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Taliesin Desk in Cherry #8: Topping it off

12-27-2015 04:57 PM by JimYoung | 3 comments »

I have some time off for the holidays, so I’ve got the top glued up. This took three days to accomplish. I put together a long ripping jig to to get a straight edge on all of the boards. I had an old oak shelf with a machined edge on it, and I used a couple of scrap blocks screwed to the board. I could then screw through the blocks into the edge of the boards to hold them while I ripped a straight edge on them. I made sure to have the top up on one edge and down when cutting the ot...

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Taliesin Desk in Cherry #7: Drawers

12-20-2015 01:20 AM by JimYoung | 0 comments »

I trekked to the local lumber mill this morning, and picked through their pile of 5/4 cherry looking for a couple more boards for the top. I also took the rest of the top boards since my planer sled can only handle 4’. They jointed one face and rough planed them all for $8. I have them stickered and weighed down in the basement for a day or two to let them settle a bit. I also picked up a piece of 5/4 soft maple to start the drawer boxes. I’ve never worked with soft mapl...

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Butterfly Dining Table #7: Cutting, Sizing and Framing the Top

12-18-2015 12:21 AM by Guy Dunlap | 9 comments »

In this video, I cut the three pieces that make up the top that totals 8’ when fully expanded. I also show how to install the butterfly hinges for the folding extension.Then I cut corners off and prepare the lumber for the solid wood frame along with making a solid “inlay” detail around the entire top. As always, I welcome your questions and comments! To get updates of this build as I go along, please follow me on Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop...

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Build cover for my fideer

12-17-2015 09:00 PM by Project of the day | 0 comments »

A trip through my workshop which I use quite a lot of different machines for this construction.For winter I build a snow shelter to my autofedeer on my sawmill. View on YouTube

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #65: Solitaire

12-13-2015 06:17 PM by PhilBello | 2 comments »

After the successful completion of Chinese Checkers it was time to get on with Solitaire, then I will be able to play when I am ‘Billy No Mates’! We played the Chinese Checkers yesterday, and it went down well, I thoroughly enjoyed it. For some reason since moving from Spain where I watched TV all the time, we very rarely watch it here in Colombia, so games are a good way to fill spare time. In the same way as the previous game, I downloaded a template and printed it off to siz...

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Shelves For My Fishing Room

12-13-2015 11:51 AM by PeteCollin | 0 comments »

Hello All, I have a room dedicated to keeping my fly tying desk and all of my fishing accouterments. It had gotten very untidy in there so I made some sturdy shelves to organize things. I made a video of the process. I invite you to a tour of my man-cave! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn9HrLaFfvo

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Taliesin Desk in Cherry #6: Coming together

12-12-2015 11:18 PM by JimYoung | 3 comments »

The front apron and drawer fronts we the next thing to tackle. The front apron is pretty straight forward, but it has four walnut accent pieces inset in it. The walnut pieces are faceted to mirror the through tenons. Also there a four slots routed on the back of it to hold the drawer supports. The drawers were a straight forward as well. I just needed to be careful since I am using one piece so the grain matches from one drawer to the next. It took me two tries on the drawer fronts, b...

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choosing what is right for you #4: How many router bits do You really need- for newbies

12-12-2015 12:33 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 6 comments »

This is probably one of the most asked questions for those just getting into wood working. Obviously there is no real right answer. My self getting and choosing router bits is a simple enough decision to make. While in some some sense buying a 150 – 172 would over all have cost benefits in overall savings, other ways it would be a huge waste of money because my chances of using all of them would be slim. The best way at least for me when choosing a bit is I ask myself the following ques...

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Lego Table #12: The Mistake

12-11-2015 10:52 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

Well, as I sit here icing my hand, I can sit back and say once more with authority that I need a table saw. Why, you ask?–other than the convenience factor? Because I could’ve used it to fix a costly mistake I discovered today… I started off making the open space in the front of the drawer to remove stock so the false front can fit and look nice. Pulled out the coping saw and my bird’s mouth jig and started cutting. The result (after some sanding) was a nice smooth curve. I used a paint c...

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Lego Table #11: Drawer fronts

12-11-2015 10:46 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

*Note, this post is image heavy. If you want to see all the pictures, click here see my woodworking blog.* I had a simple goal today—get the drawer fronts all cut out and shaped.Drawer Fronts I started on the drawer fronts today. First I made a template of the shape I wanted to cut out for a finger pull. I used 1/4” plywood I had laying around. Then I clamped the template to my 3 1/2” poplar planks and traced the same cutout pattern. Using my drill press, I punched out the wast...

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