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My Drawer Storage Unit

02-10-2012 03:11 AM by Sailor | 5 comments »

I just did another video on my drawer storage unit in my shop. I figured I would share it with everyone! Thanks for watching!

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Using a 4 x 4 in tile for glue

05-17-2013 12:34 AM by AVCWoodWorks2013 | 5 comments »

Yesterday I poured some glue on a 4×4in ceramic tile I had laying around the shop because I was gluing up a cedar planter. I thought to myself well if it doesn’t come off oh well. Today when I went back to my shop to finish I was able to peel the dried glue clean off!! This is a cheaper alternative to the silicone trays that are on the market. I think mine cost me $.25!!

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Tools #1: Hand Tools and The Modern Shop

06-29-2017 02:11 PM by CalOrgill | 5 comments »

Hello everyone, I have been thinking about wood working tools; I didn’t realize how many hand tools are still used today. I think its awesome that this heritage and culture is still alive to make truly hand crafted wood furniture. I think there are two sides of woodworking. The first is that woodworking is a hobby and it is a good way to express creativity by building something that is stunning and pleasing to the eye. The second is that almost everyand home needs some type of woo...

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Another 52 Weeks #5: Tips & Tricks- Personalize It!!

01-25-2015 04:56 PM by clieb91 | 5 comments »

Ink Transfers- How I do it. So a number of folks have asked me about the method I use to put images and lettering on my projects. I thought I would use today’s blog as photo tutorial of sorts to answer this question. A few years back I ran across a Youtube video of a guy doing an ink transfer method using a laser printer and an iron, I have been working with this idea ever since. For this project I thought I would make a few bookmarks. First thing you will need to do is create ...

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Hand tool tips and tricks #18: No Pencil Gauge? No Sweat.

04-14-2013 11:41 PM by RGtools | 5 comments »

I do a fair bit of layout work with a pencil. I find it’s a quick way to figure things out on a unique project, or a unique piece of wood that you want to get all the cuts “just right”. Normally, I use a combination square as a pencil gauge when I am trying to get the width of a workpiece. As it happens, both my combo squares had settings I did not feel like losing, so I borrowed a very old carpenters trick. Holding your hands like this you can use a rule to mark o...

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LEATHERWORKING+PENS #1: Making a Pen case for sale!

03-16-2009 08:05 AM by ccpenco | 5 comments »

One of the people that my dad works with in my company has asked me to make for him a Pen complete with a leather case + a wooden box for his boss. I guess that he thinks that a good gift will improve his chances of keeping his job. Either way, i have to make it really good. He has given me pretty much free reign on what wood to use etc. So this will be an important project for me because it is one where i can really see if i’m any good at designing, etc. I ca...

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Wooden Slingshot

03-14-2011 06:38 PM by AlexHarris | 5 comments »

Hey LJ, Check out my video showing how to make a wooden slingshot like the classic ones you can by. Maybe make one for your kids and prove to them how exciting woodwork can be.

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Evolution of my router planer #7: Version 1.2c (had to tweak it again)

08-08-2011 06:52 PM by TZH | 5 comments »

Found out the trex clamps I talked about in my last version (http://lumberjocks.com/TZH/blog/24588) weren’t strong enough to withstand the pressure exerted by the bolt going through, plus didn’t hold the sled rigidly enough (too much diagonal movement). So, back to the drawing board. Figured a clamp should function like a clamp no matter what the design is, so I used 2×4’s for the stationary clamp (first photo) and 2×2’s (oak – second photo) for the mov...

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Commisions #5: Mirror Frame #5

06-04-2008 02:10 AM by teenagewoodworker | 5 comments »

Well the frame is finally done and its time for the best part the finish ;) so i started off as usual with a fresh frame sanded to 180 my first 3 coats were General Finishes Natural Danish oil and this really brings out all this hickory’s got. i think that this is a prime example of how as Charles Neil stated in his video that the colors that really bring out the wood are the ambers and the yellows (not the exact statement but in the ball park) and i think this is a golden exa...

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Splinters of thought #2: Getting Things in Perspective

10-20-2015 02:03 PM by bearkatwood | 5 comments »

Drawing in Perspective You don’t have to be an artist to be a woodworker, but a good foundation in perspective drawing can come in very helpful. I have the fortunate history of many art classes to pull from and I am often asked by clients to draw up a design that I have proposed. Being able to draw a design that will eventually resemble the piece you plan to build can make the process easier. I am a firm believer that a woodworker should always keep a journal of design ideas near...

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