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How to mortise a long rail.

3 days ago by Julian | 1 comment »

I am in the process of building another side gate for the house. I had two rails that were 55” long.Too long to fit in the mortising jig which I normally clamp to the workbench. I needed to raise the mortising jig approximately 9”. Instead of building something which would have taken more time and material; I looked around the garage and noticed the bottom drawer of my router cabinet was the size I needed. After emptying the drawer and removing the false front, it ...

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How to Make a Caducues #2: How to make the "Snake"

4 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

How to make the Snake />Step 2) find your self a piece of wood that looks like a “Snake” lol, a) if you can not find one, then find a piece of “green” wood/ vineb) you can strip the bark or not, but it maybe a little stringy with “green” woodc) once you fished that, while it is still “green” take it and wrap it around your Staff/ Caduceusd) you can use sting/ hemp/etc. an {leave on if you like} to tie it down to the Staff/ Caduceus,e) let the &#...

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How to Make a Caducues #1: The Stage #1

4 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

How to make a Caduceus:Step 1) find your self a Staff/ any species of wood, like the one in the photograph, does not have to be strait2) You can carve anything/ or not if you wish on the staff3) You can stain/ not, poly/ not, paint/ not if you wishyou can even wood burn if you wishjust let you imagination go Wild!4) see next step #2 Lastly find out what a Caduceus represents/ meaning

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How to Make a Wooden Straight Edge for Woodworking

10 days ago by WoodAndShop | 5 comments »

In the above video I show a simple tutorial on how to make a wooden straight edge for traditional woodworking. A straight edge is an essential measuring tool used when flattening & straightening your boards, and a perfect beginner’s project to hone your traditional hand tool woodworking skills! WOODEN STRAIGHT EDGE vs. METAL STRAIGHT EDGE Why would traditional woodworkers want to use a wooden straight edge when they can purchase precision-ground metal straight edge...

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Making Liquid (cold) Hide Glue

10 days ago by stefang | 26 comments »

While planning my first veneer marquetry experience I was a little worried about using hot hide glue to fasten the marquetry to the box sides of my project. I worried that the glue would cool too quickly before I could get it into the veneer press. I had read an article here about making your own liquid hide glue that could be used at room temperature and which had a very long open time. Realizing that this would eliminate any risk of the glue setting up too quickly before pressing I decid...

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The Board, Pt. ll

11 days ago by Gene Howe | 21 comments »

Well, after two power outages that caused the loss of the last two attempts, I think I’ve got this “save” thing down. We left off last time with a admonition to make a detailed plan of the proposed final project for which the board we are about to make will be used. The next step is to select the lumber with which to make the board. This is a major step. First the species is to be determined. MDF is out! As is plywood. Rose wood is nice and so is bird’s eye maple...

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Craftsman Lathe Reeves Drive Repair #1: Freeing up the Reeves Drive on a Craftsman lathe

20 days ago by Jim Jakosh | 11 comments »

My Craftsman lathe would not change speeds so I had to stop and fix it today and I’d thought I’d share the process in case someone else has this problem. This is my second Craftsman 15×38 wood lathe and they both have had this problem. This time the the lathe would not slow down. When I tried to crank it down, it just lost drive power. It has a Reeves Drive in it with an upper and lower sheave. The lower one is opened and closed with a crank and lever inside and the top sheav...

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Need help! table saw finger joints, large panel size

23 days ago by cdnstudentwoodworker | 1 comment »

Hello ,during the school year i created and made a box joint jig work. The downfall being it used a deepthroated bar clams as its mirco adjust clamping the jig fence to my miter gauge. Now im bulding a tool box and need do to a finger jointed side , i have no clamps large enough and have seen no clamps large enough to accomdate in the same fashion , the panel is 11×14x1/2”. the 14 inch width is the one recieving 1/4” finger joints. Anyway im looking for any help or ideas on h...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #6: Design Opportunities

24 days ago by Gary Rogowski | 3 comments »

A Mastery student of mine came through town to visit. Over 10 years ago he studied with me and he’s building still. Not as much as he’d like but it’s a tough game this woodworking world. Not everyone understands how much time it takes and how much skill. Nor do most people appreciate how long it takes to develop that skill. This isn’t a new hobby for folks that they get good at in a couple of weekends. It takes work. It takes dedication, commitment, practice. I have always found it interes...

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Tip: Directing Shavings and Dust

24 days ago by DeLayne Peck | 7 comments »

I have enjoyed lathe work for years. And, for some reason, getting completely covered with saw dust was a woodworking badge of honor. Not to mention the look of horror on my wife’s face when I tried to get back into the house. Then, I ruined the whole gig:. I aimed a small fan on a low setting at my lathe project. Shavings and dust are blown down range away from me, pile up neatly, and are easily vacuumed up. The same dumb trick probably works with other messy operations &#...

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