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Shop Notes #20: Odd Custom Projects

05-03-2018 03:25 PM by Steve | 2 comments »

I generally see a trickle of custom requests in my shop, so it’s unusual to have two under way at the same time. The first was a soap cutting device for a friend who makes and sells boutique soap. Essentially, it’s cutting wires strung over a frame, then hinged so the entire device can be pulled down through a large cake of soap. Most of the comparables I saw on Etsy were bolted together plywood contraptions. I used some scrap maple for the frame with lap joints and dowels at t...

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Shop Notes #19: Run-Up to Another Show

04-26-2018 04:19 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

It was a hectic push to get ready for my last show, which was a fun time (if not terribly lucrative). This time, I set more reasonable goals, and even after a flurry of sales around tax day (which was unusual), I have plenty of wares on the shelves or easy to finish before May 5th. This wine rack is a new product. I finally decided on a thinned coat of Danish oil for the finish, followed by multiple thin coats of satin polyurethane, which should be able to take a little abuse. I...

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Shop Notes #17: Experimenting with Black Acacia

04-13-2018 04:05 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

Some time last year, a local lumberyard cleared out the last of their black acacia for dirt cheap. The lumber wasn’t great—lots of splits and narrow pieces, but for the price, it was worth a gamble. After a few months in the shop, I finally broke out a couple of boards to make some beer flight paddles and a wine rack or two. For the paddles, I wanted to create a flat-bottom surface for the tasting glasses. Boring a partial hole with a forstner bit would leave a score around...

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Cutting Boards and Bandsaws

03-06-2018 04:48 PM by Steve | 4 comments »

I normally don’t mind saw blade changes, but I make an exception for the bandsaw, which is no fun at all. After the struggle to get the old blade off and the new one seated, there’s the long tedious process of setting the guides just so. In this case, I was installing a new resaw blade. I ruined the old one well over a year ago when I hit a hidden spike in a chunk of reclaimed pine. The blade made it through the steel, but (of course) was never the same again. I’ve be...

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Wooden Planes #17: Another Swap, another block plane

07-08-2017 11:32 PM by Mark Kornell | 5 comments »

Made this block plane for the recent swap. The construction was basically the same as the previous blog posting. Laminated (sandwich) body construction with glued-in ears. Since that blog post I’ve made a couple more in the same style, learning a bit more each time. One thing I focused on was how the ears and wedge are shaped. I’ve been gradually working my way to a more traditional tapering near the mouth. The details don’t show up in these pics, unfortunately...

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100 foot cabinet shop #2: Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy . . .

02-13-2017 04:23 AM by Madmark2 | 5 comments »

Wood has three dimensions and the table saw cuts both X (length) and Y (width) The Z (thickness) axis needs a lunch box planer. The table saw has the Incra rip fence and miter gauge so X and Y are covered. Z however needed some help getting the same accuracy as the saw. One of the benifits of digital gauges is that I can see the reading without squinting or having to bend down. I have a digital height gauge to set the saw height and set the router bits consistently. Repeatability is...

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100 foot cabinet shop #1: Thoughts behind the shop and working standards

02-13-2017 01:50 AM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

Used to have a shop, X got in the divorce. :( Fast forward 15 years & I have 2/3 of 1/2 of a garage to build a cabinet shop in. The core of any shop is the table saw and within my (retired) spending limit I got a brand new Grizzly G0715P. Simultaneously with the saw purchase I added an Incra LS-III rip fence and an Incra miter gauge. I’m disabled and can’t walk / stand a lot so everything is within reach of my chair in front of the saw. I’ve got most all of th...

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Pipe Making #1: Introduction

05-18-2016 04:03 PM by MadMark | 2 comments »

This is a first draft of what should become a nice illustrated tutorial on making a pair of one piece pipes. The pipe making process is much more complicated and needs a lot of tools to make. Pipe making requires: Table saw Drill press (several bits) Band saw 4” Stationary Belt sander Oscillating Spindle Sander 1” belt sander 8” disc sander ROS sanding @ 120 & 240 Hand sand with sanding sponge At this point the pipe is ready for finishing. ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1572: Some Very Cool Effects!

06-15-2015 11:40 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

Another beautiful week is beginning.The sun has just come up, revealing a crystal clear blue sky. There is dew on the grass and cars and the birds are happily chirping. A light breeze is whispering through the tree tops and you can still feel the crispness from the night air. How could it be any more "perfect"?What a way to start a week!We've had several days like this now, and I think that Mother Nature is perhaps making up for the long, harsh winter we experienced here. To me,...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1568: Fun NEW Projects!

06-08-2015 12:47 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

This past weekend I was terribly busy and I had a wonderfully fun time. While I loved creating my last huge project, it felt really good to be able to do some other things. When I work on one thing, I often get ideas for other projects to follow. I have learned to write these ideas down in a file so that later on when I am looking for something new to do, I have lots to choose from. You wouldn't believe how long the list is! I call it my 'job security' though and it seems that the...

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