Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'plan'

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Shop stuff #118: Easy to make sanding sticks

03-08-2018 03:01 AM by JimDaddyO | 4 comments »

The project I am working on would be easier with some sanding sticks, so I made some. It’s quick and easy. You can use any grit you want, or mix them, and the wood can be anything handy. You can even rip them from 2 x stock or just about anything else. I happened to find something at the dollar store that fit the bill. View on YouTube

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Jewelry box plans

03-05-2018 03:08 PM by Nomis | 3 comments »

Looking for a jewelry box plan—preferably for the image below, but certainly would take similar. In general, where’s a great source for plans? Not having luck finding what I’m looking for—have tried many sources includes plansnow, woodcraft, fine woodworking, rockler Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you

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Shop stuff #117: Hanging an axe head

02-25-2018 02:43 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Good axe handles are getting harder to find. I don’t think it is a shortage of wood or anything like that. I think the manufacturers are just caring less, and most of them are newer companies. I have had my little Swedish axe for a long time and the handle finally gave out. This is how I got a handy tool back into service. View on YouTube

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Three drawer hall cerdenza #1: Start to a new project requiring new techniques

02-22-2018 01:23 AM by Oldtool | 5 comments »

I have a request for a small credenza to be used as a hall table, but including three drawers. This project requires several techniques new to me that I want to use & hopefully be able to master. The design selected is “something” similar to this antique found on line at a site named 1st Dibs: I made a drawing of what I had in mind, which was agreed on, so I started the process: I started with the sides, making the legs from 8 quarter maple, the panel in the f...

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Shop stuff #116: Modding pipe clamps with built in cauls.

02-11-2018 02:42 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

When doing glue ups, it’s always hard to manipulate the clamp, plus the cauls, plus keep everything aligned. This helps with that if you work in a shop alone. I made them a bit wider too so it helps the clamp with stability when on a bench too. An easy project from pieces I had around the shop. View on YouTube

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Crib #1: Design

01-21-2018 06:21 AM by RenB | 1 comment »

All right please bear with me, this is my first Blog entry on any topic. The wife and I are expecting our first child at the end of May. We are equal parts excited and terrified (to be honest I’m a little more on the terrified side, but don’t tell her). The only project on my list currently is a Bluetooth speaker, but that is on hold because the battery I ordered is coming from china with a one-month ETA. So, I thought that maybe I would get in over my head and build the cri...

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Benchtop Bench & Vise #9: Sketchup Plans

01-13-2018 12:37 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 1 comment »

For those of you that need more detail in this project here is a link to my my Sketchup plans that I have stored on my Google Drive

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Benchtop Bench & Vise #1: Inspiration

01-12-2018 05:53 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

I very much need to upgrade my current clamping solutions in the shop as my Jay Bates inspired Moxon Vise just isn’t cutting it, I cant work on all face of the workpiece like you can on a traditional Woodworking Woodbench which currently isn’t in the budget. I just wanted to say before anyone comments about it, I couldnt afford to do the entire project in Maple or solid oak so I used construction grade lumber Kiln dried 2×4’s for part of the worksurface and bottom fr...

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Octave Mandolin #15: Making the Octave Mandoli Ebony Fretboard

01-09-2018 04:25 AM by Tomy Hovington | 1 comment »

For those of you who follow the Octave Mandolin build, This is the latest video in the playlist… Check it out!!!

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Adjustable Height WorkBench - EXACTLY HOW IT WORKS

12-31-2017 12:10 AM by CharlieK | 7 comments »

An Adjustable Height Odyssey – Why I built this workbench, and HOW IT WORKSCharlie Kocourek How it All StartedI had a few problems with my first workbench. It was too low for carving or for detail work, it was too high for assembly, it was also too high to sit behind my table saw, and it was difficult to move around. It was anything but ergonomic! After some thought, I concluded that an Adjustable Height Workbench could solve all of these problems. I then searched the int...

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