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My "Bucket List" #10: Segment Four Part One- I am gonna tease you with this.

06-05-2011 05:03 PM by therookie | 2 comments »

When I first started my bucket list, I had planned on making a cabinet based work bench well every good plan gets changed at least once throughout the process of planning. When I say that it gets changed boy oh boy do I mean it. The first issue that I noticed with my original design that I drew up of the bench was the overall cost of the bench. For a 6 foot bench, it would have cost me over $1500 just to get the materials to get started. So Now I go into the changes I made. 1. The wood:...

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Adjustable Height Rolling Outfeed Cabinet #1: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

06-02-2011 08:53 AM by newTim | 3 comments »

But the past I am condemned to repeat is the creation of a new design that I have never done before, am not certain of the existence or availability of key materials and hardware, and possess the barest notion of what it is I want the thing to do. Welcome to my world. I knew I wanted a sturdy outfeed table atop a cabinet that would provide much needed storage in my small shop and would provide another work surface. If that were the extent of my desires I’d have whipped it out in n...

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Playing Around with Carving #1: Getting Rolling

06-01-2011 02:11 AM by WayneC | 19 comments »

I had been thinking about playing with carving for a while. I did some exploring in a forum post and decided it would be better to continue the discussion in a blog format. This way I can track my progress. The original post that got this started is located here. There is lots of good information in the forum post on safety and carving resources. I’ve decided to start with chip carving for several reasons. First, I am currently temorarly stuck in a wheel chair/walker due to a fal...

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Making a frame for a pair of ca.1900 J.B. OWENS scarab tiles #6: Patinated Green Scarab tile Mahogany Leather Brass Nails photo blog

05-29-2011 07:03 AM by Dan'um Style | 8 comments »

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Changing surface planer/buzzer knives

05-26-2011 09:19 PM by andyboy | 1 comment »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_g6lHi9vSc This is how i change the knives on the machine I operate. There shouldn’t be too much difference between our 400mm and setting a 150mm.Hope it helps.

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Staining Comercial Wood Putty?

05-18-2011 07:25 PM by Roz | 19 comments »

Can anyone tell me how to get a good staining on a commercially available wood putty like Elmers? Several years ago I stopped using and substituted a glue and sawdust mixture on any projects where the repair would show and appearance mattered. Appearance almost always matters on my project, if only to me. I recently found myself using the commercially made putty while refinishing a floor and as normal, it stood out and would not accept enough color to allow for a match. I am not happy...

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Homemade Blacksmiths Forge

05-18-2011 03:53 PM by AlexHarris | 20 comments »

Hey not exactly woodwork but I do hope to use this in the future to make some really nice handles for some projects and other trim pieces. (hope this is OK) Really just an update on something else I have been doing and the construction of a forge, although I have improved it a little since. Hope you enjoy!

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Alternative to Electric Branding Irons

05-14-2011 05:24 PM by LewH | 2 comments »

I’ve been thinking about getting a custom branding iron to mark my projects for “posterity”, but frankly the relatively high cost has been a hurdle. Today I came across an alternative method using a chemical solution of ammonium chloride and heat to create a similar effect. I haven’t tried it yet but when I do I will blog more about the results. Here are the links with more information:http://www.howtogeek.com/news/create-custom-detailed-wood-burning-patterns-wi...

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Segmented bowl sanding jig #1: Help with disc sanding jig

05-13-2011 07:40 AM by kapanen | 7 comments »

Recently I have dabbled in making segmented bowls. I have had a few successes, but have realized that I won’t be able to reach my desired potential without getting higher detailed pieces. All this means more pieces per bowl, with more intricacies, which means more precise angles etc. I purchased the masters book via kindle, “The Art of Segmented Wood Turning”, by Malcolm Tibbetts. Being over anxious in learning the secrets and coupling this with the cheaper price has c...

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The Maloof Library Series #7: Not for the timid...Maloof inspired Music Stand

05-12-2011 05:58 AM by ScottMorrison | 6 comments »

A while back, I posted some pictures of the most difficult project I had ever attempted…the Maloof Music Stand. Much to my surprise, quite a few woodworkers have expressed an interest in tackling this thing, so I have finally put together templates and a detailed instruction booklet for anyone who thinks they’re up for the challenge. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. ;) You can have a look Here Enjoy! Scott Morrisonhttp://www.finewoodworker.com

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