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Occasional Table Class (Hand Tool Build) #13: Using the tools: Lesson 1 the Winding sticks and Straightedge.

10-10-2011 03:56 AM by RGtools | 20 comments »

Hello again, before we get started today, I just wanted to say thanks for all your patience during my busiest time of year. Today we are going to get started on our active lesson plan…in other words we are going to start using the tools we have discussed in the previous chapters. I just thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Ryan and I have been obsessed with building things since I was a little kid. When I was 17 I had the opportunity for formally appr...

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Making a Wood Bracelet with Scrappy #2: Preparing Wood and Cutting Pieces

09-12-2011 04:56 AM by scrappy | 3 comments »

Welcome Back! We will begin be going over some safety tips. First of all it is always important to know your tools and use them safely. You will be working with very small pieces of wood so, the utmost care is needed. Always use all guards and a zero clearance blade on the table saw. Always use proper eye and ear protection. If something does not seem safe, then stop Step ONE The first thing you want to do is to cut your wood to size. I started with a piece of 4/4 Purple ...

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Occasional Table Class (Hand Tool Build) #10: Sharpening and a lesson in humility

09-07-2011 05:45 AM by RGtools | 18 comments »

I’ll admit doing the sharpening section is a bit difficult for me. Not because I don’t have anything to share but because so many people have taken the time to produce some really great material on the subject. I thought, what original material can I add to the subject? The answer is none…sort of. For awhile I was not OK with that, until I saw something that put me right back on track. This picture in my copy of The Pine Furniture of Early New England set a firewor...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #452: Online Scroll Saw Class Lesson #8 is Posted

09-05-2011 01:26 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. It is a long weekend for many people here in North America, as we celebrate the Labor Day holiday today. This holiday always symbolized the final days of summer to many. When my children were young, usually school would resume immediately following the long weekend. I have wonderful memories of walking the kids to school on those cool mornings for those first days of class. Usually by the time they were done with their school day, around 3:30 ...

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Making a Wood Bracelet with Scrappy #1: Step #1 Getting Ready/Choosing your Wood

09-04-2011 08:08 PM by scrappy | 8 comments »

Hello all,I have been asked to give a class on making a wood bracelet similar to this one. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18322 I want to point out that we will NOT be using the special jig I made. I have a different way to get the same results which does not require each of you making a jig. Part #1Getting started and choosing wood. Step #2Preparation off wood and cutting notches. Step #3Drilling holes and shaping. Step #4Finishing and final assembly We will begin be goin...

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Occasional Table Class (Hand Tool Build) #8: The Bare Bones Tool kit.

08-28-2011 02:24 AM by RGtools | 15 comments »

I thought long and hard about posting this at all, but I have finally decided to cave. While this kit will not work quickly as a set of properly set up tools, some of us are limited in the amount of tools we can get when we start out. For the ultra cheap (guilty by the way) here is the starter kit for you minus any frills, add the tools you need as you go. Jack plane 3 blades (straight, light camber, heavy camber), If you go this route I really don’t recommend wooden planes since you...

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Occasional Table Class (Hand Tool Build) #7: The tool kit part 5 (lifesavers)

08-26-2011 05:03 AM by RGtools | 13 comments »

Both of these tools are very optional for the build…in fact I hope you don’t need these. I really do. I would love it if all your tenons come out perfect and that all of your planed surfaces come out gleaming and wonderful. If not… Card Scrapers will remove tear-out from even the most persnickety woods. They are cheap tools (you can even use a sacrificed saw blade…I have, and they work fine if you pick one without pitting near the cutting edge) but if you gra...

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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #7: Cutting Inside Corners and Angles

08-20-2011 08:59 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 29 comments »

So far we have looked at how to prepare our wood, choose a blade, cast on and off a piece and cut outside curves and corners. Now it is time we do some inside cutting. Most people associate scroll sawing with cutting fretwork. At first many people don’t understand that in order to cut fretwork pieces, you need to drill entry holes in the ‘waste area’ (or the part of the pattern that drops away when you finish your cut) and thread the blade through that drilled hole ...

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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #6: Cutting Sharp (Acute) Outside Corners

08-06-2011 02:50 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 38 comments »

By now most of you should have a bit of a feel for cutting some nice outside curves on the scroll saw. As we know however, most designs also consist of some nice sharp angles. Making accurate corners can be a bit of a challenge when you are new to scroll sawing, but with a few quick tips and a little bit of practice, you will find it is not as difficult as you may have imagined. Before long you will be scrolling those angles with little effort or thought. In order for me to show you ...

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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #5: Cutting Outside Curves

07-30-2011 12:34 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 23 comments »

Now that we have had a chance to practice casting on and off, we are going to practice a bit more on cutting outside curves. Cutting curves is probably one of the easiest things to do on a scroll saw. Most designs consist mainly of curved lines, with occasional straight runs from time to time. Once you get used to cutting curves and turning corners accurately, you are well on your way to being a great scroller. One thing that is important to remember is that the blade is stationa...

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