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Book Bench #1: The Project & The Legs (profiles)

11-17-2010 07:31 PM by spunwood | 4 comments »

The Project In Mid/Late September a friend of ours mentioned to Stephanie that she was looking for something like a window seat with book shelves/storage…sans window. I jumped at the opportunity to try my hand. I had a plan by William Draper, a PA craftsman from an August 1996 edition of American Woodworker, pg. 32 (off of google). I had been really wanting to try my hand at the bench. I loved the profile, the simple style, and the chance to hone basic skills such as mortise &...

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Blog Posts #11: Finishing for Non-Professionals, Part IV

11-14-2010 04:34 AM by JSZ | 0 comments »

Here's the link for the fourth post in this series. We’re at the point where the project needs to be assembled, and the care and deliberation you take in this process is going to pay big dividends when we start to apply the finish. With a project this close to completion there is a tendency to rush things – especially if a deadline (like Christmas) is looming. However, a slipup during the assembly process makes finishing much more difficult. Comments and your own tips are ...

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A white Thanksgiving

11-14-2010 02:33 AM by cabs4less | 4 comments »

So after 12 hours 21 interior doors and 12 kitchen cabinets are sprayed and ready to be assembled. rain is coming monday ao all spraying neede to be done this weekend. So me and my helper hit hard today and knocked it out from primer to top coat. I smell money!! Well not really all i smell is paint and thinner and yes i am coverd in overspray and its white to so i look like tony montana with a paint gun

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Built In Closets #6: Face Frames

11-10-2010 06:23 PM by SPHinTampa | 2 comments »

Final step is to attach and finish face frames. I may have already covered this but here is the face frame glue up. Dry fit with clamps to make sure everything lines up. Lessons Learned … do not store your framing materials like this: A warped face frame is difficult to fix, no matter how are you nail it, clamp it and glue it. See my shame below: Next step was to set up tower on saw horses ($22 for metal saw horses that fold up at Lowe’s – I r...

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Episode 84 Entertainment Center Part 5

11-09-2010 06:00 AM by kosta | 9 comments »

Episode 84 Entertainment Center Part 5 from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I finish the entertainment center. I go over some changes I made to the top panel. Then I work on the 2 in tall base. The base sits 1-1/2 in from the edge of the entertainment center all the way around. Then I glued up all the parts. I didnt get as much video from the final glue up as I wanted to because I was really rushing towards the end of the contest. Overall this was a pretty good project took about 180...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #157: Improving on a Good Thing

11-07-2010 01:06 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I already know that it is going to be a great day. I only realized last night that we will have an extra hour and that this is the weekend we change our clocks. I always loved that extra hour. Even when I was quite young I enjoyed the advantages of it. Apparently I was even busy as a child and had little trouble trying to fill it. I decided yesterday that I am going to proclaim a “jammy day” today. I ran my errands yesterday and have no reason whatsoever to leave the house...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #155: Time to Take a Stand

11-05-2010 10:00 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I am writing this blog last night because we decided to high tail it to Halifax in the morning for probably our last trip into the city before winter hits. Today, we went to a new wood place that our friend Bernie recommended today and got some incredibly low priced and high quality hard woods. Among our finds were some nice ash at $2.00 per board foot, some flaming birch for $3.00 per board foot and some curly maple which was also only $3.00 per board foot. We didn’t get a lot bec...

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Free Madrone Slab Contest!

10-30-2010 09:04 PM by OregonBurls | 13 comments »

I had to move this from project to Blog. So those who have seen it well here it is again! Any One Can Join! I am giving one of these two slabs away! I am having so much fun with my slabber that I want to share the wealth. So I am going to make it a contest if it works out and hopefully get some advertisment. These would build great desks I believe! Here are he rules: #1 – you have to pay for shipping to your place. I will crate it at no charge. #2 – you h...

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Refinishing Jobs ? I dread.

10-28-2010 06:06 PM by Doug Scott | 12 comments »

I don’t mind some of the things I refinish . But this is the one that I wish that I would have turned down.I will post this one my projects , so check that out if you desire. It’s a french door , with 15 panels of glass , the fun about this is cleaning the old paint out from the trim around each pain of glass and then getting it all sanded, but not only do you or should I say ( I ) have 15 panels but I have (TWO SIDES ) that means 30 panels . It was painted with two layers of pa...

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Bedroom Wall Unit #8: Spraying is becoming better

10-27-2010 10:51 PM by depictureboy | 2 comments »

I want to thank everyone who commented on my spraying conundrums the last couple weeks… I am now adding 2 dixie cups of denatured alcohol to 1 quart (sprayer cup) of dewaxed shellac…it is going much better. I also realized that the sprayer shipped with the largest needle installed. I downgraded to the smallest and that seems to be going much better now too…. You cant see it in the picture, but the finish is super clean…I put on about 6 coats last night and yo...

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