Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'project progress'

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Split Roubo Workbench #1: I have put this off for far too long

03-20-2012 02:32 AM by lysdexic | 127 comments »

Ok, so let me get this blog started before I get so far behind that I put it off – forever. It is undisputed that the most important tool in the woodworking shop is a proper workbench. I don’t have one. I will not rehash the nuances of workbench design but after reading Schwarz’s and Scott Landis’s books, I had my heart set on a Roubo bench. I am not alone as several LJ’s have posted wonderful roubo benches. At first I wanted to build this… I r...

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Out of the Gate

03-19-2012 05:49 PM by T. D. Reid | 2 comments »

Without haste I have started the Queen size Arts and Craft style bed that I promised my wife. I am using the plans from American Furniture Design and I plan to follow it up with the night stands and dressers. I guess a review of their plans will follow this build in a couple of weeks. Until mine is built here is a picture of the bed from the web site of what it is supposed to look like. I had purchased the wood for this build back in th...

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Workshop Makeover #1: Current Layout

03-19-2012 05:47 PM by pound | 2 comments »

I finally got the workshop unearthed, and like any good child of the 80’s it is time to crowdsource my decision making. I am sure you are still laughing if you are looking at the pictures of the chaos, but my fiancé has been using the garage to store stuff and the tablesaw looks like a fine table top from the female perspective. I have pretty much sorted the remaining to be thrown away and attic storage materials. I am trying to be exclusively a woodworking shop with some stora...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #645: Evaluating My Accomplishments

03-19-2012 10:40 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I am happy to say that I did accomplish just about all I wanted to over the weekend. It still seems however that sometimes things just move ahead at a snails pace. I honestly don’t know how some other designers come up with such a quantity of patterns over such short periods of time. It seems that some of them have dozens of new designs with every new issue of the catalogs. I know I go through times when I seem to produce more than at other times, but usually I am working the same...

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Building My First Workshop/Shed #3: Rough Framed Walls

03-19-2012 02:47 AM by KylesWoodworking | 3 comments »

I framed my walls with 2×4s laid 24” O.C. There will be a window on the left and right wall that I got for free from work, and then there will be a 36” steel door in the front. All walls came out square and plumb. I am glad that I designed it on Google SketchUp first because I ended up having just enough lumber as planed. Thanks for looking. Now I have to get material for siding and the roof.

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Building My First Workshop/Shed #2: Foundation and Floor

03-19-2012 02:24 AM by KylesWoodworking | 6 comments »

A good workshop starts on a good foundation, or in my case a temporary cinder block footers foundation. I did not want a permanent foundation so I used cinder blocks footers to support the pressure treated 2×6 floor joists that I used. I laid them 16” O.C. and then insulated them with R19 fiberglass insulation. Then I used 3/4” tongue and groove OSB for the sub-floor, I screwed down the OSB so the floor doesn’t squeak. In the end, it came out level, square, and very stu...

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Shop Made Jigs, Fixtures and Solutions #4: Shop Notes Drill Press Sharpening System

03-18-2012 05:06 PM by DaveTPilot | 13 comments »

Here is the video demonstration of the sharpening system I posted in projects.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #644: A Great Idea From a Customer

03-18-2012 12:33 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

One of the things that I like best about how my business and ‘job’ is set up is that I really get to know many other woodworkers and painters. Not only do I regard these people as customers, but also as friends. Woodworkers and painters alike are they type of people who like to share information with each other and enjoy seeing others benefit from the things that they learned themselves, and part of why I like working in these fields so much is hearing the stories and seeing how...

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Wall hanging toolcabinet #2: Building a tool chest

03-17-2012 09:23 PM by theSawdustSurfer | 0 comments »

Here is a quick update on the tool chest project , “Live” from the shop.—As you can see below, I’ve been inspired a lot by the tool chest Marc Spagnuolo aka “The woodwhisperer” did last summer .Although i have Simplified it a bit.I hope he doesn’t mind that. I will, as he did, use mortise and tenons for the joinery.— I cut all the pieces to the chest and laminated the bottom pieces  to double the thickness, I did the same with the top. I a...

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Archtop 2012 #4: Binding

03-17-2012 06:50 PM by Josh Sollows | 6 comments »

Hey all! Now this next step was really one of my favorites so far. Gluing up the body! Using Titebond 3 and all the pistol grip clamps I could get my hands on, I glued everything together. This is a picture of it after the clamps were taken off. I made the top and back oversized so that I could route them to size after glue up. While routing it, I set it up to make a groove in the side. This is so that I could apply the binding. The binding I use is a white plastic that i...

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