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Shop Notes #7: Wainscoting

01-31-2018 05:12 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

It’s been relatively quiet in the shop the last week or so, as I’ve taken some time off to repaint most of the downstairs rooms in my house. The colors we chose, bluish-grays for the most part, seemed like a nice match with the beetle-killed blue pine I used for the doors on my lathe stand. I worked up a few sample boards and got my wife’s buy-in to install some wainscoting. After testing out a few stain options, I treated some shiplapped boards with teak oil (of ...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #14: Door is done, start on a finish?

01-31-2018 01:07 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok….Wasn’t that great of a day Sunday….door came out of the clamps…..and I fought the rest of the day with it.. Corner brackets: despite pilot holes, still snapped a bunch of screw heads off….even broke the bit in my Vix bit! One corner wanted to split out….got that taken care of… Size of the door vs size of the door opening…...somehow, despite measuring everytime I turned around…the width of the door was too wide for the openi...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #2: Time to get Serious

01-29-2018 03:32 PM by johnstoneb | 2 comments »

It’s October and most of the summer and fall projects and river trips etc. are over time to get serious about this chess globe or forget it. I thought a lot about how to build this globe over the summer and thought I knew how I was going to do it, then I started on it and there were changes on the fly every day I think. My neighbor is a very good wood turner and does a lot of large bowls, live edge, green etc. I was talking to him and he told me he was getting a new lathe a larger on...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #16: Center Back Slat- Part 1

01-29-2018 02:24 AM by TungOil | 16 comments »

After finishing up the crest rails, I move on to the center back slats. I begin by making up the loose tenon stock I will need. After cutting the stock to width, I fine tune the thickness with the drum sander and add the rounded edges with a bullnose bit in the router table. I start by making a test center slat from poplar. I cut the angled ends and mortises while the stock still has straight edges. To determine the angles for the end cuts, I use a MDF story stick. By cutting the an...

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frame saws #1: sawing logs with a frame saw

01-28-2018 09:34 PM by Lazy_K | 0 comments »

There has been a surge in the popularity of frame saws in woodworking recently, especially in saws intended for resawing planks and slabs. a Few years ago I made a frame saw from the Gramercy tools 12” bow saw kit. it came out really well, and inspired me to make one that holds a coping saw blade. My first home made frame saw was back in the early 1980’s and I have added one bought and one more handmade in the interim. but I think I am going to want a saw to rip...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #1: The Beginning

01-28-2018 03:24 PM by johnstoneb | 6 comments »

About a year ago a friend posted a picture of a spherical chess set and somewhat challenged another friend and I to attempt to build it. The friend didn’t have a lathe and we both kind of dropped the idea. I kept coming back to it and did some research and found the Instructables project. I read the article that was posted and decided it mght be something I would try. The article has a few pictures that give you an idea about how it is mounted etc. everything in the article ended wi...

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shop re start the new RMR #6: shop re start the new RMR #6:

01-28-2018 08:42 AM by DsRMR | 3 comments »

Well today was a Grand day for my shop and my own moral and self worth after the last 3 months of dead-do nothing make nothing, (including money) Days. I’m hurting financially big time and have a couple small projects that fit right in with the Lovers holiday coming up in less then 3 weeks OMG… And my shop was far from usable.. Until today… In addition to added insulation and extended shelves above the workbench on back wall, I also put to use a handful of drawers that were...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #13: Build a door?

01-28-2018 01:21 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Not sure IF this is the hard way, or the easy way, to build a door….About 11:00 am started down to the shop…going to be a LONG day.Got the panel out of the clamps..wasn’t too bad, really…..set up to square the ends. Little 6” circular saw to make the cuts…..then tried to flatten the faces of the panel a little bit better.. Meh…work in progress, was also trying to decide which face looked the best…..coin flip?Set up one other power tool.. ...

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Octave Mandolin #16: Strings are on the custom Octave Mandolin

01-27-2018 03:56 AM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

For all of you following my custom Octave Mandolin build you’ll be happy to know that I put the strings on it in this video.. check it out!!!

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A Stepback Cupboard build #12: Bookcase needs a door

01-27-2018 03:30 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well, I snuck back down to the shop later that night…..fought with the bandsaw to rip a few boards.. Plan was to rip two stiles, and two rails, to build a frame to house a raised panel door…..1/2” blade was duller than…. Threw it away, the only sharp blade left in the shop was a 1/4” wide one. Somehow managed to rip the four pieces to width….the two in the picture are the rails. Wavy as an old county road. Had to use a jointer plane to level ...

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