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Another exotic wood source #3: Free applewood Piece

07-29-2016 11:05 PM by ralbuck | 2 comments »

I Want to see it used—not burned!Any one close that wants this unique piece of apple wood for a project! I will happily give it to you! (Aloha OR—Hillsboro, Beaverton etc.) I think it is to neat to just become firewood. It is still green. I do want to see the completed project eventually though! Sorry picture went sideways. the piece is about 7-1/2 in diameter at the larger branch—the “leg” is about 4” in and the height is about 18 inches.

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Free Wood #5: Old Dresser Drawers

06-10-2016 12:41 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

A while ago I saw a chest of drawers on the curb, out for the trash. I didn’t have room for the carcass, but I grabbed the drawers. The drawer fronts were plywood covered with veneer. Unfortunately I didn’t know this until I started planing them down. Pretty much ruined as plywood, I used them to make a bunch of John Heisz style push sticks. One small bonus from these was a few pieces of hardware. I got two mending plates and two corner brackets. All hail ...

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Making a Rustic Birdhouse

05-16-2016 08:59 AM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

https://youtu.be/NL-KcL0LvNo Hello again folks! In my continuing work with reclaimed wood, I made a rustic bird house! I also made a video about it! Enjoy!

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Free Wood #4: The Pew Report

05-14-2016 11:36 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

As mentioned previously in this series, I got possession of two old church pews that my church no longer needed. Today I disassembled them and cut the long pieces in half crosswise to fit them in my car. Because of the splits in the wood, I ended up with many 1×4’s and a few 1×6’s. One seat stayed intact, but it has a split. I’ll have to break it anyway to fit through my thickness planer. I cleaned the wood up, taking off any molding so that it would fit ...

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Free Wood #3: This Wood Won't Smell

05-13-2016 12:35 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

My church had two pews in the narthex that were starting to fall apart. I had repaired them a few times, but there’s only so much you can do without just taking them apart and restoring them. I was starting to make plans on replacing them with plywood benches, but this week the church got a hold of some reception are chairs for free. So now the pews are spare and I’ve offered to take them away. They are each 12 feet long and made (I think) of maple. I’ll have to c...

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Routing a Clock Face

04-22-2016 09:21 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19UQdKfjUsY About a month ago, I made a clock out of some pallet wood. I decided it was about time I give the clock face some TLC. I hope you enjoy!

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Free Wood #2: Oak Plant Stand

12-23-2015 05:03 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

Coming home from Church on Sunday I passed this plant stand, out for the trash, not far from my house. Needless to say I walked out and took a look. It is made of solid, 1 inch by 1 1/2 inch oak. It came apart into 2 frame pieces by removing 4 screws on the bottom. Some flexing broke the doweled joints. This is what I got. The long bits have a useful 22 inches of solid oak between the dowel holes.

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Chip carve a 6-point rosette

11-01-2015 01:48 PM by MyChipCarving | 2 comments »

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Free vidio class for Maloof style rocker.

10-27-2015 10:05 PM by bkap | 32 comments »

I am thinking of making a video of the classes I give about making the Maloof style rocker. I want to post it for free so any woodworker can learn the procedure. If they have my free text it will make things a lot easier. Now the question is do you Jocks think if would be a waste of time or not? I am 83 and would like to leave the info I have learned for the rest of you. If I do make the video I will have to get one of my grandchildren to help me. This stuff is just too confusing for me...

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Free Wood #1: Dressers

10-18-2014 01:49 AM by Dave Rutan | 9 comments »

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]Where do you find wood that isn’t plain pine boards and studs from the local lumberyard? If you don’t live near a furniture supply house or don’t want to pay for wood for small projects, do like I do. I live in a mid-sized town in the rural corner of New Jersey. When I’m out driving here and there I keep an eye out along the streets, mainly in my own town, for broken furniture. A lot of folks throw out broken chairs, but I don’t ha...

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