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No Raised Floor - New Plans

12-09-2012 05:01 AM by gmaffPappy | 0 comments »

The raised floor is gone. I guess I’ll just have to wear warm shoes :-( But, that’s for the check. You’re right, that cash could go a long way on the project I’ve planned. The ceilings in the garage are over 9’. There’s plenty of room to hang the duct work from the ceiling. With that decision out of the way, I can move on to building things. Originally, I wanted to build Barn Doors to separate the shop from the rest of the garage. That’s ...

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Cosmatesque #1: Cosmati Design - Wood Inlay Banding

12-07-2012 11:17 PM by Bob Simmons | 3 comments »

Learn how to make a Cosmati design for wood inlay banding. Discover how to inlay a wood inlay banding to customize your fine woodworking projects that you make in the workshop. The Cosmati or Cosmatesque design for this inlay banding derives from one of the beautiful patterns of marble inlay that are in many of the churches of Rome, Italy. There were four generations of the Cosmati family that were marble setters during the middle ages. This family of craftsmen produced outstanding wo...

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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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Clamping Pressure - Squeezing in a little understanding

11-26-2012 02:08 PM by RobynHoodridge | 13 comments »

preambleFirst off, this is my understanding [opinion] of some aspects of clamping pressure. Emphasis on “my” and emphasis on “opinion”. Which should be obvious, this is a blog after all. But a large part of why i’m writing this is so that you can tell me if i’m wrong. There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding surrounding clamping pressure. And many times an understanding of what’s going on, rather than a set of absolute instructions, is helpful...

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Time for a Christmas Box Build Off Contest Update

11-11-2012 09:44 PM by WoodJediNTraining | 2 comments »

Hey everyone, the contest has been going well and we have had entries from all over being submitted. There is still time to enter the contest and win some great prizes from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, Laguna Tools, Woodworkers guild of America, A Simple Design of Ocala and the United Federation of Woodworkers. The Contest ends December 3rd, 2012. Here is a look at the contest entries to date.

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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #11: Make Diamond Wood Inlay Banding - 90 Degrees

11-10-2012 06:54 PM by Bob Simmons | 6 comments »

Woodworking How to – Make Diamond Wood Inlay Banding(The 90 Degree Pattern) The diamond wood inlay banding of 90 degrees is a custom pattern that requires woodworking skills and patience. However, carpenters, woodworkers, and hobbyists can achieve excellent results using these wood inlay banding methods and the band saw cross cut sleds developed by The Apprentice and The Journeyman. Wood Inlay Banding – The Diamond Pattern Buffard Freres…The 1926 Wood Inlay Banding Catalog Ch...

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Christmas Box Build off Contest Ends December 3, 2012

11-10-2012 10:21 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 0 comments »

Just a reminder guys and gals. There is still plenty of time to enter the Christmas Box Build off which ends December 3, 2012. You can enter the contest by submitting a photo of your jewelry box or keepsake box to Contest@asimpledesignofocala.com or a video entry by posting a video response to the video in the link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aKAus5OogE There is a chance to win some great prizes from Laguna Tools , Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, Woodworkers Guild of ...

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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #10: Diamond Wood Inlay Banding - 45 Degrees

10-30-2012 11:34 PM by Bob Simmons | 7 comments »

Learn how to make a diamond wood inlay banding. A 45 degree diamond segment is cut on the band saw using a specialized cross cut sled. The triangular segments are cut at a 22-1/2 degree crosscut sled on the bandsaw. This video is a web & YouTube original for showing how to make diamond inlay banding. This technique for creating the diamond wood inlay banding is an original idea conceived of by The Apprentice and The Journeyman (Bob Simmons) as are the band saw sleds used in the operati...

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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #9: Gluing Up Wood Inlay Banding

10-26-2012 06:21 PM by Bob Simmons | 8 comments »

This method for gluing up wood inlay bandings is developed by The Apprentice and The Journeyman for the purpose of arranging & aligning the wood segments of the inlay banding pattern. To learn more, read the complete article, How to Glue Wood Inlay Banding. The Apprentice and The Journeyman.....Learn more, Experience more!

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Steam Bending #4: My First Bending Project is Completed!

10-19-2012 10:57 PM by Retsof | 3 comments »

The Nets are done and I’m really pleased with how they came out, this being my first attempt at steam bending or building my own net frames. Two of them will make nice gifts for my Dad and my Brother. Net#1: Walnut and Alder Hoop with a Walnut Handle. The inside diameter of the hoop is 9”x14” with an overall length of 21.5”. One of my hand made fly fishing lanyards is on the table behind the net. I fish with a lanyard to hold my fly fishing tools rather tha...

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