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Dutchy Excavator Build #2: Adding uniformed rounded ends to track parts...

05-22-2018 03:01 PM by darkmyble | 8 comments »

Hi folks.. I’m cracking on with the Dutchy Excavator and been working on the tracks. Parts B & C are exactly the same except that part B has a 2mm hole and parts C has a 2.5mm hole. The issue I was having was making the rounded edges to both parts B and C. I was knocking off the corners with the bench sander and then sanding them round with my proxxon pen sander.. it wasnt brilliant to be honest. Uniformity is the key.. and for me this is a huge build, and if i’m goi...

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Dutchy Excavator Build #1: Tracks...

05-18-2018 08:22 AM by darkmyble | 13 comments »

Hi folks.. I have been challenged to build the Dutchy Excavator. This will really test my skills and equipment to the max. The level of detail and precision is immense. So i thought id tackle the most tedious part first. I spent yesterday afternoon cutting and prepping some Sapele which i’ll use for the track parts. This species of mahogany is lovely and it was a great find amongst the other window frames that are thrown away after being replaced with UPVC. I have access to a loca...

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A Crucifix for Father Benny.

05-14-2018 11:55 AM by revieck | 1 comment »

In this video, I make a Crucifix for Father Benny, of wood and metal. Take a look at this link.https://youtu.be/-8MHdyL3nXA

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Prairie Style Mosaics #1: First Things First

05-05-2018 01:04 PM by EarlS | 8 comments »

There were some folks that were curious about how to make prairie style mosaics like the one that was on my Box Swap submission. I’m writing this as I work on another mosaic for an extra box that was started for the swap. Hopefully this will help. For me, this isn’t a quick process. The 2 mosaics for the box swap took 50+ hours. Find a design Use Google search to search for the style you are interested in and then go to to the “Images” tab. Generally, includ...

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Segmented Hollow Form #3: Finished turning and sanding

05-01-2018 01:51 PM by Julian | 6 comments »

After I glued the two halves together I let it dry overnight. Then I finished turning the outside, parted off the top glue block, and sanded to 220 grit. Now it’s ready for the finish. I’ll post the finished hollow form in the projects section.

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Wooden Gear Clocks

03-11-2018 05:29 PM by Arif DALKIRAN | 4 comments »

AHŞAP DİŞLİ SAAT ÇALIŞMASI Arkadaşlar öncelikle hepinize selamlar, uzun zamandır yapmak istediğim saat çalışmamı tamamladım. Çok iyi olmasa da videosunu sizlerle paylaştım. Şu anda sorunsuz bir şekilde çalışmaya devam ediyor. Her kurulumda 11 saat’ çalışmasını sürdürüyor. Bu süreçte 3 dakika ileri gidiyor. Bence bu tip bir saat için makul bir sapma. Bu çalışmamda edinmiş olduğum bir kısım bilgileri sizlerle paylaşacağım, zannedersem bu bilgiler bu tip bir saat çalışması yapmak isteyen arka...

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Desk Chairs #7: All Done - Except for Finishing

01-15-2018 02:37 PM by EarlS | 7 comments »

I might as well get another entry written this morning while I wait for the snow to stop falling. After sanding all of the front leg parts and the back leg parts with 220 grit paper, easing the edges, but not rounding them over, I glued everything up. The pieces went together easily as I have dry assembled them several times. There aren’t a lot of joints to glue on either leg assembly which was also a big help. Generally, I let things dry over night to make sure the glue is well se...

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Desk Chairs #6: Tapered Legs and Pyramid Schemes

01-07-2018 03:58 PM by EarlS | 6 comments »

Tapered legs don’t sound all that difficult. Honestly, once I got things set up it was very straight forward. The plans for the Kevin Rodel side chair call for tapering the upper section of the rear legs from where the chair rails connect to the rear legs up to the top of the leg, about 25-1/2”. It is a very subtle taper on the outside edge, from 1-1/2” to 1-1/4”. As usual though, there is a catch, the leg has a 7 degree bend in it which means the right side le...

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Desk Chairs #5: Curved Back Splat

01-06-2018 03:43 PM by EarlS | 6 comments »

I actually looked up “splat” to make sure I was using the word properly. Splat is defined as “a piece of thin wood in the center of a chair back”. I guess that can be the word of the day. After the mortises were cut in the crest rail and back rail in the last entry, I moved on to the details for the curved back splat. There are 3/8”x 1-1/4” beveled spacers that fit into 1/8” deep slots in the 5/8” x 1” pieces. The slot ends 1̶...

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Router table upgrade

01-03-2018 01:35 AM by Al Breit | 2 comments »

I just took my Kreg router table enclosed the router motor for better dust collection and added drawers for storage of router bits. I bent up an aluminum box to enclose the router with a 4” dust port. Added some extra holes for locking the spindle and a brass bar for locking the spindle height after adjustments. For the brass bar I cut a slot just big enough to allow the bar to fit through and a simple heavy duty rubber band to keep the lock leave upright. My Tryton router had it builti...

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