Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'joinery'

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"Parabolic Works of 'Wood Art' --byRusticWoodArt

2574 days ago by frank | 2 comments »

Parabolic Works of ‘Wood Art’ is my moment of now, like where was yesterday when all is past, and what be-comes of foresight in tommorow, is but a shadow of finding past…. —-so once again i go ahead. ....who plows a furrow with their head stuck in some frown, and what gives those other’s right to say follow this way, tis no-small thing to walk behind the footsteps of some ridiculous king, like now i tend to know that all was for their pleasurab...

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wood joinery / garden contest entry #2: another perspective

2579 days ago by scottb | 0 comments »

It’s funny how this contest challenges you to think about wood in different ways. At first you think of how to replace nails with dowels or dovetails… then as designs get too complex, the mind broadens and figures out how to strip away the clutter and simplify the design or the plan. (I’ve always been good with simplification – resume’ as it were) It finally ocurred to me, just tonight, that the baskets my sister made (we have two, a wine basket and a stair ba...

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Cutting Small Tenons

1243 days ago by TheGravedigger | 2 comments »

There’s a new Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Cutting Small Tenons. How to make tenons on small and/or thin stock with common joinery tools. Check it out!

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"Journeys into the Joints of Joineries" by RusticWoodArt #2: "My Ghost of a Past"

2627 days ago by frank | 1 comment »

My Ghost of a Past ....and so yes, for any and all that have been reading here and are waiting for more on the series “Journeys into the Joints of Wood Joineries” ....these articles, will be forthcoming from time to time. I am thinking of how to approach this subject, however I am no expert and not much of a technical writer and really dis-like writing on subjects that press me into the thinking confines of a box…. There was a time when I thought and lived in a box, I rec...

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Homework #1: Hitting the books

1974 days ago by JimmyNate | 2 comments »

I stopped by the library this week and picked up a few books on tools. The goal is to educate myself sufficiently that I know what I’ll want to be doing with the tools. This week the selections are: Jim Tolpin’s Table Saw MagicGreat for my intended purpose. The first 45 pages are nothing but the basics: types of saws, setup, tune-up, upkeep. The rest of the book (the bulk of it) is devoted to the myriad uses of a table saw and while details are occasionally thin, there ar...

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wood joinery / garden contest entry #1: my challenge

2579 days ago by scottb | 3 comments »

Ah, life. It’s what happens while you’re busy making other plans. I had (ok, still have) a great idea for both contests. Yes, two birds with one stone. And what was even better, was that it required only small amounts of time and attention, spread out over the duration of the contest. It was required actually. As I would be turning pieces of green wood, and needed to stagger the assembly, so as the pieces could dry gradually and mother nature could do the joinery for me. No need f...

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Wing Chun Dummy - Making the Frame, Part 2

1332 days ago by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “Wing Chun Dummy – Making the Frame, Part 2”. I correct some joinery errors and glue up the frame. Check it out!

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2556 days ago by kgriff | 9 comments »

ever want to say – to hell with the high fahlutin joinery – and just screw the dang project together? i’m close people – real close – to doing just that. well, not really. just maybe a little. maybe. a bit. they’ll be unseen. i mean, they’re screws, there is a serious skill level involved. right? getting them straight, allowing for wood movement, choosing the right ones, placement, yadda yadda yadda. what if i put them in by hand? would...

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Some help from pops

171 days ago by siavosh | 2 comments »

I somehow missed the part where the teacher showed how to make a compound miter joint—I think I was stuck on the previous exercise. After coming home, I spent some time just futzing around trying to figure out how he did the cuts for the joint so quickly. I ended up getting lazy and calling my architect dad for help with a hand-cut friendly approach. As a software programmer my spatial sense isn’t anything to brag out, my brain works in code. As for my dad, he’s always been ...

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The Best of 'Wood Art" #4: "Evolution and 'Wood Art' in the Process" --by RusticWoodArt

2470 days ago by frank | 3 comments »

Evolution and ‘Wood Art’ in the Process ”Show me an artist, who has not had to hack his own way through the cluttered groundwork of those who came before and I will show you one who does not know yet their beginning to ending.” ....and so I’m taking some time out, to write some more notes and thoughts here, as I sift through those cascading files within my mind, looking for ‘original idea’….for the ”Upcoming Awards Event” Category: Not...

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