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Next Project - Music Box

06-20-2007 06:19 PM by che | 1 comment »

I’m going to try and enter my next project into the wood joinery contest. I’m going to try and modify the Rockler music box plan to satisfy the wood joinery requirements. I think the challenge is going to be the sides. So I’m looking for ideas on how to joint the sides. They call for simple miter joints but that won’t work for the wood joinery contest. Please comment with any ideas. This picture shows a glass ...

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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #7: The Shop!!!

06-20-2007 03:22 PM by gizmodyne | 15 comments »

The wood bug bites After painting the house and finishing the shed, I got heavier into woodworking. I had now built several tables, and other projects, but was frustrated by lack of space to work. The garage had been demolished by a previous owner so any wood projects meant driving to class or hauling my tools out of the shed and basement. The backyard when we bought the house. Note the dead trees and the massive eucalyptus stump from a tree that had fallen 20 years earlier.The dila...

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Entertainment Center #2: 2nd Post

06-20-2007 03:42 AM by Dano | 6 comments »

Well, that seemed to work OK so I thought I’d give you a little more detail about what I am doing. First, I work out of the garage which is shared by many of my other hobbies so space is at a premium. Due to this project I have added several pieces of equipment and I am in the process of building some jigs to help in construction adding to the garage congestion. Enough, on with the project…. The entertainment center is going to be 66 inches long, just over 22 inches high and 24 in...

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Entertainment Center #1: First Try to Blog!

06-20-2007 02:49 AM by Dano | 11 comments »

Well, I have never Blogged before so I thought I would try and see how things go. I am really just getting serious about my woodworking; previously I have been a wood hack! I have begun my first real test, that is, I am attempting to build an entertainment center for a large screen TV. My wife likes “Mission” style pieces so I did some research and designed my first piece of furniture based upon that style. The process is just getting started but has already led to many first for me. If I ca...

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The Secret Birthday Present #1: JENN DON"T LOOK

06-19-2007 09:38 PM by MsDebbieP | 14 comments »

My daughter’s birthday is fast approaching and I have had several ideas in the past month of what to make for her. I have gone from simple, to complicated, and now .. it’s somewhere in the middle. Actually, since it will be a variation of the Challenge Table, it really should fall into the easy category but I’m not that naive or confident to think that I will whip this together with a frustration and challenge or two. The first difficulty was deciding what to make it o...

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Storage Shed #5: The Roof

06-19-2007 09:16 PM by MsDebbieP | 14 comments »

This past weekend provided us time to work on the roof of the shed. We have only a couple of weeks left before my son-in-law has to be out of his apartment and the storage stuff will either be in my hallways in the house – or in the shed!! The weekend also brought us HEAT and so we chose to work in the morning… avoid the heat in the middle of the day.. and return to work in the evening. This part of the process, I think, is the most difficult. We had to:1) haul some heavy lu...

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Our Shop #8: The Summer Shop vs the Winter Shop

06-19-2007 08:54 PM by MsDebbieP | 12 comments »

What a great idea to build a shop outside, to hold tools during the summer months—no more lugging wood up and down the basement stairs; being able to go outside and work with the wind as a source of dust collection; being able to enjoy the natural light—and most of all saving on hydro (no need to run all of those lights.) Yes indeed; a great plan. And so today, with my daughter’s birthday coming up I am working on a new project (I’ll write about this in another b...

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Ouch, again

06-19-2007 08:17 PM by SST | 4 comments »

Well, the last time I saw fit to do the blog thing (you can tell I’m not a big blogger…just check back) was because I decided to see which was tougher, my thumb or my table saw blade. Now, granted, it’s only an old 10ER shopsmith, but it was still tougher than my thumb. In fact, it wasn’t even a fair fight.Now I’m back, a mere 119 days later to blog my little buns off.It seems that the only time I have anything to say, it’s when I hurt myself. Oh well, man...

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06-19-2007 07:17 PM by che | 7 comments »

A little Background… A friend of mine got me interested in wood racing sail boats, Jet14 & Thistle, and from there I got interested in woodworking in general. My woodworking has also been inspired by the conversion of our 1900 row home. My wife and I are slowly converting it from apartments back into a single family home. I got my first real piece of shop equipment for Christmas 2006. A wonderful hybrid table saw General International 50-220C M1. I am almost done with my f...

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Horizontal Router Table

06-19-2007 02:10 PM by John Nixon | 19 comments »

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing and making a video for the MLCS horizontal router table. In this video, I show how to make Mortises and Tenons easily on this machine. Also covered in the video is raised panels, crown molding and custom molding. The machine is nice, and definitely as some advantages. Making raised panels or molding is similar to the action of using a jointer. You are passing the work over the bit with downward pressure. It feels much safer than standing it on it...

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