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I am starting a New Revolution #1: What do I mean?

03-05-2011 05:15 AM by therookie | 3 comments »

Has anyone else out there notice that you can look at almost all of the projects on this website and see that you can find to plans in a book some where? Well I know that I can at least, that is why I am “reinventing the wheel” so to speak. Right now I am designing a rocking chair. Now this is not going to be a brand new design but it will be different and I will be referencing off of the designs of Sam Maloof and the shaker and windsor period chairs. So I would like to know if an...

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Life happenings #1: What a load

08-04-2016 02:02 PM by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

Making use of things other people have no use for. There is a sawmill about an hour away from me. It is run by some Mennonites and they work hard making harvesting and milling logs into what we are all here for. Beautiful boards and timbers with which we use to make our projects. But there is a lot of the tree that is just not useful for sale for this purpose. What to do with the waste? Well in this instance, I heat my home with it. All the slab wood and off cuts are offered up for s...

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Gaming Table Marquetry #1: Re-creating Gaming Table using Pewter, Brass and Faux Tortoiseshell

11-02-2016 11:54 PM by smokey56 | 3 comments »

In this first issue of a series of re-creating a gaming table will begin with collecting the materials and the research on putting the project together. Below is the table housed presently in a German museum Schloss Anholt near The Netherlands/German border. There were some difficulties in getting accurate measurements and specific designs, so my wife, Ronelle, and I “had” to go over there to see and embrace the table. The curator and the staff there were very permissive in mea...

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Checkerboard Project #5: Custom Carved Checkers Completed!

12-05-2012 04:23 AM by Retsof | 3 comments »

After several hours of carving with my Dremel tool over the last two days, I completed the custom checkers for this project. This was my first attempt at wood carving and with 48 sides to carve, it was a bit tedious, but not too difficult. My skills improved a good deal by day two and I took some extra time to go back over the first day’s checkers and make sure they were all pretty consistent. I took some video of the carving process to post as a separate blog entry once I have...

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Junior Cert Woodwork Project #6: Finished

05-03-2013 12:20 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 3 comments »

Well here it is my finished junior cert project, i have to say although it isnt perfect for my first cabinet im extremely happy with it, i love the boiled linseed oil and beeswax finish on the cabinet, there is only one annoying thing because this cabinet has to be examined for my junior cert i dont get it back until the results are out which is in september, but when i do get it back i will be posting a video. heres some pics tho:

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Southwest end tables #5: Started the second table.

09-20-2013 01:18 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 3 comments »

Howdy, I thought I’d be a little more detailed about my Southwest tables with this blog. Lessons learned, Lessons still learning. Yep. You might find it handy. What I don’t have is a thickness planner, a workbench or a joiner. Great fun huh? Here is the first one in progress. Still haven’t added shellac up to this point. For starters, I built up a good sturdy substrate. I used 1, 2 foot by 4 foot piece of birch 1/2 inch plywood from Home Depot. I think it came ...

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Hope Chest #1: Hope Chest

04-22-2009 07:22 PM by ManofStone | 3 comments »

Hello everyone, I am a beginner in woodworking. I have made a couple of mantle clocks courtesy of a Wood Craft class. I am now attempting to make a Hope Chest for my daughter’s 16th birthday. The exterior is cedar and the base is Paduak(sp?). I made plugs of Paduak to cover the screws. To gain some weight and solidity I placed a piece of 3/4” plywood at the bottom. The interior is covered in aromatic cedar. I am now trying to find a good finish for it. I have experimented with ...

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Splines vs Biscuit Joiner #6: Quick drawer question for the more experienced!

08-29-2010 03:07 AM by RonPeters | 3 comments »

Ok, so I’ve changed the design of the drawers a bit on my bench cabinet. I decided that instead of sliding on wood rails – per the plan – that it would be much better to use side mount ball bearing sliders. The plan calls for 19-3/4” deep (carcass is 20” deep) but they don’t make 19” sliders. I got 18”s. The width of the drawer is 23” (I know, I’ve read that they shouldn’t be wider than the slider, oh well…) Depth o...

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For beginners only

03-05-2011 10:52 PM by sawblade1 | 3 comments »

After seeing a lot of beginner woodworkers Joining and asking questions I found a website by fine woodworking called start woodworking.com Here is the link BTW you seasoned ones like me can look to :) http://www.startwoodworking.com/

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Starting Upper Cut Woodworks #4: Dedicating time to Woodworking

01-06-2010 09:15 AM by Matt (Upper Cut) | 3 comments »

I’m not sure this post will paste in correctly. Feel free to read the blog on my site. One of the the things I’ve been figuring out is how to dedicate time to Upper Cut on a consistent basis. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a rewarding but demanding full-time job and a wonderful family that I like to spend time with. Even without a business, woodworking is something I enjoy, so I definitely want to set aside the time for it. So how do I make sure I dedicate enough time to the busine...

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