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My Steampunk Telescope #6: A Home For My Round Mirror.

08-28-2011 04:56 AM by TelescopeMaker | 2 comments »

Special announcement! This will be the last in this blog series! I have finished my Steampunk Telescope! Of course, that doesn’t mean I am finished tinkering with it. That is the thing about Amateur Telescope Makers, we are never really finished with a telescope. But for all intents and purposes I am. When I point it at a star, it is well balanced and stay where I point it. It does shake to much when I adjust it, and it settles down within 3 or four seconds. Not fantastic, but no...

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Arts & Crafts - Living room tables #1: The plans

08-26-2011 08:42 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

Found a set of plans at Rockler for a three piece Arts & Crafts living room table set. Bought the materials for the coffee table – around $200. Bought enough materials for the coffee table to start. My 16 year old son did the mortise/tenons and all the cuts. We did staining together. Want to put on a mosaic tile top. We prefer staining prior to assembly.

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Waterborne Finishes & HVLP

08-26-2011 04:25 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 7 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options Technically, this is really Part 4 of our Wall-Hanging Tool Chest build, but because I focused so strongly on waterborne finishes and HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure spraying), it received its own stand-alone title. When I made this project in the Guild, I asked our members what type of finish they would like to see me use. The votes came in and the majority of folks wanted to see a waterborne finish applied via HV...

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"Wo kann ich Holz finden!?" or "Where can I find wood!?"

08-25-2011 05:02 PM by Ryan | 6 comments »

I’ve been desperate for anywhere to find wood, or Holz. I try and find simple wood and I can’t find any! I’m getting desperate! This is how low I’ve sunk. I currently was in the PX looking for some things for the kitchen, and I found aromatic cedar hangs. In my desperation, like Gollum, I snatched several up and clutched them to my chest as though someone was going to steal them from me. I feel like an addict, trying to find a fix.. HELP ME GET MY FIX!!! :D

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK #8: "Wax On; Wax Off"

08-21-2011 01:51 PM by MsDebbieP | 26 comments »

“Wax on; Wax off”—do you or don’t you? (use wax as part of your finishing process) (And why/why not)

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Methods #1: Epoxy; the underused carpenter's tool

08-19-2011 09:06 PM by CaptainAhab | 6 comments »

I have written an article on using epoxy. It was saved as the older MSWord format and since I didn’t want to deal with moving all of the pictures here, I made it downloadable from my website. My Back Porch page will get you to it.

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Attempting the.. well.. improbable

08-19-2011 06:06 AM by Ryan | 4 comments »

So, the woodworking fever has struck me. Unfortunately, it has struck me to make cases for EVERYTHING. Cigarettes, Zippos, Business cards, puzzle boxes, etc… This is my next project, once I have a bit of time. I recently destroyed (Pictures to follow) my iPod 4, 32g. I mean it bent in half. How it is still “working” is a mystery to me, but I can still access everything (as long as I remember the finger movements to find it, considering the screen is in a million piec...

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Making a Wooden Pendant #1: My wood pendant process

08-15-2011 09:30 PM by S2artDesigns | 4 comments »

I figured I would put this out there in case anyone was interested to know what I do to make these wooden pendants. Its not complicated. Anyone can do it with their scraps. I personally like to use burl wood but if you have less figured wood you can pair it up with contrasting colors and shapes for a nice effect. ANYWAY, Picture time.I skipped the wood selection process in the photos. I was making this one for a friend and she picked the piece, marked the spot she wanted and then I took over...

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It's Beginning to look at lot like Christmas #3: Buttons, Nose and some paint

08-15-2011 09:02 PM by Kerry Drake | 0 comments »

I’ve made a little more progress on the snowman (he’s a filler project for when I only have 20 or 30 minutes to work in the shop). His nose is a piece of a dowel that sharpened pencil sharpener and then I carved it down a bit more with a utility knife and then sanded it a bit (not TOO much, its a carrot after all). His 3 button’s are all pieces from the same dowel. I need to apply a little wood filler in one or two places, sand that smooth, then put on the f...

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Playing Around with Carving #9: Just Kicking Around today

08-14-2011 06:02 AM by WayneC | 18 comments »

I roughed out another spoon today. I was trying a different handle shape to get a feel for it. Playing with some curves. Also, I’m looking for good ways get a better finish on the spoon bowl. I tried sanding some. I need to get better at making smooth cuts to reduce the work required to finish the spoons. I am thinking of getting some curved knives. That or I need a wider/flatter bent neck gouge. I am thinking of a knife simlar to one of the curved ones from Pinewood For...

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