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Poplar Nightstand #3: Getting the finish on

08-14-2013 at 04:50 PM by mitchota | 6 comments »

Assembly of the table went without a major hitch. I then decided to start working on the finish. As I decided to stain this back when I started the project, I tested out three colors of stain, and after looking at it, I went with the cherry stain. I’m not sure what it is about the color of cherry that I like so much, but it was a hard sell vs. the mahogany stain I tested as well. Staining up the table wasn’t too bad, but of course I found all the spots that I didn’t sand ...

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3D lazy susan trivet

08-28-2013 at 06:26 PM by LoydMoore | 0 comments »

Playing around with my latest project

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LJ friends and gifts. #14: Bungee lathe spinning in Scotland - visiting Ronnie

09-15-2013 at 02:29 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Visiting RonnieBungee lathe spinning in Scotland While I was visiting our LJ friend Jamie in Scotland, I had the luck to be invited to his friend Ronnie’s house.More exactly his wonderful little garden behind the house. This is the view from Ron’s house, beautiful surroundings in Scotland. Trust me, the grass really is greener there! Here we are Ron’s bungee lathe, in the little garden behind his house.How cool is that!Ronnie has a wonderful relaxed approach, KISS princi...

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Sawstop Cartriges Bad Deal #1: Replacing Cartridges Constantly

10-31-2013 at 09:51 AM by Glassgirl | 29 comments »

Please know that we bought a SawStop Saw to save lives in our shop. Yet in the 1/12 since we had it we have replaced 5 Cartridges at $70 each and 3 Saw Blades at $200+ each. BUT we have yet to SAVE A LIFE…We only cut Plastic sheets no metal ever and they are saying it is because of the metal. But we do not have metal in our shop. Then they tell us because it needs cleaned…we are cleaning now every day. But still problems. We are a small business and cannot afford to continue to pu...

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Blogging instead of Woodworking #2: Wardrobe, Part 1

11-18-2013 at 04:59 PM by Douglas | 3 comments »

I’m building a Stickley wardrobe, and am planning on doing solid wood panels instead of plywood panels. Thoughts on the build on my blog…

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Becoming a Galoot #5: Falling off the Wagon

01-27-2014 at 05:54 PM by scruboak51 | 2 comments »

I have to start by thanking others for the advice given in my last post. I put a new edge on my planing blade, getting it hair shaving sharp, and adjusted the depth to take a very thin slice. While not smooth as butter it was a tremendous improvement over my initial attempts. However, I also admitted defeat in my attempts to make this a hand tool only project. There were a couple reasons for this. The last foot (.3 meter) of the surface took a pretty nasty dive; a bit over a half an ...

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Workshop Development #89: Narrow wall drywall patching, and dust collection update...

02-13-2014 at 08:22 AM by dbhost | 4 comments »

I didn’t get a mess of time in the shop last night, but I got the upper portion of the narrow wall patched, and in the first coat of mud. Wait on that to dry… I then moved on to cleaning up caulk from an old blast gate, and set up / dry fitted a DC riser setup for the band saw. I hate how low the blast gate is sitting! I spent a bit of time cleaning, as well as honing the design work for this weekend’s projects. I am inching closer and closer to done… If you w...

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Some help from pops

03-01-2014 at 09:05 PM by siavosh | 2 comments »

I somehow missed the part where the teacher showed how to make a compound miter joint—I think I was stuck on the previous exercise. After coming home, I spent some time just futzing around trying to figure out how he did the cuts for the joint so quickly. I ended up getting lazy and calling my architect dad for help with a hand-cut friendly approach. As a software programmer my spatial sense isn’t anything to brag out, my brain works in code. As for my dad, he’s always been ...

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Mister Stanley Victor goes into Rehab

03-20-2014 at 08:14 PM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Well, the mail carrier dropped off a box today, all the wat from Florida, no less. Inside a mountain of shredded paper was a handplane Might not be the prettiest gal on the corner, nor something made of bronze. This is a Victor #1104, made by Stanley. The red showing is also on the chipbreaker, as weel as the frog. Another view of this Did have a few spider nests sitting around in it, too. Well, first thing I do when doing a rehab of a plane, is take it all down to just …...

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Shop's Log #8: Two More Pipes

04-05-2014 at 10:01 AM by terryR | 16 comments »

Hi everyone, another short blog in an attempt to get caught up with shop activities… First, for those who don’t know me, I have an addictive personality. So, when I create something in the shop that turns out better than I anticipated, or was more fun than I expected…I just HAVE to make another one. LOL. ...wooden arrows, pine needle baskets, and wood-burned gourds come to mind. This month it’s wooden tobacco pipes! :) I learned a ton from my first attempt, and after Jimt...

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