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My Ultimate Workbench Build #5: Joint, plane and repeat....

07-16-2011 07:54 AM by RS Woodworks | 4 comments »

Well, with the boards for the top cut to rough length and rough thickness, and the general layout for the top decided on, it’s time to start squaring up the lumber and getting ready to glue the top all together. I started out with jointing one face and one edge flat and square on the 6” general jointer. I set up a roller stand to the exact height on both the infeed and outfeed side. It’s time consuming, but squaring all the lumber is probably the single most important step i...

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Mirrors Done

07-14-2011 04:18 PM by Gene Howe | 5 comments »

I posted the frame before. Here is the completed mirror.Fan is for visual interest. heehee The inset 1/4” ply adds more protection than Kraft paper, no?

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My workshop #2: Dust Collector thanks to Lumberjocks contributors

07-12-2011 06:39 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

Made one of the Cyclone Dust Collectors based on a couple of designs here and here plus a couple of other places. Took the best of breed into account and did my own twists on it. Posted it as a project a couple of times and it was removed. I guess it didn’t have enough “wood” component to be a project made of wood. It does have wooden doughnuts at the top and bottom. There are several others already here on LJ so maybe that’s why it got removed. Not sure. Min...

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Horizontal File Cabinet for drawings #1: Cabinet built

07-11-2011 12:45 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

I’ve been working on this project for a while. It’s a horizontal file cabinet for B sized (11×17) drawings. My boss let me do this to store the piles of drawings which I had been storing in paper box lids. The cabinet fits under my desk. It is made of oak plywood. Finish is Minwax Golden Oak stain plus a couple of coats of Spar Urethane. I still need to finish the drawers. It took a while to get the 14” drawer slides in at Lowes Depot since I made the cabinet too...

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My Ultimate Workbench Build #3: Some of this wood is pithing me off!

07-09-2011 02:34 AM by RS Woodworks | 9 comments »

Ah the pith. That very core of the tree, that for some reason, is remarkably unstable in use as lumber. The inclusion of the pith in some of the beams I have obtained all but ruins an otherwise solid thick chunk of wood. It really pithes me off. All kidding aside. I can probably still make some good use out of these beams, even the ones with the pith in them, with some thought into my cuts. I was contacted last week by an old woodworking acquaintance, Maxwell. He told me he saw my b...

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So I have this old beam from an 18th century house....

07-07-2011 05:54 PM by Transition | 6 comments »

So I have this old beam (pictured) from an 18th century house in which an aquaintance grew up. I’d love to turn it into a gift for him and his new bride. I believe that the beam is red oak. It is 6”w x 3”d x 36”l (39” if you count the tenon). I was thinking of cutting off a slab, turning five 4” bowls/vessels from the rest, and displaying them on the slab. But I thought I’d post it and solicit suggestions. What would you do with this piece?

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My Ultimate Workbench Build #1: Getting started...

06-30-2011 06:26 AM by RS Woodworks | 1 comment »

This workbench project, for me, has been a long time coming. Well, long as in a couple of years anyways. It kinda began when I finally realized that the piece of plywood on two saw horses wasn’t quite cutting it as a woodworking bench. The mdf top on two collapsible metal legs wasn’t much better, and althought its been my main work, assembly, and glue up table for the past two years, the granite top of my table saw is far from an ideal workbench either. So, slowly, I began accumil...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #385: Along Came a Spider . . .

06-29-2011 01:21 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 13 comments »

I worked on another candle tray yesterday. I did decide to go with the Halloween them for the time being. Whether it is the right or wrong decision, only time will tell but I wanted to go with my gut this time just to see what would happen. The design I came up with was pretty simple. In cutting it, I found that it was on of the easiest things I have made in a long time. (really) Simple isn’t bad thougha (we talked about that before) and it will be very easy for a new scroll sa...

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Pallet Harvesting

06-27-2011 02:40 PM by CptWingnut | 11 comments »

So this is my first try at a blog, and I figured I’d start with something that is simple and probably had already been done a number of times before. Regardless, I will probably learn more about blog making than you will about pallets. Pallet HarvestingFirst you have to find a pallet that is worth harvesting, craigslist is a good place to look, but I have had much more luck by finding a company in an industrial complex that receives a fair amount of freight. Target places that have h...

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Stickley inspired Entertainment Center #13: Finally finished

06-25-2011 08:03 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 2 comments »

Done! First dovetails using my HF dovetail jig, Fits videos perfectly.

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