Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'project progress'

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Pine Pantry Cupboard #8: One door done..

06-23-2017 12:36 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

And one to go. Last weekend, I was away from the shop for a while. Had some tools to rehab. I went and got a few supplies for this Pantry Project. Turned out I needed a couple more items, more on that later. Ok, plan was to rip one of the 1×10s right down the middle. Not enough room in the shop….6’ board…cut it down to 5’1”.....much better. Bandsaw to do the rip. Needed to cut another 1×10 to that 61” length. Joint an edge, appl...

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Workbench #16: Done Enough

06-22-2017 01:42 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 9 comments »

I’m going to say the workbench is done. Eight feet long, 29” wide, 35” tall, and weighs about 300 pounds. It’s strong, stable, and flat. The vises move smoothly and clamp immovably tight. Six months, and I’d estimate about 250 hours. Actually using the bench has been awesome—having a tool of such quality and capability has already improved what I can do when working with wood. And it seems to work well for my son Patrick, too! Well, maybe I shoul...

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Workbench #15: Odds and Ends

06-22-2017 01:35 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 0 comments »

With all of the major pieces of the bench done, I took care of a few details. The left front leg needed a recess to get at the bench dog to push it out, as well as to let it sit low for thin stock. The right ends of the bench top needed to be cut nicely. After cutting I planed them a little so that they’re smooth. Several weeks back I was reading about UV staining (thanks Ron Aylor). It’s most commonly done with cherry, to bring out the reddish color in the wo...

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Stanley 51/52 Shooting Plane #2: Progress on the clean up

06-20-2017 05:22 AM by Pjonesy | 6 comments »

In between other things I have been cleaning this piece of treasure very carefully so as not to destroy the originality of the item. Cleaning the rust off and still leaving the original machine marks is quite time consuming. The following pictures show progress so far. I still need to clean up wing nuts and other small parts, probably use electrolysis to do this. to the parts that have no existing finishes like nickel or zinc. According to records I have checked the plane was manufactured bet...

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Workbench #14: The Sliding Deadman

06-20-2017 01:46 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 2 comments »

The last notable piece of my bench build left is the sliding deadman. I had bought a cut-off scrap of ash to use to make the rail the deadman would slide on, but as I measured what I needed I realized the scrap was far bigger than I needed. I grabbed some smaller scraps of red oak to make the rail. When I brought them into better light I realized one piece was red oak and one was white oak. Well, good enough—I got these pieces cleaned up, glued together, and shaped. And once shap...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1843: Finishing Up Some Projects

06-19-2017 01:21 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Since most of you are also creators and crafters, I am sure you understand the dilemma that we all have in finding enough time to finish all the projects we begin.For me, it is usually a matter of not having enough time to complete everything that I want to complete. I see a new project and attack it with great enthusiasm, then one thing or another comes along and pulls me away from it, and I don't know when I am able to return to finish.  Trust me when I say that it becomes even mor...

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rebuilding an old knife #2: Rust removal

06-16-2017 11:56 AM by jeffswildwood | 15 comments »

I had a little time to do some work on my old knife If you been following along this is where I left off on the last entry. I started doing some rust removal. I got a lot of good tips from my friends for getting the rust off of this old blade. The method I chose was by using Locktite naval jelly. Basically I chose this due to availability. A trip to the store and that was what I found and seemed the easiest on cost. Everyone seemed to recommend using a wire wheel for clean up. I didn’...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1842: Now There Are Three (Sheep)

06-16-2017 11:55 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Yesterday was a difficult day. Most of you who read or know me know how much I love kitties. Cats and kittens have always been such a big part of my life. Most of my life I have had at least one cat and most of the time more than that. To me, they aren't only pets but valued members of my family. Many of you remember that this past December, I suddenly lost my dear feline friend Pancakes to illness. He had gone into surgery that was intended as 'exploratory' and never made it...

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2013 Epiphone ES 339

06-15-2017 07:34 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I have had this footage for a while now. I finally got around to editing it today. A stunning Epiphone ES 339 which is a smaller bodied ES 335. Just a beautiful guitar in for a set up and a little bit of adjustment. Although pretty new, I have found that the guitars that need a set up the most are the ones that are just bought. Most retail stores do not take the time to look them over. They just take them out of the box and put them on the wall. View on YouTube

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1841: Classic Amy Joanne Halloween Ornament Club

06-14-2017 12:29 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

One of the best things about being a designer is that I get to 'hang around' other artistic and creative people. With all the negativity in the world these days, it is good to have a place to focus where only positive thoughts are allowed inside. That is how I treat my "Creative Place". Because my Creative Place is not a physical location and more or less a state of mind, I can be there anytime I wish, any day of the week. I only have to shift my thinking a bit and I ca...

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