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Sander Rebuild #1: So if the motor runs it's worth at least $40.00, isn't it?

01-20-2016 07:14 PM by OldGuysRule | 1 comment »

I went into the Potter’s House in Fayetteville just to kill some time while the wife was at her Doctor appointment. The Potter House is a resale store who’s proceeds go to charity. I’m not even sure who gets the benefit from the sales. But, anyway they had a old table top that was a restaurant booth at some time. It was glued up oak about 4’ long x 3’ wide and 1 1/2” thick. They had it marked for $5.75 and why I didn’t buy it right then is beyond...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1683: Patience

01-20-2016 01:52 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I was really happy that so many of you liked the look of the Metallic Lustre Acrylic Wax from DecoArt that I added to my latest scroll saw projects. After allowing it to dry a day, I continued to finish off the project. I know we live in a world where we want immediate results on everything, but sometimes we just need to wait a little bit and let things do their job or run their course for the best results. Not only when crafting, but in many situations in our lives. After posting m...

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Pine tool box, Stanley Style #3: In and out of the clamps

01-20-2016 04:23 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Busy day….busy,busy,...busy…had a bunch of clamps lined up, Elmer’s was awaiting to go. had a small “acid” brush to spread the stuff around, and a BIG hammer to assist. One would think that the glue would let the parts slide together better…..nope. After banging things into place, and making even a Squid blush….Finally got it glued up. I did check for square….just wasn’t any room to add THAT diagonal clamp… Now, about tha...

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The last piece of the puzzle.

01-20-2016 12:55 AM by bearkatwood | 11 comments »

So for my big remodel I had ordered a Galbert travisher, soss hinges and fancy drawer handles. I ordered all the fixins’ from benchcraft to make my bench. I saved up lumber for over a year to make it. Today I received the last piece of the puzzle to finish off the remodel and have a kick-butt beautiful place for me to make videos, play with designs and spend the rest of my life working on a craft I hold very dear and am hopelessly addicted to.John Switzer from Black Bear Forge in Beulah...

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Shop Remodel #36: sexy legs!!

01-19-2016 02:00 AM by bearkatwood | 10 comments »

My legs have curves!! I got all four legs turned today. The leg with the vise is a tricky one. I wanted it to still have the barley twist so I turned it and then routed out a chunk. I filled that routed out section with wood and then I will rout that out again to accommodate the leg vise hardware. First I turn the legs round using my mill and a two inch flat bottom bit. Then I swith over to the two inch barley twist bit. The mill has a complex set of gears that...

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Pine tool box, Stanley Style #2: Dovetails, story of two saws

01-19-2016 12:44 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

When you can’t find the saw you want…use the next one on the hook? “Clearcut” brand, from a Hardware Dealer in Cleveland, OH. 10ppi, but cuts rips cut like butter? Ok. Been awhile since I had cut dovetails, and I got out of practice a bit. Wound up doing the tails first… These aren’t THAT bad, Once this side was done, I somehow had to mark out the pins…not the easiest for me to do. I use a pencil to mark things out. had to remember whi...

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Humidors #4: Humidor # 2 - Learning from my mistakes (Bubinga and Walnut)

01-18-2016 04:08 PM by McPheel | 0 comments »

So after being so careful with my first humidor only to screw it up on the hinge install, I tried a few different techniques on some scrap for installing the hinges than decided to build another box. This time I decided I would do mitered corners with veneer splines for strength, since I didn’t want to mess around with edging. I had a beautiful piece of quarter sawn Bubinga that had been sitting on my rack for a few months now, begging to be turned into something. I decided it wanted...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1682: Fun With DecoArt Metallic Lustre Acrylic Wax

01-18-2016 02:13 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I had a truly busy weekend and I am finally feeling as if I am getting caught up with things. I spent much of Saturday cutting orders and I will be sending all of them out today. Then I can get on to more designing and some other things. I also finished creating the pattern packets for my SLD521 Damask Heart Ornaments and also my SLD522 Heart and Soul Damask Candle Tray that I showed last week. I am really thrilled with these patterns and I love how they came out. But . . . Whi...

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Pine tool box, Stanley Style #1: Start ups

01-18-2016 01:38 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Well, while going through the local Menards Store, went over and dug through there Value Wood rack…they were selling 1×10s and 1×12s, all under 3’ long. Picked through to get the clearer stuff. Wound up with five boards, for $1.69 each.. And, since the Single Brain Cell Sketch Up was “off-line” had to actually draw something on paper.. About as close to an actual “plan” as I get. Even drew a “page 2” Wore out the penci...

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Shop Remodel #35: All about that base!

01-18-2016 12:53 AM by bearkatwood | 1 comment »

Which came first, the mortise or the tenon?Well for me today it was the tenon. Where we left off my dog and cat were at it again Well our undefeated chunky weight champion is still on top, and I can’t get her to find another place to hang out. I had the legs done and I worked on the stretcher for the sides. The bottom ones were easy, they were just 4” wide and straight. The tops were a bit more complex and needed to have a step to keep the two thicknesses even, bu...

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