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Medal Chest #14: It's Done!

04-22-2013 01:20 PM by RaggedKerf | 2 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. No, there are no bells and whistles on this thing—-if Mom wants to put some in it, more power to her.  I built it, she can use it however she wants. But to finish it, I had to do three things yet: (1) install the lat...

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Just for Fun... #83: Where did all the Fun go?

05-12-2014 01:43 AM by littlecope | 15 comments »

With all the down time this winter, I began to second guess myself, wondering what exactly my “Goals” were (or are) playing around with this Woodworking stuff…When my shop was in a single bedroom in my old apartment I used to have a ball, finding and using old furniture wood, and developing work-arounds for my lack of the necessary machines and tools to do desired functions…At one point I recall thinking, if all else fails, that I would just make boxes, until I ran out...

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Pen Turning newbie!

01-31-2009 03:53 AM by interpim | 5 comments »

I know this isn’t really much of a project, but the start of a bunch of projects LOL. I just recently purchased this pen starter kit from Penn State Industries http://www.pennstateind.com/store/TCLPROXX.html And got a set of blanks Now, what do I do? I should receive everything sometime next week, and I have never turned a pen before.Do I need anything special besides what is being offered in the kit? do I need special bushings for each kit I want to make, or do those come ...

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Wine Rack Expedition #3: Dowling and.... more dowling

03-26-2009 07:26 AM by Demowen | 2 comments »

Well, unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot of content to go through for this step since it is pretty much doing the same thing over and over again. I marked out on the legs where I want the rails to go. I had to alter some measurements from the plans since the rails are now 3.5” instead of 4” wide. I wanted to get all of the front and side pieces out of the same board and this was the price I paid. No biggie, will look about the same in the end. So the lines were all...

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Just for Fun... #31: It ain't Z Z Top...

09-02-2010 11:27 AM by littlecope | 13 comments »

...But she’s got Legs!!Yesterday was a really good day!! My objective for the day, was to put some legs on this small table I’m building… Of course, I have no clue how to do that correctly, but nonetheless I proceeded… My vision was to have the legs splay out slightly, not only from side to side, but from front to back. First, I checked visually what angle looked appealing, and determined that a conservative 6° was in order… The number, shall be six…Began b...

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Whirlgig Wars 2013 - Summer Woodworking Fun!!

05-25-2013 11:26 PM by WoodJediNTraining | 1 comment »

Oh yea! Time to kick off the summer with the 2nd Annual Whirligig Wars Woodworking Event. Spend that shop time preparing for battle and build a whirligig for the event. We have some great prizes this year from our Awesome Sponsors Laguna Tools Rockler Woodworking and HardwareWoodworkers Guild of AmericaMicro JigThe United Federation of Woodworkers Brought to you by A Simple Design of Ocala, Inc. & Woodworking for Mere Mortals You don’t want to miss this!! Here is a look ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1393: And Then There Were Five

09-01-2014 11:47 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I spent the day yesterday finishing up the remaining three poses of reindeer for my reindeer and sleigh vignette. Now all I need to do is assemble the two additional deer pattern packets and also the sleigh packet and I will be good to go. I had estimated that the sanding and assembly of the three deer would take half the day, and I planned to take the other half to kind of coast and do some things around the house, or some of my personal creating, but as usual I grossly underestimated myself...

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Wood fill experiments. #1: I'll keep trying

11-11-2014 03:48 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 13 comments »

Howdy, I’m trying to fill knotholes and such with different methods. I’ve seen the beautiful turquoise and metallic fills that just take my breath away. I believe I might be able to do those with the right materials. I will say that some of the work to make my own copper shavings is out of the cards. Turquoise fill is far more likely. Any metallic dust will be purchased. Still I choose to experiment instead of going with the tried and true methods. Here is my first. ...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #11: "Two Maples....One Pine and, ...."

05-21-2008 01:50 PM by frank | 9 comments »

Two Maples….One Pine, and…. ....so i stepped outside to the wonders of an outdoor workshop, where some trees where culling my name, having not much time to pass with endless chatter, i reached down and turned my cell-phone off…. —-silence….. ....and so i went up last week and payed my respects to an old friend, one much wiser then me in all the ways of wood, who welcomed me back since our meeting of last fall, while even now this one is busy in the givin...

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A Salad Bowl set of maple & walnut #2: A Salad Bowl set of maple & walnut #2

06-12-2010 06:12 PM by Bob Simmons | 4 comments »

On the following day after the glue has set, the band clamps are removed. It is time to begin truing up the ring of segments. In order to attain flatness on one of the ring’s edge I’ll lay a segment flat on the bed of the disc sander. It’s important to maintain a 90 degree angle during this operation. Take your time and make sure of accuracy. When the edge is truly flat we can then proceed to the lathe. Now the ring is mounted on the lathe and the opposite edge...

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