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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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How To Make Shop Built Wooden Clamps

03-20-2011 11:56 PM by AlexHarris | 25 comments »

A video showing how to make some really good wooden bar clamps. End your clamp shortage now! Build some clamps which only cost a few pounds to make and could be better than clamps you can buy. These clamps don’t mark the wood or stain from glue.

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How I loaded huge walnut log

03-20-2011 11:56 PM by Built2Last | 9 comments »

Since I built my sawmill a year or so ago, I’ve had one major problem. Getting logs here to mill.I tried using my log arch but, with a 24” diameter log on it, there is no fun at all in pulling it on the highway with a big log, “just a swingin” behind you, held by a couple of straps, on a trailer with no springs. I’ve tried pulling them on the trailer and then pulling them off, but that way tearing up my trailer. My trailer is a 20 footer, abou...

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the straight and wide

03-17-2011 10:56 PM by patron | 36 comments »

hey gang back again here on the shop floorthings were getting ‘wobbly’ out in the sunso i reinforced it till the TGI floor joists go on i started by stabilizing the outside beam ends with temp. bracesmaking sure they were the same distance from the end of the house.and with three blocks the same thicknessi screwed one to each inside end of the beamand stretched a nylon string over them for 60’(the wind was blowing so i did it inside where the beam shielded the string)....

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Egg Cup Holder

03-15-2011 06:43 PM by AlexHarris | 4 comments »

A quick video of me making an egg cup holder, enjoy!

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Wooden Slingshot

03-14-2011 06:38 PM by AlexHarris | 5 comments »

Hey LJ, Check out my video showing how to make a wooden slingshot like the classic ones you can by. Maybe make one for your kids and prove to them how exciting woodwork can be.

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Magic Wine Bottle Holder

03-13-2011 11:37 AM by AlexHarris | 8 comments »

This was a project that I posted on youtube a while back which I had a lot of fun doing do I decided to share on LJ. Enjoy, Let me know if you have any questions.

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My "Bucket List" #2: Part Two: Segment One- My pie crust table

03-13-2011 05:10 AM by therookie | 2 comments »

Well what put this on my list of projects is Garyk and his blog about his interpretation of the classic chippendale pie crust table. Well reading on how he built his and what I would need to do, I decided to put a spin into the classic design and make it a really unique table. Well when I was doing research on how the classics were built they were out of mahogony or walnut traditionally. I did not have any on hand so I used what I had and that was Quater Sawn White Oak. Now according to diffe...

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Wooden Trinket Box on the Lathe

03-12-2011 12:21 AM by AlexHarris | 3 comments »

http://www.youtube.com/user/TeenWoodworker Hello agian you Lumber Jocks, Today I did a quick little trincket box project that was a lot of fun on the lathe. This project has a basic stage process which means you can produce a box on the lathe without having a chuck. By creating a friction fit on the lid you can turn the lid as if is was part wood still mounted to th lathe. Althoug this is a simple box with a little imagination this box could be made really exciting. To ...

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Hand tool tips and tricks #1: Sharpening a Card Scraper

03-10-2011 04:23 PM by RGtools | 7 comments »

Hello all I though I would share my method for sharpening a card scraper (add to the million ways that are already out there)

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