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The workbench #3: The perfect fit

1608 days ago by dryhter | 4 comments »

The Workbench THREE The third video in a series of nine. ............................ Mortise and tenon joinery synonymous with fine woodworking, mystical like dovetailed joints. Working with wood is therapeutic in a way, putting you in touch with your senses and connecting your head to the wood. T he woodworker’s never ending quest for perfection. It will drive you crazy if you let it. In the first part of the video I show the perfect fit. At least perfect for me, on thi...

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Christmas Project 2009 #1: Turning of the legs

1609 days ago by dryhter | 3 comments »

I spent the day in the shop, turning the legs for the game table, cleaning up and getting ready for Monday.

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Handplane Restoration #24: Stanley 112

1612 days ago by WayneC | 9 comments »

This was a craigslist item that showed up yesterday evening. I quickly arranged to head over to the sellers house and pick it up. The Stanley 112 is a scraping plane used for finishing surfaces similar to a card scraper. According to Patrick Leach, “this is one of the finest tools ever to have been unleashed on the public from New Britain, Connecticut.” It has been on my shopping list for a while. This one is in pretty good shape. It has some light rust and is missing i...

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Building a Traditional Wooden Boat #12: Lining Off - Second Attempt

1616 days ago by MattD | 4 comments »

I finished lining off the planks today. Lining off is the process with which you project the final plank layout onto the hull. My first attempt at this didn’t go so well. Thanks to some suggestions from some fellow lumberjocks, I took the time to learn more about the process and I’m much happier with the results. The book, Building Small Boats by Greg Rossel, as recommended by DaveR, is an exceptional resource and I basically used the process in the lining off chapter. Results ...

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The workbench #2: Mortising

1624 days ago by dryhter | 0 comments »

The workbench twoI complete the turning of the legs for the workbench and compare minor differences that occurred while turning. While the differences are not obvious to the casual observer and don’t affect the overall project I can’t help but to critique my work. This critiquing is an important step in my learning process. Being self taught for the most part, many times in the past the first step in a project was to just do it, then analyzing what went wrong or right. Having chosen to ...

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Black Walnut Beauty

1628 days ago by OregonBurls | 17 comments »

I just cut into some more Black walnut. The 2 pieces are 14 1/2×32 x 4I keep getting impressed by our creator!

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Bass Guitar in progress

1632 days ago by OregonBurls | 5 comments »

I just got a picture of my bass being biult by Pete Skjolds.The body is ash and the top is out of my wood… Madrone Burl.Pete says it is going to be stunning! Can’t wait!! !

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American Hanging Cupboard #4: 3D Rendering/Texturing in Sketchup

1633 days ago by Mark D. | 4 comments »

So after the tip from Jack regarding Kerkythea I decided to download it and play around. I found some amazing wood textures at Arroway Textures of different wood species(they have a sample available for each species for non-commercial use) and started applying them to the model… below are some shots of the results. If you click on the exploded view it will open a large version rendered at the highest available pixel setting in Kerkythea. There are a few spots where the texture is app...

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American Hanging Cupboard #3: Cutting the tenons - What NOT to do...

1633 days ago by Mark D. | 3 comments »

So last night I began cutting the tenons on the table saw. Now before everyone tells me I’m lucky to still have my fingers or flames me for posting these pics, here’s a disclaimer. DO NOT use a table saw without the use of a throat plate. Disastrous things CAN and likely WILL happen… (See Also: Standard disclaimer “Blade Guard Removed for Clarity”) That being said… I’ve never had problems making cuts with the dado stack in the tablesaw without ...

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American Hanging Cupboard #2: Stock Preparation - Rough Dimensioning

1634 days ago by Mark D. | 3 comments »

So unfortunately I got carried away actually working rather than documenting the process, but I did snap this photo before I quit for the night. So far I’ve gotten all the face frame pieces cut down to final size and have marked out the tenons on the rails. I also cut a test mortise in some scrap that went through the same milling process so I can test the fit of the tenons as I cut them. The dado stack is in the saw ready to rock. I will begin cutting the joinery tonight(I ho...

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