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Shop Built Hand Tools #1: Block Plane Trial

05-23-2008 04:25 PM by USCJeff | 5 comments »

I recently posted a project of my first attempt at a plane. I was very happy with the outcome, both appearance and function. After putting it to work on scraps and such to give it a real trial, I’ve found some fatal flaws. I initially blamed the the original designer, which was submitted to Wood Magazine. I then decided that I took too many liberties and caused the error. The big problem is the wedge and rod that secures the iron. The plane sides are not quite .25”. I gave ...

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Mobile woodshop

06-20-2011 05:16 PM by thiswoodshop | 3 comments »

Hi, Just read about this mobile woodshop. I think this is a great idea to keep kids engage and keep interest in the trade alive in the younger generation. This is a great idea. http://willieswoodshop.com/ Insert from his website… Welcome to Willie’s Woodshop Since 1985,  Stephen Willner (Willie) has been working in a  classroom and credentialed by state of California , teaching basic woodworking skills to  children. He is now moving to his classroom to a converted  ...

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Homemade knife

07-25-2013 05:16 AM by sgmdwk | 2 comments »

After hurting my arthritic fingers using an old folding knife, I decided to try making something that would better fit my hands. Here is what I came up with. I started with an old rasp Some work on a bench grinder brought it down to the rough shape I was looking for. I worked the blade into shape on successively finer grades of sand paper. Followed by wet/dry sand paper And finally a leather strop with green polishing compound. To create a handle I st...

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Finishing my bottom

09-28-2014 12:19 AM by BenhamDesign | 1 comment »

Many times as furniture makers, we will put a finish on the underside of a tabletop to prevent it from warping or cupping. The theory being, if you put the same finish on the top as you do the bottom the moisture transfer will be equalized on all sides, helping to prevent wood movement. Regardless whether or not this theory is true, there are other reasons to finish the bottom of your tabletop.Continue reading on my blog to see the real reason why I finish the bottom of my tables.

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Would factory rejected lumber count as recycled ?

07-14-2008 06:44 AM by Dan'um Style | 24 comments »

Hello A few years ago … maybe 6 or 7, I bought a box full of curly maple rejected guitar blank backs from Gibson in Nashville. Pieces are miss matched bookmatches, less then 3/8 thick, imperfect offcuts, 6 to 9 inches wide and about 18 inches long. Nice looking wood. Does this count as recyled ? I made sometihing I’d like to enter in the contest and wanted to ask first. Regards DAN

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Custom Wooden Pistol Handle for Taurus Judge Tutorial #1: Part 1 - Planning and preparations

02-28-2011 12:04 AM by Barrett | 0 comments »

This was a fun project of creating a new wooden handle for a Taurus Judge pistol. The following steps outline the work done to create the custom pistol handle as well as a few lessons learned. Required Items: Wood with character Hand Router with 1/4” straight bit Bandsaw Wood glue and clamps Random orbiting sander w/ various grits Table sander or angle grinder (optional) Power drill Washer Approximate time:4 hours

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St Giles Statement Piece

03-24-2013 07:28 PM by Josh Hall | 1 comment »

Here is the latest blog post for my St Giles project. there is a photo included. http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/1/post/2013/03/st-giles-statement-piece.html Thanks Josh

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Workbench Build #38: Final Assembly of the Top...

08-11-2013 05:34 AM by Airframer | 9 comments »

I couldn’t wait till tomorrow to put the top together. This did not go without it’s fair share of oh sh#t moments one of which almost had me starting the whole thing over almost.. But I’m getting ahead of myself.. I had planned to use pegs instead of bolts. I am trying to keep the number of mechanical fasteners to a minimum on this so lets have a go at it.. Marked out the location of the peg holes and drilled just the end caps.. Then fitted them and marked th...

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Workbench - Start to Finish #3: The Top

07-14-2008 02:49 PM by beaudex | 8 comments »

Ok, Lets talk about the bench top. I chose brown maple for the top purely because its was the cheapest wood available. Also you will notice that it is 3/4” think prior to laminating. I would choose the same lumber again if I were to redo this project. The maple holds up very well and has a nice patina. I planned the slab to have a final thickness of 3 inches. Why 3 inches? well from the literature I have read 3 inches is generally the ideal thickness for bench dogs. In retrosp...

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Machinist Toolbox #8: Not Yet Finished, but It's Finished

12-25-2010 06:36 AM by PurpLev | 21 comments »

I mentioned it in the previous post and as I was working on the drawers I had the main carcass take the finish to make use of time. Mahogany much like Oak has large open pores. My finishing goal was more for practice than necessity, but I was aiming for an antique polished look – shiny outside. I knew I would have to fill in those pores if I want an even polished surface. So my plan was to start with a filler coat which I tried to concoct using dewaxed shellac and mahogany sanding sa...

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