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Chevalet de Marqueterie #2: Small Beginnings

05-17-2015 08:50 AM by TobiasZA | 6 comments »

As my “Honey-Do” and client projects wind down a little before it really gets cold here in Swellendam, I have at last made a start on my build. A few weeks of regular scrounging at my local tip has yielded some good lumber and adding this to my off cut stack, I think that I have enough lumber to do the job. Buying the hardware kit and plans from ASFM at $500.00 means I would have been into about ZAR6,500.00 before I even made a start. So…..enter “Shipwright” w...

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Card Scraping #1: Finally some success

05-16-2015 01:21 AM by bbasiaga | 9 comments »

I posted a while back in the forums about card scraping. Mainly my interest was driven by the reduction/elimination of sanding from my finishing routine. I bought some card scrapers and a burnisher from Woodcraft, set about sharpening them/creating a burr via several different methods, and met with lots of mixed results. Well, finally I have had some success! Let me thank all of the LJs who responded to my thread and put me on to some very good YouTube videos of different techniques. The...

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It's finally not cold here.

05-09-2015 07:45 AM by emart | 2 comments »

Now that it isn’t 40 degrees and hailing I had more energy to do some work done in the shop today. I tried out a new splitting technique on one of my black locust logs and managed to get about 4 planks from it. I used my skilsaw to cut along the split line so the wood doesnt go haywire as easily. It made 4 hours of torture take 30 minutes instead. These planks will become a table top for some steel legs i nabbed on craigslist. For those that dont live here seattle doesn’t r...

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Cube in a Cube

05-08-2015 01:03 AM by Grumpy | 13 comments »

My Thanks to Dan for the email on this process that is worth sharing.I know this is metalwork but I think it is highly possible to do it with wood.Has anyone done it. I would like to knowThere is a link to the whole process below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuS6HDHc7XE

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Point of View #1: Rocking chair arm sculpting

05-02-2015 05:31 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 5 comments »

I have had the idea to film in POV style for a while now, this is my first attempt. This video is basically pure raw footage, I will expand on this style of filming if there’s interest from my viewers, so please let me know in the comments below. Especially what you would like to see! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wwxQR2_zB8

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veneer versus solid wood

04-29-2015 02:34 AM by boxshop1345 | 2 comments »

Looking for some insight, on veneer finish versus solid. The pro and con’s to them, and some helpful techniques. Never used veneer and looking to experiment with it soon.

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Tabletop Wood Movement Explained (animation)

04-19-2015 07:57 PM by Patrick | 2 comments »

I’m unable to work in my shop right now cause it’s packed up for a move, so I decided to make an animated presentation to briefly describe wood movement on a table top. Watch the video here.

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NEW TOOL! sort of

04-09-2015 03:26 PM by Lazy_K | 1 comment »

hi all ; new tool! The Idea for this I have thanks to St Thomas’ Guild (http://thomasguild.blogspot.nl/) I got this idea from their blog a long time ago and I have had this in the back burner of my mind for awhile, and it stayed there until I needed it. So, i’m going to an event called Noisemakers in two weeks and need more tuning pegs. I used to buy good cheep ebony tuners for $0.25 each, now they are $3.60 each.So whittling!whittling tuning pegs is not exactly a “safe...

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Around the Shop #7: Practice Moldings with my Stanley #55

04-08-2015 03:28 PM by Mosquito | 9 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2ysB0kKuNM I’ve already posted this video on the Hand Plane and State of the Shop threads, but thought I’d preserve it this blog series as well. I’m using my Stanley #55 for the first time (Technically the 2nd time, as I did a practice with this iron before I shot this video). It was relatively easy, and this was one of the more complex irons. It uses all 3 skates, and 1 fence.

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Making a table leg with a curved foot

04-07-2015 01:20 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

How I made some legs that have a curved foot for a set of tables I’m working on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tByYIauTXj8

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