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Last Second Christmas Project - Wooden Soap Dishes

12-23-2014 04:48 PM by iamcliff | 7 comments »

I made 10 wooden soap dishes for a relative. I used cedar from a scrap 4×4 post. These are easy to make as Christmas gifts or to sell at craft shows or on Etsy. I’ve seen people sell tons of these on Etsy for 4 or 5 bucks a piece. I would not recommend using cedar as it’s very brittle and very soft, which makes it almost impossible to make these without blemishes. I used poplar a couple of years ago and those have held up just fine. You have to cut the grooves so that ...

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Dave Plays with Wood Turning #1: In the Beginning...

12-15-2014 08:45 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

I had it in mind for some time now to rig up something on which I could do some small wood turning. The photos above and below show the result of that. I have some bugs to work out yet with this set up. The drive end wobbles a bit under pressure while cutting. I’m thinking I could add some support to the shaft of the drive spur to help stabilize it. I also think I need a sharpening day. I just used my straight mortising chisels. They work after a fashion, but I think they&#...

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This Old House #1: Catching up On What We've done so far

11-17-2014 05:40 AM by dakremer | 18 comments »

My wife and I recently bought a 100 year old house. It is in really good shape, but needs some updating to suit our needs. I wanted to start a blog on our work we are doing, but got a late start. So this first post will be “catching up” on everything we’ve done so far! Enjoy! Warning: I am a DIYer. So (most of the time) I’m just winging it. Feel free to criticize and/or give me some advice. But just remember…..i’m not a Pro. :) :) :) So the ...

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French Cleat Square & Measuring Tool Storage

10-18-2014 10:39 PM by iamcliff | 5 comments »

All of my measuring and squaring tools were spread out throughout the shop. I wanted them all in one place, so I made this. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IOwoCwpg54

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #7: Marble Pieces for Scary Sharp Sharpening & Cheap Trim Router Fix

10-08-2014 04:04 PM by Paul Bucalo | 8 comments »

As I struggle to get my dungeon workshop together before the cold weather makes it impossible to work outdoors, I’m slowly finding inexpensive resources and coming across cheap fixes. I was in our local hardware box store yesterday to pick up some rope caulk for our 100-year-old windows—this is an annual event—and decided to see if I could get a granite floor tile for sanding chisels on. In our fair little ‘city’ it’s impossible to buy just one tile and no ...

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French Cleat Screw Storage / Screw Caddy

10-04-2014 12:14 PM by iamcliff | 2 comments »

As to be expected, do enough woodworking and you will need various sizes of screws for all the different projects you work on. Then you end up with extra boxes of screws. I had all of mine just stacked together in a small bin. The bin was overflowing and it was just a pain to find a place to store the bin. It constantly got moved around. So, I made a small shelving unit to hold all the different screw boxes. It’s based on one I saw April Wilkerson make. You can see a link to her vide...

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DIY Upholstered Headboard With Nail Head Trim

09-24-2014 02:22 PM by woodshopmike | 2 comments »

Check out my latest blog post, building a linen upholstered headboard with nail head trim! I hope! y’all enjoy it! https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/ncet5sk.jpg! Thanks for reading!

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #4: Thunked-up Skilsaw 3410-02 Fence Fix

09-23-2014 01:12 PM by Paul Bucalo | 8 comments »

About a year ago, when I finally decided a hammer and chisel wasn’t enough to remodel the house, I drove on down to our local Lowe’s and plopped down my hard-earned (credit card) money on the counter for a Skilsaw model 3410-02 Contractor Table Saw. I forget the amount of damage done at the time—it can be considered a foregone conclusion that this was the beginning of a huge tab to come—but while it was a lot of bananas for me for the cheapest of the table saws offered...

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Reclaimed Wood Desk Organizer

09-07-2014 07:52 PM by iamcliff | 5 comments »

Recently, I saw some pieces of wood with holes cut into them for sale online. The asking price was $70. This seemed totally outrageous to me. I decided to spend $0 and make some for myself and show everyone how easy it is to make these. Make some for yourself and sell them at your local craft show for $50. When people ask why so much, tell them that the wood is reclaimed and that they are actually getting a deal compared to the $70 ones online. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.c...

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King Size Shutter Headboard #2: Attaching the top, painting, distressing, and the outcome

09-02-2014 07:58 PM by iamcliff | 0 comments »

In this video, I attach the top of the headboard, then I show the painting technique we chose, which consists of two different colors, and then distressing the outer layer. I posted the final product on my projects page: view it here. Watch part 2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjDxyTyYbJ8

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