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72 note Movement, Music Box #2: "Segmented Turned Feet"

03-15-2011 01:38 AM by Dennis Zongker | 27 comments »

Each foot has 8 pieces of Flamed Birch, & 8 pieces of Macassar Ebony. By making a template to glue up one foot at a time, the angle is a 22.5 degrees. Then I clamped them with rubber bands, it’s amazing how strong they are for clamping. Then turning them on my lathe, which was very fun. When I was younger I was addicted to turning on a lathe. Now I think I’m addicted to all kinds of woodworking. At least it keeps me out of trouble. Thanks for looking, and Happy Woodworking....

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Coffee table in progress

03-15-2011 12:12 AM by cwdance1 | 3 comments »

Finally got a couple of days of warm weather in my part of the country. My wife wanted a coffee table and three end tables. So the adventure starts, these will be the first real furniture that I have tried to make. After watching the Video by Charles Neil, I got inspired to get this project started. Went to the wood store and got some walnut for the legs. In the picture below you can see that I have the legs ruffed to size and my first mortises cut by hand. I made a test tennon and they c...

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Updating the shop #2: Bench Completed

03-15-2011 12:02 AM by mrg | 5 comments »

So this past weekend I was able to complete the workbench with the help of my wife. I found that drilling holes perfectly straight with a hand drill is not as easy as one may think. I had to re-drill the holes in the legs slightly larger to make up for my inaccuracy. My bench top drill press is just a little small to be able to drill thru a 4×4. It worked great to do the recesses for the nuts to go on the rods. After altering the legs we were able to assemble the bench pretty easily....

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Firetruck Bed

03-14-2011 11:31 PM by bman15 | 1 comment »

Well the first dollar has been spent!! got the wood for the base, drawer tracks and the steering wheel today and this project should be underway…just as soon as i clean up my workspace :( Need a lot more to finish but this is a great start to a monumental bed and project for me. Nervous…Excited…either way i hope my son likes it!! Updates to follow

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Discovering Wood #1: An Introduction

03-14-2011 11:23 PM by DocT | 7 comments »

For what it is worth, I am beginning a new blog called Discovering Wood. I plan to post here on LJs also. I am an avid blog reader (I subscribe to more than 100 woodworking blogs through Google Reader), and I am starting a blog not because I know so much that I have to tell the world, but because I realize how much that I don’t know!!! The blog is not necessarily for the edification of anyone but me. I hope it will bring discipline to my quest to learn about various species of trees...

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Restoring Hand Planes.. My methods #9: Stanley Bailey # 7 complete restore w pics!

03-14-2011 08:11 PM by Dan | 14 comments »

Ahhhh the No. 7 my toughest and most challenging restoration yet. I won this big hunk of rusted metal off Ebay for 38.00. Thats a rather good deal when you look at what most No. 7 planes sell for on Ebay. This plane was in worse shape then any of other bench planes I had restored. It was covered in rust, had countless dings and scratches all over the sides and bottom and the front knob was an obvious home made replacement. On the bright side most all of the original japanning was rusted ri...

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Screw up #1: Lacqer vs poly

03-14-2011 07:44 PM by John24 | 7 comments »

Well everyone im still trying to figure out the upload pics projects and shop pics as soon as i figure it out ill be more than happy to share ive so far this day screwed up a lot lol i just finished building my baby a crib and i bought lacqer as a finish i wasnt happy with the over all look so i decided to poly it but to poly it it ment to strip the lacqer of so i spent 7 hours sanding yesterday and even got round to putting the first coat of poly on well today i had a little spare time and d...

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Wooden Slingshot

03-14-2011 06:38 PM by AlexHarris | 5 comments »

Hey LJ, Check out my video showing how to make a wooden slingshot like the classic ones you can by. Maybe make one for your kids and prove to them how exciting woodwork can be.

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View David Drummond's profile

Looking for advice on purchasing a bandsaw...

03-14-2011 05:20 PM by David Drummond | 15 comments »

I have always been involved with building things but have recently turned my focus towards building furniture and want to take a shot at building a rocking chair like Scott Morrisons “Simple Rocking Chair” plus this gives me an excuse for buying another tool which I probably need like a hole in the head but hey… Ive got a problem but so do most of us on this forum. The one tool that I dont have and have been looking at purchasing is a bandsaw but am not sure what features ar...

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Back home

03-14-2011 05:12 PM by jbschutz | 2 comments »

Back to frozen Minnesota after 10 days on Kauai. I didn’t bring back any wood this time, but some new ideas for projects. I met a fellow wood worker near Kapaa, and he had me drooling over his shop and tools…a full compliment of Jet tools; table saw, lathe, drill press, planer, band saw, wide belt sander, jointer, etc. I am so envious! He did have a minor mishap the day after we met….he has an additional Sawstop table saw, and while sawing a piece of plywood, the blade br...

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