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I need help in deciding what to build next.

02-19-2011 01:35 AM by GaryK | 57 comments »

I am hoping that some of you can make some suggestions on what I should make next. Whatever I make I will do a blog on how I made it. If it’s really involved, maybe a multi part blog. Well, the house is already full of furniture so I can’t make anything big unless I get rid of something. (Very hard to do since I built most of it.) Here’s what I’m looking for: 1. Something I have never made before. 2. Hopefully something unique.3. Something that will expand my ...

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Grandma's Picture Frame #4: Profiles

02-18-2011 04:44 PM by spunwood | 4 comments »

I have finally finished cutting the frame profiles. I decided to make a bunch of small frames, rather than just one. I really like framing, but boy am I dreading the mitering and glue up! But before getting into the mitering (next blog entry), I wanted to show off some of the profiles. The first two pictures are of the frame I took from the plans on the American Woodworker website. I really enjoyed doing that one. I already tried once on a cove frame I cut, a...

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How I made my Intersected cutting board

02-18-2011 08:54 AM by GaryK | 34 comments »

Here is how I made my Intersected cutting board posted here. There seems to be a lot of interest in this board so here is a blog on how I made it. First of all here’s what I planned on making. It’s the top one. After I got both the circles intersected I liked how it looked with the rounded corners so I just added in the “wedge shapes”at the top and bottom and called it done. I think that it makes it very distinctive also. As one person guessed I ...

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work bench #5: bench top - getting the ends squared up

02-18-2011 01:58 AM by gpastor | 1 comment »

To help get the rough cut end squarded up, i am rubbing pencil lead on to the edge of the squar then slid it over the end across the top too You can see that the high spots have pencil lead (graphite) on them. Sand, than repeat.

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Chess table #1: Chess table, rebuild or not to rebuild?

02-14-2011 06:22 PM by gpastor | 1 comment »

What do you guys think? This is a chess table that I made in high school, 30 years ago. The main parts are made of cherry and the chess top is made from maple and walnut.I spent most of my time in high school in the wood shop with a wonderful teacher Mr. Boettler. Like any good teacher he gave us good instruction and than let us develop the skills on are own. As I look at the piece today I can see many things that I would have done diffintly if I was to build it today. My question is should...

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Grandma's Picture Frame #3: Zero Clearance Take 2: Using a Molding Head on the Table Saw, Safety and Other Thoughts

02-13-2011 05:28 AM by spunwood | 1 comment »

In the last blog entry, the table saw molding cutter fiasco was discussed. After some feedback, and encouragement, and trust that the mishap was partly due to a knot in the wood (WHO PUT THAT THERE!), I went back and reworked the Insert. This time I made it slower, neater, and let the cutter itself remove the kerf by very, VERY slowly raising it while the fence held it down. If you do this, please use a cutter that has both outside edges; otherwise, you may not have created a universal slot f...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #6: Scrollsaw Blade Tension

02-12-2011 07:09 PM by jerrells | 1 comment »

I read alot about blade tension and I kn ow that is a problem I have. Most of what I read talks about the sound of the blade. That sound reasonable. However I just saw a new post that talked about defection as a better method. The comment was the the thickness of the balde would change the sound and as I should always be wearing my hearing aids I could not tell anyway. It seems that this deflection should be a better method. I will be trying this out this afternoon (as it is finally warmer in...

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Assiniiboine Community College Woodworking course #8: Day 2 went well!

02-11-2011 06:37 AM by Mark Shymanski | 2 comments »

Hello Again, Well after a rough day at work I was really looking forward to today’s course…then I had to go back to work! But its okay I still made it to class early! I’m 2 for 2! Today Ryan demonstrated the bandsaw, disk and spindle sanders. Pretty cool, a huge bandsaw. I will have to measure it’s resaw capacity as it looked about 12 or 13 inches but very deep from the blade to the arm and a huge table. After the demo’s we picked our projects and began ...

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Beaver rehab #2: disassembley clean and fix

02-11-2011 03:55 AM by JuniorJoiner | 4 comments »

I haven’t been hitting this restore with my usual vigor. I’ve been dogged by my back issues, so even these smallish tools evoke much morphine use. such is life.here is the drill in it’s new state, no noticeable runout, smooth and quiet. kid stuff, The jointer is another story. This machine was stored in a basement that flooded(often), and hadn’t been so much as dusted off in 11 years. On top of that, once I had it dissasembled and started sanding down the rust, I co...

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Traditional Woodworks #1: Woodworking blog

02-10-2011 09:43 PM by garratti | 2 comments »

Here is the link to my woodworking blog. Don’t forget to look at the archives. There are a couple videos of a window sill I redid, with nothing but planes. traditionalwoodworks.blogspot.com

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