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Stop Block - How to Make Dead on Cuts Simple & Easy

722 days ago by Bob Simmons | 21 comments »

Watch the woodworking how to video clip to learn how simple & easy it can be to make dead on cuts every time. The woodworking lessons in the YouTube video are simple, yet profound. It’s all about quality & the efficiency of each cut made in the shop. A stop block is essential to great woodworking. The stop is basic & fundamental to both woodworking and carpentry. Beginning woodworkers may have a tendency to measure each cut before it is made even though all the cuts to ...

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"Art Box" Tutorial #7: The Medallion

1887 days ago by Andy | 20 comments »

Updated 1/15/12 Now we need to cut a recess in the lid for the medallion to set down into.DONT cut your medallion until you have routed out the home for it.I typically make the medallion about 1” to 1.5” smaller on all sides than the lid depending on the box size and the piece of wood I have for the medallion. We are now going to make a simple jig for a router to set on and run back and forth making several passes of incrementally deeper cuts. There are a several ways to do ...

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Bedroom Set #2: Side panels allmost ready for assembly

1442 days ago by sandhill | 20 comments »

I am laying out the legs now to accept the panels and railsThis is where the center stile will fit into the top and bottom rail.The tenons are only 1/4” and the panels will float in the rails and stiles. The strength that holds the sides together will be from the rails, the top and bottom shelf which will be 3/8” X 1 1/4” tenons pined from the legs.

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Driftwood Fish #1: Bass almost completed

122 days ago by piddlinchic | 19 comments »

My first “real” carving and first time ever posting the process of a piece of work, so please just have patience with me :) The fish began with a piece of driftwood I found in the creek behind my house. It already had a nice curve to it, was fairly solid and had a natural “mouth” which I immediately thought would make a pretty cool fish. (sorry I don’t have a pic of the driftwood before I began sanding it some, I just wanted to see what it look...

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Three "The Clearing" tiles ... which one is best? #1: grueby green landscape tiles waiting for a frame

1411 days ago by Dan'um Style | 19 comments »

Hey Lumberjocks Which one do you like best? 1 … 2 … or 3 ? All comments are welcome and appreciated.RegardsDAN links to other THE CLEARING landscape tiles framed. ...http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2111 ..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/1824 ...http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2780..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2451..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/3557..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/10290..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/14014..http://lumberjocks.com/pro...

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150 [Cutting] Boards by the end of September. #15: Still don't know the day..

1807 days ago by degoose | 18 comments »

This post is about the 20 butter boards I have orders for.\Finished work at 2.30 pm this afternoon and it is now 6.30 in the evening.With the 5 in glue up yesterday and now sanded..total is 23 ready… well ready for glue up… had a lot of fun cutting and ripping the Camphor and Rosewood.These pics are of all the bits ready for glue up…this will be a two stage glue up.. first the main board minus the handle blank… Cut the curve after glue up and the separate to allow glue...

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Stickley #369 Morris Chair #6: Leather Upholstery

160 days ago by pintodeluxe | 18 comments »

I took a leather sewing class to learn how to make the Morris chair cushions. -----The seat cushion and the ottoman cushion require web frames. Here I am milling the half-lap components for the web frames. -----Web frame assemblies are glued together. The seat frame should be sized 1/4” smaller in all directions than the opening in your chair, to allow room for the leather and two layers of batting.-----Corner blocks are added to the large seat cushion for additional strength. -----I...

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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #6: Learn how to make Wood Inlay Bandings

853 days ago by Bob Simmons | 18 comments »

Taken from original article…Learn how to make Wood Inlay Bandings Visit…TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com Learn more, Experience more!

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Dust Deputy for my shop

1080 days ago by thiswoodshop | 18 comments »

With all my wood turning and saw dust that is generated in the shop that accumulate rather quickly I needed something that wont clog my vacuum every time is vacuum. I was searching around in the Google Search engine and found The Dust Deputy . I used a Home Depot bucket and my Ridgid vacuum cleaner. This system has proven to very satisfactory and does a great job. I almost never have any thin in vacuum cleaner. I just mounted the system on a simple 2×4 and plywood cart.

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A woodburning project I did long ago, that had too many photos, so now it's a blog. ;)

1851 days ago by TiffanyJeanne | 18 comments »

I made this wood-burned paddle for my mother-in-law/father-in-law’s living room in like, 2002, I think. I took a lot of photos of it, and I couldn’t bring myself to choose only six for a project post. Plus, this is so old, it’s better as a blog. I just used a standard burning tool, with no fancy attachments… just a fine point. I love to wood-burn! It’s hanging in their living room under a shelf with a ship on it. I hope you like it! :) ...

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