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Krenov Style Hand Plane

03-24-2015 08:44 PM by GarageWoodworks | 0 comments »

Walnut w/ wax finish. Hock blade and chip breaker. My first wooden hand plane. Learned a little here.

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Rope Carvings

03-24-2015 06:09 PM by Luke Addington | 2 comments »

I prepared some rope samples a few weeks ago for a client meeting. Here’s the process I used: Layout Part I. Video for Part I of the layout process. I mark the centers of the square portions at either end of the turning. I line my ruler up with the two points and bend it down slightly so it touches the column. Then I mark a short center line on the column itself. I do that on all four sides. Then I take some painters tape and line up the centers the same way I did with the ruler, ...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #40: Outdoor ACU>RITE Digital Wireless Temperature Sensor Housing (Part 2)

03-24-2015 05:48 PM by Paul Bucalo | 7 comments »

It was never my intent to make this build into an attractive build. Functional is the priority. It is the only reason for going through all this work for a $10.00 item. But it’s not unusual for my build ideas to become runaway trains, sometimes with no way to stop safely (enter the music of Jethro Tull’s Locomotive Breath.) My intent was to make this a 100% free pallet wood build. I have brand new pine boards and studs I could have used. With a change in design—swinging sens...

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Morris style glider #10: Through tenons on armrests

03-24-2015 04:41 PM by Orange008 | 1 comment »

Since the arm shape is complete and the side assemblies are laid out, I decided to start work on the tenons on the top of each leg that will protrude slightly from the top of the armrests. This was not in the plans that I had purchased, but really like that look and why not add more complexity to an already drawn out project! If I am going to take this much time to build the chair, might as well make it detailed. I completed one on a leg that will be in the back to practice my technique. I...

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Morris style glider #9: Layout of side assembly

03-24-2015 04:33 PM by Orange008 | 2 comments »

I have not posted in awhile. Turns out completing a fine furniture build of this magnitude and preparing for a first born child to arrive is a very large undertaking. I have continued to cut all the pieces to the final size and planed and sanded them down to thickness. I also continue to work on the joinery. I have dry fitted both side assemblies, the seat assembly and back assembly to make sure everything is lining up correctly. I have purchased a dado blade for my table saw to make th...

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10,000 Hours #7: Sharpening

03-24-2015 03:01 PM by LucasWoods | 5 comments »

00,007.5 / 10,000 So I have a hard copy of a sharpening book then I also checked out a book on my kindle called Hand Tool Essentials: Refine your power tool projects with hand tool techniques written by the editors of Fine Woodworking. Now I own all of 3 power tools (Scroll saw, Circ. Saw, Jig Saw) but this book has a lot of great information about hand tools that applies perfectly for me as a beginner. I read through different parts last night and a little bit today. Some things that stoo...

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Workbench #1: workbench ideas

03-24-2015 04:14 AM by KW00KRAFTWERKS | 0 comments »

OK so I thought about making a workbench…..

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Workbench and router sled

03-24-2015 03:08 AM by LJackson | 8 comments »

While chatting with someone here, there was some interest in what I’m doing. So, here’s what I’m doing. I’m building a workbench, out of 2×4s. Unfortunately, I’ve only recently learned about a thing call “moisture content,” the fact that 2×4s aren’t as dry as hardwood lumber, and will therefore tend to warp as they do dry unless you do something about it, and what to do: sticker them. The result is as you see: not a straight,...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #39: Outdoor ACU>RITE Digital Wireless Temperature Sensor Housing (Part 1)

03-24-2015 02:00 AM by Paul Bucalo | 2 comments »

I posted in my previous blog entry the need to create a weather protected housing and mount for the ACU>RITE sensor, which will track outdoor ambient temperatures and transmit wirelessly to the indoor digital display. Previously we had it mounted on the enclosed porch inner wall. The temperature skew due to heat loss into the porch was tremendous, making the unit useless for our need. Because I didn’t go into the project with a clear idea of what it would end up looking like, as adju...

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Making Mouldings #7: More contrasting pyramids from kiefers work

03-23-2015 11:42 PM by robscastle | 3 comments »

Well again a brilliant post by Kiefer has motivated me to try and discover the hidden skills of fine wood working. This blog is a direct result of seeing the SAPPORO project. Not being content with just seeing the work I was curious as to how it was done, so again I set to work attempting to replicate some masterful work. I glued up a couple of bits of off cut Camphor Laurel and a piece of good old Aussie Gum ( may be yellow stringy bark not really sure) I had planned to use t...

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