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SPIRAL DESIGN #4: Progress ... going halfway

09-04-2010 03:41 PM by BertFlores58 | 4 comments »

Have done today those little pieces to complete 7 sections. I have to select and replace previous wood because of brittleness being cut endgrain. I learned today that even a very hardwood cannot be trusted to retain its hardness when it is cut endgrain. There are some cracks along the line. Here is the picture how it looks today. and here is another… The lesson learned today…. The piece much be clamped firmly during cutting and filing.

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Desk Build #4: Episode 10 - Drawer Box Construction

09-01-2010 09:56 PM by Huckleberry | 0 comments »

As we continue on in our build we get to where we need to build the boxes for our drawers. I run through it and explain about setting up for the drawer slides.

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SPIRAL DESIGN #2: The construction...Selection of wood

08-31-2010 03:45 PM by BertFlores58 | 9 comments »

It took me a different trial of wood samples. Since the plan is to have it done in endgrain, I have to select the wood that will not break at thickness of 7 mm or nearly 3/16 inch. I used my own strength for testing it. I have found several strong wood mostly 2/3. Cut them into desired pieces and looks like this. Another difficulty is select proper combinations of color depending on the design. I need some contrast to emphasize the design. I have to test the pieces by spraying wa...

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Let's Build a Magazine Case

08-29-2010 05:38 PM by Bob Simmons | 5 comments »

As featured in the Let’s Build series... Many of woodworkers receive woodworking magazine subscriptions in the mail each month and as the time goes by these magazines accumulate. These magazines are a great source for reference and also inspiration so it is nice to have them protected and organized so that we can easily access the information. Now, a woodworker can simply purchase a magazine case from the publisher or from a local discount store and be done with it. However, since...

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Six Advantages of the Dedicated Miter Sled for the Table Saw

08-28-2010 12:20 AM by Bob Simmons | 0 comments »

The advantages of the miter sled:1.) Dead-on accuracy. 2.) Can be used as a cross cut sled.3.) It is very cost effective.4.) In a small shop it can save space and possibly costs by eliminating the need for a chop saw or typical miter saw. 5.) The miter sled can easily be built within a few hours and be ready for immediate usage.6.) It may save the woodworker from unnecessarily buying an expensive miter guage. The above is an excerp from the Dedicated Miter Sled...revisited. To learn mo...

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new to site and new to wood working

08-26-2010 04:05 AM by Dave | 4 comments »

Sorry guys, I am new to all this stuff. I will try to do better on my posts.W hat i am building is a laptop rest for my wife’s new net-book. She comes home pulls it out of her bag and sets it on her legs in the bed. So i am building a box with a removable top, dowels in the bottom to tie a pillow to and a mouse pad rest that swivels.I am trying to keep it all traditional looking. (ole stile joinery for technology) All the joinery was done by hand. I am using amber shellac on red oak....

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Desk Build #2: Layouts, cuts, and more.

08-16-2010 05:57 AM by Huckleberry | 1 comment »

So here is part two of this series on making these desks. I show you how I layout my sheet goods and yes I did solve my quandary of the pencil drawer grain. So I hope that this is entertaining and educational for all.

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Let's Build a Dedicated Dado Sled for the Table Saw

08-15-2010 07:06 PM by Bob Simmons | 6 comments »

The following is an addition to The Apprentice and The Journeyman woodworking video series, Let’s Build. The dedicated dado sled for the table saw is a highly versatile woodworking shop fixture that can expand the woodworking approaches used by many woodworkers. Dado blades are used on the table saw instead of a typical saw blade and the dado blades are often said to be “stacked.” This term implies that the dado blades, chippers, and shims are combined to create a cert...

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Am I just picky or what?

08-14-2010 01:22 AM by Dez | 2 comments »

I realize I am a picky little sucker but am I over the line on this or am I wrong in the way I see this?From the http://www.garymkatz.com/trimtechniques/hiddenpivotbookcaseinstall.htm Edgebanding plywood shelvingI’ve done a lot of edgebanding and always hated the hair-line crack that develops between the plywood and the solid stock. That gap is caused by the inner plywood endgrain_ swelling from the glue, which puts a little belly in the edge and forces the banding away from top and bottom...

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Project SC #4: Its like that and thats the way it is

08-12-2010 05:10 PM by BritBoxmaker | 31 comments »

So 1st fallback reached yesterday. I have to border the pattern. For the pattern glue-ups I used a traditional glue, PVA. This is good for this purpose but if I had mitred all edges (and the top) the tiny 1mm squares at each corner might not have held on at all. Worse still is the possibility that they would chip off over time. So bordered it is. Using 7mm strips of Purpleheart I set out the patterns to give me an overall idea of what it would look like. I then labelled everything s...

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