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A chinese edge plane

05-13-2014 07:12 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

While watching a video series about China Hand Tool Wood working, saw a plane the fellow was making. “Should only take ten minutes or so to make, very simple..” Yeah, RIGHT. Took me about six HOURS! Anyway, I got out a piece of white oak stock, and tried out some cuts Ok, THAT didn’t go so well. That dummy can saw worth a … Front of the opening was way too big. Plan B. Had a second piece of white oak. Saw guy was a little bit better. Used ...

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Chess pieces and board #9: Finishing out the Chess Board

06-05-2014 01:41 AM by Luke | 3 comments »

Here’s a couple more pics of the progress I’ve made. I glued some veneer around the edges to fill in the gap between the fancy stuff and the edge where the board will transition into the sides. Then it was onto a lot of sanding. What I hadn’t expected was the dust from the Rosewood to stain the maple while sanding. So I sanded it down as good as I could without going through the veneer and then used a cabinet scraper to finish it off. I think it came out really nice and I ca...

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Shop Organisation #1: Sanding Rolls

08-11-2014 05:16 PM by woodoogolem | 0 comments »

My sanding rolls always had a tendency to roll away and fall to the ground. So I decided to create a dedicated storing space for my most needed grits 80, 120, 180, and 240: Basically it is just two long pieces of OSB and five dividers which also holds a steel rod. The rod is heavy enough to prevent everything from coming out when I unroll some paper. There is also some copper tube which is intended to hold the ends in place. The front piece has a sharp edge so I can tear off the paper ...

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Cabinet Doors for Refaced Kitchen Cabinets

09-02-2014 11:32 AM by ReubenD | 1 comment »

While being a long way from a furniture maker and only dreaming of having the amount of skill (and tools) needed for beautiful wood working of that caliber I did find the courage to take on a project that seemed very difficult but was in fact relatively easy but came out really nice (especially for a first attempt at real woodworking as opposed to simple carpentry). Putting in a new kitchen was simply not in the budget but something needed to be done with our 35 year old cabinets and kitch...

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French Cleat Hooks - Repurpose Project

09-27-2014 12:37 PM by Chris McDowell | 3 comments »

We’ve had this old coat/key rack hanging in our garage collecting dust and whatever else didn’t have a spot. It’s basically falling apart. I also needed a dedicated spot to hang my shop apron. So, while deciding what to do, I noticed the old coat rack and came up with this. Watch the video here:

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10-20-2014 06:15 PM by stefang | 17 comments »

Today I finished the scrolling and got the sides ready for the bottom panels. There are a some important points that are outlined below. GETTING A GOOD CUTOnce again I am offering some advice on the cutting. Many of you will be light years ahead of me with your scrolling skills, but others, like myself, who use their scroll saws less frequently can get rusty. This advice is directed mainly to them. Cutting technique (again) I have revised my cutting technique a little since scrol...

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Concept Ideas using SketchUp #4: Moxon Vise

12-05-2014 12:46 PM by George_SA | 0 comments »

Since seeing a Moxon Vise on LJ’s I have wanted to make one. These are the SketchUp plans which can be downloaded here that I intend to use for the project. These plans are based on the Fine Woodworking #198 March 21 2008 article about Moxon vises

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making good...

01-11-2007 05:22 AM by scottb | 0 comments »

Progress begins tomorrow morning!... I’ve updated the projects list on my drawing board page in an attempt to get all the old, and in-progess ones done, so I can start on the new (and much more exciting) ones guilt free! What has taken so long? Life. Whatever. Doesn’t matter, except that so much time has passed much of the delay comes from no longer “seeing” what I’ve left hanging at 90% done… well no more I say! With any luck I can start the spring with...

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My Top Five List of Influential Woodworkers...

02-22-2007 07:35 PM by Ethan Sincox | 6 comments »

I posted this on one of the forum questions by ToolCribEditor. I thought it was such a good insight into my own life that it should qualify as a blog entry. I wonder how many people would put “famous” woodworkers on their list as opposed to people they know in their personal lives. Maybe it all comes down to their definition of “influential”. #1 – My mentor, Vic, is probably the most influential woodworker on my list. He puts a lot of time and effort int...

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03-28-2007 11:42 PM by Lou | 3 comments »

ive been getting some comments about sketchup and people wanting me to make a blog with some how to’s. i am a new user of sketchup, and it isn’t hard to use at all! the first thing i did on my credenza plans (that i posted in my projects list) was just make the 60×18’’ top that is 13/16’’ thick. i am a mac user, and i dont know if the pc version is any different, i assume it is the same though. on the top, there is a tool bar. you click the “rect...

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