Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'project progress'

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Shop stuff #107: Update for October 2017

10-23-2017 08:18 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I try to put out a video a week, but things have been really busy lately. Too busy to edit video or even fire up the camera. So, since it has been a while, I decided to just do an update on things going on around the home and shop and what could possibly be coming in the future. Thanks for the patience. View on YouTube

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The Quest for a Better Bench #1: Where I started and where we’re going...

10-23-2017 03:27 AM by PlanBWoodworks | 0 comments »

Workbenches. We all have them. We all love them. Are we ever satisfied with them? Probably not. Or at least, I’m not. I guess to fully appreciate my current journey, you should know where I began. I don’t think that I have a photo of my very first workbench. At least, not one readily available. However, I can paint the picture verbally. I wanted to start reloading. For those of you who are unfamiliar, reloading is building your own bullets. This was back around 2010 or so. Anyone who is a...

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Walnut & Curly Maple Coffee Table #3: Cleaning up main panel and distractions

10-22-2017 01:35 PM by Reinan | 0 comments »

Pulled the panel out of clamps yesterday after spending most of the day running around. Part of that time was spent picking up with stock which will become the legs. I had found a very rough piece of walnut, which I had a friend offer to clean up for me. When I stopped by to pick it up, he hadn’t gotten to it yet but was willing to take care of it then. So we blanked the pieces to ~20” and started jointing 2 sides perpendicular so we could square it up on the planer. Think a jointer migh...

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New Shop Layout #1: Prelim stage...planning

10-20-2017 03:32 PM by Kilo19 | 0 comments »

Good morning/afternoon all, this may be a long blog, since i’ve never done anything like this before, and kinda new to publishing and sharing things like this. I’ve thought about wanting to do this more, so forgive me for my inexperience. BTW thank you for your experience on this site. I am starting a new journey for me, I get to build a new shop (or add on to one). So to give you some background my dad had a cabinet shop in his 3 car garage, I was used to how he had things lai...

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Recording Studio Desk #4: Applying the Finish

10-19-2017 09:22 PM by TrentDavis | 1 comment »

Here’s the next entry in the ongoing project of my recording studio desk. Part 4 is available at

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Walnut & Curly Maple Coffee Table #1: Dimensioning the panel pieces

10-19-2017 02:49 PM by Reinan | 2 comments »

Starting a new project for my recently married cousin and his lovely bride, who just got their first house. Figured a nice table as a Christmas/House-Warming present would be we received, as they are young and just starting out in life. I have the main panel/top pieces dimensioned to width, though not final length. The plan is to draw bore breadboard ends in walnut to frame the maple. Next step is making a few clamping caul sets to hold the panel flat while gluing. While I am worki...

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Workbench #2: Building a Workbench - Torsion Box Top

10-15-2017 06:41 PM by woodify | 0 comments »

Here’s the final video in my building a workbench series.View on YouTube

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #7: Marc Adams School, Day 6

10-15-2017 02:28 AM by TungOil | 5 comments »

Today was the last day of class. Bob Lang covered several points on installing the ebony plugs and bars in the center back slat. Bob also did a detailed demonstration on techniques for doing the Greene & Greene style round overs, which have some nuance beyond simply running a quarter round bit over the exposed edges. Often the protruding corners on G&G furniture have an extra amount of rounding, almost giving the piece a worn appearance. It is s subtle detail that could go unnot...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #6: Marc Adams School, Day 5

10-14-2017 12:21 AM by TungOil | 7 comments »

Today I finished up the center back slat by cutting the mortises for the dominos. Most of the mortises could be cut with the Domino machine, but the two mortises on the underside of the crest rail had to be cut by hand since the domino machine would not fit inside the opening. To cut these mortises I first drilled out the majority of the waste on the drill press then cleaned up the mortise with a chisel. With the mortises cut I tested the fit of the center back slat. It took quite ...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #5: Marc Adams School, Day 4

10-13-2017 01:14 AM by TungOil | 5 comments »

Today I finished up the second tenon for the lower stretcher, then cut mortises with the Domino 500. This was my first time using the Domino. Once set up it’s a fool-proof method for cutting the mortises. I did another quick dry assembly to be sure the lower stretcher parts fit together nicely. With the lower stretcher out of the way, I start working on the curved back slats. The back slats will be assembled with dominos, have angled ends where they meet the apron and ...

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