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Taliesin Desk Build - How's and Why's #4: Time to make some sawdust

07-27-2016 01:30 AM by EarlS | 3 comments »

I don’t have any 8/4 or 12/4 to make the legs and side aprons. Online 12/4 X36 square blanks are very expensive ($40 on Rockler) plus most of them are glued up. So I decided to make them from existing 6/4 and 4/4 stock. When the changes were made, I needed roughly 20 BF of 4/4 and 20 BF of 6/4 cherry for the legs, side aprons, various stretchers, as well as the drawer fronts and the back rail. I also needed some 5/4 square walnut spindles and some 4/4 square walnut spindles. The 4/...

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Blogging instead of Woodworking #25: Book Display Shelves

07-13-2016 06:54 PM by Douglas | 0 comments »

I just posted on my blog about building a pair of cherry book display shelves for an artist’s show. While the build was pretty simple, there was a lot to consider in the design process which was a lot of fun. Lots of design and build photos there. Let me know what you think… http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2016/7/13/book-display-shelves

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Building a Cherry Queen Bed #4: Side Rails, Center Rail, and Slats

07-05-2016 05:21 PM by jonah | 2 comments »

After getting the headboard finished, I started on the side rails. I’d been thinking throughout the process about a way to get the mortises for the hardware into the end of the side rails, and I hadn’t come up with anything. I was trying to avoid routing sideways, which seemed absurdly dangerous, difficult, and generally a Bad Idea with my heavy router. If I had one of those lighter compact plunge routers I might have considered it, but my Ridgid router weighs a heck of a lot and ...

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Building a Cherry Queen Bed #3: The Headboard

06-28-2016 11:19 AM by jonah | 6 comments »

I started on the headboard, naturally, with milling (and milling, and milling) the various parts down to just larger than their final size. I neglected to take a picture of my wood pile before I started, so you’ll have to use your imagination and picture this pile about eight boards high by two across. This picture is after I got done with the headboard pieces: I had to get parts for the two posts, a bottom rail, and an upper and lower rail for the panels at the top of the headbo...

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First Turning Project: Tap Handles #1: Prototype

06-25-2016 05:18 PM by Dustin | 2 comments »

Alright, fellas, my first ever turning project, and my first project on LJ’s! After telling my boss that I just got a new toy to play with (Harbor Freight 8” by 12” mini-lathe), he asked what I’d want to turn him some tap handles for his DIY Kegerator. Before I could answer, he offered me 5 gallons of his dark IPA home brew. Sold! His stuff always at least places in the competitions he enters, and all I really wanted was some practice turning, so seems like a win...

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Challenge NunChucks

06-19-2016 05:19 AM by ShogunJimi | 0 comments »

In this youtube video https://youtu.be/jzKNAKfbRBk, I got “Challenged” to make Nun-Chucks by Mike from the You-tube channel Kinderhook Woodcraft. Here is a link to his channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQA2XFGZtPJdbmi8I-9X1-g And a link to the challenge video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32g8mq-DEwk This was a fun project to build. And for those who would ask, when hitting the apples my stats were: 5 overall swings – 4 hits – 3 were solid hits and on...

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Building a Cherry Queen Bed #2: The Footboard

06-18-2016 04:43 PM by jonah | 2 comments »

I started with what I was sure was going to be the easiest part of the bed: the footboard. It’s pretty simple: two ~18” high 3 1/4” square posts with a taper on two sides and a ~58” rail. After milling the parts, I laid out the mortises for the rail and made 3/4” wide, deep (1”) mortises to ensure the assembly is as strong as I can make it. I made the mortises with a router and the tenons on the table saw, as normal. Nothing major to report there. I did ...

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Building a Cherry Queen Bed #1: Design Evolutions and Finalization

06-17-2016 06:46 PM by jonah | 1 comment »

I started designing this bed quite a long time ago. Originally, it was a more arts-and-crafts style, but my wife didn’t like the style and asked if I could make some changes. After looking at the bed Marc Spagnolo recently made we made some more changes and ended up with this design: Essentially the headboard is a set of two frame-and-panel sections with rails set in the groove that the panel is in. We spent some time at a local plywood dealer looking over exotics and veneers and...

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Cascara and Cherry Pens

06-03-2016 05:18 PM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

Follow the link to watch how I turned those pens… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keX0EBKep2E

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Pipe Making #1: Introduction

05-18-2016 04:03 PM by MadMark | 1 comment »

This is a first draft of what should become a nice illustrated tutorial on making a pair of one piece pipes. The pipe making process is much more complicated and needs a lot of tools to make. Pipe making requires: Table saw Drill press (several bits) Band saw 4” Stationary Belt sander Oscillating Spindle Sander 1” belt sander 8” disc sander ROS sanding @ 120 & 240 Hand sand with sanding sponge At this point the pipe is ready for finishing. ...

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