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Table Saw in OKC

1872 days ago by FMG | 4 comments »

Anyone in the market for a table saw near Oklahoma City?

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tests #1: a thin, fig dish test

1872 days ago by Gary Fixler | 8 comments »

This is from nearly a month ago. I’m behind on my adventures. Chucking something properly in a lathe takes a little bit of thought and prep work. I only had about an hour after work, but was in the mood to learn a bit more. In this test, I simply wanted to see if I could make a thin, dish-like object in a small chunk of Indian Laurel (Ficus microcarpa). I had recently acquired a ton of it, so I just pinched it between centers and had at it. The test dish I would turn was from a pi...

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From Logs To Lumber #6: Got a Nice Elm and some Poplar

1873 days ago by alaskan79 | 2 comments »

Been busy getting all the firewood out of the woods. So far have hauled out 27 full cords of firewood and got a little bit more to go. But did get a nice large Elm log it is 10 feet long and 24” in dia. also got 2 Poplar logs also to bring the total of logs to 30. Got all the logs up out of the woods this week. Looks like I will have about 3000 BF of lumber when I get it all milled, maybe more it is kind of hard to figure how much I will have with all of the logs. Some of them are 12 fe...

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1873 days ago by a1Jim | 27 comments »

I’ve been working on this pie crust table for a few months of and on . The techniques are from Charles Neils “The Magic of Routers” video, and Some of GaryK’s ideas plus a book called “Making a Piecrust Tea Table by Tom Heller & Ron Clarkson” This is a project that I’ve never done before and I’m most amazed how Charles and Gary are so innovative In coming up with there own but similar approach to making the tops with routers. An Tom Heller and Ron Clarkson’s book was a great step by step ...

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Chris Craft 1942 17' Runabout...

1873 days ago by cc194217 | 10 comments »

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Coopered Coffee Table #1: Sketchup Design

1873 days ago by Blake | 13 comments »

I came home with an amazing piece of figured maple from Global Wood Source (an impulse buy) when I bought the stock for my Jellyfish Table. I have been playing around with Sketchup to figure out how to use it and I came up with this design. Brian was asking me about it so I thought I would post it. Let me know what you think. I have some 8/4 Walnut that I can use for the legs. I plan to incorporate wedged tenons that show off the curve through the table top. Also I will resaw the 2̶...

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foot powered Scroll saw #3: tension adjusting and blade mechanizium

1873 days ago by Tom8021 | 6 comments »

To make it so you can adjust the tension on the blade I took a 12” threaded screw and put it through oversize holes in the back end of the arms. I put a nut on the bottom and a adjustable knob on the top. The other end was a bit harder to figure out. I kept browsing over all of the fasteners at Home Depot, thinking there has to be a way to make a solid connection between the arms and the blades. Then it hit me and I think it is simple and strong. I took a threaded rod coup...

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Murphy Bed Side Cabinets #9: Drawer Fronts and Drawers Completed

1873 days ago by Gene47 | 1 comment »

Well I am making some progress abeit that it is slow. I was in limbo wondering what I was going to do for the false drawer front material. I am trying to keep my cost down and really didn’t want to purchase mahogany to make the fronts out of. I was browsing around one of the hardwood stores that I purchaase from over in Memphis and got to talking to one of the sales reps and told him what I was trying to do and he put me on a species of wood that I had never used before and said that...

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Dimentioned Lumber, How far to go?

1873 days ago by Karson | 31 comments »

Damian posted a blog and was asking about dimensioning a board that was bowed. When I read his title I thought he might be asking my question. It wasn’t so I’m going to ask it here. When I buy wood at the sawmill I usually get 5/4 stock so that when it dries it’s still a little over 1” thick and can be planed to a great board. Sometimes the wood is 1 3/8 to 1 1/2” thick. Should all of this wood be planed to 13/16 or so. Or is it desirable to keep them thick...

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Bowling Alley Workbench #8: Recap - some mistakes, some saves, and a finished base.

1873 days ago by PurpLev | 12 comments »

After last week’s ongoing progress, it felt a bit slow this week (which it is), but I did have some things I wanted to share, and also was able to finish the base with 3 coats of BLO which is what I’m going to keep on it for conditioning the wood, and protecting it from moisture. Mistake #1: Drawboring to the wrong side (cringe) 2 legs on each side of the base are connected together using 2 short rails. The top one is using a sliding dovetail, while the lower one uses M&T. ...

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