 07:59 PM by fred | 6 comments »

Progress is definitely being made. I used my new Router Mortising Jig and cut the mortises on the legs and stretchers. The new jig worked far better than I had expected. Woohoo! The plans don’t tell you everything to expect so when I did the first dry fit of the legs and aprons I found that some of the tenons did not properly fit. The mortises were 7/8” deep and the tenons were ¾”. Naturally, if the mortises are in the center of a 1 ¼” leg then the tenons would not fit all the way. I h...

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