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Spalted Maple Sofa Table #4: Assembly and Finish

09-20-2011 11:17 PM by superstretch | 5 comments »

Once I had all the pieces in final form, it was time to sand everything down and assemble. Everything was sanded down to 220. Bottom AssemblyFirst, the skirt and leg pieces. Since the corner brackets I ordered from Rockler called for 1 3/4” square legs, and I had 1 1/2” square, I had to make my own corner brackets. That was simple enough, but gluing up was a challenge. I chamfered the top 3” on the inside corner of each leg. That allowed a lag bolt to be screwed in and th...

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Do you have bumps on your surface?

09-16-2011 09:00 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 9 comments »

This is a very short video of how I apply polyurethane on my projects to get them bump free and streak free. It has taken practice over the few years of woodworking. I used to have those bumps all over my projects and you could definetly see them in the light. I now have it to where those little bumps are gone. As always, comments are welcome (we all need them, they help us learn). Thanks for viewing.

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Reclaimed Cedar #1: The Journey Begins

09-15-2011 07:13 PM by Chris Love | 3 comments »

Hello all! In addition to wood working, I am very involved with the Boy Scouts of America. Both of my sons are Boy Scouts and I am currently an Assistant Scout Master. One of our Eagle Scout Candidates recently completed his Eagle project that involved removing an “old” Cedar Rail Fence. Rather than see all of this beautifully aged cedar turn into firewood; I offered to take it and repurpose it into projects. I love to make outdoor furniture and will post entries here as ...

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General Finishes WTF

09-15-2011 02:30 PM by Bill Akins | 5 comments »

A good friend of the wood working community, Marc Spagnoulo aka The Wood Whisperer, was testing General Finishes new product, Wood Turners Finish (WTF). Yes that’s what they call it. He doesn’t do many turnings and ask if I was up for testing the product and writing a review. I was very excited about doing this. Here is the link to the article on his site: http://thewoodwhisperer.com/general-finishes-wood-turners-finish/Marc has his review of wiping it onto a board and then m...

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Passion for woodworking #1: Passing on knowledge to the next generation.

09-13-2011 06:09 AM by ecktwo | 2 comments »

Get a true sense of passion for woodworking and the desire to pass on the tradition: http://www.wood.info/topic.Y24xMTA5MDYwMDAz Excellent inspiring video.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #454: A Good Day

09-07-2011 01:03 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I had to do some errands yesterday and that took up most of my day. I also was able to meet up with a dear friend from my painting group in Bear River that I haven’t seen in about a year. It was a really good day on lots of levels. My bags arrived and I will be shipping out the second batch of skaters this morning. It will bring closure to another project and allow me the time to focus on finishing up the bird patterns today and getting them into a packet and up on the site. the ...

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Arts & Crafts - Living room tables #2: Coffee table - mostly done

09-07-2011 12:25 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 5 comments »

My 16-year old son built this Arts and Crafts coffee table almost completely on his own. He built it from plans. We did minor parts together. I stained and he wiped the stain to get consistent finish between the pieces. The plans do not have a tile top so we did some improvising. He made through tenons and a frame for the top. We had to do some improvising since things didn’t line up exactly on the top since the tenons were so long. In the end, we cut the tenons shorter and used plug...

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Making a Wood Bracelet with Scrappy #1: Step #1 Getting Ready/Choosing your Wood

09-04-2011 08:08 PM by scrappy | 10 comments »

Hello all,I have been asked to give a class on making a wood bracelet similar to this one. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18322 I want to point out that we will NOT be using the special jig I made. I have a different way to get the same results which does not require each of you making a jig. Part #1Getting started and choosing wood. Step #2Preparation off wood and cutting notches. Step #3Drilling holes and shaping. Step #4Finishing and final assembly We will begin be goin...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #451: Sometimes "All Work and No Play" Makes Me Very Happy

09-04-2011 01:35 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

We have all heard the saying “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” but sometimes I think about that and I am sure that Jack didn’t do the same type of work as me. I love my job. I realize too that in that respect, I am very much the exception to the rule. Most people that I know go through each day doing their job so that they can come home to work on their woodworking or painting or being creative in other ways. I am very fortunate in that I have been able to...

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Wooden clad cups #1: Wooden Coffee Cups, the complete tutorial.

08-29-2011 01:55 AM by Ghrrum | 5 comments »

I’m reposting this for all your benifit, if there are any problems with seeing the pictures please let me know so I can fix it. This should pretty well explain and show you how to make one of the cups below, with the exception of doing the hand carving or any lathe work. All that is necessary to make these is a table saw, sandpaper, chisel, and a hammer. Oh, and wood, you always need wood. I offered a couple weeks ago to try to do a tutorial on how to make a coffee cup like this. ...

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