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Mahogany Banana Hanger

11-28-2013 01:44 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

Hang your bananas with style. Made this banana hanger yesterday for a Christmas gift. A suggestion was also made that this would hold headphones nicely, this coming from a music creator. Only tools needed were a jig saw, router, and a drill. You can watch the video HERE.

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First wood gloat for me: Recent aquisition of some mahogany and maple

11-24-2013 04:28 AM by Woodbutchery | 2 comments »

I’ve read about this happening, but this is the first time I’ve been the recipient. A friend of mine is finding interests other than woodworking. We play Irish traditional music a couple of times a week around town, and recently he and his wife (both fine players) hosted a house session and gumbo fix. The gumbo was good, the music flowed, the company was good. I was talking about my recent re-discovery of the fun of this hobby, and he mentioned that he was currently findin...

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Tiller #1: Stock

11-19-2013 08:03 PM by Porcupine | 2 comments »

I was out sailing with my friend Scott a few months ago, and noticing his very worn, rotten, and duct-taped tiller, thought of an excellent barter. Scott is an excellent amateur blacksmith, and me being at least an average amateur woodworker, I offered him this trade: I would shape him a new tiller in exchange for him smithing the iron parts of my curiosity cabinet project. Scott agreed, and a week later this lovely, silvery weathered mahogany was waiting in my driveway: Along with the...

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Old gems #3: old hacksaw

10-15-2013 08:09 PM by Gibernak | 8 comments »

Just a little thing from a wood and tool beginner. I found this old hack saw in my fathers summerhouse. It from the former owner of the house, an old bicycle mechanic. It was very rusty so I put it in citric acid and. The handle was pretty poor so I made a new, a bit more fancy. I finished the handle with shellac. I’s the first time I made and used shellac. That stuffs surprisingly easy to use and the result is very nice. Its not the last time I will use ...

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a journey in shaper cutter, please come for the ride, stay for the 411 #1: An educational journey in shaper cutters, teachers & professors needed to take the reins.

10-06-2013 05:07 AM by Built2Last | 2 comments »

I have over the past few weeks been able to start taking some overstock merchandise, merchandise that the customer either forgot about or didn’ t have the funds to pay after the customer used the companies sharpening service. Some of the blades, router bits and some shaper bits , I will be keeping for my self but, to be albe to buy more I have to sale items I don’t normally use or if there is way more of an item or group of items than I can use myself. This is one of those time. ...

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Ball & Claw Lion's Foot, "Coffee Table"

09-30-2013 09:27 PM by Dennis Zongker | 19 comments »

I’ve been working on this really cool coffee table for about three months now. The customer wanted a big coffee table to set in front of a very large massive fireplace in there great room. I’m almost done with the base, which has a ton of carving. I first had to make a clay model of the ball and claw foot and carving for the apron to get the look they were after. Next I will be starting the top, it has some very beautiful parquetry and inlays, with a really cool 1 3/4”...

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Leg Vise, Shop made #1: How many times can you remake something?

09-28-2013 08:05 PM by Jeremiah | 0 comments »

Originally i was going to include my adventures in vise making, into my blog about my new work bench. But the farther along i got and the more mistakes i made, the more i realized it should be separated. Here was my goal:1. build a leg vise that is extremely strong and worked well.2. Not to spend a fortune (ie +$300 for the BenchCraft kind)3. Try out some new ideas – could i use regular threaded rod? – is there a better way to make the stop on the bottom part of the ...

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Balanced Work Bench #6: im not a blacksmith, but i play one on TV

09-26-2013 06:45 PM by Jeremiah | 3 comments »

My grandiose ideas gave gotten me in trouble again. I am NOT a blacksmith. I have little or no metal working tools. So what made me decide to make my own hinges out of cast iron? Who know. I do this all the time. I get these great ideas about something I’ve never tried before and without even thinking about it decide to try it. Sometimes this pays off, sometimes not. All i know for sure is, i spend 4x the amount of time making “forged” looking hinges, instead of just...

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Reclaimed Glory #11: Hardwood score - Poplar & Cherry galore

09-25-2013 05:34 PM by palaswood | 12 comments »

I hit the jackpot last night on my salvage rounds. I’ve been frequently checking the discarded cutoffs behind an office furniture maker near my workplace, where I have found small, scrap pieces of cherry (some long, skinny pieces too, but nothing spectacular). Well last night I hit the mother lode (as far as I’m concerned anyway). Mostly poplar and american cherry, some clear pine and a flat, thin piece of mahogany (i think). I bound it up really well with twisted wire...

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Fixing up an old mahogany blanket chest

09-23-2013 02:30 PM by MrJesse34 | 4 comments »

I have an old Mahogany (I think) blanket chest. Looks like it was hand carved. Really nice piece of furniture. It has a little wear and tear, and thats where I need your help. There are a few large scratches I would like to clean up / fix. Is there an easy way to fix this, to get the color close to matching? What kind of general advice do you have for cleaning up a nice old piece such as this? I will be buying new hinges for it too. The hardware on it is goldish – what i m...

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