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One piece furniture #1: Willow Oak wing back chair....

02-20-2018 04:56 PM by Humanbackhoe | 0 comments »

Hi all….I started cutting on an 800 pound log in October and then let it rest and re-equalize the moisture for 3 1/2 months. The last 3 days have been a concerted effort to finish, and it is shaped down to about 275 pounds. A chainsaw with a 16” bar did most of the initial shaping. Since then, a host of tools from the dark corners of my shop came into play… Thanks for seeing…Andrew

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Sauce's adventures in woodworking #3: Harbor freight clamp retrofit

02-18-2018 08:00 AM by SauceMan | 3 comments »

Hey, This one goes out to Paul Sellers… He says he uses cheapo clamps that he strengthens by adding a piece of wood inside to make them sturdier. So I bought 10 HF clamps for $130, and tried it for myself… Here you can see how easily these clamps bow and flex. In both cases I put very little pressure… So I cut some long pieces of wood and cut a slot into then for the protruding notches on the aluminum. I used oak and hard maple because I had scraps of bo...

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Recording Studio Desk #5: Attaching the hardware

02-15-2018 02:13 AM by TrentDavis | 0 comments »

Here’s the next entry in the ongoing project of my recording studio desk. Part 5 is available at http://trentdavis.net/2018/02/14/studio-desk-part-5-attaching-the-hardware/

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Treasure Box III - Post #1: Remember the Treasure Boxes series?

02-14-2018 08:25 PM by Patricelejeune | 7 comments »

Remember TB I & TB II ? Here is TB III Well. As you can see it is not quite finished yet. But we have been really busy at the shop working on other project that I did not even take the time to post… But here we are, back on track. Drawing is almost done, the 2 sides are finished and ready to be cut, top and front need to be verified and the back needs a bit more massaging, but it’s there. We have taken this opportunity to clean up the veneer cellar with...

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Dust Collector Shed #3: Siding done

02-09-2018 03:05 PM by FrogHouse | 0 comments »

Hey Lumberjocks. The new semester is in session and I am knee deep in assignments. (Just an FYI I am a 50 year-old student, working on getting that degree I should have gotten 30 years ago.) The good news is that I was able to finish the siding on the shed before the stuff got too deep in school. I have a couple of minutes and thought I’d share the progress. When last I posted, I completed the siding for the door. I used some cedar trim I had hanging around from an earlier project. T...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #5: Turning the chess pieces and completion

02-06-2018 06:48 PM by johnstoneb | 5 comments »

It took a little while to decide on a design for the chess pieces. I had to go through 2 books on turning chess pieces before coming up with something. After turning the maple 1/2 of a set I decided to see how well they would hold on the globe. I had made them too tall and the king and queen kept tipping off.Back to the drawing board and make them shorter. I found that when turning a large number of pieces on the spindle that I could not do the finish cut (kept breaking the...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #15: A finale....cupboard delivered

02-05-2018 11:27 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

More of a way to close this blog…..been fun. Back was cut down to size….hand saw and a plane were used.. Everything got a coat of amber shellac..even the insides of the doors.While getting ready to move this 73-1/2” tall cabinet…decided to fill in the “empty space” under the book case.. Had some leftover Ash, to make a front and a back, couple of pieces of Poplar for two sides, and some leftover 1/4” plywood for a bottom.. And a simple...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #4: The Base

02-04-2018 03:05 PM by johnstoneb | 4 comments »

Now that I have the globe turned and a couple coats of shellac on it. It is time to turn to the base. I decided to use a 5/8 dowel for the globe axis so first I need to drill the globe. One of the advantages of turning between centers is you have the center marked for drilling holes. The globe is hollow so I only had to drill an inch or so from either end. I also drilled a 1 1/2” counterbore in both ends for the mount spacer and top hat. I had some fairly good photographs from instr...

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Shop Notes #7: Wainscoting

01-31-2018 05:12 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

It’s been relatively quiet in the shop the last week or so, as I’ve taken some time off to repaint most of the downstairs rooms in my house. The colors we chose, bluish-grays for the most part, seemed like a nice match with the beetle-killed blue pine I used for the doors on my lathe stand. I worked up a few sample boards and got my wife’s buy-in to install some wainscoting. After testing out a few stain options, I treated some shiplapped boards with teak oil (of ...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #14: Door is done, start on a finish?

01-31-2018 01:07 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok….Wasn’t that great of a day Sunday….door came out of the clamps…..and I fought the rest of the day with it.. Corner brackets: despite pilot holes, still snapped a bunch of screw heads off….even broke the bit in my Vix bit! One corner wanted to split out….got that taken care of… Size of the door vs size of the door opening…...somehow, despite measuring everytime I turned around…the width of the door was too wide for the openi...

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