Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'skill'

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Shop Updates #7: finishing booth - table

12-27-2008 05:26 AM by teenagewoodworker | 13 comments »

well i have alot of finishing stuff. i am also getting a lot into the spraying so the chance arose to get my own little finishing booth in the corner of my attic right near 2 windows so of course i jumped on the opertunity. just to give you a perspective. after i cleaned out my finishing cabinet here was my stuff. and my table saw is 4 foot 3 inches by 27 inches so this is where i will cover the construction of the table. its not fine woodworking but my woodworking passion really c...

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cabinet scraper

12-17-2008 12:05 AM by AaronK | 8 comments »

this thing has to be the most ridiculously counter-intuitive tool ever. it’s like, the exact opposite of everything I’ve encountered so far, hand or power. when I first brought it out a few days ago, I did everything wrong: -burnished with too much pressure-for too long-at too steep an angle-used too much pressure on the wood-at too steep an angle and it gave understandably awful results. i figured, it’s sort of like a bench plane, so i’ll crank up the pressure, ...

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Nashville WoodWorking show

12-13-2008 06:42 AM by lazyfiremaninTN | 3 comments »

I heard that the Woodworking show was coming to Nashville for the first time in several years I got kinda misty-eyed. I was able to travel with my wife and son to West Virginia to see Greg3G and we went to the Chantilly, VA Woodworking show last March and we had a great time. I have quietly been saving my change, putting 1 dollar here, 5 dollars there back since I found out the show was coming. I planed to go tomorrow, but a friend at work called in a favor, so I have to work a double this...

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Carpe Mens Mentis #2: Learning More About Sketchup

12-12-2008 12:51 AM by ChrisCook | 5 comments »

With a lot of help from DaveR, I have started to learn a little bit about using sketchup. After finishing my fence layout in sketchup I decided to try my hand at designing a little rover robot. This was a much more challenging project than my previous one. It was a fun experience, and I plan to start getting more complex in my designs as I am slowly learning how to create my Army of digital minions! Har Har Har! This little one is a roving video bot. The two antennas on the back are for co...

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Furniture School #1: The enrolment

12-08-2008 01:56 AM by TraumaJacques | 4 comments »

Well I enrolled in a 10 week furniture making course here in Mississauga. It is offered through the Living Arts Center by Matthew Agostinis. The first class is on April 22nd and will run until June. I will post the progress I make on the yet to be determine project I will be working on. I would like to hear from anyone who has taken this the course or heard of Matthew his link is attached ”:

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My Myspace Page is ready for you WoodChopperoos!

12-07-2008 06:09 PM by bigchopperoo | 2 comments »

I know you guys are excited... giver' a visit on those internets! Highly recommended by”Chad Stanton is the guy that you see in the videos from You should check out his myspace page. Its funny.” Sign up for to be my friend. I Love this place!!!!Keep those emails a-comin’. You guys are the best!!! Many “pickles” on the horizon! Peace out.

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Lazy Susan

12-05-2008 05:01 AM by Grumpy | 15 comments »

This project had more hickups than an old drunk in the park but thanks to three of my buddies who gave some excellent advice I was able to straighten (I do mean straighten) things out. Our Kitchen table is an 8 seater. Reaching items in the middle was a bit of a nuisance unless you stood up. A lazy Susan was the answer, but what size?.I drew the whole thing on sketchup but that did not give a satisfactory idea of proportion. I then cut two 8mm (5/16”) plywood templates, a 500mm & 60...

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Spraying a finish- stain

12-01-2008 06:49 AM by James Lango | 9 comments »

Can anyone give me advice on spraying on stain.Every project I ever built was always hand stained. Now i hear/read more and more about spaying stain on. It seems to have its advantages, even coat, and less time consuming. From what i read, I would spray a stain on then rub off the excess. Can someone share their ideas or tips with me? I have a small (1/2 quart) spray gun and compressor- used for auto paint. Can i use that? If so- is HIGH pressure OK to spray stain? OR do i have to go ...

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Grand Daughters Crib #10: The build is finally done!

11-28-2008 02:45 AM by Les Hastings | 18 comments »

Addison is already here as most of you already know ( and doing just fine). I’ve been really busy since we returned home from Addison arrival trying to get the crib finished up. I actually finished it up the weekend after we got back, but I’ve to busy to get things posted. The changing table is in finish right now and I’ve been busy with that to. They came up this weekend for the holidays and are going to take the changing table back with them to Texas. Then when finish is ...

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Neil Lamens interviews famed marquetuer Silas Kopf

11-13-2008 07:44 AM by David | 7 comments »

This entry is a quick heads up regarding another great video interview by Neil Lamens. Neil & Gigi recently went on a road trip to East Hampton, MA to visit the famed marquetuer Silas Kopf. During the video interview, Silas made of a tulip that Neil “wove” in and out of the discussion. Silas took Neil on a shop tour and introduced us right hand and cabinetmaker Tom Coughlin. While discussing a current cabinet in production, Neil and Silas talk about traveling to visit hi...

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