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Ebonizing; Steel Wool and Vinegar

2148 days ago by Allison | 38 comments »

A few months ago I had read an article about ebonizing wood with steel wool and vinegar. Awhile back I tried this and absolutely nothing happened. I never even tried again. Ebonizing is a stain of sorts I guess. I also have heard there are several ways of doing this. The reason the original article caught my eye was because I sure as hell don’t have the money to buy Ebony (wood), and I am forever wanting or needing dark/black wood for my projects and I do not like to use paint, to the ...

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Workbench for $175 #2: Forget treble. Give me some BASE !

1311 days ago by NBeener | 27 comments »

I think I underestimated the number of hours this workbench would take me, even though the article pegged it at about 30. So … I’ve been overdoing it a bit on shop time. Sue me ;-) Anyway, the workbench base—also made entirely out of 2×8 boards of Home Depot Douglas Fir—is complete. The legs are glue-ups. The end assemblies are glued. The end assemblies are bolted to the frame rails. It’s square. It’s solid. It’s stable. Lef...

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Just for Fun... #72: Sometimes, the ideas just fall from the Sky...

456 days ago by littlecope | 23 comments »

The Roof on our Apartment building sustained a little damage this past Winter. After the snow melted, I found the remains of two Slate shingles, out of the hundreds that are up there… The one in the front didn’t survive the fall, but the one in the back put me of a mind to make something, if I can only square it up a little…Back in my landscaping days, in the late “70’s, we cut tons of Granite for Walkways and Stairs. It’s a lot of work, but relatively e...

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Just for Fun... #66: A New Shrine for St. Francis...

631 days ago by littlecope | 19 comments »

For many years my Parents had a small statue of St. Francis in their yard as a garden ornament. As I recall, my Mom picked it up about 15-20 years ago at a neighbors moving/yard sale and it had been staked out there ever since… Before that, the neighbor had it out in her yard for many, many years, so it’s small, wooden enclosing Shrine was in pretty tough shape…Today I finally got a chance to make old Francis an updated home… The Good Saint was a very pious believer in...

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Endgrain Floor - Made from scratch #5: Wrapping things up...

2140 days ago by Thomas Porter | 17 comments »

NOTE TO THOSE WHO WANT TO DO THIS…Please don’t use regular grout like me. The wood shrinks slightly and is allowed to move because of the urethane adhesive remaining pliable. There’s tiny little cracks where the wood has separated on the outer tiles in the room. It’s not going to weather well, so I’m replacing the grout in the near future. Thank goodness endgrain floors are cheap material cost. :-) Everything else I did was fine, but the grout was an experiment t...

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Workbench Build #1: Stock prep and Completed Towers

2262 days ago by SPalm | 17 comments »

I started working on my workbench and was able to spend some time on it last week while my wife was in Maine. It is a combination of ideas I gained while studying others, and I am sort of making it up as I go along. I used Douglas Fir as it was easy to find, and I was able to purchase some fairly clean pieces at the Home Depot. It was quite wet when I got it, and it has been drying for several weeks now. I milled it to almost final dimension and now it is drying some more, and what I thin...

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YAR! - Yet Another Roubo #4: Finishing up

547 days ago by Douglas | 17 comments »

Since last post, I was able to get some time to finish up almost the whole thing. First, I got to finish and fit the face vise. For that, and for all the “fixtures” (the face vise chop &pin board, the sliding deadman, the end cap, and wagon chop) I used a nice piece of 8/4 ash. I’d never worked with ash before, and I really love how it works. Passing over it with a smoother plane gets it silky smooth. For the face vise, I went with the Lee Valley screw hardware, as...

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Apartment Projects #16: Quick Kitchen Shelf...

680 days ago by littlecope | 16 comments »

The order came down last week, “Honey, could you make something for over the sink? This thing is no good!”... I couldn’t agree more!!Having a small shelf over the kitchen sink is a great idea, but a store-bought one?! This one was left to us by the previous tenants and it’s no wonder that it is sagging in the middle, it’s not even one board across the whole span… Okay, it has got to go…I searched around and found some Oak that’s barely lo...

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Endgrain Floor - Made from scratch #3: Getting things going...

2250 days ago by Thomas Porter | 16 comments »

NOTE TO THOSE WHO WANT TO DO THIS…Please don’t use regular grout like me. The wood shrinks slightly and is allowed to move because of the urethane adhesive remaining pliable. There’s tiny little cracks where the wood has separated on the outer tiles in the room. It’s not going to weather well, so I’m replacing the grout in the near future. Thank goodness endgrain floors are cheap material cost. :-) Everything else I did was fine, but the grout was an experiment t...

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Just for Fun... #35: Feeling Better!!

1366 days ago by littlecope | 16 comments »

I started feeling lousy a little over three weeks ago… woke up one Monday morning with a chill that I just couldn’t shake. I don’t know if it was a cold, or the flu, or what, but I haven’t felt “normal” until this week…I didn’t even have any specific symptoms, and it wasn’t a knockdown, drag-’em-out thing either, I just had the blahs… didn’t feel like Woodworking… I didn’t even feel like hanging out here on LJ...

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