Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'oak'

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Cabinet Conversion II #2: Oops - I mean "prototype"

11-06-2015 07:40 PM by greg48 | 0 comments »

Been working off and on planning and building the wine racks to be inserted into the icebox cavities. I precut all the parts with all precisely measured dadoes and added a 1/8” bevels on appropriate edges. The glue up proceeded in multiple stages using strategically placed 1” pin nails to keep the pieces from sliding about during clamp up Satisfied with the joinery fit and strength of the unit here’s what the outcome looked like. Just for grins-n-giggles, I w...

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the never ending organinzing and improvements #2: I SEE IT BOARD. THE ORGANIZATION TOOL.

10-29-2015 02:17 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 0 comments »

Part of every workshop success is being organized and having templates on hand to trace and cut out, my shop is no different, for the longest time I kept my templates stuffed in a box, as of lately I have been getting request for shelves, rather than dig out these templates I created the “I SEE IT BOARD” this way a person can see the options that are available, it will be easier for me as well because I will be able to grab what I need and when I am done I can easily put it back ...

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Inlay card table refurbish #1: First, get some advice

10-26-2015 05:27 AM by peterrum | 9 comments »

A neighbor of mine gave me this table as he is not a woodworker and felt he did not have the skills to refurbish it. So now I have another project. The table has no commercial markings on it so I feel that it was home made some years ago, maybe 50 years ago but I have nothing to base my estimate on. At any rate the table looked interesting enough that I will make an attempt at fixing it up but I am looking for a lot of advice and suggestions from anyone. My first ste...

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Latest Video, Building a craftsman style bench

10-23-2015 09:07 PM by BenhamDesign | 1 comment »

In this video I build a craftsman style bench with storage. This design is much like an oversize blanket chest. I built it out of white oak, and finished it with the customers selected stain color and a satin poly. Once I finish editing the pictures I’ll post some glamour shots in the project section. Please watch, thumbs up, and subscribe to my channel. Watch on Youtube

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Plugging large holes

10-13-2015 01:18 PM by Nels | 12 comments »

I have used material that had bolts and washers in it. The holes are 1-3/4” and I need to plug these holes. Cutting the exsisting holes with a router or drill bit is easy. How can I cut a plug accurately that is 2-1/2” in diameter and 1/2” thick? I can make the hole smaller (maybe 2-3/8” or 2-1/4”), but I want to cut out the defects around where the bolt holes are. The material is oak and there are about 200 holes to plug. I guess I could turn the plugs,...

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11 sided scroll saw basket

10-13-2015 01:12 PM by PCorl | 0 comments »

In this video I show how I built an 11 sided scroll saw basket. I use a pattern I got from Steve Good over at Steve has lots of great patterns available. You can view my video and see how I built the basket at: Thanks for watching.

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Recent Coring Activity

10-06-2015 07:09 PM by Ken Waller | 3 comments »

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I last posted. I’ll ensure I contribute more often.Here are some pictures of the coring of a 20” half-log of red oak I was able to acquire. The end result was 5 rough-turned bowls that are now drying. The largest is 19 1/2” and the smallest is 7 1/2”. It took me one hour to rough-turn the outside of the blank and 1:45 to core the 5 bowls.

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #57: Back in the Workshop!

10-03-2015 01:13 PM by PhilBello | 5 comments »

Having spent a few months doing nother but maintenance , I now have time to spend back in the workshop, so the other day, I decided it was time to get a simple project out of the way, which would help a family member. One of my dogs is a rescue dog, he was abused as a Pup and as a result his jaw is deformed, making it difficult for him to eat, he pushes his bowl all over the floor trying to get his food, so he needed a dog table, something to stop his bowl moving, and raise it high enough ...

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Scrollsaw Basket

09-25-2015 01:48 PM by PCorl | 0 comments »

I recently built a scrollsaw basket from a design I got from Steve Good at Steve has many great patterns on his site. My build of this project is located on my YouTube channel. The link to the video is: I hope you enjoy the video and please take the time to check out the rest of my channel. Thanks, Paul

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Charles Rohlfs Swivel Desk - Nelson Atkins Musuem/Art Gallery Kansas City

09-25-2015 01:40 AM by Woodbridge | 3 comments »

I had an opportunity to visit the Nelson Atkins Museum & Art Gallery in Kansas City. It a beautiful museum and gallery, well worth the visit. Of course my first stop was to see the original version of Rohlfs slant from swivel desk. Last year I had an opportunity to measure and photograph another original that was being restored and based on this built a reproduction. Here are some pictures of Rohlfs original desk. l

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