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Intarsia #12: Lilly Cross Day 1.1

687 days ago by TripleB | 0 comments »

Re-design on the fly can lead to many changes in a project from minute to minute, I am quickly learning. I finished the sanding of the cross pieces to get the proper thickness and laid them out. It was than I realized, I need to make two of these now. In order for me to get the design I have visioned in my head, I need to remake the cross as a solid piece. I’m cheap, which means I don’t want to throw away the material and time I have already spent on making the cross pieces, so wh...

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My Site #31: Live Cast (September 2012)

668 days ago by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this LIVE Cast … I talk with viewers about places we get our woodworking supplies.

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Dueling hobbies---Astronomy and woodworking

651 days ago by RaggedKerf | 7 comments »

Please click here for this image heavy post. For those of you who don’t know me, I am an amateur astronomer (besides dabbling in woodworking, writing, art, etc…). I started an astronomy at Wordpress lately to post pictures I’ve been taking through my telescope and other tidbits. I thought of a way yesterday to merge my two biggest hobbies, astronomy and woodworking. I decided to make a base for my Telrad reflex sight, to fit atop the Texas Yard Cannon. And, to make...

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Black Locust

617 days ago by WoodGoddess | 7 comments »

The new environmentalism, besides lobbying to persuade political interests and educating consumers on how to protect natural resources and ecosystems, has gained ground in many industries from wood manufacturing to landscaping to architecture. Sustainability of our natural resources has seen a rebirth. This drive to conserve our natural resources has seen a re-emergence among many individuals, groups and companies to seek alternative sources rather than deplete that resources that are nearly...

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"My Dowry" #2: Demo Done Lets Do Work

583 days ago by Cdawg | 1 comment »

So as you could tell the previous deck wasnt very much or very well put together so a good Sawzall blade and the biggest hammer I could find cleaned it out nicely. Next up was laying out the “Main” deck. I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with the Texas Hill Country soil but in summary its Rock covered with more rocks. So what I thought would be a quick hour or so job too 1 weekend of back breaking work. Basically I would have to get close to where I wanted all of my...

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A New Woodworker's "School of Hard Knocks" #1: A year spent learning the obvious

567 days ago by Dave | 14 comments »

I love reading about woodworking techniques and looking at others’ projects. It always gives me big ideas. But sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach. As a hobbyist and a dad, the time I spend woodworking comes in short spurts and at unpredictable times. I have to be careful to make the most of it. This year’s projects drove home for me how easy it is to get over-extended. I’m in the process of turning my garage into a part-time workshop so I have lots of projec...

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553 days ago by kiefer | 9 comments »

Here is the lamination’s of the form and I will show how I draw out the cut lines I start with transferring the centre line from the form to the laminated blank . I use a sheet of poster board as a square and place it along the centre line on which I have the width of the table base marked out .I then tape the poster board to the base and draw a perpendicular line toward the bottom of the base and double check the distance top and bottom and also mark the bottom edge of the base whi...

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Entertainment center planning

540 days ago by GrandpaAndrew | 2 comments »

While it’s still a bit too cold to be in the shop I decided to spend some time drawing up some plans. Recently I bought one of those fancy new LCD TVs with internet everything in it. Now I need a bigger piece of furniture to put it on. Here’s a couple of shots of the SketchUp drafts I’ve started. Big TV on top, equipment in the center, lower outside corner space for my wife’s vinyl records. Drawers upper corners for DVDs, CDs, all that old stuff. Most of the woo...

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My workbench #4: router top added

527 days ago by Hamelin309 | 0 comments »

Ok, got time and money together and added the router station part to my table. Used the Lee Valley Base plate. Had to borrow time on a drill press to add the holes, funny part, after putting the holes in perfectly. managed to drop the plate, put a chip in it. Small one, but drives me nuts… Hid it towards the rear. Also bought a Lee Valley T slot bit. Very happy with how the top turned out.. Simple and stable. The fence right now is basic. Going to add a better face later and d...

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New Stanley Handles

513 days ago by cpd011 | 4 comments »

I recently discovered he joy of using a handplane. While building my workbench I used a small tuned up $9.99 HF plane which worked very well. I then went on to borrow a very rusted Sargent No. 5 that a friend had. After cleaning and tuning that one up I was amazed at how quickly a handplane works. Much faster than sanding. So I was hooked, I hit ebay I found a Stanley no. 5 and no. 7 for $35 and $30 respectively. Both needed some love and both had broken rear totes. The no. 7 has some gri...

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