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Projects #1: Rocking Horse 2011

05-15-2011 03:21 PM by SteveW | 10 comments »

Well, I am started down the road now to creating a rocking horse for my granddaughter, Emma.She will be two years old this Christmas, and has now just begun to walk. So I figure, if I start it now,I’ll finish in time for this Christmas… This horse is being created loosely from the Woodsmith Rocking Horse, issue #65, with a little creative flair this time around. I last built one of these some 16 years ago, for my oldest granddaughter, who is going to graduate from high school next...

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My Start #1: Building Office Cabinets

05-13-2011 04:13 PM by macatlin1 | 1 comment »

A few years ago I became interested in wood working again. It was probably after I bought a Craftsman table saw from a neighbor for $25. I already had a band saw, a drill press and a sander. But my previous foray was interrupted by a divorce, marriage and 4 moves. It was also about that time that my wife and I decided to convert a bedroom into an office. When we looked at cabinets in the local big box store sticker shock set in. The price was outrageous for a few upper kitchen cabinets m...

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WELCOME TILE framing blog #2: photo blog 5 7 2011

05-08-2011 07:19 AM by Dan'um Style | 10 comments »

Not much to say. Been taking it easy. Bought the wood on Craigslist. White oak. Mortise and tenon construction. Dark oak aniline dye, cherry oil stain, seed-lac,lacquer and dark Briwax finish.

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Starting All Over Again - Setting Up Shop #3: Lumber From a Dead Tree

05-07-2011 12:06 PM by LumberGuy | 0 comments »

One thing I have really missed is a shaving horse. We had a dead tree that was about the right size for a shaving horse, and needed to be removed anyway. It has been dead for some time, and I suspect it is a white oak, since the sapwood is decaying and the heartwood is still fairly sound. The tree has grown at an angle, and it was leaning toward our house. I tied it off to other trees using 5/8” Arbor Plex ropes, and tightened the ropes using “trucker’s hitches”. ...

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Old Growth Black Oak with a Burl

05-04-2011 05:57 PM by OregonBurls | 5 comments »

We cut this tree down in Feb and just got the video done. We slabed the burl and the logs in to counter top blanks and table blanks. We used my 088 stihl with a 36” and 72” bar. Also for the slabbing used the the 60” lucas mill slabber. The pic below the vid are 12’ slabs of the log. Enjoy and thanks for watchingGregwww.oregonburls.com

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Sharpening Chisels

05-03-2011 01:42 AM by Huckleberry | 16 comments »

Sharpening Chisels episode introduces two ways to sharpen chisels. ; With the help of Steve from Wood Working for Mere Mortals we explore these methods

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #326: I Finished My New Project!

05-01-2011 02:53 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

Well, yesterday turned out to be a wonderful day on many levels. The weather was nearly perfect. The sun was shining and it was warm enough for a light jacket. I even had the top down on the car when I made a trip to the grocery store. It is amazing how getting outside for a while can do wonders for your mood. Even if it is a short time. I definitely had “spring fever!” However, there was work to be done and I was also excited about seeing my latest project come to life. ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #324: Still Learning

04-29-2011 02:23 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I awoke at my usual six a.m. this morning, only to come out on the couch and promptly fall asleep while cuddling my dear kitty Richard. Now I am slightly behind in doing what I wanted to do. Oh, well. I suppose it happens to everyone from time to time. The previous night was restless because I was worrying about my friends so I suppose that I am making up for it. I heard from both Bob (Grizzman) and Leldon yesterday and I was very relieved that neither of them or their families were ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #321: I Need Some Advice from You

04-26-2011 01:07 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

OK, now it is my turn to have the questions. I know there are many seasoned woodworkers out there that will hopefully be able to help me with this: What do I do to get the dark, moldy-looking streaks out of oak? I did my usual of Googling it, and most of the responses said to use some bleach, but I don’t want to ruin the natural color of the oak or have it blotchy or streaky. Let me tell you more about the wood: I have a couple of boards, let’s say half an inch thick an...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #318: New Project Finished

04-23-2011 01:45 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Throughout the week of still catching up and making videos and probably thinking a bit too much, I did manage to complete my first project(s) for my submissions to the magazine for their Holiday issue. Last year I was fortunate enough to have several different projects and ornaments accepted. Between my partner Keith and myself we were well represented. I believe that it was my all time high as far as number of projects published with four. This year because of many reasons, I am only ...

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