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BREADBOARD TOPS

1774 days ago by Ed Elizondo | 1 comment »

How deep should the dado be on a bradboard top. I plan on using red oak for a chest and want to make sure that the depth is right. Would a haunched breadboard be better for what i have plannned. Please give me your imput. Thanks. Ed. E.

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Arts & Crafts Night Stands #5: Dry Fit!

1777 days ago by CaptainSkully | 2 comments »

I was able to plane the stock for the shelves yesterday. I glued up a large enough blank for two shelves, then used the fence to cut them parallel. I then used the cross-cut sled to square the other sides. I got to use my Delta new mortiser to make all of the mortises (3 on each side x 4 sides = 12 total). Luckily, they were all 3/8” and had the same offset from the front/back. This meant that with one setup, I could knock them all out. If I had done them with a chisel, ...

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LAMP TABLE #1: LAMP TABLE - THE MORTISES

1778 days ago by aaronmolloy | 1 comment »

!http://(Mortise 2)!I was at a local joinery the other day so I decided to pick up so lumber for the lamp table project I was thinking of doing. I picked up some 2×2 american white oak. I went home that day and cut the oak down to 4 18inch lenghts for the legs. I marked the mortises out using a mortise gauge and decided to route the mortises out as i have never tried this method before. ( I’m a hand tool guy ) For this I though I’d go out ant treat my self to a new router bi...

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Solar Kiln #1: Solar Kiln

1780 days ago by HalDougherty | 14 comments »

I’ve started on my new solar kiln. The plans are from Virginia Tech’s solar kiln project. I’m using the modified plans for a 2000 bft kiln. The framing is 2X4 white pine, floors are made from 1” white oak, the outside siding is 1” white pine with 1” poplar over the pine. After the insulation is installed the inside will be covered with plywood. The supports are made from log sections of black locust. I’ll have more photos when it’s f...

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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #6: The Hard Part

1785 days ago by CaptainSkully | 3 comments »

So, today I ran over to Plywood & Lumber Sales in Oakland, CA and purchased about 100 board feet of quartersawn white oak. I finally have enough lumber to do the dining table. I’m going to start with the top and get that finished so I can bring it into the dining room and set it on top of my old table. This will get rid of the MDF table top we’ve been using for months. It’ll also let me use the MDF for more important things like jigs. I also abhor the tablecloth we&...

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Limbert Lamp Table - Stickley #240 #7: Fumearama

1785 days ago by CaptainSkully | 9 comments »

After letting the glue cure overnight, I took it out of the clamps and gave it a final hand sanding. Not too bad, but could be better. I think next time I’ll err on making the legs touch on the outside corners instead of a flat meeting. This caused some gappage that I filled with putty. Since our dog laid down by the tent, I figured it was time to fume. There’s no better time than the present. I carefully put the tent over the table and then propped them both up en...

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Oak Finish King Size Wood Frame

1788 days ago by dave59330 | 10 comments »

My first project on here is to build this bed frame: I’ve asked a couple questions iin a forum and I got great response. I got it in my mind how to do everything on this project but the radius edges. This bed frame is going for $1499 on ebay, for $1499, I can buy all the tools and lumbar and stain and mess up about a dozen times for $1500 so I’m taking this on as a challenge for me. I’ve build bed frames before, nothing like this though. When my wife was goi...

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Desk build #5: Nurses desk, finished

1791 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

The desk is finally finished. My niece wants to stain and poly it herself so I’m done with it at this point. Back up to any of the other blogs for background info on this build. The second picture shows the drawer open and the keyboard tray extended after the front cover is pulled down. A magnetic latch holds it in a closed position. Next build: believe it or not, a pellet stove box to hold stove pellets, made to look like a couch end table. Hmm.

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the "mutar" an ongoing project towards a navagation language

1794 days ago by joseph b harlacher III | 0 comments »

my project is a mutar a home made guitar that will combine wood metal and plastic and plug into my Dulcenea a converted Thomas transister electric organ with a compaq presario computer. i am building the mutar from red oak and the internal electrics from digi key and scratch with home style configuation of an inverter from heathkit shell and circut boards from Radio Shack this project is being done by me to help my understanding of particle wave dynamics and relativity of light and life be it...

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Desk build #4: Nurses Desk: framed, drawers, top glue-up

1796 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 13 comments »

RecapMy niece will graduate as a nurse in the near future. She has moved into a new house and asked me for a small desk for her new flat panel iMac. I decided to make an oak desk that would be loosely based on the mission style but with side panels that would reflect her future as an RN. My goal is a small desk 48” x 29” with keyboard drawer and a small drawer. I’ll be trying my first hand made dovetails on scrap and then on to my first dovetailed drawer I put this out here, baring all for...

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