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Wife's Anniversary & Mother's Day Present (Post #2)

06-29-2009 08:58 PM by ND2ELK | 22 comments »

The wife’s picket fence is finally completed and just waiting for the morning glories and moon flowers to find their way up the arbors. The lot slopes so much that the front pickets are 39 inches and the back are 52. Trying to install the back arbor with the difference between the front and the back fence heights was a challenge since it looked off-balance. So I ended up designing a seat in the back for her to rest on between weeding and hoeing rows. The picket section behind it and...

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shotgun #4: The result

07-19-2009 02:10 AM by kolwdwrkr | 4 comments »

I finally am at the end of this project. It took quite a bit longer then my initial thoughts, which was to just throw something together and call it a day. LOL. So a 5 hour project turned into 15 and I have to say that I’m glad that I took the leap. This gun turned into a cool little project and it requires a lot of different techniques. This gun was made out of 4/4 solid beech. I got to do the things I love. Turning, shaping, carving, and finishing. I had to do the cut out with a...

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My New Drafting Table

08-05-2009 03:17 AM by Lettpre | 8 comments »

Ok, So I am using this site to help me move my project along and to gain valuable feedback from peer and experts. After seeing the forum about someone elses drafting table, I thought well, I’m a designer, why don’t I build the drafting table I have wanted? I have set some performance criteria for my drafting table: it must have a tiltable top has to have a light box for tracing and transfering graphics/logos has to have a flush, continuous drafting surface so I can use my...

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Skateboard Bed #2: The Axle, Wheels, and Trucks

08-24-2009 02:12 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

I did some proportion work and decided I need 6” wheels. The wheels I found have barring that are made for a ½” axle. For the axle, I went to steel supplier and had them cut some 43” pieces for me. For the trucks I glued up some MDF to come up with a 3” thick block. I sanded down the corners at an angle just to give it some interesting lines and not just a plain cube. I have the axle and the trucks. I needed to find a why to attach them together. My original thought was to use a...

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Fixed a chair

09-12-2009 06:44 PM by Safetyboy | 1 comment »

Not a huge project, but this is the type of thing that, before I was a woodworker, I would have just tossed away. My favorite camping chair broke on our last trip – one of the horizontal braces split where it was held in place by a screw: My new woodworker self said “I can fix that!” The original piece just had a rabbet that sat on top of the vertical piece, and was only held in place by the screw and some glue. I figured I could make an improvement by cutting ...

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Wall Hung Console #12: It's assembled

10-29-2009 11:19 PM by captkerk | 4 comments »

It’s finally assembled. I started today by fitting the curved braces that connect the center bracket to the two end brackets. After quite a few trips to the miter saw to shave off “just a hair,” I finally had snug butt joints and evened-up braces. The problem was that the 3/4” braces were butting up against the 3/4” bracket-backer boards which already had a 1/8” round-over on them. This wouldn’t do. The fix was to run the curved braces throug...

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Torsion Box Assembly Table #5: Final Thoughts

12-16-2009 07:32 AM by Morton | 12 comments »

I’ve completed the torsion box workbench top! I milled the cherry boards using my jointer and planer and finished with a little hand-planing to remove the mill marks. I attached them using screws, keeping them flush with the top surface. Even so, I had to hand plane the cherry top in some places because it was a little higher than the table top. I counter-sunk and counter-bore the screws, leaving a 3/8” diameter hole. I used a plug cutter to create some plugs from birch...

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1,000+++ on LJ's

12-30-2009 10:39 PM by Napaman | 18 comments »

Wow…time flies when you are having fun…just got back from a quick trip to grandma’s and bam my e-mail is stuffed with projects from my good friends here at LJ’s… So…trying to catch up I realized—-1,007 days on LJ’s…pretty crazy…I remember when I joined…heard about it in PW…came on as a “new” wood worker…and have never left…although the last couple of months I have been less active… I ca...

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Making a frame for a pair of ca.1900 J.B. OWENS scarab tiles #2: curly quartersawn white oak veneer made on table saw

01-11-2010 01:31 AM by Dan'um Style | 4 comments »

not much of a story on making the veneer. I set my fence at .1875 and cut four thick veneers from a 1 inch thick board using a thin kerf blade, raising the blade a 1/2 inch or so at a time until it was at maximum height. After doing the side cuts, I lowered the blade and cut thru the center of the board, raising the blade a little at a time. When all three cuts are done I ripped the veneer off the 6 inch wide board as shown. A better startingnumber, would have been .156 ,but for what I’...

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Another day, another nickle #21: Back to the future

02-23-2010 07:06 PM by Thos. Angle | 26 comments »

Well, we are again, home in Jordan Valley. As they say the job at the Padlock didn’t work out. An understatement to say the least. It is good to be back in the house with all the memories and wood and leather. I’m on my way to the shop to see if I can make heads or tails of the mess. Since all the machinery is gone, I suppose I’m now a galoot for sure. I still have all my hand tools and hand power so I just need a work bench. On the brighter side, on Monday, a week ago, I...

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