Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'trick'

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HOW TO MAKE hinges and other metal stuff RUSTY

04-02-2011 07:10 PM by rivergirl | 34 comments »

I recently built a primitive cabinet with surface mounted hinges. The hinges were new and looked cheesy on the cabinet. I thought about painting the hinges black- but then decided to rust them instead. Rusting hinges and other metal parts for primitive furniture is EASY and QUICK. 2. Do not use a good pan. (Yes- I learned that the hard way today.) Soak your hinges etc in apple cider vinegar overnight. 3. The next day put equal parts liquid bleach and water in an OLD pan and put your part...

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HANGING AROUND - made easier

03-30-2011 03:39 AM by patron | 45 comments »

throughout my career as a woodworker/carpenteri have hung many new doors to existing jambsthe hinge placement its criticalas i must leave the existing hinges in the jamband transfer that to the door the hinges are usually different sizeswith different corner detailsand offset to different dimensionsdepending on the pre-built standardsof any given door maker(they are never the same just visually close) over the years i have come to know and struggle with these diferences you have some...

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Pair of FROG TILES ...Kentucky Coffee Frames #4: Yahoo ... Dan Walters FROG ... that's me really .. try it !

03-27-2011 06:20 AM by Dan'um Style | 5 comments »

Yahoo … Dan Walters FROG ... that’s me really .. try it ! not kidding.

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fast frame connector

03-26-2011 05:40 PM by patron | 28 comments »

i am making a mirror frame from base moldingcolonial pre-primed MDFthe profile is to shallow for a biscuit and the rabbet for the 1/4” mirrorso here’s my fast the back corners are drilled 1/8” deepwith a forstner bit.the scrap 2×4 is drilled with a plug cutter.and sawn off in the band saw to 1/8” so they don’t roll and jamb in the saw as rounds.glue in the holesand the plugs insertedwith the grain going across the joint.thats about it now to spray i...

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SPIRAL DESIGN #6: Hexaspiral - The triangulation way

03-26-2011 03:25 PM by BertFlores58 | 11 comments »

I decided to make a realistic work in converting scalenes to create a spiral design from a hexagon origin. At first I was thinking of the difficulty I will be facing in constructing it. Take a good look of following designs: THE DIFFERENT COLOR AND BIGGER TRIANGULATIONS. THE BLACKHOLE—The black and white in smaller strips In a way, it looks easy to construct however, creating the acute angle of less 5 deg is difficult. Here are the steps I made: STEP 1 – Make a hexa...

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Desk Cabinet Project #2: More Progress On The Base

03-25-2011 05:30 AM by William | 7 comments »


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Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #24: One Easy Scroll Saw Repair (I'm An Idiot)

03-25-2011 04:50 AM by William | 11 comments »


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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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Finishing Tips #1: Blotch Control (Homemade) Water Base Pre-Stain Conditioner

03-24-2011 07:45 AM by pjones46 | 44 comments »

I have been working on a project in Cherry and before I finished the desks I decided to try out some of the General Finishes Dye stain but on the scrap test pieces the blotching was driving me nuts. I came to this site and tried all the suggestions until I came across the discussion proclaiming that Charles Neil’s pre stain conditioner was the way to go. Bought some, tried it and still had minor blotching but it works well. Watching his video he said it was a water based PVA enhanced produ...

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A Woodworker's Bag of Tricks

03-23-2011 09:18 PM by Darrell Peart | 10 comments »

In woodworking, there is much to be learned from books. But not all knowledge is to be found there. Many “tricks of the trade” never make it to print, but instead, exist as sort of a vernacular knowledge base that is conveyed from person to person “on the job”.Adding to my “woodworking bag of tricks “has been a lifelong pursuit. I have never reached a point, nor will I ever, where I can say “I know it all”. What I can say is “This is the best way I know at this time, until I discover or learn...

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