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Homebuilt CNC Router #1: A Journey

10-21-2007 05:18 AM by SPalm | 29 comments »

After posting my Woodworker’s CNC Router in the projects section, I received several requests to show how I made it. I debated whether to post something here or just send them off via a bunch of links. I decided to show you the journey that I took over several years and ended up with the machine that was posted. So here goes. Do you need one? No.Should you build one? Probably not.Have I done anything useful with it? Not really.Is it cool? Oh yeah. In 2004 I stumbled on an Inte...

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DIY Wood worker wedding #3: DIY Wood worker wedding #2 - The cake plate Chapter #2

06-27-2011 07:05 PM by gurnie | 5 comments »

So I’m back in class now and the wedding approach-ith. T-minus 4 months (eeeep!) So the last time i blogged i have glued up the two 45 degree boards. Thursday the chop saw was in action and i was actually able to get 10 pieces out of the two boards. turns out you only need 8 of these pieces to make a circle (you know, math and all). So here’s the log as it right now. Didn’t have time to glue because i was working on several other projects, but I feel good about thi...

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How to Make Custom Waterslide Decals - UPDATED

02-12-2007 11:09 PM by David | 33 comments »

How to Make Custom Waterslide Decals This Waterlide Decal Tutorial is available as a PDF download on my website Materials List • Clear or White 8.5×11 waterslide paper• Deft Gloss Clear Lacquer• Brayer Roller• Paper Towels• Bowl with clean water SOURCES FOR DECAL PAPER WATERSLIDE PAPER • MicroMark• BelDecal 1. Make decal design on your favorite graphic application.I use a Mac based system so I will share the details of how I do things, however, you can do this on any co...

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Drunken Cutting Boards #1: Drunken Alice in Wonderland Cutting Board

09-10-2009 03:22 AM by poroskywood | 51 comments »

Hey everybody, after a few personal messages here is my version of a how to on a Drunken Checker Board. I of coarse bow to the Chairman of the Board and pay tribute with beer. This is a Off-Checker pattern I call “Drunken Alice in Wonderland” The “serendipitous” nature of this piece is appealing in a far out sort of way. Here Goes… So first I prepare the Material. I am using Hard Maple and Walnut both are surfaced flat and cut 1” x 9” x 14&...

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My DIY Bandsaw - 4th Shopmade Woodworking Tool #3: Making the Wooden Frame and Some Design modifications

05-24-2013 06:45 AM by Armand | 6 comments »

Posting some pictures on the status of this project: The wooden frames are used marine plywood from Pacific Wood Laminates. The frames have been shaped and are ready for trimming ang gluing. ..and this is the template that I’ll be using to trim the frames, made of plywood that I painted white for clearer outlines. I made some modifications on the design particularly on the tensioner, it will be more stable i hope. The upper wheel is likewise moved to top to ride on pillow b...

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Words of Wisdom For Woodworkers

02-04-2011 10:23 PM by longgone | 19 comments »

� Do not argue with an idiot; he will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience. � Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. � The last thing I want to do is hurt you; But it’s still on the list. � Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. � If I agreed with you we’d both be wrong. � We never really grow up, we only lea...

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Making a Small Wooden Box #1: Getting Started

08-11-2007 09:06 AM by Don | 23 comments »

I blogged a couple of weeks ago about what I should charge for a small box I was asked to make. I thought that those of you who haven’t delved into the wonderful world of box making might like to journey along with me as I make this commissioned box. I was given the outside dimension for the box, as the owner intends to place it in a chest of drawers, so it must fit the size constraints of the drawer. The box will be 95mm high x 360mm wide x 240mm deep (approximately 3.75” x 14...

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Table Saw Mobile Workstation #1: I love it when a plan comes together...

04-21-2008 11:00 PM by Greg Wurst | 21 comments »

Awhile back Wood Magazine had an article on building a mobile outfeed table that would fit over your table saw. Since I need all the space in my garage I can get, I went ahead and built one that would fit over my table saw to give me some much needed work space and a handy outfeed table. I thought this was pretty spiffy and a great use of space. As I always do I look at the latest project posts on Lumberjocks looking for inspiration for my next project. Whilst browsing I came ac...

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Ebonizing; Steel Wool and Vinegar

09-05-2008 02:04 AM by Allison | 39 comments »

A few months ago I had read an article about ebonizing wood with steel wool and vinegar. Awhile back I tried this and absolutely nothing happened. I never even tried again. Ebonizing is a stain of sorts I guess. I also have heard there are several ways of doing this. The reason the original article caught my eye was because I sure as hell don’t have the money to buy Ebony (wood), and I am forever wanting or needing dark/black wood for my projects and I do not like to use paint, to the ...

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Recycling old furnitures #1: Recycling a built-in desk to workbench

01-12-2011 06:21 AM by Peter_R | 13 comments »

I’m always a fan of recycling old wood and had recently finished rehabbing an old house. Sitting in a corner in one room was this old built-in “desk” that we removed (the shelves above came apart when we tried to remove it). I had an idea to convert the desk into something useful even though the built in was made from cheap pine and plywood. A workbench/tool center is what I came up with. The main objective is to be able to roll this in and out of the garage so that I...

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