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Crib #3: Completing the headboard

03-23-2018 12:40 AM by RenB | 0 comments »

At this point I have all the arches cut out except for the small molding piece. Now I just need to cut their length down and add the chamfer in the larger molding I used the router table to cut the chamfer on the large molding. I did shallow passes and used wooden screw clamps to increase the base of the arch and keep it from tipping, seeing as the base was getting narrower with each pass. I then started laying out the pieces together to find the exact length of the arches. I...

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Crib #2: Building Curves

01-23-2018 11:49 PM by RenB | 1 comment »

Looking at my Sketchup model the thing I think would be the biggest problem is the arches on the back board. There are 2 curved boards, one curved molding and one Laminated board. I figure this is the best place to get started. The first thing I did was find the radius of the arch that I wanted to create. To do this I found an online calculator and put in the width and height of the arch segment I had. I came up with a 68.25” radius. Next I got some MDF to use as a template. ...

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Crib #1: Design

01-21-2018 06:21 AM by RenB | 1 comment »

All right please bear with me, this is my first Blog entry on any topic. The wife and I are expecting our first child at the end of May. We are equal parts excited and terrified (to be honest I’m a little more on the terrified side, but don’t tell her). The only project on my list currently is a Bluetooth speaker, but that is on hold because the battery I ordered is coming from china with a one-month ETA. So, I thought that maybe I would get in over my head and build the cri...

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3-in-1 baby bed #4: Building the railing - and a new jig

12-04-2016 06:15 PM by JSOvens | 2 comments »

I felt like it was time to actually build something for this project. I started with a component which I felt was relatively inconsequential. As woodworkers, we should strive to put due care and skill into every component of a build I know, but it can be prudent to try out new techniques and methods on a component which, when talking in practical terms, just isn’t as important as the rest. In this case, that component is the small rail on the toddler bed circled in the diagram below. ...

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3-in-1 baby bed #3: Beefing up the legs

11-25-2016 02:54 AM by JSOvens | 3 comments »

With rough milling out of the way, I began work on the project with the big beefy leg posts. The main leg blanks measure 3”x4”, so I will need to laminate two boards together to achieve this. All of the lumber I bought was flat sawn, however, with the boards shown below, if I rip them in half, I should get two more-or-less rift sawn pieces (which I hear are more stable and lend themselves well to legs). I figured the best way to laminate the boards would be to have their en...

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3-in-1 baby bed #2: Rough milling - the rough way

11-19-2016 06:21 AM by JSOvens | 1 comment »

So what to do with all of this rough cherry? The title of this entry is meant to allude to the fact that for me milling stock has never been as simple as running it through a jointer, planer and table saw to achieve S4S boards. For the first complete project I’ve written about on LJs (poplar shoe rack), I did all of the initial milling using a router planing jig and a table saw. It was a ton of time and effort but the results were decent. When I started building a hand tool cabinet (whi...

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3-in-1 baby bed #1: The plan, the stock, and some adjustments

11-14-2016 07:41 AM by JSOvens | 2 comments »

The start of this series is long overdue, as I “began” this project in March (quotes on “began”, as I had a very slow start) before the birth of my first child. Well, along came the June due date and suddenly I have a family of three, and not always a lot of time to get things done in the garage. Well, my daughter is now 4-1/2 months old, and I’m of course still not finished, so I had to get a crib for her from Craigslist. I’m sure this isn’t a...

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Matt's Cradle

10-27-2014 03:08 PM by JerryLH | 6 comments »

Hello, my name is Jerry, I’m retired and live in the country with my wife. I ‘very much’ consider myself a beginner furniture maker. This is the third cradle I’ve made – this one is for a Great Grandson. There are no metal fasteners in this cradle. This cradle is made from trees I cut from our property, eastern red cedar and elm – both considered trash trees. I have a small bandmill which I use to saw the trees into something I can us...

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Setting Up Shop (The Gloat to End All Gloats Blog) #4: An Injury...

03-09-2014 08:48 PM by FaTToaD | 16 comments »

I know it’s been a while since I’ve added a post to this blog but between moving into the new house (and shop), holidays, work, etc. I just haven’t had a ton of shop time. I actually put off working on the new shop until after the first of the year so I could concentrate on the new house. Anyways, after the first of the year I started getting the shop in order with the goal of being up and running by early spring. Well, I was out in the shop late Valentine’s Day morning wiring up my ne...

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Jigs #1: Dancing the Cribbage Board Jig!

10-06-2012 11:05 PM by EWJSMITH | 5 comments »

Hi all, I was recently inspired to build some cribbage boards after seeing some really nice samples on this site as well as elsewhere on the web (and after taking up the game again and losing regularly to my wife :-). We currently use a crib board that I must have built almost 20 years ago using a scrap piece of pine door jamb, a felt tip sharpie pen for numbering and a drill press. But now that I have more experience at building ‘stuff’, I’d like to make some nice boards from some nice wo...

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