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Cherry nightstand handtool heavy

02-27-2011 02:05 AM by Bertha | 12 comments »

I’m building a Shaker-style nightstand for my fiance’. Going to be handtool heavy for the plane lovers. Time’s scarce; going to be a long project.I’ll dump some photos & elaborate later. Raw cherry ripped and ready: Planing the leg glue-ups: Planing the legs paired (Stanley Fore & Jointer):I’ Pile’s getting deep! Legs square:

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Projects #2: American Flat Bow

03-22-2011 07:46 AM by JohnAjluni | 1 comment »

Just a little video to show you how to build a bow.

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I Think I Got An Idea

04-17-2011 08:25 AM by JohnAjluni | 63 comments »

I was gonna do a comedy kinda thing for my next video so I was wondering if you guys think thats a good idea or not and I was also taking so suggestions on something funny I could do!!!:)

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Outdoor Morris Chair #3: First leg done... Playing with jigs

05-01-2011 03:58 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

Got the first leg together. It’s square to the ground so I must have done something right. Had a hard time lining up the board. I knew the board would move and didn’t want to do a bunch of clamping. After all, I’ve got eight of these legs for the two chairs. Made a stupidly simple jig that would sandwich the two boards. Not going to measure since I feel my fingers can line up the sides easily enough. Marking the hidden top with the same orientation on the two ...

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Episode 88 Cast Iron Rehab

05-24-2011 03:52 AM by kosta | 4 comments »

In this episode I go over how to clean up a cast iron surface.

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Arbor/Trellis #2: Arbor/Trellis #2

06-19-2011 07:55 PM by greg48 | 0 comments »

Wow, I can’t believe that it’s been 3 months+ since I started this project. Good thing that I don’t try to earn a living on my project production. Anyway, the pieces are all cut and ready to assemble so I need to dig and pour footings (as dry as the soil is getting, it may be another 3 months). In re-sawing the old tank boards, I ran into lots of interesting stains and natural defects which I decided to leave instead of cutting them out.....Ran into natural defects such a...

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Asian Woodworking #2: Indonesian Artisans

07-05-2011 05:50 AM by JRL | 2 comments »

Just couldn’t believe what was being used for roadside vendor tables in Bali—6 to 8 inch beautiful slab tables! That would make for a dream workbench. Anyway, here are pictures of carvers, their wares and tools, at various points on a trip we made a couple years ago for our tenth anniversary. The final products they turn out are ornate. The chisels used there are often handle-free. Pounding the tang suffices. The anvil idea is innovative, as is the foot vise. ...

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Machinist Toolcart #6: Sneaking In the Back

07-19-2011 03:44 PM by PurpLev | 8 comments »

Since I do not find much time lately to get any progress I figured I’d try to sneak in some shop time in-betweens. Yesterday I was able to sneak in some shop time while grilling outside:1. Turn on Grill, let warm up2-. Joint board flat and square3. Place chicken on grill4-. Rip board to get 2 1/2” strips ~3” wide5. Turn Chicken so it won’t burn6-. Rip narrow strips to get 4×1/2” x 7/8” strips7-. Cut a center groove in strips for spline8. Turn chicke...

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Proud Dad, excited son.

08-03-2011 05:54 PM by 1978 | 3 comments »

Well, my 11 year old son bought his first benchtop tool. We went in 1/2 and 1/2, he bought a used Craftman 16” scrollsaw at an auction we went to. It cost $17.50. He can’t wait to start his first project.

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New Little Good Pieces blog post: Proto-Jig: Imagine the Possibilities

08-15-2011 10:00 PM by TheGravedigger | 2 comments »

There’s a new Little Good Pieces blog post: Proto-Jig: Imagine the Possibilities. What could you make with this basic jig shape? Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/proto-jig-imagine-the-possibilities/

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