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Spline jig #3: Finishing the spline box

01-04-2012 05:16 AM by Sanman | 0 comments »

After sanding, conditioning, and staining, I decided to try shelac. It worked fine. Shelac is a lot different than lacquer or polyurethane. I’m still experimenting with the finishes. (LOL, I’m still experimenting with everything). I like that Shelac drys fast. I was able to put on several coats in one day. Now I need to work on my photography

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Box with hand cut finger joints #2: Sanding and finishing what I started

01-04-2012 02:30 AM by Sanman | 3 comments »

I moved on and finished the box. I cleaned up the joints, sanded and added a little filler. The lid is some kind of hardwood and I really wanted to see it finished. These are before and after sanding shots on the lid. I conditioned the wood, stained and added several coats of lacquer.

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Morris Chair In Process #1: Frame dry assembly

01-03-2012 04:09 AM by PapaMike | 8 comments »

Dry assembly of the base frame for the Morris Chair I’m building. I’ll post progress as I get more time to work on it.

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Day to day life #2: Fast pace day

12-31-2011 04:16 AM by T. D. Reid | 0 comments »

Early start on the road for us today and Tom didn’t mind because I took him to McDonalds for breakfast. We did our weekly grocery shopping afterward as well as picking up supplies for the Vet clinic. It really went fast and we were home before 1030. I paid bills and balanced the check book before going to the shop to finish a frame that goes around the outside of a house address sign made of terra cota that my wife and I bought two Christmas ago. I will install it tomorrow morning and then a...

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Cherry Blanket Chest #2: Joinery, panels, & starting the top

12-31-2011 04:12 AM by jcwalleye | 0 comments »

I’m starting today with the glued up panels for the blanket chest. I acquired some curley maple veneer that’ll I’ll glue to 3/8” Baltic birch plywood. First up was straightening the veneer with a plasticizer. After squirting it on both sides and letting it air dry, I put the veneer between poly finished and waxed 3/4” pieces of mdf. Unprinted newspaper was used to absorb moisture. Change the paper a couple times and after a day, the veneer becomes flexible and easy to work wi...

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Spline jig #2: The box from the jig

12-29-2011 10:25 PM by Sanman | 1 comment »

I ended up with a very large spline after playing with the jig. No worries, this is my pallet wood pile to practice with. As far as I can tell, this is a pine box with cedar splines, top, and bottom. My first attempt at routing an edge, lot’s of burs on the end grains. What causes that? The box came out nice. I made 45 cuts and glued together with out clamps. I used tape and checked my square before leaving it to dry. It seems to sit flat on the ts. I worked...

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Turning Pens #1: Pen Turning 101 - started with a kit

12-24-2011 02:08 PM by Sanman | 1 comment »

I was fortunate to have been given a lathe by my brother-in-law after he introduced me to turning pens. I have never used my shed for woodworking and I hadn’t worked on wood since the 70’s. I googled pen kits and found a starter kit reasonably priced and made the plunge. The first two went pretty smooth. The third one split on me and required some repair work. I salvaged some small wood pieces left over from other pens, cut and glued them into place before turning to th...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #20: On the way to the Scrollsaw

12-22-2011 02:34 AM by jerrells | 0 comments »

An interesting thing happen on the way to the scrollsaw, so to speak. Several customers have ask for special designs the Christmas. Well without LJ’s and all the many friends and excellant examples here I would have had a much harder time. A special thanks to Shelia Landry and to Steve Good for taking time to respond to requests. Also, to many LJ’s who have responded, invarious ways, to requests for information. It seems that the more you get into this scrollsaw stuff, the more...

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Building an Arts and Crafts Writing Desk

12-20-2011 04:11 AM by dskill | 0 comments »

Several years ago I ran across an old book of Arts and Crafts style plans and copied the pages of the book containing the drawing (yes, just one drawing!) with dimensions and three paragraphs of instruction on how to build the desk. This past summer I finally purchased the rough quartersawn white oak and dimensioned it for the pieces of the project. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned (belatedly) from starting this project is that apparently even the casual hobbyist woodworker of ...

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Box Joint Fence for the Dado Crosscut Sled

12-12-2011 09:24 PM by Bob Simmons | 5 comments »

For all Details…Check out the following link….. Box Joint Fence for the Dado Crosscut Sled................. ...................The Apprentice and The Journeyman University The Apprentice and The JourneymanLearn more, Experience more!

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