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Refinishing #1: Antique Oak Office Chair

01-18-2017 06:52 PM by Steve Henderson | 3 comments »

I refinished this antique oak office chair for my neighbor last summer. It was a fun & time consuming project. Taken completely apart piece by piece, sanded to the bare wood, stained, and reassembled. Took about a week of my spare time. The seat was broke into 5 pieces when I got it.

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Need Assistance Please

01-23-2017 02:56 PM by monkeyman83 | 6 comments »

A friend of mine is working on a bed for his niece. He has been running into issues that I am going to share with the community. I want to give him some advice, but I want to make sure I am giving him the right advice. Below is the message that he sent me. Any advice the community can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. I made a bed for my niece out of red oak plywood, and trimmed it in solid red oak. I put a 1/4” rounded bead on all from facing edges. Prior to assemb...

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shop re start the new RMR #1: primary tool acqusation

01-28-2017 03:32 PM by DsRMR | 3 comments »

last summer i ran across a Rockwell cabinet saw at a yard sale and took it home for only 100.00 it needed a fence but those are always available. the job i had kept me pretty busy but i am a habitat for humanity junkie and drop in there regularly. the last 2 months i have added a craftsman contractors saw with exact-i-rip fence, a craftsman 6 1/2” joiner, craftsman 10” bench top band saw, a no name bench top shabby but usable for now drill press and Tuesday i’ll pick up pre....

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Walnut, live-edge, end-table build

02-02-2017 03:28 AM by DavidOveracre | 0 comments »

So I was given what was basically an old chunk of walnut firewood by a friend, as well as some random scrap pieces of milled walnut (among other useful things as well). I decided one day to roughly slab the big chunk when I was already doing the same with a cedar log for another project. It looked amazing when I opened it up, so I continued with the process. I started by using my router sled on one side of both slabs (2 pieces is about all the big chunk yielded). Then sent both thru the plane...

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A Small Woodworking Shop Expansion #17: Ready to Sheath the Lean-to. A Few Scores. And a Surprise Inspection !!

05-29-2013 01:22 AM by RonInOhio | 11 comments »

I was going to wait till I had the lean-to sheathed before making another post, but decided to go aheadand bring things up-to-date. Its been raining the last several days on and off. Now its coming down steadily so its holding up things a bit. As mentioned in my last post, I detoured the expansion to build a lumber storage lean-toon the back of the shed. Since the last blog entry, I have finished framing the lean-to . I started cutting the roof sheathing. It will be done in three pieces...

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Workshop #32: Shopquest 2017! New Saw Up!

02-05-2017 08:58 PM by clieb91 | 2 comments »

Ok, So it has taken me a few weeks to get the saw from my garage to the shop. But I with help from the wife got it into the basement yesterday and I completed assembly and set up this morning. Set up was generally easy, even had some help from my daughter. Had to run out to get a blade this morning as I had not gotten one yet, and again this afternoon as my dust connector I had did not fit the duct port on the saw. Why is it that 4” is different on every tool? Quick fix though an...

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Shop storage projects #20: Moving in, and other builds,,

02-09-2017 12:03 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Well, I got the Shop Dresser all finished up.. So, I cleared the old dryer off, getting ready to haul it out of the basement…where did all that stuff go? Mostly in the top three drawers.. May need a label as to what went where.. Ok, got things ready to move around…..then the “good dryer” went out of action. The more we dug around in it, the more broken items we found. Decided to just scrap it out. left the pieces separated, and hauled the parts up the...

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Just some planes restored #21: Yes, the Pre-lateral may need some extra love.

07-09-2013 12:14 AM by Don W | 27 comments »

Its been a while since I’ve written a restoration blog, so I figured I’d document this possible save. I’ve started finding a few pre-laterals and kind of like them. My “collector” status has risen to a new level so I don’t mind working on something that will be for history’s sake only. I found this #5 in an antique shop. It wasn’t marked and I had a few other items so I asked the owner what he wanted. The conversation went something like thi...

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Figuring out how to post and interact with you guys

07-26-2013 09:12 AM by Louis15 | 4 comments »

I have been building houses, boats and furniture for about 35 years but this is my first attempt at communicating with others. It will take me awhile to figure out the picture thing and other pad related issues but here goes. Thanks for the welcoming greetings.As you can guess, my passion now is Louis furniture. I plan a Louis 15 bombe chest or desk as soon as I figure out how to get plans to build a router powered milling machine.

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #16: All Doors Finally Are Hung

02-19-2017 06:20 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

Before hanging the remaining three doors it was clear to me that I should mount the magnetic door catches first. After analyzing the location where I should mount them, I decided they should be mounted out-of-sight on the face frame; not into the doors themselves. I was going to drill a 11/32 inch diameter hole in the face frame above the doors about one inch from the center of the cabinet. The striker plate would be fastened below the magnetic catch on top of the doors. It also became clea...

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