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Table Saw Splined Miter Jig

12-04-2012 11:19 PM by Bob Simmons | 7 comments »

Watch how to use a spline miter jig on the table saw. Two simple and easy to make table saw spline miter jigs are demonstrated in this woodworking video presentation. Watch how the woodworker cuts accurate spline slots into the miter joints of picture frames. The two splined miter jigs are of differing sizes because the picture frames very in size. Notice how easy it is to cut the slots for the splines. Simply secure the picture frames to the jigs by using spring clamps. Adjust the heig...

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Working on our new Cabinets

12-04-2012 03:36 AM by magicmark | 9 comments »

I’m using the Kreg jig on the face of the cabinets and to join the ply together. So far I like how sturdy it is using glue and screws but I could kick the lumber “expert” that talked me into using 1/2 in ply for the carcasses. I’m doing ok with it, but I wish I’d at least got 5/8 in or even 3/4. I was told 1/2 in is the industry standard…so I guess part of me took that as a challenge, and the other part took the savings on the ply. I have a Skil router ...

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Sweet Chest of Drawers Build #8: Drawer dividers continued...

12-03-2012 11:52 PM by Kyle | 3 comments »

I couldn’t stop at just making big drawers. I had to get all fancy and divide the top drawers into smaller drawers. I don’t really have as much to say about these pictures but I hope you guys enjoy them.....This first picture is really blurry but the rest are okay........Lengthwise, they are divided into thirds.........Same steps as before… Plow the dovetail groove with a router by hand, then make the sliding dovetail part on the table, just like the last blog...........Ta d...

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Sweet Chest of Drawers Build #7: Sliding dovetail drawer dividers

12-03-2012 02:58 AM by Kyle | 6 comments »

Now for the drawer dividers. One thing I wish I did different for this was to do stopped sliding dovetails rather than through sliding dovetails. It probably would have been better to do it that way when it comes to glue up time and probably with wood movement too. .....I just used my P/C 4212 dovetail jig for my sliding dovetail guide. I know people make better jigs but, I had this and jimmy rigged it to work. Test cuts are the key for sure......I did each leg individually with sacrificial p...

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Sweet Chest of Drawers Build #5: Bottom front and back rails

11-30-2012 11:43 PM by Kyle | 4 comments »

The last blog was about joining the sides on the top and now this one is about joining them from the bottom. This part is going to be a little more tricky. This is my first indication that I’m actually building the beginning of what will be a giant puzzle when it comes to glue up time......If you’ve read the blogs before this one, you’ll remember that I made a triple mortise and a double mortise on each of the legs. If you don’t remember or didn’t see the blog, t...

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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #13: Wood Inlay Banding Made Easy

11-30-2012 03:27 PM by Bob Simmons | 11 comments »

How to make wood inlay banding the easy way. This YouTube woodworking video focuses on a simple way to make an elegant & decorative wood inlay banding of maple & walnut. The two contrasting hardwoods create a striking design that can be inlaid into furniture, jewelry boxes, pictures frames, and much, much more. Beginning woodworkers as well as experienced craftsmen can watch the video and quickly learn how wood inlay banding can be easily made on the band saw. The technique for ...

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Sweet Chest of Drawers Build #4: Joining the sides on the top

11-29-2012 09:53 PM by Kyle | 3 comments »

I don’t know if it’s a mistake or not to do it this way but, I decided to join the sides together just like I did on the sides themselves. I’m not sure this will create any kind of ultimate weakness or not but, there was enough stock in the legs to do dovetails for both of the rails.....Here’s the first cut. Tail first….......These look pretty good to me........Now to chop out some the housing for the dovetail….......chop chop chop…........Very snug f...

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Chisel metal strength

11-28-2012 12:16 PM by DouginVa | 10 comments »

I’ve been practiciing hand cut dovetails recently and before I started out I wanted to make sure my Mifer chisels were at their sharpest. I have a WorkSharp 3000 and have always been happy with it but I thought I’d try to give my chisels a hand sharpened mirror finish and a micor-bevel on some wet stones (8000 grit). I was very pleased with the hand sharpened edges at a 30 degree bevel, except that after chopping out some dovetails on cherry and pine I noticed the nice crisp s...

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Clamping Pressure - Squeezing in a little understanding

11-26-2012 02:08 PM by RobynHoodridge | 13 comments »

preambleFirst off, this is my understanding [opinion] of some aspects of clamping pressure. Emphasis on “my” and emphasis on “opinion”. Which should be obvious, this is a blog after all. But a large part of why i’m writing this is so that you can tell me if i’m wrong. There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding surrounding clamping pressure. And many times an understanding of what’s going on, rather than a set of absolute instructions, is helpful...

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Craftsman built-ins #2: Window seat - stereo cabinet #2

11-26-2012 02:22 AM by mountainaxe | 0 comments »

Back in the shop this morning to start glue-ups. This was pretty simple as I had dry fit the day prior. I realized that the old saw is true…you can never have enough clamps—and I don’t. It was also somewhat difficult to put it all together by myself due to the size of the unit and the small space available in my shop. Used standard white wood glue and a few finish nails as insurance. Finally, I used wood putty to close up any small gaps and nail holes. Overall, I’...

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