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"adirondack chair making" #1: my first adirondack chair was made in 1995, now two decades later, I am still at it

205 days ago by paperclip | 2 comments »

when I was a freshman in high school (1995), I won the end of the year award for woodshop when I produced an Adirondack Chair. Now 2014, I am still at it. I only get better and better at them. Now I am giving them some Texas, southwestern, rustic flare with a cut-out the shape of the state. I now make Adirondack chairs on a weekly basis mostly for therapy. But I sell them too. In post(s) to follow I will explain more about Adirondack chair making.

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Cherry Refreshment Table #1: Breadboard Ends and Tusk Tenons

208 days ago by pintodeluxe | 10 comments »

Here is my cherry refreshment table which will feature a single drawer and breadboard ends.-----I started by making breadboard mortises at the router table. The mortises are 1-1/4” deep and cut in multiple shallow passes. -----I used a 1/4” spiral bit to center a 3/8” groove in the breadboard ends. I made an initial pass in the standard right to left direction. Then I flipped the board end for end and made a pass from left to right to avoid a climb cut.-----I set up my t...

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Charles Rohlfs Revolving Slant Front Desk

209 days ago by Woodbridge | 8 comments »

One of my woodworking objectives is to reproduce a room full of Charles Rohlfs furniture, similar to the pictures of the living room in his Park Street Home in Buffalo N.Y. So far I have reproduced Rohlfs 1898 Desk Chair, Tall Back Chair, Oak Rocker and Coal Hod (in the form of a coffee table). On my list this year are the Tall Case Clock and Revolving Slant Front Desk. Original versions of Rohlfs desk are on display in museums in Kansas City, Dallas and Detroit. Prior to staring my...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #58: Embellish of existing patterns

218 days ago by jerrells | 4 comments »

I will be cutting a set of standard patterns but my goal is to have them stand out for all the rest who use the same pattern. There are several ways to accomplish this we all know. Let me explore a few and , if you would, add you comments or suggestions. 1. Choice of wood. Instead of using the standard oak or maple we all know that more exotic woods look much nicer when finished. The down side is they might only appeal to a select group of persons. 2. The use of gems, rhinestones to add...

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Liquid plywood #1: My liquid plywood creations

218 days ago by bonitum | 10 comments »

I working with plywood and i would like to show my works.

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #57: ESTY Pricing Decision

219 days ago by jerrells | 4 comments »

I am going to start stocking me ETSY shop. However the issue I find is that items like or similar to mine sell at half the price I get a local craft shows. Now I have enough marketing expertise to know that you either A) meet market price, B) sell a higher quality product at a higher price, or C) offer more and better services. Perhaps there are a few more but that is a start. I could make a reasonable return for the current prices on ETSY and (hope) to do volume selling). I see many produ...

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Small Wood Project #4: How To Make A Attitude Adjuster Hammer

225 days ago by Austin DenHerder | 2 comments »

A simple woodworking project. Here is a Fun, Easy, Attitude Adjuster using wood from your backyard. Great for hanging in your living room, kitchen, computer room, or just giving it away as a fun gift. It is one of the most popular conversation pieces in our house. Everyone wants one. Be creative and name your hammer whatever you want. Enjoy! Share, Comment & Subscribe Thanks for watching! New Video check it out! Click here

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Selling Serving Boards at Juried Show

235 days ago by prospector45 | 8 comments »

What a journey of four weeks from early Nov to first weekend of Dec. My bride and I had just left one of my retailers without a check. Sad Day. Now we had to determine what is the best way to sell the serving/cutting boards and bookmarks. Sondra, my bride, on the travel home was searching on the phone for shows in December. There were two the first weekend of December. One in Wooster, about 5 years continuity; one in Akron, 35 years of continuity with over 100+ vendors, two booths remain...

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Beall Polishing System #3: It does polish wood

237 days ago by PASs | 3 comments »

I was talking about sanding mops and other things and only referenced that I’d polished things with it. On all these pieces my finishing regime is the same: 1. Sanded to 320 grit. I don’t have anything finer that I care to use on a piece that’s going to be polished, and I’ve found that 320 grit seems to be perfect for getting a smooth finish. (Side note: I’ve polished some unsanded surfaces. It doesn’t smooth them, but it will polish the high spots. )...

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Beall Polishing System #2: Sanding mops

238 days ago by PASs | 6 comments »

Since the motor mandrel with the Beall system takes a 3/8” bolt I’ve made several sanding mops.First was a 320 grit for finish sanding in general. That worked well enough so I made a couple in 220 grit, a thick one and a thin one. This past week I started making a mass production of challenge coin holders and decided I needed to up the game on the sanding mop. I wanted to sand the 2 1/2 inch wide holders in one pass. So I needed a sanding mop at least 3 inches wide. I looked...

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