Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'sanding'

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The Pallet Mallet

06-18-2016 03:46 PM by ShaunMeighan | 1 comment »

Hi folks! So, having broken my faithful mallet, I set out to make a new one out of some hardwood stretchers that I reclaimed from a pallet. View on YouTube

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Refinishing a Dresser

06-13-2016 10:53 PM by ShaunMeighan | 2 comments »

View on YouTube Hello everyone! As I have declared myself the designated woodworker in my household, I am getting all sorts of home improvement jobs. Today, my parents asked me to refinish the tops of their bedside dressers. I thought I would talk through what I do to refinish things, and maybe you guys could learn something and/or offer some tips! While the main body of the dressers is generally alright, the top surfaces are in rough shape. Glasses of water and cups of coffee...

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DIY Tools | Woodworking #2: A 4 Color Screen Printing Press

06-08-2016 11:19 PM by Humus Workshop | 1 comment »

I made this machine based on plans from, anyway if you note some differences with the plans, it is because after a time working on it, I have made some changes in the dimensions of the parts and some reinforcements to improve the printings on other materials such as wood, for example. This is a really versatile machine to make a lot of screen printing projects with great results, it can works with different materials as papers, fabrics, leather, wood and other porous mate...

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More working with Pine #10: Getting close to the finish line....

06-07-2016 03:07 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Well, got the armrests done.. The square part didn’t ake all that long to chop out. The round hole? Forstner bit. So, when the armrest settles down over the tenon on the top of the front post, the post will get “housed” in the round hole….more places to add glue. I also chopped a mortise in each of the rear posts. Armrest would then slip into that mortise, and onto the tenon. I drilled a through hole through that rear post, in the center of the mor...

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Old-Timey Woodworking #7: Quit sanding! Use these card scraper techniques instead!

05-31-2016 05:48 PM by StumpyNubs | 4 comments »

We taught you how to sharpen them, now see how to use card scrapers to eliminate most, if not all of your sanding work and maybe even save your lungs in the process! ALSO- look for part one, which covered scraper sharpening, in the June issue of Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal. View on YouTube Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal is published monthly. Subscriptions are free.

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Knives, making scales, different rivets, handles

05-25-2016 12:33 PM by dbray45 | 17 comments »

One of the things missing on this site is making knife scales. This is not something I normally do but I bought my wife some knives that required scales and during the process, noticed that we had several knives where the handles looked like crap, were cracked, and even broken. Some of them had really good blades and some were junk (these were tossed). During this process, the knives that I bought from Woodcraft have really nice blades but the rivets were less than desirable, sam...

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The Hand Saw Box!

05-23-2016 08:02 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments » SO, I don’t have a bandsaw, but I really wanted to make a bandsaw box. I have a coping saw, so I decided to try and make o e using that! Enjoy!

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Pipe Making #1: Introduction

05-18-2016 04:03 PM by MadMark | 2 comments »

This is a first draft of what should become a nice illustrated tutorial on making a pair of one piece pipes. The pipe making process is much more complicated and needs a lot of tools to make. Pipe making requires: Table saw Drill press (several bits) Band saw 4” Stationary Belt sander Oscillating Spindle Sander 1” belt sander 8” disc sander ROS sanding @ 120 & 240 Hand sand with sanding sponge At this point the pipe is ready for finishing. ...

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Pens with no Lathe or Drill Press

05-15-2016 02:01 AM by ShogunJimi | 1 comment »

In this You-Tube video, I challenge myself to making a pen kit without a lathe or a drill press. But, let me be honest, I just don’t have those tools. The slim-line pen kits came from Rockler and they were on sale over the holiday season. The wood that was used is Cocobolo. I hope you enjoy this video and make time to be creative. here is the link to the video: –

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Acoustic Instruments #1: Der Glockenspiel ist glockenspieling

05-14-2016 02:50 AM by johnstoneb | 6 comments »

My grandson starts kindergarten this fall and the school he will be going to has a student Marimba band. My daughter asked if I could build a Marimba after looking around and finding pictures of one. I told her I would give it a try. I like the sound and it looks pretty simple to build.I ordered plans for one from They also had a plan on how to make the mallets (commercial mallets start at $50 and rapidly climb into outer space. It was discounted to half price and inclu...

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