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Pink Maple?

07-22-2012 11:36 PM by thecarpentershands | 6 comments »

The other day i was driving along and saw a few big logs hangin out on the side of the road. From the road it looked like black locust but when i finally went and picked it up with my truck, it looked like some sort of apple wood. The wood was like a pinkish, red color. I was very excited to open the logs up and get some slabs out of it as I have been looking to make a natural edge bench. Upon slabbing the wood and finally planing it, I found that the wood had a grain reminiscent of maple. Th...

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Shop Maintenance and Mayhem

08-06-2012 05:17 AM by Jeremy Greiner | 2 comments »

I’ve been taking it easy lately due to my back, the pain medication makes me feel like I’m drunk and I’m pretty sure that is not a good thing when trying to use anything in the wood shop. My Dad helped me finish my lumber rack when he visited, who knows how long that would have taken if he hadn’t of helped me. A few days after my Dad visited my youngest sister stayed with me (she was staying with some cousins up in St. Augustine and I picked her up and had her at my ho...

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Easy to build, clock.

08-20-2012 04:09 PM by AJswoodshop | 5 comments »

I know a lot of people have built this clock, but it was the only thing I could think of for my dads birthday. My dads in a new office, so I knew it would be great in there. Its made out of 1’ thick walnut and maple. The frame is walnut, and the clock piece is maple. The dowels are oak, so there very strong. The clock you can buy at craft stores. The prices range from $8.99-$18.99, I bought the cheapest one, at $9.99. Here’s a photo of the clock, Thanks AJ

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Intarsia #12: Lilly Cross Day 1.1

09-04-2012 10:28 PM by TripleB | 0 comments »

Re-design on the fly can lead to many changes in a project from minute to minute, I am quickly learning. I finished the sanding of the cross pieces to get the proper thickness and laid them out. It was than I realized, I need to make two of these now. In order for me to get the design I have visioned in my head, I need to remake the cross as a solid piece. I’m cheap, which means I don’t want to throw away the material and time I have already spent on making the cross pieces, so wh...

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My Site #31: Live Cast (September 2012)

09-23-2012 02:19 PM by RavinHeart | 0 comments »

On this LIVE Cast … I talk with viewers about places we get our woodworking supplies.

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Dueling hobbies---Astronomy and woodworking

10-10-2012 02:00 PM by RaggedKerf | 7 comments »

Please click here for this image heavy post. For those of you who don’t know me, I am an amateur astronomer (besides dabbling in woodworking, writing, art, etc…). I started an astronomy at Wordpress lately to post pictures I’ve been taking through my telescope and other tidbits. I thought of a way yesterday to merge my two biggest hobbies, astronomy and woodworking. I decided to make a base for my Telrad reflex sight, to fit atop the Texas Yard Cannon. And, to make...

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"My Dowry" #2: Demo Done Lets Do Work

12-17-2012 12:21 AM by Cdawg | 1 comment »

So as you could tell the previous deck wasnt very much or very well put together so a good Sawzall blade and the biggest hammer I could find cleaned it out nicely. Next up was laying out the “Main” deck. I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with the Texas Hill Country soil but in summary its Rock covered with more rocks. So what I thought would be a quick hour or so job too 1 weekend of back breaking work. Basically I would have to get close to where I wanted all of my...

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A New Woodworker's "School of Hard Knocks" #1: A year spent learning the obvious

01-02-2013 10:08 PM by Dave | 14 comments »

I love reading about woodworking techniques and looking at others’ projects. It always gives me big ideas. But sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach. As a hobbyist and a dad, the time I spend woodworking comes in short spurts and at unpredictable times. I have to be careful to make the most of it. This year’s projects drove home for me how easy it is to get over-extended. I’m in the process of turning my garage into a part-time workshop so I have lots of projec...

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THE MAKING OF A COFFEE TABLE PART 2

01-16-2013 01:30 AM by kiefer | 9 comments »

Here is the lamination’s of the form and I will show how I draw out the cut lines I start with transferring the centre line from the form to the laminated blank . I use a sheet of poster board as a square and place it along the centre line on which I have the width of the table base marked out .I then tape the poster board to the base and draw a perpendicular line toward the bottom of the base and double check the distance top and bottom and also mark the bottom edge of the base whi...

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Entertainment center planning

01-29-2013 06:09 AM by GrandpaAndrew | 2 comments »

While it’s still a bit too cold to be in the shop I decided to spend some time drawing up some plans. Recently I bought one of those fancy new LCD TVs with internet everything in it. Now I need a bigger piece of furniture to put it on. Here’s a couple of shots of the SketchUp drafts I’ve started. Big TV on top, equipment in the center, lower outside corner space for my wife’s vinyl records. Drawers upper corners for DVDs, CDs, all that old stuff. Most of the woo...

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