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Shop Notes #19: Run-Up to Another Show

04-26-2018 04:19 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

It was a hectic push to get ready for my last show, which was a fun time (if not terribly lucrative). This time, I set more reasonable goals, and even after a flurry of sales around tax day (which was unusual), I have plenty of wares on the shelves or easy to finish before May 5th. This wine rack is a new product. I finally decided on a thinned coat of Danish oil for the finish, followed by multiple thin coats of satin polyurethane, which should be able to take a little abuse. I...

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Violin Kit #6: Putting finish on

04-23-2018 11:12 PM by Dave Rutan | 7 comments »

Warning. Appalling methods below I finall got to the point where I feel I’ve finished the finish on this kit violin. I used water base mahogany stain and water base polyurethane. Purists will definitely not approve. The fiddle looks aniquey and old to me which is sort of what I wanted. One of the things I’m counting on with this finish is that the polyurethane will yellow over time. This should improve the look. Plus the wood should darken a little bit. The wood for the kit wasn’t the be...

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Bath Stool #6: Saddle

04-23-2018 02:37 PM by Diego Cassels | 3 comments »

Well this was a great idea, I made lots of design errors that I had to fix with little adjustments. All of this could have been avoided if I had followed the original plans!! So don´t make the same mistakes I made!! I´m very happy with the final result. Here I just made a straight mortise and it all went fine. I repeated the same for the other leg.

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Fretting, Binding, and Glue up of the fretboard.

04-23-2018 12:42 AM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

Build update on the mandola… Added the Binding, frets, and dot markers. to finish this video with the glue up of the fretboard on the instrument. https://youtu.be/xr6TVdj_SwY

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New workshop build! #1: Construction has started!

04-20-2018 08:34 PM by Mrowell | 11 comments »

I have finally started construction on my new shop! I ended up waiting a little longer then planned because I have 4 large trees cut down first. I am planning on having these trees (2 red oak, 1 white oak and 1 beach) sawed up into boards then stacking it in the barn to dry. Dug and poured footings this week, shop will be 20×40 with a 8×12 room that has exterior access for storage and yard equiptment! I will have the masonry foundation built this weekend to allow for a crawlspace...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #20: Side Rails and Front Legs-Part 1

04-19-2018 02:28 AM by TungOil | 5 comments »

Rather than dive into all of the hand work to shape the crest rails now, I decide to finish up cutting the side rails. I rough cut my side rail stock a few weeks ago. Now that it has had time to acclimate to the shop, I resaw the 8/4 stock then edge joint and plane everything to 13/16” thick. Since the length of the lower side stretchers is the same as the side rails, I prepare stock for those parts so I can miter and cut them all to length with a single setup of the saw. With the e...

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A plane reborn #1: Plough plane, rehab,

04-19-2018 02:16 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

A few years back, picked an old plough plane at a Garage sale.. Wasn’t much to look at…needed a few things done….was in a hurry, needed a way to make grooves besides a electric router….Tried to fix it up….never did hold a setting..wedges were too worn..the one I made for the cutter was a hair too small….cutter was made from a 1/4” chisel…..was ploughing grooves to build a screen door…plane was having issues…...finally, it was ju...

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Shop stuff #122: Making a new strop.

04-18-2018 01:20 PM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

I have one. But it was just thrown together from scraps to test it out. Naturally it worked well, no surprise there, I now strop more than I “sharpen”. The problem with the original one is that it is too narrow for all my plane blades. So now that I am convinced of its usefulness, it’s time to build a proper one. I gave a bit of thought on a design that would be versatile for me and then made it. The first attempt was thwarted by bugs though, so I had to start over aga...

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Shop Notes #18: Wine Rack Prototype

04-17-2018 04:17 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

I spent the majority of the day yesterday finishing up the last elements of the wine rack I’m making from black acacia. I needed four stretchers to hold the front and back together, and as it’s been for all aspects of this project, I was afraid that the design was too flimsy. The stretchers were to be turned from acacia as well with tenons on each end. I decided on through tenons only because I could drill through both sides at the same time, ensuring that the mortises would li...

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Dungeon Remodel, the drill til #5: About done cleaning up

04-16-2018 05:13 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

And took a bit of time for a little Rust Hunting. Corner is clean and dry… Stashed the old bandsaw back in the hole…hopefully things won’t get tossed back there so much….I intend to park the router table in beside it.. Once I can get it cleaned off. May add a shelf or two under the old lathe bench.. And even clean up the top of it…. This is the new Shop Trashcan.. Has wheels to make it easier to haul upstairs….before it gets too full.. On...

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