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Ladybug by granddaughter!

07-08-2018 03:13 AM by oldnovice | 8 comments »

Occasionally my eight year granddaughter and I take a walk around the block, one day she saw some little rocks painted like ladybugs but she said they were very small. So I found her a rock that had the correct shape and was fairly good size and I showed it to her. She said, “now that’s going to be a big ladybug”. So I washed it and gave it a coat of primer. When she was ready to paint she put on an apron and painted the entire top of the rock red. When she was done with the red s...

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Mesopotamian Lap Harp #1: Mesopotamian Lap Harp 1

07-08-2018 01:14 AM by icemanhank | 6 comments »

I have been asked to make an ancient Lap Harp and given a few photos to go by, not much really so it’s a bit experimental. Here are some pics so far.

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Sanding and Hand Polishing Lacquer

06-27-2018 04:37 AM by Tomy Hovington | 2 comments »

I just finished this next step in this H5 Mandola build and it looks amazing… Have a look at this H5 Mandola… https://youtu.be/xs6ENSToyQM

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Sofa Table from tension wood #6: more finishing work

06-23-2018 07:17 PM by cathyb | 8 comments »

Another week has slipped past. I take my time when I finish a piece. Koa is an opened pored wood, so it takes multiple coats to fill those pores. I could have used the sealer, much like the top and shelf, but it gives me pleasure to lay down a coat of finish, sand with fine sand paper and repeat multiple times. This might sound odd to some, but after the effort, I want to feel the piece I created. After all these years, with so many different coating materials, I like the results from ...

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Sofa Table from tension wood #5: Preliminary finishing work

06-18-2018 11:21 PM by cathyb | 7 comments »

Today I am doing preliminary finish work. I like to have three coats of finish on all pieces before final assembly. It is at this point I address the negative and positive faces of book-matched wood. Experiment number one: Add sealer to the darker side and then finish to the lighter side, under the assumption that the darker side would absorb more finish and create the contrast. From the picture above, you can see this did not work. Experiment two (this is the nice thi...

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How to stain figured maple with leather dye

06-09-2018 12:53 AM by Tomy Hovington | 3 comments »

Project Update .. In this video i’m showing how I use leather dye to pop the figured Maple grain…https://youtu.be/K8K3Z2WiEjA

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Simple Bedside Table #4: A PIP...waiting on clothes to dry

06-05-2018 03:18 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Had to go to the basement, and check the clothes dryer…..half the load needed to go through again…checked on the Quart can of Poly Gloss Varnish…to see IF I needed to by a new can… Opened the lid…looked like new, only 1/2 of a pint missing…had a brush handy..and since I was going to be down here anyway, waiting on the dryer… How about a PIP? View from the right side….that is not “blotch” it is grain.. View from the center...

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DIY 20u + Server rack. #3: Sanding and finishing the parts.

05-18-2018 02:27 AM by dbhost | 2 comments »

Not the most detailed, but sanding, and finishing the pieces for the server rack build. https://youtu.be/FkYgSGwSU5Q For those of you interested, this video also features the Grizzly overhead air cleaner running, gives you an idea of how loud it is.

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Coffee table #1: Some pics of my daughters coffee table

05-13-2018 12:47 AM by icemanhank | 10 comments »

Hi all, I was asked by daughter #2 to build a coffee table of her and her partners design. I had some Tasmanian Blackwood floating around in the shed which I thought would be nice for the frame and had some beautiful 1/4 sawn tasmanian Oak at the wood club that was free (old church pews) which I thought I could use for the top. Although the original intension was a live edge piece. This can be changed easily at a later time if she still wants the slab top. The Oak for the top, while ...

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DIY Jigs / How-to Woodworking #5: Magnetic Japanese Handsaw Guide

05-12-2018 06:42 PM by Humus Workshop | 6 comments »

Hi there! The nature of the project is so simple that I do not even need to upload so many photos, with just one is enough. The results, to be concise, is that this little jig has been very simple to do it and very effective at the same time. As a detail I can mention that I have covered the corners with a 1 mm acrylic sheet, this makes the blade does not touch directly the magnets to does not loose the alignment. In the following video you can watch my step by step to do it: https:...

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