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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #282: Overcoming Demons

03-12-2011 03:49 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

The days are winding down and I am getting closer to leaving my comfortable little surrounding here, I fear that I am beginning to feel a (ahem) small amount of pressure regarding the entire trip. As the thought of leaving my comfort zone and stepping out into the real world for three weeks approaches, I can’t help but feel a small bit of anxiety. It could just be because I am getting old. We all know that as we get older, many of us seem to find comfort in our daily routine. When...

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Dragonfly vase in magazine????

03-12-2011 07:01 AM by TJ65 | 31 comments »

Well I thought I would share with you the outcome of the Dragonfly vase magazine article.I initially made the vase because I was tired of making flat things just because you wanted to work with the scroll saw and I was sure that you could make other interesting things that didn’t necessarily have to be flat. So the dragonfly vase born.I went about designing a patterns that would suit a vase and could be cut on the scroll saw and then went about figuring out a curve. While I was doing all th...

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Birthday presents #1: The wood

03-12-2011 07:00 AM by Mike | 0 comments »

My last cutting board project was a lot of fun but it didn’t come out perfectly because I struggled to get my wood stock to a plane & uniform thickness. Well I’ve purchased a planer and it’s time to put it to the test! I picked up some walnut, curly maple, and ash today and they ranged from slightly under 1” thickness to about 1 1/8” thickness. I planed them down to 3/4” thickness and it came out great. So now I’m going to try to make 2 more cutti...

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Fibonacci gauge

03-12-2011 06:49 AM by Stevinmarin | 20 comments »

I’ve been meaning to make one of these calipers for a while, and a bunch of lumberjocks really helped me figure it out. Phi, the Golden Ratio, is an absolutely fascinating subject. If you would like to make your own gauge, download Mark's plans here.

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BigBox comes through!

03-12-2011 05:42 AM by RTim | 1 comment »

Wow, what a deal! I had been searching for a new battery drill. My old one was a 2-speed Kawasaki that I got for $50 at Costco. While it wasn’t a bad drill it had many features I disliked but accepted because of the low cost. While driving a screw, the trigger started to smoke so I yanked the battery and went shopping. No! I didn’t do it on purpose! I found a great deal on an 18v Dewalt with a half inch chuck at HD for $119. Checked online and my local store had 5 of th...

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Jigs and techniques #3: Bandsaw resaw fence

03-12-2011 05:16 AM by GregD | 6 comments »

As I was getting to the stage in my door project that required a lot of resawing, I started looking for information on how to do that. On the web and also in the classroom of my local Woodcraft store I saw tall shop-made fences used for resawing. So I decided to build one. I selected 3/4” melamine for the fence. The melamine faces provide a relatively hard, slick surface for the fence face, and the particle board substrate does not have a propensity to warp. Unfortuantely, the st...

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work bench #9: Frame for drawers and panels

03-12-2011 04:41 AM by gpastor | 2 comments »

I like the Shaker feel of this design. With the drawers and cupboard storage. I made my bench just the draws and no cupboard. I have had benches with open area or just a shelf under the top and they always ended up being a catch-all, so a set of drawers was a good alternative and you never have too much storage space that is close at hand.I do not like painting wood but it keep well with the shaker look and I could save some money by buying poplar as the substrate. The poplar panels are 3/8” ...

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Thinking out of the box (or achitect´s smoked one pibe too much)

03-12-2011 03:46 AM by Dennisgrosen | 27 comments »

I thought I wuold share this little link with ten small notes and picturesmaybee it can inspire one or two to use a warped , twisted board or two in the future :-) enjoy just click on the numbers or the thump pictures take careDennis

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Chippendale Cabinet Project #10: The Doors

03-12-2011 03:13 AM by William | 10 comments »


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Drawer and top details.

03-12-2011 02:59 AM by RockyBlue | 1 comment »

This is for Rivergirl since she was asking about the table. Rivergirl, I attached the top using 5 pocket holes on each leg and 2.5” long screws. I used to be intimidated by making drawers since there are so many ways to do it. For these small drawers I used a locking rabbet joint for the face and 2 pocket holes for the back. A drawer is just 4 pieces and a bottom, something I have to keep reminding myself. I cut the rabbet joints on my tablesaw without a dado blade. I just used...

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