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Mastering the Mitre Joint

07-06-2010 07:16 PM by Bob Simmons | 3 comments »

This woodworking tutorial features the mitre joint. If you’ve done carpentry or woodworking there probably was a time or two that the mitre joint was a challenge. This video shows how the mitre joint can be cut and fit with great accuracy, done safely, and with ease by using a mitre sled on the tablesaw. What if you could take your wood projects to another level? Now you can. You can feel comfortable cutting one mitre or hundreds of mitre joints as the mitre sled method ensures ac...

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A dedicated Mitre Sled for the Tablesaw

07-04-2010 05:52 PM by Bob Simmons | 21 comments »

Has there ever been a time that you’ve struggled to cut a perfect mitre joint? Believe me, there’s no need to feel alone. All of us have had our challenges with the mitre joint at one time or another. So, let’s say that we want to build a woodworking project like a picture frame and we are looking to create four dead-on mitres joints. What’s going to be the woodworking tool of choice? We could use a chop saw or a mitre saw for our joinery. We could use a fine handsa...

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Episode 72 Book Ends part 2

07-02-2010 04:41 PM by kosta | 0 comments »

Episode 72 Book Ends part 2 from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I cut the rabbet that holds the top and bottom piece together. Then I glue up the book ends. I sand all the parts to 220 then stain them. http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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Creating Bandings for Inlay #3: A video of the process...Wood inlay...the Bandings are ready

07-01-2010 07:55 PM by Bob Simmons | 1 comment »

In the previous episode we created bandings for wood inlay. Now, we are ready install the bandings. It’s time for cutting, fitting, and gluing. visit…www.TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com …......................Learn more, Experience more!

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Creating Bandings for Inlay #1: Gluing the Segments...Live demonstration

06-28-2010 11:48 PM by Bob Simmons | 1 comment »

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Mahogany Kitchen Stool Project #7: While visions of perfection dance in my head

06-28-2010 04:01 AM by sras | 11 comments »

I deal with correcting mistakes instead! It has been quite a while since my last post, but I AM still working on this project. In addition to regular life, we have had a week long vacation, business trips (including 2 weeks in China), a family illness and preparing for RAGBRAI . The shop time has been hard to come by. I figured this would be a good time to confess and share how I am dealing with this round of unexpected issues. Dull Bandsaw Blade I started to shape one side of the...

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Tool Mod #1: Handscrew Dogs

06-15-2010 06:10 PM by swirt | 19 comments »

If you have 3/4” bench dog holes on your bench and a couple of handscrew clamps then in 10 minutes you can merge the two into a very flexible and powerful clamping system that works with small boards, long boards and even irregular pieces. I’ll let the photos tell the story … and keep in mind, the modification to the handscrew does not prevent you from using it as an ordinary handscrew too. I use them on my workbench and my sawbenches. Clicking on any ...

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A Salad Bowl set of maple & walnut #2: A Salad Bowl set of maple & walnut #2

06-12-2010 06:12 PM by Bob Simmons | 4 comments »

On the following day after the glue has set, the band clamps are removed. It is time to begin truing up the ring of segments. In order to attain flatness on one of the ring’s edge I’ll lay a segment flat on the bed of the disc sander. It’s important to maintain a 90 degree angle during this operation. Take your time and make sure of accuracy. When the edge is truly flat we can then proceed to the lathe. Now the ring is mounted on the lathe and the opposite edge...

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Bench Hook - Versatile shop made clamping device

06-08-2010 09:42 PM by David Craig | 9 comments »

I am sure most wood carvers are familiar with this one, as the bench hook is probably one of the first shop made contraptions relief carvers would make for themselves. I do find them quite useful for any task in which I need both my hands and the piece I am trying to hold down is irregularly shaped, a piece that I don’t want marred, or one that is too small to be effectively held in place by the bench cookies. While I know many woodworkers are already familiar with the contraption, I ha...

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Finishing the slats

06-05-2010 10:35 PM by Blinky | 3 comments »

Another piece of scrap has befallen my assorted blades, and has now become the slats for the bench. It was a large hunk of Doug Fir or Pine. It was originally going to be a large slab bench, but I decided it would be too large & unwieldy. It was 3” x 12” x 8’ – warped, twisted, split, cupped, weather-worn and worm-eaten; beautiful!Now it’s 6 slats 2 1/4” w x 1 1/2” h x 52” long. The previously mentioned character charms still exist, just...

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