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Planes restored - Because I can. #12: How to repair a Bench plane knob with a base blow out.

Yesterday at 02:28 PM by Don W | 6 comments »

A pretty common break on a bench plane is the bottom of the knob being blown out. There typically isn’t enough surface area to glue a piece back on, so here is an alternative. I show the repair done with a contrasting wood, but it can be matched if you’d prefer. . Here is how I repair them. .

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Toddlers Workbench Build #5: Glue Ups and Legs!

Yesterday at 11:42 AM by Airframer | 4 comments »

The latest news in this saga are some final glueups on the top and getting the legs glued up as well. I started that yesterday while my apprentice was out of the house. Today we removed the clamps and cleaned and squared everything up. (Mauricios old No. 6 on it’s 3rd bench build ;-) ) Now it is really starting to resemble it’s big brother.. Then we marked one end for the tenon for the end cap and chopped it out.. (Tried for an action pic of...

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skill saw unboxed.

08-30-2014 at 07:37 PM by andyboy | 1 comment »

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A TOTALLY NEW project idea....!!

08-30-2014 at 06:54 PM by TannerTurnings | 5 comments »

Over the past few days I’ve been working on an idea that I’ve NEVER seen or even heard of anyone making before. Therefore I am obviously having to work out methods & techniques “on the job”. It’s only a small item that I hope will sell well at some craft fairs & markets, and possibly on line sales too. I’m NOT going to reveal what this item is, until I have got it the way I want it, and have made a few ready to sell, BUT…I WILL reveal it on...

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Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table from the Beginning #12: It's all done--Final Entry

08-30-2014 at 03:55 PM by CharlesA | 6 comments »

After about 6 coats of Arm-R-Seal (I use gloss for the first few coats because it is easier to deal with, then satin at the end), it’s looking pretty good. I knocked off the rough spots between coats, and thinned it a bit for the last couple of coats. I’m very pleased with the color and the finish. Arm-R-Seal is a funny finish, because you have to be patient through the first couple of coats before it starts to look good. Here are a few pics.

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Misc. Shop Stuff #47: Stanley Clapboard Gauge

08-30-2014 at 01:31 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 12 comments »

Yep, had siding to replace on the house, prior to painting, and used this tool: I’m going to go way out on a limb and suggest I’m the first in my town to use one of these in the last 70+ years… Tools that work. Maybe I should do a review here on LJs.

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finishing cherry wood

08-30-2014 at 12:28 PM by harum | 3 comments »

Interestingly, after application of two coats of shellac sealer, then sanding them down, and then a coat of Original Waterlox, the grain of the cherry box top looks really smooth, flowing and with a nice glow. Like here: With Waterlox alone, the grain is almost lost, because the cherry, even though not blotchy, appears covered with dark and light speckles obscuring the natural look. Like this: The birch bottom of the box is blotchy under just Waterlox. Shellac under oil varni...

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FANTASY MARQUETRY #9: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

08-30-2014 at 10:16 AM by stefang | 11 comments »

Having the same problems today with the pattern and I messed up a lot. On the positive side I will learn a lot about how to do repairs as there will be a lot of them on this project. I was tempted to trash it, but I’ve got too much time invested in it to do that, besides, I will get some valuable experience doing the repairs. Repair workAll of the repair work will involve replacing badly cut and/or badly fitting pieces. This would be easy if I had been able to cut exactly to the patt...

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King Size Shutter Headboard #1: Making a Frame and Attaching the Shutters

08-30-2014 at 09:41 AM by iamcliff | 0 comments »

We were given a king size bed frame and mattresses. We previously had a queen, but with two kids hanging out in our bed before bedtime and sometimes even sleeping in the bed it was getting too crowded. My wife’s birthday was approaching, so I asked her what she wanted she said she wanted a king size headboard. Watch part one here:

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A Domino Ooopppsss....

08-30-2014 at 08:08 AM by Huckleberry | 1 comment »

Here is where those seasoned veterans of the Festool Domino can point and laugh at some rookie mistakes. I am making a new cabinet to house my air compressor because the dawgone thing is soooo loud. So I thought it would be a great project to put my new Domino through some paces. As I was trying to understand some things on this machine I plunged into the face of some scrap 3/4” plywood I would be using to make the carcass. Well I created a through Domino, so back to the instruction...

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