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Across the Bench from Charles #2: Devil's in the details

06-18-2018 03:30 AM by Monte Pittman | 14 comments »

Many things that I will probably cover are things that Charles has covered in videos on YouTube and his site. Always remember that he loves answering questions from folks and you can email him directly with them. So when I came, I wanted to dive in and learn how he does various things. So I bought a bunch of wood to build some simple projects to practice with. Boxes I always consider a good choice. You should always focus on every aspect of every project, but small projects like boxes emph...

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Across the Bench from Charles #1: The beginning

06-11-2018 01:26 AM by Monte Pittman | 25 comments »

Most don’t know that I shut down everything in the Black Hills of South Dakota and moved 1650 east to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. About last Christmas I told my wife that it was time to do something else. There’s probably a dozen or more personal reasons for us leaving SD. Those are too lengthy and family stuff to get into. However, there were mainly a few professional reasons for the move that really forced the issue. The hospital where I worked for 38 years is currentl...

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Building a Japanese Bamboo Inspired Box with walnut and cherry accents

06-09-2018 04:49 PM by BenhamDesign | 0 comments »

This is an updated post to my building a box from scrap wood with more in depth description and an updated video with voice over instruction. You can watch the video or read about it Build Recap I have a set of plans complete with templets for the legs and handles on my website if you are interested in building one I have a fair amount of scrap wood lying around the shop so I’m going to batch out several of these boxes Once I had all the material gathered up I decided to us...

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How to stain figured maple with leather dye

06-09-2018 12:53 AM by Tomy Hovington | 3 comments »

Project Update .. In this video i’m showing how I use leather dye to pop the figured Maple grain…https://youtu.be/K8K3Z2WiEjA

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Shop stuff #125: Roubo build Part 1B

06-04-2018 11:10 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

The second part of a video I re edited and shortened for easier viewing. The first one, and the original long version are still on my channel. Here I do some of the rough milling on the ash slabs for my Roubo bench top. View on YouTube

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Preparing the Mandola for stains and finishing.

06-03-2018 03:43 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

Progress Update! This was a lot of sanding but now the Mandola is ready for the finishing stages…https://youtu.be/iuklovlP4rk

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Voicing the Mandola

06-03-2018 03:39 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

Here is a tutorial on how to voice the apertures of a string instrument…https://youtu.be/qflcCRI4LDQ

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Great Companies to Deal With #1: CraftsmanHardware.com

06-02-2018 05:38 PM by Jerry | 4 comments »

CraftsmanHardware.com is a Customer Service Hero. Far too many times I’ve ordered items USPS priority or next day air only to have the order languish for several days before even getting processed for shipment, thereby completely negating my costly efforts to get said item at my doorstep in a timely manner. I ordered some Mission style cabinet door pulls from this outfit last Wednesday. Imagine my surprise when they showed up in my mailbox on Friday. These folks got my order out t...

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Bottled sawdust

05-29-2018 10:02 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

Boys and girls, I just finished watching another one of those videos where the author advises the use of sawdust in the glue squeeze out to create that seamless join especially when you finish up using a zig saw instead of the zag saw… GREAT TIP! Now if you are like me, there is never enough time to finish clamping before the glue starts to set, let alone go foraging for enough sawdust to mix into the squeeze out/gaps… and sometimes I have craters. If you are a clean freak… OOPS, the s...

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Sandpaper prep #1: Sandpaper sliding over bench edge.

05-28-2018 10:43 AM by geppetto | 1 comment »

If I recall correctly (which is a challenge in itself), in shop class I was taught to slide a fresh sheet of sandpaper over the edge of a bench. You would do this in all four direction before using in order to make it last longer. Is there anything to this? Just another wives tale?

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