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Bow Saw Tune-up

10-31-2011 03:44 AM by horologist | 5 comments »

A quick project for a Sunday afternoon. I guess this doesn’t qualify as an official project since the only wood cut was from the scrap block in my drill press. My wife gave me this bow saw last Christmas. The saw was ready to go except the blade was dull and rusty so I investigated replacement blades. I did consider cutting a bandsaw blade into 12” lengths and may yet give this a try. The Gramercy Tool web page has a lot of information on these tools and after trying their saw at ...

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Garage Remodel #11: Added 2 French Cleat boards around garage

08-28-2016 11:13 PM by Holbs | 1 comment »

After installing drywall on my ceiling, my next goal was something I should of done this long long long ago. With my ever changing layout, these French Cleats will help greatly with organization as I can now have 2 entire walls filled with storage and shelving. I installed 3/4” 13ply plywood 12” wide board near lower chest level and 6” board at head level to give flexibility of extra height shelving and heavier duty/light duty shelving. 4” lag bolts & washers ev...

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My Pretty, Little Workbench

11-15-2011 05:26 PM by David | 3 comments »

Is everyone building a new workbench this year? I have seen more videos and posts about workbenches and which is the best, and why they need a new one. I have to admit to a little Roubo-envy when I see some of the beautiful benches that are on display. My present bench is about 25 years old and was built from a set of plans put out by Shopnotes or Shopsmith or one of those magazines that have been around since the woodworking style named after those two loveable Disney characters, Chip and...

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Trestle Table #3: Milled and Cut Leg Assembly Parts to Final Dimensions

09-02-2016 04:15 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

Today I took the 6/4 lumber parts that I had initially milled to rough dimensions so I could finish the milling process by cutting them to final lengths and widths. I left approximately a 1/16” in their widths from the table saw cuts so I could use my bench planes to remove the blade burns and saw marks. I also smoothly removed the surface’s planer marks from all flat surfaces. For the two batten parts that call for 5/8” thick timber I chose to resaw the 1 inch thick boa...

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Coffee Table Refinishing #1: Pride

11-30-2011 11:04 PM by JaLatham | 0 comments »

A few months ago, a friend asked me if I was good enough at woodworking to refinish a coffee table. So, I of course took the challenge and thought piece of cake. No planning, no milling, no joinery, no assembly, no problem. HA! And any of you out there who have ever refinished anything are probably laughing too. Never again -Lord willing- will I be so prideful. Soon after I scraped the first application of stripper on one side, I realized what I had gotten myself into. So, I trudged along, s...

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Cedar Gate Build #2: Glue up and Final Dimensioning

09-04-2016 09:22 PM by Benchworx | 0 comments »

Once I had the lumber roughly the dimensions I wanted as well as having one face and the edges jointed, it was time to get gluing! I pulled out the domino and started joining the two jointed faces on each board with dominos and glue. This was followed by A LOT of clamping, although not as much as some have done for their projects. Clamping cauls were used on some parts while pine spacers were used on others simply to avoid marks or indentations on the cedar itself. The main comp...

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Current Project #34: Triangle desk

09-08-2016 07:02 PM by Dave Rutan | 7 comments »

Just to assure both of my fans that I’m still around, I’m posting this peek of what I’m currently working on. It’s that standing desk that I mentioned in a previous blog entry. It will sit on the corner of a desk top, thus it’s triangular. The ribs you see are to allow adjustability in case the user breaks their lleg and has to sit instead of stand. I guess it would also work if they used a high stool. If you look on the left side of the picture you can s...

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Building my Workbench #3: I'm getting to the beginning...

09-13-2016 04:39 PM by HokieKen | 4 comments »

I was actually at the beginning last weekend. I was all excited to get out to the shop and start cutting these beasts down to rough lengths and go to work with the scrub plane. And then… Well, I’ve been kinda amassing a bunch of crap over the last few years. I have wet grinders, antique table saws, old hand saws, bench vises, scroll saws, ‘bout 1/2 dozen electric motors and a ton of miscellaneous crap that I’ve just kinda been piling up in whatever empty floor sp...

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Gun Stock Carving # 3 #1: A daisy BB gun stock

01-11-2012 06:35 AM by Jimthecarver | 8 comments »

My father-n-law sent me his BB gun stock for practice. Although the wood in these stocks are very soft it had its challenges nevertheless.After scribing the design on the stock I began to carve inside the banner area to relieve it so the banner looks correct and raised.After that i began on the banner itself, relieving the outter edge and making the folds more apparentThen I started stippling the area that was relieved inside the banner. Finally it was time to start on the gator and releave ...

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Again with the Dutch tool chest... #2: Breadboard ends

09-19-2016 05:47 AM by Fraxinus | 0 comments »

Spent an inordinate amount of time on the lid of the Dutch tool chest this weekend. I glued up the panel a few days ago but left it in the clamps with the intention of spending a day preparing it for the breadboards (cutting to final size, flattening) and putting the breadboards on it. Panel is Ponderosa pine, breadboard ends are Douglas-fir. Didn’t quite finish yesterday, so took a couple hours today and finished up. It was a learning experience. These are my first breadboard en...

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