Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'sanding'

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Big Texas Walnut Slabs #2: Big and Wide Texas Walnut Slab Check Them Out

01-16-2019 01:17 PM by Jeff_harden | 8 comments »

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Drawer Organization

01-12-2019 02:21 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

I recently finished some drawer organization work using 1/2” maple. I wanted to divide up the space in the cutlery drawer in our newly remodelled kitchen. I figured out a way to put the organizer in without having to put holes in the drawer from nails or screws. I documented this in a video if you’re interested.

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Handmade wooden kazoos!

01-07-2019 01:16 AM by TomGrin | 4 comments »

I start with a blank ¾” x ¾” x 5”. I made a little jig to drill them in the drill press. I use a 5/16” brad point bit. It’s not long enough to drill all the way through, so I have to flip them. I switch to a forsner bit and drill the hole in the body. I drill it about 1 ¾” from one end. I cut the top piece on the bandsaw with the aid of a fence. I cut them ¼” thick and 2” long and ¾” wide to match the body of the kazoo. I sand the top pieces on some sticky backed sandpap...

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A computer desk #4: Tenons done, mortises started

01-06-2019 01:07 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Unable to get to sleep last night…meandered down to the shop. A pair of 1×2s needed cross cut to length, edges jointed until they matched each other….any saw marks needed planed away.. Plane is a Millers Falls No. 11….seemed to work nicely, enough..made a mess of shavings.. Didn’t even clean up, just trudged back upstairs and tried to sleep, again….. Got a late start today….waited until after Lunch…meandered to the shop about 1 pm̷...

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01-05-2019 11:05 PM by GnarlyErik | 4 comments »

Maybe the least fun part of any woodworking project requiring a nice finish is the smoothing and sanding. Over the years I’ve been taught or learned by trial and error a few little tricks to make things easier and better. Many years ago a boat-school-taught guy in the boat shop saw me whaling away with a big disc sander on something and made a snotty remark saying, ‘Anybody can WEAR wood!’. The implication was that ‘purists’ like him depended on very sharp tools only. Some may disagree...

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Grandson's Coffee Table #7: Just a PIP

12-16-2018 03:47 AM by bandit571 | 6 comments »

Top got beltsanded @ 50 grit. Then a vintage sander took over.. (Yes, I tried a plane, and a #82 scraper, samders were working better) Worked through the 80 , 120, 220 grits… dusted the table off, let the dust settle awhile. Left the table on it’s top, on top of the tablesaw… Started out with the bottom areas that will show…stained a MinWax Dark Walnut. Brushed on…let sit a few minutes, wipe things down with a rag….then flipped the table over,...

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Grandson's Coffee Table #2: Mortises, Beads, and other stuff..

12-11-2018 02:54 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Mortises…Jig was set up… I use the tenon to lay out the mortise…roughly centered on the leg… Easy way was to just trace around the tenon, but that leads to twisted holes, IF the boards more…so, I make two marks where the top and bottom of the mortise will be…go up to the top, mark to spots showing how wide, and where the tenon will be…squares to mark across the leg…used a marking gauge to mark the side walls.. Usual suspects as to chis...

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Ukulele #3: Back and neck install

12-07-2018 09:58 AM by Fchilly | 2 comments »

I sanded the uke and laid out the bridge location and installed it. This was very easy with the fretboard already glued in place, and the back not installed yet. After shaping the braces and prepping the neck joint i was able to move on to final installation of the remaining components. Before glueing the neck or back, I set my router a tad shallow and cut clearance for the back’s binding just in the area my router wouldnt reach later rightnear the neck. I glued the neck into place a...

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End Table, out of Ash #10: Time for a PIP

12-04-2018 06:05 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Didn’t like the gaposis around the plywood panels…had some thin strips of Ash…was just enough to cover the worst offenders..made a flat molding all the way around…clamps and glue…no nails Let this sit awhile….did a bit of mixing…made a few stain samples for the Boss to look at..Skinny Oak strip has a Witch’s Brew…Boss liked it… Later, after the glue had dried..clamps came back off, everything sanded to 180 grit…Applied tw...

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End Table, out of Ash #8: glue up prep, and other things

12-01-2018 05:08 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

OK, took the clamps off for now….legs need a bit more work. Have a middle rail done, one because the only plywood panel IN the shop was 2” too short, and two, the rail stops saggy shelf syndrome.. Will get glued and screw at the center of the long rails, rebates are for the panels to sit in. Needed to set this machine up.. To mill a small cove detail. Allen wrench to fine adjust the height setting. The other two corners on each leg that show, will get a cove detail̷...

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