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

1080 days ago 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

1170 days ago 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

1652 days ago 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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