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Episode 83 Entertainment Center Part 4

10-23-2010 04:31 AM by kosta | 9 comments »

Episode 83 Entertainment Center Part 4 from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I custom fit all the shelfs to size then I work on the back panel. After that I sanded all the parts with 120 150 then 220 grit sandpaper then I stained all the parts with golden oak stain. At the end I show footage of a router accident I had last week.

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Built In Closets #3: Face Frames

10-23-2010 12:48 AM by SPHinTampa | 0 comments »

I forgot to cover cutting the biscuits for the face frames in the last blog entry. So here we go. Using story stick, I marked the biscuit centers on the face frame styles. And I marked the center of one rail to set up the jig. Then I used a biscuiting jig that I built using plans from Wood Magazine to cut the FF sized biscuit joints for the face frames. Lesson Learned … make sure you have adequate space to cut joinery when you route a profile into a face frame … in ...

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Mineral Oil, Tung Oil or Walnut Oil on Cutting Boards (and other things)

10-22-2010 08:51 PM by WoodArtbyJR | 12 comments »

What are the differences between the three oils? Mineral oil is the cheapest. Tung and walnut are priced about the same and both can cause alergic reactions to those that are alergic to nuts. So, I ask, what are the finishing differences. Is one better then the other (other then the cost)? Or does it just get down to a personal preference? As advertised, walnut oil will provide a hardened surface after being exposed to UVs. Mineral oil will need additional coats as it drys out. Tung o...

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Built In Closets #1: Getting Started - I hate wire shelves

10-15-2010 04:50 PM by SPHinTampa | 4 comments »

Recently the wire shelves in our closets have started to fall down due to overloading. A normal person might have given away some cloths and re mounted the shelves. An aspiring lumber jock, however, will recognize a chance to rip out everything and rebuild from scratch. So I decided to the take the lessons learned and the designs from my previous closet project and scale it up to a room that is nearly three times the size Basic design is 6 towers and 4 sets of shelves. Each t...

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Let's Build a Jewelry Box #5: a Wedged Foxtail Tenon Joint

10-14-2010 12:04 AM by Bob Simmons | 8 comments »

“If you do not expect it, you will not find the unexpected, for it is hard to find and difficult.” ...Heraclitus 500 B.C. This woodworking online episode is part of the Let's Build Series Woodworking Tips and Techniques:1.) Creating a foxtail wedged tenon joint. We continue with Part 6 of our arts and crafts wood project, the making of a Koa wood veneered jewelry box. We begin by finding the center on the wooden box lid. To do this we use a straight edge to mark diagon...

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Bedroom Wall Unit #7: Spray Day

10-13-2010 07:42 PM by depictureboy | 2 comments »

Well I got an HVLP sprayer from Harbor Freight. Kicking myself in the butt cause I havent gotten one sooner…several weeks of work, in several hours…sheesh… anyway here are some pics for you….. Right now I am spraying dewaxed shellac. I am trying to decide whether I will need to topcoat with poly or not…

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Blog Posts #10: Finishing for Non-Professionals, Part III

10-13-2010 06:45 AM by JSZ | 0 comments »

The third post in this series discusses some of the critical steps woodworkers need to complete as they prepare surfaces for finishing. The role of hand tools and sanding are discussed. Comments and your finishing tips and preferences are welcome

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Chatoyance in figured walnut

10-13-2010 04:23 AM by ocwoodworker | 2 comments »

I want to make matching drawer fronts that will require two pieces for a single front face. Does anyone know if it matters if you use a bookmatch cut in cutting veneer of figured walnut or is it reeeealy necessary to use a slip match in order to avoid chatoyance? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #12: It's been a while

10-11-2010 05:36 PM by cmckerliesr | 4 comments »

Hey All!Yes, it has been a while since my last blog about working in the can. This one, I hope will be short as there is not a lot that has changed in the can. I have told you all about the tools I have bought and my plans to insulate the can in the hopes of maintaining a bearable work environment. I can tell you that there has been some really HOT days this summer, which literally drove me out of the can. No wind, high humidity on some days, and temps hovering around 100 degree’s pr...

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Wall Mirror/Shelf/Drawer Unit #5: Magic Mirror on the Wall

10-10-2010 10:16 PM by plantek | 0 comments »

Well It’s done!http://www.flickr.com/photos/43319756@N05/5068492159/in/photostream/ At a total of $130.00 in materials I’ve finished the project I wanted when I first saw it the March 2010 issue of Wood Magazine.It’s also the first project I’ve done working with Cherry. I really enjoyed it even though I found Cherry to be a bit unforgiving.The grain pattern through out the piece is really eye catching: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43319756@N05/5069101620/in/photostream...

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