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Stationary box, chip carving #2: a little more carving done

03-04-2011 06:48 PM by MyChipCarving | 4 comments »

You know, I don’t regret commercials on TV when I have my carving project on my lap!While I didn’t accomplish a lot last night, I did make some progress.I zoomed in on the corner so you can see some of the detail and crisp cuts desired in chip carving.Marty

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #2: Supplies

03-03-2011 07:09 PM by MyChipCarving | 30 comments »

If you need supplies for class, I’ll be glad to send them to you.I’ll be posting the first session on Monday, March 7th, but you can always start anytime during the week. Order as many squares as you like. I’ll be providing plenty of patterns to choose from.Send an email to to let me know what you need. Shipping is Priority Mail. Swiss cutting knife w/free sharpening $24.95 6” basswood square – $1.50 4” basswood square &...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #1: Class Description

03-02-2011 11:43 PM by MyChipCarving | 75 comments »

Hello and welcome to the first (of many ;-) LJ Chip Carving Class.I’ll be leading you step-by-step through this class which is sure to be a lot of fun. Skill level: All levels! I will provide instruction every step of the way! Beginners are my specialty :-). Advanced chip carvers are welcome too. Who knows, you might learn something along the way. Age level: 12 years and up Tools, equipment needed: Chip carving knife (If you need a knife and order one from the My Chip Carving S...

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Sandpaper Storage Cabinet #2: Sandpaper Storage Cabinet-2

02-27-2011 09:00 AM by Huckleberry | 1 comment »

We continue on with the build and get our dados sorted out.

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Gramaphone Restoration Project #2: Figuring Out What I Can Salvage

02-26-2011 01:26 AM by Robster40 | 1 comment »

I finally stripped the old Gramophone cabinet down to it’s bare parts. I measured and threw away whatever wasn’t usable due to extensive water damage. I was surprised at how much of the most important parts were still in decent condition. Now I have the fun stage of sanding off all the old varnish and prepping the leftover parts so I can put it back together with some replaced parts. It’s nice because the project seemed so much more difficult at first glance but has, in f...

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The Etaux from Old Salem’s Shop (Article from Woodworking Magazine)

02-25-2011 02:44 AM by Tinnocker | 9 comments »

I was reading my RSS feeds the other day and came across this article in Woodworking magazine. As soon as I saw it I knew that I had to make one for myself! I have a Bessey vise that I got for a few dollars at the Columbus Flea market here in NJ. You know the old saying, you get what you pay for? Well I did! Needless to say it still served some kind of purpose for me, I tuned it up and made the best of it.When I looked at the article in WW online zne I started to get excited and w...

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My new work bench

02-21-2011 02:42 AM by Tinnocker | 5 comments »

When my darling wife allowed me to use our family room as my wood shop I needed to make a bench. living on a fixed income causes me to be very creative in acquiring tools and materials. I have posted about Freecycle before so I won’t rehash that again unless anyone has any specific questions. Anyway I did some dumpster diving and was able to get a few old solid wood doors, which I promptly took apart and made a down and dirty work bench. It was ugly and a bit wobbly but it served it&...

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Ancient Bucket Master Class with Stefang #4: Tools complete

02-19-2011 09:55 AM by daltxguy | 6 comments »

Finally back to the shop to finish off the final bits of the plane. I am following Mike's ( stefang) master class on a medieval bucket If you recall, the plane is being created in order to plane the inside of the staves to the curvature of the bucket. As well we need a ‘binding lever’ which will be used to install the willow band around the bucket once completed. Ive chose to pass on the lagging knife. There appear to be other methods available. i might regret this but f...

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work bench #1: mortise and tenon

02-15-2011 03:39 AM by gpastor | 1 comment »

Like most of my projects, it is an occasion for a new tool. The Pantorouterplans by For more info or a pantorouter see This is the plans will make some mods

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workbench #5: Dog Holes

02-14-2011 05:36 PM by Joe Watson | 1 comment »

Did more work on the bench this weekend along with stuff I had going on. Drilled the Dog holes in the top and used my hold fasts for the first time. I bought the grammercy Hold fasts back in late December. these hold fasts are great and were not a lot of money. working on the base next, the through mortises aren’t going to be easy.

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