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Where to begin...

12-18-2012 04:08 AM by Kitsuyou | 14 comments »

Well let’s see. It’s been many years since I’ve had the opportunity to indulge in woodworking. To be perfectly honest, I joined on here at someone’s request. Although I would love to return to woodworking, I no longer have access to the tools of the trade. It’s somewhere to start though. It doesn’t really require much to do a few basic projects. A clamp, a gouge or two, a file, and some wood. I know I have some of my old projects…perhaps it’s ti...

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Building a Thos. Moser Design New Gloucester Rocking Chair #14: Evaluating the Prototype Top Crest

01-03-2013 07:48 PM by DustyMark | 2 comments »

Ready to Cut Final Top Crest? I finished turning the 14 back spindles on the first rocking chair over the past three days. As I finished each spindle, I inserted it into the seat. Once I had the middle four spindles completed, I began inserting them into the top crest as well. The prototype top crest is only 1 1/2” tall. The final top crest is 2 5/8” tall and will be cut from some scraps of 12/4 cherry that I had saved since completing my pencil post bed almost 20 years ago...

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SYP Spilt-Top Roubo Workbench #4: Cost & Weight Estimate

01-30-2013 03:11 AM by grfrazee | 3 comments »

I’m sure there are those of you interested in how much this thing weighs and (more importantly) how much it cost to build. A quick volume estimate puts the total amount of wood at ~5 cubic feet. Considering an average specific gravity of about 0.60 (range for SYP is 0.54 – 0.65, and the hickory is more than that), the weight is: (5 cu. ft.)(62.4 lbs/cu. ft.)(0.60) = 187 lbs So, the wood alone is about 190 lbs. Factor in the weight of the vise hardware and the many metal...

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City Wheel

02-11-2013 05:33 PM by ArtistryinWood | 1 comment »

Just a quick line to pass along a video I just ran across on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=a0gAARTt4Ds http://mcnabbstudio.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/the-making-of-city-wheel/

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[Dovetail Box] Adding chip carving...

03-13-2013 12:07 AM by RaggedKerf | 5 comments »

Flush with my modest progress in the last post, I decided to jazz up the little box some before attaching the bottom (which I have already cut and have waiting for installation). I drew out some lines and squares on the front of the box and made a nice little border on the top and bottom. Here’s the first shot, after I had already completed the top border. It went surprisingly fast. Took about 10 minutes to lay it out and 5 minutes to carve it. Then I drew the pattern for the bot...

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planes, trains and vehicals? #11: the leap to twin engine

03-27-2013 01:21 AM by jacob34 | 3 comments »

I haven’t had much time in the shop lately with working nights and my 8 year old had basketball going on for a while. I decided though to start another plane, this time I am doing a p38. I was watching a old popular woodworking podcast on tips around the shop and one of them was making a tapered leg with the jointer. I am going to try and use that on the wing and to taper the two tail booms. !https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/mkao382.jpg!

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #48: Enlarging PDF Files

04-12-2013 02:32 PM by jerrells | 3 comments »

I have a project that I am working on (to be posted in about a week) where I needed to enlarge a PDF pattern file. Have never done that before so I started out the very hard way. I would copy a section of the file, paste it into MS Publisher then draw some lines the right length and try to enlarge the pasted graphic to the size. Major problems were, time it took and the print were real fuzzy (pixel enlargement). Well after cutting the first several pieces I figured there had to be a better wa...

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My Toys #5: Spears & Jackson Backsaw Resto - Part 2

05-14-2013 07:04 PM by GMatheson | 6 comments »

So since I left off yesterday I have polished the plate some more with the Autosol/foil and it’s starting to shine. Nice reflection but now the handle needs some attention. Both horns were chipped but not very bad. The bigger problem was that my hand was too big to hold it comfortably so I clamped the handle in the vise and hit it with some rasps to open it up a bit (continually checking the fit). By the time it was the perfect size the chips on the horns were gone but the rest ...

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Old Clamps #4: Old Wooden C-Clamps

06-01-2013 10:29 AM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

These are a few examples of old clamps I found on a popular auction site. Until I got into woodworking I didn’t know that C-Clamps could be made out of wood. These two antique examples look very much like those made by at least two YouTubers I’m familiar with. Something worth trying. Notice the brace inside the throat.

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Southwest Cocktail table #4: Another Dry Fit Test

06-22-2013 02:38 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 7 comments »

Howdy, Wouldn’t you know. I cut part of the border from paduak. I was real careful to get it just perfect. It Ain’t. I’ll get if fixed up because I once again have a nervous tendency to err on the side of “Too Big”. You know – shaving 86 of these suckers will once again – suck. Grandpa Len sent me a very kindly note telling me I need to put this creation on a backer. Well – he’s right of course. I was already courting disaster by...

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