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Some past projects, #1: Benches

04-29-2015 02:14 AM by Silverhill | 4 comments »

I just decided to take up wood working a little over a year ago due to health reasons. I could not continue with my past hobbies, so I decided to take up WW late in life. I know that I will never get the years of experience needed to accomplish what others do, but if I am having fun, so what? Fun is fun, at whatever level one is at. I work exclusively with pine or fir due to low cost and easy availability. I even use pocket hole screws, and pin nailers! My first project was a basic 5...

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Maple Cradle #2: Single day build!

04-24-2015 04:39 PM by CalumetWoodworks | 0 comments »

About 3 days after I got the parts for the cradle I broke out the plans…hoo boy….I may have bit off more than I can handle with this one. My shop is not equipped for larger projects. I have yet to get a band saw, table saw, router and router table, a planer. My shop is better equipped for smaller wood projects, pens, toys, puzzles, etc. So..following the plans I started with the two rockers. Have you SEEN U-Bild plans?!? OMG! What the heck did I get myself into?!? I tap...

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The Saw #2: The Beginning - Legs, Flip, and Fence. plus tips.....

02-26-2015 04:47 PM by Mike C. | 1 comment »

As I wait for a friend to help me flip the table over, I get to the assembly of the legs. Note: If you don’t do a lot of squatting exercises, be prepared, you will be doing 24 reps for all the screws that go into the legs. Here are the legs assembled. All and All the legs go together real well, very little manipulation. Another note: if you want the leg protectors on the bottom of the legs (they are plastic), now is the time to put them on !! I opted not to use them and use rubber s...

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The Saw #1: The Beginning

02-24-2015 11:17 PM by Mike C. | 4 comments »

Starting from complete scratch sounds like a daunting task as it will be full of mistakes. After much research, I decided on the Ridgid r4512 table saw to be my first. The first mistake I made was hurting my lower back getting this 268 pound monster in my VW hatchback. Once I got home, the question remained in my mind, “how am I going to get it out by myself?” Cut it out, thats what I did. After about an hour, it was out and my back was sore, but I was determined. The ta...

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Pinewood Derby Car Kit Build Video 1

01-30-2015 02:57 AM by christopheralan | 0 comments »

A ready-made kit for the Derby Racing. No major work required here, so it may be a good beginner project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9ZQq2AA8cg

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New Woodworking Website

12-15-2014 04:13 AM by Warren1971 | 5 comments »

Hi Gang I have setup a new website for my woodworking projects and Woodworking videos on YouTube www.onewood.com.au I plan to add lots of free plans and tips as well, let me know what you think. CheersWarren

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Easy DIY Scoops on a Bandsaw

12-14-2014 10:32 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

With the arrival of my new bandaw, I figured it was time to try it out on a project. Thanks to Patricks Workshop on Youtube, I was able to have a fairly easy project to give it a test run. These bandsaw scoops are easy to create and would make nice gifts. Stop over and check out the video HERE and make sure to subscribe for woodworking and blacksmithing videos!

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Beginning #1: Intro

11-03-2014 03:06 PM by Jeff Mazur | 4 comments »

Call me Dreek (a nickname given to me by my late brother; a name which I have not heard spoken aloud in probably 15 or 20 years.) I’m a semi-old guy who’s just getting started in woodworking. After playing around with some brain-dead simple power-tool projects that served a purpose (moldings, a shop-built air cleaner) I’ve decided that hand work will be my thing. This is a hobby, there is no hurry, I don’t like loud machines or dust, and I especially don’t l...

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Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench #11: frustration and more learning...

11-02-2014 12:53 PM by rhybeka | 4 comments »

The other night I was finally able to get back out to the shop. I was excited about starting to get to some of the detail work on the pieces. Got the measurements transferred from the SU to the ply pieces, and set up my square to being my edge guide (mistake #1 but I thought it was a good idea at the moment). Even used a piece of scrap to remind me not to run the bit all the way through the L and K pieces I had screwed down. so with this setup, I continued routing my bench dog holes. I...

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Entering the home stretch....

08-29-2014 08:18 AM by ajw1978 | 2 comments »

Don’t want to jinx it by gloating too much, but coming into the end of my most satisfying accomplishment yet. Building a trophy/plaque/award in honor of a lost friend. A last minute thing that had to be ready to go Sunday morning. Tapped the bullpen and called in the old man, who introduced me to Rockler where I found two pieces of walnut crotch that I said would “make do.” Sanded. Stained. Somehow, put a perfect edge on the base with the router; didn’t screw up the...

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