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Making an ancient bucket with stefang and mafe #3: planing stave angles

02-11-2011 02:28 AM by Clung | 5 comments »

Yesterday I was able to make a pile of wonderful curls Today I tackled the stave angles. Not one for loving many calculations (mine are usually wrong), I often depend on pictures and this time is no exception. I had my approximate radius drawn on cardboard, and I’m working with the outer circle. All my staves are cut to uniform width, although using my method I don’t see it making any difference. I carefully place the stave with the one (in this case, I’m wo...

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One Man's Furniture is Another Man's Pizza?

02-11-2011 02:13 AM by HungryTermite | 11 comments »

I work as a design engineer and every once in a while someone will build a mockup at home and bring it in to illustrate a point they are trying to make about a design. The other day someone came in with a crudely made wooden mockup made up of what looked like poplar stained to look like walnut. Knowing that people use poplar as a walnut look-a-like and thinking to myself that it seemed like a lot of trouble to go through for a mockup that didn’t even have tight fitting or square joint...

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Maple Chess Board #1: Cherry joints

02-11-2011 01:43 AM by Cornductor | 3 comments »

What has turned out to be a simple and relaxed day has been a long and tedious one. The chess board that I’m building has been what seems to be a chess game in its self. The 4”x16” strips have turned out good but seem to have a little cup to them after the glue up. I took the board and sanded what I could till it was level and smooth. Then the cherry side strips are not perfectly flush against the maple ends. I planed everything but the butt ends just don’t seat all th...

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02-10-2011 11:58 PM by hObOmOnk | 6 comments »


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Woodshop On A Budget #2: woodshop on a budget (the Original #1) Ridgid Band Saw off Craigslist

02-10-2011 11:17 PM by Chefshep | 10 comments »

What a journey! I thought this wound be a lot easier… But it’s very fun… I just purchased a 14” Ridgid Band Saw for $120.00 off of Craig’s list! I have been looking for one for 5 weeks. every time I found one, it had already been sold. I had found them ranging from $175 to $300. Well, patience and perseverance paid off!!! I have decided to tell about my experience in building this shop. I will go over it all, so that others that are thinking about bui...

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Yellow & White Birch Logs #4: 1st peek at Log Cat Trees

02-10-2011 10:50 PM by CampD | 2 comments »

Here is my first Cat tree for my Daughters belated Xmas gift. She has 3 cats and has tried the carpeted cardboard trees in the past, but the cats just destroyed them.First the tree is 6’ tall and will have 5 levels or seats with one being a Box/house (2nd one up one the left)I should have finished it today, BUUUT, the tent garage I store all my wood in Collapsed under the snow as mentioned in previous Blogs. I stained the log bed today, finally, went with Golden oak.

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Craftsman 12" Bandsaw Rebuild Part 1(Taking it all apart)

02-10-2011 09:55 PM by Brian024 | 17 comments »

Here is a current non woodworking project I’m working on, it rebuilding/restoring a 12” Craftsman bandsaw. The number printed on the body of the saw is 103.24280, which I’ve researched and found that it was manufactured between 1930 to 1950. It was given to me for free from my grandpa who works part time at a small airport which recently changed ownership. Many of the machinery in the shop was upgraded and much of what was not kept was thrown out, luckily my grandpa caugh...

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Traditional Woodworks #1: Woodworking blog

02-10-2011 09:43 PM by garratti | 2 comments »

Here is the link to my woodworking blog. Don’t forget to look at the archives. There are a couple videos of a window sill I redid, with nothing but planes.

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Lathe Projects #3: Natural Edge Ash Bowl #2

02-10-2011 09:30 PM by David Craig | 10 comments »

The last post left with some work to be completed on the piece before dismount. I wanted to work the edge of the bowl a little thinner and I did some aggressive stock removal on the interior and exterior edge. This left me with the bowl here. and here I did a little more work on the side to remove the somewhat boat like appearance and give it more curve. I cut the bowl off the lathe and began running through the grits of sanding. I have more trouble spots to touch up on that wil...

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Router Table by Julie #1: deciding what I want and don't want on the new table

02-10-2011 08:57 PM by ~Julie~ | 9 comments »

I need a new router table. I had made my first one but realized it was not the strongest design and needed a lot of improvements and additions. It was a basic four legged table with aprons and a small crosspiece between the legs near the bottom. I don’t have a photo because I’ve already taken it apart. The old table had aprons that fit with tenons into the four legs’ mortises. Because of the amount of stress the table received from being dragged around the shop (no ca...

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