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The Mario Chronicles #1: New to the Woodworking community

109 days ago by Mario | 6 comments »

Hello fellow woodworkers. My name is Mario. I am from the beautiful twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago http://discovertnt.com. I am new to the art of woodworking. I have no formal training. My tools are limited but I am working on expanding my collection. I look forward to the opportunities to learn from the experiences of everyone in this community. In the words of Steve Ramsey; “there are no mistakes in woodworking only skill building opportunities.I have always admired those with th...

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My Beginning Days #1: Starting My Journey

231 days ago by Kaa162 | 3 comments »

So today I decided to start blogging about my journey. Not so that anyone would actually read it, but mostly as a way for me to look back and see where I started, assuming I get some place with the whole thing. If you read this, you should know a few things about me first… One, I am a school counselor by trade, so I have NO formal training in anything with my hands. What I know about the mechanics of things honestly could be put in a children’s book written and illustrated b...

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First project - Japanese low horses

423 days ago by siavosh | 13 comments »

After I got bit by the woodworking bug a few months ago I’ve been scrambling to figure out how to start making stuff given that I live in a 3rd floor one bedroom apartment with my fiance in San Francisco (and having no hand skills whatsoever). I hope this entry helps inspire others in a similar situation that it can be done, but please don’t look at this blog or my projects for any tips on technique. I’m sure I’ve made every mistake in the book—but all while havi...

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Bench Top Work Bench #1: The Process

567 days ago by Jeff Waggoner | 3 comments »

This is my first woodworking project. I built it to enter in a student competition. I placed 4th at Regional’s and 6th at International’s with students from around the world. My Inspiration for this project come from an article from issue #176 of Fine Woodworking magazine. My choice of subject for my bench top work bench was because I wanted something useful that I knew I would use often. My project is basically a miniature work bench. Its purpose is to bring the work your doing up higher ...

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Sectional Couch / Sofa #1: Design and tools

937 days ago by chris | 1 comment »

Well, let me start by saying this is my very first post. I love designing new furniture (Dressers, Couches, Tables, Cribs, Shelves, Beds, Etc.) and have found it a real joy building what I design. I unfortunately do not have any professional tools or many tools in fact, but I do what I can with what I have. Money doesn’t grow on trees… So, my objective is to try and help you and myself build fairly inexpensive furniture while still being good quality in appearance and st...

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Progress of a self taught cabinet maker #11: Tool tote for Thomas vid 3

1157 days ago by RGtools | 4 comments »

Some of you who follow this blog (all 3 of you) might remember that some time ago I gave a starter set of tools to a young man just getting into the craft. The first thing he wanted to build was a tool box so his stuff did not get messed up (kid after my own heart). I was unable to teach him in person (our schedules just don’t line up…10 year olds are busy these days). But with the miracle of the internet and a complete incompetent in the editors chair (me) I was finally able to produce an in...

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Progress of a self taught cabinet maker #10: Tool Tote for Thomas vid 2

1157 days ago by RGtools | 0 comments »

Some of you who follow this blog (all 3 of you) might remember that some time ago I gave a starter set of tools to a young man just getting into the craft. The first thing he wanted to build was a tool box so his stuff did not get messed up (kid after my own heart). I was unable to teach him in person (our schedules just don’t line up…10 year olds are busy these days). But with the miracle of the internet and a complete incompetent in the editors chair (me) I was finally able to produce an in...

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Progress of a self taught cabinet maker #9: A Tool tote for Thomas

1157 days ago by RGtools | 3 comments »

Some of you who follow this blog (all 3 of you) might remember that some time ago I gave a starter set of tools to a young man just getting into the craft. The first thing he wanted to build was a tool box so his stuff did not get messed up (kid after my own heart). I was unable to teach him in person (our schedules just don’t line up…10 year olds are busy these days). But with the miracle of the internet and a complete incompetent in the editors chair (me) I was finally able to p...

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David Marks Piano Bench

1555 days ago by AKWoody | 5 comments »

So this is my first real project. I have spent months practicing mortising and cutting tenons and ruining cheap wood before I attempted anything expensive. So far it is turning out better then expected. My future brother in law plays the piano from a kitchen chair making this an ideal wedding gift. I used cherry with ebony accents, I am hoping the finish turns out well.

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Footstools #1: My first real woodworking project

1981 days ago by Mark Gipson | 4 comments »

One of the excuses I used to get started with woodworking (and spend money on tools of course) was that I wanted to build 5 footstools for our beauty salon. Our customers currently rest their feet on some rather horrible pink plastic footstools that cost 49 baht or less from the local supermarket. They look a bit out of place and the top is hard to keep clean. I can do better than that I thought! This blog will detail my adventures in trying to build these footstools. These are my first real ...

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