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Mahogany Kitchen Stool Project #8: Mortises and tenons - Making progress!!

09-14-2010 06:46 AM by sras | 8 comments »

Summer has flown by. I found a little time here and there to work on the stools. It never seemed like much, but when I look at the result I can see significant progress. I’ll show how I spent my summer (when I was in the shop). Preliminary Leg Shaping Several of the leg pieces shifted shape during the rough cut process. The final shape of the back legs requires some material removal. I decided to shape the side that removed material from the center of the leg. If the wood shifted ...

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Extremely Average #252: Inner Pieces

09-14-2010 05:22 AM by Ecocandle | 3 comments »

Hello LJ’s, I went to work on the Ikebana I designed on Saturday. It is fun, but is going to take longer than I expected. Brian

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Red Oak Opportunity

09-14-2010 05:17 AM by KevinH | 2 comments »

I just posted my first project: a rather long-winded story about my 19 year old deck and recovering from storm damage. The rest of the story is that my 80 year old tree gave me a lumber opportunity. First, those big limbs were 16 inches in diameter where they joined the trunk. Several feet of each limb is now in the possession of a good friend who is a wood turner. Second, the trunk was 23 inches in diameter at the base and 18 inches at a height of about 45 feet. It was hauled away i...

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Sleepydogs Blog #7: Change of Focus

09-14-2010 04:22 AM by joey | 0 comments »

Yep fall a coming, it’s that time a year and with the falling leave we seem to change our focus from shorts and swimming to raking leaves and storing vegetables from the garden. The heat finally giving us a break and its time to start focusing on some woodworking. Thats why this fall I am going to change things up a little at my blog, see what changes I plan on making at the wood shop. till next timeJoey

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Needing some prayers

09-14-2010 04:14 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 40 comments »

Everyone needs a miracle every now and then, and I need one now. My youngest daughter (2 years old) was diagnosed with vesicoureteral reflux this afternoon. It is by no means good, but can have 5 different stages. It is a disease which affects the kidneys. We will be going shortly to do more test to see how bad it is, but hopefully it is a lower stage so it can just be treated with medicine and then maybe she will grow out of it. Right now I don’t even want to think about it being a st...

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Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #2: No Such Thing As a Lazy Mortise

09-14-2010 03:48 AM by Eric | 2 comments »

Since my last post, I’ve done some preparations for traveling, traveling, and recovering from traveling, so I haven’t had much shop time. Last night I had an hour or two. I had been considering building my double-screw Moxon vise for the Instructables woodworking contest. Nice prizes! But I figured I’d better stay focused and try to make more progress on the bench. Next step: mortising the legs for the short stretchers. In my last post I suggested that it’d be &...

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WorkBench #5: Workbench (almost) done

09-14-2010 03:22 AM by grimt | 7 comments »

Well I have been tardy in updating my blog for my workbench. It’s been so long that my bench looks well used and even abused. It’s almost done: I still need to find and fit two drawer fronts. My idea is to make the drawer fronts out of 6 different woods. So far I have European Beech, Matai, Oak and Maple. I am very pleased with how the bench turned out, here are some pictures: It is rock solid, if I hadn’t inserted some drawers we would be using it as an ea...

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Morris Chair Project! #16: Start cutting moritses and tenon for the second morris chair.

09-14-2010 03:09 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 17 comments »

I been working more mortise and tenons for the last few days, I also cut finger while I was cleaning the tenons with my Japanese Chisels. Ouch that hurt! I did not get any shots of cutting the tenons, I use my tenoning jig.

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it's that time again -i'm only assisting on this one-

09-14-2010 02:46 AM by learnin2do | 10 comments »

-yeah, dig that crazy bentwood design my man has going! It blends better with the surrounding landscape! I was skeptical at first, but he now has it comfortably supported enough that i even got on the roof to apply some sawdust & woodglue filler to holes and cracks. -reclaimed and salvaged (or in this case, already naturally felled) materials, of course. -just 2 weeks left! We (mostly he) did get a lot closer to finishing before we left, but it got too dark to get a phone pic...

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Tools #3: Happy Birthday To Me (Tool Gloat)

09-14-2010 12:08 AM by William | 10 comments »


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