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Cherry Projects #1: Box - Planning the Project

11-22-2016 06:16 AM by Cathie Zimmerman | 2 comments »

Hi! It’s been a little but since I’ve posted. Now that Phoenix, AZ isn’t so hot I can get back out in the shop comfortably more often. More time equals more projects. More projects means more experience. More experience (to me) means more creativity and more exploration. So, cherry is on sale down at Woodworkers Source on the I17 frontage road between bell road and union hills. It’s about $5/bft so I bought about $50 worth; I’m tempted to go and buy more nex...

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Cherry Box of squares #6: Grooves done, and a glue up

11-20-2016 10:32 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, Stanley #45 is set up to make 1/4” wide grooves… Jig has been made. Then a few swipes with the 45.. Cut a groove in the top edge of each side. Then a test fit or three First one showed the panel was a bit too long. Trimmed it a bit, and remade the bevel. This morning, I went back to the shop. The bevels needed fine tuned, had a few spots that were a bit too fat, Spokeshave, block plane, #3 handplane, and some 80 grit wrapped around a wood slat. Worked al...

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Cherry Box of squares #5: Lid work

11-17-2016 10:43 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, just to get caught up a bit. Sized the lid’s frame parts for length, and started to dovetail the corners.. Four pieces, all nice and smoothed up, and then checked to make sure they would fit the box.. Then start with the dovetails. While normally I start with the pins…for some reason I wound up doing the tails first.. Not the best looking ones, pins looked better.. Hardest part for me is to remember which side of the lines to saw on.. Otherwise, I get loos...

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DIY Simple Doweling Jig in 1 hour

11-13-2016 04:45 PM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 1 comment »

Hello colleagues, This DOWELING JIG can be built in 1 hour yet it is very PRECISE and EASY TO USE. 3 min. instructional video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhbKsM2gtB0 Happy Woodworking! Michael Makarevich

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There was a lot of interest in my half mitered dovetails so I decided to do a tutorial

11-12-2016 01:27 AM by Wes Harville | 1 comment »

Here is a link to the video with a step by step tutorial https://youtu.be/XlY7owmtMPw

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Cherry Box of squares #2: Maybe a glue-up?

11-08-2016 02:21 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Well, I had a stash of lighter coloured wood to milled into a panel for a lid.. Got most of these resawn down to around..1/2” thick. Had to surface a few to get close to that size. Jointed all the edges. Those beads on the boards? I ripped those off, as I can always make a new bead. Crosscut to almost the same length…..width was coming up a bit too narrow. Found a piece of cherryand jointed it to fit. Might as well put it into the center of the panel? Ok, Nor...

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Octave Mandolin #5: How to carve an Archtop Soundboard

10-30-2016 05:02 AM by Gbluee | 2 comments »

Following up on the current build… This next part is the carving process of the soundboard. Link to view the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzTgu1dqCSU

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Pine Auger bit box #6: Page #3 in the clamps....finally

10-25-2016 02:03 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well, some fellow named Gumption finally found where I was hiding out, so, off to the shop I went. I had that Stanley #45 set up as a “Hollows” plane. Yes, Stanley made cutters like this…...IF you can find, and even afford them. Anyway, started milling the rest of the grooves… Groove #2…fighting the grain, still Groove #3….I needed the cam rest, as I was out in the middle of nowhere. I was also no longer fighting the grain. Had to turn the bl...

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4 legged stool #1: compound angle holes on a drill press

10-18-2016 07:04 PM by dutchtouch | 3 comments »

Hello, I am trying to build the 4 legged stool Fabian Fischer’s stools online fine woodworking. I am having problems drilling the holes at compound angles and was looking for some advice. Also any advice on carving out the seat. Thanks

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Hot Hide Glue Experimentation #1: Prep and First Try

10-18-2016 01:17 PM by Lazyman | 2 comments »

I posted a forum topic recently asking about the best way to attach some veneer to a project I am planning and one of the recommendations was to use hot hide glue (HHG). I’ve seen posts before from fellow LJs about how much they like using HHG and have been meaning to to give it a try so I decided this was a good excuse. I will share my journey in this blog. Step 1: Research. I spent a couple of days understanding the history, uses, pros and cons, tools and techniques. Of course...

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