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Why buy it when you can make it! #8: First turning project - Cherry Pepper Mill

7 hours ago by paxorion | 0 comments »

A few years ago (before we were married), my wife bought me a monstrously huge pepper mill (I think it was about 3 feet long). It was awesome, except for the fact that it was a pain to use and had formed a fairly substantial crack over the years. Fate would have it that my daughter developed a huge love for dismantling it (apple doesn’t fall far from the tree), and lost several key pieces of the grind mechanism. After a painful hunt, we decided to give up on that mill and consider bu...

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Wegner inspired dining chair #3: Shaping the back seat

7 days ago by kaerlighedsbamsen | 9 comments »

Feeling that a lot of uncertainties have been cleared away in my last post it is now time to take on the most challenging part of the project: shaping the back rest. This is where tings are getting a bit complicated. Shapes in 3d is difficult to visualize and shaping takes a long time. Having done a series of sketches i had a semi vague idea where i wanted to end:In order to work fast i decided to start using mdf for the first tests. Shaping in a combination of freehand and using divide...

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Wegner inspired dining chair #2: More testing and narrowing in + some toolmaking

9 days ago by kaerlighedsbamsen | 7 comments »

This summer i have succeeded in having a whole week with only me, my summer house and woodwork. No work, no children, no nothing. Oh bliss! This week i intend to get as far as possible on my wegner project and also share the progress here on LJ in order to pay back a little on all the great inspiration i get here.It is now time to do a full scale prototype with turned legs and hopefully get some uncertainties cleared away and narrow the difficult parts down to a few. Lets rock:Pulled out m...

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Wheelchair Woodworking #17: Mads has arrived /French Plane

10 days ago by Jamie Speirs | 10 comments »

Well it has been one heck of a great weekI finally got Annes wee cabinet finished. :)She has given me twa wonderful Grandchildren and keeps ma wee boy happyit is the least I can do :) Twenty one days late but who is counting.The wee man on the base was a gift that I’ll explain just the nowWe have had the Dane Invasion known as LJ Mads Here he is arriving from the airport, saying something about me not picking him up at the airport and him having to mug an OAP for his wheels LOLDoes a...

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Work in progress #1: First post

12 days ago by Brehzer | 0 comments »

I am not one talk to about myself at length but I do feel a desire to share my work with others. As a teacher I have a direct way to show off my expertise, what little I may have, and pass it on as a learning experience. I hope through this blog I can inspire or make people think about new things. I’ll start by including some quick projects: pens. Seems everyone can do them but everyone still loves them. I’ll add pictures of some oft favorites later but I can tell you from e...

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Wegner inspired dining chair #1: Getting inspired & first test

12 days ago by kaerlighedsbamsen | 4 comments »

I have always admired wegners furniture. Especially his chairs. They are so “final” designs. Nothing to improve, nothing to remove. Just right. For a long time a have known that one day i wanted to build something in his style. But as simple they look his furniture is nothing but simple to make. And i felt that i needed a certain level of skill to give it a try. The past two years i have built a lot of projects and tried to raise the difficult level a little each time.Last week...

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Why I Buy Used Power Tools

13 days ago by TheWoodenOyster | 6 comments »

Why I Buy Used Power Tools Alright, below is my spiel on why I buy used tools. Just like the rest of my posts, I am not claiming this to be gospel truth, but this is my thought process when it comes to making large power tool purchases. Hopefully this won’t overlap with my craigslist blog too much, but I feel they are different topics and each deserve their own post. When I acquired a real shop (a garage) for the first time about 18 months ago, I happily set out to look at purchasing my...

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Tip: Directing Shavings and Dust

16 days ago by DeLayne Peck | 7 comments »

I have enjoyed lathe work for years. And, for some reason, getting completely covered with saw dust was a woodworking badge of honor. Not to mention the look of horror on my wife’s face when I tried to get back into the house. Then, I ruined the whole gig:. I aimed a small fan on a low setting at my lathe project. Shavings and dust are blown down range away from me, pile up neatly, and are easily vacuumed up. The same dumb trick probably works with other messy operations &#...

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found wood

37 days ago by NaptownWood | 0 comments »

Why is it that when I see a tree being cut down, and I stop for a piece or two or three to turn on the lathe, when I get into a really nice, drier, figured interesting piece, I only grabbed one chunk, and when its wet as can be, boring, stinky, and hard to make viable, I have taken a half truckload?

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Craftsman/King Seeley 9x30 Lathe #5: Banjo tune-up

44 days ago by Rick M. | 4 comments »

King Seeley never bothered to clean up the parts after casting, that was left to future owners and most of them didn’t. My lathe was around for 54 years and most surfaces were rough as a cob when I brought it home. Here I’m cleaning up the banjo.

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