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Let's Make Bandings of Wood Inlay #1: A Preview

11-24-2010 10:57 PM by Bob Simmons | 0 comments »

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot…and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s precisely why I succeed.” Michael Jordan…(1963 – ) Former professional basketball player, active businessman, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. Wood inlay has a mystique about it. Some of the finest furniture created by...

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Atom #2: Zen and the art of jig making (or Getting Jiggy with it)

11-24-2010 07:00 PM by BritBoxmaker | 19 comments »

I lay awake desperately for two hours trying to figure out how I was to cut four sides and a top from this striped cross.--In the end I gave up and went to sleep. My new planer arrived bright and early. My old one had died inexplicably. Damn I thought this is getting me away from the project. I dutifully put it together, tried it out and tidied away the old one all without much enthusiasm. Another trip to the re-cycle centre (used to be called the dump, now re-cycle Nazis quiz you as to wh...

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A journey into the workshop. #77: The band saw - lidded log box of doom...

11-24-2010 06:20 PM by dbhost | 5 comments »

So I have this very large crotchy section of what I believe is camphor, that came from a tree that was downed during hurricane Ike in 2008, that was in front of the office building my wife worked in when we first met / dated… We lunched under that tree many times… So I decided to make a simple band saw box out of it. Not your normal curvy drawer job, but rather a lidded box, natural with the bark etc… My method was to slice it crosswise so there is a lid, a bottom, and a ...

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Making a log shelving unit - part 2

11-24-2010 03:59 PM by ~Julie~ | 5 comments »

I’ve made the rungs (see part 1) so the next next step in making my shelving unit is the ladder legs or uprights. Of course, there are four and the pieces I had ranged from just over 5’ up to over 7’. The ends were not even and one was a bit punky, so I figured the maximum height I could use was 5’ 1”, which seemed just right for this project. These pieces I had were mostly already peeled, but there were a few places that had some bark that I stripped with...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #174: Getting Ready

11-24-2010 02:12 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Today I am going to hopefully finish up my gingerbread candle tray. I still need to cut the charms and stain them, and It could use another coat of shellac. Hopefully I will have some pictures tomorrow. I also want to get moving with drawing my next trays. I want to finish a poinsettia tray as well as a Nativity scene by next week so people will still have time to do them for Christmas. I know how I want them both to look, but again it is a matter of making them real and getting them draw...

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11-24-2010 09:44 AM by peteg | 17 comments »

Last friday I posted that the Pike River Coal mine in New Zealand, had suffered an explosion & that grave fears were held for 29 miners.These were boys from my old home town where I had worked as an electrical apprentise in the Strongman Mine back in 1959 to 1965.I had been part of a previous disaster in 1967 with my Dad underground when the strongman Mine “blew” in 19 Jan 1967 & 19 boys were killed. (I had finished my apprentership left before the explosion) A lot of the...

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ShopSmith Powerstation (can you use the table saw with it?)

11-24-2010 08:47 AM by Big_Eddy | 0 comments »

I have a Powerstation with a jointer and bandsaw and I would like to use a SS tablesaw. Is it possible? If you use a powerstation as your main woodworking tool maybe you can help.

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Home Office

11-24-2010 07:21 AM by esweeney | 1 comment »

I started this home office project a few weeks ago. It is going to be done in 2 phases. The first phase it to do cabinets on one wall of the office and the second phase is to make new desks, bookshelves, etc… on the other wall. There is still alot to do (make the doors, drawer faces, face frame, add top to base cabinets, sand, stain, finish) to complete phase 1. Some of the materials-Some of the parts cut-base Caibinet Glue up -Upper Cabinet Glue up – Upper Cabinets hung ...

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Alexander DIY reamer - need help on how to sharpen

11-24-2010 06:29 AM by daltxguy | 9 comments »

I built the ‘Alexander saw steel tapered reamer’ based on the information found on Jennie Alexander’s green woodworking website. SawSteelTaperedReamerPlans I’m having some trouble understanding the instruction on how to sharpen the back edge of the saw blade, which works as a scraper to form the tapered hole. Here’s what mine looks like now – As you may be able to make it out, it’s just a square edge right now. Alexander says this abo...

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Patchwork Necklace #1: How to make a patchwork necklace

11-24-2010 06:28 AM by MrsN | 8 comments »

So I sprained my foot last week, and my doctor has told me that I need to keep off it as much as possible and keep it elevated as much as possible. I can still sort of scroll, but I look a little funny with a pillow under my bench resting my foot, so I decided to look though my photos to see if I had anything I could blog about.I ran across some photos of a How-to make a patchwork necklace that I had thought about doing once. So instead of actually building something today, I will teach the w...

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