Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'project progress'

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Building the shop #8: The wall is up!!!

01-16-2012 07:40 AM by MrMeasureTwice | 5 comments »

Saturday… 0630… In the car heading to Lowe’s for the last few items needed to make the piece of my garage a real shop. Kind of like Pinocchio wanting to be a real boy – my 1/3 of the 3-car garage WANTS to be a woodshop, and I am the maker, Geppetto, who has been carefully, slowly (too slow) making that piece of the garage into a shop. Rich, my neighbor across the street, and, a “sheetrock guy” by trade, has offered to help my little piece of heaven becom...

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Progress if the new Homemade Drill Press

01-15-2012 03:58 PM by Warren | 2 comments »

Yesterday evenin I took a peice of block and drilled a hold through it for a dowel rod. then I checked it with my square for squareness and to my suprize I was only off by less than a hair, I think to remedy the prob I can place a shim or a wedge and get it true. :)

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #583: A Day Without Communication - Making Lemonade from Lemons

01-15-2012 01:21 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

So you all thought I took the day off? I suppose that you could say that, although it wasn’t a choice of mine. It seems that the black cat must have really put her spell on my on Friday the 13th after all. Around 8pm Friday night the unthinkable happened – my internet went down. All of a sudden, I was getting the dreaded “server not found” error on my screen. When Keith checked his computer, it was the same thing. We fiddled with our modem a while and then I de...

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Making a Kubb set

01-15-2012 08:15 AM by andyboy | 4 comments »

This is a fairly basic video on some machining processes and hand skills. Should you choose to make your self one of these sets, I promise your kids and family/friends will love you for it. The rules are available on Wiki. Youtube gives a few very good game basics.

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Layered epoxy inlay #9: Problem Fixed Samples Made

01-14-2012 09:13 PM by JoeyG | 6 comments »

I will start off to day with my samples, this first one is just white glitter and epoxy. It didn’t work out as well as I would have liked. You can see that the coloring is not even. I am pretty sure I mixed it well so I don’t know what caused this, but it’s not something I want in the final project. In the next sample I painted the bottom and sides of my void first, let the paint dry and then filled it with a glitter and epoxy mix. I like the way this one looks and wi...

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"Automaton" #4: Staging & Mechanics

01-14-2012 05:33 PM by mpounders | 5 comments »

I’ve been working on the mechanical parts of the toy this week. I built a 10” x 10” box with mitered corners out of oak. The back drop and other pieces are out of poplar and the stage is 1/4” birch. I used 3/4” birch plywood for the gears and collars and cams with dowels for the different rods and pistons. The back drop will be doweled and glued in place, and I am trying to decide if I want to put the title up there or down on the oak. All the other pi...

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Speed Woodworking #3: Wendy House Window

01-14-2012 09:14 AM by Peter Alkema | 1 comment »

Spot my daughter in the bottom left doing her own version of speed painting! I didn’t realise she was in frame until I edited the video afterwards but I see now how good she was keeping herself busy while I had the camera rolling to complete the project.

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Layered epoxy inlay #8: Colored Epoxy

01-13-2012 06:05 PM by JoeyG | 10 comments »

My epoxy samples have had time to fully cure. I am not really surprised by the findings. Here they are: First I took a chisel just to test the epoxy. The pencil and glitter where very hard and chipped away. The alcohol was rubbery when I put chisel to it. Next you will see them after I sanded with 80 grit on my ROS. As the chisel test suggested the pencil and glitter sanded up perfectly. The alcohol test was soft, rubbery, gummy. It was worse than the acrylic paint. Now I di...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #582: Winter Is Here!

01-13-2012 01:46 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 11 comments »

Yesterday winter arrived here in Nova Scotia with a vengeance! It arrived with a few flakes starting to fall in the early afternoon and within a couple of hours, the snow was blowing sideways and building up in drifts. It made me rather happy. I am not quite sure why I like the cold and snow so much. I think it has to do with the coziness of curling up with the kitties all wrapped in a blanket. I have good memories of playing in the snow too, and of enjoying outdoor winter sports like ...

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Projects in process. . . #10: Chair style saw benches finsihed

01-13-2012 05:24 AM by need2boat | 4 comments »

With the Holidays in full swing I haven’t had the time to work out in the shop as much as I’d like but did get the benches finished. Then it took me another two weeks to get it posted. ;-) Last I left off the legs and were ready to be shaped after I cut them on a tapering jig on the table saw. To do this I used a spoke shaver I had built years ago for making greenland style kayaking paddles. Its great with long pieces but troublesome with shorter things like the legs. Next I used a tric...

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