Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'plan'

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Combo Drum Sander #1: Concept and making the drum

02-20-2011 06:48 AM by tyka | 11 comments »

This is my first blog and I hope it will go over well. This sander was inspired by models on the Internet but mostly by Blake: and by Bob: I would like to thank them both for their posts. Without them this project would have been very difficult to complete. Concept: My intentions are to make a 20” +/- wide drum sander that will easily switch from thickness to surface sanding. I would like to be able to reduce stoc...

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I need help in deciding what to build next.

02-19-2011 01:35 AM by GaryK | 57 comments »

I am hoping that some of you can make some suggestions on what I should make next. Whatever I make I will do a blog on how I made it. If it’s really involved, maybe a multi part blog. Well, the house is already full of furniture so I can’t make anything big unless I get rid of something. (Very hard to do since I built most of it.) Here’s what I’m looking for: 1. Something I have never made before. 2. Hopefully something unique.3. Something that will expand my ...

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Grandma's Picture Frame #4: Profiles

02-18-2011 04:44 PM by spunwood | 4 comments »

I have finally finished cutting the frame profiles. I decided to make a bunch of small frames, rather than just one. I really like framing, but boy am I dreading the mitering and glue up! But before getting into the mitering (next blog entry), I wanted to show off some of the profiles. The first two pictures are of the frame I took from the plans on the American Woodworker website. I really enjoyed doing that one. I already tried once on a cove frame I cut, a...

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used bandsaw blade... #1: What to do with......

02-16-2011 01:10 AM by prez | 8 comments »

I just went out and bought myself a couple of new bandsaw blades to replace my ’ not so sharp ’ old blade… I can’t get this old blade re-sharpened so what to do with it? I hate to just throw it away…..we’ve got to come up with some kind of ‘re-cycled’ use for it…. So today’s challenge for all LJ’s…...find a new use for this blade!! I was thinking of maybe cutting it into smaller lenghts and using it as a some kin...

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Woodwork Biz/Getting Started #1: My First Steps - The Search For Cash Flow

02-15-2011 03:56 PM by billb | 10 comments »

As a writer on the woodworking business, I am always reading everything I can find about various ways to operate such a business. That’s why I have been avidly reading all of Jim Hamilton’s posts on getting started and Sawblade1’s efforts to get his business going. These posts contain valuable information and reading them has motivated me to address some of the methods I used to get started years ago in hopes they might also be of help. I won’t bore you with the det...

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Traditional Woodworks #1: Woodworking blog

02-10-2011 09:43 PM by garratti | 2 comments »

Here is the link to my woodworking blog. Don’t forget to look at the archives. There are a couple videos of a window sill I redid, with nothing but planes.

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Man Cave Work Shop #3: Epic Fail

02-10-2011 08:05 PM by IceCactus | 3 comments »

Wow, 2 posts in a day! I am trying to catch up to where i am actually at, and am hoping for some advice. Two days ago, i assembled my storage locker frame (sanded and finished a couple days before that). I took 2 platforms, and finger tightened them to the posts in the MIDDLE of the posts. I figure this way, i can work outwards and it would cause less stress on the platforms. So i then tightened up those 2 platforms and installed the remaining 2 towards the bottom of the posts....

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Man Cave Work Shop #2: The Properties of Wood

02-10-2011 06:44 PM by IceCactus | 1 comment »

I learned an important lesson here today. Wood shrinks, especially when you expose end grain and drill holes in it. I decided on this project that it would be easier if i just batch created parts. It would be less setup and less hassle. So i resawed a couple 2×4’s down to 1” thick x 2-9/16” wide and 5-11/16” long. Drilled my 3 holes per the instructions of the plan and threw it in a box. I only work on the weekends for the most part, so it took me about 2 weeke...

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Fireplace Shelving Units- please chime in

02-10-2011 06:30 AM by NickG | 1 comment »

So I was assigned the task of designing and building shelving units for the fireplace at my girlfriends house. I have been sketching prints all day and finally converted them onto my computer. Please take a look and let me know what you think. I plan on using pocket hole joints (using the kreg jig) and filling them in as the units will be painted white and wood/ grain/ joint detail will be covered. The first picture can be considered void because the dimensions are not correct to what I want;...

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What to do with a 200 year old maple tree #1: Introduction

02-10-2011 06:13 AM by superstretch | 4 comments »

When I bought this house over a year ago, one of the defining features was one of the 200 year old maple trees that ran along the road. While the main trunk was cut off several feet above the first set of branches, it still manages to drop leaves to a depth of 2’ in some places. Whilst out shoveling the driveway the other day, I heard the tree popping and snapping every few minutes. I figured I should get an arborist or some sort of tree person over to take a look. Sure enough, ...

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