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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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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1437: Half Way There

11-04-2014 12:22 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Yesterday was a busy, yet positive day. Mondays are always busy because we have the trip to the post office, the bank, shopping and the gym. I like getting these things out of the way though and it puts me on a good track for the rest of the week. I was really anxious to get home though, as I couldn't wait to begin cutting out my new designs. Because of all the errands though, I didn't get started until mid afternoon. I decided to do the sleighs using maple for the sleigh be...

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New Handles for Old Tools

03-31-2012 04:02 AM by Brian Shourd | 3 comments »

A couple of weekends ago I received a wonderful request: my mother-in-law had an old offset socket chisel that belonged to her grandfather, which she wanted to give to her son (my brother-in-law) as a gift (confused yet?). This is one of those beautiful old socket chisels which has been used heavily over the years, and is missing the handle. Aside from a slightly mushroomed socket, this chisel was in terrific shape – no rust, no fuss. So I turned (get it?) to the lathe, and made ...

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Segmented Stave Bowl #2: Day Two

01-08-2013 06:55 PM by TheDane | 3 comments »

With the glue dry on the two halves of the bowl, I needed to make sure they would mate up properly when glued together. I use a piece of melamine shelf board with a strip of 80-grit paper glued to it to true the two halves. I shade both ends of the half bowl with a lead pencil and sand until the marks are gone. They actually weren’t very far off, but why take the chance? I then glued the vertical spacers to the two halves, and glued the halves together. I taped the joints, then u...

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