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Epoxy fill bark enclusion with pigment

04-01-2015 12:45 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 11 comments »

This is how I typically fill a knot or defect, especially in Walnut I will use 5 minute 2 part epoxy mixed with epoxy pigment. Thanks as always for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af4bgBRmrCU

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Small Secretary With Tambour Door #12: Hardware and Final Assembly

03-29-2015 10:39 PM by Guy Dunlap | 14 comments »

It’s finally finished! In this video I perform the final assembly of the secretary. I install the tambours and handles, the backs, and the drawer hardware. Yes, I did end up going with the larger pulls. There were some very good points made about the larger and smaller pulls. However in the end, it boiled down to my beautiful wife making the final decision. A nice coat of wax and it’s complete! Thanks to everyone who watched and supported me during this build! As always, I welcome your com...

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Hand Tools #4: Want nice Moxon vise hardware on the cheap?

03-29-2015 12:38 AM by Jerry | 13 comments »

If you’ve ever gazed longingly at Benchcrafted's Moxon vise hardware kit for $149.00, get a load of this, Grizzly sells really nice cast iron hand wheels for as little as $10.95. You can get some threaded rod at the hardware store for very little, add a couple of nuts and bolts, and you’re there for a lot less money. If you want to get the Acme threaded rod, you can get a 3 foot length of 3/4” here for $16.95 ADDENDUM: Well there seems to be a serious “go...

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Yellow cedar burl table

03-25-2015 04:16 PM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

This was a fun week and a half project… When my wife’s uncle past away 3 years ago, the family had to empty his house and my father in law stumble across a few burls and this stand. He brought them back and gave them to me for me to do something with. I waited quite a while before I got to it, but I think the wait was worth it. I started this project last week and I made a small video of the process.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx24ggsNDSQ I started by cleaning the saw marks with a...

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Rope Carvings

03-24-2015 06:09 PM by Luke Addington | 2 comments »

I prepared some rope samples a few weeks ago for a client meeting. Here’s the process I used: Layout Part I. Video for Part I of the layout process. I mark the centers of the square portions at either end of the turning. I line my ruler up with the two points and bend it down slightly so it touches the column. Then I mark a short center line on the column itself. I do that on all four sides. Then I take some painters tape and line up the centers the same way I did with the ruler, ...

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Photographing long or tall projects. #2: Adjusting Your Photos.

03-22-2015 09:34 PM by Druid | 4 comments »

I mentioned in the first part of this Blog that I would be adding some information on Adjusting Your Photos, so here it is. This section starts with “Step 8” as a continuation to the first section, but these instructions can be used independently from the Panorama function in the event that you have any photos that would benefit from adjustments such as exposure, contrast, highlights, dark areas, etc. Once again, I will mention that the required software is already installed on yo...

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Quick but important glue up - Coffee table top

03-19-2015 01:19 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 0 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwoV3-yY_5I&lc=z12ofnuq5srvzjxyg04cfbabzw2edr0gir00k Learn something comment below, something to add comment below. Glue ups, in woodworking we all do them, almost the most basic yet important step in all the projects we build. Watch as I glue up some thick Canadian Walnut for a coffee table in progress.

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Power carving with Kutzall carbide

03-12-2015 01:47 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 10 comments »

A Quick tip this time around – Demonstration of power carving using Kutzall carbide shaping products with an angle grinder and die grinder. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaVU42KG9r4&list=UUERIGfN6ATn5-U2DGhDzOvw

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Tips and Techiques #2: The Somewhat Invisible Hinge Tutorial

03-05-2015 03:49 AM by Jerry | 27 comments »

Okay, I was asked to post a how to for the, I guess I’ll start calling it “vanishing” hinge, since it’s not completely invisible. Anyway I struggled with posting this tutorial, because in this instance things went badly, but I think it’s just as important to publish the mistakes as the successes, because that way whoever reads this can see where the pitfalls are. So in the spirit of full disclosure, here goes. Okay, this tutorial is for 1/2” wood and dow...

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Quick tip for your deck insets

02-28-2015 03:59 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Here is a quick tip that you can use to make the bottom inset on the decks of your cabinets adjust automatically.Here is the link be sure to check it out and let me know what you think.http://youtu.be/BL-d8EaNvCQ

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