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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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A Stepback Cupboard build #8: Updates: getting the lower unit about finished

01-20-2018 02:55 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Fighting a chest cold all week long….I was able to sand a few places, and add a seal coat or two.. I tipped the case onto it’s back, just a bit, so I could trim the plugs flush and do some sanding…. The Trimmers. Use the chisel with the bevel down, a couple taps with the hammer to pop the waste off. I try to follow the grain to keep from going too deep….8 out of 9? not too bad. Then sand the remains flush, sand the door and anywhere else that needed i...

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Stand Up Jewelry Box #6: Ring Tray and Smaller boxes

01-20-2018 02:26 AM by cowboyup3371 | 2 comments »

I have repeatedly said one of the best things of this project is that my eldest daughter and I are spending time together working on it. Unfortunately the extreme cold weather we are having has done a number on her health causing pain in her chest and overall discomfort. As such, she is unable to work in our shop for very long which has created a major damper on that time. So today, I took her out to Wright Patterson Air Force Base’s wood shop so we could build her portion of the pro...

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Shop Notes #4: Planer Fun

01-17-2018 04:48 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

I dug into my planer yesterday as part of my January shop rehab. Over the course of the year, I occasionally scrub off the pitch buildup on the rollers, inspect the knives and lube up the moving parts. Annually, though, I dig out the manual and check off the bigger items, like cleaning the drive chains and inspecting the v-belts. On pulling the gear cover, I discovered that a bolt holding one of the drives had come completely out. The gear didn’t come off the shaft, thank goodnes...

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Dust Collector Shed #2: We have a door!

01-17-2018 02:25 PM by FrogHouse | 3 comments »

Wow. People actually read my first blog post. Not sure I was expecting that. Thanks to all that read it and a special thanks for those that commented. Before we continue, here are a few photos of it in progress. When we last left the shed (and when I say ‘we’ I mean ‘me’), the shingles were up the OSB in place and three walls were wrapped in Tyvek. The next thing needed was a door! I purposely covered the entrance when I put up the OSB. I built the door structure and installed it on th...

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Dust Collector Shed #1: Introduction to my new work-in-progress

01-16-2018 12:46 PM by FrogHouse | 8 comments »

This is my first blog post, and have no real expectations other than just journalizing my experience. For this series I will be discussing my build of a small shed that will eventually house my dust collection and my air compressor. After discussing the project with my wife, it expanded to a 4’ by 8’ catch all shed. Aside from the dust collection and air compressor I haven’t really thought about the interior. I just want to build the thing. As this point I have it mostly bui...

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20 Mule Team Borax Wagon #1: The axle hub

01-16-2018 03:54 AM by lizardhead | 0 comments »

I glued up six 2X4’s 16” long to turn the hubs on my JET lathe.

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African Mahogany & Curly Maple Coffee Table #7: Assembling base

01-14-2018 04:32 PM by Reinan | 0 comments »

Due to the 8/4 material I used for the legs, the 4/4 aprons needed to be rebated to maintain their proportion to the legs and the integrity of the leg mortises. Machining the rebates in the long aprons was part of the reason I built the miter gauge extension, the other being the notches for the cross lap between the aprons. I completed the machining after work yesterday and fit the parts together; the fitting was minor a few swipes of a chisel and light sanding and I had a good tight fit. ...

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Classic Wooden Yacht Tender #1: Step 1 - To loft, or not to loft

01-14-2018 12:43 PM by SemperSailor | 6 comments »

Hello Fellow Lumberjocks, I’ve been bitten by the bug. I am obsessed with learning how to build wooden boats. I have no wood-working experience (and very few tools), and am reading everything I can get my hands on. It’s a little intimidating, but I do like a challenge. This will certainly be a test of patience for me. I have the plans for Sunshine, a 10’ 6” yacht tender originally designed in 1914 and has beautiful lines. I actually opted to buy the lofted p...

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How to build a Live Edge Floating Shelf with Hand Cut Bow Tie Inlays

01-13-2018 08:06 PM by BenhamDesign | 0 comments »

For this project I take a walnut slab that has a rotten end, a ugly squared off chainsaw cut and a few large cracks, and sculpt it with some power carving, and and cut some bowtie inlays to turn it into a live edge floating shelf. I think it is some of the cooler woodworking art I have don in awhile Read about how I created it below or watch it be built A list of specialty tools I used in this build can be found on my personal blog A Recount of the Video So I had this slab of ...

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