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Firewood Plane #2: Not so alternative plane blanks

10-31-2011 06:13 AM by tr33surg3on | 0 comments »

I decided to abandon the firewood plane blank after I realized it was lodgepole pine. I’m playing it safe by using a Maple turning blank. It was about 2×2x20. I cut it down to two 10” segments and glued them together to make a 2×4x10 blank. It will be a little wider than necessary, but I’ll have plenty of room for error when I rip the sides. It also turned out the blade on my thrift-store #5 is more pitted than I had hoped. I sharpened it as best I cou...

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New Workbench #4: Rising Dovetails

10-29-2011 02:49 AM by Letorix | 3 comments »

Well I have about 4 hours in cutting this out and I still have 1/32 or so bow in the faces. I sure hope the pride I may feel for these joints will be worth it. I’d love to hear how others would have done this quicker and more accurately. This hard maple has dulled my cheap cabinet makers rasp….man this is tough slow work!

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A Peruvian Walnut Cradle #4: Lessons Learned (what not to do next time)

10-27-2011 12:47 AM by jusfine | 5 comments »

It was enjoyable building the cradle, but there were a few things that caused me some grief and hopefully this will help someone else avoid the same mistakes. I used Peruvian Walnut and thicknessed it to 7/8”.The rockers were made from Tigerwood (Congolo Alves) and were finished at 1 1/4” thick.Length of this cradle was 39”, width was 16”. If you require any other measurements, let me know and I can get them (I know the owner). Here is the PDF from Leigh which...

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my tool till

10-21-2011 07:58 PM by daydrik | 5 comments »

At the moment I don’t have much time to work on all my unfinished project but hopefully this weekend I can finish two of my tills for my carpenters trunk. I’ve been needing a place to store my tool out of the way when not needed so I put together a carpenters trunk. I don’t have much money so it’s only made from pine but i hope one day to build one out of a harder wood. I’m thinking walnut or oak. Well I dovetailed the sides and grooved in the top and bottom. I s...

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48" Pocket Door #9: Really this time, milling the stiles and rails

10-20-2011 05:06 AM by GregD | 1 comment »

The last installment of this series was originally titled Milling the stiles and rails and described prepping the blanks for the panels. Sigh. Sorry about that. I’ve fixed that entry title. This door would be for the passage between my foyer and formal living room, so I thought the best side should face the foyer. I inspected each blank for the stiles and rails and picked out the best side as the “foyer” side, marking each part with chalk to indicated what part it was...

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Tenons on the Router Table

10-17-2011 10:50 PM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks | 6 comments »

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Incra Double Dovetail Project #5: The Tray Bottom

10-16-2011 10:11 PM by SPHinTampa | 4 comments »

In my last post, I finished cutting the double dovetails … sorry for the passive aggressive parting line. It was late and I was tired. Now I will put the finishing details on the tray. The only 1/4” plywood that I have in the shop is a piece 13”x72”. My tray is 14 1/4” wide. So this is an opportunity to create a composite panel as a tray bottom. It will look like this: First I cut the center panel on the table saw. Then I cut the outer...

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Sam Maloof inspired rocking chair #2: First try at the Maloof joint **Project on hold pending move**

10-14-2011 12:57 AM by sandhill | 2 comments »

Not having done this before it was a bit of a challenge to do I hope the joint is tight enough after the glue is in the joints and its clamped up. This is just the dry fit for now.In the two photos below are the left and right front legs. Today my 1/4” down cut spiral bit came so I will be routing the holes for the back slats then next week when my new band saw blade gets here I will cut the seat profile, sand and scoop the seat then comes the front legs.One thing I realized is you ...

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48" Pocket Door #8: Preparing the bookmatched panel blanks

10-12-2011 05:45 AM by GregD | 3 comments »

It has been a long time since my last blog post. Sorry. I was more intent on getting the door done than writing about it. At this point the stile and rail blanks are complete, so I turned to the panels. One option was to make each panel the full thickness of the door – 1 3/4 inches – and raise the panel on each side. A second option is to make panels half the thickness of the door – 7/8 inches – raise the panel on 1 side, and use 2 panels back-to-back for each...

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Incra Double Dovetail Project #4: Cutting the Pins

10-11-2011 09:38 PM by SPHinTampa | 2 comments »

In the last blog, I completed the tails for the project (after a few mistakes). The next steps are a lot faster and less error prone. Line up to the A cuts and then first step in cutting the tails is to set the stop block so it just barely misses the bit. Making sure to keep you fence mark side aligned against fence (easy to forget for this step), cut one full set of pins, advancing to each A cut. Then check the fit. As you can see, I am shallow by 1/16”. So I ne...

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