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Wonderful Things #2: Sort of a Chest with Slideout Draw Trays

04-22-2014 02:12 PM by brucethecontrarian | 1 comment »

She Who Must be Obeyed spake thus; Seek ye out the land of Ebay and secure these 40 vintage wooden trays that have been made known to me and bring them hence. Thereafter shall ye build a cabinet such that it will hold all my supplies of craft that I might practice on them. And ye shall make it so it fits in a specific place and is neither too large nor too small. As She had spoken, so was She obeyed. The draws came from an old police station in the town of Preston (Watling Street...

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Chess board with outlined squares

04-21-2014 06:35 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 4 comments »

Howdy, Joe asked me to create a little Blog about how I created my chess board. I’m happy to do so. I’ll just remind everyone that when you are seated at the board, the corner square to your right is white. I’ll edit this post this week to add illustrations. Truth being told, the cutting board and box makers are far better at this than I. This design is just a basic cutting board without using end grain. I didn’t allow for expansion so the whole thing may just explode on me one day. Us...

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Secret Dovetails: a bottom for the box

04-20-2014 05:33 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Almost got this box about sized up. Some tweaking at the corners, maybe. Time to add a bottom? Needs a groove made in the sides of the box, so A Plough plane to cut some 1/4” by 1/4” grooves. Plane just MIGHT be a tad older than me? I had a piece of pine scrap, almost the right sizes for the box. needed a rebate around the edges, though So, a Wards #78 set to take a bit of the top, er, bottom of the panel. Seems I had the panel a might too smooth and shiny. ...

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Cherry Nightstand #5: Top

04-15-2014 06:04 PM by Todd | 2 comments »

In this entry I will cover the top construction for the nightstand. Before I get started I want to apologize for not having many pictures of the top construction. You may be asking “What’s the big deal about the top? It’s just a panel glue-up and edge routing…” Normally, I would say it’s not that big of a deal but since I am trying to match the style of existing furniture (at least in spirit) it was a little more complicated. The top is actually in t...

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #11: |Step 10| Learn how to Finish the Wood

04-15-2014 05:01 PM by WoodAndShop | 2 comments »

Step 10 is one of my favorite steps, because you get to see the true beauty reveal itself in the wood, and the grain patterns shine forth! I’ll admit it, I’m not one of those woodworkers who love complex finish recipes, but I love making it as simple as possible. In the above video I introduced quite a few of the well-known finishes used by woodworkers (there’s probably a lot more) but I encourage everyone to experiment and find out which finishes they like the best. My favorite, easies...

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #10: |Step 9| Learn how to Fasten, Assemble & Glue-up Woodworking Projects

04-15-2014 04:58 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

Every project has different requirements for assembling, gluing, and clamping, but these videos can help with some basic tips. It’s important to have plenty of clamps so you don’t miss clamping a vital area of a project. 9.1 Fastening I used to think that using nails, and other fasteners, wasn’t part of traditional woodworking. But then I took a week-long class at Roy Underhill’s “Woodwright School” and learned that cut nails and other fasteners is actually very traditional. And it’s...

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #9: |Step 8| Joinery: Learn how to Layout & Cut Joints

04-15-2014 04:52 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

People called “Joiners” cut joints in wood, in order to get the wood to fit (and stay) together. There are many, many different joints for many different applications. I’ll keep adding joinery videos below (I’m starting with the more basic joints and will move on to more complex joints), so keep checking back. Before watching the videos, checkout this cool woodworking joint chart! (credit: David Royce). 8.1 Learn How to Cut Dovetail Joints Here’s a very detailed 15 step video t...

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #8: |Step 7| Learn how to Layout & Mark the Wood

04-15-2014 04:20 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

Before you can accurately cut joints to fit your wood together, you need to learn to accurately measure and layout your work pieces. My below videos will help you understand the different marking, measuring, & layout tools. They’ll also show you how to use them! If you don’t see what you’re looking for, don’t worry…I’m always adding more videos! Understanding Marking, Measuring, & Layout Tools: Precision is a major key to enjoying woodworking with hand tools. But, like all...

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #7: |Step 6| Learn to Prepare Wood: Square, Flat, Straight, & Smooth

04-15-2014 04:16 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

In order for wood joints to fit together properly and for edges to glue together tightly your boards need to be perfectly square, straight, and smooth. Although this process isn’t as quick as “milling” boards through power tools, it doesn’t take all that long, and is much more satisfying. Check out the video tutorials below, and choose your favorite! My Favorite Videos about Dimensioning & Squaring Boards with Hand Tools: Here are a few of my favorite videos about squaring and pr...

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #6: |Step 5| Learn How to Design Woodworking Projects

04-15-2014 04:12 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

You can definitely find plans for furniture and projects that other woodworkers have built, but I personally love the creative bliss that comes from designing my own projects. I also love looking at furniture in antique stores and on Pinterest to get ideas (See my Pinterest photos). But I always customize for my available space. Use Free Woodworking Design Software Ever since I was a kid I have drawn my “inspired” furniture sketches in a sketch book (or the back of a napkin), but...

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