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Lessons Learned

11-22-2014 02:30 AM by Alan | 5 comments »

So for the past week, I have been working with another woodworker on some raised-panel cabinet doors my mom contracted him to build. I have learned many things, albeit not the things I expected to learn. First, when you’re building fine furniture, you need to pay attention to grain from the very beginning, right from when you start your layout and marking out. Thinking about what grain is going to go where from the outset will save headaches later, and also make more attractive pie...

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Box with Inlay lid #1: How not to do a wooden hinge

08-10-2011 09:20 AM by Tootles | 0 comments »

I recently posted a project of a box with a wooden hinge where I said ”I wouldn’t do it the same way again”. The best way to explain why is to explain how I did it. Yes, I know there are a lot of other ways of doing this, but I did it this way regardless – call it an experiment if you like. I made my box in a workshop that is part of the local education system. One of the odd constraints that put on me is that I was not allowed to use the table saw – the person in...

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Mystery Project I #1: Very "Interesting" Glue-Up

05-11-2011 09:59 PM by KnotCurser | 11 comments »

So, you have two half ovals that you have to glue to each other. At a 90 Degree angle. The Joint consists of two dadoes – each has to have pressure applied in opposite directions for proper adhesion. It’s also a curved surface, so clamping won’t be easy…............... How in the world can this be done? I really didn’t know until I started messing around with a bunch of clamps and a ton of trial and error – mostly error. ;-) Aft...

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Shoe Rack #1: Building the carcass

01-15-2010 05:33 PM by David Craig | 5 comments »

The following is an example of a project that I usually will find myself working on. It also highlights one of the reasons why I don’t post projects, as these are usually rough constructions that I attempt to make a little better than the material I am working with. Right now, my house is in a state of semi-chaos. My brother has moved in a few months ago (he has been recently diagnosed with MS and is trying to get his life together) and so I have been trying to adjust to the addition of...

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