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Close to the point of failure

11-30-2010 08:06 PM by Lochlainn1066 | 3 comments »

Random thought: In turning, the closer you can cut the wood to the point of failure, without actually having it fail, the better the end result. Crotch, burl, spalt, scarring. All failures of the wood which weaken the log and potential board. But in turning, we take those failures, cut away the “good stuff” and get as close to the fail point as possible without it flying apart on the lathe. Can’t do that in furniture work, except for purely decorative areas like pan...

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog - “Wing Chun Dummy - Triple Wedgie"

11-30-2010 06:23 PM by TheGravedigger | 1 comment »

There’s a new post available on the Little Good Pieces blog:  “Wing Chun Dummy – Triple Wedgie”.  I construct the mortise-and-wedge system that holds the arms.  Check it out!

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Genuine Rivergirl Footstool and My Genuine Redwing Boots

11-30-2010 04:51 PM by helluvawreck | 22 comments »

My Genuine Redwing boots feel just right when they’re propped up on a Genuine Rivergirl Footstool, especially when it was built for me. :) When I came in from the shop last night I had my wife, Claire, photograph my boots on rivergirl’s footstool and she was delighted to oblige me. So this is what my boots look like when they’re propped up on the stool. :) I thought I would post a few pictures of how rivergirl’s box is coming along so I put them below. ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #180: Silly Things Make Me Happy

11-30-2010 02:51 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

Today’s post will be relatively short (I think). I really need to get cutting on my two new candle trays. I hopefully will be able to finish the main cutting today and be able to take photographs of them for tomorrow. There are only so many hours in the day though, so i want to get at it. Yesterday was a full day of fun. I didn’t get home until well after nine and spent the day at the mall and in the mini-malls doing my ‘final’ shopping for Christmas. The funny...

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Philippine's Exotic Wood #2: DAO - Argus pheasant tree - Dracontomelon dao

11-30-2010 02:40 PM by BertFlores58 | 4 comments »

The next exotic wood that I accidentally found in a sash factory was just an offcut from a gian timber. I am pretty sure that this was very old tree that was left hanging around in a lumberyard. This is very hard wood as sometimes mistaken to be the iron wood. I was lucky enough to have it for free. It thought it was just nothing since is all dark and full of mud. When I tried to cut a piece on it so I can make a door handle (knob), I found a nice curves…. DAO – S.Name: D...

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Cutting Board Cleat

11-30-2010 01:31 PM by jat | 2 comments »

I’m working on a few new end grain boards and i want to put a cleat on them so they will move less when used. However, I also want the board to be useable on both sides. I was thinking of routing a slot in the end so the cleat could be moved up or down in order to reverse the sides. Anybody have any ideas of what to use to tighten the cleat? I really didn’t want to use the typical jig star knob. Or is there a better idea of how to make the cleat so it can be moved up and down...

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MOBIUS TRIANGLE #1: The design and how it will be?

11-30-2010 11:32 AM by BertFlores58 | 4 comments »

Actually, I still have so many pending designs such as spiral, rectangular and the parabolic that are on halt. However, when I experimented on this rhumboid …. that from a square rod, I can convert it to a 60×120 degrees rhomboid. Simply saying, I can create two equilateral triangles out of a square cut 45 degrees from end to end. Meaning 45 on x axis and 45 degrees on y axis of a miter. Here is the design: THE CONSTRUCTION.. And here is the latest photo of the proje...

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Philippine's Exotic Wood #1: NARRA (Pterocarpus indicus)

11-30-2010 10:57 AM by BertFlores58 | 7 comments »

I got a chance to have these Philippine exotic woods with beauty in it. These are off cuts from those reclaimed and recycled wood. I just want to share what I really have in real. Though, I don’t have plans yet of using it, I just reserve these for something special project such as jewelry boxes, table top and many others. NARRA, ASANA, AMBOYNA, PADUAKS.Name: Pterocarpus Indicus Narra is the most popular lumber for furnitures here. There are several colors of N...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #37: The New Video

11-30-2010 09:12 AM by degoose | 9 comments »

For those who wanted to watch the new video but don’t do the link thing…..

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Rebuilding a vintage Craftsman Table Saw 113.29920 #12: The saw has a new home / I hate jigsaws / Why I'm not an electrician...

11-30-2010 08:00 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 13 comments »

Well guys, after spending the days before and after Thanksgiving sick with a stomach bug, I decided I was going to get something done before going back to work Monday. So, after getting my strength back, I decided to go out to the shop and put the saw base together. Last weekend a buddy of mine came over to play the part of outfeed table and we progressed to get the pieces cut for the base of the saw. All in all, it’s a pretty simple box with a hole cut in the top so that sawdust can...

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