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sawdust chronicles challenge #5: I'll try anything once

09-24-2010 09:50 AM by BigTiny | 10 comments »

Greetings all. In an attempt to get the brilliant colors I want for my Sawdust Chronicles challenge build, I’ve been trying various methods of coloring wood. One of the more unorthodox ways I’ve tried worked better than I thought it would. Quite a bit better to be precise. Believe it or not, I tried Rit cloth dye! Mixed it a little stronger than the directions called for (1 1/2 cups of water per package instead of 2) and tested on some small pieces of maple veneer. Best ...

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Grease Box, Grease Recipe #1: Cream Furniture Polish Recipe

09-21-2010 09:35 PM by Jamie Speirs | 18 comments »

Cream Furniture Polish RecipeFurniture Preparation Oil Recipe or (Furniture Cream)Ingredients:32 oz 1.8lt Pure Turpentine (Not Turpentine Substitute or White Spirit)16 oz 908ml Boiled Linseed Oil8 oz 450g Beeswax1 oz 225g Carnauba Wax Flakes• Grate the Beeswax in a double bowl with hot water in the larger bowl (like a double boiler). Add linseed oil, stir well. Add Pure Turpentine, stir well. • There are double boilers available for wax candle making. They are expensive though and un...

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Resurrecting my very woodworking related computer

09-14-2010 02:41 PM by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler | 12 comments »

A few days ago we had a disaster.NO, I mean a DISASTER.Well, our house wasn’t destroyed and nobody died, but it was terrible in another sense.Y’see, the computer I work on, here at my desk, is also the server for our little business LAN. So when my wife innocently opened an email from a good friend, Malware struck hard.And it was very sneakily malevolent. It changed all the extensions of file names ending with .exe and that halted almost everything. I couldn’t even change the extensions back ...

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Desk Build #5: Installing Drawer Slides

09-13-2010 04:53 PM by Huckleberry | 5 comments »

In this episode I go over the installation of the drawer slides. It is very important to remember that the width of you drawer box is the key to a successful slide installation.

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CUTTING CORK QUESTION?

09-13-2010 07:36 AM by John Gray | 10 comments »

I’m making turned wooden coasters for Christmas presents and having a real problem cutting sheet cork for the inside bottoms. Hobby Lobby sells 3 1/2” pre-cut cork disks but I need smaller ones like 3”. I’ve tried cutting with scissors and with a new X-Acto blades and they seem to always tear before I get a circle cut completely. You can buy smaller cork cutting punches but not in 3” size that I can find. Any ideas? HELP!

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Timber Shows... #10: Why I go to Timber Shows.......!!

09-12-2010 11:05 AM by degoose | 6 comments »

If you thought … to sell Torque Workcentres, network, meet girls, drink beer and have fun you would be correct but…. One of the main reasons to go to a wood show is to learn more about woodworking…The Canberra Timber and Working with Wood Show was no exception… there were a few things I picked up from chatting with various folks at the woodshow…. The one I want to discuss in this post is about the Router Table…and what you can do to make using one jus...

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Splines vs Biscuit Joiner #7: The box joint drawers

09-12-2010 12:37 AM by RonPeters | 3 comments »

Continuing my progress I decided that the box joint, per the plan, was the way to go. Instead of 5 drawers I did four. I had all 5 cut, but figured one extra big drawer would be more useful than 3 smaller, so I used the biscuit joiner to combine one of the two big ones with one of the small. It saved me from buying more wood and gave me more practice with the joiner. I checked around for plans for a box joint jig and decided that the one from Shopnotes.com (PlansNow) was the better of the ...

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Powder Post Beetles & wood destroying bugs Etc. = Tim-Bor

09-10-2010 06:14 AM by Rj | 4 comments »

I thought some of my Fellow Ljs might find this product usefull .A good friend & fellow Ljs Brian Havens turned me on to it and swears by it for alot of reasons … its also safe to use here’s the link to the site http://www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/timbor.htm Timbor Insecticide active ingredient : Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98.0% (by wt.) (Na2B8O13. 4H2O) INERT INGREDIENTS: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

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Spoon making 101

09-07-2010 11:15 PM by Andy | 22 comments »

The top and bottom spoons are Myrtlewood from Oregon, and the center one is Mahogany. Each took about 1.5 hours.The handle of the top spoon is a twist, but didnt photograph very well.I noticed the recent contest posted by Osageman and was impressed with both his skill and his big heart.Be sure and take a look at his page and make a guess on that wood.I couldnt identify that wood, but it got my attention.It got me interested in making a few spoons this last weekend and I wanted to share my...

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Handy Farm Devices ~ and How to Make Them

09-06-2010 07:05 PM by RonPeters | 3 comments »

I found this site while perusing a survival site. There is some good ancient information here. Enjoy! http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/device/devices2.html

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