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Segmented Wood Turning...Staves and Vertical Spacers #1: Let's Build a Fruit Bowl

09-05-2010 07:53 PM by Bob Simmons | 5 comments »

This unique woodworking project is part of the Let’s Build Series. For this intriguing, woodworking video tutorial we are once again in the woodworking shop creating a custom wood turning, a fruit bowl for the breakfast room table. The wood we are using is light walnut for the 12 staves, dark walnut for the 12 vertical spacers, and ribboned mahogany for the base. The challenge we face is gluing all 24 segments at one time. For this project we need to be dead-on accurate and focuse...

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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #13: Wood Inlay Banding Made Easy

11-30-2012 03:27 PM by Bob Simmons | 11 comments »

How to make wood inlay banding the easy way. This YouTube woodworking video focuses on a simple way to make an elegant & decorative wood inlay banding of maple & walnut. The two contrasting hardwoods create a striking design that can be inlaid into furniture, jewelry boxes, pictures frames, and much, much more. Beginning woodworkers as well as experienced craftsmen can watch the video and quickly learn how wood inlay banding can be easily made on the band saw. The technique for ...

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Arts and Crafts Nightstand #1: Side panels and Arched Lower Rail

05-17-2013 09:44 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

Here is a sketch of the nightstand I am working on. It features one 6” over two 8” drawers. -----Side panel components have been sanded, and the solid panels pre-stained. Now a final test fitting before gluing them up. The lumber is QSRO.-----A shallow groove in the legs will receive corbels. -----Side panels glued up. -----Front lower rails have been shaped at the router table, and finish sanded. Next up is the back panel and web frames.

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Intarsia Basics #2: Preparing Your Wood and Pattern for Cutting

04-11-2012 01:20 AM by KoryK | 18 comments »

Intro: Hello to all and welcome to the first installment of Intarsia Basics. Before we can start cutting we need to select the wood we want to use and get our pattern ready. Wood Choices: I prefer to start with stock that is one inch thick because that gives you a lot of depth that you can work with. It will require a little more sanding on some areas but it will help to give your piece a 3D look. It is your choice if you prefer to stain your wood to achieve the colors or use exot...

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Mastering the Mitre Joint

07-06-2010 07:16 PM by Bob Simmons | 3 comments »

This woodworking tutorial features the mitre joint. If you’ve done carpentry or woodworking there probably was a time or two that the mitre joint was a challenge. This video shows how the mitre joint can be cut and fit with great accuracy, done safely, and with ease by using a mitre sled on the tablesaw. What if you could take your wood projects to another level? Now you can. You can feel comfortable cutting one mitre or hundreds of mitre joints as the mitre sled method ensures ac...

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Greene inspired Night Stand #1: Time to start the execution phase

12-24-2007 07:31 PM by ChicoWoodnut | 6 comments »

Well I think I am finally done with the design of this piece. I made a change last night which is actually a regression to an earlier model. I like this change. I have reversed the rails and stiles on the door construction making the stiles be the horizontal member. I read an entry on this site the other day regarding this technique. Sorry I can’t remember who to credit it to. Anyway, Here are two jpeg exports to compare. I think the new arrangement gives the table a low and wide...

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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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Production jig for multi business card holders

12-13-2009 09:29 PM by Bob #2 | 14 comments »

I sometimes get requests for things I have made one of and find that making a second one is as time consuming as the first and prone to the same errors.To avoid this I try to make jigs that take the guessing out and speed up the process when the need arises. Special thanks to Dusty56 who inspired me and helped me get up and running on this project. To follow this build please see my blog here:http://shopprojectsandjigs.blogspot.com/2011/01/production-jig-for-multi-business-card.html

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Creating Picture Frame Moulding

12-07-2010 09:21 PM by Bob Simmons | 12 comments »

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” Aristotle…Greek Philosopher (384 BC – 322 BC) Many of us are surrounded with pictures that we cherish. We may have pictures of family and friends throughout the years. Then again we may have photographs of special occasions such as births, weddings, or graduations. Simply put we have pictures and art work that are everyday reminders of many pleasant thoughts and memor...

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Bandsaw Resaw Method

01-15-2013 07:05 PM by Bob Simmons | 17 comments »

This is a bandsaw resaw method that I much prefer over the traditional method of resawing. In the following article I share the advantages of this resawing method. How to Cut Great Veneer The Apprentice and The Journeyman ...Learn more, experience more!

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