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Living Room Paneling Project - Comments Please

01-26-2010 05:24 AM by Roostermiester | 8 comments »

I have been starting a wood paneling project for the past couple months now (part of a larger reno project). It was originally going to be done in MDF (and was started) until my wife informed me that she wanted it stained to match some other built-ins we have. So that means real wood. I am thinking about doing it with 1×3 poplar top rail and stiles, 1×4 bottom rail, and 1×2 or 1×3 chairrail and the panels in either 1/4 in. birch or oak plywood. Depending on how the bot...

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What's the best finish for shop jigs?

01-25-2010 06:11 AM by Brad | 17 comments »

So i have all these nice jigs sitting around and I really need to slap some finish on them. What’s the best finish for shop jigs? - Brad

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New Youtube Video!

01-23-2010 02:00 AM by RicksWhirligigs | 2 comments »

Here is the link to a new video I shot of my personal Sopwith Camel Whirligig in action! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bFxcTDEegU

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Sycamore Dresser #6: Quarter Sawn Sycamore Dresser Complete.

01-21-2010 03:51 AM by Ben | 14 comments »

I want to thank all of you that have read my blog and encouraged me along the way. You provided some valuable advice. I have acquired some new skills and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The dresser is made from quarter-sawn sycamore on the exterior and red oak on the non visible pieces. It is solid wood construction except for the plywood back and plywood drawer bottoms. I dovetailed the drawers and used wooden drawer slides from Rockler. To finish it, I used a coat of Transtint amber ...

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WWI Whirligigs

01-20-2010 01:41 AM by RicksWhirligigs | 3 comments »

Hey everyone!I have recently opened up a shop on Etsy.com to sell my wooden airplane whirligigs. I have so much fun making them, and love learning the history behind each model I build. I have recently moved into the business of selling them, as i cannot possibly fit anymore in my yard!!! You’ll find that the prices I have chosen are very low, just enough to keep the cost of supplies from getting my wifes attention! so check them out here:http://www.rickswhirligigs.etsy.comthanks!!!

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The making of a Telescope Eyepiece box #1: Telescope Eyepiece box

01-15-2010 05:06 PM by Dennis Fletcher | 1 comment »

I have been commisioned by a young man who is an ameture astronomer to build for him an eyepiece box. That is, a box that will hold all of his eyepieces, his filters and his maps without any damage to the pieces. He travels with his telescopes every year to SC, I believe, so it needs to be secure enough to not open up on him and to withstand an accidental tumble or two. I have had to learn how to use a dovetail jig and have done pretty well with it. However, due to my lack of proper pla...

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Fireplace Wall #1: Popping the Grain in Black Walnut

01-14-2010 03:16 AM by SouthpawCA | 4 comments »

I was trying to find a good article/link about popping the grain in black walnut but didn’t find one that really explained it for me. There are many articles/links dealing with maple though. As luck would have it, our woodworkers club in association with the local adult education was going to host a few classes on finishing. These classes were mainly dealing with “old school” finishing techniques including French polish. Although not actually going all the way through th...

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Out of the scrap pile and into a gift #6: Arched Candle Holder - Wrap up

01-02-2010 07:20 AM by sras | 1 comment »

I fell behind on this a bit with the holidays (plus a bit of a headcold). I guess I’ll start out with a follow up detail from the last entry. Lisa (aka dustbunny) complemented me on the compound miters (Thanks Lisa!). I have to confess that they did not turn out that way right after glueing up. After I smoothed the rough edges, a few of the corners were not lined up right. In addition to the mis match, you can also see there is a slight chip in the lacewood at the bottom. Luckily...

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Dovetail Pen Turning #2: Attempt one - Failure but learning opportunity

12-31-2009 01:01 AM by SNSpencer | 2 comments »

Finished up the first set of pen tubes for the Dovetail Pen endevor. Not worthy of a finished pen and now I will need to get a pen disassembly kit to salvage the parts. Oh well, I need one anyway. Problem: Since I don’t currently have a blank drilling jig the center holes were not perfectly inline with the line of the dovetail joint. This leads to pattern allignment issues on the finished pen.Solution: Looks like I will invest in a pen blank drilling jig or make one. (I need on...

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Question on sanding & finishing Purpleheart wood

12-31-2009 12:22 AM by buckeyedudes | 6 comments »

Ladies and Gentlemen, Does anyone have tips on maintaining the beautiful purple color of the purpleheart wood after sanding and then finishing? It seems that when I begin the sanding, the purple color fades into a washed out flat reddish color. Also, what is the best way to finish purpleheart and enhance the purple coloration? Thanks much – Perplexed Jeff in Ohio

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