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Octave Mandolin #6: Tone bars, Apertures, and glue up

11-19-2016 07:14 PM by Gbluee | 3 comments »

This is the latest video in the build of the Octave Mandolin. In this segment I’m gluing the freshly made soundboard to the quilted Maple rim. Adding the tone bars and cutting out the Apertures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmdEjQzoCDA

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Shop Tips & Tricks #18: The Zen of Sandpaper and Sanding

11-19-2016 01:34 AM by GnarlyErik | 5 comments »

Many wood workers will already know these things, but for those who do not, here are a few pointers and shortcuts about sandpaper and sanding – things I’ve learned after decades of wearing my fingerprints off. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ‘NO SAND FINISHING’, and never let any smooth-talking paint salesperson tell you otherwise! Almost all woodworking projects need finish work. Most finishes require smoothing before the finish is applied. Normally, that means SANDING ...

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DIY Tools | Woodworking #3: Bandsaw Jig to Cut Log Slices / Christmas Ornaments

11-08-2016 10:44 AM by Humus Workshop | 2 comments »

Hi everyone, a few weeks ago a friend asked me these slices to use as Christmas ornaments and I took the opportunity to release the laser machine. So far I had cut the logs by freehand but this jig is very handy and works very well. Hope make more jigs for the bandsaw in the future because is very handy to save money in blades. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/dKV1M2XVJ2s Thanks for watching and be loving!

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Gaming Table Marquetry #2: Addendum to series #1

11-03-2016 07:44 PM by smokey56 | 4 comments »

Apparently some of the initial photos of the gaming table did not get published. I have made some adjustments and now, hopefully, these will work. I’ll explain each with less detail. The first photo below is of the table opened and the second photo is of the top closed. Again, this gaming table is exhibited in a German museum Schloss Anholt. I wanted to re-create it; so I am using the same materials, pewter, brass and faux tortoiseshell. Of course the original is not faux tortoi...

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Gaming Table Marquetry #1: Re-creating Gaming Table using Pewter, Brass and Faux Tortoiseshell

11-02-2016 11:54 PM by smokey56 | 3 comments »

In this first issue of a series of re-creating a gaming table will begin with collecting the materials and the research on putting the project together. Below is the table housed presently in a German museum Schloss Anholt near The Netherlands/German border. There were some difficulties in getting accurate measurements and specific designs, so my wife, Ronelle, and I “had” to go over there to see and embrace the table. The curator and the staff there were very permissive in mea...

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DIY Universal Zero Clearance Inserts for Table Saw

10-30-2016 03:32 AM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 8 comments »

So, the idea is simple—you make one main insert that perfectly fits your table saw with the wide dovetailed slot where the small interchangeable inserts (for all your blades/dados/different angles) slide in… Here is the video of the process (3 min.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u1xGV1NyJg Be safe and happy woodworking! Michael Makarevich

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Crown molding solution

10-29-2016 03:49 PM by Don Butler | 8 comments »

Installing new crown molding in a 200 + year old house is a challenge at best. There are simply no 90º corners anywhere. But the drawing above illustrates yet another conundrum. Someone in the dim past simplified an outside corner wall with a vertical corner molding. Good for him. Not so good for us. If I just butt the crownmolding to the outside corner bead it will look like drawing #2.I wanted a solution that wouldn’t call for stripping off the vertical corner molding but which wo...

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Drawing a corner cabinet with 1/4" left and right backs and a 3/4" center back in eCabinets

10-26-2016 03:02 PM by ScottM1 | 2 comments »

Drawing a corner cabinet with a ¼” left and right back and a ¾” center back in eCabinets.Have you ever wanted to draw a corner cabinet in eCabinets with a ¼” left and right back and a ¾” center back?Well, in this video I will show you how you can do this.Be sure to like share and comment Subscribe → https://www.youtube.com/user/ecabinetstips?sub_confirmation=1You can also follow me on:Facebook→ https://www.facebook.com/ecabinetstipsandtricksTwitter→ https://twitter.com/eCabine...

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Shop stuff #59: Makita 2012 thickness planer service

10-17-2016 12:27 AM by JimDaddyO | 11 comments »

Well, the planer was leaving tracks on one part of the blade. Obviously a chip in the knives at that point. So, with the camera rolling, I decided I would give the machine a bit of a clean up. It is a Makita 2012 planer, a little 12” lunchbox planer that I got from my father in law. So, the price was right. It is a bit odd in that the table moves up and down and the motor stays fixed in place. That makes in feed and out feed tables just about impossible. But, it is a good little ...

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Woodworkers in NE Ohio #8: - We are over 340 members now !

10-09-2016 04:50 PM by DrDrewInOhio | 2 comments »

If you are in or near NE Ohio, come out of the virtual world and join us! We are a Woodworking MeetUp Group that is dedicated to promoting the Art of woodworking. Search for Woodworking Groups on MeetUp.com… and see what we do.

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