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Walnut slab leftovers? #2: Making a top, and other parts...

12-14-2015 03:33 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, when last seen, the top was sitting in a bunch of clamps…... Got rid of the clamps today. Underside of the top needed some work… This was after hitting the blank with a cambered jack plane, going straight across the grain. Used the #4 to finesse the flat spots. Even tried the #4 on some end grain.. wasn’t too worried bout the ends at the corners. had something in mind for them. Used another “Dose Cap) to draw curves at all four corners. Then ov...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #65: Solitaire

12-13-2015 06:17 PM by PhilBello | 2 comments »

After the successful completion of Chinese Checkers it was time to get on with Solitaire, then I will be able to play when I am ‘Billy No Mates’! We played the Chinese Checkers yesterday, and it went down well, I thoroughly enjoyed it. For some reason since moving from Spain where I watched TV all the time, we very rarely watch it here in Colombia, so games are a good way to fill spare time. In the same way as the previous game, I downloaded a template and printed it off to siz...

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Shelves For My Fishing Room

12-13-2015 11:51 AM by PeteCollin | 0 comments »

Hello All, I have a room dedicated to keeping my fly tying desk and all of my fishing accouterments. It had gotten very untidy in there so I made some sturdy shelves to organize things. I made a video of the process. I invite you to a tour of my man-cave! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn9HrLaFfvo

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Christmas Tissue Box Cover

12-12-2015 09:05 PM by PCorl | 0 comments »

Here is a neat little Christmas project. I built mine out of 1/4” baltic birch plywood and a piece of 1/4” oak. I did a video on the build and you can view it on You Tube, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtBROCtyd-U Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoy the video and the build. Paul / paulsmessyworkshop

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Woodturning a simple candle holder

12-12-2015 02:09 PM by Chris McDowell | 3 comments »

Before this project, I had never made anything other than pens on the lathe. I had some scrap pieces from an oak pallet and I decided to laminate them together and experiment. I didn’t know what it would be when I started. I had thought maybe do a little Christmas tree, but then it started looking like a candle holder, so I just went with that. I don’t have a chuck, so I just turned it between a spur center and the tail-stock. I can really see the value of having a chuck now...

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Double Single Bed #1: Prologue

12-11-2015 06:36 PM by ttocsmi | 0 comments »

Welcome to the first blog entry for my Double Single Bed project. If you didn’t pick up on the subtleness, I’ll be making two single bed frames. One for each of the kids in the house, as surprise Christmas presents. The spark for the project was an innocent comment from my wife, “The Jet table saw you wanted is on sale, Black Friday. I’ll split the cost with you.” Ten days later it arrived. The winter’s been mild too, so what better time of ...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #64: Chinese Checkers

12-09-2015 12:25 AM by PhilBello | 3 comments »

With major projects finished for this year, it was time to turn my attention again to Christmas, I have to keep the family occupied somehow, and to keep pulling the Parqués board out every time someone comes, is like Christmas in the UK as a child, where Monopoly came out, whether you liked it or not. I spent so much time in Prison, I am surprised that I spent 30 years as a Cop, or maybe because of it!!! :) I still like playing games with marbles, so the first alternative this year is Chin...

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Building a marking gauge.

12-05-2015 06:31 PM by revieck | 3 comments »

In this video, I build a home made marking gauge from scrap wood. https://youtu.be/m5ehhwZaghU

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My first Bog Oak

12-04-2015 05:02 PM by TonnyS | 8 comments »

Found what looks like a Oak on construction site, called the company and they were happy to get rid of it, lucky me :)

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DIY Christmas Tree Stand Cover | Rustic Christmas Tree Box

12-02-2015 03:09 PM by Chris McDowell | 3 comments »

I didn’t know this was a thing until this month when my wife showed me pictures and asked me to make one. This one is made out of an old pallet and some old house siding. Not difficult to make at all, just a simple box glued and nailed together. My wife stained it. I was skeptical while making it. It is basically just an ugly box. But it looks pretty cool once you set the tree in it, I gotta say. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/m-oJBwRPGyk

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