Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'oak'

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Advice about wood movement

11-26-2015 05:00 PM by Pith | 0 comments »

Young woodworker here looking for some advice. I’m working on a 34” x 34” frame for squeegeeing film photographs after they have been developed in a darkroom. The design is fairly simple I’m using 5/4 white oak for the frame connected with finger joints and then cutting a dado in the middle of the pieces to allow for a piece of plywood and plexiglass to rest in. This will be inside a school and will be exposed (not submerged) to water for about half of the year. I am making this to replace a ...

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Plane Sled #1: Planer Sled for Thin Pieces

11-25-2015 05:20 PM by Jim Jakosh | 12 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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Inlay card table refurbish #2: So far, so good

11-25-2015 03:02 PM by peterrum | 1 comment »

The curled bits of inlay were carefully removed from the table and put aside. Then I used some water and a steam iron to heat the vacant areas and remove the old glue from the plywood base. I also used the same technique to remove the old glue from the removed inlay pieces. Then I used the steam iron again to steam the individual pieces of inlay an pressed them between two pieces of plywood to get them flat again. This worked quite well. Some of the inlay was so bad I had to replace it s...

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Lego Table #6: Hybrid woodworking

11-22-2015 07:53 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

This post is fairly image heavy—I’ll post a few here but to see all the images, please visit my woodworking blog) Accomplished a fair amount today. Before I got to work, I dusted off the base and the legs one final time and then primed the legs …and painted the base. It’s hard to tell, because I used white primer and white paint, but trust me, it looks nice in person. I put on two thin coats and used up almost a whole can of spray paint, but it sure does look ...

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Table saw improvements #1: Table saw fence

11-19-2015 08:33 AM by Marcello Bianchi | 2 comments »

I’m making a new fence for my table saw in the Biesemeyer style to improve the performance of my machine.If you have seen my previous project on how to improve a crappy table saw i already have a shop made fence on it butI’ve never been a hundred percent happy with the fence stop as its not something my fellow woodworker could replicate because it requires a specific part,so my new fence has a home made stop.

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Woodworker's perfect DIY Christmas Project.

11-12-2015 09:58 PM by Gbluee | 4 comments »

This Christmas make yourself the best shop addition DIY gift. Download the Blueprint PDF file here.. Watch the complete built and tutorial here..

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tote for tools #6: Clamps came off, but the cussing remains

11-11-2015 05:59 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well. After letting the glue cure for a couple hours, went down to remove the clamps. Another fight broke out, as the longer clamps wanted to fall onto the floor, taking everything they could with them…..didn’t work. Clamped the case upside down to the bench, was going to level some edges.. Nice, thin shaving…..but, I wasn’t in the mood for things this slow. Got out the cambered Jack planes. Got the bottom almost leveled out, I figured I could install the b...

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You turn around and it crashes to the floor . . . what do you do?

11-10-2015 03:30 PM by aloysius | 6 comments »

So, there you are . . working in the garage . . on projects for “she who must be obeyed”. It’s Texas. Even in October it’s HOT! You have a couple fans moving the air. As you pick up the five foot long panel that is to become the three year old granddaughter’s height marking board and swing it around to sand the other end, you collide with and knock over the “Made in China” oscillating air mover. Bang. Plastic shards skitter ac...

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tote for tools #4: A bottom and a handle?

11-10-2015 02:48 AM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Well, first thing this morning, after the morning pill intake, was to set up a sharpening station that my back could handle. On the kitchen stove, we have a wooden tray. It is to cover the elements when the stove is not in use. Thanks to the height of the tray on the stove, I could set up the oil stones and sandpapers. Couple chisels needed a refresher on the grinder, but most just need some work on the stones and a final polish at 2K grit. Wound up doing 9 chisels, but not the goug...

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WoodShop Thoughts. #1: Freaking Drawers

11-07-2015 02:54 AM by Matt | 7 comments »

So as most of you know I finished my cabinet a few weeks ago save the drawers. Since my mother’s garage cabinets that some of you have seen, I have had an outright war with drawers. I cannot seem to get them right, ever. I have tried the expensive soft close all the way to the under and side mount white roller slidey ones. This time was no different. I bought those crappy white roller wheel sliders because they were cheap and I wanted to try something new (not to mention it was fo...

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