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Segmented Woodturning: "to boldly go...."

03-24-2011 05:55 PM by poopiekat | 9 comments »

I have been studying segmented turning for a while. I have lots of small pieces of exotic lumber, a really good lathe, and seeking some out-of-the-ordinary projects less frequently seen. It was some You-Tube videos, a 90 yr old turner in North Carolina, who really made me conclude that this was something I could be doing! And so it began, two blocks of 10/4 maple, with a purpleheart filler. Next, some laminated beech, cherry and maple, and a pedestal made of salvaged yew from a neighbors t...

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Finishing Tips #1: Blotch Control (Homemade) Water Base Pre-Stain Conditioner

03-24-2011 07:45 AM by pjones46 | 44 comments »

I have been working on a project in Cherry and before I finished the desks I decided to try out some of the General Finishes Dye stain but on the scrap test pieces the blotching was driving me nuts. I came to this site and tried all the suggestions until I came across the discussion proclaiming that Charles Neil’s pre stain conditioner was the way to go. Bought some, tried it and still had minor blotching but it works well. Watching his video he said it was a water based PVA enhanced produ...

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Dovetail Journey

03-23-2011 05:25 AM by RLindberry | 8 comments »

Well, due to a posting about first dovetails by mikeswoodshop, I decided to (somewhat) chronicle my journey with hand cut dovetails over the last year or so. My first attempts were far worse than anything here, but have been thrown away, so I don’t have pictures. I think the most heinous ones went into the wood stove. I figured that if I could get some heat out of them, they would at least be good for something. It wasn’t until my fifth or sixth joint that it occurred to me ...

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Cutting premixed Shellac

03-21-2011 05:50 PM by pjones46 | 15 comments »

There has been alot of conversation as to how to cut certain lb cut shellac to some other cut. This was taken from Fine Woodworking and I hope that the table shows up corrctly but should it not refer to link: http://www.finewoodworking.com/Materials/MaterialsArticle.aspx?id=28833 Shellac Conversion Ratios To convert remixed shellac to a dilute cut, add the appropriate amount of alcohol, as shown in the chart. For example, to convert a 2-lb. cut to a 1-lb. cut, add 2/3 of 1 part alcoh...

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Progress of a self taught cabinet maker #1: Tools, wood and a great payoff

03-21-2011 05:23 AM by RGtools | 11 comments »

It’s been a great month for tools and progress in my shop. I finally got all my planes hung up on the rack I posted earlier. I’ve had a much better time keeping my tools sharp since. Something about having the tools right in front of me gives my an instant inventory of what I need to do. I moved my saws around to make room for my newest bowsaw a massive rip tooth machine (5 tpi. cut twice as fast as my 5 tpi panel saw). I finally managed to get a hold of the dovetail marker fro...

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How To Make Shop Built Wooden Clamps

03-20-2011 11:56 PM by AlexHarris | 25 comments »

A video showing how to make some really good wooden bar clamps. End your clamp shortage now! Build some clamps which only cost a few pounds to make and could be better than clamps you can buy. These clamps don’t mark the wood or stain from glue.

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How I loaded huge walnut log

03-20-2011 11:56 PM by Built2Last | 9 comments »

Since I built my sawmill a year or so ago, I’ve had one major problem. Getting logs here to mill.I tried using my log arch but, with a 24” diameter log on it, there is no fun at all in pulling it on the highway with a big log, “just a swingin” behind you, held by a couple of straps, on a trailer with no springs. I’ve tried pulling them on the trailer and then pulling them off, but that way tearing up my trailer. My trailer is a 20 footer, abou...

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Everyone needs one of these

03-17-2011 07:31 PM by KnotWright | 3 comments »

Steven White's creation I’m not sure if Steven is a member here or not but he has some amazing things he’s created, this is just one of them. He’s got a very nice website also WWW.StevenWhiteWoodworking.com Enjoy.

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Jewerly box plans

03-17-2011 04:35 AM by Jgb5253 | 5 comments »

Im new to the board here and a new woodworker, was wondering if anybody had any plans for dressers and jewerly boxes. Thanks for your time

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Egg Cup Holder

03-15-2011 06:43 PM by AlexHarris | 4 comments »

A quick video of me making an egg cup holder, enjoy!

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