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Arts & Crafts - Living room tables #1: The plans

08-26-2011 08:42 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

Found a set of plans at Rockler for a three piece Arts & Crafts living room table set. Bought the materials for the coffee table – around $200. Bought enough materials for the coffee table to start. My 16 year old son did the mortise/tenons and all the cuts. We did staining together. Want to put on a mosaic tile top. We prefer staining prior to assembly.

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Box with Inlay lid #2: Making the Inlay Lid

08-23-2011 03:03 PM by Tootles | 16 comments »

Now I said in my previous blog, about the hinge on this box, that I probably wouldn’t make the hinge quite the same way again. But I was very happy with the way the inlay worked and that is worth repeating. So, this is how I did it. The first thing that I needed to do was pick the size of the forstner bit that I wanted to use. I chose 35 mm (about 1 3/8”) because it just felt right in proportion to the size of the top. Then I marked the centre of the top which is the centre...

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Red Oak Lumber #2: Quartersawn red oak - The Lumber

08-21-2011 03:23 AM by HalDougherty | 9 comments »

Here’s a small part of the lumber I cut from a 48” X 4’ red oak log. I had to split it before it would fit on my sawmill. The red oak is stacked on a few yellow poplar boards I cut the same day. This is 1/2 the short 4 ft log. Here’s a closer look at the boards on the top of the stack. There were 5 boards cut from the top and bottom of the log that were riff sawn and the rest were quartersawn with beautiful flecks in the wood. I ended up with 10 riff sawn boar...

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Trip to Stickley Museum - Syracuse, NY

08-13-2011 05:08 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 2 comments »

Some pics from my trip to the Stickley Museum in Syracuse, NY.

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Getting an early start

08-11-2011 05:38 AM by Woodwrecker | 12 comments »

I belong to the Central Florida Woodworkers Guild, who are a bunch of really nice and really talented guys.Every year, the guild provides ornaments to the Orlando Festival of Trees as a means to support the arts and to help out the guild. This past week, I scroll sawed some ornaments to help out with the annual drive.I’ll bring them to our meeting tomorrow night.I used a bunch of different wood scraps I had, and just opened this and that can of finish.(But it’s funny that I al...

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Machinist Toolcart #8: Drawers: Part I

08-08-2011 03:22 AM by PurpLev | 4 comments »

I’ve been sort of stuck with this project once it was time to get to the drawers mostly because for lack of material. I wanted to keep all the drawers made of same material and not pick and choose from what I could find at hand, and the only material that I have at ~1/2” thickness range that would make a good fit is some QS oak boards mostly 3 1/2 foot long: I ran calculations and found that If I went with my desired drawer depth of 14” I will not have enough material...

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Red Oak Lumber #1: Quartersawn red oak - splitting a big log

08-08-2011 03:13 AM by HalDougherty | 6 comments »

It’s Been a while since I’ve split logs. When I was growing up, I lived in a farmhouse that was heated by a furnace and a fireplace. I cut, split, and stacked a lot of wood. I got 3 big red oak logs and one big sycamore log this week. All 4 are big enough to quartersaw and one is so big, that it has to be split to make it small enough to fit on my sawmill. It got easier after I made some big hard maple wedges. My neighbor across the road lives in a log home that was built in t...

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Cutting 20" Black Oak Platter Blanks

07-28-2011 05:35 PM by OregonBurls | 7 comments »

Just wanted to share on of the ways we are using our new CNC for production. It makes it fast and fun! Thanks for watching! Please share this Vidio with your network!Greg541-450-9499

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Turning #3: Preventing checking while drying thin-walled bowls

07-28-2011 01:39 PM by SSMDad | 1 comment »

I’d seen this mentioned a few times here I believe and elsewhere on the web about a method of drying green wood faster without checking or splitting. I found the log of white oak along the side of the road that had been cut up recently from a downed tree and was able to get 3 small bowl blanks from it. The first one I turned (about a week ago) I went all the way to a thin wall leaving pretty much just sanding and finishing the bottom off. One is very rough bowl shape with no hollowing (...

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Turning #2: Last couple of lathey days

07-27-2011 05:08 AM by SSMDad | 2 comments »

The last 2 days have been “interesting” with turnings to so say the least. First I really accept that I don’t have a clue as to how to get the best sharpened edge on my tools. I used my bench grinder to sharpen and ended up cutting at least 2 different angle bevels on my roughing gouge. :( Yesterday I laminated then turned a stack of cherry and QS sycamore. I’d intended to make a lamp. Apparently the 5”x5” blocks I cut were not flat because now I hav...

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