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Spalted Maple and Stained Glass

05-31-2011 03:01 AM by WallyVan | 3 comments »

I do wood working and stained glass. I am looking for spalted maple in smaller length quantities such as cutoffs, but I also need longer lengths for taller projects. I have not found many places that accomidate the wood I need to do this. I also do smalaler jewerly boxes. Does any one know where I might buy the wood with resonable prices? I can thickness plane, resaw, etc. Must be able to be delivered via Fedex or UPS.Thanks for you help,Wally

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Making Lemonade From Lemons #1: Fallen Tree

04-23-2009 06:15 AM by cotfessi | 3 comments »

This will be my first official non shop-furniture project so i thought i’d document it. I just finished up a lathe table from a design in shop notes, issue 10 this past weekend. I wired up the lathe Sunday afternoon then went inside to watch the hockey game… halfway through the second period – boom! There was a horrible noise… a drunk driver had swerved off the road and uprooted a maple tree in front of my house! It was 3:30 in the afternoon!!! Luckily no one wa...

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Making a Violin #4: Cutting the 4mm edge to size

11-22-2010 07:26 AM by RonPeters | 3 comments »

The wood shaped to the line. If you check back a few posts there were two lines. My ‘final’ line is what you see remaining. Here’s a jig I made to cut the edges to size. Does anyone see what ‘the problem’ is in this picture? Think hard… It’s a 1hp Craftsman router with a 3/8” straight bit. I call it a ‘face off’ bit, but I could be wrong? The jig part is the device holding the router steady. It’s 1/8” alu...

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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #29: Rudder nonsense!

09-03-2013 03:07 AM by Mark Shymanski | 3 comments »

The partner and step line up nicely. I had a bit of a surprise when I discovered the mast was a bit thicker further up and would not fit through the partner. A bit of work with the block plane and all was good. There is a bit of reinforcing yet for the mast but it looks pretty good. I have the brace pieces cut, they just need to be painted and then mounted. I bored out the holes for the pintle bar. I ran into a bit of an obstacle in that I had not really factored in the bul...

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Humidor build #1: Building my first humidor #2

06-29-2016 06:46 PM by Drew Gregory | 3 comments »

A little progress update here. I lined the box with spanish cedar, starting with the bottom then the walls and finally the lid. I’m quite happy with how it turned out all pieces are a tight fit and held in place with a couple dots of epoxy. After getting the box lined I fine tuned the fit using my no.5 1/2 which worked really well, better than expected. Time to get the lid attached, thanks to some excellent advice: Well, she s looking good so far! A couple of tips in de...

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Making a Chisel Plane

01-07-2012 04:31 AM by Scott R. Turner | 3 comments »

I started work recently on a little rack for the workshop to hold sandpaper, and when I was rabbeting the back with my new fillister plane I found myself wanting a rabbet plane for the final adjustments. I’ll probably eventually buy one, but I remembered the chisel plane project sitting in my favorites and decided to have a go at it. (Too late for the sandpaper rack project, but still…) My approach is largely based on the project from GarageWoodworks. I had some leftover ma...

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Home Improvements #1: Attic Hatch

04-18-2013 06:15 AM by Bytesabit | 3 comments »

I just installed my new attic hatch made from Maple :) It’s built with a 3.5”x 3/4” frame to fit into the hatch hole. I added a 1” runner on the bottom that has a 3/32” rabbit cut along the side facing the frame that accepts snugly a length of magnetic weather strip that seals to a metal trim around the outer edge of the hatch door. The door is 3/4” plywood to fit the frame square and has foam insulation on top of it.I finished it with some Antique ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1527: So Much Inspiration

04-01-2015 12:50 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I often feel as if I over use the word  "inspiration." It seems like every other day, I am inspired by something. I guess it is because after living a life of creating, we train ourselves to look at things differently than most people do. I can look at the sky and wonder which DecoArt Americana paint colors I would use if I were to paint it. I look at the architecture of an old building or an iron fence and think of ways I could replicate that pattern in a scroll saw project, a...

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DVD Cabinet #5: drawer fronts and finishing

03-04-2013 02:46 PM by SPHinTampa | 3 comments »

In last session, I was done with fitting drawers This weekend I finished cabinet Steps1. Cut drawers fronts2. Wrap ends with hardwood strips3. Attach fronts 4. Make and attach pulls5. Finish case..Step 1 – Cut fronts Use template to find most attractive section of plywood Use TS to cut drawer fronts Tape edge to prevent chip out and cross cut to length on RAS..Step 2 – Wrap outside of drawer.Cut strips on TS and plane to final size using carrier for thin strips...

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Rocking Horse #1: Day 1

05-28-2012 10:44 PM by MC | 3 comments »

I am starting a project to build a rocking horse for my son. I am following a set of plans from Family Traditions. However, before starting I am already deviating from the plans. The material list calls for 3/4 inch hardwood for the project. I came across an 8/4 piece of ambrosia maple that I quickly decided would be the material for the horse. The saddle and harness will be made from Walnut and the rockers from hard maple that I have not picked up yet. I have not found the wood yet that ...

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