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Assembly

03-12-2012 12:02 PM by T. D. Reid | 0 comments »

Yesterday I assembled the foot and head boards on the Arts and Crafts Twin size bed. What a tedious job that turned out to be with 15 stiles on each. I had a clamping plan that didn’t workout very well on the foot board and I re-evaluated my plan when I did the head board and the new plan seemed a little better and it did go smoother. It’s just the fact that there are a lot of pieces that have to go together all at the same time. I think that the Queen size Arts and Craft bed that is my upcom...

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Windy Wednesdays

03-09-2012 11:55 AM by T. D. Reid | 1 comment »

Wednesday proved to be a challenging day for me as I had noticed when I was leaving to take Tom to school that the wind had lifted the shingle (role type) that’s on the porch roof. Mental note to fix it when the wind died down. Well I forgot to do it when I returned home, too caught up in sanding the bed. So I’m in the shop working away when my wife gets home and tells me that it has come completely up. Wow and just when I was about to go from 80 to 150 grit! Afternoon ruined along with a pa...

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In the zone

03-05-2012 10:28 PM by T. D. Reid | 0 comments »

No new pictures today! I spent the day in the shop sanding the 30 stiles, four legs, two narrow rails and two wide rails on the bed today. I have a set of hearing protection that hooks into my mp3 player and it makes sanding go so much faster. 80 grit done today and I will knock out 150 grit tomorrow along with a once over with 220 grit on a sanding block to remove the little circles that the random orbiting sander leaves behind. The spindles are only an inch apart on the foot and head boards...

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In the zone

03-05-2012 10:22 PM by T. D. Reid | 0 comments »

No new pictures today! I spent the day in the shop sanding the 30 stiles, four legs, two narrow rails and two wide rails on the bed today. I have a set of hearing protection that hooks into my mp3 player and it makes sanding go so much faster. 80 grit done today and I will knock out 150 grit tomorrow along with a once over with 220 grit on a sanding block to remove the little circles that the random orbiting sander leaves behind. The spindles are only an inch apart on the foot and head boards...

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Moving right along

03-04-2012 01:15 AM by T. D. Reid | 3 comments »

Yesterday I was able to get the four rails for the head and foot boards sanded down to the correct thickness along with a rabbit to hold the stiles. Then I cut the tenons on the rails and cut a test mortise for the legs. Today I put six hours in the shop and got the mortises cut on the legs along with a dry fit. I cut the tenons for the first 15 stiles for the head board. I will get the other 15 tenons cut on the stiles for the foot board and then will start sanding all of these pieces so th...

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Day one

03-01-2012 02:11 AM by T. D. Reid | 4 comments »

I had to get on here tonight and post a picture of the legs for my eight year olds new bed. I am using a design from Wood Magazine that I have made one change too and that was the legs. If you have seen the plans for this bed they give you an option of bunking the bed and due to the ceiling height in his room I will pass on that. They cut out where the mortises are located for the rails and then laminated three boards together to get the finished 2 1/4 inch thickness. So my change is the use ...

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The Unique Wood-Chip Sculptures of Sergi Bobkov

02-23-2012 08:12 PM by Trev_Batstone | 1 comment »

A friend of mine sent me this link this morning. This is a must see.. Amazing!” http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/the-unique-wood-chip-sculptures-of-segei-bobkov.html“

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OKAY, GO FOR THESE

02-22-2012 01:06 AM by Metrotek | 13 comments »

Here’s some more unreal stuff Hardwood; aren’t those huge toys just incredible? There are so many of you really wonderfully talented people in the universe, what a blessing. Those ones shown in the link Hardwood sent me to are remarkable. You guys are just big kids aren’t you? [As if I’m not….;-)]http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/heim.htmhttp://www.gaasedal.dk/eng/Links/Lego/mobile_cranes_links.htmlhttp://www.engineeringwithabs.ch/http://hackedgadge...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #24: Next Steps - or which way is up

02-21-2012 03:18 PM by jerrells | 3 comments »

OK scrollers – I have been scrolling for about two years and have posted many projects. What is next on the business plan. This is the question I can’t seem to answer. What way do you take you hobby/ part time business and still make it FUN. I have kinda been in a lull since Christmas. I have done many craft shows and they seem fun and I do sell well at them but they seem few at this time of the year. I would love to have one about every six weeks to two months but that is not ...

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Cherry Blanket Chest #5: Almost done

02-18-2012 07:20 PM by jcwalleye | 4 comments »

With the lid built, joinery done, hinges mortised and everything sanded it’s off to the finishing room. The maple panels were finished earlier while making the frame, so all thats left was finishing the frame parts. There are over 40 frame pieces and I wanted to get as much pre-finishing done as I could. Here is a snapshot of my finishing area and some of the materials I’ll be using. I’ll start with 2 coats of General Finish Seal a Cell, followed by many coats of ArmorSeal. In between...

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