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Hal Taylor Rocking Chair #2: Week 2, The Seat

05-16-2009 06:04 PM by NY_Rocking_Chairs | 4 comments »

As you all saw in Week 1, the seat started out as 5 boards glued together. The next step is to cut the seat down to its rough dimensions on the table saw. After that the back corners are cut out, again on the table saw. The front leg joints are cut out and then all 4 joints are rabbetted on both the top and bottom of the chair. The front curve is cut with the band saw. Here is the seat after those steps: Here is a close up of the back leg joint on the seat, notice the rabbit gra...

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1st fiddle by ROY D #8: working on arching

05-16-2009 09:35 AM by roy | 11 comments » lots of hours to shape archingjust starting on taking shapethis is only outside, still have to finish outside before i start the inside and getting the thickness right

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Pie Crust Table #11: Woodworking Finally Complete

05-16-2009 04:43 AM by GaryK | 41 comments »

Well, It’s taken me 2 weeks to finally finish this table. It didn’t take me nearly as long as I thought it would working on it about 2-4 hours a day. About 40-45 hours total. Not a lot of commentary here since all I did was to make and attach the pivot parts. The rails under the table have slots where it touches the table top to allow for expansion . I used a solid brass 5/16” rod for the actual pivot. The pivot position worked out perfectly. When the top is “fol...

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Murphy Bed Side Cabinets #3: Side Pieces Cut - Shelves & Dividers

05-16-2009 03:04 AM by Gene47 | 3 comments »

Yesterday I cut the side verticals of both the left and right cabinets. I then matched them up as to what sides I wanted for the inside and outside of each cabinet and routed 1/4×3/8 rabbits on each piece for the backs. Then I cut all of the dividers and shelves to width and length. Since I am making some alterations to the plans to accommodate my antique doors I wanted to see how things were going to look. These cabinets are too narrow to use a double door and too wide for jus...

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welding is awesome

05-15-2009 11:24 PM by kosta | 34 comments »

Yo whats up everybody so I spent the day welding using a arc welder. This is the first time I actually welded something and it was a metal grill for a gate that people wernt sopposted be going through. Well my grandfather handed me the rod holder and said see what you can do. The first few times I got the rod stuck on the metal but after about 2 minuutes I got the hang of it. Now the smell and smoke was something i didnt expect that smoke smells like sh*t oh my god and the worst part of it wa...

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Free scrapers that work

05-15-2009 11:21 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 30 comments »

Ah ha! Got your interest right? This is a little video that introduces glass as a scraper. I use them all the time and prefer them in many instances to steel ones. Plus glass is free. It is you know, nearly everywhere and in quantity. Take a look and see, it only lasts a few minutes. Thanks for looking, Dan. Added note: You can use glass for a long time before it dulls. I sometimes use one piece on an entire project. It’s harder than metal scrapers. But it doesn’t matter as lon...

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All it takes is one moment of stupid... (Or: Router Safety - don't do this.)

05-15-2009 10:34 PM by Derek Lyons | 14 comments »

Well, now the cutting board I’ve been working on definitely won’t be done in time for my niece’s wedding. I was working on the router table, and after starting the router noticed I had left a tool on the table right next to the bit. (Stupid mistake #1.) So I reached in to remove the tool from the table… (Stupid mistake #2, and I bet you can see where this is going…) and hit the spinning bit with my right index finger and took a nice chunk out of the tip. No...

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Dust Collector #1: Just ordered Jet DC1100RCK

05-15-2009 09:50 PM by sjbob | 6 comments »

I’ve just ordered my first dust collector, the Jet DC1100RCK.Here’s what went into my selection process: I’d like to eventually try porting the air outside of my garage (no more worries about filtering effectiveness). This rules out the very attractive Delta 50-760, since it’s very efficient design includes the impeller as part of the dust bag housing which would make an outlet hose difficult to implement. So, on to all of the other contenders. I’d like t...

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Clamps, Clamps - Never enough Clamps.

05-15-2009 07:26 PM by Karson | 24 comments »

I was wandering through a Dupont Company Salvage outlet in Wilmington Area of Delaware and I spied a box full of paper clamps. Those of you who work in office buildings are familiar with them. They are used to hold a lot of pages together. I’ve used rubber bands for clamps before and I thought these would work. Work they do. I’m using these to clamp some face boards on my drawers fronts under construction. Available (at least in my box) in three sizes. 1/4”, ...

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Bandsaw Boxes Made Easy #9: The Grand Finale.

05-15-2009 06:50 PM by JonH | 14 comments »

Remember the chunk of wood from inside your drawer? That works nicely for a handle since the grain of the wood is all consistent. If not, you can put anything in for a handle, a dowel, a screw, a nail, a pull from the hardware store, a hole, you name it, just get that drawer open somehow. That is up to you. Once all the pieces are glued up, just sand up the body of the drawer so it fits nicely in the body. Once that is good, apply your finish. Be careful not to put too much in the dra...

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