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Equipping the Shop #8: Lumber Racks (and some lumber)

927 days ago by Ocelot | 14 comments »

I was eating dinner with my old retired pastor back a few weeks (I think it was in December), when he mentioned that he was interested in selling the rough-cut lumber that he has collected for many years. He said he already had a taker on the walnut, but he had almost 2000 bft of air-dried cherry, some more than 30 years old, that he was interested in selling. Now this fine man has reached 80, and he’s realized that he’s not going to use all the bounty he has saved up. A day...

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Building My Roubo Bench #8: Attaching the Stretchers to the Legs

915 days ago by Andy Panko | 1 comment »

I had thought that I previously finished the legs (except for mortising for the stretchers). However, after visualizing how the top would mate to the legs, I realized I needed to adjust the tenons on the two legs on the left of the bench. I’m going to be putting the left legs flush with the left edge of the top. I don’t want to be able to see the tenons from the side of the top when the project is complete. Using the table saw, I notched the tenons on the top of the legs so th...

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Canoe Paddle #2: On to the shaft

903 days ago by Bagtown | 2 comments »

So for this installment we’ll rough and semi finish the shaft and semi finish the blade.So I turned the blade over and roughed that side out. You see in the next shot that again the centreline on the face of the blade is still there. The focus in this next shot is a little blurry but hopefully you get the idea. It’s an end view of the blade. You see that the crossection is sort of diamond shaped. You’ll also notice that mine is a little off, but I can fix that later as...

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Video Projects #3: Infinity Mirror - Finally

880 days ago by Matthew agate | 9 comments »

Hi guys,Dad let me stay up late to post my video on lumberjocks. This is part 1. The ending is funny. Hope you take a minute to watch it.

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Refurbishing Tools #3: Hand saw sharpening jig.

854 days ago by rodman40 | 8 comments »

I’m UGLY now but wait till you see me later, this old man works over-time on ugly, you hear me !!!!! I wonder if my pal Crusty would like it this rusty, Ha ! This is job for STEROSOL MAN, yea ! RUST ! Rough looking isn’t it ? Never give up ! never never on rust that is. Resuts of wearing out 4 chisels and 1 and half hammers laters, dang that rust! BLO coated Alot of sanding later and poly-u -Poly-u can turn ugly into Coated with BLO Coat o...

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Wooden Mini HTPC (Computer) Case #2: Vent Frames and Top Glued

836 days ago by Mosquito | 5 comments »

Not a whole lot of progress after moving, and working on other projects, but I brought some stuff back to my apartment, and this was one of them… I’ve managed to finish cutting the pieces for the top vent frames, got the top cross braces glued in place, and am gluing the top to the rest of it: Here’s a picture of the vent frames done, and in place (not glued in yet) Top clamped in place, while gluing: I had made a little bracket to hold the fan on it, mount...

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823 days ago by stefang | 45 comments »

Why intarsia?I wanted to try my hand at intarsia and maybe marquetry later on. I have been seeing some of Kory’s wonderful intarsia projects for awhile and also Shipwrights beautiful marquetry, both of which I find very inspiring. (project Photos at the bottom) I decided to go the intarsia route first as this type of work is easier done on a scroll saw whereas fine marquetry when done on a scroll saw requires advanced sawing skills which can only be learned through practice, and I ha...

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Guitar Rack #2: The crossbar

807 days ago by paullymac | 1 comment »

I “completed” the crossbar. It’s in quotes, because I still have some shaping, sanding and finishing to do, but want to wait until it’s all one part. My next job is to finish the back bone, both the half-lap at the bottom and the neck support up top.

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Ammonia Fuming #1: Hardware Store 10% Ammonia

775 days ago by scamp238 | 7 comments »

I have decided to try my hand at fuming wood with ammonia. I can’t find the stronger (25-30%) ammonia locally, so I went to the local hardware store and found a gallon of 10% ammonia. I started by making some small cutoffs to test it out. I cut off a checked end of an African Mahogany board, A couple of pieces White Oak and some Cherry and Walnut. I grabbed a rectangular plastic container and a small bowl to put the ammonia in. I took all of the pieces outside, arranged them and p...

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The Friendly Expat

761 days ago by Grumpy | 2 comments »

Yesterday I got of a cruise ship at Port Douglas in tropical North Eastern Australia.At a market was a very friendly expat from Texas. He had to be friendly because he is a woodie & a fine one at that.This guy makes fine sculptured furniture and was selling it at the local Sunday market.I got talking to him about the different species of wood in the North and found out a lot of his furniture was made from ‘Mango Wood’, you know that great fruit that is grown in the tropics.Any...

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