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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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Stanley No. 5 Hand Plane

10-09-2010 06:21 AM by Rahm_of_the_Woods | 9 comments »

I have recently acquired a Stanley No. 5 Hand Plane. The guy who sold it to me thought it was from the 1950’s and said it belong to his father. I was suspicious of this so I read a type study on Stanley tools. From the specific stamping and style of manufacturing of this specific plane, I believe it to be one of the models produced from 1876-1880. It looks like this plane probably came from my friends great-grandfather, not his father!!! Any idea what this tool might be worth? I know...

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A little more breakdown....

10-08-2010 06:15 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 2 comments »

I picked up the bearings today. They’re made in Japan. I can deal with that. For about $23.00 my mind will rest easier while I’m running the saw, not being paranoid of a 50+ year bearing going kaput and sending blades my direction. Also, I finished breaking the saw down into multiple parts and took a few better pictures. Have a look at the album to see them. I left all of the smaller rusty parts soaking in some old Evaporust overnight. Let me drop a little information...

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Blog Posts #9: Finishing for Non-Professionals, Part II

10-02-2010 06:44 AM by JSZ | 3 comments »

In the second post in this series, we begin to think of finishing as a process rather than a discrete step in furniture making. Questions and comments gladly accepted and I’ll work them into subsequent posts in the series.

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night table

10-01-2010 08:42 PM by dub560 | 0 comments »

just updating my progress:stained and just waiting for dry—hopefully i’ll finish it this weekend

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new garden gates #1: breaking down the doors

09-27-2010 11:23 PM by ajb | 2 comments »

There are two of these doors, both are in pretty bad shape.They would like them stripped and refinished. and they do want it done in that turquoise blue or green. the doors are solid and just a few spots of weather damage so got a gallon of stripper and ready to go.

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