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No Chamfer Plane? No Problem.

11-12-2012 02:33 AM by nobuckle | 4 comments »

I had to chamfer some small frame pieces but didn’t want to simply hold the pieces in my hand and run a block plane over them. Since I don’t have a chamfering plane I had to improvise. Thanks for your time.

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Day one

03-01-2012 02:11 AM by T. D. Reid | 4 comments »

I had to get on here tonight and post a picture of the legs for my eight year olds new bed. I am using a design from Wood Magazine that I have made one change too and that was the legs. If you have seen the plans for this bed they give you an option of bunking the bed and due to the ceiling height in his room I will pass on that. They cut out where the mortises are located for the rails and then laminated three boards together to get the finished 2 1/4 inch thickness. So my change is the use ...

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Finishing Process of Interest #1: Chemical Ebonizing

01-07-2015 01:36 PM by pjones46 | 4 comments »

A while back, I put together a set of links of random finishing topics which I posted in my blog, called Finishing Tips #5: Finishing tips #5. One of the links listed coved the topic of Chemical-Ebonizing as I saw an interest from some concerning the procedure, so this is the time to single out that process. This process does not use dye, ink or paint, and can be carried out quite easily. As a matter of formality follow proper safety precautions such as wearing safety glasses, hand prot...

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Black Light Sanding

02-25-2010 04:55 AM by Bud | 4 comments »

If you expose wood glue to black light, it glows.

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How to make and use my book binding jig.

03-24-2011 09:09 AM by JohnAjluni | 4 comments »

here is the video Its just a simple video that shows you how to bind a book by the spine with glue.

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #4: Cutting the body

01-26-2014 01:27 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 4 comments »

We have all of the body measurements. It’s a good time to pull out the scissors. Here is what you may need. Cutting list, Chalk, pen, Yardstick of straight edge, measuring tape and in most cases a carpenter square. I bought a carpenter square at a sewing supply company for $20 once. I bought the one you see for $9.00. It is far better than the one I bought at the sewing supply store. Live and learn. Here we go – let’s hurry up and pause. Before marking my cut...

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Eye Carving Techniques

01-23-2010 12:17 PM by Eli Adamit | 4 comments »

I was asked about carving eyes in my last project shown http://lumberjocks.com/projects/26334 and answered with a small lesson, It was after most of the members who are interested see already the project and the comment. I assume that more people are interested in this subject so I send it in the blog.I was asked: “On the first side shown, the side with just the head, how did you do the eyes, if you don’t mind sharing. Mostly on carved eyes, I see them carved inward to use shadow to d...

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American School of French Marquetry #1: New : Marquetry, veneering, finishing forum

11-16-2013 09:33 PM by Patricelejeune | 4 comments »

I have been revamping and upgrading the American School of French Marquetry website lately and we just launched a forum for everyone to use post and ask questions or help others in this fields.As any Forum we need people to start and to make this forum an alive place. Please help us make this forum a place that could contribute to raise the quality of work for our Lumberjocks community. http://americanschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/asfm/index.php/marquetry-forum

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RaeLynn's office #2: Threaded Inserts

04-14-2008 12:51 PM by Topapilot | 4 comments »

I had read on the G+G Yahoo group that the handles for the file cabinet should be attached to the draw face with a machine screw into a threaded insert. My practice attempts looked like this: The problem was keeping the insert aligned with the drilled hole. If it tipped at all, the insert would jam and break. What worked was to take a long screw, cut the head off, thread on two nuts and the insert and chuck it in the drill press. Then I could lower it straight into the hole and tur...

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Tools #2: Craftsman 6x48 / 9 inch belt sander, model 103.0803

01-26-2014 04:19 PM by PASs | 4 comments »

I got this off a craigslist add a few years ago. It’s old school with oil bath bearings. And tracking adjusters on both sides of the idler roller. The disk sander table has a really terrible angle adjuster, a screw wedge, but it also has two support arms that help lock the table in position. It has worked well for me although the belt has a tendency to drift.The problem was pretty bad until the rubber sleeve on the idler roller disintegrated due to dry rot.I decided to repla...

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