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Brynn's Desk Build #4: Overview of the build

12-17-2017 09:47 PM by BenhamDesign | 2 comments »

This writing desk is one of my favorite builds. Made from cherry, with spaltted maple for the side panels and drawer pulls. The drawer pulls are held in place with walnut posts for a little accent. If you are interested in the build process here is a little build video. I started out milling the legs and cutting them to length. Next, laying out the joinery and drawing in the curve I liked for the legs. It is way easier to cut all the joinery to before cutting the curves. This gives...

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Walnut & Curly Maple Coffee Table #9: Finish work complete, ready for delivery

12-09-2017 02:16 AM by Reinan | 2 comments »

I coated this piece in a couple coats of 1# dewaxed garnet shellac, but I should have thinned them further for the top because I had streaking of patches that were coated more heavily than others, so I did a wash coat of straight alcohol and leveled the shellac to even it out. It worked, but then I had to deal with runs all over the edges and drips on the bottom lip. Next time I try that on a light colored wood I will build up with a less colored shellac and add the darker as a top coat for...

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Jaida turns a Tridge Bowl

12-05-2017 01:03 AM by Jeff Waggoner | 1 comment »

Jaida turning a tridge bowl. Our first time using a Hold Fast vacuum chuck. It worked great.See more pictures here.https://www.facebook.com/PlaneOldWood/posts/1479999995353891 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7q-vlkgPPo&t=18s

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Just for Fun... #99: Might I Miter?

11-29-2017 01:02 AM by littlecope | 11 comments »

So there we were, walking through Sears, looking for some clothing…As is usual with a Sears visit, I ended up wandering to the tool department; specifically, their Miter Saw line up…From small to large, it’s always been fun for me to imagine getting one of those, and to imagine making Mitered box corners…Debbie came up behind me and asked if I liked any of them, and then further fueled the desire for one by asking if I needed one, adding that “Christmas is coming...

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Walnut & Curly Maple Coffee Table #8: Edge profile and final sanding, onto finish work

11-26-2017 03:19 PM by Reinan | 3 comments »

As this table is a gift for a young couple, I thought a rounded edge on the most exposed corners would be prudent; possible small ones in the future and all. So I used a 1/8 round over bit in my venerable PC 100 which did the job well but ackwardly at times. I wish I had a smaller unit for this kind of work and have been considering the purchase of a lighter one handed type router. After completing the machine work, I sanded everything to 400 grit, wet sanding the table top. I put one thi...

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Walnut & Curly Maple Coffee Table #6: Aprons and Legs

11-16-2017 02:15 PM by Reinan | 0 comments »

Guess I forgot to post this one, my progress last week on the table base. Using my shop made taper jig, I tapered the insides of all 4 legs and started cutting the cross laps in the aprons where they meet in the legs, everything went very well, aprons squared up nicely and fit the legs well. I’m happy with how sturdy everything ended up, almost no movement in any direction even in dry fit. I am waiting to glue it until I decide how I will slot the inside face of the apron for the table top...

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Walnut & Curly Maple Coffee Table #5: Breadboard ends

11-16-2017 02:03 PM by Reinan | 0 comments »

After a few days of analyzing how to cope with the cup in the table top panel that appeared after glue up. I arrived at the conclusion that my original plan of using a dado blade on the table saw wasn’t going to work for machining the tongues. So I ordered a pattern bit from Whiteside machine to try and use a router and a known flat reference surface to machine the tongues after I clamped the panel flat. Worked pretty well, tongues are straight but not as uniform in thickness as I had hope...

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Getting my tools ready #26: Maple, Murphy, and Me,

11-12-2017 01:19 AM by DocSavage45 | 22 comments »

Murphy always has a treat in store for me. My friend CharlieK (on LJ’s) lives in MN/St.Paul area. A town called Fridley. He had purchased a trailer load of rough milled hard maple and he had a lot left over which he was wanting to sell to get it out of his garage Took my 1990 3/4 ton truck and traveled 124 miles to have lunch and pick up some maple. Had a full truck bed up to the top of the sides of maple and I was returning home in the dark. About 11 miles from home my fro...

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Frame saw, maple scraps #1: Parts...

11-09-2017 11:52 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

This may be a short blog….decided to use some of the Maple 1×4s in the scrap pile.. There was a 1×4 about this long….I ripped it right down the center, to make a pair of handle blanks. I had a few old Butcher’s Meat saws just rusting away… This one is the larger one still sitting around. Two others supplied a few parts, and an 18” long saw blade. Drilled a couple holes, bandsaw to rough ly shape each handle…there was a longer 1×4...

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Christmas Gifts #1: Cell Phone Stand Prototype

11-06-2017 05:06 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

After performing an inventory of my hardwood storage and surveying different gift ideas on the Internet, I decided to make cell phone stands for Christmas gifts for many family members and a good friend. I started this project by making a prototype. I asked my Annie what she thought about it. She liked it! So the project is go… For the two pieces that makes this stand I was going to use 1/4 inch thick pieces of hardwood and their width will be 2 7/8 inches. This thickness ...

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