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African Mahogany & Curly Maple Coffee Table #2: Panel Glue-up

12-29-2017 06:53 PM by Reinan | 0 comments »

Got the main panel glued and in clamps this morning. I learned from some issues I dealt with on the last panel: this time I cut the matching joints with one board face up and the other face down, hopefully that will remove any saw inaccuracies and create corresponding angles in the joint. I also used the new Porter-Cable plate joiner my pop gave me for Christmas (Thanks Pop!) to better align the boards and deal with the slight bow in one of them. Seemed to help align the panels while glui...

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Hand tool workbench build #1: Introduction and goals

12-29-2017 06:24 AM by SauceMan | 3 comments »

Hi all! I’ve got this crazy idea that I’ve been hinting at which is to build a workbench entirely using hand tools. I have a number of power tools, including a table saw, a jointer and a thickness planer, but I’m thinking that I’d like to try to make this project by hand. My goal is to share my progress through an overdue youtube channel I created. Here’s a link to my channel where I go over some of the information you see in this post: https://www.youtub...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #15: Crest Rails

12-29-2017 04:28 AM by TungOil | 8 comments »

The next component to be made is the crest rail. This part has a complex profile as well as a curved face and back, making it a bit more difficult to fabricate. I begin by laying out the part on all of the faces of my poplar setup piece. The order of operations is critical for this part to assure that everything comes out as accurate as possible. I begin by cutting the mortises. The two mortises in the ends of the piece are easily done using the Leigh FMT jig, as are the two cent...

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African Mahogany & Curly Maple Coffee Table #1: Rough dimensioning, laying out top

12-28-2017 03:16 AM by Reinan | 0 comments »

Found a good deal, at least for my area on some material: 8/4 African Mahogany for $5.99/bd ft, and more curly maple at $6.50/bd ft. After the overwhelming positive response to the previous coffee table build, I decided to make another. Most of my family told me I should try and sell a few pieces to finance my hobby, and a local business that sells furniture expressed interest in my work. This time around I will be keeping track of my time so I have a better idea of what goes into it. Th...

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Large variety of exotic hardwoods and wood working tools. Free for my fellow LJocks

12-27-2017 05:46 AM by kiara583 | 18 comments »

Helped a friend move from large house with fully equipped woodworking shop to a smaller home. The overwhelming task of packing a 3500 sq ft house plus shop was difficult. Ran out of storage room so everything else was to be thrown out. Thought it would be a shame to throw it away so I spent a week hoping someone would appreciate this treasure. Will post more pictures. Turning tools, large dust collector, drill press, saws etcs. Could sell but would rather share. I only have time invested ...

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Make a Shaving Horse | Hand tools | Part 4 | The End

12-23-2017 12:15 PM by Daniel Solowiej | 2 comments »

How to make a shaving horse, as my way …Here the last part of this project, “THE HARVEST”. Merry Christmas for all of you ! Hope you like it, I wish you the best, and until the next! https://youtu.be/3jD8giy75lY I really hope you like this video, and if so, you share it with others on your social networks, like and comment. All it’s free, quick, and much appreciated by me, because that give me willingness to continue doing. Also if you aren’t subscribed, please d...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #14: Back Leg Mortises and Back Seat Rail

12-23-2017 02:59 AM by TungOil | 10 comments »

Now that the back legs are routed to shape, I move on to cutting the mortises. I start with the back seat rail mortises. The back seat rail sits flush with the inside of the back leg, so it makes sense to cut both mortises using the same setup to assure the parts fit perfectly flush. I first lay out the mortise on the end of the back seat rail setup piece, which is made from poplar. The Leigh FMT jig only requires that the center of the mortise be marked with cross hairs, but as a doubl...

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Pattern challenge (26-30)

12-22-2017 07:44 AM by FancyChip | 7 comments »

26/30 27/30 28/30 29/30 30/30 The Digital PDF version of my Pattern Challenge patterns in my Etsy shop. Thank you for looking!

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shop re start the new RMR #5: shop building series

12-20-2017 08:51 AM by DsRMR | 0 comments »

Well hello all. It’s been a min since i have even signed in here. The real world has had me going through the wringer again. I was injured at work and had surgery on my hand last Saturday. not sure what the final outcome will be but have a cast on for 7 more weeks then PT and see how L&I finishes me off… Good news is i have made some progress on my shop how ever short lived it may be. See my landlord is also my ex boss that fired me after i filed the first L&I claim he has...

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Coin Cabinet

12-20-2017 03:41 AM by Randy M. | 0 comments »

COIN CABINETIn October 2017 thought it would be great to make Dad something special his coins. It was decided to use Walnut…… but ‘special’ walnut because of its great grain pattern. Missouri Ozark Walnut it is !! Ordered little extra but glad I did as it took 2 good 6’ x 12” boards to make the box after cut out of the drawers and sides plus the bottom which is 1” thick. Also make up of the front panel was cross cut for the book match.The sides are ¾” solid with box depth being l...

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