Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'project progress'

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SHOP ALONG #1: new shop floor

08-29-2011 01:29 AM by patron | 49 comments »

LATER EDIT – HERE IS A LINK TO THE FIRST START-UP : THE POSTS – last time we left off here and since i got back from that trip here is the progress and the build first the wood arrived tuesday30 2 1/4”x11 7/8”x30’ TGI’sand 35 sheets of 3/4”x4×8 T&G OSBand 3 3/4”x4’x8’ cdx ply for the skirting and this much got done by dark that nig...

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Bunk Bed Build #4: Plowing Grooves in the Rails and Posts

07-17-2013 01:53 PM by Mauricio | 48 comments »

Hello again folks, the next step was to plow some groves in the stretchers and posts of the head board. The old Stanley #45 was the weapon of choice for this stage of the project which is a lot of fun to use. Here I am with the tool in action! In my head I look much cooler doing this. The first challenge I had to overcome was the lack of a plywood sized cutter. As you are all aware ¾” plywood is slightly undersized so I had to use the next size down and then pair away the rest of the w...

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SHOP ALONG #5: moving on and up

09-27-2013 11:40 PM by patron | 48 comments »

since my last post about the shop wallsi managed to get an end wall up + then got a call we all don’t want to hearmy daughter saida had passed away here she is as a young girl and in high school and what she became known for in portland oregon where she livedone of the first real goth peopleshe loved to find old victorian clothesand dress the part in her everyday lifewith hats and full make-uplike a silent movie queen she is the only girl i hadi will miss talking ...

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02-28-2010 04:11 PM by patron | 46 comments »

after months of drifting through a nebula of molasses ,and collecting parts for a complete shop vacuum system ,yesterday , i finally got inspired to start the system .at the heart is a 2hp. 220 v. 18 amp squirrel cage fan from penn state industries .this has a 12” impeller made of 1/8” steel , so i don’t have to worry about it bending or shattering . in order to get it under the present shop and temporarily set up ,it was necessary to mount it on a sled , so i could pul...

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SHOP ALONG #6: just sheeting around the shop

10-06-2013 12:23 AM by patron | 46 comments »

well the other day i went out and did some sheeting on the end of the shopbut came in and passed out on the bed when the wind almost blew me off the ladder got up to go clean up and put the tools awayand got back to it after all as the wind had shiftedmanaged to put up 3 panelsby then it was dark and i fought the panels to get them rightas the light disappearedclamps levers and brute forcei couldn’t really see how it came outbut trusted things were OK from the flash picture th...

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05-21-2012 10:09 AM by stefang | 45 comments »

Why intarsia?I wanted to try my hand at intarsia and maybe marquetry later on. I have been seeing some of Kory’s wonderful intarsia projects for awhile and also Shipwrights beautiful marquetry, both of which I find very inspiring. (project Photos at the bottom) I decided to go the intarsia route first as this type of work is easier done on a scroll saw whereas fine marquetry when done on a scroll saw requires advanced sawing skills which can only be learned through practice, and I ha...

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100 pounds of clay - ................ bronze and acid patina........................PHOTO BLOG

11-17-2007 05:48 AM by Dan'um Style | 45 comments »

This process went pretty quick. I started at 6pm and now it is 10:30. Includes all the photo editing and the whole nine yards. added bronze coating and let dry about an hour. used the stuff on far right. bronzed 6 panel patina acid materials panel after 15 minutes of acid soak panel after 2 hours … ready to get started beartex -............... rub really-really hard, long-long time after beartex rubbing clean off surface with brush and spray on several...

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SHOP ALONG #17: moving up thru blessings

09-28-2014 08:20 PM by patron | 44 comments »

last time we left off herewith a new electric panel got some 220 hooked up to some of the floor boxesand vacuum there tooit is all still ‘in the works’ however the table saw and jointer are working off the new systemnot extension cords and vac hoses i was fortunate to get a couple outside jobsand got 4 cords of firewood so i can mellow for coming winterso went and got a chimney box and pipesand hooked up the shop stove while working off a ladder thereit became appa...

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Workbench Build - Splayed leg French Bench #8: Splayed Back Legs and Stretcher

07-10-2012 06:40 PM by Mauricio | 44 comments »

Hello Friends, I’m long overdue for an update so there are a lot of pictures. I’ve made quite a bit of progress but the ending is not so happy I’m afraid, after reassembling the parts last night I discovered an error I will have to fix. The great thing about woodworking is that almost anything is fixable, it’s just frustrating. You’ll see what I mean at the end. As usual, I’ll let the pictures do most of the explaining: Cut the shoulders on the angled te...

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End Grain Floor #21: Sea Gulls

12-05-2012 03:03 PM by Nate Meadows | 43 comments »

It has been so long since my last blog and I want to thank all of you for your patience! Life has a way of getting in the way of our plans. There is that saying, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” Well I was planning on getting to the Sea Gulls much sooner than this but…well you know. So I have finally started. I think I have already told you there will be three; all at different sizes, representing different heights. This will hopefully give the viewer...

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