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Morris style glider #5: Cutting to rough size

01-15-2015 08:18 PM by Orange008 | 0 comments »

After checking and rechecking my layout of the cuts, I nervously began to make my first cuts to bring all the pieces down to rough size. I made sure to oversize all the pieces by at least 1/4”, so I could more carefully bring down to the final size on the planer, tablesaw and eventually some hand chiseling and planing.

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Morris style glider #4: Breakdown of wood

01-15-2015 08:12 PM by Orange008 | 0 comments »

I haven’t posted in awhile. I have finally found some time to show my progress. I purchased the lumber at the end of September and began to mark out on the wood where my cuts would be. I used a light blue chalk to show up well on the dark wood. I also marked a letter on each piece to correspond to my cutlist and assembly instructions with a grease pencil, so it would not smudge or rub off easily during the breakdown of the wood, but not stain as a marker would. Some of the boards ...

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A non-plywood 4 drawer filing cabinet #2: A half scale prototype

01-15-2015 08:25 AM by GCM | 0 comments »

This is my half size prototype made entirely out of pallet wood (besides hardware).Finish is home made chalk paint with a wax finish (shabby chic) – the finish doesn’t photo very well but I am very happy with it, it came out the best I have been able to achieve so far. This size is perfect for DVDs etc. (I did a more thorough write up but the text disappear after I uploaded the pictures for some reason).

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Machine restoration #4: Electricity

01-14-2015 11:09 AM by CreekOne | 0 comments »

So, now that cleaning is done, I’m only missing power.When I bought the machine the last owner just cut the power cord so that I have a enormous 3 decimetres of cord. I also don’t have the same power in the house at the moment. I need to do redo the electricity for the whole house anyway so I might as well start with the shop. I need to fix this before I can start the machine and do some tests so that all works as it should. After this, painting can be done.

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #14: Gluing up the Frame

01-14-2015 03:51 AM by stevo_wis | 3 comments »

I was finally ready to glue up the frame. It happened that my friends Terry and Kris came over and were there for the glue up. The joints really can’t be clamped easily, but the 3/8” pegs and the offset in the draw bored holes pulled it together. I whittled a oak spindle down to about 7/16” in diameter and then drove it through a steel plate that was drilled at exactly 3/8”. I forgot to take a picture of the dowel making, but will include one later. After ...

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Guitchair #1: Restoring an old school desk/chair into a guitar players chair

01-13-2015 08:57 PM by CueballRosendaul | 2 comments »

A few years ago, I happened to find a nice old oak school desk chair on the curb in someones trash. I had been looking for such a chair to make into a guitar players chair. It was one of those chair-desk combos that originally had an arm desk on the right hand side. At some point in it’s life, someone sawed the desk support off the right front leg and used it as a chair. It also had a pretty hard life and ended up broken, split, and sitting outside at some point because the soft ...

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Trailer do up #2: installing mud Gaurds

01-13-2015 07:41 PM by Tom Howbridge | 0 comments »

In this video we cover fitting the mud guards and cover hooks, grinding the bolts holding the side panels and mud Guards in place down, Note: the cabling has now been enclosed with conduit. You can view a short and detailed video here

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1475: Busy with "Business"

01-13-2015 01:26 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Yesterday was one of those crazy/busy days that seemed to be over before it began. It seemed like the every day business tasks (answering emails, filling orders, talking to customers) filled the majority of the time. Before I knew it, it was getting dark and I was running out of steam.  I am not at all complaining about this, as I realize it is part of having a business that is successful, but I am afraid it doesn't make for much interesting blog reading for you. So I decided to show...

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In the wood shop today #37: Sanding sanding sanding

01-13-2015 01:18 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 2 comments »

Hello fellow sawdust makers, Enjoy the video below, I sand and discuss a little of my sanding technique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvvg97_uHJ8

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Roubo-ish Workbench Build #7: New Year, same old slow...

01-13-2015 09:00 AM by BikerDad | 0 comments »

So it seems like it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted. I have gotten some more progress on the bench, but not nearly as much as I’d like, nor nearly as much as I’ve had the opportunity to accomplish. I got the slabs out of the clamps, and finished flattening the bottoms using my existing arsenal. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, my sons were all here, so I found a cabinet shop that would run my slabs through a drum sander. We loaded the slabs into my truck and...

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