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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1623: Autumn is Nearly Here

09-21-2015 09:57 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I had a dream last night that I awoke and all the leaves had already fallen from the trees. I was in Oak Lawn, Illinois – the place where I grew up in my teens. It was a place that is filled with many large and beautiful maple trees that lined the streets and they were always bursting with color throughout the autumn season. I was sad in my dream, because I was in front of my neighbors house with a carpet of spent leaves beneath my feet and as I looked up to the sky, only a few leaves w...

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Cabinet Conversion (pc:Repurposing) #2: It's a go!

09-20-2015 10:55 PM by greg48 | 0 comments »

Well, the good news first; the client wishes to proceed with the conversion! The bad news is the client wishes to proceed with the conversion. I can no longer think about it, now I have to do it. The first order of business was to remove the shelves by cutting them out, squaring the ends of the 3/8” dadoes, then filling the dadoes in (used portions of the removed shelving). Second order of business was to fill in the gap in the lid where the butler tray was housed (also used the s...

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Why buy it when you can make it! #40: Silverware/Cutlery Tray [Part 1] - Clamps - Got em? Use em!

09-19-2015 09:53 PM by paxorion | 1 comment »

After finishing my workbench, I realized that I had no projects in progress. I mentioned this to my wife, and said I would finally get to the tea box she requested. As expected, she asked me to re-order my priority list and work on a more “urgent” project, a new silverware/cutlery tray. Ours has seen better days, with a few partitions broken for some time now. After taking some measurements and working out “requirements”, I set to work today. I picked several ch...

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Kitchen table Build #7: The end is near

09-18-2015 09:54 PM by Woodpecker23 | 0 comments »

Happy day for me as the I can see the final product coming together. After I let the stain mixture set overnight I break out the lacquer. Over the last few days I have been applying and letting dry and re applying. I have a total of 4 coats of lacquer. Here is was the almost finished product looks like… My wife loves it so that’s good…but I am pretty critical on myself so looking at it I can see a few things I wish I would have done differently, but overall im...

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Building For The Wife #3: Constructing drawers and breadboard no1

09-18-2015 06:06 PM by fatman51 | 2 comments »

I had a nice little cabinet, and some drawer glides milled out of an old chunk of exterior decking lumber, but no drawers and no bread board. Anxious to remedy this, I have been spending my evenings in my shop. My first job was to mill the back and side panels for the drawers out of forty year old reclaimed pine 1×12s. Then I picked out a piece of knotty pine for my front panels. I put some thought into what sort of joint I wanted to use for my drawers. On ordinary...

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My systainer's story

09-18-2015 05:44 PM by mirock | 2 comments »

Hi friends. In this post I’ve gathered all my systainer’s experience. Idea is not mine, once, I found theme about german school teacher, who had made wooden systainers Their experiense very impressed me and I decide to build my own model. My first systainer was a little imperfect. Here is the video: Then, I made test for strength. ...

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Walnut Lamp #1: Inlays

09-18-2015 04:53 PM by BobFrankly | 1 comment »

This article comes partway through the project. I’ve completed the shaping on the base, and picked my pieces for the neck of the lamp. I’m doing some inlays for the sides of the neck, Orange Osage into the Walnut.I made the cuts on the table saw with a crosscut sled and a scrap piece of 2×4 braced against the sled fence to hold it in place. Card Scrapers made short work of any spots that were too wide as I tested the inlays above.Glue up was interesting, the thin end of th...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1622: Finding My Way

09-17-2015 11:55 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

As some of you may have noticed, lately it seems like I am all over the place.  (OK – you may not have noticed any difference in things, but it certainly feels like it to me!) I am not sure how much of this is me, or how much is reality. I am always doing lots of different things, but there are days when they all fall together like pieces to a puzzle and there are other days when very few of them seem to match up. I am sure that is just part of our ever-evolving and changing l...

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"A gate into a blooming garden" #7: Box in progress

09-17-2015 08:40 AM by FancyChip | 2 comments »

A small video of the progress on Instagram. Thank you for looking!

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Sphere Cutting Jig for the lathe #1: Sphere Jig

09-16-2015 09:47 PM by Jim Jakosh | 25 comments »

I have a job in the future to make some perfect spheres and I could do it with a template and lathe tools but I have often thought I’d like to have a jig to swing the arc to cut spheres. so I decided to make one that will cut convex spheres and concave pockets. I had some sketched but then started looking at what was commercially available and found the Carter Perfect Sphere jig. I followed that design since they had put in all the engineering and all I had to do was determine the size...

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