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Lumber Supply Resource In the Midwest

12-10-2009 07:59 PM by Andy Brownell | 7 comments »

I recently came across a supply of lumber from a business here in Cincinnati, OH, Midwest Woodworking. It is owned by a second generation businessman, Frank David. The warehouse he has is probably well over 40,000 sq feet. Spread out across 2 floors are some of the longest complete boules of lumber I’ve ever seen in Sapele, Mahogany and Makore. He lets customers dig through some of the most amazing piles of lumber and pick your favorite boards. One board, or 1,000’s of bd/ft, ...

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Out of the scrap pile and into a gift #1: Convert random scraps into end grain boards (cut first - design later)

12-07-2009 06:09 AM by sras | 4 comments »

OK. This blog stuff is new to me. I’ve got a couple projects going where I am forcing myself to leave the large stock alone and work with material that ends up getting burned after I have too much of it. I have been using CBdesigner from jayman7. He posted a project on this here. I have searched through blog entries and I think I am using this in a little different way. Another big resource for me has been dewoodwork’s blog on how to make an end grain cutting board. Clearly,...

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Big wood find #1: Why I needed a new wood rack

12-04-2009 04:32 AM by rtb | 16 comments »

About 3 weeks ago my wife & I went to an estate sale. This was no an auction but a 3 day sale where all items are priced. we were thee on the 2nd day went some items had started to be reduced. The owner had done some woodwork. I went to the barn where all the woodworking tools were, together with tools he used on his farm. Up against on wall were 3 boards that I could not identify. The guy who was handling that part of the sale, who also does a bit with wood told me that they were ...

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Apartment Projects #4: Paying the Bills

12-03-2009 12:30 PM by littlecope | 14 comments »

Yeah, Everybody’s got to do it! About 8-9 years ago, I was doing exactly that, paying the bills, when my Girl Friend casually told me about her “system”. She kept her Checkbook in the same box that the envelopes come in, and put all the Deposit Slips, ATM Slips, and Sales Receipts where the ATM Card was used, behind the envelopesMaybe a lot of people do this, but I had never heard of it and really liked the idea of keeping the whole procedure, and records thereof, in one pla...

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Tall Oak Mirror ... getting warmer :-)

12-02-2009 04:19 AM by NBeener | 22 comments »

I’m so close! The clamps are holding the oak backer board on … which is holding the mirror in place. The top oak trim cap is just sitting there. The bottom trim cap was a no-show on photo day. It looks suspiciously like the top piece. BUT … I’m almost done! The trim blocks (the four corner pieces that surround the frame) are glued on. I’m going to run the top and bottom edges through my jointer, along with the top and bottom cap pieces … just to ...

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Mom's Quilt Rack #2: Test Piece

12-01-2009 06:46 AM by imelmer | 0 comments »

Since I haven’t done much woodwork since high school other than Pinewood Derby and making pens, I decided to make a test piece. I picked up some pine and after the boards were planed, I did the basic layout. I still have a lot of work to do, but I have the pieces cut out. I was debating how to do the jointery, but I decided to try pocket screws and glue. Maybe I’ll get a couple of pics when I get the holes drilled. For now, here are some pics of the work so far. ...

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Making mission style frames for Sandzen tiles #3: Quartersawn White oak and Zebrawood frame glazed with dark paste wax

11-29-2009 06:30 AM by Dan'um Style | 10 comments »

frame is brad nailed and glued quartersawn white oak with a couple layers of quartersawn zebrawood to add a little interest.Wood is sanded to 220 grit. Finish is a coat of spay lacquer, sanded to 400 grit and then followed by a couple coats of brushed on seedlac shellac. Glazing with dark wax took the piece to the next level. Wax was wet sanded into the shellac with very fine scotch brite....

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Making mission style frames for Sandzen tiles #2: clamped and glued

11-29-2009 05:15 AM by Dan'um Style | 5 comments »

Few early photos of the Zebrawood and Quartersawn White oak frame some progress photos …sorry but the next bunch of photos were lost …so the next set in this blog series will be on a nearly completed frame …

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First self designed piece of furniture #1: Almost built, getting close to the finishing stage

11-29-2009 04:09 AM by drfixit | 2 comments »

This is the first peice of furniture I have designed and built. It is a small table to sit between my parents two recliners. The slide out drawer will contain a small trash can that can be hidden when not in use. It is made of red oak. Trying to match some of the furniture thay have I made the profile around the top using the table saw, a 1/2” round over bit, and a 1/4” round nose bit. It still needs to be sanded down and will be stained pecan. The top is recessed for a piec...

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Mom's Quilt Rack #1: Plans

11-29-2009 12:32 AM by imelmer | 5 comments »

I’m making a quilt rack for my mother. She didn’t want anything specif other than a wall mounted shelf with room to hang and display 2 quilts, so I just found some projects others have made and will be adding my own style. Hopefully she will like it. This is a very basic project, but I’ve wanted to learn more about how to use SketchUp, so I took the time to draw up some plans. I haven’t decided if I’ll be using pine or oak. If it turns out well, I might ...

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