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Projects, the backstories #1: Slotted coin displays

03-20-2014 04:00 AM by PASs | 4 comments »

One of my staples for sale at craft shows is slotted coin displays.They are fairly simple to make and I try to make them in batches so I have inventory without setting up too often to make them.All of them so far have been made from dunnage used to ship steel radio transmission towers from India to the US. Where we would use pine 2×4’s to brace freight this particular company used an assortment of mid/far east woods. From what I can see and surmise it is the off-cuts from the India...

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Quick tips with The Woodworking Coach #2: Flattening a board with the help of hot glue and laminate shims

10-11-2012 05:03 PM by chidwickschool | 4 comments »

Here’s my take on a common challenge, how to flatten a wide board when you don’t have a wide jointer. I acknowledge up front that this is not including methods of flattening with hand tools, but rather, a practical method for the woodworker who owns a planer but not a jointer. The Woodworking Coach Ep.2 - Flattening a wide board with hot glue and laminate shims from Chidwick School on Vimeo.

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Long time no woodwork

06-23-2013 06:47 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 4 comments »

wow i havent been out to the shed in so long i guess its due to the fact that i have just finished all my exams and i really just was to lazy to do some woodworking but theres a big change about to happen, in about two weeks or so i will create a youtube channel, website and hopefully a Facebook page to do with me building projects. years ago i used to have youtube videos but they were dull and boring so i am giving it another shot, and i have to say with me being more experienced and with th...

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Windsor Chair #4: Easy Way to Make Chair Spokes

11-18-2014 02:37 AM by PeteCollin | 4 comments »

I tried so many ways to make spokes for the backs of my windsor chairs. I struggled with draw knives, spoke shaves, dowel makers, the lathe, and never got good results. After thinking hard on the problem, I figured out a mechanized way to crank them out easily! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkjAuZ3NAr8

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Wood turning tip

07-30-2010 03:00 AM by BigTiny | 4 comments »

For those pf you doing spindle turning on the lathe, or any other turning that uses a “story stick”, here’s a little trick I came up with back in high school wood shop that I’ve found usefull. (we won’t discuss how old this idea is, other than to say it’s older than some uf your fathers!) LOL When you extend your diameters out to the edge of the story stick, use coloured pencils to do so, using a different colour for each different diameter. For exam...

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Woodworking with kids

05-20-2010 09:46 PM by Hisingwooddesign | 4 comments »

This is this weeks question of the week. It talks about woodworking with children. keeping kids active. This was a great question we had this week. check it out. www.hisingwooddesign.com

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MOBIUS TRIANGLE #1: The design and how it will be?

11-30-2010 11:32 AM by BertFlores58 | 4 comments »

Actually, I still have so many pending designs such as spiral, rectangular and the parabolic that are on halt. However, when I experimented on this rhumboid …. that from a square rod, I can convert it to a 60×120 degrees rhomboid. Simply saying, I can create two equilateral triangles out of a square cut 45 degrees from end to end. Meaning 45 on x axis and 45 degrees on y axis of a miter. Here is the design: THE CONSTRUCTION.. And here is the latest photo of the proje...

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3D Stars #3: Making 3-D Stars

02-13-2013 03:25 AM by Aggie69 | 4 comments »

After creating a program to calculate dimensions and cutting angles and designing and building a jig to make the cuts with, I was ready to put things into practice. My first trial was with some old (30+years) cedar fence pickets. I wanted an old “barnwood” 3-D star. I quickly decided that even though the wood was cheap (free), it varied greatly in thickness, even within one piece, and it was extremely brittle and splintered easily when cut. Needless to say, I wasn’t pl...

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I had a request for drawing from project post, How do you post a Sketchup file?

06-04-2010 03:53 AM by davidtex0128 | 4 comments »

How do you post sketchup drawings to the site for projects?

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Pallet Craft #19: A couple future projects. (Maloof rocking chair included)

08-08-2012 01:59 PM by Ethan Harris | 4 comments »

Hello Readers! Recently I had asked readers to suggest a few new projects for ideas for my blog, Pallet Craft! I did recieve two ideas and I will briefly describe them below, but if you would like to suggest more please do so by commenting below! 1. From Mike on LumberJocks.com. Mike suggested a Maloof Rocking Chair. I think this is an amazing idea that would be a great undertaking. In honor of Sam Maloof who shares my birthday (January 24th, 1916 – May 21, 2009) I will und...

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