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Why buy it when you can make it! #33: Workbench Time [Part 1]

05-17-2015 07:50 PM by paxorion | 1 comment »

For a while, I had been working on saw horses with a melamine coated piece of MDF I picked up from the Ikea as-is section. After abusing that thing for 2 years, I figured it was time to embark on a build. My goal for the workbench was to make it as inexpensive as possible. I first thought of going the 2×12 douglas fir route, but opted to liquidate my stash of MDF. The MDF was laminated with Titebond and wood screws across 2 sessions. After finishing the lamination, I double sticke...

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Spinning Wheel Repair #1: start: spinningwheel repair

05-17-2015 06:19 PM by Lazy_K | 1 comment »

I will confess a fascination with spinning wheels and looms and all related things. partially because they look so complicated, partially because they have so much variation. it seems like (with the pre-massed produced ones), every single one is somewhat different than every other one. Every single Maker has left their own unique invention and artwork in a form that just sits there, waiting to help someone else do their work. Frequently each one was made by someone who never made another o...

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Chevalet de Marqueterie #2: Small Beginnings

05-17-2015 08:50 AM by TobiasZA | 6 comments »

As my “Honey-Do” and client projects wind down a little before it really gets cold here in Swellendam, I have at last made a start on my build. A few weeks of regular scrounging at my local tip has yielded some good lumber and adding this to my off cut stack, I think that I have enough lumber to do the job. Buying the hardware kit and plans from ASFM at $500.00 means I would have been into about ZAR6,500.00 before I even made a start. So…..enter “Shipwright” w...

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Arts & Craft Wood Computer Case #1: Getting Started

05-16-2015 11:20 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Timber4fun here on LumberJocks has built a beautiful Arts & Crafts era lamp that I just fell in love with.So not to copy but try something a little different I will use his style but put a computer in it.http://lumberjocks.com/projects/93681 I scrounged 6 oak drawer fronts 6”x14”and this will be the main building blocks for this build.Just to wet your apatite here’s where I’m at right now with one of Timber4funs pictures that I went by. I had been thinking ab...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1553: Spinning Plates

05-15-2015 11:50 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

It has been a crazy/busy couple of weeks here. (Crazier and busier than usual, that is!) With finishing up my "Scary-Go-Round" Haunted Carousel and finding someone to do the work on my car, the days are just going by faster than ever. I want to note though that I am not complaining, but rather excited about it. All the while in the background, the regular day-to-day tasks of our business keep rolling along. It is a wonderful time for us. I feel sometimes like I am spinning...

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Guitchair #3: Refinished the top slat, ready for poly

05-11-2015 05:40 PM by CueballRosendaul | 2 comments »

I finally got around to re sanding the top slat on the back where the water mark had caused the stain to really soak in and make a nasty looking spot. I draped a sheet over the chair for a couple weeks and let the stain dry completely before working on it again. Here’s what it looked like when I started: I first gave it a few good wipes with lacquer thinner to remove what stain I could with chemicals, then I masked off the upright sections and hand sanded starting with 100, then ...

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Thorsen House Cabinet #13: Making headway on the glass work....

05-10-2015 04:59 PM by EläväPuu | 2 comments »

It’s been a while since I’ve updated with progress, so here’s a minor update. The last couple of weeks have been spent finessing the cabinet with tons of sanding and re-waxing. Everything is going wonderfully on that side of things as long as we ignore the tired aching hands! The last couple of weekends have been spent doing the Tiffany-type glasswork. We chose a Verrerie de Saint-Just clear textured glass (which we believe is now discontinued) complimented by a relativel...

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It's finally not cold here.

05-09-2015 07:45 AM by emart | 2 comments »

Now that it isn’t 40 degrees and hailing I had more energy to do some work done in the shop today. I tried out a new splitting technique on one of my black locust logs and managed to get about 4 planks from it. I used my skilsaw to cut along the split line so the wood doesnt go haywire as easily. It made 4 hours of torture take 30 minutes instead. These planks will become a table top for some steel legs i nabbed on craigslist. For those that dont live here seattle doesn’t r...

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Shop Notes #16: An Oh Dah Moment

05-09-2015 12:22 AM by DocSavage45 | 8 comments »

Recently, As many of you may remember. LOL! I have built a band saw support jig for resawing small logs on my band saw. I have been struggling to get the widest blade on my GO555 14 inch Grizzly with riser. Ordered a 5/8 th Woodmiser clone 3 tpi and I am still trying to get 3 good blades from the company. Went to my “go to” Olson Blades and purchased a 5/8ths that works with no problems. I know it’s not my saw. I also did a blog on a ruff cutting straight ed...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1549: Carousel Kit is Posted on the Website

05-07-2015 10:26 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Are you all tired of reading about this project yet?  I hope not. It is just been that it has really kind of consumed my life these past couple of weeks and because of that, I have had little else to write about. But I am getting to the end of my journey with this and soon will be moving on to other new things. I really appreciate all the nice comments and encouragement from everyone. When you work from home, outside feedback is really important – especially on the days when things...

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