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Computer Table #2: Assembly

15 days ago by mpmitche | 0 comments »

Tonight I was able to get the table assembled. A slight deviation from the original form is that I changed the lower stretcher configuration to an H assembly to allow foot room. Next up top and drawer then some milk paint.

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Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table from the Beginning #10: The hidden multiple spline miter joint!

15 days ago by CharlesA | 4 comments »

I had to re-make the spline jig because I made it out of 1/4” ply and my bushing is just shy of 1/2” tall. So it just took a few minutes to make one out of 1/2” ply. I measured and measured. Using a combination square set to 2”, I carefully marked the location of the jig. After doing one side of the joint, I then flipped the jig, used the square to precisely set it in place, and then cut the mortises on the other side of the joint wit the router. Then came sq...

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CC's Book Case #7: TaDUM!

15 days ago by SquintyPolock | 4 comments »

Well, 14 months later, CC’s 8th grade graduation present is complete (She graduated last June, ugh). At work, I like to say that “Excuses + No Results = No Results”. So, I will spare you my excuses, as they are plentiful. But, I finally got her done. CC asked the case remain unfinished, as she plans to paint & decorate it herself. I figure I spent a total of about 30 man-hours and about $150 in materials on the project. My wife love’s this bookcase ...

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally #3: End of day #3

16 days ago by Monte Pittman | 15 comments »

It was a better day, better crowd. Sales picked up some. Lots of talkers that they would be back later in the week. The morning started slow again, but I was prepared today. I cut pieces at home to work on when I had time. Of course the bench I posted earlier today I also started another set of stools Besides the music and wild looking bikers, there were other events going on. There was Roller Derby today, There was Tractor races And of course a bike show ...

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Native American Indian Flute with an Australian twist #1: The Block with an Aussie touch

16 days ago by icemanhank | 5 comments »

Hi all, My woodworking club has a competition each year called ‘The Super Foot’ and entry costs a small fee and all entrants get a piece of wood equivilant to 12×12 x 1” (even though Australia is a metric country) to make whatever they can dream up. You cannot use ANY other timber than the super foot but using fittings and assorted other non timber items is allowed. I will post some of the finished items next month after judging as there are normally some real...

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Computer Table #1: Legs and Aprons

16 days ago by mpmitche | 2 comments »

I usually enjoy tradition techniques for my woodworking but when my wife ordered a new computer and then asked if I could have a desk ready by the time it got here I had to think of something faster. I choose a very old design from an article in PWM a few years back and modified it to fit my needs, pocket hole joinery and my limited turning ability. Here are the two side assemblies and the top being glued up.

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Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table from the Beginning #9: Turning to the Walnut. How do I clamp this?

16 days ago by CharlesA | 4 comments »

I will cover a few days in this entry, a little time working each day over the last few days. I needed to mill the walnut to two glued up 3/4” thick pieces for the shelf and second leg. The boards were not completely flat nor straight, so a little jointing was necessary before putting them in the thickness planer. Who says one has to have a power jointer to get it done? Got a nice pile of shavings out of this board: There were 3 knots on the backsides of the board I had t...

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Holly's Jasper #30: Holly's Jasper #30

17 days ago by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 3 comments »

I bought some Abranet at the Charlotte Woodcarvers Show back in February and decided to give it a try on the walnut. It is amazing! the ‘Net sands fast and leaves a very smooth, almost burnished finish that makes the dark wood look almost like bronze. I am going to replace all my sandpaper with Abranet!

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Hand Tool Journey #44: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #10.. Calling it Done!

17 days ago by Airframer | 12 comments »

So… the box is finished as far as the restoration is concerned. The saw still needs sharpening and the whole box needs a fine tuning. I finished the handle today and finally got it all put back together for the first time in months. This guy is ready for another 100 years of service as far as I can tell. Here is some catch up on the handle build. I finished up the shaping and sanded the shaped areas and the outer edge up to 400 grit. Then I decided I wanted to add so...

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Tool Chest #2: some work got done

17 days ago by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Ok, had a bunch of parts milled down from an old Bed frame. Got some mortise work done To avoid mistakes, I try to keep each group of parts, like a complete side, in one spot. Helps when fitting things together later Because the grooves for the raised panels are off-set to the outside. I also cut down the grooves and then chop the mortises. I can then miter where two grooves meet, I hope I tend to cut tenons first. Then use the finish tenon to mark out a mortise to fit TH...

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