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Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #10: Finally, something to put my face on.

03-30-2015 06:23 PM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

After torching and wire brushing the wood slats that will make-up the dial I decided to paint them black. Yes, that’s on odd choice, but since the final effect is an aged patina I’m going to apply a crackled antique white as the final finish and I realized that there just wasn’t going to be enough contrast without adding black. Next I had the wrestle the 5’ X 5’ sheet of Baltic Birch ply up onto a Shopsmith Mark V that served as a make-shift assembly tabl...

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09-14-2013 05:23 PM by Jim Earl | 7 comments »

Ok Here goes. I have put this off for about two weeks. It has taken me about 9 hours to get it to this point. People thinks that the woodburning they done in high schools is same as what I do. After selecting the picture there is hours pending trying to get the picture just right to transfer everything over to the piece of wood. after you put it on the wood I spend a lot of time going over and over to get the right depth. so with out further ado I give you the DAGON FLY. (OK I AM GOING...

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My First Shutters #2: These are my second shutters ...

02-07-2012 07:01 PM by Rha7 | 10 comments »

But, actually the first ones that I finish, my wife broke the vinyl ones in the living room, and I set out to make real shutters this time, so I went on and bough 14’ of red oak, and started building them… What do you think?

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Danish Oil

05-22-2012 12:03 AM by thecarpentershands | 4 comments »

So, a fellow carpenter just told me about danish oil so naturally, i picked some up. I just put it on a cherry and ash box which I will be finishing soon and WOW! I was blown away by the enhancement of the oil. I have mainly been using linseed oil, shellac and polyurethane lately but I really think danish oil is going to open pandora’s box of finishes. Again, I’ll say WOW! God bless.

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Building a 25' Ply on Frame Cabin Cruiser #15: Slow but steady resumes! -- resin and final chine log fitting

07-27-2017 12:52 AM by AlTriolo | 2 comments »

We glued the keelson in place 2 and 3 days ago. (No pic.) Now, some of the most difficult work for the hull is now behind us! We finished cutting and shaving the frames to receive the keelson, and this includes the stem. We are quite pleased with how it came out. Along the way we found that I mismeasured a frame! I was using a 48” ruler and the measurement should have been either 23.5” or 24.5”. Well, because the ruler is marked 1-48” in both directions, ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #726: The Importance of a Good Presentation

06-08-2012 12:23 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

While many of us do our crafts for pleasure, there seems to be an equal amount of people that sell our finished items on Etsy or Ebay or somewhere online. Even many of you who don’t sell your items still like to show them off on the many forums that are online. That is part of what social networking is all about and a large part of why we are all here. As a pattern designer, I also find that there is a great deal of importance on how my designs are presented in my patterns. After ...

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methods of work #20: Chair mockup seat/front leg unit

10-06-2013 11:54 PM by Loren | 2 comments »

In working on this bentwood chair design I didn’t want to glue the frame and front legs together but I wanted to experiment with some different shapes for the back legs. I glued up a 2” thick chair seat out of 1/4”’ ply on the outside with2×4 scrap inside. I just made one plywood side accurate to theshape and used that as a pattern after the other layers wereglued up. I used an overarm router but a flush trim bit or patternbit would work nearly as well. I ...

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2 x 4 Project #1: A one entry blog

01-08-2008 08:56 PM by CutNRun | 13 comments »

Yesterday, I posted a taper jig project. The taper jig was used in my entry for the 2×4 Project. Before the taper jig was made, I had to locate a 2×4 to use. This was relatively easy. I knew a local lumber yard carried very high quality Douglas fir dimension lumber for use in finish work. I located a completely clear, tight grained 8’ board. The only downside was it cost substantially more than the typical big box store stud. Oh well, this is for FURNITURE, not being st...

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Dreaming of a shop #1: Somewhere between planning and building

12-28-2013 09:05 PM by SFDCapt | 8 comments »

Last winter I got into this woodworking thing as something to occupy my days off from work and converted our one car garage into a very small wood shop, 11’x21’. That shop can be seen under my workshop in my profile. I am starting this blog to get some input and ideas for my new ‘retirement’ shop. About four years ago we purchased the family farm from my wife’s grandmother, fast forward to this past summer when I built a 50×40 Monitor barn on the property...

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Short Shavings #3: Finishing the finish.

07-30-2010 09:20 PM by Div | 6 comments »

I once heard a wonderful little story about someone visiting a brass foundry. After observing the sand moulds and the casting process, the visitor walked over to an old man polishing a brass casting. The piece was already very shiny and quite beautiful, yet the man was patiently buffing and polishing. “It looks beautiful, when will it be finished?” the visitor asked. “Oh, it never gets finished.” the man replied. “They just come and take it away.” Many times, that is exactly how it goes wh...

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