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Entryway Arts & Crafts Mirror & Storage Bench #5: Corbels, Arc, Mortises & First Dry Fit

11-27-2012 02:37 AM by Steve Erwin | 3 comments »

Using my Sketchup model as a reference I drew the shape of the corbels onto the prepared stock, and cut it out roughly on the bandsaw. Then with sandpaper and a card scraper I smoothed them out to their final shape. I forgot to take a photo of the setup for drawing the arc, but basically I bowed a piece of plywood to the correct vertical distance at the center point of the arc and traced the curve with a pencil. Cut it out roughly on the bandsaw, and smoothed it out with sandpaper. Th...

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You Can Steam Bend Kiln Dried Lumber

01-16-2015 08:00 PM by BenhamDesign | 6 comments »

Maybe I’m just the rebellious type, but when a friend told me it is not possible to steam bend kiln dried lumber, I just had to try. My plan was to create a wooden handle that had three tight bends in it. [ Continue Reading....] to see how I got it to bend.

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Trinket/Shadow Box (Iraq Display) #2: The Hinges

11-09-2007 05:22 AM by Sgt_Lobo | 5 comments »

Well, yesterday I decided to mortise my box to accept the hinges. I don’t have a jig for this, but since they are very small hinges I decided to free hand them with the router and a straight bit. I practiced a couple of times on a piece of scrap and got the depth perfect, then I made my cuts on the box and they turned out great! Next I decided to connect the lid and the box with the hinges and here is where the problems started… My original plan was to connect the lid to the...

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Urban logging #1: A small victory in urban logging (part 1)

05-23-2008 02:13 PM by Daren Nelson | 19 comments »

I am an “Urban Logger”. I only mill trees from town. There is a reason for this. I am a tree hugger (yea really) Not the stereotype, insert your own mental picture here, that have given that title a negative connotation. BUT, I do love trees. I think they are magnificent. I know this sounds weird from a guy that runs a sawmill, you would think I just feel they are for me to chop down and mill and make money from. It’s not like that at all . I started sawmilling just to keep ...

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A Hall Table

05-08-2016 06:42 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Taking an old hall table project and giving it what it deserved. Make sure to subscribe for a lot more woodworking content! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP1lcmn4NPM

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Handsaw Restoration!

06-27-2016 10:18 AM by Woodworker_Collins | 0 comments »

Check out how I did my first saw restoration!;https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuURBvPUoh_ghXT86FXtIRQ

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Maple/oak project/desk #5: Clamps, I need CLAMPS

07-03-2015 02:19 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Time to do some glue ups. Took the clamps off of the dry fit. Plan was to start as small as I could, and work my way out from there. Last night, just two clamps, and some Elmers. Center divider got clamped into the front board. Let it sit overnight. Next morning, got a few items done. A router tabel set up to make pencil grooves, start and stop marks and locator marks for the round nosed coce bit. Had those same marks on the oak 2×2…..well they helped at first. One...

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What to do with mistakes?

07-14-2008 05:29 AM by Benomatic | 10 comments »

I’ve been working on a small hanging shelf that is suppose to be testing out my new table saw: in reality it is my table saw testing me out. I made the mistake of cutting my dados with a wobble blade instead of waiting to buy an actual set of Freud dado blades- but at the time it seemed like I could get away with it. Its b/c these dados turned out so bad that I went out and bought the right kind of blade for the job I was doing. Why- WHY! So my mistake is now having dados which re...

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Sewing Center #9

04-13-2009 03:53 PM by robbi | 19 comments »

Progress….yadahooty! Got the top on, the hole cut, the lift put in and the doors hung…this will be the last post until I put the finish on. I still have to put the second top on, the one that folds out and covers the open top, but I set it on top so you could see how it will look when it’s done…sort of. I still have about 10% left to do…and you know what they say about that… I didn’t run into any real problems except that the entire thing is not e...

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Oak 6 Panel Door Swap out

03-23-2011 04:45 AM by Grandson_Of_Rue | 2 comments »

My home was built with white 6 panel hollow core interior doors. I have long hated them. Thus this project was born. I also hate cheap brass lock sets and hinges. (On a side note I hate my builder – no one takes pride in their work anymore) I know that my doors are all Mastercraft. I started by purchasing a Mastercraft 6-panel Oak door. I scrapped the frame, finished the door and hung it. I did this to avoid the need to drill the lock set hole and mortise the hinges. I considered ...

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