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Checkerboard End Grain Cutting Board #2: Putting it together

06-12-2009 05:26 AM by Brad_Nailor | 5 comments »

Ok, when I last left you this cutting board was just a Sketchup design. After a trip to the hard wood dealer and some basic milling I arrived at this very hefty glue up. I tried to do the ripping on my BOSCH, but even with a thin kerf blade it was a little too much for that saw, so I took over my buddies cabinet shop! Here are some shots of the first glue up..Here is the blank, out of the clamps and sanded to 1 1/2” thick..Ok, now the fun part..After squaring one end up on the radial ar...

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Rust Problems

06-12-2009 04:52 AM by woodymays | 7 comments »

I was wondering if anyone ever used gun bluing to treat the bare metal on table saws?

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Unknown Wood / Unknown Project #3: Angel Inlay is Finnished

06-12-2009 04:25 AM by scrappy | 6 comments »

Finnished the Angel Inlay! Got a little distracted for a few days so did not get much done. Will be working more tonight, so hope to get this sanded flat and put on a backer board. Will make frame this weekend. Time to get back to work. haha Thanks for looking. Please leave all comments and suggestions. Scrappy

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LSD Workbench #1: LSD Hickory Bench

06-12-2009 04:10 AM by Red Rocks School of Fine Woodworking | 2 comments »

This workbench has had an interesting history. The Hickory was donated by National Lumber Supply. This Hickory makes up the majority of the top. The trestle (base) is constructed in Ash. The height was set for shorter students, actually using a student in one of the fundamentals classes as a model for the bench height. The height is around 30” – so considerably shorter than our normal benches. The bench trestle got it’s start as a demo for the Fall 09 workbench class. The joi...

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found wood #5: more Ficus microcarpa

06-12-2009 03:47 AM by Gary Fixler | 5 comments »

Remember that haul last week of fig logs? I used the new dolly to move them around back: Here’s the load by the light of day: Exactly one week later, running home on my lunch break, I found ANOTHER PILE of them in the same spot, from the same tree likely. Of course, I had to back up, pull over, and load those in, too :) Pretty big! This rooty section had wood chunks that didn’t match. I think they’re Douglas fir, from a fence or garden somethi...

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Getting back in shop #1: Warming Up!

06-12-2009 01:23 AM by NorCalNate | 4 comments »

How many fun Blog readers will I get? The clever pun in the title should really draw you readers in. I am loosing my Administration job in 2 weeks and I continue the search. I hope to teach woodshop again in the fall, but have been out of the shop for 5 years. I need ideas, helps, plans etc. I will try to sign up for a refresher course at the local community college, but the biggest challenge will be trying to reach the kids. A High School student is never an easy thing to tame. Any good thi...

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found wood #4: quick and dirty homemade dolly (for moving huge logs)

06-12-2009 12:31 AM by Gary Fixler | 5 comments »

If you recall the enormous gum tree logs I rescued recently, you might have wondered how I was going to move them all. Crushing manly strength alone? Nah, I was still pretty shot after lifting them into the truck in the first place. I slapped together a dolly out of scrap 2×4s (left over from the log rack shelves) with deck screws and some pocket holes (and screws), and a pair of rubber wheels and matching axle bolts that I ended up not needing for another project about a month back. ...

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Furniture School #9: It’s beginning to look a lot like a piano bench!

06-11-2009 11:32 PM by TraumaJacques | 1 comment »

Well fellow LJ’s this project is beginning to take shape. Last night I glued up the frames and fitted the top. I realised I had enough lumber to make a shelf. So I quickly designed a shelf that could be added after glue up. The instructor had a Kreg Jig® Master System so I took advantage of it to learn a new skill. After a few test piece I managed to drill holes to secure the shelf after glue up. I want to cut three slots in the centre piece to add visual interest to th...

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003: under [garage] door shelving cabinet #4: cabinet doors work begins

06-11-2009 10:02 PM by Gary Fixler | 4 comments »

For the doors, I had a look through my stock piles, and this board, a 1/4”x8”x4’ tulip poplar plank – picked up at Home Depot months ago simply because it was so unusually pretty – really spoke to me. The picture makes things a lot more yellow than they are in real life. It’s loaded with purples (which will probably fade in time to brown), browns, greens, yellows, and lots of gradients. From those dimensions, I built a Sketchup model of the doors ove...

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log [drying] racks #2: finished!

06-11-2009 02:34 PM by Gary Fixler | 13 comments »

I got the last 2 of the 5 sections built last week, sans the corrugated roofing. Here’s how I did it, at warp speed: This marked the first use of my new truck, for 2×4s and small ply panels from Home Depot. What a joy! As an aside, when I cut this particular 2×4 to length… ...I made a new friend. I think it’s a fat bird. As another side, whenever I stack up cut 2×4s like this, I get a terrific urge to build a deck, or workbench: ...

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