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some of my favorite wood

04-19-2011 07:05 PM by paulburch | 1 comment »

about 15 or so years ago i went to one of my wood suppliers looking for a bit of hardwood after picking some i asked if he had anything different,after all we are always looking for something different ,he said he had some english elm after climbing a ladder and looking at it in the rough i decided to take some about 100 bf ft mostly 2”stock ,he said sombody in halifax needed a tree taken down off there property.when i got it home and dressed a small bit then wiped a little shellac on i...

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Dovetailed Hand Tool Cabinet #2: One man's trash - making the cabinet back from scraps

05-02-2011 09:35 PM by JasonD | 2 comments »

When I first started working on my Roubo workbench, I was given the advice to buy 2×12 lumber, rip the sides off to use to laminate the top, and then toss the pith section from the middle into the scrap bin. Needless to say, I ended up with a lot of pith scrap. The idea as I understood it is that the pith section is the least stable and to have it used in the bench top (or other critical parts of the bench) could lead the problems later. Pith scrap end grain: I did use some of ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #350: Mid-week "Weekend"

05-25-2011 01:38 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

I suppose that you could call yesterday my ‘weekend’. As I said in my post, it was a time when I was on top of things and I went into town and did some errands, and I decided to get something that I had my eye on since before Christmas. I suppose it could be a small tool gloat if you want to look at it that way. It is a slick little set of four boxes that can store all that small hardware that we tend to accumulate. Lately, I have been also using several types of beads and jew...

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Tool Making #1: August 2011 has a couple of tool making related articles

06-07-2011 05:57 PM by WayneC | 6 comments »

Figured I would start a new series related to tool making. I recieved Fine Woodworking yesterday and I noticed that there is an article/video on making and using a simple Scratch stock. This is another one of those items that has been on my build list for a while. Additionally there is an article on how to make a dove tail marker out of brass and some chisels for refining dove tails. The chisels look like they are right up Mads alley. The chisels are made from Hock Marking Knife bl...

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Hand Saws #1: 15" Bow Saw

06-22-2011 12:33 AM by WayneC | 17 comments »

I recieved this saw in the mail today. It is 25” wide overal and about 14” of exposed blade. I belive it is classified at a 15” saw. There is about 7” of cutting area above the blade. I’m hoping to get a variety of sizes. I had also bid and won a smaller bow saw, but the seller cancelled the transaction after I had paid. He immediately refunded my money, but I was dissapointed. The other saw which was made out of boxwood appeared to be a much nicer s...

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pine box

07-07-2011 07:31 AM by poptart | 6 comments »

OK i am making a small box out of pine and i would like some advice on the best way to finish pine

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Life hands you a big lemon...

07-21-2011 06:15 PM by Transition | 6 comments »

Since it has been, and is predicted to be, hot as a kiln in the Northeast, I thought I might take advantage of it and dry some rough cut, green lumber. I sealed up the ends fairly well. Using it for a segmented bowl, so I’m not to worried if it checks a little. Good idea? Bad idea? We’ll see… And I also set out some mint tea to brew. My wife and son drink it straight. I prefer mine with a little sugar and Bourbon.

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Random Musings #3: August 17

08-17-2011 12:57 PM by SSMDad | 6 comments »

Hmm…what’s special about today? Think think think… AH! It’s my birthday! Wohoo! Survived another year!

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52 Weeks #38: Two Games finished.

10-03-2011 03:00 AM by clieb91 | 1 comment »

So this week I was able to put some finishing touches on two of the items I will be offering up at the craft fair. My tic-tac-toe games, and some sets of Bewitching Cubes. For those not familiar with the Bewitching Cubes; I found the them in E.M. Wyatt’s “Puzzles In Wood”, the object is to orient each of the cubes so that each face shows the numbers 1-6.These three sets are made out of various woods which I forget right now and burned using Walnut Hollow Number Stamps...

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Shopvac Sandwich Separator #3: Suck it and See...

10-18-2011 05:18 AM by jeth | 0 comments »

Now on to the inner/upper 5 gallon bucket which will serve as the secondary container between the separator outlet and the vac fan/motor assembly and also form the roof of the separator chamber. It will sit about 3 ½” above the baffle formed in the base of the blue bucket. I cut the hole for the exit tube with the largest hole saw I had which was almost big enough, then some emery cloth wrapped round a fat dowel to open it up to a tight fit around the tube.You can see the bottom is n...

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