Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'project progress'

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How to Level, crown, and dress your frets.

05-14-2018 05:01 AM by Tomy Hovington | 1 comment »

Made a tutorial on leveling, crowning, and dressing the frets on the Mandola fretboard…

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Shop stuff #123: A Cute Sander Jig

05-11-2018 09:17 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I have been meaning to make this for quite a while now. I saw a video from Chris Cute that reminded me to get it done. I have use for it coming up and it ought to come in handy. I had fun putting this together. Not much measuring involved and made from left overs. I just found what fit and put it together. The plan has been in my head for a while. I wanted something that was sturdy, yet easy to remove the sander from it. The ability to clamp it to the bench was thought of as I built ...

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A Box of Fancy Pine #3: Moldings from scratch?

05-08-2018 11:51 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

OK….Moldings. Still had some of that fancy grained pine…and I wanted to add a molded bottom edge to the box… Drew a “pattern” of sorts….to lay out where each cut will go. Decided to use the Stanley 45 for the first two cuts.. Step 1 was a bead. This board was to make a pattern, for the actual molding…so I could reset the planes.. Step 2 was this “cove” cut. I had ground a profile on an old cutter, to make a trough for auge...

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A Box of Fancy Pine #2: Almost assembly time

05-08-2018 11:14 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, plan was to have a divider in the middle of the box…so, mark out for a dado to be milled.. Then more work with the backsaw…. Then a chisel to clean it out….. Hand plane to smooth the divider up….was a tad rough from the bandsaw…and you can see the planning stop. Then, this is where the cussing began in earnest….Kept trying to dry fit all the parts at once….got fed up, and then just spread the glue, added the clamps, and a couple cauls...

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A Box of Fancy Pine #1: Start up

05-08-2018 10:51 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Been getting lazy about writing these Blogs, lately. Finished up box project a while back, and forgot to Blog about it…Oooops. Well, I’ll see IF I can find all the stuff about this Fancy box build, and see how it turns out… After the Pine Stepback Cupboard Project was done, I had a bunch of leftovers to use up..or burn. Ran the bandsaw a lot, to resaw them down to about 3/8” thick…that WAS the plan. Picture shows one of the “plainer” bo...

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Pole Barn Workshop Remodel #4: Then there was less below and more above

05-07-2018 04:35 PM by PoohBaah | 9 comments »

Well we are currently between swaps right now. The box swap went really well and the mallet/hammer swap doesn’t start up for a few more weeks. Also things in the fields are going well and nearly all the cattle are moved to pasture. Even with all this going on I actually had a few free hours to get back into my barn and start cleaning. I started a fire in my burn barrel and also in my fire pit. So by dividing and conquering I was able to make some pretty decent headway. You can see in th...

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Shop Notes #20: Odd Custom Projects

05-03-2018 03:25 PM by Steve | 2 comments »

I generally see a trickle of custom requests in my shop, so it’s unusual to have two under way at the same time. The first was a soap cutting device for a friend who makes and sells boutique soap. Essentially, it’s cutting wires strung over a frame, then hinged so the entire device can be pulled down through a large cake of soap. Most of the comparables I saw on Etsy were bolted together plywood contraptions. I used some scrap maple for the frame with lap joints and dowels at t...

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Bath Stool #7: Machine versus Hand tools...

05-02-2018 02:26 PM by Diego Cassels | 4 comments »

Well I´m not a only hand tool, nor a machine carpenter either. This project requiered machines because of the hard wood and the lack of the correct hand tools needed to do the job.I continued with the legs making the angled tenon, it wasn’t easy to make but I was happy with the job. Used a DIY router table, added a small wood on the fence side just to create the right 12° angle that a I needed. It didn´t need to be exact 12° but it needed to be consistent, it DID 12,7° and 12,9° in t...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #21: Side Rails and Front Legs-Part 2

05-01-2018 01:37 AM by TungOil | 5 comments »

With the side rail mortises complete, I move on to cutting the front rails and mortises. The Leigh FMT makes quick work of the remaining mortises. Next I trace the cloud lifts onto the side and front rails, rough cut the parts on the bandsaw and clean them up with a spiral pattern router bit. The side rails are matching pairs resawn from 8/4 stock, so I keep them together as I work. A quick test fit shows everything fits together nicely. Next steps: Complete the lower stre...

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New Peterbuilt truck #3: Wheels and tires

04-30-2018 04:49 PM by HotRod1 | 8 comments »

I am still working on getting the bugs out of the suspension, so I thought I would make the tires and wheels. I thought I would try making my own this time. Since this is going to be a heavy hauler, I chose to make super singles. I have seen several fantastic ways to make tires and wheels on this site, but thought I might try another way. I cut out (5) 2 3/4” walnut blanks with a hole saw for each tire, sanded the rough edges down and made a tire. Then put a 1/4” bolt through t...

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