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Cutting Board: How To's #1: Zig Zag Cutting Board - How To:

1292 days ago by McLeanVA | 50 comments »

For those of you who asked me for a tutorial on how to make the zig zag legless vegetable death table (cutting board), here is my best shot. I am far too impatient to take photos when I work, so I decided to illustrate the process using some good old Adobe PhotoShop. I hope you find this useful and informative. I will outline the process in 10 steps below. I have assumed that when viewing these steps that basic woodworking skills are familiar to you. If you have questions, or run into snag...

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How to make a bandsaw box

1420 days ago by Stevinmarin | 42 comments »

Wow, there are a bazillion examples of bandsaw boxes on LumberJocks. I always thought they were complicated and had a hard time finding some really basic instruction. Well, here is a video for all of us bandsaw box newbies! The neat thing about bandsaw boxes is that if you give them away as gifts, people will be amazed and wonder about your woodworking prowess. They will think you are a woodworking god! Little will they know that you are a Mere Mortal and these boxes are totally easy to cr...

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Snakes Pattern in Solid Wood #1: The Challenge of the Snakes

1419 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 19 comments »

After posting the ‘Pattern of Four’ aka ‘Snakes’ box it occurred to me that it must be able to be done in solid wood, not just veneer. Another challenge methinks. Heres the pattern I think this can be reduced to its simplest components. Two types of square; one made up of four triangles and the other a simple square with sides half the length of the first. Each individual snake pattern is made up of four triangles and one square. Trust me I’ve seen the patterns ...

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

1061 days ago 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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Building a wooden shoulder plane #2: About body parts and even a mouth...

1063 days ago by Div | 31 comments »

24 hours later and I’m back in my favorite chair! It sounds like some has already sourced plane irons in many different ways. Good! Bertha is ordering a brandnew blade, Derosa found some old plane blades at a local junk store and his Dremel with cutting disc is eager to go! Grittyroots has some old molding planes and wants to use an iron from on of those. Bearpie in Jacksonville has some old worn out metal cutting saw blades about 1/8” thick by 2” wide and 18” long. Good ide...

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How-To #1: Fancy Wooden Bookmarks

1036 days ago by dakremer | 35 comments »

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

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How to Build a Sofa/Couch #1: Arm Rests

1427 days ago by dakremer | 8 comments »

DISCLAIMER: Before I start this blog, I want to make sure everyone knows that I am NOT a professional sofa/furniture builder. I just took on this project because 1) I needed a sofa and 2) because I thought it’d be really fun and satisfying if I built my own sofa. This is all my own design, and besides looking at a few pics on the internet, this is all my OWN method of doing it. That being said – for any of you professional sofa builders out there, I am sorry if I’m not d...

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How to build Cornhole Boards- fun project, great game!

1201 days ago by Sailor | 21 comments »

Ever tried cornhole? If not then you need too. It’s pretty addicting around a group a friends. Great for those tailgating days or outdoor parties. I made a little video showing how I make my cornhole boards, maybe it will inspire you to make a set for yourself and some for your friends! Enjoy…..

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My French Cleat System

817 days ago 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

840 days ago 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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