Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'arts and crafts'

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Table saw improvements #1: Table saw fence

11-19-2015 08:33 AM by Marcello Bianchi | 2 comments »

I’m making a new fence for my table saw in the Biesemeyer style to improve the performance of my machine.If you have seen my previous project on how to improve a crappy table saw i already have a shop made fence on it butI’ve never been a hundred percent happy with the fence stop as its not something my fellow woodworker could replicate because it requires a specific part,so my new fence has a home made stop.

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the never ending organinzing and improvements #2: I SEE IT BOARD. THE ORGANIZATION TOOL.

10-29-2015 02:17 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 0 comments »

Part of every workshop success is being organized and having templates on hand to trace and cut out, my shop is no different, for the longest time I kept my templates stuffed in a box, as of lately I have been getting request for shelves, rather than dig out these templates I created the “I SEE IT BOARD” this way a person can see the options that are available, it will be easier for me as well because I will be able to grab what I need and when I am done I can easily put it back ...

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Lazy Raccoon scroll saw project. [Work in progress]

10-28-2015 08:26 PM by htl | 3 comments »

Got the fall 2015 issue #60 of Scrollsaw Woodworking to build another project but found the patterns for Lazy Raccoon and had to give it a try.I’ve never done a intarsia before so just thought I’d give it a try.Have got it pretty well all cut out and shaped but will do some fine tuning tomorrow but just wanted to show my progress. I found a walnut cutting board while scrounging the other day, was chopped up really bad but nothing my planer couldn’t fix.I started out with ...

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Woodworking Videos #1: Make a Wooden Sushi Lamp

10-24-2015 01:54 AM by Humus Woodwork | 0 comments »

Finally my first video is out! It is a lamps series that I made for a sushi restaurant. Basically I’ve used Spanish pine wood and water-based lacquer to finishing. Please feel free to leave a comment below and if you like, give a Thumbs Up and Subscribe! Watch the full video at:

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Latest Video, Building a craftsman style bench

10-23-2015 09:07 PM by BenhamDesign | 1 comment »

In this video I build a craftsman style bench with storage. This design is much like an oversize blanket chest. I built it out of white oak, and finished it with the customers selected stain color and a satin poly. Once I finish editing the pictures I’ll post some glamour shots in the project section. Please watch, thumbs up, and subscribe to my channel. Watch on Youtube

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Taliesin Desk in Cherry #3: Legs and Grill Work

10-21-2015 02:43 AM by JimYoung | 3 comments »

We’ll it’s been a while since I updated my desk build blog. I had 40 mortises to square up on the legs, so I’ve taken the “15 minute” approach to this build. Whenever I had a little spare time I would knock out another mortise. With all of the mortises done, it was on to the tenons. I bought a Rockler heavy duty tenon jigs a while back, and tried it once with mixed results. Prior to that I have been using a home made jig for my router that holds pieces flat...

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11 sided scroll saw basket

10-13-2015 01:12 PM by PCorl | 0 comments »

In this video I show how I built an 11 sided scroll saw basket. I use a pattern I got from Steve Good over at Steve has lots of great patterns available. You can view my video and see how I built the basket at: Thanks for watching.

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Episode 3 - Hydro-Painting Finish

10-12-2015 07:07 AM by Mike | 2 comments »

Hi All; This week I was very busy so I didn’t have time for a more traditional project video. I did want to try a new finishing technique I had come across called Hydro-Painting. It involves spray paint and a bucket of water. The resulting box is from one of my first attempts. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks, Mike View on YouTube

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Slow Days at the Shop. #2: Repairing my antique basswood drawing board.

10-02-2015 07:48 AM by fatman51 | 1 comment »

I cleaned up my shop after work today, intent on gluing the plane tote pattern I printed from the Lee Valley website to a scrap of wood to make a permanent pattern, thanks goes to terryR for Shop Log 20. . Unfortunately, my printed pattern was off scale, .9487 to 1. Rather than fiddle with he printer settings and hoping for the best, I figured out the scale and grabbed my old drawing board from the closet in my shop. This decision wrecked my plans...

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Bathroom Mirror #1: Bathroom Mirror Lighting Question

09-29-2015 03:11 PM by artsyfartsy | 4 comments »

My wife would like a new mirror in our bathroom over the vanity. She want’s better lighting so she can put her make-up on. I have an idea I want to use but, I’m not sure on the lighting issue. I’ve thought about putting can lights in the valance over the mirror. Will the lights get too hot in the valance encasement? Should I use low wattage lights such as LED’s? If I do, will the LED’s be sufficient lighting for her? Should I scrap the whole Idea and just ...

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