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Roubo #12: Drawboring the Top

04-14-2009 04:11 AM by Jon3 | 10 comments »

I’m nervous about trying to keep my hand drill perpendicular, so I made a little jig to drill the holes. Worked out quite well. Just put some thick scrap in the drill press and drilled out the holes, then clamped it to the top. The dry fit was tricky. I did the dry fit, but it was going in tight. I also noticed I had two nice long wedges from the tombstone shape of the leg vice. They made excellent tools for forcing getting those tenons out of the too-tight mortises. ...

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Need Your Votes.....

05-02-2009 05:11 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 150 comments »

In case you weren’t aware, I was recently invited to join in a very fun challenge over at Better Home's and Gardens and I was more than happy to accept. In’s words, “We asked five of our favorite home and garden bloggers to create clever weekend projects for outdoor living, using $500 in materials from The Home Depot.” How awesome is that? So throughout the month of April, we’ll be blogging about the entire process over at And of course yo...

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002: a rolling base for my planer #3: at last, a drawer

05-21-2009 02:07 PM by Gary Fixler | 6 comments »

I have to say, posting projects as I do them does two things. I puts the pressure on me to not screw up, after getting great comments from you folks about how to proceed through difficult parts. I sure don’t want to come back and say “Thanks for all the suggestions, but oh well! I shattered the entire thing in a big kickback!” It also really drives me to keep working when I might otherwise say “Meh, I’ll finish that part tomorrow, or this weekend.” So thank...

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Barrister Abomination #1: Getting started, not sure where I'm going

06-15-2009 04:55 AM by BeachedBones | 5 comments »

I’m working at making something of a couple damaged and mismatched sections of barrister bookcase. The two sections are basically surplus from the “good” cases I have. These didn’t fit, one section was badly fire damaged and oddly repaired at one point. I thought I could make it a little better and more useful. This picture shows the fire damaged section, the side had been planed down in an uneven taper, about 1/4 inch or more was taken out of the original oak. ...

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Upper Deck #3: More Framing

07-01-2009 11:46 PM by Zuki | 2 comments »

Its Canada Day. A day off from the ole grind . . . so I went back at the deck. I started by adding two more stringers. You will see why in a little while. I’m not sure if everyone is like this, but when I’m working on an outside or rough construction work I like using scraps of wood as a notepad for jotting down measurements. This particular piece was left over from some xmas tree ornaments I made last fall. Here is the frame all braced. Before bracing I checked it for squa...

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New Product on the way!

08-06-2009 04:02 PM by Smed | 3 comments »

We are working on a new product right now and will hopefully have it coming soon but it is known as the Industrial Hanger. So stay posted with us. Our website is We have many other products there that you might be interested in so feel free to take a look around the site and check things out! We have multiple wood types to choose from also.

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Old Planes - Restore?

08-25-2009 08:27 PM by reggiek | 10 comments »

I was given these three very old planes and was wondering whether they are worthy of restoration? They are a bit rusty…some of the wooden handles need reglueing and finishing….and the blades need sharpening or replacing….There is no brand or markings on any of them other then “Made in USA” on the smaller one. Any ideas? and this one and the last one

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An Office for the House -- Complete With Woodworking Projects #7: Getting Close to Done With the Desk--- and a quick question...

09-14-2009 04:28 AM by RobH | 4 comments »

Hey all, I am making really good progress on the desk. I am currently putting the finish on the top. I got the two coats of shellac on it late last week, and today I got the first coat of water based polyurethane on. It is looking really good. Now, for the quick question. The polyurethane is water based satin polyurethane. The question: Is it really necessary to sand between coats. I always have because I have always heard you needed to, but this finish is looking so good that I ...

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A Stanley #45 combination plane....looking for additional parts.

10-14-2009 10:20 PM by Chardt | 9 comments »

I recently bought a Stanley #45 combination plane, and several blades….however it’s only the chasis and blades…does anyone have the slide rail, and perhaps any parts for a #45 they would be interested in selling/trading? Let me know what you have, and how much you want for them. eBay seems to have quite a few but I haven’t won any parts yet.

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Daily Update #3: November 17, 2009

11-17-2009 04:01 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

Daily video update for November 17, 2009 For live video see my Current Projects link at or

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