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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #75: Made a start on the Dining Room Suite

04-05-2016 08:34 PM by PhilBello | 7 comments »

I think it will take almost as long to prepare this, as if I made it from scratch! On closer inspection, they used nails to supplement all the joints. Then just covered both the nails and the joints in filler, I guess to cover with their gloopy paint! I started by sanding the table with 80 grit, to remove the filler and expose the nails and wood grain, then punched all the nails, and raked out the filler. They have not only nailed the joints, but the top to the skirt as well, wh...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #74: A Cheat!

04-05-2016 12:13 PM by PhilBello | 6 comments »

I’m going to have to go on a diet…lol! Our dining room chairs have been breaking one after the other, and we decided that we had to replace them, however on scouting around it was cheaper to buy a new suite than just the chairs. We had also decided to downsize, and give ourselves more room, there is only the two of us, so we are going to have a smaller table and only four chairs. Here in Colombia, unless you go to the big stores with imported furniture, with a bottomless pocket, ...

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Cedar Entertainment Unit #1: Sizing and Marking Out

04-02-2016 04:39 AM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

Hi all I have purchased some beautiful Red Cedar and am going to try my hand at some larger joinery work. It is really lovely timber and was a very good price as the timber yard sadly is closing. This was a bundelled mixture of boards and pieces; The main piece for the top of the unit The larger boards I have cut in half and put through the thicknesser to get some lovely bookmatched boards to work with; I have sized four pieces for the legs and marked out the sha...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #73: Scrapwood Challenge!

03-26-2016 04:01 PM by PhilBello | 5 comments »

This morning I started out with this mahogany scrap: From which I had decided to try and make two mallets, why I hadn’t made them before I don’t know, I have tried everywhere to buy one down here, they just don’t sell them, they use their hammer, so I had imported a beech one from Amazon, which including taxes cost me $34 / £24, twice the listed price. I started off by cutting the handles on the bandsaw, as this would determine the size of the holes in the heads. ...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #72: Financially limited!

03-26-2016 02:41 AM by PhilBello | 2 comments »

My woodwork seems to have come to a grinding halt, unfortunately my car needs major work on it, which has bit deeply into my finances, so woodwork is confined to using what wood I have in stock for the time being, not ideal, but I have a string of medical appointments coming up, so maybe it has come at the right time…if there is such a thing! A couple of days ago, I decided that it was time to make a medicine cabinet for the house, I had some plywood sitting about waiting for a proje...

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Center Keyed Box Joints

03-18-2016 12:08 AM by Katz-Moses Woodworking | 6 comments »

Here is a video I just finished on Center Keyed Box Joints. One of the harder things about box joints is getting an equal sized key on both the top and the bottom. Here I show how to get equal sized keys regardless of the height of your board or the width of your dado stack. It is a really cool way to do the joints and the result is as decorative as it is functional. If you like this video and want to get updates on my future projects please subscribe to my Youtube Channel. You can also see 1...

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The art of building Wooden boats

03-16-2016 03:14 AM by BigBrownLog | 8 comments »

I’m just getting this blog post started so it already set up, but in the next 6 months I should have everything up and running for me to build wooden boats for people. I’ll be starting out with some strip built kayaks and canoes most likely. In all actuality I have no idea what people are going to want. I plan on just getting the word out and let people come to me so we can sit down and draw up exactly what they want. After I’ve got a good thing going I will start cold moldi...

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OCTAGONAL TRIVETS

03-15-2016 04:35 AM by BertFlores58 | 2 comments »

THE DESIGN This is the design where it has started. At first, I thought it was difficult due to complicated angles. but what I realized later there were only two angles that will be cut namely: 22.5 deg and 45 deg cut. The 45 degree is only used when the star in the middle is to be done. THECONSTRUCTION So I started with making the stripes. I glued 4 pcs of stacks that I already prepared in making the coaster. Selecting the 4 colors: green (not know wood), black (kamagong), bro...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #71: Yet Another Router Table

03-03-2016 09:39 PM by PhilBello | 2 comments »

Third time lucky?... time will tell! I decided that although I use my router regularly, I don’t do anything complicated, so a simple router table that can be packed away after use is ideal. I have taken an idea from 'poroldchap' on Youtube, and made a couple of small changes. The whole unit only comprises of a hardwood base, with another piece attached underneath to fit in the vise, and a 3/4” plywood fence/vertical table, I bought a hardwood stair tread 12” x 30&...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #70: Trying to find a good Router Table design

03-01-2016 01:35 AM by PhilBello | 13 comments »

Last July I blogged about building a new router table as an extension wing of my Table Saw, it worked well, but recently the router started to flex, and no amount of adjustment solved the problem, so it had to go, I don’t think it was the design, so much as the quality of the hardware I was able to get down here. After searching the internet for a while, I came across another design, that bolts to your workbench. I used my old Bauker plunger router for this, it wont be long before th...

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