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Native American Indian Flute with an Australian twist #3: Shaping

2 days ago by icemanhank | 5 comments »

Just some pics of shaping the flute, I have given it a blow and it has a really nice sound so I assume I must have got the nest right.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1377: A Different Kind of Project

12 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Yesterday I had mentioned that I was going to spend the day getting caught up on some paperwork. I did spend a couple of hours in the morning doing that, but as so often happens, later on in the day I got somewhat distracted and wound up spending the day doing an entirely different type of project. Such is life . . . I had mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Keith was in the process of building a new speaker/amplifier system for our home. While we already had a really awesome system tha...

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Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table from the Beginning #7: Preparing the the big cut; dying the walnut

19 days ago by CharlesA | 1 comment »

Because woodworking is a hobby, I only get an hour or two a night (at most) in the shop on weekdays, and I travel a fair bit, so sometimes progress is a bit slow. Tonight I did a fair amount of cleaning in the shop (the spray of wood chips from flattening the boards went everywhere). The most important task was setting up the crosscut. As you can probably tell, I feel like this is the single most important task of the entire project, so I am taking it slowly. Tonight I drew the line to ...

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Why buy it when you can make it! #9: First turning project - Cherry Pepper Mill [Part 2]

23 days ago by paxorion | 0 comments »

I picked up some Arm-R-Seal on Friday during the Woodcraft anniversary sale and I am definitely a believer in the product’s quality. For starters, it is so easy to use, and levels itself off very nicely. I have finished four coats so far, and plan on putting 1 more coat on tonight, before I let the mill cure for a few days. Looking forward to a grind come next weekend! (My wife can’t wait)

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How to Make a Caducues #3: Rod of Asclepius

24 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

How to make Rod of AsclepiusStep 1A – See step (#1, #2)a) you can get a idea of where to put the “Snake” on the Staffthe longer the Staff the longer the “Snake” if you likeIf you like or 2 Snakes, but if you put two “Snakes” on it now becomes a Caduceus.b) see next step

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How to Make a Caducues #2: How to make the "Snake"

24 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

How to make the Snake />Step 2) find your self a piece of wood that looks like a “Snake” lol, a) if you can not find one, then find a piece of “green” wood/ vineb) you can strip the bark or not, but it maybe a little stringy with “green” woodc) once you fished that, while it is still “green” take it and wrap it around your Staff/ Caduceusd) you can use sting/ hemp/etc. an {leave on if you like} to tie it down to the Staff/ Caduceus,e) let the &#...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1368: More on DecoArt One Step Crackle Medium

26 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I can't even begin to tell you all how excited I am about this product. Even though it has been around for a while (I have had some in my arsenal of paints and mediums for years!) I had never taken the time to play around with it and try it out. I have used crackle finishes many times before, but usually I am looking for a more 'rustic' or 'country' look and my go to product was DecoArt Weathered Wood. I love that product, and I had even  made a video showing how I ap...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1367: Travelling Down the Crackled Highway - A Learning Curve

27 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I always have a great feeling as I see the Purolator man driving away after a pickup. Usually it means that I just completed a project and it is on its way to the publisher.  That's always a feeling of relief for me, as more times than not I am coming from dealing with the nerves that accompany submitting to the magazines. Yesterday was no exception.While I still have some writing to do on the ornaments that I showed yesterday, I wanted to take a day that was a bit 'unstructured&...

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Building a Ditty Box--first project for my nephew #5: Triumphal Finish, A Long Entry

27 days ago by CharlesA | 1 comment »

My nephew didn’t want any more pics to go up until he had a chance to show it to his mother and grandmother (my sister), so I haven’t posted any update. However, since today was return to home day, all may be revealed. After finishing the main box, he cut and glued four cleats to the underside of the top. He clamped up the front and back cleats first, and then snuck up on the length of side cleats. They fit perfectly. I guess I didn’t take any pictures of him cuttin...

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How to Make a Wooden Straight Edge for Woodworking

30 days ago by WoodAndShop | 5 comments »

In the above video I show a simple tutorial on how to make a wooden straight edge for traditional woodworking. A straight edge is an essential measuring tool used when flattening & straightening your boards, and a perfect beginner’s project to hone your traditional hand tool woodworking skills! WOODEN STRAIGHT EDGE vs. METAL STRAIGHT EDGE Why would traditional woodworkers want to use a wooden straight edge when they can purchase precision-ground metal straight edge...

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