Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'skill'

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Quick Tips #1: Using Both Sides of a Bit at a Router Table

06-19-2015 05:43 PM by Matthew Morris | 4 comments »

Did you know you could use both sides of a bit at the router table? In this quick tip I show you how. Watch this on YouTube here: Want to know more?Visit the website http://www.mmwoodstudio.comFollow the shop on Instagram us on Facebook to my YouTube Channel:

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The USA is only one of three countries which don't approve of metrication

06-18-2015 02:05 PM by Don Butler | 25 comments »

Metrication, or metrification, if you will, is now in use all over the world with only three holdouts. They are Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and Liberia and the United States.As far back as the 1800s metric standards were considered as the basis for a worldwide standard.SI as it is known (short for Le Système International d’Unités) is actually being practiced by many manufacturers and service companies in the US. and metric measures are now recognized in the common market place. A...

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Weekly Shop Update #5: Dog Bowl Stand, Hanging Tool Cabinet, Guest Build & More

06-15-2015 10:28 PM by wdwrkr631 | 2 comments »

Hello Everyone,New shop update video now on YouTube. This episode we talk about the dog bowl stand, the hanging tool cabinet build, Our guest build in September & more. Here is a link to the video. Check it out.

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Not always wood #1: PVC Pipe Stool with some woodworking.

06-13-2015 11:38 PM by Nighthawk | 0 comments »

PVC Pipe Stool with some woodworking. Even though my Youtube channel is known as ‘Wacky Wood Works’ the first line on my about page reads, “Making simple projects with wood, plastic, metal, fabric, cardboard & anything else. Simply making stuff. Most projects are made purely off the cuff and only have a general idea how it will turn out.” So basically just generally making stuff. Although wood will be my most co...

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Hand or Power #1 - Squaring Rough Lumber - Pros, Cons and Tips for Each Method

06-13-2015 11:15 AM by Guy Dunlap | 3 comments »

In this show, Mitch and I discuss the pros and cons of both the hand tool and power tool method for squaring a board from rough lumber. Power Tool Method – Tool Method – As always, I welcome your comments and questions!

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Hand or Power #1 - Squaring Rough Lumber - Power Tool Method

06-11-2015 02:14 AM by Guy Dunlap | 6 comments »

In this video I show to take a gnarly piece of walnut and get square 4 sides (s4s), the starting point for any woodworking project. After you watch this, take a look at Mitch’s video with the link above. In a few days, we will be releasing another video that talks about the pro’s and cons of each method along with some tips and tricks. If you have an idea for another round of Hand or Power, please leave a comment below or use #handorpower on Twitter Mitch’s Hand Too...

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Dog Bowl Stand Build

06-11-2015 12:48 AM by wdwrkr631 | 1 comment »

Hello Everyone,Just put a new video up on YouTube. In this video we use cutoffs from past projects to build a really cool dog bowl stand with turned legs. As the video will show I’m not the best with a lathe but I got the job done with no catches.Here is a link to watch the video. Thanks for watching!

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Hide Glue #8: Video on Hide Glue reversibility

06-04-2015 02:15 AM by Patricelejeune | 6 comments »

We just published a new video on the reversibility of the animal glues and specifically hide glue through a presentation and 2 projects. I hope you enjoy those and it answers some of the questions we receive often regarding the understanding of reversibility. Of course Old Brown Glue has the same property.

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Timber framing #1: Laying out a simple curve

06-01-2015 02:00 AM by Catlike | 0 comments »

I downloaded a free set of plans for timber-framed sawhorses from Timberframe Headquarters. The plans call for a curved cut-out on the bottom side of each base piece. I was thinking it was too much trouble to lay out and cut these, but I remembered some how-to from the boat-building books I read last year, and I decided I wanted to try laying out and fairing a curve. First, I used a sector, story sticks, and my L-square to find and mark the middle of the base. The sector saved me from h...

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Beginner Plane Restoration #1: Why I decided to do this, and my initial impressions of the plane

05-28-2015 06:11 AM by bbasiaga | 6 comments »

I recently came up with a project idea that will benefit from the use of a hand plane. Unfortunately, I don’t have one! After hours of research on old threads here, and soliciting some great feedback on a thread of my own, I had all but decided to buy a Veritas #3 low angle smoother. Then, my wife’s job situation became quite unstable. While we are working that out, I thought I could spend a small amount of money and give a restoration a try. I have the time (projects on ho...

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