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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #22: French polishing

10-02-2015 03:47 PM by Patricelejeune | 7 comments »

All right! Last stretch this week. We will have pro picture next week and I will post them for you guys as well of a video of the mechanism in action. But for now! Lets talk about french polish While finishing the fine sanding I have been pushing forward the pore filling and the polishing of the tray so it could be sent to LA for the leather. Then I started with the pore-filling of the all box. The top first with the pore filling of the outside and inside every other da...

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How To #1: Dovetail Keys

09-26-2015 05:42 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 5 comments »

In this video you can see how I typically make and install dovetail keys. Dovetail keys are used to keep a crack from opening up any more, they also add an artistic touch visually.

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Building For The Wife #8: Quick knot inlay, because the basketballs got bounced

09-26-2015 12:13 AM by fatman51 | 4 comments »

When I was fixing the knot blowouts in yesterday’s project, “Strip veneering kitchen cabinet doors”, I wanted to finish quickly and I made the classic mistake of hurrying. I know better, “fast” should be way lower on a woodworker’s list than quality, and patience. My impatience resulted in these two ugly basketballs. I wanted to keep the knots, but I did two things wrong. I planed where I should have sanded and I did not keep the knots. When I went i...

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Making the Legs

09-24-2015 07:44 PM by Guy Dunlap | 4 comments »

In the first video of this series, I start by making the table legs. They are 3” walnut with a tapered peg at the bottom, and a small turned detail. Thanks to Matt Cremona for the help with the slabs to make them! As always, I welcome your questions and comments! You Tube Link –

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My systainer's story

09-18-2015 05:44 PM by mirock | 2 comments »

Hi friends. In this post I’ve gathered all my systainer’s experience. Idea is not mine, once, I found theme about german school teacher, who had made wooden systainers Their experiense very impressed me and I decide to build my own model. My first systainer was a little imperfect. Here is the video: Then, I made test for strength. ...

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Window Treatments #1: Installing an Ikea window block-out roller blind

09-16-2015 08:15 PM by Joseph Garcia | 0 comments » Item: Tupplur - Block-out roller blind, white Curtain BlindsDetail: 39” x 77”, screws are not includedCost: $20.00Installation: $15.00Total: $35.00 / $38.00 with taxesSetup: 1 Hour – For a custom width installation. Measure the inside width of the window.(For example 33-1/2” wide from inside of the left side to inside right side)Measure from the roller end and mark the rod with a pencil 4...

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Beginners Start Here!!! #3: Cutting/Milling Tools For Beginners On A Low Budget Continued

09-11-2015 10:56 PM by TObenhuber | 0 comments »

If you have started collecting your tools as the funds become available, you might find yourself looking like this more and more. At least I hope you will. It’s really a great experience. Credit to Nick Offerman Woodshop “The Dusty Proprietor” (Photo by Emily Shur) As for continuing down the road of cutting and milling. You will probably inevitably find yourself looking for your work horse. Most likely 1 to 3 horses of raw electrical power to be more accurate. ...

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Build A Krenov Style Cabinet On Stand #3: Build A Krenov Style Cabinet On Stand Pt.3

09-10-2015 11:53 PM by wdwrkr631 | 4 comments »

Hello Everyone,Uploaded part 3 of the Krenov cabinet build. It’s coming along nicely. Here is a link to the video,

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Beginners Start Here!!! #2: Cutting/Milling Tools For Beginners On A Low Budget

09-08-2015 01:47 AM by TObenhuber | 1 comment »

In my last Blog post about Bare Essential Woodworking I described the basic overview of rough cost to get into this hobby for a future woodworker on a Low Budget. Using those steps you should be off to a good start. If you have bought something to cut and cut with you are probably starting to feel like this. Credit to Nick Offerman and his inspirational wood shop. I am going to skip by the Idea/Plan phase of a project. The inspiration for that was well described in the last post but ...

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Hand or Power #3 - Sliding/Housed Dovetials - Power Tool Method

09-03-2015 09:54 PM by Guy Dunlap | 4 comments »

In this video I show how to make a sliding dovetail and a housed sliding dovetail using power tools. After you watch this, take a look at Mitch’s video with the link below. If you have an idea for another round of Hand or Power, please leave a comment below or use #handorpower on Twitter Be sure to watch Mitch’s Hand Tool Version – ( You Tube Link –

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