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pics for routing tip (REVISED)

2204 days ago by dlcarver | 10 comments »

Here is a tip for some jocks who have to do a lot of routing on smaller and quick projects, especially if they are making small signs. This tip can be used on larger projects as well with a little adaptation. I learned of this from a little old sign maker about 30 years ago. I met him at a craft show…. I was carving and he was making signs. He was routing signs on the table top without using any clamps. I thought, “Boy is that cool or what? ” What he did was take two strips...

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Out of the scrap pile and into a gift #4: Arched Candle Holder - gettin' jiggy

1580 days ago by sras | 5 comments »

Now, it’s time to cut the recesses for the candles. I had originally thought of using a Forstner bit, but it does not leave a smooth flat bottom to the recess. Instead, I used the Forstner bit to cut a pattern for use with my router. I plan to use a pattern bit with a bearing. Looks like it is time to build a jig! Since I am only building one of these, I’ll build a temporary jig. The same elements can be used to create a smaller, but permanent jig. I have two hole sizes so...

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Free Porter Cable Sander

1445 days ago by Hisingwooddesign | 2 comments »

I just wanted to give a quick update about the porter cable sander give away. So far we have had 7 comments and 17 E-mails enter the give away. I guess people are more comfortable giving there story over e-mail witch is great. We have had 24 entries total witch is great, I just wanted to remind you that you still have until May 9th to enter the drawing. All you have to do is comment or e-mail why you wood work, what do you love about working with wood. Thanks for all the entries we have been ...

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Roy underhill's box

1322 days ago by WoodsmanWoodworker | 6 comments »

UPDATED NOW PICS IN MY PROJECTS OF THIS I’ve just completed roy’s dovetailed grease pot. It is a cool idea the way you have to slide the top off the pull back, very neat trick. It really boosted my ood skills. It is a very rough, bad, first copy, but i plan on making better ones. Go here to check out roy’s http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/video/2900/2901.html

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Liquid plywood #1: My liquid plywood creations

85 days ago by bonitum | 10 comments »

I working with plywood and i would like to show my works.

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Out of the scrap pile and into a gift #6: Arched Candle Holder - Wrap up

1567 days ago by sras | 1 comment »

I fell behind on this a bit with the holidays (plus a bit of a headcold). I guess I’ll start out with a follow up detail from the last entry. Lisa (aka dustbunny) complemented me on the compound miters (Thanks Lisa!). I have to confess that they did not turn out that way right after glueing up. After I smoothed the rough edges, a few of the corners were not lined up right. In addition to the mis match, you can also see there is a slight chip in the lacewood at the bottom. Luckily...

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spam

1783 days ago by Sawdust2 | 3 comments »

How did he do that? I suppose everyone has gotten a private message from Avelino. It looked suspicious so I did a search and find that name posted every few seconds. Lee

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Ukulele No. 1 #1: gluing up the back

398 days ago by Justin M Schmidt | 2 comments »

I had this moment where it clicked – out of all the stupid hobbies and interests I’ve spread my attention so thin across, the one that really drives me and could be a career is definitely lutherie. I’ve always been into upgrading and repairing my own instruments, and working on friends’ gear. It’s also in my blood: That’s my paternal grandfather’s work. Unfortunately I never got to meet him as he died when my father was young. Still, just knowi...

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Structural Crack Filling

1698 days ago by Ancientwood | 4 comments »

Ancientwood has developed a technique for filling large, structural cracks, sometimes found in Ancient Kauri slabs. This is a step-by-step approach for creating a flat surface with beautiful patterns and design. 1. The slab must first be flattened. This can be done with a drum sander, planer or a CNC router.2. After the slab is flat, locate cracks that need filling.3. Fill any hairline cracks with color-matched latex putty. Wet the adjacent area of the Ancient Kauri with spirits to get an a...

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Out of the scrap pile and into a gift #5: Arched Candle Holder - On to New Heights

1579 days ago by sras | 3 comments »

It seems like the arched form needs to be lifted off the table by some amount. I’m not sure by how much. My technique in situations like this is choose from a range. Start with too little and keep adding until it seems like too much. Somehwere in between “too little” and “too much” there should be a “just right” or at least a “close enough”!In this case I start adding spacers underneath each end. Here is the range of heights. The wi...

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