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Can Do Series #2: Make A Simple Elegant Candle Holder

02-11-2012 05:08 PM by JordsWoodShop | 2 comments »

In this “Can-Do” video project I take you through the steps involved in making a simple, elegant candle holder featuring a unique contrasting lamination that captures the eye. More photos go here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/61244

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My French Cleat System

01-23-2012 02:27 PM by Sailor | 15 comments »

Have a look at my french cleat system in my shop. It’s a very versatile system that can easily adapt to your storage needs. Check out my Youtube Channel for more videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/SailingandSuch?feature=guide Thanks for watching!

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How To make Easy Drawers

12-30-2011 05:52 PM by Sailor | 4 comments »

I just finished making some drawers for two vanities that I am building and I figured I would make a video of the easy method I use to make them. I noticed that there wasn’t a video on Youtube of how to make “easy” drawers with simple joinery so I thought I’d throw mine on there. I don’t use the best joinery I know, but it’s simple and can be done by pretty much anyone with limited tools. I have several drawers in my shop that were built this way and...

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Wood Tumbler #1: Prepping the motor.....

12-16-2011 11:11 PM by dakremer | 21 comments »

This journey started out with me asking a question about what I could do (woodworking related) with a blender motor I salvaged. See the forum topic here. Cranesgonewild (an LJ member) gave me a link to a project another LJ member had posted. Here is that project by Filinvested. The project is like a rock tumbler (for polishing rocks), but instead of rocks it takes cubes of wood and turns them into beads of wood. Pretty ingenious idea. So I decided to make one. My mother and stepmother ...

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I'm nearly famous

08-23-2011 08:44 PM by BritBoxmaker | 63 comments »

I had hoped to leave this announcement until the relevant issue of Wood Magazine came out. However people have started to recognise my Zee box as being in the next (October) issue (I am told its due to be on the newsstands 11th October) along with an article on how to make it. Strangely they (Wood Magazine) in the person of Lucas Peters approached me about featuring it. I thought it was the other way around, you submit stuff to them!. Oh well. This was way back in February as they have to ...

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Hand Cutting Dovetails

07-21-2011 08:09 PM by AlexHarris | 11 comments »

Hey LJ! Sorry to anyone who got the wrong video first time they viewed, I embeded the wrong video but that has now been rectified. I am by no means what you would call an experienced hand tool user and I tend to use them in conjunction with my powertools. Nevertheless following a hand tool project where I made some bookends which I did a few weeks ago… you can check that out by clicking on the link… Here! Anyway after that video I was asked about cutting dovetails so here...

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How-To #1: Fancy Wooden Bookmarks

06-17-2011 09:24 PM by dakremer | 35 comments »

Step-by-step process of building a fancy bookmark out of walnut wood.

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Building a wooden shoulder plane #5: Let's wedge it!

05-27-2011 09:37 PM by Div | 12 comments »

It makes me REAL happy to see that some guys have been inspired to make their own planes! For that reason, I will patiently bear the slowness of my backwater farm style dial up connection….. The last part to be made is the wedge. Just a simple piece of wood but with a very important function! Not only does it hold the blade firmly in position, it also acts as a chip breaker of sorts. Remember when we made the plane body (Part II) there was this little off cut piece to be saved? This...

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Building a wooden shoulder plane #4: Let's make us an iron!

05-25-2011 10:12 PM by Div | 16 comments »

If this is happening a little too slow for your liking, it is because I have to make sawdust all day long to keep the wolf from the door. That is 10 hours gone. Making these little planes and blogging about it is mostly a night time affair, after taking care of normal daily chores and duties! We have made a plane body and it is looking pretty good! Time to do some metalwork.This is what we want to achieve: At the top is the finished plane iron, below is the material I made it from; ...

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Building a wooden shoulder plane #3: The mouth. Don't open wide, we are not at the dentist! (sorry Ken)

05-23-2011 10:47 PM by Div | 22 comments »

As I write, my blue Monday is behind me but some of my American friends are still busy dealing with theirs! Let’s get rid of the blues and go back to our project. The glue is dry and we can pop the clamps. I’ve always liked this stage of a project, that moment when you can take off the clamps and clean up the glue lines. Again, a reminder of what we want to achieve: This is where we are. Cut the pins close to the timber and clean up the glue lines. If there is glue squeeze ou...

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