Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'skill'

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Blogging instead of Woodworking #30: What the Wax Does

10-12-2016 03:14 AM by Douglas | 2 comments »

I just posted a new blog post about why one would use paste wax, lear or colored, on a project. A few good A-B photos. Take a look and let me know what you think, and whether or not you like to use paste wax.

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Woodworkers in NE Ohio #8: - We are over 340 members now !

10-09-2016 04:50 PM by DrDrewInOhio | 1 comment »

If you are in or near NE Ohio, come out of the virtual world and join us! We are a Woodworking MeetUp Group that is dedicated to promoting the Art of woodworking. Search for Woodworking Groups on… and see what we do.

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Restoring Carving Tools #1: New Life For Abused Carving Tools

10-08-2016 06:14 PM by Druid | 9 comments »

I recently unpacked a set of 6 small carving tools (no maker’s marks) that I had purchased at a carving show several years ago. These poor little tools had obviously been abused, but I figured that they could be brought back to life with a little care and patience. I really would have had difficulty cutting my finger with them. Here’s what they looked like, complete with fairly coarse grinder marks. So, the time came to work on these, and all it took was 3 steps.1. I did a fairly ...

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Octave Mandolin #3: Bending the sides

09-11-2016 03:26 AM by Gbluee | 3 comments »

This is a follow up video on the last one where I was building the mold for this instrument. In this video i’m bending the sides…!!

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Instruments #1: Archtop Guitar

08-28-2016 06:17 PM by RonPeters | 6 comments »

Looks as if I can’t make furniture like the rest of you folks… I’m forever stuck making instruments… This guitar took me two years to make partly because I started from scratch. No molds or jigs so I had to make them. I got the bug to try an archtop because 1. play guitar, 2. always wanted one, 3. it costs a lot less to just go out an buy one ready made. Here’s the process beginning to the end. Layout Transfer to wood blank At...

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Shop stuff #55: A couple of very short videos

08-28-2016 02:32 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

I am taking today to do some editing. Long past due. I figured I would start with a couple of short ones from the Doc’s Little Docs series of quick tips. Not much to say except I hope you enjoy them. Now, back to editing. View on YouTube View on YouTube

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Small workshop struggles with clutter; taking shortcuts

08-24-2016 04:21 AM by WoodworkinPROGRESS | 1 comment »

The past couple years ive developed a passion for woodworking. its my time where i can get so focused on my projects and completely block out anything the world is throwing at me at any given time. I guess you can say the craft itself is basically my therapist, only if i were to substitute a real therapist id probably save about 10x the money that i do on tools, but they are beginning to get to the point where they are starting to pay themselves off. In my opinion where the true passion for ...

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Skill Building #2: Learning More of the Things!!!

08-22-2016 10:08 PM by CraftyCantrell | 3 comments »

I’ve switched to a largely video format, as it’s easier to hit record at the beginning of a process, hit stop at the end, and then edit out the unusable bits. This week I undertook Lesson 1: Assignment 6: Tongue and Groove Joint Here is the video: Link included above, as I’m not sure that the video is loading correctly here. And you can read my full write-up on my regular blog

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Chain saw milling....I hope...LOL! #2: CHAINSAW MILL MADNESS!!!!!

08-22-2016 02:29 AM by DocSavage45 | 14 comments »

Chainsaw Mill Madness (Blog) This was written in 2015 and I intended to post it, but time gets away. I’m posting this in memory of a fellow Lumberjock who’s avatar was “Dallas.” His work is still here although he passed away in late fall /early winter. He and I shared a crazy idea, but he made it work for him. Using a 50 cc Poulan ProChainsaw on a Panther Pro Alaskan chainsaw mill. This is my story of Murphy,Dallas, and ignorant me. Hey lumberjock’s! Some of you may have no...

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Relief Carving 1st Project: Eagles Head #1: Inspiration

08-12-2016 04:20 PM by edwood1975 | 0 comments »

So I was watching Rough Cut and Tommy Mac was building a blanket chest and it had a beautiful carved pattern on it and that was all the inspiration I need to start on this road. As well my body is feeling old of late and I just want to do something small and craftsy and not be hauling big ass 4×8 plywood sheet all over the place.

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