Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'project progress'

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Mixer StandDrawing

12-01-2016 06:19 PM by Lalen | 5 comments »

So my mom’s been talking about putting a stand for her heavy, kitchen aid mixer at the end of her kitchen counter. I thought i might be able to build something so we collaborated on the design to fit the space. I drew it in Sketchup Some new adventures for me… 1. getting good tight miter corners on the framing of the top.. Outside board will be 5.5” to look like a very thick top.2. 4 side tapered leg. (time to build a tapering jig for my table saw)3. mo...

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Scofield Study Bible Box Christmas Gift #2: Preparing The Stock

11-29-2016 03:13 PM by Zabinsky | 1 comment »

Since I just so happen to have the exact bible on hand that I plan to give, I took some quick measurements and estimated the box size. The final dimensions should be 10” long by 7” wide and 2 3/4” tall. I started out by cutting down the lumber to approximately 11” strips and ripped them to 3” long. The picture in the previous posting was what I started with and the picture below is the near end result of the pieces. My planer has brand new blades in it and ...

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Scofield Study Bible Box Christmas Gift #1: Starting Out

11-29-2016 02:47 PM by Zabinsky | 1 comment »

Being my first project on here and my woodworking skills are rather limited, bare with me as I post bits and pieces and try to make sense of it for you all. Christmas is coming upon us quickly and as usual, I am in a rush to figure out gifts for the family. Being a holiday that society forgot the real meaning of… my wife and I decided to give the family a Scofield Study Bible to help reinstate the true purpose of the day. Of course, no worthy book is complete without a proper cont...

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Yet Another Craftsman 113 Saw Blog #12: Can I have that time back?

11-28-2016 09:04 PM by jonlruss | 2 comments »

Well I didn’t get to really put in anymore time over the long weekend than I would have over a regular weekend. Actually even less, so not a lot of progress. Did add a line to draw dust out of the router enclosure to where I’ll connect to it in the back of the workstation. I know I really shouldn’t have a 90 degree turn in the line but it’s a fairly small enclosure and I never really expected to be able to draw all of the dust anyway. Apart from that, all I got don...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1805: The "Bunny Blunder"

11-28-2016 01:36 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

I'll start this post off by mentioning that it was a wonderful and productive weekend. After all the nice comments on my sloth picture, I was happy and very encouraged to continue in some of the directions that I have been heading. I am actually quite humbled by the kind comments I received from everyone, and it just goes to show the power of kind words and encouragement. I really felt like an "artist." (That may seem basic, but any artist knows that it is certainly not a given....

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Shop stuff #65: Sally's Coffee Table Pt 5

11-28-2016 01:19 PM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

Yes, it is a long series, and going to get longer… In this one we get the feet roughed out and some actual joinery done, mortising the feet and legs together. I get some new saws too. After I see myself working with them I realise I have to improve my body mechanics and form. But I am having fun, and to me, that is the whole point. View on YouTube

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Building a 25' Ply on Frame Cabin Cruiser #2: Building frames - 161127

11-28-2016 02:46 AM by AlTriolo | 3 comments »

I have a lot of catching up to do with this blog. I started by building the 13 frames according to the plans. Well, almost. The boat will be modeled after a SeaRay Sundancer 240, which has a mid-state room that can sleep a couple children, (or adults who don’t mind a low ceiling). The deck boards for those frames are 30” from the floor of the hull. After building the frames, I cut out the notches for the keelson using a drill press, (I asked for this for last Christma...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1804: The Value of Online Classes - My Sloth Progress

11-25-2016 02:14 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

I am slowly getting to the finish line with my sloth. I think that is quite appropriate, given that I am drawing . . . well . . . a sloth!  They don't do anything quickly, now do they? Actually, I think this is going much quicker than I had anticipated. So far this has only taken three evenings to reach this point: the first for the background, the second for the branch and the beginning of the eye, and the third for the head. I believe it will only take one more session to be p...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1803: "Just Another Day" here in Canada . . .

11-24-2016 02:05 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

There are two times during the year that seem to affect me the most regarding living here in Canada.  For those of you who may not know, I was born and raised in the United States. More specifically, in the Chicago area. I lived the first 42 years of my life there and I have many ties and fond memories.  About 12 years ago, I decided it was time for a change and the time was just right for me to move here to Nova Scotia. I am not going to go into details here, as it is a long story,...

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Cherry Box of squares #7: Hinges installed, and a PIP

11-24-2016 01:32 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, I worked a bit more on the lid, as it needed a strut installed to correct a bowed in side.. And worked to make the two halves LOOK like they belonged to each other. Planes, spokeshave, sanders. and gave things a coat of BLO to seal things up.. All that work dislodged the friction fitted strut, so I needed to glue it in a bit better.. And gave the underside of the lid a coat. Let that smelly BLO sit a day…. Decided to install the hinges, since things wer dry now&#...

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