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random #12: Hatchback toy update

04-04-2009 12:44 AM by Gary Fixler | 9 comments »

I decided to update my old toy version of my ‘00 Ford Focus hatchback to more accurately reflect the typical look of its big brother these days. I’ve made a couple of trips for Eucalyptus that have looked very much like this, complete with long branches sticking out the window :) Big version:

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Grumbles from the shop #4: Splinters

04-03-2009 09:58 PM by dennis mitchell | 23 comments »

I am pretty immune to the little buggers. I figure I can dig a splinter out with a Phillips screwdriver while running 4X8’s through the table saw. These days I’m having to use those special magnifying goggles just to see them. For some reason they are making them smaller these days. I think it has something to do with global warming. The other day I got the worst of my career. It wasn’t that big. Big ones are easy. This was a skinny little oak splinter about 3/8’s long...

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Bed Build #1: Oak bed started for one of my daughters

04-03-2009 09:56 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 6 comments »

My daughter requested a bed be made. She’s a grad student in Troy NY at RPI. It will be full size. I’ve looked at various beds and found one on LJ’s that has raised panels on it. Since my last project was my first raised panel cabinet I thought I’d extend the same skill to a bed. It will have head and foot boards and is made of red oak. I just picked up enough oak to do the bedposts today, I jointed and cut them to the corrrect dimensions and had enough clamps to glue ...

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Downstairs Built-ins Extravaganza! #3: I Haz Saw Now. Plz Check Work.

04-03-2009 08:10 PM by BethMartin | 15 comments »

Before I waste a whole bunch of wood. :) Here is my sketch from before to give you an idea of what it will look like: Now I’m trying to figure out how to construct the plywood case. I drew out these sketches. This will be in a corner, and I have some play on the wall side so that I can fit it to the wall when I make the face frame. The tricky part of this is that it is 4 feet wide, and will be supporting a big shelving unit on top. So it has to be strong. I’m thinking tha...

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1st fiddle by ROY D #5: day 6 & 7

04-03-2009 04:20 PM by roy | 2 comments »

day 6 and 7 spent working on the molddidn’t have the right thickness of wood so i used my small IBEX plane to bring it down to size. i figured it would give me some practice using and taking apart ,sharpening, then putting back together and resetting the cutting edge before i start carving on the plates. i have both the toothed blade,for cutting across the grain, and the smooth blade for cutting with the grain.i have to cut and shape the end blocks, then i will be ready to make a homema...

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Military Shadow Box construction

04-03-2009 08:44 AM by jez | 16 comments »

Have begun construction on a shadow box for my retirement. First step – think out all the angles, grooves, dados, joints etc. and put the concept to paper. Scale helps to figure out exactly what the angles are and can help to see what might and might not work. As with any plan, once the actual work begins, the plan will often change to be either more doable or possible. Decided to build a shadow box for a 5’ x 8’ US flag in a doghouse pattern. Looked at several sites f...

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The next step #1: Finishing The Spoon

04-03-2009 06:22 AM by osageman | 7 comments »

Before we start the next part of the proccess, I want to talk about the spoon contest. Here are the rules. 1.) Only one utensil will be given away each month.2.) Everyone has 5 guesses.3.) The contest will run the 1st to the 25th of each month.4.) Everyone with a correct guess will be put into a hat and the winner will be drawn from all the correct guesses. (25th of each month) Verified by Molly and Odie. (even a nice steak bone couldn’t sway them, last time:)5.) You must correctly...

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cabinet from rosewood

04-03-2009 06:21 AM by rosewood | 5 comments »

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Woodcraft in the Philipines #3: Logging

04-03-2009 05:34 AM by kiwi1969 | 7 comments »

Haven,t been out and about much so no pretty pictures this time. Just been reading up on the Forestry industry here and was a little shocked by what I found , although after nearly 4 yrs here not much shocks me, but this did. Did you know that Luan is almost extinct here! Luan is the primary wood sold as Philippine mahogany, among about six other species including Tanguile, meranti, various species of shorea, saraya, bagtikan, and mayapis . According to Holden Clarke of Clarke veneers and pl...

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Treadle Lathe workbench #5: lots of progress on frame today.

04-03-2009 04:00 AM by jth2bmtsu | 4 comments »

Assembled lots of the frame today, thanks to my brother’s help. We also were able to find some wheels 40% off. I think adding these to the project is a good idea considering how heavy this thing is going to be when finished. The frame dimensions are approximately 5 foot long, 3 foot wide. The next step will be to get the flywheel spinning on its axle, but will save for another day.

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