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Humidors #3: Humidor #1 Red Oak with Walnut veneer

01-17-2016 09:14 PM by McPheel | 1 comment »

In continuation with my previous post, I began this experience with a trip to Windsor Plywood to source the necessary materials. I ended up finding a nice piece of quarter sawn Spanish Cedar which was 4/4 by 6” – 8’ long, finished on 2 faces; a nice piece of quarter sawn Red Oak which was 4/4 by 6” – 6’ long, finished on all sides; A full sheet of birch plywood and a roll of Walnut veneer. I took a trip over to Lee Valley to get some quadrant hinges and als...

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Bathroom makeover #1: Craftsman column

01-09-2016 12:49 AM by Greg Salata | 3 comments »

I am in the midst of a bathroom remodel (which will have it’s own post later). We live in old arts & crafts style house.During this bathroom rehab, we chose to lose a closet which was our storage and hid the laundry chute. I decided to build a craftsman styled column built in that would serve as also storage and house the laundry chute. It is all to be built with quartersawn white oak. I love discovering what is hidden inside of rough lumber. I am using pocket sc...

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Turned Mini Bowl

01-07-2016 04:45 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

After getting a lathe for Christmas I’ve been playing with it a lot. Here is a mini bowl I’ve turned.

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Humidors #2: First design concept

01-05-2016 03:16 PM by McPheel | 2 comments »

Time to plan out the design for my first Humidor. This will be a very basic box built to minimize cuts, make efficient use of lumber and hopefully hold a regular humidity. I started with a simple dimension that I wanted, I figured an internal box dimension of 12” by 8” would be a nice size to fit a beginners collection of cigars and cigar paraphernalia. I knew I wanted to have a depth of about 6” simply because I wanted to use the approx. factory width of the lumber I get...

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Free Wood #2: Oak Plant Stand

12-23-2015 05:03 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

Coming home from Church on Sunday I passed this plant stand, out for the trash, not far from my house. Needless to say I walked out and took a look. It is made of solid, 1 inch by 1 1/2 inch oak. It came apart into 2 frame pieces by removing 4 screws on the bottom. Some flexing broke the doweled joints. This is what I got. The long bits have a useful 22 inches of solid oak between the dowel holes.

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Walnut slab leftovers? #6: Top is on, and a coat of....

12-21-2015 04:03 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Witch’s Brew. Got the top on last night, and brought the table upstairs to show off a bit.. Note to self: Next table, make the splay at 5 degrees, NOT 12. Also, use a thicker, wider top with these kind of fat legs The Boss has decreed this to be a Night stand/bedside table. She could also put one of her LARGE potted plants on it. Table didn’t need much sanding. Took it back down to the shop tonight. Thought about just a clear coat of varnish…but with them w...

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Walnut slab leftovers? #5: Time for Elmer to take over

12-20-2015 01:58 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well, when last seen, I had one more mortise to chop. Have since got that done…..no more chisel work! Good thing, as I need the space on my bench’s top. Tried a few ways to clamp things up. Left the long apron un-glued, for awhile. Glued the short aprons in place. Had a lot of trouble ( and cussing) trying to get the clamps to stay put. Got out a few wedges…...they slid around…..put a nail through the wedge….clamp wanted to slide off the wedge&...

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Walnut slab leftovers? #4: Got a little more done...

12-17-2015 02:55 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Before I got tired of fighting things. IF I got too angry in the shop…..time to quit for the day. better luck the next day, right? Anyway, I had the aprons to mill into something usable….I hope. Ends needed cut at an angle ~@ 15 or so degrees…closer to 10, maybe. I used the bandsaw to cut the ends…..too much stuff in the way to use the mitrebox…plan so far is to splay the legs out a bit, almost like a Tavern table. Was trying to figure out how ...

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Double Single Bed #2: Big Pieces Into Small Pieces

12-16-2015 04:01 PM by ttocsmi | 0 comments »

Well, the SE Michigan weather continues to be more balmy than frozen, so work on the bed frames continues. I’m out of propane now, too. This week I received the bed bolts from Horton Brass ($4.50 each) & placed an order for the box spring fasteners / bed irons ($2.25) and bed bolt covers ($1.85) from Baltimore Hardware. I rough cut, jointed, & thickness planed the pieces for the posts, 2 x long and 2 x short for each bed, from 8/4 red oak. For the first 12 inches, rippin...

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Walnut slab leftovers? #3: Needed a few legs

12-16-2015 03:17 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Table n;eeds legs, right? Didn’t have enough walnut to make any decent ones…..I did have a slab of white oak, though…..Had to haul it to the shop, first. Today, did a couple crosscuts. Used the Vintage saw for this job….going to be a power tool day.. This is set up for the second cut. First cut was to trim the end as square as I could…left this piece as a cutoff.. Second cut, I had a clamp back at the rear, to keep things from moving too far. This...

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