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Mjolnir (part 1)

10-21-2012 12:39 PM by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

To see the pictures, please click here. At long last I have begun construction of my first mallet! I’ve been seeing all these great pounders, thumpers, whackers, and smackers that everyone has been displaying on the internet and on TV shows and finally could take no more of the bounce-back prone rubber mallet I’ve been using. As it happens, when I bought the supplies to build the bench back in August, I also acquired a nice hickory plank (4”x3/4” x 4’) to ...

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Mjolnir (part 3), or, A lesson in sticking with the plan

10-26-2012 12:19 PM by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

For all the evidence—-I mean pictures——please click here. As the title says, things didn’t go exactly as planned with the hammer the past couple days. I tried my best but it just didn’t work out as I imagined. Here’s what happened. Best pull up a chair and get some popcorn. It started after the handle was finally cut free from the excess wood. I decided to put all the pieces together and see if I like the general shape and weight of the mallet. H...

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Project Instructions #1: Jewelry Dishes - Instructions for a Great Gift Item

12-29-2010 03:26 AM by Peter Oxley | 2 comments »

I made several of these for Christmas gifts this year. They aren’t difficult, and they seemed to be well received. They use a fairly small amount of material, so they may be the perfect project for that pretty little chunk of wood you just can’t throw away. Start with ¾” material. The blank for the dish is about 3” diameter, and the post is ¾” wide by about 3-4” long. Put the post blank on the lathe and use a roughing gouge to turn it round. Now...

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Bottle Holder progress

03-23-2012 05:49 PM by Chuck | 1 comment »

Last weekend I got 2 coats of linseed oil applied to the bottle holder and last night I got 3 coats of shellac applied. Tomorrow I will give it a light sanding and then 2 more coats of shellac. I like this picture because it shows how much color and warmth the oil added to the hickory.

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Grain Milling Table

07-28-2013 02:24 PM by Brian Lackey | 1 comment »

I am helping a neighbor build a milling table from 8/4 hickory. This table is for milling grain to brew beer. I will keep posting images as we progress.

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Karate belt display #3: The Angle of the Dangle

02-06-2010 07:29 PM by WoodshopJoe | 1 comment »

Well it was now time to start making some sawdust, hopefully something would come of it in the end. I started by selecting a board that was about 7” wide to allow for a 4 1/4” and a 2 3/8” rip. Then starting at the beginning of the plan I transferred the board lengths to the piece and cut them to length allowing for an extra inch for adjustment. For the shorter pieces, I left them attached to a longer piece until I cut the dado slot to receive the inset. I numbered all...

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog - “Turning Saw - Roughing Out the Frame"

12-03-2010 05:36 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post available on the Little Good Pieces blog: “Turning Saw – Roughing Out the Frame”. This is part one of three on constructing a Gramercy-style turning saw. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/turning-saw-roughing-out-the-frame/

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Hickory Chest Build #2: How to build a Raised Panel Hickory Chest

01-31-2012 06:06 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 0 comments »

Hi everyone. I first off want to say I am sorry it took so long to get back here. Between Facebook, Google plus and Youtube and my website http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com . I never made it back here to update this series. Well the Hickory Chest build went very well. It ended up being an eight video series from start to finish. The Hickory Chest featured Raised Panel construction and the chest was lined with cedar. This project started when a client asked me to build a blanket chest for...

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Hickory Chest Build #3: How to build a Hickory Chest Continued

01-31-2012 06:12 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 0 comments »

This is a continuation of the Hickory Chest build. This is an 8 video series. Here we continue with part 3, 4 and 5

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Four-Poster Captain's Bed #2: How this got started...

09-16-2015 06:59 AM by RobII | 0 comments »

How this promise of a captain’s bed came about was almost an accident. My bride-to-be is used to having a large bed, California King, to be exact. All I had was a paltry queen-sized mattress on a relatively low frame. She commented that I probably stuck out over both ends when I slept (I’m 6’ 4”), and I had to agree with her. She also did not (understandably) want to share a bed with me that I had shared with my last (deceased) wife. So, I went and bought a Cal-Ki...

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