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Let's Make Bandings of Wood Inlay #3: How to make Wood Inlay Bandings like the Buffard Freres of Paris

11-28-2010 06:32 PM by Bob Simmons | 3 comments »

“Never underestimate the power of a single thought.” Ender Ilkay…(1966 – ) Salesman and Friend When I first saw these beautiful bandings I felt the excitement and the desire to learn similar to what I first felt when serving my woodworking apprenticeship. Obviously, these patterns are so remarkably unique. I thought to myself that these are truly great designs of highly trained craftsman who took the craft of woodworking to a much higher level. The Buffard Frere...

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Guess Who's Back In The Shop?? Me!!

11-27-2010 12:16 AM by matt garcia | 23 comments »

Man it really feels good to get out in the cool weather, and continue where I left off last year before my surgury! Well I cleaned up a little bit, soaked my WWII to remove the walnut pitch from the last woodworking project, and got back to work. I didn’t know if I would ever be able to stand again. When I got out of the hospital, and went back to work it was hard to stand, even for a few minutes. See the surgeons remove the vein from your right leg in order to do the bypass. My ...

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The New Workbench #1: Description of Bench

11-26-2010 07:42 PM by therookie | 6 comments »

So I started getting into woodworking and bought a hand plane. So as soon as I got home I wanted to use it, so I put a peice of wood in my vise and started planeing. Five minutes later, my bench was four feet farther forward than it originally started. So I moved it back and kept going. Well I have done that for the past year and a half, and have decided enough is enough. So while I was in school I designed a Work Bench. Here are the specs on the bench:1. The bench is four feet deep, six feet...

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Let's Make Bandings of Wood Inlay #1: A Preview

11-24-2010 10:57 PM by Bob Simmons | 0 comments »

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot…and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s precisely why I succeed.” Michael Jordan…(1963 – ) Former professional basketball player, active businessman, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. Wood inlay has a mystique about it. Some of the finest furniture created by...

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Making a log shelving unit - part 2

11-24-2010 03:59 PM by ~Julie~ | 5 comments »

I’ve made the rungs (see part 1) so the next next step in making my shelving unit is the ladder legs or uprights. Of course, there are four and the pieces I had ranged from just over 5’ up to over 7’. The ends were not even and one was a bit punky, so I figured the maximum height I could use was 5’ 1”, which seemed just right for this project. These pieces I had were mostly already peeled, but there were a few places that had some bark that I stripped with...

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Making a log shelving unit

11-23-2010 07:23 PM by ~Julie~ | 8 comments »

I needed to make a shelving unit to hold some signs and things at a craft show I was attending a few weeks ago. I’m just getting to posting what I came up with. I wanted something that was easy to take in the vehicle and put together at the show and then take apart again to come home. I also wanted to use some old logs and make it in a rustic style. Something like this but without all the X’s: (from: online source that I can’t find, but it cost $1518) So ba...

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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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Bread Board (s) #2: Milling Woes

11-22-2010 05:27 AM by PurpLev | 5 comments »

I found time to get some shop time, and wanted to get back on track and get this project going (hard to do after a long pause). last time around I was milling the lumber, when my planer broke down on me in the middle. I have then milled some boards with hand planes, and fixed my planer, but at this point, I was a bit confused what was milled already, what thicknesses, and how much material do I have (more of a do I have enough? curiosity). I still had to mill the apple lumber and add it as...

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Built In Closets #9: Installation Part 2 - Recovering from dumb mistakes

11-21-2010 07:13 PM by SPHinTampa | 5 comments »

As described in Part I of installation, I screwed up my measurements and was unable to fit the closet units thru the hallway. After a lot of agonizing, I decided to carefully “un assemble” one side on each unit. And it worked. Now that the first unit has been put back together, I am feeling a lot better: One of the benefits of this approach is that is made it easier to cut the holes in the unit sides that I needed to accommodate the various outlets in the corner. I sh...

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A Little Cabinetree #1: The Concept, the Goals and the Challenges.

11-21-2010 02:48 AM by shipwright | 8 comments »

When it comes to building boats, I guess after 30 years of it I am a professional, but as a hobby woodworker I’m pretty new. Boatbuilding has given me lots of skills and abilities with tools but the scale of projects and the individual manual skills required to make small cabinets and art furniture are totally different. I am a real beginner at this stuff and am having a ball trying to learn everything at once. I retired five and a half years ago, following which my wife and I rebuilt o...

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