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Bandsaw box #4 #1: A larger box

10-03-2012 06:49 PM by ybotyawnoc | 2 comments »

So I bought a lump of wood from some guy on eBay. It was listed as being a piece of iroko, but I had my doubts. Anyway, at less than £6 I thought I’d give it a go. This is the eBay listing photo: I took it down to my friend’s shop (I don’t yet have a jointer), to plane the roughsawn edges off, and here’s what was underneath: Now, to me, that looks more like elm than iroko. But I don’t know much about it tbh. Anyway, I’m going to make a slightly bigg...

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Legacy Project: The Dundas Rocking Chair #1: The Backstory plus Gluing Up Backslats

11-24-2012 07:24 PM by Lee Barker | 1 comment »

He promised his grandchildren, now young adults, a rocking chair. This was to be a delightful part of his retirement. He built three, all from the same plan and then, sadly, he died. His widow commissioned me to build the fourth. She still had all the templates and plans and the build narrative, plus more of the same hard rock maple he had used before. I opted to cut and mill two sets of parts, looking to build another in the near future, plus allowing me a little comfortable fallbac...

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Woodworking as Therapy #9: Do not try this at home!

11-28-2011 03:00 AM by Betsy | 5 comments »

So now you married and/or attached folks do not follow my lead and try this at home! Being single and having a crappy kitchen counter makes this an easy place to do finishing work. Those are four of my cutting boards getting all finished up and ready for giving away. I hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving. I had dinner with 60 of my closest friends. We have a group that goes camping every Thanksgiving. Of course, camping, for most of us now means RVs and lodges – but w...

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totally off topic -just reaching out-

10-08-2010 07:40 PM by learnin2do | 8 comments »

My well quit working. As my home in the city is in the process of foreclosure, i feel very compelled to beg my father to let me move to his nearby land that i frequent. This would mean transitioning to a more permanent state of simplicity and sustenance living (which i actually crave to attempt, as i feel the stressors involved in my current social climate and lifestyle are reducing me to a blithering idiot with the onset of subsequent health issues nearing daily). -Only, last weekend th...

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I hate flying, I wonder what sort of junk has been put in my shop while I was away?

04-19-2010 05:44 AM by dbhost | 11 comments »

This has been a less than fun week for me and my family. My eldest brother’s wife passed away after a lengthy fight with breast cancer. We all scrapped what we could to get to the funeral together, and hauled up and across the country. Needless to say the visit was stressful for all involved. In all honesty I think it is a bit, well… sad that this is the first time in 5 years that my parents, my brothers and I were all in the same place at the same time, and this would have likel...

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New Logo / Looking Forward.

10-24-2008 01:43 PM by pashley | 11 comments »

Moving further down the road to starting a professional shop, I’ve designed my own logo, seen here: I’ve had a stamp made up of it, so I can “sign” my projects. I think it will look professional. I did want to use Maker's Marks, but this guy is impossible to get a hold of; I’m guessing he is incredibly busy. Anyhow, I think it came out well. I’ve also done more planning on what to make and sell. I have a small shop, so making huge furniture is ...

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Tool Tip #3: Reverse Glue joint at 90 deg Aug 2013

08-23-2013 08:18 AM by robscastle | 1 comment »

Before dismantling my shaper I decided to do some more 90 degree reverse glue joint work. I had some timber needing attention so I set it up again using method 2, cut the set up blocks from the single piece of timber. From the initial eyball setup I made another two adjustments and it was again a perfect fit. So bring on the 90 deg joint. Keeping in mind I was just using the shaper cutter and not a bearing mounted bit this is the result I got. Picture 1. This is the test cut...

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3D Wall Art: Minecraft Edition

08-26-2015 12:27 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I had a lot of fun making this project. It wasn’t complex or even involved any real type of joinery like usual. I did get to use my bandsaw a lot which was fun. I haven’t really used it but to make a few cuts here and there. The Ridgid bandsaw did great with cutting out the letters. Another fun part of this project was that my wife helped me paint. I enjoyed spending the time with her and just having some good conversation. Check out what the great teamwork accomplished in the video. View o...

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Make a Birdhouse

06-03-2014 03:45 AM by GarageWoodworks | 3 comments »

Birdhouse from cedar.

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Large mortise and tenon leg joinery

05-01-2016 10:12 PM by Tooch | 4 comments »

These are by far the largest, most difficult mortise and tenon joints I’ve ever attempted. 1” wide by 5” long, through 3-1/2” thick maple. After marking them out, I used a 1” forstener bit to hog out most of the material. There was so much vibration I needed to use a clamp on both sides to stabilize the workpiece. I was worried about being able to chisel out the other material after I drilled it, so I stamped the border with a chisel so I had it already sta...

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