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Wood identification help

05-31-2010 03:34 AM by twokidsnosleep | 13 comments »

I posted my first project in another blog and wanted some opinions on the wood type.I have photos of the log, bark, end, cut grain and finished board. The guy cutting it down said it was a black walnut, but no way is it that as the wood is too light. I have a ton of squirrels (aka rats with furry tails) in the yard who plant all kind of nuts and dig everything up so god knows what it could be. My Mustang keeps sneaking into the pics :)Opinions appreciated > This is some oak ...

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Built-In Bed #12: Woodworkus Interruptus

01-08-2011 04:49 AM by Scott R. Turner | 2 comments »

(The Story So Far: Our Hero is constructing a built-in bed for his daughter, with inadequate tools and woodworking experience. Work has resumed after a holiday break.) I came home from work tonight all set to get into the workshop and make some progress. But I found a note directing me to come speak with Madame President, who was next door sipping wine and gossiping with our neighbor. When I got there I was informed that Her Gloriousness was interested in dining out and seeing a movie....

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Daily Update #76: August 07, 2010

08-07-2010 04:54 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for August 7, 2010 . Working on a couple queen Alpine “murphy bed” One of them will be completed the other will be a pre-cut. This is where I cut the parts, edge band them, dill the holes, and sand them up. The customer will do the actual building. I just give them a head start. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at or Watch us live:

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Bench/stand for metal working lathe #6: Short stretchers and sanding

12-24-2014 04:27 AM by Mainiac Matt | 3 comments »

Decided to add short stretchers to cap the plywood shelf ends… Since these where an after thought, I just used pocket screws.. But joints look nice and tight after a little sanding… Thinking about over driving the screws and filling the holes after the finish is applied

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Out of the scrap pile and into a gift #3: Arched Candle Holder - It's all about adapting

12-18-2009 06:03 PM by sras | 5 comments »

Well, trimming up the sides removed the gaps I showed in the previous post. BUT the trimming exposed other gaps! Definitely needed to do a better job of clamping! Time to adapt. Time to go back to the shrinking scrap pile. As luck would have it, I had two strips of cherry from an even older project. If I remember right, these strips are from the first cherry boards I ever bought (19 years ago). Both strips are long enough and one of them has enough length to cover the ends as well. ...

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Planes #1: Found a no5 and no3

09-05-2014 01:26 AM by Matt | 4 comments »

Now, I know you all will say you find planes for $1, but I have had no such luck. Last weekend I picked up a Stanley Victory #5 in nice shape for $20 and then stumbled on an ebay ad for a $15 montgomery ward plane “and another”. The pictures were blury, but I was pretty certain I could make out a #3 on the front of the plane. I figured for $15 I’d roll the dice. The box came and I was happy to find a Stanley no3, a little rusty, but not bad. The seller through in a spa...

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02-04-2010 04:18 AM by dustyal | 10 comments »

Went to see Avatar 3D… cool movie but all I could think about was an attempt to estimate the board feet you could get out of those trees… and what kind of sawmill would you need to harvest. Continuing, how much should be QSPT (quarter sawn Pandora tree? ) and what kind of grain figure could you expect. Or, do you just grind it up and make paper pulp? Of course they were big enough that if you trimmed a few limbs, you’d have enough lumber to last a lifetime.

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HOW TO: Making a Half Lap Miter Joint

06-26-2015 07:41 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Have a bandsaw? What about a handsaw? Either way you can make a half lap miter joint easily and create even stronger corner joints. I go through some quick steps to accomplish this task on the bandsaw and then using a handsaw. View on YouTube

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Novel Bookshelf- drawing in sketchup

02-17-2010 12:21 AM by Adam Weis | 1 comment »

This is a piece I plan to build over the next few months to use as a show piece in craft fairs and possibly to put in a gallery. I have lots of connections in the art world so hopefully I can find a home for it.

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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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