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Jointer tips

02-23-2015 01:46 AM by LJackson | 3 comments »

I recently purchased a used Jet six inch cabinet jointer. The last time I used a jointer was decades ago in high school shop class. I don’t know if I have just forgotten, or if I was never taught the proper operation of the jointer. What I do remember, is coming out of high school thinking it was exclusively used for flattening the edge of a board, not also the face. Through investigation, and experimentation, I have come to some ideas on how the jointer is to be set up and used. The...

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Question on clear finishing - Satin and matte finish, are they the same?

02-21-2015 03:24 PM by Alan Hart | 5 comments »

So there is my question. Is a satin finish the same as a matte finish? I made my wife a barn door headboard for Valintines Day (I will post picture when it is up). I made it out of 1×4 lumber and stained it gray to look old. She wants a matte finish, no shine at all, on it. She says a satin finish will have a slight shine to it. I said that satin and matte are the same. I know paint have a matte and it’s a dull look. If it is different, what do I use to put a clear on it that doesn...

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900 x 500mm coffee table.

02-17-2015 04:11 AM by andyboy | 1 comment »

http://youtu.be/6zz0alDuC5k Go on. You might even enjoy it. I love being in my happy place.

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Small Secretary With Tambour Door #8: Base Internals and Assembly

02-15-2015 05:02 AM by Guy Dunlap | 4 comments »

In this video, I make the center divider for the drawers in the base. I also add some kickers for the drawers. After sanding, I glue it up taking special care to line up the inlay on the rails with the legs. As always, I welcome your questions and comments! http://youtu.be/PFsOgxD2R2w

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My First Craft Show

02-14-2015 04:17 PM by sedcokid | 12 comments »

This was my first craft show ever….. I know I am slow and was concerned that nothing would sell. Plus the fact that this was a community garage sale with the typical garage sale stuff and I was the only craft person there. I had a vast array of projects on the table from small bowls to candle holders….from large bowls to jewelry boxes. However to my surprise many people liked what I had and told me I was under priced for the quality. What an encouragement for me, I now want...

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Rowans mallet

02-11-2015 03:04 AM by andyboy | 3 comments »

http://youtu.be/I5IzzWCWMvQ Here is a cool weighted mallet that my mate made and videoed

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Finishing Tips #6: Homemade Blotch Control Instructions

02-07-2015 06:04 AM by pjones46 | 4 comments »

Many people have contacted me concerning the specific mixing instructions to make homemade blotch control and specifics as to its application. So here they are. Mixing instructions Glue size is most commonly made of a watered-down, water-based, PVA adhesive. If you do plan to make your own, try something on the order of 10 parts (or a little less) water to one part Gorilla White Wood Glue. The ratios may vary with species and porosity of the wood. Use: Distilled Water (Can be purc...

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Re-saw with band saw & power feeder

02-05-2015 01:26 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 5 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsLUBKajSzo Have a look I just put together a video about using a cheap power feeder with a band saw to re-saw. Typically for back supports or rockers for my rocking chairs which are bent laminated thus I need a lot, so this helps out with quality, efficiency and safety.

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Another 52 Weeks #6: Tips & Tricks- Personalize It!! Part 2 On the Lathe

02-02-2015 02:07 AM by clieb91 | 0 comments »

Evening All, Going to do something a little different tonight and let the pictures speak. Hope they all make sense. Also please let me know if you like this idea and if I should use it again. In case you have trouble with the pics here is a link to my Flickr Album where I stored copies. How to Transfer Hope you all have a good week in and out of the shop. CtL

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Small Secretary With Tambour Door #6: Turned Legs and Base Joinery

02-01-2015 05:50 AM by Guy Dunlap | 6 comments »

I start out with some 12/4 walnut, and cut 4 legs, making sure I use rift sawn lumber. Using a turning that I made for a template, I turn all 4 legs. Then I start on the joinery. This is traditional mortise and tenon joinery throughout, and I show an easy way to get nice tight fitting tenons. The front bottom rail uses a double tenon while the top uses a dovetail to hold everything together. The most unusual thing in this video is that there a shot where you can almost see me smile! Almost…. ...

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