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Workshop Development #74: Where I am trying to go with this whole thing...

01-07-2014 05:59 PM by dbhost | 0 comments »

With the walls nearly completed, it is time to reassess where I am with the projects, what is working and what is failing… Along with simply cleaning the shop up, I need to do the following to simply get it set back up to where it was prior to the power / insulation / new sheetrock once the walls are done of course… #1. Install the French Cleats for, and reinstall the tool cabinets. #2. Leg brace, and reinstall the dust collector stand, dust collector, Thien separator, a...

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Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench #5: Ch Changes, turn and face the VISE

01-24-2014 03:22 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 11 comments »

Soooo, it’s been a while. There’s been a lot going on and I haven’t found a lot of time for woodworking. I’ve worked on a few small things here and there, but nothing major. I’ve recently gotten back into woodcarving and have been enjoying dreaming up projects and learning new techniques. I got out to the shop one day a couple months back and decided I wanted to shorten my bench and put the vise closer to the end. At first I tried to do it with a skill saw...

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SCMS stand w/ folding wings #13: Flip stop fabricated and project done.

02-09-2014 05:20 AM by Mainiac Matt | 5 comments »

I found a stub of UHMW PE plastic and threw it on my little bench top mill to fabricate a sliding hinge block for a flip stop. Nothing fancy, I designed it on the fly…. I call UHMW the poor mans Teflon, as it slides like Teflon and machines pretty well, but is a fraction of the cost. I’ve had a little cut off of Mahogany kicking around that was about the right size for the stop. It tightens up with no play and yet slides smoothly with modest effort. Calling it...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #17: Outside Arms

02-24-2014 10:04 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 5 comments »

Howdy, We are now into the trimming stage of your upholstery. I’m going to show you how to cover the outside arms. In My case – these are the easiest arms to do. I’ll pay the price for this easy part several times over with additional trim work. In Your Case – there may be more work to do. When I do the outside back, I’ll have some information that will apply to your outside arms. Let’s take a look: I added a long horizontal line to show you that ...

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Playing with a Takumi Sumisashi

03-16-2014 01:45 AM by siavosh | 5 comments »

I’ve been taking Jay van Arsdale’s class on Japanese woodworking, and one big theme in the class is to trust your layout lines. I’d been using an ink Precise pen for my layouts, but the tip kept getting distorted after a day’s use. This was probably because of my rough handling and probably because it’s designed for a smoother surface. A very traditional and common Japanese layout tool is the Takumi Sumisashi which is simply a shaped bamboo marking stick used ...

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The Sawcliffe Green man #8: The Sawcliffe Green man #8

04-01-2014 11:08 AM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 3 comments »

More progress on the Man, chin area is beginning to take shape, More work on the top of the head…..

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The building of a basement workshop. #4: Walls are up, now building the workbenches.

05-12-2014 11:46 AM by thechipcarver | 1 comment »

Walls are done. To the best of my ability. Now, time to build the workbenches. Won’t be anything fancy since it will be made to hold all my benchtop tools. Got a free countertop and found some pretty good looking 2”x6”x41” on craigslist for $0.90 a piece. So it should be a sturdy.

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A Look at a Mini Kanna

05-04-2017 03:19 AM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

I have very few tools. In keeping with my living space but also in keeping with my belief that skills should surpass the tools that are used. In my mind it makes more sense to be able to make your own tools. So I was attracted to the Japanese thoughts of minimalism in both their tools and their methods. A mini kanna was something I’ve wanted for quite a while. it’s difficult to find one that is high quality new in the US (online or otherwise), but I found a maker (in Japan) tha...

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Working with recycled timber #30: PTLT I was ready to post as finished !!

06-03-2014 11:15 PM by robscastle | 1 comment »

I took photos of the “finished” Pallet Timber Low Table today and was going to post it as a finished project, but after seeing it in the bright sunlight I had second thoughts. The finish was not as expected, even after four coats sanding in between the finish was less than acceptable.That was after taking into consideration all the spots I had missed! The overall finish is poor even after I took just about every measure possible to prevent airborne particles. The ...

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Plantation Shutters #3: Style, species and color of casing & shutters decided

05-10-2017 02:31 AM by Holbs | 4 comments »

I love “Craftsman” style casing. Just looks….1910’ish or palace like: strong Ford tough, embolden, structured. That is what I’m going for. Unsure of how far down the rabbit hole to go such as elegant crown molding upon the top.For the species, I picked Knotty Alder. It’s super affordable here on the west coast: 4/4=1.60 and 8/4=1.78. I love how rustic it can be turned into.For the color, I will go a mix of American Walnut and Golden Fruitwood dye sta...

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