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Hand tool workbench #5: Building the top

11-21-2010 01:02 AM by brianl | 6 comments »

Now that I have my base built, it is time to start on the top of the workbench. To do so, I decided to go with a glue-up of 2×4s cut in half. In the end my top should be 48” long and about 30” wide. Here are some initial pieces to show you the scale:    To build the pieces, I cut a douglas fir 2×4 in half, then hand-planed it to remove the rounded corners. I used my number 5 jack plane to remove material and my number 6 to smooth it out. I occasi...

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maximising space in the small shop

11-21-2010 12:25 AM by Bob #2 | 11 comments »

I’m still trying to organise my clamps and keep them within reach but out of the workspace.I find it is harder than it looks. I have about thirty of fourty small clamps that I use for various projects. Until now I kept them in a box and it was not working for me that well expecially for glue ups. I whacked this together this morning: From small clamp holder.The nice thing is it hangs above me on a clamp hook and out of the way most of time except when I need them.From small clamp ...

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Hall Bench

11-20-2010 11:02 PM by lejeune | 0 comments »

Here’s an hall bench in oak from a picture found in a revue.I put only a water-based varnish semi gloss as finish.

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The Band Saw Accessories...made in the Shop #4: Let's Build a Bandsaw Miter Sled

11-20-2010 09:45 PM by Bob Simmons | 14 comments »

“I will see it when I believe it.” Dr. Wayne Dyer…Motivational author and speaker (1940 – ) There are many times while in the shop working on wood projects that we find a need of various woodworking jigs and then at times we also will have a need for an assortment of saw accessories. Sometimes we need to make a shop accessory while in the middle of our project and then again there are instances when our project is actually the building of a shop accessory. In eith...

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11-20-2010 06:50 PM by a1Jim | 61 comments »


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Built In Closets #8: Installation Part I - Amateur mistake destroys weeks of work

11-20-2010 05:32 PM by SPHinTampa | 12 comments »

Installation was not a pleasant experience. I made a mistake so dumb it makes me wonder if I should just put my workshop on Craigslist and take up knitting. I had the closet units completed assembled, finished with face frames attached. These units need to brought into the bedroom, brought into a hallway, lifted and tilted in. I drew out the dimensions in advance to ensure I could get the unit in. My drawing were wrong. The d*#n units can not be tilted in, they are too big...

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Dilo's Carving Classes

11-20-2010 03:33 PM by Dilo Marcio Fernandino | 15 comments »

Dear Fellows, People use to say that every Master’s dream is to be surpassed by his own Apprentice!So, the first and still sole person who interested in learning woodcarving with me gives me the full impression that he will make my dream come through very soon… I am very happy!His name is Luiz Favio Rocha Gomes who is an employee in the biggest Brazilian oil company, whose refinery is located in a nearby town. Despite the many activities he performs in his spare time, he st...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #170: Lights . . . camera . . . action!!

11-20-2010 02:20 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 26 comments »

Yesterday was quite a break though. I know it is the beginning of bigger and better things for me. For a while now, many of you have requested that I make videos to teach others both how to scroll saw and also to paint and finish projects. It was only this week that I discovered that my digital camera took such nice video. I knew it took videos, but for some reason, I thought it would be crappy and unwatchable. Maybe I was thinking of the crummy cell phone videos that I have seen. S...

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Extremely Average #294: A Moment of Woodworking

11-20-2010 05:54 AM by Ecocandle | 5 comments »

Hello All, I didn’t have to work today, so I had a some time for woodworking. I have missed being able to do it every day. So I continued work on my tiny drawer. In taking the photos for the post, I tried something new, and it worked. So I got better at woodworking and photography tonight. That is a pretty good day, in my humble opinion. Brian

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Built-In Bed #6: Don't Mock Me!

11-20-2010 04:52 AM by Scott R. Turner | 4 comments »

(The Story So Far: Our Hero is constructing a built-in bed for his daughter, with inadequate tools and woodworking experience, and so far has made only a small number of terrible errors, which fortunately he can blame on others.) Just a short note today, because I haven’t had time to make significant progress these last two days. I did get out and trim the two panels that make up one side of the built-in to the same width and cut the top and bottom pieces, as well as the one perman...

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