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CNCs in woodworking #6: Quick video... cutting a paddle board...

86 days ago by degoose | 7 comments »

The slight hesitation is the router leaving a tab between the work and the outside… so the piece won’t wobble around when cut…

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Kitchen Shelf: Step By Step #1: The support units

125 days ago by Greg Guarino | 2 comments »

We have more kitchen stuff than fits in our cabinets. We decided that a really large shelf could serve to hold some of the nicer-looking pieces, opening up room for the more utilitarian stuff behind closed doors. This started as a simple, innocent slab of wood on some store-bought brackets, but got waylaid in the design process. :) Here’s the design It’s big, about 94” long by 12” deep. It also incorporates two techniques I haven’t tried before (I’...

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Router 101 #1: Router 101 Episode 1 choosing a router.

324 days ago by woodcraftBPW | 0 comments »

I started my Youtube channel series router 101 some time ago, and Ep.7 (of 8) is just out. The link for Episode 1, choosing a router can be found here: Please do take a look, comment and like, be sure to check out all the episodes, there are a lot of tips, tricks, and jig making episodes within the full series.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1102: Cutting, Routing and Scrolling Frames

347 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I finished all of my cutting yesterday. That was a big plus. Cutting out nine plaques of this type in under two days was an accomplishment that I was satisfied with. I had initially hoped that I would have these all oiled and finished by today, but as usual, things came up and I need to sand and oil them today. I should have better pictures tomorrow. I am pleased with these designs. While they are not really difficult, some of the motifs do present a little bit of a challenge. I think...

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Roubo Inspired Bench #3: Dog Strip, Routing, End caps, plugs

423 days ago by jusfine | 2 comments »

I did follow the WoodWhisperer’s plans for the dog holes as well as many of the other elements. I reversed the dog hole jig to make one for the dog block which was canted in the opposite direction. The only thing that accomplished was it kept the 3/8” strip on the movable dog block on the same side as the glue-up. Routing the dog holes went smoothly, lots of sawdust and shavings! Gluing the thin strip to the routed piece with a full length caul. Broug...

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Routing hard wood challenges #1: Climbing cut vs. possible board split

740 days ago by Jason Watts | 8 comments »

Fellow Jocks, First, I want to thank you for reading this and offering your wisdom. I am a novice woodworker and have come up with a hurdle in my current project. I am building a cradle out of Red Oak, which is the hardest wood I’ve worked with so far. The problem I am having is routing around curves. If I route into the grain on a curve, my wood keeps splitting and ruining the piece I’m working with. (see picture) On the other hand, I’ve tried doing a climb...

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Jake's chair #5: Mister sand man

764 days ago by James Alberding | 2 comments »

I came home from work today and went straight to the shed after listening to the shot of the day and got busy! Now that I have made my templates for the chair, I routed all of the round over edges that are called for by the Jake’s chair plans. I really do enjoy using the router, there is something satisfying to watching the edges go from raw cut edges, to pretty, smooth, and finished as the bit passes with ease. But on the down side, I really want that router table because bending ov...

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Wooden Hinges #1: Clam Shell Hinges - yet another different wooden hinging method

856 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 22 comments »

This blog details how I made the hinges for my latest project, ‘56’ (also now used in ‘42’). In this blog I will be making one hinge, 56mm x 76mm x 6mm. I am using dissimilar woods for contrast. These are, in this case, sycamore and walnut. I work in millimetres. For those of you using inches there are 25.4 mm to the inch. There is a calculator in the pc you are using to read this blog, its not rocket science. I cut four blanks 56mm x 42mm x 3mm, two of sycamore and...

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Routed Sign Making #3: Wood removal with various routing bits

896 days ago by 3DBMe | 15 comments »

Now that the letters are outlined with a stop-cut we want to ‘rough out’ the material inside the letters. I use clamps to hold down the wood so that there is no movement while routing. The clamps are repositioned as necessary for a clear work space. 01 Clamp Wood ————————————————————————————————&#...

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Jigs etc. #4: Snakes and Ladders - Hinge Template Routing Jig

908 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 7 comments »

I’m just going to let the pictures tell the story here. The only things I will say is that the template guide pin must be exactly the same width as the router bit used (6mm in this case) and the minimum hinge pin width is also dictated by the router bit used. This is the test run with a 115mm square x 6mm thick piece of MDF being routed. No, even I don’t trust the actual pieces I am working for a project to the first run with a new jig.The templates were marked out, using a knife,...

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