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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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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #1: Class Description

02-12-2014 12:32 PM by MyChipCarving | 5 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Class Description In this video lesson series I will show you how to use the Pattern Wizard software to create and print your own patterns and designs on your computer. This program is very useful for creating scroll saw and stained glass patterns, relief carving designs, puzzle patterns, and other craft designs. While we will focus on patterns for chip carving in this series, the same techniques I will teach you can be used to create patterns...

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Mirror Inlay

09-24-2012 03:52 AM by pintodeluxe | 4 comments »

Here is my process for cutting the inlay shown on Glen Huey’s mirror frame. First I used a 2-1/8” forstner bit to cut a hole for the template. The template is made from 1/4” mdf core plywood, and a couple 2” wide strips of mdf on the underside. The underside of the jig is shown here. The mdf strips trap the 3-1/2” workpiece, and center the hole. My walnut stock was less than 3-1/2” wide, so I wedged it in place. Here is the jig and the route...

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The Band Saw Accessories...made in the Shop #4: Let's Build a Bandsaw Miter Sled

11-20-2010 09:45 PM by Bob Simmons | 14 comments »

“I will see it when I believe it.” Dr. Wayne Dyer…Motivational author and speaker (1940 – ) There are many times while in the shop working on wood projects that we find a need of various woodworking jigs and then at times we also will have a need for an assortment of saw accessories. Sometimes we need to make a shop accessory while in the middle of our project and then again there are instances when our project is actually the building of a shop accessory. In eith...

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Arts and Crafts 6 Drawer Dresser #7: Clamshell Biscuits, And Building a Flat Top Panel

01-07-2013 06:39 PM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

Here is the plan from my design. It incorporates some Stickley design elements. --The dresser carcases are assembled, including the small divider that separates the top two drawers.--The small dividers are attached with biscuits. To cut the slots, I opened the top two web frames like a clamshell. The web frames were aligned, and clamped together. Then I added an Emerson straightedge clamp, positioned to center the small divider on the web frame. --The ruler on the Emerson clamp helps cen...

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Joinery - Spline Miter Joint

01-10-2013 04:30 PM by Bob Simmons | 9 comments »

Joinery – Spline Miter Joint. Watch and learn how to cut and fit spline miter joints for your woodworking projects. Make a strong and decorative miter joint for furniture, picture, frames, jewlery boxes and much, much more. Read the following woodworking article to learn more about the spline miter joint.http://theapprenticeandthejourneyman.com/tag/spline-miter-joint/ Your comments are welcomed. Watch more woodworking how to projects & videos on YouTube…Subscribe ...

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How to install Wood Inlay

07-09-2010 09:45 PM by Bob Simmons | 4 comments »

You know how it is when you have a special photo of family or friends and you want to have an equally special frame for it. We as woodworkers have a tremendous advantage because we can create the picture frame to match the occasion. Also, we can select the woods that we want to set the mood for the picture as well as create the style that we want for the frame. On top of that we can even embellish our woodworking project with wood inlay if we choose. It just takes a little thought, desire,...

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How to adjust for Band Saw Drift

01-26-2011 08:39 PM by Bob Simmons | 23 comments »

Woodworking skills are vitally important to the apprentice as well as the journeyman. As woodworkers we are continually faced with new challenges as we explore the craft of woodworking. One of these eventual challenges is band saw blade drift. .............. What is band saw blade drift? ...................... How can it be corrected? ........................................ Recommended Video: How to adjust for Band Saw Blade Drift ..........................................

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Let's Make Bandings of Wood Inlay #2: Making Wood Inlay on the Bandsaw

11-25-2010 07:18 PM by Bob Simmons | 8 comments »

When a woodworker searches the web to learn how to make wood inlay bandings there is little information to be found. In fact there seems to be very little information about how the masters of wood inlay created the wonderful patterns that are sometimes seen on museum quality furniture. However, there are some patterns of wood inlay from the Buffard Freres that offer a glimpse into the world of classic wood inlay from Paris. After studying these inlay designs the urge hit me to figure out h...

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