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Asian Inspired Sofa Table #1: Design...

10-25-2009 10:27 AM by azwoodman | 5 comments »

My wife and I need a little hall/sofa table and I want to build something so here we go… Here’s a SketchUp picture of what I have come up with so far… I am thinking solid wood for the legs and aprons then two sheets of 3/4 ply glued together with some solid wood edge banding for the top and lower shelf… (Wood choices might be: all walnut, all mahogany, or maybe wenge legs with a contrasting species for the rest of the piece.) The edges of the top and and o...

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WELCOME TILE framing blog #1: Which tile is best ?

10-25-2009 08:16 AM by Dan'um Style | 13 comments »

acid patina, bronze, copper and iron finishes ground glass fired on two of them. experimental under glazes The other was made in “coil technique” where ropes of p-clay are pushed into the mold leaving witness marks....

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Ruminations on a new block plane... OR you don't always get what you pay for...

10-25-2009 07:13 AM by Gatsby1923 | 3 comments »

Ninety percent of all my hand tools I inherited from my father but he never owned a fully adjustable block plane. He personally did not see the need for all those adjustments in a block plane. He spent all his woodworking years with two very basic Millers Falls models. I on the other hand am not a fan of the tap the heal of the plane for this, front of the plane for that, and nudge sideways etc. So I decided to go forth and buy one along the lines of a Stanley 60-1/2 My first stop was my l...

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Revamping and Updating my Old Shop #7: Prelude to a Project in b#

10-25-2009 07:06 AM by Jim Bertelson | 2 comments »

.....OR HOW DUSTY GOT A SUIT INSTEAD OF A DARK SPORT COAT AND LIGHT PANTS. OK, I admit this is not really a project, but is a significant addition to the shop, that I built with my own two hands. So I will try to BE SHARP[groan] and do it up right. This is about Dusty, my new benchtop (meaning clamp it to the bench) downdraft table. About the clothes….........well I tried to use dark Watco on the outside and clear on the inside because I was using some reclaimed and previously fin...

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Milled some of the walnut

10-25-2009 06:56 AM by childress | 5 comments »

About to get a commission on a cabinet and I’m trying to sell the customer on black walnut. So I took one of the flitches I picked up a couple weeks ago and milled a bookmatched panel to give the customer a sneak peak at what they could have. Check it out A little jig I made to put a straight edge on it I can’t wait to see what the rest of the limb will yeild And put back in her home so not to get lost…...

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Woodworking Bench #2: Base finished

10-25-2009 04:22 AM by DocK16 | 7 comments »

I spent most of today (Saturday) working on my Woodsmith Workbench, and didin’t get very far. I was abe to finish the base and man isi it heavy. The stretchers lock in with wooden keys and even without the top the base is very sturdy.It took two to lift ijust the base down from the assembly table I alternated the cherry/maple wood on the lower shelf to match the top. It may appear a little short in this picture but there are some spacers to be addded which will add a few ...

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Set of Haunted Forest Tiles waiting for the frame #13: POSTCARDS

10-25-2009 03:54 AM by Dan'um Style | 14 comments »

WHICH POST CARD IS BEST ?

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Set of Haunted Forest Tiles waiting for the frame #12: paste wax and hanger

10-25-2009 03:50 AM by Dan'um Style | 2 comments »

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Texas Furniture Makers Show Delivery Day

10-25-2009 02:19 AM by gerrymorrell | 4 comments »

I took my show chairs 420 miles to Kerrville, Texas for The Texas Furniture Makers Show on Monday this week. The show has 58 people entered this year. I arrived at 8:00 am after spending the night at a local hotel and ended up being the first to arrive. After getting my furniture and pedestals inside the building, I decided to take a few pictures to share. ! Glass getting cleaned. ! This is made of black walnut. ! ! Glass table top has not been added yet. ! Photog...

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Tablesaw Workstation #8: One Side of Top Almost ready for Formica

10-25-2009 02:08 AM by JohninSD | 1 comment »

Took the clamps off yesterday’s glue up and routed the edge banding flush with the MDF. The router couldn’t reach the inside corners but a few minutes with a block plane and a once over with a random orbit sander with 80 grit paper and the left top piece is nearly ready for the Formica. I need to fill the booboos (technical term) and the holes left by the brad nailer and apply a few coats of varnish to the oak. I’m also thinking I’ll use a belt sander and round over th...

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