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a simple happiness

02-10-2017 08:06 PM by Mahdi Taheri | 2 comments »

the best feature of woodworking is simplicity of making friends happy with some simple projects and it will be more interesting for nostalgic objects. one of my friends took me this old and lovely coffee table to strip finish and rejuvenate it.the finish was too old and it was easy to remove with sanding and after that i applied some coats of hand rubbing varnish. when I was finishing I thought it’s not important what techniques we use and how complex they are but thinking about h...

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Honey locust bench. #1: The start of my outdoor bench.

02-08-2017 04:51 PM by mchapman87 | 1 comment »

So I am finally getting started on making a few new pieces out of my small garage woodshop. Money has been tight and I haven’t been able to get the wood I need to fiddle around with. I was given a load of rough milled lumber from a friend who is just learning how to use his mill. Most of the pieces are not flat, pretty wavy but are fairly thick. This helps because I can take off some material flattening the pieces, making them useable boards. He didn’t charge me an...

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Shop stuff #78: Sally's Coffee Table Pt 12: More French Polishing

02-08-2017 02:01 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Going farther than I needed to, but I was experimenting and wanted to show the process. One of my favourite finishes. I think the wax in the shellac caused a few issues. I have only used dewaxed flake shellac before but it is not available locally, so I tried what I could get my hands on. View on YouTube

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Shop stuff #76: Let's try this again

02-01-2017 04:16 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

Seems I made an error in my last entry and the video did not show up….Let’s try this again. View on YouTube

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Shop stuff #75: Sally's Coffee Table Pt 11: Starting the French Polish

02-01-2017 02:11 AM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

Starting out with the French Polish method of grain and pore filling. A bit longer but after reviewing the take, I thought it stood on it’s own. So here is the beginning process of French Polishing. View on YouTube

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Musical Instruments #7: The Resonators and completion

01-29-2017 02:56 PM by johnstoneb | 4 comments »

I put the final tune on the resonators. This took a little while and a lot of miles. Temperature plays a lot in the tune of this instrument. We have had an unusually cool winter I kept the resonators in the house and carried each to the shop sanded a little then walked back in the house checked the tune then repeated. This kept the tube close to room temperature but required about 3 trips per for each resonator time 37 is a lot of trips. Everything is within 3 cents so were good to go. ...

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Need Assistance Please

01-23-2017 02:56 PM by monkeyman83 | 6 comments »

A friend of mine is working on a bed for his niece. He has been running into issues that I am going to share with the community. I want to give him some advice, but I want to make sure I am giving him the right advice. Below is the message that he sent me. Any advice the community can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. I made a bed for my niece out of red oak plywood, and trimmed it in solid red oak. I put a 1/4” rounded bead on all from facing edges. Prior to assemb...

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Claro Walnut Box #4: Lessons from Finishing

01-21-2017 03:13 PM by HorizontalMike | 10 comments »

Well I finally decided to complete my “finishing” of this box, flock it, and to add hardware. I chose to final finish polishing with Johnson’s Paste Wax (JPW) which comes out with a satiny semi-gloss sheen. Here are my last steps on this project. I really learned a lot from finishing this box. Too glossy brings out every single flaw and amplifies it/them, making things look worse rather than better. Too much effort IMO. Semi-gloss seems to “ask” to be touche...

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Bookshelf for kids

01-04-2017 02:24 PM by FranksShed | 1 comment »

I just finished the birthday present for my nice. A book shelf with an integrated storage box wich can also be used as a little bench. My wife put a couple of kids stickers on it. What you think? The Video of this build will be online soon, so check out my youtube-channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/franksshed or drop by @ http://www.facebook.com/franks.woodwork https://www.instagram.com/franks.shed Best regards Frank

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Woodworkers in NE Ohio #10: - We have over 400 members now - Join us

12-29-2016 01:05 AM by DrDrewInOhio | 1 comment »

If you are in or near NE Ohio, come out of the virtual world and join us! We are a Woodworking MeetUp Group that is dedicated to promoting the Art of woodworking… by teaching and learning from other members. Search for Woodworking Groups on MeetUp.com… and see what we do. https://www.meetup.com/NE-Ohio-Woodworking-Meetup/ We are having a Post-Holiday Party in January… if you are interested in Socializing with Fellow Woodworkers. Details on the MeetUp site

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