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Mahogany Kitchen Stool Project #6: Finding shop time in a busy schedule -or- Making slats & cutting pieces

1604 days ago by sras | 11 comments »

The next step in this project is making the curved slats for the back of the stool. The process is the same as for the curved parts with a couple exceptions. First the pieces for each set of slats are cut from two blocks. These blocks were next to each other when cut from the large stock. Instead of marking with a saw cut as I did last time, I used a permanent marker. By angling one stripe across both blocks, I am able to keep the strips in order. The total number of stripes tells me w...

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With all these new power tools, why do we still measure in the dark ages?

1605 days ago by technicallymark | 51 comments »

Quick, which is bigger, 5/16th or 11/32nd? Having trouble? Try this. Which one is bigger 10 or 12? Easy right? I’m all about easy and trying to remember how to convert fractions isn’t really something I want my brain working on with spinning sharp blades around. I’m not sure why we can’t be like the rest of the world and use “metric” for measuring, but it would make life a little easier in the shop. I might be a little biased since I have formal e...

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scratch stock molding

1606 days ago by davemoorefurniture | 17 comments »

I’d like to start by saying thanks to all the positive people here on LJ. I posted a video last week, http://lumberjocks.com/davemoorefurniture/blog/14854, and got some very nice responses and a warm welcome. To give a proper thanks to the LJ community and to contribute to the advancement of all our skills and enjoyment, here is another video.This video is on scratch stocks; a simple way to make molding. In combination with the router I show how to design and make a cutter that creat...

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GREENE AND GREENE FRAME IN HONDURAN MAHOGANY AND EBONY #7: finished piece .... photo from customer

1608 days ago by Dan'um Style | 10 comments »

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Adirondack Chair & Table #8: The Final Installement: The Adirondack Side-Table

1612 days ago by jcontract | 2 comments »

I’ve been working for a few weeks now, a few hours a night getting the side-table built. It wasn’t that difficult to do. But it was fun nonetheless. Assembling the base of the table. The legs go on with glue and screws from the back. The most difficult part of the whole assembly was getting the spacing correct. The plans called for a distance of 18 1/4”. So it was a matter of getting the 2 ends of the top to run parallel at 18 1/4” while maintaining th...

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Humidor in progress

1627 days ago by dakremer | 3 comments »

this is a humidor I’m making for my brother. It is going to be a travel humidor. I figure it’ll fit about 5-10, depending on the size of the cigars! The end pieces are solid mahogany and the middle is solid (some kind of) birch. I still have A LOT of work to do on it…I’m going to round over the corners, and I’m still thinking of ways to do the inside so its unique and isn’t so boring – the one pictured here is one of my ideas – its two diffe...

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Which mahogany to choose

1627 days ago by SchotterWoodworking | 2 comments »

I’m getting ready for a total kitchen cabinet remodel and I want to make my cabinets out of Mahogany. i was going to get African Mahogany because of cost and availability but I have heard a lot of talk about how it finishes poorly compared to the American Mahogany species. I’m looking for anyone who can make a testament to the quality of African mahogany either way. Thanks!

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Shop Stuff. #7: Wood Gloat

1633 days ago by rsmith71 | 7 comments »

Just had to add my own free wood gloat. Last fall a friend of a friend decided to clean out his workshop. My friend called me and asked if I was interested. I couldn’t get there fast enough. We loaded up in my truck and hit the road. Let me say first I thought I might get 2 or 3 boards out of this trip but decided what the heck. We get there and talk to the guy and he’s decided he doesn’t have the room for everything he had and we started loading my truck up. And kept loadin...

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Shaker Night Stand #10: Fill my eyes ... with that double vision!

1636 days ago by NBeener | 27 comments »

So … among my 3,000 eye problems is intermittent double vision. But … I don’t think that’s the problem, here. I seek the expert counsel of the venerated and revered LumberJocks: IS IT just me …. ?? Tenons are better the second time around!! Incidentally, I occasionally do more than just clean my shop :-) Cheers, All!

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My first Lazy Suzan.

1639 days ago by Lupo | 3 comments »

I am building this for a friend Over Seas. Her name is Ines so that is what this is named also. The ” Lazy Ines ”. It ought to be fun to finish. I do not have a thickness planer so it has been all Hand Planers. Also the edges are being rounded out by hand with a rasp. You really appreciate the work when you have limited tools!!!!

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