Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'drilling jig'

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Pen Blank Drilling ('Dot Theory' Debunked)

03-23-2013 09:36 PM by rance | 8 comments »

I am on a few wood-related mailing lists that send out their weekly e-letters. I am continually amazed at the less than stellar information that is propogated. And the latest one is from a major magazine. It spurred my interest again about a particular aspect of pen making that just keeps being propogated as fact. Where in fact, it is really in error. It has to do with aligning the holes between two halves of a pen blank. Like you would do with a Cigar pen. When preparing a pen blank for d...

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Building a Thos. Moser Design New Gloucester Rocking Chair #3: Modeling a Seat Blank from Pine

10-29-2012 01:46 AM by DustyMark | 7 comments »

Necessity of a Model The seat blank is a critical piece of this rocking chair. All of the spindles and the legs attach directly to the seat. I made six bow-back chairs back in the mid-nineties and didn’t model the first seat blank. Unfortunately, I didn’t nail the design on the first attempt and chair number one is not as comfortable as the other five. I decided to take the time to model a seat blank for this rocking chair. Gluing Up the BlankI selected construction-grade 2×...

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