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5 Knives #2: Planning planning planning.

09-14-2012 06:17 PM by AJM | 0 comments »

I am starting with the 8cm stainless steal blade. I have a few pictures so you can see how the different spacer sizes look.Last week I was given a Hägg branch. (Prunus Padus – Bird Cherry) I was plesantly surprised on the colour and its nice and strong, you can see my trade mark bands saw burn marks.. Bolster. 22m wide I am showing you the colour here again so you can visualise the knife before it drilled, filed and glued. apple wood spacerwider spacerthin elk spacer ...

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Cutting a Triangular Obelsik

09-14-2012 01:31 PM by Jim Jakosh | 4 comments »

Lizzardhead, this one’s for you!!Dave once asked me if I could make a 3 sided obelisk. I have been thinking about it and I cut a scrap of spalted beech cut to a triangular shape and set it under the bench while I thought about how to hold it. I came up with this method to safely cut the triangular piece to the center point. I made an L shaped support from scraps and then fastened the bottom of the triangle to it with 2 screws.I first marked off the center of the triangle on the top a...

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Cutting a Triangular Obelisk #1: Cutting a Triangular Obelsik

09-14-2012 01:27 PM by Jim Jakosh | 10 comments »

Lizzardhead, this one’s for you!!Dave once asked me if I could make a 3 sided obelisk. I have been thinking about it and I cut a scrap of spalted beech cut to a triangular shape and set it under the bench while I thought about how to hold it. I came up with this method to safely cut the triangular piece to the center point. I made an L shaped support from scraps and then fastened the bottom of the triangle to it with 2 screws.I first marked off the center of the triangle on the top a...

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Teacher's Podium #1: The beginning...

09-14-2012 05:26 AM by MT_Stringer | 2 comments »

I am building a teacher’s podium for my niece as a college graduation present. She is currently teaching third grade in one of the local schools. My project has taken a lot longer than expected mainly because it has been so hot. I have recorded several temps in the 101 – 102 range during August. But finally, I got my split system air conditioner installed and up and running. Now my one car garage is a cool and constant 77 deg F. I had blown in insulation added (R38) to the atti...

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Shadow Casting Lamp

09-12-2012 04:59 PM by WoodJediNTraining | 7 comments »

This shadow casting lamp creates a cool effect to any room by casting a shadow on a wall of any scene you’d like to create in the lamps silhouette panels. For this project I used horses. The front of the lamp shows a horse in a natural calm state on all 4’s . And the frosted front panel of glass gives a nice subtle tone of light to illuminate the room. The back of the lamp has a silhouette of a horse raring on it’s hind legs. This is the side that casts a shadow on...

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DoDecaHedron Light Fixtures #3: Sanding is looking nice

09-09-2012 03:18 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 12 comments »

I’m actually rather surprised and and rather pleased about how the dodecahedron light fixture is coming. So much so that I want to take advantage of the grain showing through. I used poplar. Unfortunately I do have a little wood filler here and there and the inside is also filled. Any advice on what type of stain. In a ddition, can you provide some advice on sealing it. What ever I use will have to stand up to a little heat given it’s purpose as a pendant light.

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Make a 2 sided game and message board

09-06-2012 03:15 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 3 comments »

This week I decided to make a two fer project..lol… It is a 2 sided game and message board. On one side you have a checkerboard and on the other side a chalkboard. It is meant to hang on the wall so the checkerboard and checkers are magnetic. The main frame is Maple, the checkerboard is oak and aspen with the boarder being mahogany. The chalkboard is birch plywood primed and 3 coats of chalkboard paint. And it is finished with Tung oil Varnish

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DoDecaHedron Light Fixtures #2: It's actually looking OK

09-06-2012 03:14 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 3 comments »

Howdy, I have a lot more sanding to do and I’m filling the inside. The outside of the structure has been rough sanded and filled. I’m not real happy that I used filler at all but that’s how it goes when you are a rookie. What you might be able to see here is that I used poplar because it is very light weight for a lighting pendant. the outside is actually crosscut. If it comes out as well as I hope it will, I ought to get a nice look out of it. The insides are goin...

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Flag Box #5: Base

09-03-2012 07:50 PM by DBoltz | 0 comments »

Last time we got the splines installed and flushed up. Now, we will get the base done. Mortises cut on the base and on the bottom of the flag box using your standard drill press and chisel combo. Here we have the majority of the waste of a mortise hogged out using a forstner bit on the drill press. I just used a handheld drill on the bottom of the flag box. Here you can see the supports with the top tenon. They are just dry in the base with the mortise and tenon. I have the layou...

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Flag Box #4: Time for Splines

08-29-2012 06:12 PM by DBoltz | 1 comment »

We’ve got the box out of the clamps and smoothed out. Time to cut the splines. I have a spline cutting jig I made for my table saw. It has a saddle that rides along the fence similar to the 22.5 cutting jig. I do the top corners first to get them out of the way. The top corner, since the angles are 45 degrees, just sits in the jig normal. On the 22.5 cuts, I used one of my test pieces of pine to support the angle. You can see that in the picture. I also raised the saw blade a ...

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