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My 2008 "Not Just Any Box" Winter Awards #2: The start of my, "Not any kind of box"

01-11-2008 03:04 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 16 comments »

I said I wasn’t going to enter, but I opened up the latest issue of “Woodworkers Journal,” They had a centerfold of how to make a bandsawn box. I read it over, & right away I thought, there’s something I can try, & make one for the L J’s contest. I’ve never tried making a bandsawn box before, & besides that, it would be a good test for my new Rikon. I’ve had these nice blocks of burly maple that I picked up at our local city pa...

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Saw Making #2: Gents Saw Conversion Part 1

05-14-2016 07:12 PM by AgentTwitch | 4 comments »

There has been a lot of interest in building tools from scratch, rehabbing tools that needed some love, or repurposing a tool so that it might have more potential or beauty. I have decided to chronicle a few saw builds in these categories in the hope that it might inspire someone to give it a try that was otherwise too nervous to begin the journey on their own. For this series, I am going to do a write up on re-purposing an inexpensive gents saw into a western style dovetail saw. This idea...

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Ambrosia-birdseye maple #13: Time for the wrapping paper!!!!!!!

12-15-2011 10:28 PM by JoeyG | 7 comments »

Here is a sneak peak before I post the finished project. I want to thank everyone once again for joining me as I made these boxes. They will have more meaning for my wife and daughter than I can share here. They represent a once in a life time opportunity that they spent together. It is said that swimming with dolphins is one of the most healing things you can do for the spirit. I agree with this, but we cannot all swim with dolphins, so remember that making something for those you love...

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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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Workbench Build #36: Back at it.. Fitting the Tool Well...

08-05-2013 08:13 PM by Airframer | 12 comments »

Well, now that I am done distracting myself with mallets, saw benches and cleaning it is time to get back at this. I have set an arbitrary deadline of September(ish) for completion of this bench so it is time to ramp things up a bit. We left off with a partially fitted end cap in the last blog. A bit more progress has been made there. I have the Dovetails cut and “fitted (will require more plugs and shims.. perhaps by the 4th dovetail I will have this figured out?) As before I ...

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Plane Sled #1: Planer Sled for Thin Pieces

11-25-2015 05:20 PM by Jim Jakosh | 14 comments »

I have a job where I need some thin stock ( about 1/8”) and my planer does not crank down that low for some reason. I also have some blocks that are about 6 1/2” square that I resawed for this project and they spin around in the planer because they are so short. I have often thought of using a sled to carry them through the saw and now I really need something like that. I planned to put a rail on the back for the cutter to cut against ,but the rollers push the wood through a...

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Walnut Dining Room and Foyer #2: Foyer Table - bottom completed and top glued up

08-22-2014 01:10 AM by elbarneso | 2 comments »

Just a few pics and progress from this past week – I sprayed a few coats of GF pre-cat satin urethane on the base of the foyer table and glued that up. The finish turned out pretty good, although I had to resand the bottom shelf due to some bad sanding marks that I rushed and didn’t see the first time. I don’t have very good lighting in my garage, but I bought a cheap clip lamp and used it during the re-sand – I really should have bought one of these sooner, although t...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #2: Time to get Serious

01-29-2018 03:32 PM by johnstoneb | 2 comments »

It’s October and most of the summer and fall projects and river trips etc. are over time to get serious about this chess globe or forget it. I thought a lot about how to build this globe over the summer and thought I knew how I was going to do it, then I started on it and there were changes on the fly every day I think. My neighbor is a very good wood turner and does a lot of large bowls, live edge, green etc. I was talking to him and he told me he was getting a new lathe a larger on...

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Why buy it when you can make it! #26: Too many cutting boards...

11-30-2014 01:56 AM by paxorion | 0 comments »

We had a slight break in the cold weather in my neck of the woods, so I ducked outdoors to do a bit of sanding of the cutting boards my wife asked me to make as Christmas presents for several of her family members. The router bit I used for my router sled left a bit of a mangled surface on the 3 end-grain cutting boards, so armed with a brand new Ridgid belt sander, I got to work with some cautious sanding. I can’t say I’m too experienced with a belt sander, so I am rather pro...

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Build A Krenov Style Cabinet On Stand #2: Build A Krenov Style Cabinet On Stand Pt.2

08-31-2015 11:34 PM by wdwrkr631 | 2 comments »

Hello Everyone,Just uploaded part 2 to the Krenov cabinet build. In this video we apply the veneer with a vacuum bag. This was our first attempt at this and the results were great! Check it out. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKL-GUSYr7w

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