Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'apron'

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Mongo: my first real workbench #5: Completion of the ribs and a start to the aprons

04-10-2017 02:18 PM by TheRiflesSpiral | 0 comments »

This weekend was consumed primarily with installing a dog door and a ceiling/lighting in the breakfast nook off the kitchen of the farmhouse. I did get a couple of hours to steal away to the shop though. “Last picture first” isn’t that what all the cool kids are doing these days? The first order of business was to re-cut the ribs I tried to make on the router table. I used the table saw but I’ve never been very good at (accurate) with a miter gauge nor am I c...

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hard-drive magnets for an apron

06-12-2016 10:51 PM by metolius | 5 comments »

When a hard-drive dies in one of my computers, I take it out and and pull it apart to get the magnets out. Hard-drives have extremely strong and slim magnets. They end up in many useful places. One keeps my drill chuck in one spot… a half dozen hold notes and pictures. I also have a couple on my shop apron. The magnet is on the inside and a metal washer is on the outside holding it in place. It keeps my scribe knife nearby without putting a hole in the pocket. Sometimes the...

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shop safety and bad luck

04-09-2012 04:58 PM by joey bealis | 5 comments »

I don’t much like a lot of personal safety equipment. I always use safety glasses but that is usually about it. I feel like I am suffocating when using dust masks. Face shields are just large and bulky. I don’t like gloves because you can not feel what you are working with. These excuses may be idiotic and if I would use the equipment I would get used to it.So the other day I was doing a hollow form on the lathe out of a piece of dried beech. I was using a swan neck scraper and it...

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A few sewn things #3: A few sewn things #1: My perfect apron (more pics)

10-31-2011 03:58 PM by need2boat | 3 comments »

Took a few more pics over the weekend of my apron for those who are interested in making one. ;-) I’ve already started a list of things to address with on version two. JFF detail of the top pocket. Although I really don’t work with a ton of power tools, the planer being the loudest of them, I’ve been trying to were ear protection. reinforced the where the cord comes through just in case detail of the pocket

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A few sewn things #1: My perfect apron

10-25-2011 07:08 PM by need2boat | 6 comments »

In another life I used to make outdoor gear. Mostly sewn things but like woodworking it crosses over into other worlds. Most of my things were made using some old industrial sewing machines that are seeing less use but still loved. The first of these projects is a new apron. I new the second I bought the cheep one at woodcraft for around 12.00 it would find it’s way into the rag bin but I figured I’d wear it for a wile while I decided what I liked and what I needed. Fast for...

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The Craftsman's Path #52: Modern Shaker Table - Making the Aprons

01-07-2009 04:55 AM by Mark Mazzo | 0 comments »

With the tapered legs complete, I moved on to the arched aprons. There’s a slight complication in making these so that the legs will ultimately splay out by 2 degrees. I cover all of the details in this post on my blog. Thanks for reading!

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Thorsen Table Challenge #13: Still carving away !! Getting close to the end.

05-18-2007 05:19 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 17 comments »

I now have 3 apron panels completed, so here are some pics of the progress. Things aren’t getting done as fast as I wish, but I have to take care of some spring yard chores, or else we’ll never get out to our cabin this summer. That’s the trials, and tribulations of having two places to live. Working on Hummingbird panel. There will be two Hummers, & two Roses. It got warm enough, so I was able to carve outside. I got some help from the neighbor cat. ...

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Thorsen Table Challenge #12: Showing some more of my cards !

05-09-2007 07:01 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 23 comments »

I decided not to hold my cards to close to my chest, as Scott mentioned. I decided to show what I’ve been doing the last couple of days. I couldn’t resist doing some chiseling on this table. That’s the reason I did a downward cloud lift on the aprons, in order to fit in a carving. One down, three to go. This is about 4 hours of chiseling. A little more touching up, & it’ll ready for the finish.

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Thorsen Table Challenge #2: Take a Little Peek.

04-10-2007 05:48 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 20 comments »

I took a couple of days off, but it helped me come up with some fresh ideas. I went out to my shop this afternoon, & made a couple of Templates, one for the aprons, & one for the stretchers. Now I’m all set to make parts on the router table

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