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Arts and Crafts Dining Table and Chairs #2: Flattening the Table Top

01-03-2015 04:49 AM by Marshall | 1 comment »

A question was asked in part 1 of this series on how to flatten the top… I started replying in the comment thread, but decided to just make it part 2. I’m investigating building a dining table myself. What is involved in “flattening” the table top? Any special tools or large equipment required? I ve seen people use parallel rails and a router sled for rounds and slabs, I suppose that might work? As with most woodworking tasks, there are multiple ways to accomplish...

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This is fun is your bored Saturday Night

01-02-2015 08:40 PM by mfwoodshop | 0 comments »

Here you can find all the link to the Maritime show. I featured as the spot light on Jan 3 7:oopm EST come check it out. http://www.mfwoodshop.com/2015/01/the-woodworkers-weekend-shop-talk/#more-720

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Cherry File Cabinet #4: Box Joints - 2nd Attempt

01-01-2015 03:52 PM by JimYoung | 6 comments »

Thanks for the comments and suggestions on my last post. I don’t have a dado blade yet, but after a quick search I found a box joint jig for a single blade table saw. It is basically a drill bit that is the same size as the kerf of the saw blade stuck into a piece of wood. I did a test cut in some plywood and found a drill bit that just fit. I then drilled an undersize hole in some scrap wood and pressed the bit into place. The only restriction here is that the bit be closer to the...

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Rookie Woodturner Attempts a Chess Set #2: Woodturning a Rook

12-30-2014 10:58 PM by JWags | 3 comments »

As I’ve posted earlier – I bought a new mini lathe a few weeks ago. I’m going to attempt a complete chess set. I posted a video showing how I made a pawn a couple of weeks ago. I completed all 16 pawns. Now I’ve completed the Rook. The link to my YouTube video is here: http://youtu.be/QbpCcqfV40w Comments and especially suggestions from other turners are indeed welcome! I’m learning a lot and having a lot of fun! James

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Cherry File Cabinet #2: Vacuum bagging veneer and glue up

12-29-2014 01:22 AM by JimYoung | 0 comments »

I’ve had some time off for the holidays, and I’m making good progress. I ordered some quarter sawn cherry veneer from OVIS along with soft close drawer slides. A friend loaned me his vacuum pump and I vacuum bagged the veneer to 1/4” birch plywood with West Systems epoxy. I’m used to working with epoxy from my modeling experience. I just pour the epoxy onto the plywood, and squeegee it around with one of the wife’s credit cards. You end up just wetting the...

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New cabin coming soon!

12-23-2014 01:49 PM by oldsawtooth | 1 comment »

This cabin will have a 9/12 pitch roof, and have petition walls, has plastic windows, and ceilings, and a roof that will open on hinges!

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Glue #1: Problems with glue adhering

12-21-2014 02:52 AM by WildWoodMan | 6 comments »

The wood is Cherry. {blk} (Jordan Creek area) Lehigh Co. /just put in shower an sprayed with hot water. then wrapped towels with bleach water. I used Dick Blick (Black Cat) {waterproof [yea right] India Ink}For the Black part of the Wild Walkin StickinThe wood is Popular which grew like Vine. Found near Wooded area of Little Lehigh Creek {Lehigh Co.} For the other part. I First cut the section I wanted to use, then striped the bark off/ sanded,then wrapped it around the way I wanted...

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Cherry File Cabinet #1: Milling frame and joinery

12-19-2014 10:34 PM by JimYoung | 0 comments »

It’s been a while since my last woodworking project, so I’m easing back into the groove with a new file cabinet. I have a piece of junk tin cabinet in my home office that squeaks every time I open and close it. I did some serving trays in Cherry, and really liked working with it, so my new file cabinet will be Cherry. I found a photo online and liked the style so I sketched it up in Sketchup and AutoCAD. The legs are 1 3/4” x 1 3/4” and the rest of the frame is 1&...

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Arts and Crafts Dining Table and Chairs #1: Design and Table Top Glue-up

12-15-2014 05:02 PM by Marshall | 8 comments »

I’ve been planning this project for quite some time. I actually started building reproduction Gustav Stickley Spindle chairs about three years ago. Other projects and a move got in the way, and they’ve been sitting disassembled in my closet for quite a while now. I decided to start the dining room project back up recently but to start with the table. Once the table is complete, I’ll at least have a usable dining table that I can scrounge chairs up to use with while I ...

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Designing a Christmas Wreath #4: Changed My Mind

12-12-2014 11:55 PM by KomputerMan | 0 comments »

I changed my mind about the Christmas Wreath I was building for the Festival of Trees. Even though I built three sets of ornaments for a wreath I decided to skip the wreath due to financial issues. That doesn’t mean I didn’t still build and donate something to the event because I did! I just changed my donation from a wreath to a Christmas Decor item. Actually it was a pretty fun project as I first had to make tweaks to the Santa Hat. I like how the hat turned out mysel...

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