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Improved Workbench #4: Bracing, Tail Vise, and Planning Sled

05-20-2011 06:37 PM by Brian024 | 1 comment »

In this part I cover how I made the braces to insure the top stays flat, and I’ll use a router to cut the groves for the pipes to sit it that make of the main vise. I’ll also make the planning sled for the side. And for those who are wondering, yes I am wearing sandals.

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A short history of America's mighty forests ,Brought to you By Highland Woodworking

05-20-2011 02:35 PM by bubinga | 7 comments »

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The Maloof Library Series #8: Something for all of you iPad enthusiasts...

05-19-2011 12:28 AM by ScottMorrison | 3 comments »

Hi everyone. My extremely talented wife just wrote a groundbreaking new APP for the iPad. It’s the first of it’s kind for woodworkers, enabling you to play with a 3D rocking chair (and all of the separate parts) right on the iPad. You can order parts, take notes and do lots of other cool stuff including watching come never-before-seen videos right within the APP. I admit it, I am a gadget guy, and this is so much fun to play with it makes it hard to go back to making sawdu...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #77: Sculptured Wood Beauty

05-17-2011 03:52 PM by frank | 15 comments »

Sculptured Wood Beauty ’’....a time to turn the page! He who lives in the woods and forest, will at getimians break forth into the many places of solitude, where he sits with the wood spirits as they offer forth words of wisdom and truth….” ….as i walk out the stories that have been written within my-self,mine eyes have be-come more conductive to light and darkness,which has be-come a most use-full tool in my tool wrap called life,for what individual can drea...

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Workshop Improvements #2: Experience, The Right Tools, & a Little CA

05-17-2011 01:41 AM by ChrisCrafts | 1 comment »

I started this little adventure into Woodworking just over a year ago. It has been quite the God send as an escape from the mind numbing boredom that can result from permanent Disability. In that time I have learned enough to fill an encyclopedia, although I have just scratched the surface in terms of overall knowledge. In the beginning I tried to get it done on the cheap with a mixture of Shopsmith & Harbor Freight Tools. After 6 months of “practicing” the craft I realized...

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Jewelry Cabinet #2: Refined SketchUp model and main body pieces ready for clean up and glue.

05-16-2011 09:47 AM by Devin | 5 comments »

It’s been a busy month in the shop.I finally refined my design to the point where I was happy with it. I’ve added a very gentle curve to the outside of the top piece as well as the two side pieces. For the bottom, I shortened the feet to 3/4” and shortened the lower drawer section 2 1/2” tall I’ve used sliding dovetails for all of the joinery for the main section. They will provide me peace of mind if the piece is hung on the wall. First time with slid...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #76: Wood and I....Sculpture

05-15-2011 08:25 PM by frank | 10 comments »

Wood and I….Sculpture ….while walking down the isles of life’s design,i was roiled enough to loose my way on a walk-about,the forest and trees no-longer fed this hunger within,and for days becoming years my dreams died as inaesthetic…. ….that was in-deed the hole i dug until i had no-strength dig deeper,what came next was confronting my dragon and refusing his lies any-more,so i went back to the woods fearing to hope and believe what i might find,what i found was that ...

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Improved Workbench #3: Top, Legs, Stretchers, and a little Assembly.

05-10-2011 05:28 PM by Brian024 | 4 comments »

In this part, I glue up the main portion of the top, that sucker is heavy. I also mill the parts for the legs and stretchers, lay them out and cut the core mortise and tenon joinery.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #334: Life is GOOD!

05-09-2011 01:21 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Did you ever have a day when you just can’t wait to get up and out of bed and get going? I love those days and today was one of them. Even though it is raining out, I can already feel that it going to be a good one. Yesterday turned out to be a wonderful day too. After writing my blog here, I really got going and decided to attack my paperwork. The pile was sizable, as it not only contained the regular stuff that I had accumulated in the last two months, but also all the receipts...

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Building Baby Stokes' 3-in-1 Crib #1: The Design

05-08-2011 07:50 PM by Will Stokes | 1 comment »

Now that the baby cradle is out of the way, it’s time for me to get to work on building a crib. Since I still have a bunch of cherry left over from building the entertainment center and coffee table, we decided on a design that utilizes cherry for the frame and maple for the slats and panels. Melissa and I decided we wanted a 3-in-1 variety so that we can keep using it over many years. The toddler bed is more or less the crib with a slightly different “foot-boardR...

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