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Twins! #6: It's finally together!

03-26-2012 03:01 AM by Andy123 | 3 comments »

Well, today was the day where I got it together. It still needs mattress support, but I can bang that out in an hour. I had my dad, the girls’ “Papa,” help me out. Over the course of about two two-hour sessions we did a lot. We had to mark and drill for the dowel pins in the rail sections. I made a quick jig out of a piece of 1.5 inch x 3/4 inch maple scrap and two small pieces of scrap plywood. It matched the thickness of the rails sections and it had the plywood section...

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handsaws, rehab story #1: Handsaws, a rehab story #2

04-07-2012 09:01 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Since that last saw was started into “re-hab” a few others have joined them: Homemade handle, after the “finish” is on. I also had a Disston Rancher to re-finish( one of the new arrivals) So now I had an Orphan Saw to re-do. No sawnuts for it, since they went onto the homemade handle. Handle didn’t look all THAT bad: And the saw plate was in good shape. Turns out it was a Disston D23, from the late 40s-early 50s. Took the handle out to the shop...

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"Eagle's Realm "Intarsia #3: Gaining on it

05-09-2012 12:09 PM by wdkits1 | 1 comment »

This has been a challenging project. The background has been difficult to get the proper depth but I’m gaining on it. . I will go ahead and finish the background as I have it drawn out but I’m sure I will change a few pieces until I get the effect I’m looking for. Woods used—Walnut, Holly,Spalted Beech,Spalted Sycamore, Yellowheart, Ebony, Fishtail Oak, Poplar, Lignum Vitae, Purpleheart, Afromosia, Vera wood, Peruvian Walnut, Tulipwood. 140 pieces so far.

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Tool Tote for Tyler - #8: It's Finished! Assembly Instructions.

05-22-2012 05:44 AM by Joe Lyddon | 3 comments »

Well, I finally did it! It is Finished!Only five years late! Better late than never! Assembly Instructions I sure hope he likes it & cares for it… I hope y’all enjoy it… I really the Roy Underhill Tool Tote.

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Legare desk clone #4: ho leee worked!

07-09-2012 04:48 PM by Roswell | 4 comments »

So, the kids are with the extended family for a while this summer, and I’ve had a couple of afternoons to myself. Yesterday, I got the top fitted, and then turned to the most terrifying part of the whole deal. If you hadn’t noticed, the outer supports have a tab that fits into a corresponding slot in the desk top. I had elected to not cut the holes out for the tabs until the very, very last step so I could make sure they fit right. In the end, I had to just cut...

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Intarsia #5: Hummingbird Day 5

08-21-2012 03:19 PM by TripleB | 1 comment »

Unfortunately, the last week or so, it’s been very difficult for me to get into the shop to work on the hummingbird. But now I should be able to get back at it, the only set back now is when the Wenge wood I ordered gets here. I will not be able to finish the hummer with out it, but I can work around it until it arrives. The Wenge is only on the bird, so I will work on the Lilly flowers in the mean time. I was able to get the bottom leaves done and partial frame together yesterday. I...

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TV 3 piece wall entertainment unit #5: crown on the bridge

11-14-2012 10:49 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 1 comment »

added the crown molding I made up.

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Checkerboard Project #2: Framed

11-30-2012 03:22 AM by Retsof | 0 comments »

I had a long day volunteering at my daughter’s school, so I didn’t get to put in much time on the project today. I did manage to cut the frame for the checkerboard from the rest of the White Ash that I used for the lighter squares. It’s amazing how diverse the grain looks considering it all came from the same single 5”W x 12’L board. It would have been nice if it was all like the curly sections. Some of the straighter grained sections look kind of boring by...

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Renovating the shop

01-17-2013 05:58 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 8 comments »

I am remodeling the old workshop to turn it into an assembly and finish building. I have a new 12×24 building that will be turned into the main shop. Here is a look at the transition and some discussion on whats to come. I started by removing everything from the shop, then with a little help The walls got furred out, then White pegboard was hung. A great solution for small shops, it gives you the opportunity to use the vertical space

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Cedar Deck

01-30-2013 04:56 AM by Marty5965 | 5 comments »

Last spring I decided to replace the pressure-treated deck on the back of our house. It was only 7 years old but had not faired well in the Ohio weather. The rails had warped badly and the deck boards were cupping in too many places to warrant a selective repair. This picture is actually of the biggest spider web I have ever seen, but it is the only before picture I have. After the ubiquitous weeks of planning (and much discussion over copious cold ones) I recruited one of my riding bud...

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