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Building a Spherical Chess Set #3: Turning for show

01-31-2018 11:06 PM by johnstoneb | 4 comments »

I got with my neighbor and got everything chucked up and started turning. The first thing I learned I will not use bubinga on the second globe There is just to much difference in hardness. Made for difficult turning and ridges and low spots. When I drilled and epoxied in the washers I used a spur point bit that had a bout an 1/8” spur below the bottom of the hole. I was able to us that hole to tell when I was getting close to the depth I needed for the washers. Unfortunately I did...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #2: Time to get Serious

01-29-2018 03:32 PM by johnstoneb | 2 comments »

It’s October and most of the summer and fall projects and river trips etc. are over time to get serious about this chess globe or forget it. I thought a lot about how to build this globe over the summer and thought I knew how I was going to do it, then I started on it and there were changes on the fly every day I think. My neighbor is a very good wood turner and does a lot of large bowls, live edge, green etc. I was talking to him and he told me he was getting a new lathe a larger on...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #1: The Beginning

01-28-2018 03:24 PM by johnstoneb | 6 comments »

About a year ago a friend posted a picture of a spherical chess set and somewhat challenged another friend and I to attempt to build it. The friend didn’t have a lathe and we both kind of dropped the idea. I kept coming back to it and did some research and found the Instructables project. I read the article that was posted and decided it mght be something I would try. The article has a few pictures that give you an idea about how it is mounted etc. everything in the article ended wi...

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Working With PEG 1000

01-25-2018 03:26 PM by Edward E Nock II | 1 comment »

I have obtained a number of CHERRY BURLS & want to turn some bowls. I have some PEG 1000. my ? is how to soak it & when will it be stable to turn???? I plan to seal the end grain & let them dry somewhat before I start. Any advice would be very helpful. ED

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Turning Finials With Alain Vaillancourt

01-25-2018 12:49 PM by PeteCollin | 1 comment »

Hello All,Last weekend I got together with my friend Alain, who has the popular youtube channel “The Woodpecker”. We did some lathe work, making finials for my curtain rods.

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Shop Notes #6: Chair Finials and Lathe Disaster

01-21-2018 05:05 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

It took a few efforts, but I was able to turn replacement finials for my client’s antique chairs. The first few attempts were close in shape to Christmas light bulbs. Comparing them side by side, I could see that the shape I really wanted was more like a candle flame. I made two with tenons that fit into existing mortises. (The original finials came loose some time in the past and were lost.) A third had broken off at the waist and the client wanted to save as much of the origina...

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Shop Notes #2: Beetle Kill Pine

01-06-2018 06:25 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

I finished up my year-end inventory yesterday after counting almost 180 different sticks of wood, from full-sized logs to tiny sticks of exotic scraps I can’t bear to burn. Counting meant cleaning and organizing, so I took advantage of the suddenly clutter-free benchtop and built up some cabinet doors for my new lathe stand. Out here in the Western U.S. there’s been an ongoing infestation of bark beetles in our softwood forests. I’ve seen areas where the dead trees we...

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Make a Shaving Horse | Hand tools | Part 4 | The End

12-23-2017 12:15 PM by Daniel Solowiej | 2 comments »

How to make a shaving horse, as my way …Here the last part of this project, “THE HARVEST”. Merry Christmas for all of you ! Hope you like it, I wish you the best, and until the next! I really hope you like this video, and if so, you share it with others on your social networks, like and comment. All it’s free, quick, and much appreciated by me, because that give me willingness to continue doing. Also if you aren’t subscribed, please d...

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shop re start the new RMR #5: shop building series

12-20-2017 08:51 AM by DsRMR | 0 comments »

Well hello all. It’s been a min since i have even signed in here. The real world has had me going through the wringer again. I was injured at work and had surgery on my hand last Saturday. not sure what the final outcome will be but have a cast on for 7 more weeks then PT and see how L&I finishes me off… Good news is i have made some progress on my shop how ever short lived it may be. See my landlord is also my ex boss that fired me after i filed the first L&I claim he has...

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Brynn's Desk Build #4: Overview of the build

12-17-2017 09:47 PM by BenhamDesign | 2 comments »

This writing desk is one of my favorite builds. Made from cherry, with spaltted maple for the side panels and drawer pulls. The drawer pulls are held in place with walnut posts for a little accent. If you are interested in the build process here is a little build video. I started out milling the legs and cutting them to length. Next, laying out the joinery and drawing in the curve I liked for the legs. It is way easier to cut all the joinery to before cutting the curves. This gives...

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