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Setting up shop #2: Bench Top FINALLY Going Together

03-10-2010 09:00 AM by dfdye | 0 comments »

After not having any time to “make noise” in the shop lately, I finally sneaked in a few minutes to test out my new circular saw and break down some sheet goods for my new bench. The big result is that my bench top is finally starting to come together. The top will be a 1.5” thick MDF 2’ X 8’ sheet (two 3/4” pieces glued up) with a laminate counter placed over that. I am using the counter top by itself as a bench top now, and I absolutely love working on...

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Episode 57 shoe rack part 4

03-10-2010 05:57 AM by kosta | 7 comments »

In this episode I glue up the shoe rack. Then I used mineral spirits to clean up any dust or glue squeeze out.

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Extremely Average #67: Angry Pants and Pop-Tarts

03-10-2010 05:50 AM by Ecocandle | 17 comments »

The DVD ‘Chip Carving’, with Wayne Barton, starts out with some Bavarian folk music as Wayne narrates about chip carving. Ok, I am not exactly sure about the music, but it is not terribly modern. It is pretty cheesy. I can’t say for sure, but I would guess it was cheesy in 1986 too. Despite the rather simple production quality, I think this is going to be a good video. The tools required are a carving knife and a stabbing knife. I have only a carving, so stabbing will have to wait...

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Garden Gate III #11: Final Touches

03-10-2010 05:19 AM by newTim | 1 comment »

Just some finishing touches before the big installation. The back of the panel gets some flat black paint. We stripped the old fence and ran the boards through the planer before applying a coat of oil. I used the same oil on the gate before final assembly then sprayed a couple coats of lacquer. I thought I’d make use of a new shop cabinet I built which will store all my finishing supplies. And oh yeah, last weekend I cut the weeds.

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The "What am I doing?" Holtzapffel Workbench #2: Foray into Four-Square

03-10-2010 05:08 AM by DragonLady | 3 comments »

All the pieces are rough cut to length for the top now. I’m seriously thinking that it is going to be too wide. My original plan was for 30” but now that I see it, it looks awfully big. I think I may just start gluing up, and stop when I think it looks good. I can adjust the base to the correct dimensions after the top is finished. And a first for me: I flattened a face, and squared an edge to it! I’m so excited! I squealed like a little girl when the try square ca...

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03-10-2010 04:51 AM by GregPT | 2 comments »

Ok, got some more shop time and finished the left upper cabinet portion… next dilemma, what to do above the door. Originally, I was going to put another case/shelf, but I’m not so sure now. Wife mentioned possible doing an archway… Any ideas out there? As you can see, family is putting it to use, even though it isn’t finished. Still a ways to go I only had more time. ;) Thanks for looking!

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Used Mitre Saw Question

03-10-2010 03:46 AM by David L | 8 comments »

I just bought a used mitre saw (Delta 10” 36-075). Apparently it’s been sitting around for a while. When the blade arm goes up and down, it sounds like an old squeaky, creaky door. Also, when changing the mitre angle, it very, very hard to move. Any ideas on how to rememdy these? Thanks

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Wormy soft maple rocker ( Hal Taylor version ) #9: Lot's of sanding, Glueing the headrest and mounting rockers / shaping rockers

03-10-2010 02:48 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 2 comments »

By the end of these pictures I’m siting in a rocking chair, that rocks and is about 95% complete! So I sanded to 320 grit everywhere that it would be hard to once the back supports were installed for good, as well as the supports them selves. Then glued the head rest using some clamps to keep it in line and using the screws as clamps, you remove 2 of the screws once dry. I then turned her over, the chairs that is and drilled my holes for the rockers and attached, proceeded to s...

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Scribe Mate

03-10-2010 02:28 AM by Grumpy | 4 comments »

Here is an Aussie invention that may interest many woodworkersIt’s called the Scribe MateIt was shown on the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) TV network recently.I thing it’s a great ideaHere is a link !

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Thanks a 17,204

03-10-2010 12:35 AM by Andrew | 0 comments »

Lets start with 17,204, that is the number of LJ’s right now. Thank you all.I have just finished 3 projects, by finished I mean put the final coat of poly on them (pictures coming soon(saturday)). I want to thank all of you, I may have not asked any questions about finishing, but I have read all of yours.Thanks to the people who ask, and thanks to the people that take the time to answer.Some things I have learned about finishing.First coat, thin it down a little, it gives you an even ...

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