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Taliesin Desk in Cherry #3: Legs and Grill Work

10-21-2015 02:43 AM by JimYoung | 3 comments »

We’ll it’s been a while since I updated my desk build blog. I had 40 mortises to square up on the legs, so I’ve taken the “15 minute” approach to this build. Whenever I had a little spare time I would knock out another mortise. With all of the mortises done, it was on to the tenons. I bought a Rockler heavy duty tenon jigs a while back, and tried it once with mixed results. Prior to that I have been using a home made jig for my router that holds pieces flat...

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11 sided scroll saw basket

10-13-2015 01:12 PM by PCorl | 0 comments »

In this video I show how I built an 11 sided scroll saw basket. I use a pattern I got from Steve Good over at www.scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com. Steve has lots of great patterns available. You can view my video and see how I built the basket at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPoXo38hpMM Thanks for watching.

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Episode 3 - Hydro-Painting Finish

10-12-2015 07:07 AM by Mike | 2 comments »

Hi All; This week I was very busy so I didn’t have time for a more traditional project video. I did want to try a new finishing technique I had come across called Hydro-Painting. It involves spray paint and a bucket of water. The resulting box is from one of my first attempts. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks, Mike View on YouTube

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Slow Days at the Shop. #2: Repairing my antique basswood drawing board.

10-02-2015 07:48 AM by fatman51 | 1 comment »

I cleaned up my shop after work today, intent on gluing the plane tote pattern I printed from the Lee Valley website to a scrap of wood to make a permanent pattern, thanks goes to terryR for Shop Log 20. http://lumberjocks.com/terryR/blog/47745 . Unfortunately, my printed pattern was off scale, .9487 to 1. Rather than fiddle with he printer settings and hoping for the best, I figured out the scale and grabbed my old drawing board from the closet in my shop. This decision wrecked my plans...

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Bathroom Mirror #1: Bathroom Mirror Lighting Question

09-29-2015 03:11 PM by artsyfartsy | 4 comments »

My wife would like a new mirror in our bathroom over the vanity. She want’s better lighting so she can put her make-up on. I have an idea I want to use but, I’m not sure on the lighting issue. I’ve thought about putting can lights in the valance over the mirror. Will the lights get too hot in the valance encasement? Should I use low wattage lights such as LED’s? If I do, will the LED’s be sufficient lighting for her? Should I scrap the whole Idea and just ...

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Slow Days at the Shop. #1: Cleaning, finishing the band saw stand, carpentry, and making pestles

09-29-2015 07:33 AM by fatman51 | 2 comments »

I took a look at my project lists this morning, like I do every Monday, and picked out a something that had been waiting a while. It was a carpenter project, custom exterior stair rails. I went out to my shop to take a look around and decide where to start. I decided that before I went outside in search of material, I needed to clean the place up. As I vacuumed the planer shavings out of the base of the band saw stand, I decided to finish the case and build the drawer that I had p...

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Scrollsaw Basket

09-25-2015 01:48 PM by PCorl | 0 comments »

I recently built a scrollsaw basket from a design I got from Steve Good at www.scrollsawworkshop.com. Steve has many great patterns on his site. My build of this project is located on my YouTube channel. The link to the video is:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBiYGd3Gtes I hope you enjoy the video and please take the time to check out the rest of my channel. Thanks, Paul

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Charles Rohlfs Swivel Desk - Nelson Atkins Musuem/Art Gallery Kansas City

09-25-2015 01:40 AM by Woodbridge | 3 comments »

I had an opportunity to visit the Nelson Atkins Museum & Art Gallery in Kansas City. It a beautiful museum and gallery, well worth the visit. Of course my first stop was to see the original version of Rohlfs slant from swivel desk. Last year I had an opportunity to measure and photograph another original that was being restored and based on this built a reproduction. Here are some pictures of Rohlfs original desk. l

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Blogging instead of Woodworking #19: Prairie Sofa and Love Seat, Part 3

09-22-2015 10:15 PM by Douglas | 3 comments »

I hope no one was holding their breath for the chilling conclusion of Part 2, because they surely would have run out of air. But better late than never, they are done, and well photographed by a friend. Read all about it over on my blog… http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2015/9/22/prairie-sofa-and-love-seat-part-3 Thanks for reading!

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Taliesin Desk in Cherry #2: Marking and mortising

09-10-2015 11:57 PM by JimYoung | 4 comments »

Continuing on with my desk project… I milled all of the lumber roughly to size. I left everything a little oversized in case any internal stress warped the boards. Also, my planer blades were shot and leaving raised lines. For now I’m sticking with the HSS blades and got two sets on Amazon for a decent price. The new blades cut like butter. After a few days, I dimensioned all the parts for the legs and all the end pieces. Next, I marked all of the mortise locations. I ...

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