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shop jigs/furniture/fixtures #1: Zero Clearance Insert

250 days ago by Tugboater78 | 3 comments »

Well last night I was piddlin round with an idea to make a ripping fence/jig to attach to my circ saw. The one that came with it apparently grew feet and walked away, when i was on my last boat trip. I have some 9 and 10 foot long SYP 2×10-12s i want to rip the pith out of for a future project. Longest board i can try to rip on my table saw is 8’ give or take an inch. I was trying to rip out some ~1/4” strips to frame out the circ saw base on a piece of plywood. One of the st...

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Southwest Cocktail table #7: Table Built - on to the the finish ........ line.

252 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 15 comments »

Had a bit more time this morning and late afternoon. I finished up building the legs then got them attached. Lot’s of cleanup work is required but the rest of my time will be spent making it just so. I decided to make the inside legs into triangles. It’s a lot less work, and as I understand it, sturdier. I go a little cleanup done of the top. I’m chomping at the bit to do some more work. Id be surprised if I could get her ready for finish in ano...

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Garage Tool Cabinets #2: Cabinet glue up

256 days ago by Parsimonia | 0 comments »

One carcass is glued up. One block under the lower shelf moved under the clamp slightly. I should have shot a few nails to hold it in place like Sommerfeld recommends, (and had done before), so one back corner of the bottom shelf is just slighty lower, but OIWN (Only I Will Notice(!)). The lower shelf tongue goes into the face frame slot, but the sides are just supported by blocks underneath on both sides. Yet again, I chose to ignore instructions and it bit me in the a$$. I decided...

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From a 200 year old ruin to a workshop, a 3 year journey... #14: Doors and Windows

257 days ago by Serradura | 8 comments »

No, sometimes it doesn’t feel all that smart, working with wood. Every time there’s a bushfire you start to think of making doors and windows out of steel. But as a woodworker you’ll get over that thoughts quickly if you walk around a lumberyard in search for some wood to make the doors.The smell of sawdust is just to familiar and no other material can compete with that. It’s a not just dangerous living among all those trees during a 3 months rain free a...

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Bedside table, from old barn siding

257 days ago by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Had a few pieces of old barn siding in the shop, needing a project to use them in. Wife wanted a small table for beside the bed. Ok, need to find some leg stock. Found a 2×10 maybe twenty inches long. Ripped it into four legs. and planed all the saw marks away. Stashed them away for awhile. Had some Double Dutch 4” barn siding to mill down. Most were split almost right down the middle, and the few that weren’t were cupped badly. Reduced the wide planks ...

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Southwest Cocktail table #6: Gettin' Leggy

258 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 4 comments »

Whew Doggie! It’s hot out there. You may have been through the same thing as me. Glue – clamp – look at the clock – look at the clock – look at the clock…. Either that or you’re gettin’ funky with the pin nailer. Today and Yesterday it was easy to allow for glue dry time. I work out of the garage and the temperature has been a over 100 for a while. I Cut – Glue – Clamp – and run inside to rehydrate. That glue up time was ...

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My Summer Vacation at Marc Adams' School #1: I'm Heading Out For Indiana Tomorrow!

267 days ago by Tim Roman | 2 comments »

I’ll be hopping in the car and driving out to beautiful Franklin, Indiana tomorrow (Sunday) morning to attend two classes next week at Marc Adams’ School of Woodworking. First, I am in a 6-day long project class in which I will be building an arts-and-crafts style entry table. Then I will take a one-day class on tool sharpening skills. Both classes will be taught by Mike Pekovich of Fine Woodworking Magazine. I’m excited about the opportunity to add to my skills and make...

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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #6: Progress - pictures pending.

278 days ago by Mark Shymanski | 1 comment »

Made some pretty good progress in the shop after I got home this evening. When I have a better network connection I will fill in more details.

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CC's Book Case #5: The Bowman and The Spearman

279 days ago by SquintyPolock | 1 comment »

On my way home from work, the other day, I passed though Grant Park. “The Bowman and The Spearman” sculptures caught my attention. The sculptor did not make the weapons – you have to imagine them. I was inspired to make a bow. http://chicago-outdoor-sculptures.blogspot.com/2007/09/bowman-and-spearman.html A 1/4” piece of scrap oak and some string made a bow (no doubt, Mestrovic would have been impressed). I used a bunch of clamps and some blocks to keep...

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Musical Instruments Restoration #7: VIOLIN JIG - The CLAMP for bending

288 days ago by BertFlores58 | 3 comments »

This is the progress for the previous blog I made. Just look at the pictures. The long bolts are pedestals and pins for the clamps. I used the 3 holes to make it standing. It started from a flat steel bar drilled with three holes. Then bended squarely on both ends just enough to be away so that it will accomodate the small ebony piece that will be the push block. A push bolt with a knob was taken from the locking screw of scrapped pedestal. The nut should have been welded ...

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