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$40 Trestle Table #1: Rachael Ray type planning

05-05-2011 08:30 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

If you ever want to get a group of women to take notice then roll their eyes and leave. As they are talking about cooking interrupt and say “Well, according to Rachael Ray….”. Or don’t try it. They usually don’t like it. So, what does this have to do with a trestle table? Rachael does her “eat on $40 dollars a day” program. Or at least she used to. My niece is moving into a new apartment and mentioned that she would like a new kitchen table. She&#...

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Roubo Cabinet #5: Panel Glue-Ups

05-05-2011 08:22 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 9 comments »

Laid out the pieces to get panels that will be the top and two sides of the cabinet / carcase, paying some attention to grain pattern as well as grain direction, to get pieces that would be visually appealing and that would (hopefully) smooth well at final finish. Here’s the walnut all laid out: I’m gluing up a total of four total panels – two walnut and two pine. Not rocket science – apply glue to both edges: Brush out, then squeeze. Walnuts were first, and one of those needed ...

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Roubo Cabinet #4: Resurfacing Material

05-02-2011 09:59 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 4 comments »

With plan and materials in hand it’s time to build panels that will become the Roubo Cabinet (with pictures!) Not for the faint at heart, this entry contains extensive hand plane use that many would consider exhausting and (essentially) pointless in the modern workshop. I, of course, see things differently. Up to this point, I’d not had a project that required solid wood panels that had to be joined / assembled to this extent. So ‘gluing up panels’ had meant rail and style stuff, not what ...

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Bootstrapping a living-room workbench #2: Overthinking the design

04-28-2011 01:28 AM by Damien Pollet | 15 comments »

I’ve been playing in SketchUp, trying to design the ultimate-workbench-from-a-kitchen-coutertop.This is more or less an arbitrary challenge, because I could probably glue a second countertop over the first one (after buying more than two clamps) and make a decent Roubo bench for a third of the price of the Festool drill… hmm. This is one of the first designs, strongly inspired by Kenneth Woodruff's knock down bench. For reference, all stock is 38mm (1.5in) thick. The rectangle...

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Roubo Cabinet #1: Why and What?

04-26-2011 09:26 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 7 comments »

Twenty-five months ago I built my Roubo workbench based on plans in C. Schwarz’ first Workbenches book. I read the cautions to keep the underside of the benchtop clear of anything that would impede clamping, protruding holdfasts, etc. and finished the base with a simple shelf. I did add a small, single drawer to the underside about six months later, based on examples in Roubo illustrations, but nothing else. About a year ago I was fortunate to come across a traditional cabinetmaker’s workb...

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Wedding Clock #3: Making Panels

04-25-2011 12:31 AM by kenn | 3 comments »

It’s time to glue up the panels that are needed. I’m making a frame and panel as the back of the clock that will consist of 2 panels stacked on top of each other, held in place by the 3 horizontal rails and 2 vertical stiles. So I’ll need 2 panels for the back. Here’s one of those. Note the carpenter’s triangle that I use to keep the parts aligned. I have already glued the bottom two pieces together but we’ll walk through the rest of making this one. ...

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what i've been doing #10: Double Beveled Dovetails

04-24-2011 04:13 AM by Dave | 13 comments »

I have a fascination with dovetails as some of you might can tell. And have been in heavy research on how to layout and cut double beveled dovetails. I have had a lot of help from here and a few other sites. But I am a visual person. The big chopperoo had a neat stool- tool till on his site that was built on a compound miter. I wanted to do something like his box and put double beveled dovetails on it. He had pulled his video on the box for some time before Christmas and I emailed him to ask ...

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Wedding Clock #2: Wedding Clock, The Start & Story

04-22-2011 09:39 PM by kenn | 6 comments »

Sorry Lumberjocks, this was intended to be part one. I’ve got it straight from here on. My eldest daughter is getting married! They got engaged Summer, 2010 and the wedding is planned for Sept. 17, 2011. I told them I’d like to make them something special as a wedding from my wife and me. This is what we all agreed would be a great gift. Never mind that I haven’t done anything in Arts & Crafts Style and that this is my reference, Bruce Johnson’s book on The ...

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Picture frame profiles

04-13-2011 05:53 AM by devann | 6 comments »

I was checking out some picture frames that spunwood has on the site and ask to see some profiles. My request was granted so now it’s my turn. I went out to the shop and took these pictures. Hope that this helps those of us that don’t have molding cutters see another way to do it. This one is weathered cedar and a piece of redwood cut with a cove bit on the routertable and a piece of longleaf pine with a rabbet cut making the inside of the frame. Here I used ipe with sedona ...

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My experience with Hal Taylor at "Rocking Chair U"

04-11-2011 01:23 AM by Gator | 2 comments »

From the first time I saw a sculpted rocking chair, I loved the look, but never dreamed I would have the skill or patients to build one. The more I looked at the different chairs, the more I realized that there are a lot of rocking chair builders out there. The most frequent names that kept coming up were Sam Maloof, Hal Taylor, and Scott Morrison. The more I looked at the different designs, the more I was drawn to Hal Taylor’s chairs. Paul & Joel from Canadian...

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