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Toy Chest Creations - A learning experience #2: The box assembly is completed - a lot of things learned, a few small inconsistencies

12-20-2009 08:47 PM by Woodbutchery | 0 comments »

I’ll add pictures later. This project has been a huge learning experience. Many of the things I’ve learned are mundane in the woodworking world, and have been expressed better by far more experienced craftsmen than I. A list of what I would consider to be the things that others probably do without thinking: Measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure Put the wood down before making adjustments to the blade height. Thi...

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Mind-Blowing Japanese Dovetails

12-20-2009 07:47 PM by Blake | 12 comments »

I came across this eBay listing today. Its a book Traditional Japanese Carpentry Ornate Miter Dovetails. I wish it weren’t $100 because it looks amazing. I would love to own it (hint hint, Santa). Anyway, here is a sample from the eBay posting I thought you might like to see it: It just goes to show what a big world it is out there. There are so many different cultures, philosophies, methods, etc. out there that westerners don’t usually come in contac...

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For the boat builders (and model boat builders)

12-20-2009 07:30 PM by jlsmith5963 | 1 comment »

From the New York Times Opinion Page: Editorial Notebook Help Wanted: Boatbuilder By LAWRENCE DOWNESPublished: December 19, 2009 Somewhere out there is a man who can help me build a model boat for my little nephew. This man is between 82 and 84 years old, which means he was a 10-, 11- or 12-year-old boy in 1937, when the book I took the plans from was published. I have reason to believe he knows things I don’t. I am not a model builder. But for years I have enjoyed flipping thr...

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Garden Gate III #6: The Outer Laminates

12-20-2009 07:58 AM by newTim | 0 comments »

Always experimenting, so this time around I thought I’d try to laminate some strips across the top of the arch. Three reasons, not necessarily good reasons, but reasons alll the same. One Is to cover the exposed endgrain at the top of the stiles. Another is to try to match the inner laminate that is used to hold the panel in place, the third is to… I forgot what the third reason is. I ripped some strips on the tablesaw and ran them through the drum sander keeping the grain m...

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The Vase

12-20-2009 05:59 AM by kolwdwrkr | 8 comments »

Well here is the project I was asking about sanding the inside of. My question was how I could get down into the vase to sand it, or if I even needed to. I asked the question before I got this turned and afterwards basically answered my own question. Because the mouth is so big I can see down in it clearly, and it looks rough. So now I need to find a way to get down in there and smooth it out, at least visually. After that I need to figure out a finish. I am thinking that I want to do a...

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2300 miles to Holz her 1270

12-20-2009 03:17 AM by Ozan Gulec | 7 comments »

I drove 2300 miles to pick up my christmas present.

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Sketchup Woodworking Textures #1: Description and explanation

12-20-2009 02:48 AM by Jim Bertelson | 32 comments »

I am making a number of woodworking Sketchup Textures that will grow over time. Just private message me and I will email you the file. I used to keep a link to a server, but that server is no longer active. 1) Unzip it into your materials folder, it should leave a folder under materials named Woodworking. 2) The textures include vertical and horizontal textures if the material has an orientation, so that you don’t have to reposition them just for those changes. 3) There are als...

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Tips and Jigs for the Shop #8: Second Revision.......Super Sled Sketchup Design

12-20-2009 02:10 AM by Jim Bertelson | 7 comments »

After much knashing of teeth and pulling of hair, I decided on a compromise. 1) I am going to use 3/4” plywood, which I have and can obtain that is flat, i.e. not warped. The weight is not significantly different than the 1/2” MDF. The loss in blade height of 1/4” is inconsequential, because very thick pieces would undoubtedly be narrower, and I would cut them with the RAS. 2) I am going back to the original back design of Scott and Nixon, i.e. 11.5”. I don’t ...

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Making a Game for $5.00 #3: Prepping the Tiles

12-20-2009 01:57 AM by Deela40 | 3 comments »

Last night I worked on getting the tiles cut up and prepped for painting the numbers. I decided to go with 12 tiles as opposed to 10. I wouldn’t have enough room to put the numbers on 10-12 if I made all the tiles the same size as they would bee to small to get two numbers on. I remedied this by making two different sizes. I made nine tiles sized (7/8 inch) for numbers 1-9 and three (1 9/16 inches) for numbers 10-12. After I finished all the measurements, I used my miter saw to make ...

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Shop Tour Video

12-20-2009 01:55 AM by khop | 28 comments »

Well, Here is a short video of my shop. If anyone is interested, I can make more videos of some of my systems, storage ideas, and maybe some jigs. Hope you like it and let me know. GOD BLESSKHOP

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