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Solitaire Game WIP

12-09-2011 10:57 PM by diggerdelaney | 7 comments »

W.I.P. of A Solitaire Board Game First of all I will not go through all the wood preparation just the main marking out and production of the dimples etc.Measurements are not critical but I never go below those I have stated in this build I have used those I have stated belowAnyway once the boards are cut to 10” square no smaller and to a thickness that suits yourself in this case 1 3/8” (normally I have mine over 1” thick). It is then sanded to 240grit all round Next job is to find the ...

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Chessboard #6: Doweling

12-09-2011 03:03 AM by CartersWhittling | 1 comment »

Hello. After my last post I was ready to start joinery on the main carcase. So I decided to do a dowel joint. I just used a simple block of wood with a 3/8” hole and fence clamped to it. The hole was placed so that it would be centered on 3/4” stock. I have lines drawn around the jig to locate the centre of the hole so I could align the jig to my marks on the work pieces. Here is the carcase disassembled with the dowels in place. You may be able to see in the picture the...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #546: I Do Believe That Enjoying Life is the Secret to Keeping Creative

12-08-2011 01:32 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Yesterday was filled with doing more ‘Secret Santa’ things, so again it is not easy to talk about them. I spent the day organizing things and making lists and getting things ready to send out. I know that I had better hurry, because time is running out. I try not to make too many Christmas things for the holidays for those who are on my list who live away from me. That narrows it down to just about everyone. I always felt a bit of disappointment when I received a cool Chr...

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Next Generation Cheese boards... #9: Alternating the stripe.

12-08-2011 04:02 AM by degoose | 12 comments »

In my last post In the round the second pic shows a single stripe .. double chevron [second gen] ..This blog will show in part how this was done… To start make two grooves on both faces of a board… in this case virgin hoop pine…[virgin meaning naturally grown… not plantation timber] Inlay two different timbers… in this case purple heart And narra [new guinea rosewood]This is instead of one strip of timber between two others…Shown end on… I...

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Movie Lounge 1 #3: Finishing the stare frame insert

12-08-2011 02:57 AM by grosa | 2 comments »

For the slide show with more information;

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Handplanes: A Rare Victory

12-07-2011 07:27 PM by Blair Helgason | 17 comments »

Hey Everyone, it’s been a while… oh well. I just thought I’d share this with you. I would consider myself primarily a power tool user. My experience with handplanes has been limited to breaking or rounding over the odd edge with a block plane, anything more would be met with absolute disaster. That is, until this past weekend. I was all ready to start jointing about 30 feet of rough maple when the unthinkable happened, the switch on my jointer snapped. After an initial...

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Tool Chest #3: Almost A Lid

12-07-2011 06:15 AM by JaLatham | 11 comments »

Laying out lid parts for marking. Marking from the piece being used, instead of measuring and worrying about numbers allows you to be way more accurate. Squaring up the panel. I cut right on the line this time. Practice really does help! “Scrubbing” the panel to width with my fore plane. Jointing the edge. Plowing end grain is no joke! Boring holes in the frame fore drawboring with my little helper. Almost a lid! ...

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Projects on the go...

12-07-2011 03:58 AM by degoose | 14 comments »


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Veneered Sofa Table #7: More fun with finishing

12-07-2011 01:14 AM by SPHinTampa | 4 comments »

I appreciate the input from a number of folks about potential finishing methods. I tried a few and settled on a final choice. I started out trying to find a finish that would retain the natural look of the bubinga without significantly changing the color. Unfortunately I failed. I used a scraper to level my last two test boards and then sanded the surface with 320 followed by 400 grit. Tried one side with aerosol spray lacquer – 3 coats and one side with pure tung ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #544: That's How the Cookie Crumbles

12-06-2011 02:01 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

Christmas is definitely in the air! Little by little I am getting ready for the holiday season. I used to get everything decorated and finished up all at once, but I am kind of liking doing things gradually as time permits. Each day it seems a little more festive that way as we approach the big day. That way too is a lot less pressure and mess. Yesterday I spent the morning wrapping and packaging the calendar pieces to send to the magazine for publication. Keith also had a project head...

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