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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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Mission Dining Build #5 - Table Apron, and final assembly

12-07-2011 10:51 PM by pintodeluxe | 7 comments »

The table assembly is now complete. Since the leaves store in the table, the aprons needed to be hinged. I used short piano (continuous) hinges from hardware source.com. The hinges are 4.5” long, and lock at 90 degrees, similar to jewlery box hinges. I used inset rare earth magnets to lock the hinged aprons in there in-use positions. Felt lines the frame, which creates a nice little nest for the leaves. The table extends to accept two 12” leaves v...

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Building the shop #3: quick update, ramblings...

12-06-2011 07:29 AM by MrMeasureTwice | 0 comments »

Hi folks,Been trying to make progress in the shop every weekend. I have no evenings available during the week due to my work schedule and long commute. So, weekends are made for woodworking, or in my case, for getting ready to do woodworking. So far, progress has been good and steady until last weekend. Saturday was one of those days where I needed to really be a husband and give some focus to my wife and so I did. We had a nice time on Saturday and I even persuaded my beautiful wife to ac...

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How to Make a Picture Frame - Top Woodworking Tips

11-30-2011 12:18 AM by Bob Simmons | 9 comments »

Enjoy these top woodworking tips. Increase your woodworking skills. If you are new to woodworking or an intermediate woodworker, I encourage you to study this video and article time and time again. There are a lot of basic and advanced woodworking techniques used in this process that will help to drive your woodworking skills to a higher level. How to Make a Picture Frame - Top Woodworking Tips The above link will provide you with detailed woodworking information relating to the Top ...

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Wooden Snow Men Pt. 1

11-27-2011 09:14 PM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks | 5 comments »

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Building the shop #2: The beginning...

11-27-2011 12:39 AM by MrMeasureTwice | 4 comments »

Good day fellow dusty chippers,Short entry here – thought you’d like to see what I started with in the garage – the big mess… The picture is midstream in moving stuff around to find stuff to throw away and give away. Since the beginning of the big purge, I’ve made 6 trips to Salvation Army (so far), put countless objects on the end of the driveway with FREE signs on them and furnished 1/2 of house for the new family across the street. OK, may 1/3… seriously...

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Carpenter Cut - Optimal cutlist diagram for iPad/iPhone

11-23-2011 04:03 PM by SmartCutter | 7 comments »

After my previous post here, I got numerous feedback and great ideas from professionals on this site on how to optimize the cutlist diagram to make it useful for professional wood workers. This lead me to develop “Carpenter Cut” app for iPad/iPhone devices. It goes like this: Start with a sheet of plywood (e.g. 48×96), tell it the dimensions and quantity of each part you want to cut from it. Specify the kerf (size for your saw blade (0.125 is the default)), and indicate gr...

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Marquetry as a decorative art

11-20-2011 06:39 PM by prometej065 | 10 comments »

My dear friends with LJ, series of four video presentations (four PowerPoint slides direct links to YouTube video presentations), I tried both and educational and marketing to show that this artistic craft, this marquetry techniques in their application is much more than they usually are thinking ..This craft is truly infinite its application, through its definition as applied art, as well as decorative art as an expression of our interior ..This is an attempt to highlight the beauty of wo...

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New project for an old customer Wheatley and Grueby framed tiles

11-20-2011 07:52 AM by Dan'um Style | 15 comments »

Noticed a Wheatley Bear tile on eBay and sent Merridee a message that it matched her Elk tile piece.... She bought it and now I’m making her another frame to match. Today I reproduced the design. Her original AutoCad file was lost a couple hard drives ago. Back in the desktop – pre- laptop era >grin<.I still have some 2×2 Grueby tiles in my collection and even a Grueby Green rectangle. more pieces in Merridee’s house

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