Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'trick'

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Adding a double strike plate to the new shop door.

1490 days ago by 559dustdesigns | 2 comments »

I have lived in my house almost 9 years, the previous owner built the house and the shop. I have always wanted to change the man door on my shop that leads to my house. The old owner put a hollow door and a dead bolt as the only lock system. He also clad the outside of the door in scraps of sheet metal. I recently bought a prehung 6 panel steel entry door to replace the cheaper ugly old one. Being that my friend and I often install stereo equipment in customers cars at my shop I needed a more...

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Sketchup Shorts #6: Compound Angle Cuts

1493 days ago by PurpLev | 7 comments »

I just posted this as a comment/response on another thread but figured this might be something that others could find useful. so here goes. This short tutorial shows one way to create a compound angle cut on an edge of a 2×4. this can translate to any other situation where a compound angle is needed: I started with a 2×4, used the protractor tool, and made a guideline from one corner at a 10 degree angle: I then selected the opposite EDGE of the ‘board’ and usi...

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Making Candy #2: Bits and Pieces

1495 days ago by Andy | 11 comments »

When I started out to make the candy, I thought I would just simply cut up my scraps and sand them smooth.This worked for some pieces, but I soon found that a more systematic approach was needed for consistancy.I wasted half a day making pretty pieces, shaped all willy nilly that were impossible to fit into the tray without leaving gaps everywhere. I did think about bedding the pieces in a liquid resin, but figured it would either set up before all the pieces were in, or flow over the rim whe...

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Fixing a 38 year old student cutting board

1496 days ago by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler | 10 comments »

Our son, now in his fifties, built a free form cutting board for a student project while in high school. We sat down and calculated its age to be 38 years. My wife cherishes it, not so much because of its masterful workmanship, but because he’s her firstborn. After all that time, two of the glue lines are opening up a bit. Marge pointed it out to me, making sure I understood that she didn’t want this treasured keepsake (which she has used in the kitchen all this time) to fall a...

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Thanks a 17,204

1501 days ago by Andrew | 0 comments »

Lets start with 17,204, that is the number of LJ’s right now. Thank you all.I have just finished 3 projects, by finished I mean put the final coat of poly on them (pictures coming soon(saturday)). I want to thank all of you, I may have not asked any questions about finishing, but I have read all of yours.Thanks to the people who ask, and thanks to the people that take the time to answer.Some things I have learned about finishing.First coat, thin it down a little, it gives you an even ...

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Storage for this old house... #5: Saw is back.. Temperatures are back . . Lets go Shelves and glue up.

1503 days ago by RichClark | 0 comments »

Been gone for a bit and my last post was really venting cause I has so much momentum going into this… Carcass is done and fitting the front… BUt here is catching up to where I am now… So We Left with some side’s dado’ed and ready to do something with… First I cut the Shelves to Width, (They are gonna be “PROUD” of the front of the case so that I can trim them to fit later so they are like 1/8ish bigger). Then I made a flipper For m...

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preparing wood #1: MILLING 101 , a TUTORIAL

1503 days ago by patron | 58 comments »

here is the process called ’ milling ’ .i was asked to explain this in a PM , and did so ,but the written explanation was to confusing ,so i did this and took pictures and wrote this explanation .it was so well recieved , i was asked to share it with others , that may have questions too , but might feel ’ dumb ’ asking ,( there are no dumb questions ) , especially here on LJ’s so here goes .milling is taking rough or twisted/warped lumber and making straight and ...

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new hand tool

1506 days ago by buzz1956 | 2 comments »

has anyone else picked a speedsand disc applicator i just got mine on tuesday its realy neatb its used too line up the sanding disc to your orbital sander i got the 5inch 5pin for my porter cable sander and im now going to get the 6inch 6pin for my rigid sander i saw it on A Concord carpenter tool blog and it realy works and its MADE IN THE USA not like all the tools in HD & lowes go america

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Old School Mortised in Butt Hinge #4: The Montage: part two the Fixing

1511 days ago by Waldschrat | 2 comments »

Door fits, hinges ready, so far we’re smiling! everything 5 by 5 Now, we just have to fix those hinges. Yes, now accuracy is of greatest importance. This is the time where we have one shot (again!). So we have to insert the hinges again and turn the door on its face (the outside) so we are looking at the rebate side. We then using a pencil make a mark on the back side how far the hinges need to be, take the hinge out and line up the mark with the edge of the frame (inside). ...

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Old School Mortised in Butt Hinge #3: The Montage: part one the Fitting

1512 days ago by Waldschrat | 5 comments »

The Montage, (building in and mounting for those who are curious what “Montage” means) of a butt hinge door. I like to use the word Montage, because it comes off the lips easier and is a great general term used to describe, all “on site” work, mounting, fixing, cleaning up , whatever necessary to complete the build in. Just a personal thing probably… anyway, this is about mouting in, aligning and fixing the door with a butt hinge. In the last blog we covered...

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