Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'project progress'

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Wedding Clock #10: Like Frankenstein, It Stands Up

1120 days ago by kenn | 2 comments »

I am up to the nerve wracking part of this build. I need to put some dados into the sides of the clock, but since both the sides and front/back are angled, the dados need to be angled. I’ve been thinking about how to do this since I started this project. Use a stack dado set and the table saw? Yeah, that would work, but I don’t think the cut will be as precise as I need it to be and the cut would register on the front edge of one side and the back edge of the other side. That...

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Medal Chest #9: Finishing the Carving

462 days ago by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

Note to my readers:  This entry is part of the secret project I’ve mention previously.  Now that it’s been delivered, I can post this without ruining the surprise… I put some more time in on the carving….another two days (which is really only about 4 hours), and it’s all done!  I carefully trimmed the wood to the pencil lines then used chisels to gentle chamfer the edges of the letters and the winged foot.  Then I trimmed an emory board to a point amd used ...

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2 firsts in one

280 days ago by mIps | 2 comments »

Today I started my first “real” project. Meaning it’s not a garage fixture or a tool accessory but an actual real thing. A nightstand in fact. Also, this will be my first go at using pallets.Today, I was able to make my own version of Izzy’s Pallet pal (worked great) and get some decent wood from a local place with a “free” pile. I found some pallets that had what I will call 2×3s as runners. Not sure what kind of wood but in decent shape.I also starte...

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Pecky cypress goodness #1: Shop cabinet build

56 days ago by TheFridge | 2 comments »

I needed some shop storage and I wanted to use some pecky cypress I was given. So I figured drawer fronts of pecky cypress would be an awesome start. So I started by getting some free plywood after some old cabinets were demo’d on a job I was on. I would’ve preferred European style cabinets but didn’t think about it until after I milled and assembled the face frame. Here is the carcass from reclaimed wood. Cabinet set in place with face frame attached. Yes, I used a kre...

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workbench #8: I added the Vise

1225 days ago by Joe Watson | 2 comments »

today I mounted the tail vise. Its an antique Columbia I got for Christmas. Started one mortise and realized I need to replan how I will cut the mortises.

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Greene and Greene Curio Cabinet #2: Planning for cloud lifts

816 days ago by DynaBlue | 2 comments »

The Greene and Greene cloud lift is a detail that really stands out on this cabinet and makes it different than many of the other Arts & Crafts cases that I’ve seen. They really add a nice dimension to the cabinet and make it a stand out piece of furniture. That said, they are not the easiest things in the world to create so here is how I went about making them. You probably noticed in the picture that all the cloud lifts line up around the cabinet and misalignment will rea...

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Making a violin....maybe #2: Day Two, glue,making ribs, and blocks.

593 days ago by Ted78 | 2 comments »

With some great advice from some LJ members I cooked up some Knox gelatin glue to put the back together. I mixed up one packet of gelatine with some water in a little glass jar and stuck that jar in the crock pot with a few inches of water in the bottom. Then I brushed in onto the to the two halves and rubbed them against each other while sitting on a flat surface, in this case the bed of my jointer. (My bench isn’t very flat, and I don’t think the glue will stick to the ...

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catapult only needs finishing touches

101 days ago by Zeiler | 2 comments »

one tension rod is in working order and the other one just needs to be tethered and it needs glued

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The Chronicles of Moby Plank #1: Thus it begins.

2260 days ago by Texasgaloot | 2 comments »

If you’re going to get a start, it might as well be dramatic. I’ve gotten my first commissioned piece, which when finished should resemble an outdoor bar made of pecan and mesquite. The slab of pecan has been in the client’s garage for a decade, since it was harvested because their new bedroom was going to occupy the same space. It is presently 12’ long, 4” thick and 19” wide. Not bad, considering I already had the diesel pickup to haul it with. My ...

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Wine Rack Expedition #8: Finishing Process Begun.....

1935 days ago by Demowen | 2 comments »

Howdy Folks, It’s been a little while since I posted the last blog on the wine rack and it will probably be longer yet till I get the next one out. Here are a few quick pics and such on the finishing process I’m experimenting with…First I taped off the parts that will be a future glue joint. I don’t want the finish the obstruct the glue’s ability to bond the two surfaces together. Then I put on a coat of some good ol’ BLO.. After a day or so (or u...

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