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Woodworking projects under way. #27: Wedding coaster project scuttled per Groom's request...

05-10-2012 06:13 PM by dbhost | 1 comment »

I haven’t updated this so far, but my brother specifically requested after I was well on my way with the project. They newly wed couple had only one specific request… Donations to the building fund for their Church… I can do that… But now I have all these little coasters cut up and ready to be finished… Oh well.. It was a fun trip anyway!

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Outdoor Furniture #6: Adirondack Assembly Line Continued

05-24-2012 04:46 AM by Retsof | 2 comments »

Today I spent the morning looking for enough wood to finish my Adirondack patio set. I went to two Lowes stores and pretty much cleaned them out of 1×3 Douglas Fir decking boards which is what I’m using for my seat slats and most of my back slats (I use one 1×4 for the middle back slat on the single chairs and 2 1×4s and 1 1×6 on the settee). The actual width of 2 3/8” is perfect and I just have to cut them to length. The problem is that there is never eno...

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The Basement #30: The Sander Cart......

06-25-2012 12:53 AM by JL7 | 17 comments »

I’ve been working on the old Craftsman belt sander for awhile now. Picked it up from my brother a couple of years ago. I replaced the bearings and that made a world of difference. Built a new cart recently and picked up a 12” disc sander at HF with 20% off coupon…...and the free flashlight. The motor on the old Craftsman was tired, so another HF gamble was to buy the 1/2 HP motor….of course with the 20% off…... The motor is smooth and str...

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Make another SawTooth and Routey (Take a Poll)

07-10-2012 08:00 PM by GarageWoodworks | 0 comments »

Would you be interested in seeing what Sawtooth, Routey and Delilah get into next?

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Old Tools New Life #1: Planes Annonymous

07-25-2012 12:50 AM by coolerjack | 3 comments »

I’m relatively new to this woodworking lark and the price of tools can be hard to justify to the other half ! She thinks I have an addiction and can’t understand why I could possibly need another plane ! I started out buying myself a shiny new Stanley SB4 but I wasn’t overly impressed with it so I started to look for second hand planes online. Since then I have aquired £ 6 Stanley SB3 ( this one I like as it cuts great so maybee I’ll have to try and tw...

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Intarsia #1: New Intarsia Blog for TripleB

08-07-2012 09:40 PM by TripleB | 5 comments »

I really am starting to enjoy this Intarsia art, and since this is new to me, I thought I would start logging everything into a blog. I have always admired and been a little intimidated by the Art of Intarsia, I think that I thought only somebody that has been behind a scroll saw for many years would have the talent to do it. As being I’ve only been using a scroll saw for a little over a year, I figured it was simply above my abilities. I finally decided to just give it a shot, after...

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From the Very Beginning #2: Baby Steps Pt 2

09-07-2012 03:43 AM by JADobson | 1 comment »

So it was a no go on the table saw. It didn’t look too bad in the pictures but was really bad in person. When the seller tried to drop the price to twenty I remembered the saying that it never pays to buy someone else’s problems, no matter how low the price so I walked away. Gotta keep scouring the used tool pages till a good saw comes up. I’ve got time though, so I can afford to be picky.

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Juniper "Ribbon" table #2: Progress photos

09-25-2012 02:25 PM by junipercanyon | 4 comments »

Here is what I got done last night. The top is very close to done being sculpted down into the base, and the “ribbon” sculpting is looking pretty cool. Its a pretty stable table already, not much more to do for leveling it all out. So far I’m pretty happy with it.

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Pallet Craft #24: The Ground work

10-12-2012 02:26 PM by Ethan Harris | 3 comments »

Hello Readers! I am happy to say I have finally laid the groundwork in my woodworking career. I am very happy to have found this hobby, I enjoy it, and I am learning new things everyday. I can see myself in 5 to 10 years building beautiful pieces of art from wood, and past that? Who knows! But I am sure it will be fun! For now I plan to stick with Pallet Crafting, it seems to be a great medium for learning. In the future I would like to work with fine woods, but small steps and a eagerness...

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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #12: How to Glue Up Wood Inlay Banding

11-16-2012 07:43 PM by Bob Simmons | 4 comments »

Inlay a wood inlay banding to customize your fine woodworking projects that you make in the workshop. This Youtube woodworking video shows the basics of how to inlay a shop made strip of decorative wood inlay banding into hardwood. In this case, a dado that has been cut on the table saw will house the 3/32” wood inlay banding. (Keep in mind the dado could also be routed on the router table.) White glue is applied the inlay process. A wooden caul is clamped along with the inlaid wo...

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