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60th New England Home Show #7: Pen Turning with North Bennet Street School Student Mark Ferioli - Part 2 of 2

03-03-2010 06:18 AM by David | 6 comments »

Mark is a Cabinet and Furniture Making student at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. He had furniture on display at the 60th New England Home Show in Boston. Mark was one of a number of NBSS students that were featured in a booth hosted by NBSS alumni Thomas J. MacDonald from Thomas J. MacDonald Fine Woodworking and The 207 Woodworking Community. Mark also put on an excellent pen turning demonstration which he kindly allowed me to video. I am sure you will agree he is a dynamic a...

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Episode 56 shoe rack part 3

03-03-2010 01:54 AM by kosta | 1 comment »

In this episode I sand all the parts of the shoe rack to 120 then 150. Then I stain all the parts with a english chestnut/ sedona red mix. Then I had sand all the parts 220.

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Sanders

02-28-2010 06:58 AM by kosta | 3 comments »

Yo whats up everybody I wanted to do a blog post on sanders because I have gotten a lot of questions about them. There are basically 3 sizes of sanders hand sanders, benchtop sanders, and stationary sanders. Hand sanders include palm sanders, random orbit sanders or ROS, detail sanders, and belt sanders. Palm sanders vibrate back and forth and you can get in corners with them because the bottom of the sander is a square shape. Random orbit sanders spin and vibrate and you get a really polishe...

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Old School Mortised in Butt Hinge #4: The Montage: part two the Fixing

02-27-2010 06:05 PM by Waldschrat | 2 comments »

Door fits, hinges ready, so far we’re smiling! everything 5 by 5 Now, we just have to fix those hinges. Yes, now accuracy is of greatest importance. This is the time where we have one shot (again!). So we have to insert the hinges again and turn the door on its face (the outside) so we are looking at the rebate side. We then using a pencil make a mark on the back side how far the hinges need to be, take the hinge out and line up the mark with the edge of the frame (inside). ...

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Old School Mortised in Butt Hinge #3: The Montage: part one the Fitting

02-27-2010 04:59 PM by Waldschrat | 5 comments »

The Montage, (building in and mounting for those who are curious what “Montage” means) of a butt hinge door. I like to use the word Montage, because it comes off the lips easier and is a great general term used to describe, all “on site” work, mounting, fixing, cleaning up , whatever necessary to complete the build in. Just a personal thing probably… anyway, this is about mouting in, aligning and fixing the door with a butt hinge. In the last blog we covered...

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Tool Life Episode 22

02-27-2010 01:38 AM by kosta | 0 comments »

In this episode I talk about the shoe rack that I am working on. Then I talk about sanding.

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Mahogany Kitchen Stool Project #5: Laminating Seat Back and Back Rest

02-27-2010 01:03 AM by sras | 7 comments »

Once I have my strips sanded to thickness, I can cut them and get the five pieces I need for gluing. I have enough material for six so I’ll have a strip left over. There are a couple of cases where I ended up with damage on part of a strip and that sixth piece was nice to have. First, I sort my six long strips and find which end I want to have in the final part. I look for color, grain direction and any character that I might want to have on the outer faces. Then I mark for cutting. ...

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The All New LongworthSteve Chuck, or SteveWorth Chuck

02-23-2010 07:37 PM by jockmike2 | 14 comments »

SteveMI made me a guinea pig for a project he made of a Longworth Chuck. Gladly I accepted. It was a beautiful model and worked great, one thing I improved on for my own turning was to make the bumpers longer because I usually turn bigger bowls. He had used rubber cane bumbers with an inner core of oak which worked very good, but my design served my needs better. In our communication he told me he is selling these and making a 16 inch larger model, mine is an 11 and 1/4 inch model. It really ...

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How To Get Precision

02-23-2010 02:31 AM by NBeener | 6 comments »

I found this article, the other day, and keep coming back to it—both literally and in my mind. Figured I’d share it. I plan to keep all of this in mind as I begin my 2nd night stand…. Maybe others have similar suggestions for increasing precision…. — How to get Precisionby Bob Smalser — Make a story stick for each project. Record the measurements of L, W, H and internals on one, unchanging stick. Your project stock should be kept on a...

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Old School Mortised in Butt Hinge #2: The Mortising

02-21-2010 07:45 PM by Waldschrat | 19 comments »

So, where did I leave off? Oh yeah, we just finished laying out where the butt hing is going to be mortised in. Now we need to do the actual mortising. This can actually be fun! well as long as the mortising chisel is sharp and nothing goes wrong, for example mortising in the wrong spot, or crooked or cracking the door frame. Which brings me to my next point. We need to put a clamp on the area we are going to be working on, or else our beautiful, perfectly fitting, emaculately joined d...

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