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TOPAMAX CHALLENGE #3: A little more done

11-10-2009 07:27 AM by kolwdwrkr | 13 comments »

I glued the box together, sanded it, then did the padauk border at the top and bottom. I tried to get some decent pics of the grain. I’m not a photographer, sorry.

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Hand Tools Odyssey #4: Smoothing Plane Restorations

11-10-2009 05:37 AM by gizmodyne | 7 comments »

Our next project in class tune a smoothing plane. We bought a No. 3 Stanley for Kristin at the Swap Meet and I bought a Stanley No. 4C on E-Bay. My plane before tuning. Step 1: Flatten Sole or pay a guy to do itThe sole of the plane before grinding. We set up wet-dry paper on a granite plate and tested the soles. Given the condition of our planes, we decided to take our teacher up on an offer to send the planes to his machinist friend who ground the soles and squared one cheek f...

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Arts & Crafts Mantle Colock

11-10-2009 04:53 AM by epp_dog | 6 comments »

When I saw this in the Klockit catalog I just wanted to make it. I sat down and started trying to convert the picture into a working drawing but before I got to cutting, they made the plans available (instead of the kit). My wife knows I am making this for her sister but she doesn’t know that I am making a 2nd one for her! So far the only real challenge was making the tapered sides that taper from 1” thick to 3/4” thick. I used the bandsaw to cut off most of that tap...

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Candle box

11-10-2009 04:46 AM by epp_dog | 8 comments »

When my father gave me his woodshop there were several of these candle boxes that he had started for my mother. This year I decided to finish one of them for my mom for Christmas. Dad had made the box and drawers. The drawer fronts and lid were all I need to finish. For the lid, I am planning no resawing a solid wood panel to 3/8 inch. To help it keep from bowing, I will install some braces (screws only – no glue) to the underside of the lid. At least that is the plan as of today.!

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Jigs #2: Adding some finish + angle gage & clamp block

11-10-2009 04:45 AM by Alonso | 2 comments »

So today I had some free time, I add it some finish to the entire machine, since this is not any kind of furniture at all I decided to to go the hard way, I basically applied some spray paint, the maple parts had some wipe on poly. I also got the time to add the missing angle gage and the clamp block. All I need now is to get some different sandpaper grits and this baby should be ready to be put to the test. I will also like to ask a question. What grits of sandpaper should I get? I ...

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Working with Madrone Burl

11-10-2009 04:43 AM by OregonBurls | 9 comments »

Journal entry 11/9/2009 Working with MadroneBowl turned by David Gould from NY Proper handling and stabilizing of Madrone Madrone in a very self-destructive wood. I will crack and twist on you in a matter of hours even minutes sometimes. But don’t let that scare you. It is a beautiful wood to turn on a lathe or what ever the application. What you ask of the supplier: First of all make sure that you request sealing of all sides of the burl and not a thin coat. It has to be thic...

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Episode 46 book case part 4

11-09-2009 10:52 PM by kosta | 0 comments »

In this episode I stain all the parts for the book case and then Istart on the assembly. The assembly took a lot longer then I thought soI only used some of that footage.

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Automatic Flute Spacing Jig

11-09-2009 10:17 PM by Rocky34 | 0 comments »

My offer to sell the Automatic Flute Spacing Jig for the special price of $25.00 plus S&H to Lumberjock members will end on November 15, 2009. The jig appeared in Woodsmith magazine issue 185, pages 12 & 13, and can also be seen at my web site DRLGROUPLLC. After November 15, the price will be $30.00 plus S&H. S&H is $8.00 for most States and $10.00 for West Coast States. Thank you for all the orders.

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Router Table #1: The Table Top

11-09-2009 05:06 PM by baniels | 11 comments »

I recently received a Bosch 1617EVSPK for my birthday. The first project for any new router owner is the router table. The design of my table is influenced heavily by the fence system I will be using. I just picked up the “17 Incra LS Super System. In order to allow for the full 17” range of the system while mounting the carriage fully on the table, I am making the top with the dimensions 27×43. The top is made from 2 sheets of 3/4” MDF glued together with Ti...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #64: Phantom of My WoodWorking Heart

11-09-2009 02:36 PM by frank | 5 comments »

Phantom of My Woodworking Heart ….out of the city i walked one day into a forest of wood,never looking back at those objects that once held me,saving my soul from the plight of the lost and un-redeemed,i came to re-pair my-self from the time zone of asphalt jungles…. ….those ills i took on then back there in that forest of steel,have now cursed me again with a reminder of a jaded past,but I am far better now by the under-standing i gained from wood, i was made for wood and in ...

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