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Finishing Info for the Woodworker #3: Finishes and their Compatibility

01-07-2015 04:38 AM by pjones46 | 0 comments »

Finishes and their Compatibility Almost any finishing product can be applied over any other as long as the “other finish” is dry and the product you’re brushing doesn’t dissolve and smudge the existing. For example: Let’s for arguments sake you are not using spray equipment and that you have made up and applied a water based PVA blotch controller as describe in my previous article Preventing Blotching Using A Wash Coat 1 to a cherry surface. You then apply a water-soluble dye for col...

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birdsmouth router bits

01-07-2015 12:35 AM by haskins | 5 comments »

I recently discovered on YouTube these bits that are called birds mouth router bits. They make 6,8,12 sided boxes by cutting a notch of a certain angle in the board down its length. Once routed, the board is cut to length dependent on the shapes diameter. The interlock makes glueing and clamping incredibly easy. I got a set of three for $40

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Preventing Blotching Using A Wash Coat #2: Waterbourne Finish Coatings

01-06-2015 04:15 AM by pjones46 | 1 comment »

Wash Coat #2: Waterborne Finish Coatings As previously mentioned in Preventing Blotching Using A Wash Coat #1, most any standard finish can be used as a wash coat. These are Lacquer (both waterborne and solvent type/nitrocellulose), polyurethane (both waterborne and oil based), Oil-based Varnish, and Shellac. The above being said, lets talk Waterbourne. It really makes no difference which you use waterborne lacquer, waterborne shellac or waterborne polyurethane since they all are simply...

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #16: Finished with the marquetry panels

01-05-2015 09:05 PM by Patricelejeune | 7 comments »

With those and of year year festivities, I still have been able to advance a bit this project, between making macarons with my wife for the end of the year gifts for our friends And also, after a snow fall due to a cold front coming from Canada, a little bit of playing in the snow in the mountains with my wife, like any San Diegan. I finished to put together the marquetry panels. The bone where finally dyed I inserted those last pieces in the top and sides ...

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Jigs #3: Large Curve Jig for ~15' Radius

01-05-2015 04:42 PM by Keith Kelly | 0 comments »

Drawing a line, rough-sawing and sanding a curve wasn’t good enough, and I really wanted to make a good curve with a nice square edge. Behold, the complex router template contraption that worked perfect. Surely there was an easier way to go about this; if you have ideas about alternatives, let me know in the comments! These screws were to prevent flexing. Before routing, I added a few dabs of hot glue to the backside of the curved strip, which I think made the screws poi...

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Preventing Blotching Using A Wash Coat #1: Finishing with Wash Coats

01-04-2015 03:10 AM by pjones46 | 2 comments »

Wash Coat #1: Finishing with Wash Coats I am starting to put together an article covering finishing and this will be part of the coverage but not just limited to preventing blotching as a wash coat will aid in a more consistent staining color. This will be updated as my thoughts are organized. This is only a small portion: A wash coat is a coat of thinned finish that’s applied to bare wood to partially seal the surface before a stain is applied. It reduces the amount of stain from so...

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Jigs #2: Hose Positioner w/ Wood Handscrew Clamps

12-29-2014 02:30 PM by Keith Kelly | 1 comment »

I’ve been intrigued lately by wooden handscrew clamps… Here’s a particularly effective usage for collecting sawdust that shoots forward when cutting short dadoes on the router table.

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Puzzle Joint Table

12-28-2014 08:14 PM by Patrick | 4 comments »

Check this video out and tell me what you think about this weird joint. Hope you guys like the video.

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New cabin coming soon!

12-23-2014 01:49 PM by oldsawtooth | 1 comment »

This cabin will have a 9/12 pitch roof, and have petition walls, has plastic windows, and ceilings, and a roof that will open on hinges!

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Lathe Tips #1: Quick changing Spindles.

12-21-2014 03:56 AM by CyF | 2 comments »

Every year in Mid January I go to this little Fiber arts show and vend. I make Crochet hooks, Yarn bowls and a bunch of other stuff as well.One of the things I make is called an Inkle Loom. They are used to weave long straps for a number of uses, Google it you’ll get the idea.The version I make has 10 pegs on it and I am currently building 3 of them. Since driving an hour and a half to pick up 5/8 Oak dowel rod didn’t fit into my schedule I decided to turn the dowels. Thirty piece...

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