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"Trash into Treasures" or, "Learning Basic Woodworking Through Salvage and Repair"

06-14-2011 10:52 PM by BobTheFish | 4 comments »

As a bare bones woodworker strapped for cash and lacking in tools, there is no better way to get your foot in the door than refinishing and repair. And there’s no better source for raw materials than digging through the trash on town-wide cleanup days. Though it may seem a bit “undignified” to the average woodworker, collecting old furniture on its way to the landfill and giving it new life, is not without its own skill set. Through this practice, one can, with truly mini...

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06-14-2011 10:03 PM by hObOmOnk | 2 comments »

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Project in progerss #1: Cottonwood coffee table in progress

06-13-2011 03:24 AM by Greg Hummels | 3 comments »

Was reading some blogs and people wanted to see projects in progress not just the completed ones so here we go, not sure how it is going to look when it’s done but it’s fun and challenging. Will post more when it is done.

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Stickley inspired Entertainment Center #12: Slow but steady progress - Finishing

06-11-2011 10:19 AM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

Bought Mission Style drawer pulls at Rockler. They had some Stickley pulls that I really liked but couldn’t talk myself into $40 each (I need 3). Something about paying as much for the drawer pulls as I did for the entire unit just didn’t sit right with me. Found some mission style pulls that were more like $7.50. They look pretty good, but not as “Stickley” as the Stickley ones: Did some sanding of the third coat which is on the top of the unit using 280 grit s...

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Projects in Progress 2

06-07-2011 07:36 PM by groy87 | 3 comments »

Here are a few pictures of what I’ve recently been working on. I’ve sanded the piece up to 800grit but I still have to hollow out and apply a finish to it. Here’s a picture of the awl I am currently working on. It’s made from a maple burl I personally stabilized and stainned using colored dyes. (Thanks Mafe and Trifern for the inspiration!). I am still debating on what kind of finish I should apply…. I want the finish to enhance the grain and ...

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Help with waterlox finish

06-06-2011 03:35 AM by groy87 | 4 comments »

Hello all. I am looking for some advice. I have just returned from my local woodcraft with Waterlox high gloss finish hoping to finish a few projects. The employee at WC stated that the Waterlox high gloss finish is best used on its own but the instructions on the container say to use the finish in conjunction with the Waterlox Original Sanding/Sealer…. I really don’t want to trip at the finish on these projects (sorry I couldn’t resist :) ) so I was wondering if any...

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Stickley inspired Entertainment Center #10: First finish coat - Spar Urethane

06-05-2011 04:42 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 1 comment »

I decided to go with spar urethane (Helmsman satin by Minwax) as the protective finish. I read some reviews and thought I’d give it a try. I like the way it applies better than the regular polyurethane I used on the x-box 360 entertainment unit. Hard to explain why it feels different but it just seems to go on easier. Maybe it’s thinner? It also seems to raise the grain a bit less so maybe I will need less sanding. Somebody said it isn’t better at water resistance, but i...

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Fastner & Small Parts Storage

06-05-2011 06:46 AM by Woodwrecker | 13 comments »

Hi everyone. I was trying to figure out a way to store some of my fasteners and small parts which lead me to construct this. Take some Dollar Store baking pans, some scrap wood, and a little routing, sanding & painting and problem solved. I then use my label maker to identify what is in each pan. I’m still sorting things out, but so far it’s worked great. You can take the one you need to your work area and bring it back when you’re done. I don’t think it&#...

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homemade wax

06-04-2011 09:08 AM by pastahill | 4 comments »

After a few questions about my homemade wax and finishing, i share now the recipe wich works very well for me. 200g beewax ( it´s a little less than a half pound)200g paraffine200g carnauba1 l turpentine ( thats about a little moore than 1 quart)asphalt paint, pigments ( for dyeing ) First melt all 3 wax sorts in a water bath. Be carefull that it will not get to hot and burn and you will have crumbsin your finish. Stir everything very well.l Take it from the stove and let it cool down...

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Wedding Clock #8: Tapers & Out of the Shop

05-28-2011 02:34 AM by kenn | 3 comments »

This feels like real progress! By the end of this blog, you’ll be able to see that this clock is actually coming together. When I stopped last time, I was waiting for the BLO to dry on the front frame. It dried. Now I need to apply shellac. I decided on clear to let the cherry darken and age on it own. Maybe on their 50th wedding anniversary the couple will pull out some old pictures and see how the tone has mellowed, just like them. Here’s a shot of the shellac being appli...

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