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Walnut and Oak Entrance Shelf #1: Basic construction

03-30-2011 10:39 PM by superstretch | 6 comments »

Its been a while since I’ve posted anything project-related. My time has been consumed with work-work and not wood work. So my wife has this table which she moved into the house when we got married. I can’t stand the thing and it is constantly being bumped, knocked over, and hit into the wall. Its ugly, veneered, and flimsy so I’ve tried everything short of burning it to get it out of there. Finally my wife told me to make something to replace it or get lost. My...

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Small workbench based on shipbuilt's Short Block V8 (Workbench Challange) #3: Leg stretchers, assembly bolts and bottom shelf.

03-21-2015 05:15 PM by brianb6603 | 4 comments »

This part was very straight forward, The stretchers were assembled from 3 strips of 3/4” BB glued together with Biscuits to help keep everything aligned. The center strip is 1/2” longer to make a tendon. Next I made a router template to make the mortises in the legs. At that point it was just a matter of laying them out and cutting them. While I had the legs out I needed to make clearance slots for the 2 dog holes on each side of the left side leg. ...

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Hand or Power #2 - Wedged Through Mortise & Tenon - Power Tool Method

07-08-2015 08:52 PM by Guy Dunlap | 6 comments »

In this video I show how to make a wedged through mortise and tenon using power tools.. After you watch this, take a look at Mitch’s video with the link above. In a few days, we will be releasing another video that talks about the pro’s and cons of each method along with some tips and tricks. Mitch’s Hand Tool Version – ( As always, I welcome your comments and questions!

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Wall Shelf from Reclaimed Red Oak

07-01-2014 12:21 AM by cpine | 0 comments »

I make a wall shelf for my sons room out of pieces from an old bunk bed. Fun project and satisfying to re use material.

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Walnut Nightstand #1: Design and Milling the Wood

02-06-2015 09:37 PM by HappyHowie | 25 comments »

My daughter Jenny found a nightstand she liked on the web. She asked me if I could build one like it for her. Of course, I said yes. Then I began looking closer at its design. The challenge was with two design elements: (1) the lock miter joints for the case, and (2) the 45 degree angle for the legs. To address the first issue I would need to purchase a lock miter router bit and practice. I may need to build a tall router fence and jig to hold the vertical piece firmly against the fence....

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Squaring the edge of cheap lumber with 2 tools in 30 seconds

07-14-2014 02:42 AM by jordanp | 4 comments »

I kind of stumbled on this method by accident.I haven’t tested it on hardwood but your big box soft wood lumber works perfectly.. Tools needed. Stanley No. 95 or equivalent (veritas or LN)Block plane or smoothing plane set for thin shavings. I usually take 8-12 passes with the 95 each direction,This is usually enough to get rid of that rounded edge you getWith big box store construction grade lumber. But wait! I just changed directions against the grain!Doesn’t matter...

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This is fun is your bored Saturday Night

01-02-2015 08:40 PM by mfwoodshop | 0 comments »

Here you can find all the link to the Maritime show. I featured as the spot light on Jan 3 7:oopm EST come check it out.

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Jewelry Case Build #1: Rough Cutting Parts

04-22-2014 06:45 PM by RoadHogg | 2 comments »

I decided to build, what I think is, a nice jewelry case for my Niece’s birthday this summer. The case is Walnut with Bird’s Eye Maple for drawers and accents. There are some secondary 1/8” panels that will be either Baltic Birch or hardboard. Plans are from an older issue of Wood magazine. Here’s what it should look like when complete: Yesterday I cut everything but the hardboard to rough size. Then I dadoed out 10 tiny rails and stiles for half lap ...

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Work Bench #2: The Verticals

08-23-2009 02:01 PM by Woodfix | 3 comments »

Since my last entry I have spent one and a bit days working on the bench.This has involved sizing the verticals, cutting the tenons on the ends of the verticals and cutting the mortice for the stub tenon in the stretchers. SizingSizing the verticals was done on the jointer, table saw and thicknesser. The jointer was used to get two side straight and at right ankles to each other. The dimension for the width of the vertical (that is from the side, not the end) required that it be about si...

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Batch process in progress #1: Shaker Styled Cherry End Tables

04-11-2008 08:39 PM by Kipster | 5 comments »

I started these tables a while ago, while I was recovering from surgery. Most of the time spent so far has been turning the legs. I made the proto- type last year and posted in my projects. The task at hand is dry fitting the mortise and tenon joints all 36 of them. This is going slow but I have one table near completion. I am telling myself to continue the dry fit for the other two tables and wait and glue them when I finish dry fitting the other two tables. I would be interest...

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