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Oak Leaves Dining Table #1: Carving the Legs

12-04-2014 08:06 PM by Dennis Zongker | 26 comments »

Every once and a while as a craftsman, a job will find you which will give you new life and inspiration. Also bringing out the best of your abilities as a craftsman. It isn’t easy finding someone that likes you own individual style as a furniture maker where you can build pieces that you have only dreamed of building someday for someone. It has been kind of a slow year and I never dreamed that this one person would just walk in my business and request pieces of such intricate detail ...

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homemade wax

06-04-2011 09:08 AM by pastahill | 4 comments »

After a few questions about my homemade wax and finishing, i share now the recipe wich works very well for me. 200g beewax ( it´s a little less than a half pound)200g paraffine200g carnauba1 l turpentine ( thats about a little moore than 1 quart)asphalt paint, pigments ( for dyeing ) First melt all 3 wax sorts in a water bath. Be carefull that it will not get to hot and burn and you will have crumbsin your finish. Stir everything very well.l Take it from the stove and let it cool down...

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The workbench #3: The perfect fit

11-24-2009 02:42 AM 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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Simple, Useful, Free

09-03-2012 04:59 AM by TDog | 4 comments »

No I’m not marketing. I’m just amazed at how it’s not the fancy pieces or most expensive pieces that tend to get the most use. I think by far many expensive and or “fancy” if I may, pieces of furniture or any item for that matter does not see as much use as more common items. (Duh you say) :) I am convinced that there is not much peace of mind to be found in in objects that are almost “roped off” in our homes, offices, or studies, workshops even i...

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Tip and Tricks for woodworkers #2: Part 2 Setting up a workshop on a budget

01-30-2015 09:03 PM by Bill Schonfelder | 5 comments »

Setting up a workshop on a budget. I have been working in wood since my early twenties. Owned and operated a five man custom cabinet shop, setup a toy company, and just made gifts for Christmas presents over those years. Some of my shops have been operated in small as a space as 8’x12’ in a space on a warehouse floor, to an industrial size of 3,000 sq ft in a private owned building with a storefront.Enough about that, my latest shop is setup not too mass produce or create a company but j...

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Built In Closets #7: Getting the room ready - demo, patch, paint

11-14-2010 09:43 PM by SPHinTampa | 2 comments »

Now that the towers are built, I am ready to fix up the closet. First of all get everything out and pile it all over the house: Then pull out the remaining wire shelves These things leave a nasty hole when extracted All done Remove baseboards using prybar and try to avoid leaving holes likes these. I usually put a metal putty knife against wall where I insert prybar and this is why: After a quick trip to Lowe’s to buy a patching kit. Patch the h...

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Birch slab....what to do with it??????

10-16-2011 07:21 PM by shavins | 15 comments »

Hi all,I have this slab of Birch measuring 5 1/2 ft by 19” by 1 1/2 inches thick.I rubbed it with some spirits to show the figure. I think it is a nice piece,my question is how do I use it to maximise its figure and make something of real personal value?? Any ideas or suggestions of any sort very welcome.Thanks a mil…Brian

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Shoe Shine Box #1: Glue-Up and Dimensioning

11-17-2013 03:11 AM by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB | 3 comments »

Time to see if I can do two projects at once. I started work on a shoe shine box today. Sometimes I am thankful that I can have awesome wood with which to work. I threw a little denatured alcohol on it to get an idea of what it will look like. I glued up the panels and dimensioned the external pieces.

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A Home of Generations

05-07-2010 05:55 PM by Troy | 4 comments »

In the early 1900’s, a quirky woman from the Yukon Territory required that her suitor provide her a “dream home” if he had hopes of relocating her to Fairbanks, Alaska. That was all the motivation Author Williams needed to order a catalog kit home for his love, Lucille. He ordered it from the west coast and a sternwheeler delivered it to Fairbanks in 1916. The home’s earliest distinctions include the first oak floors and stone masonry fireplace in the city. Since then, the home endured nearly...

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Candle Holder #3: The Finishing Touches

07-08-2010 06:07 PM by Huckleberry | 4 comments »

OK we are out of the clamps with our project and we level the legs. Next we do a little more finish sanding and spray our finish. *Note one thing I forgot on the video I buy adhesive backed felt and put on the bottom of the feet to ad that “Pro” touch to it. Enjoy and if any would not mind doing me favor, how about leaving some reviews on iTunes for me. Thanks In Advance, Huck

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