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My Steampunk Telescope #4: Applying head knowledge.

01-17-2011 02:15 AM by TelescopeMaker | 5 comments »

Learning things about woodworking is like a lot of other things. You can get a lot of book knowledge and over intellectualize it, but in reality, there is no substitute for actually getting your hands dirty and doing it. I have been combing YouTube videos on everything from making guitars and violins looking for ways to do fancy inlays to how to do beautiful French polish. I read up on how to make non-splotchy stain finishes and how to smooth the wood with a scraper so that milling marks w...

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Making a Violin #5: Carving the plates

01-16-2011 08:21 AM by RonPeters | 20 comments »

Ok, I’ve been busy with life and could only get to the violin as weather permitted, that is until I insulated the garage and installed an IR heat lamp which takes the chill off the air. This is the maple back. I’ve carved guides using templates I made out of aluminum. After aligning the guides to the plate surface it’s a simple matter of carving away the excess and blending. There are 6 templates. 1 through 5 are horizontal left to right with the last spanning the length....

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Milk paint.

01-15-2011 05:10 PM by Oneil | 11 comments »

I am looking for any tips and tricks for using and finishing milk painted furniture. I am nearing completion of a shaker style blanket chest out of soft maple and am toying with the idea of milk painting the main box and leaving the top and plinth natural. What is the best way to finish a milk painted surface?Thanks.

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Silent Auction For a good Cause WoodWorker's Fighting Cancer

01-14-2011 07:03 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 2 comments »

OK all you Jocks out there, I am sure you have heard of the Wood Whisperer Marc J. Spagnuolo.. Well he has a great organization benefiting the LiveStrong Foundation Wood Worker’s fighting Cancer… If you haven’t heard of this I urge you to go take a look and join the team.. http://thewoodwhisperer.com/wfc/ As a member of Marc’s Team, I would like to be actively involved which is why I am holding a silent auction….I am Auctioning off one of my projects to ra...

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what i've been doing #8: base assembly glue up

01-11-2011 03:05 AM by Dave | 3 comments »

Ok we got iced in from a winter storm and that made me some shop time. So let the glue up commence. It is not a very big assembly but I have been working on it for a while.What do you see wrong on the leg assembly. Some moron, namely me, ran my dadoes out of the ends of my rails. Now I will need to figure out a cover up plan.So while the glue dried I had a cutoff of the lid and started playing with some finishes. I used some bright red milk-paint and laid a coat of it about a week ago. Then I...

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The Art of Wood #4: Why Wood?

01-10-2011 09:13 PM by Rogue | 0 comments »

I like wood because you can put stuff in it. I don’t mean you can make a box and fill it with things. That’s not the kind of stuff I’m talking about. I mean the sort of stuff that makes us willing to change the worst baby diaper or ride your bike 50 miles a day out in the cold to train for a race. The stuff that makes you satisfied and at peace when you come home after a hard day’s work. Even though your body aches, your heart is well and warm. It’s more th...

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how shellac is made

01-08-2011 04:46 PM by Dave | 19 comments »

This is very interesting. If you have ever wondered. click here. We need to keep buying shellac, if we don’t they will stop making it. And i will be reduced to busting up old 78 lp’s for my shellac supply.

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Oak in a Cutting Board?

01-08-2011 04:53 AM by WoodArtbyJR | 8 comments »

Oak is not recommended for end grain cutting boards and I am guessing that is because the end grain is so porous that bacteria could collect and grow. NOW, if you use the wiping varnish method wouldn’t that theoretically seal the pores preventing an opening for bacteria to collect?

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Cherry platform bed #4: Oil applied, coming down the home stretch

01-03-2011 02:16 AM by TheBarrister | 0 comments »

Three nice coats of Watco Danish oil applied to each piece, being extra careful not to get any on the parts to be glued. Not quite careful enough, because I did get a little oil on one tenon and slightly into two mortises. Hopefully, I ‘ll be able to clean it up well enough with some denatured alcohol and minimal sanding. Here are the two footboard posts, along with two cross pieces for the headboard. I apply the oil with #0000 steel wool, rubbing it in well, then wipe up th...

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Pizza Paddle FInish

12-29-2010 02:38 AM by WoodArtbyJR | 5 comments »

My daughter received a pizza paddle for Christmas (not from me). She went online to see how to season it and found suggestions to use tung oil. She called me to question this. She said that the article also stated that it would take about two weeks to get it finally seasoned using tung oil. It also stated the hardening tung oil would also help the pizza slide off the paddle easier. Not having a clue I told her I would submit this the you all (THE EXPERTS IN ALL THINGS WOOD). OK, here...

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