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Making a Cello #7: Linings

11-02-2012 07:44 PM by PhiltheLuthier | 3 comments »

Yesterday I finished fixing my thickness sander. The ball bearings made a big difference, it did not over heat at all. If I had been thinking straight when I made the thing I would have made a much larger drum, in which case it could spin slower for the same SFM and the bushes would have been fine, oh well live and learn! Dimensions of the linings are 22mm high, 2.2mm thick. After thicknessing I planed one edge smooth with this great set up: Action shot: Then trimmed them to ...

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Tree growth "vortex"

06-13-2011 08:13 AM by tswoodwizard | 3 comments »

OK, maybe all of my wood-tec type friends out on LJ,s can help me figure this out. I’ve allways been fascinated with the dynamics of curing and drying wood after the harvesting process. One to overcome is of cource the growth vortex that occures in some species and not in others. One question I have is this, Is there a right-hand vortex that occures above the equator as opposed to a left hand one bellow the equator? When a tree wiggles and struggles up out of the grownd, It also “...

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Southwest end tables #5: Started the second table.

09-20-2013 01:18 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 3 comments »

Howdy, I thought I’d be a little more detailed about my Southwest tables with this blog. Lessons learned, Lessons still learning. Yep. You might find it handy. What I don’t have is a thickness planner, a workbench or a joiner. Great fun huh? Here is the first one in progress. Still haven’t added shellac up to this point. For starters, I built up a good sturdy substrate. I used 1, 2 foot by 4 foot piece of birch 1/2 inch plywood from Home Depot. I think it came ...

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Four New Projects to Start 2016 #3: Walnut of a Different Color?

01-15-2016 04:00 AM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

Yesterday I jointed and planed the new walnut board I had bought at MacBeath Hardwood,. After I squared off one end and had cut the boards to their maximum widths, I laid them on my workbench to sticker them. It was then when I laid this new board next to the older walnut I had in stock for about six months that I noticed quite a difference in color and texture or grain. Can You See the Difference in Color In These Walnut Boards? The newest boards and darkest are the two on the outer edges...

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Saw Making #3: Gents Saw Conversion Part 2

06-23-2016 11:05 PM by AgentTwitch | 3 comments »

Part two of the Gents Saw Conversion series. This may be a bit verbose, so I apologize ahead of time. After all, we are just drilling holes… The next step in the conversion process is drilling holes. A lot of holes. You will need a variety of forstner and twist drill bits to complete these steps. With your template affixed to your stock, use an awl to create reference points on all of the indicated locations, or use the spur on the forstner to create a divot. Apply moderate pr...

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Les Paul 2011 #1: Starting up

12-10-2011 09:50 AM by Josh Sollows | 3 comments »

Alright, well, I’ve been meaning to post this for a while now but never got around to it. I did this guitar last year in 2010/2011 and I figured I’d show you how I did it. So, these stages here are the initial stages of building this guitar. The back of the guitar is mahogany, and the front is tiger maple. I used a pre-created template to layout the pickup holes, and neck pocket After routing out the neck pocket and pickup areas, the block of wood I started with, ...

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Projects #4: How to Make a Cutting board

03-29-2011 08:42 AM by JohnAjluni | 3 comments »

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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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