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Paper towel holders and the time they took!

328 days ago by revieck | 0 comments »

http://youtu.be/aRlhNQ3UNsg In this video I show how I build three paper towel holder using a design by Winfried Wondel….and the time it took to complete this simple little prodject!

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finding a new sorce of wood #1: A laugh on me

332 days ago by Jim Earl | 3 comments »

Well I new this wouldn’t last. but it was great as long as it did, What I’m talking about is my wood sorce was a friend of mine worked at a factory that received there inventory with 1/8”, 1/4” and 1/2” plywood, and so he was able to pick up truck loads of it. Believe it or not, it was really nice wood. Beautiful grain, and I coulkd actually fit the pictures to the wood. Would you believe I lost his Phone number I have been trying to get ahoad of him, to get anot...

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New Router Table #1: Getting Started

340 days ago by jeffbranch | 1 comment »

This is a project I built a few months ago. It is a new router table which replaced the antiquated one I had been using – a much needed upgrade for my shop. When I think back to the day I received my first router table, I have to smile because I got it shortly after we moved into our current home – that makes it about 25 years old. I saw it in a Highland Woodworking catalog (then called Highland Hardware) and immediately knew I had to have it; you will see a photo of it below. But t...

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Open Yer Mouth

349 days ago by rhett | 1 comment »

Fitting an iron into a wooden hand plane.

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Yard sale find

353 days ago by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Actually found a few items Actually got some change back from the twenty dollar bill I gave them, a whopping fifty cents back. Didn’t have enough to buy a second plane that was sitting there, but I think that big guy might just work out. saw set was a bit older, but so are most of my handsaws. Block plane base is a Stanley #18 1/4, but the cap iron is even close to it. Now, about that big plane. Says right on the front end that it is a Stanley No. 31. 24” long....

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River Red Gum Coffee Table #2: Levelling table top and making legs

362 days ago by icemanhank | 0 comments »

Hi again, It’s been a while as I have been away but here is my progress on the table. I have levelled the tabletop using a large belt sander and a straight edge, quite a time consuming job but I think the end result was worth the time. Then I hit it with an orbital sander using a few different grades of paper. Here is a pic after the first coat of Weatherfast Polyclear boat varnish, I decided not to fill the many holes as I want it to look as natural as possible. The varnis...

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Just for Fun #5: Chainsaw Carve a Bear How-To

363 days ago by ScottShaeffer | 4 comments »

Dave Sipe is one of the most interesting people I know so I had to share this with all of you! This video is an oldie but it’s one of my favorites! Enjoy!

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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #6: Progress - pictures pending.

373 days ago by Mark Shymanski | 1 comment »

Made some pretty good progress in the shop after I got home this evening. When I have a better network connection I will fill in more details.

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Moving forward with tools in tote!

374 days ago by jjw5858 | 6 comments »

Hello friends! Once again I want to thank you all so much for your comments on my last blog. It was really great to hear from you all again. It was just what I needed to resurrect my soul full of ideas and woodworking spirit. My last project some years ago…lol, well it felt like years ago..lol, was going to be my Country Carving Throne. Well folks because I left that project on the shelf for so long I honestly decided to leave it on hold for for now. A few misfortunes of my mallet bl...

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CC's Book Case #5: The Bowman and The Spearman

374 days ago by SquintyPolock | 1 comment »

On my way home from work, the other day, I passed though Grant Park. “The Bowman and The Spearman” sculptures caught my attention. The sculptor did not make the weapons – you have to imagine them. I was inspired to make a bow. http://chicago-outdoor-sculptures.blogspot.com/2007/09/bowman-and-spearman.html A 1/4” piece of scrap oak and some string made a bow (no doubt, Mestrovic would have been impressed). I used a bunch of clamps and some blocks to keep...

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