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Building Dave's Bar Clamp #1: Supplies and cutting

09-28-2016 10:19 AM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

[Legebla en Esperanto] I recently built two more of my wooden bar clamps. I decided to take photos along the way to show how they are made. These are made of 1×2 pine. Most of my bar clamps are of a very similar design. I’ve used them. They haven’t broken and they hold wood together during glue-ups. Using a stronger wood would make the clamp… well, stronger. N.B. I made these with basic hand tools. Using better tools will yield a more professional looking proje...

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Easy Made 2x4 Kitchen Bench!!!

09-24-2016 01:43 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 3 comments »

Well after 7 years of building my kitchen table, the benches are finally finished. Made from 2×4’s to match the table and stained a minwax special walnut. The overall dimensions are 73” long, 18” deep, and 35” tall. Click here to view on YouTube.

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New Shop! #11: Finished (Years Later)

07-29-2016 02:24 AM by Ryan Haasen | 7 comments »

Let me first apologize to those of you who were following my shop build back in 2012 – I forgot to post the finished product! I suppose my incomplete blog is the result of a combination of excitement with my new shop and just being busy with woodworking, school, and life in general. I know that if I was following a build and they failed to post the complete shop, I’d be a little ticked off! Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let’s move on to the shop. I will beg...

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Workbench Build #1: Benchtop in progress

07-11-2016 11:21 PM by Brian Gulotta | 0 comments »

Had a good day out in the shop. I ripped all the extra 2×8’s I had leftover from a storage shed build for the bench top. I hand planed the faces with a #4 getting them ready for glue up (I left 5 boards for tomorrow ;)

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Videos by HuckD #21: Build Highlights for the Farmhouse Style Table

05-21-2016 06:43 PM by HuckD | 0 comments »

Here are some highlights of the farmhouse table build:

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Hand Tool Driven Lowboy Build

04-28-2016 01:15 PM by OrangeElk | 4 comments »

The following is intended to document my process for building a lowboy. The build is primarily done with hand tools but I did end up using power tools as the project got going. This build was for a independent study so I had access to the university lab’s machines. The lowboy I chose looks like a transition piece between William and Mary to Queen Anne. This low boy was featured in PWM by Glen Huey, but I never ended up reading the issue, I made the plans from pictures. Starting the p...

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Dart Board Cabinet Frame Build

09-14-2015 02:48 AM by Mike | 0 comments »

Hi All; I am in the process of building a Dart Board Cabinet. If you are interested in following along, take a watch here: Please let me know what you think and don’t forget to like and subscribe to the channel to see how the project progresses. Thanks! Mike

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Building Dave's Stacking Chair #11: Bonus Reel!

07-30-2015 01:56 AM by Dave Rutan | 6 comments »

And the rest… [Below] One of the chairs (only one!) had back legs that curved slightly inward. This prevented it from stacking on top of the other chairs. I made a spacer and wet the legs to try and curve them outwards. It worked! Here I am repeating the process, adding a washer at the end of the spacer stick to try and open it up a bit more. [Below] The other 5 remaining chairs having been sanded and ready for staining. Somehow the center of gravity is such that 6 ch...

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Building Dave's Stacking Chair #10: Finishing and Finished!

07-26-2015 09:08 PM by Dave Rutan | 10 comments »

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto] The only thing I had time to do yesterday was glue up the last seat back Yay! Part of what you see below was done Friday evening, the rest this afternoon. [Below] The chair receives a treatment of Dark Cherry stain, both top and bottom. I knew these cheap foam brushes would come in handy. [Below] After the excess stain is wiped off, the chair is ready for the lacquer. [Below] I’m using a spray lacquer. It’s one of the reasons I ...

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Building Dave's Stacking Chair #9: Finishing the Build, but not Finished

07-24-2015 06:09 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto] Started the day like always, gluing up another back piece. One more to go! [Below] The seats are cut out of 1/2 inch plywood. First I rip the 2×4 foot sheet at 16 inches, then I cross cut to get 3 seats per sheet. It would be more economical to cut these from a larger sheet, but a) I have no way to get a 4×8 foot sheet in my car, b) pretty sure a full sheet gives me more seats than I actually need. I’ll use the cut off for something, I’...

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