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Humidor build #3: -Finish

07-06-2016 08:54 PM by Drew Gregory | 1 comment »

So far this project has been an excellent learning process, when it came time to finishing that was no exception. The client was looking for a “super glossy” look to the box. I decided to use a tung oil from Lee valley. The process was very simple. The lid to the humidor has some very fine figure to it so I wont up sanding it to 800 grit to remove all sanding marks. The rest of the box I sanded to 500 grit. I applied a thick first coat and let it soak in for about 10 minu...

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Construction Grade Toys #5: Almost there

08-29-2011 08:03 PM by sIKE | 5 comments »

Now that I am out past the fenders things have progressed along very nicely, this past weekend I was able to get almost all the work done to complete the project sans finishing. I am using birds eye maple for the box of the dump truck here is the bottom and the frontHere are the sides, I finally get to use all of those itty bitty clamps given to me when I started my wood working odyssey several years back.and without the clampsAnd finally the body of the truck: Today after wook I am hop...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #461: Quality, Not Quantity

09-14-2011 01:20 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

As I look to the calender today and see that we are almost half way through September, I am once again amazed at how quickly time seems to pass. I truly don’t mean to keep complaining about it, as I know I mention it from time to time here, but I just can’t get over how the days go by so quickly. It never used to seem this way. It gets me to wondering. Does this mean I am a poor time manager? Or does it mean that my life is full and therefore the hours slip by quickly? I fe...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1773: Site Update and Newsletter

09-08-2016 11:22 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

This morning something occurred for the first time since moving to our new home. I awoke and it was still pitch dark outside. I admit that I had a somewhat fitful night. I am not sure if it was the excitement of the day or thoughts of the days ahead or the warm humidity of the evening that was the cause. Maybe it was a bit of everything. Perhaps it is that I am feeling a bit more comfortable in our place here and things are (finally!) getting back to normal. I don't know. I am o...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1801: New Patterns and UPDATE Time!

11-18-2016 01:46 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

It is hard to believe we are at the end of another week already. I have been trying my best to stay caught up with things, and for the most part, I think I am doing alright. I have long ago abandoned the idea having to do "x" number of designs per week/month/year. If I measured my productivity by those numbers alone, surely it would be depressing and I wouldn't be fair to myself. There is so much more that is involved in my day-to-day activity that takes a good deal of time.&nbs...

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Medal Chest #11: The Lid, or, No Tablesaw, No Problem!

04-22-2013 01:08 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

Note to my readers—-this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been delivered, I can post the details. Oh yeah, this post actually is the result of 6 days in the workshop—-some didn’t have pictures and I didn’t want to bore you with just text, so I put it all together under the title of The Lid. At last, w...

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A project in Maple #8: Hinges, rails, and dovetails

10-08-2017 08:12 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Hinges I had bought for this project…looked a bit wimpy….needed something a bit …different. Some yard sale finds gave me a few hinges to try. One “leaf” was a bit too long, though. Grinder to remove the “excess” metal.. One is a before, the other three are after the grinder work. Sat the lid in the vise, laid out the locations for the hinges, drilled a few pilot holes…. Once all three were done, I set the lid aside, cleared a sp...

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2's my favorite 1 #1: wood selection and processing

08-24-2013 12:10 AM by Chris Cook | 2 comments »

I wanted to make something for my wife’s birthday and mother’s day, which fell on the same weekend this year. I have had this semi-spalted maple in my collection of wood so I cleaned it up for this project. Since it is nearly a requirement of mine, I decided to accent this project with some deep red padauk of which I always have on hand. If you have the need to buy something and do not already have one, get a drum sander. It’s at the top of my list of favo...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1331: Website Updated

06-03-2014 12:05 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

There are times when I feel that I am not accomplishing all I set out to do.  It seems that there are times when one project or another is not coming together quickly enough, and I feel that I could be doing more.  But then there are other times when I look at the new things that we are continually adding to our website and I feel a bit better about things. When the final tally is made, we see the site growing nearly every day and we are adding several new things per month, includin...

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Medal Chest #13: Let's Get Shellacked

04-22-2013 01:16 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

Note to my readers—-this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been delivered, I can post the details. This last stage was probably the most fun, the least amount of work, and yielded the most obvious results.  After going over (one last time) everything with 220 grit sand paper by hand, I was ready to vacuum all the dust off ...

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