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Squaring the edge of cheap lumber with 2 tools in 30 seconds

07-14-2014 02:42 AM by jordanp | 4 comments »

I kind of stumbled on this method by accident.I haven’t tested it on hardwood but your big box soft wood lumber works perfectly.. Tools needed. Stanley No. 95 or equivalent (veritas or LN)Block plane or smoothing plane set for thin shavings. I usually take 8-12 passes with the 95 each direction,This is usually enough to get rid of that rounded edge you getWith big box store construction grade lumber. But wait! I just changed directions against the grain!Doesn’t matter...

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Minature Bud Vase

06-12-2011 12:45 PM by AlexHarris | 3 comments »

Hey LJ just posting a recent video I did on making a tiny bud vase I make from Australian Red wood. The shape is not perfect but it looks nice because of its size. Enjoy!

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Fuming a Small Oak Box

09-16-2014 01:22 AM by Roger Kimmel | 17 comments »

I have some small boxes with oak sides that I made, and I wanted to fume them to contrast with the basswood lids and pins. I placed a box over a saucer with some regular household ammonia. I keep a cake container over the setup to contain the fumes.The box before fuming.Here is the setup and the box after one day. Here it is after 48 hours. I’ll keep going until it reaches the desired shade.

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Shop Updates #7: finishing booth - table

12-27-2008 05:26 AM by teenagewoodworker | 13 comments »

well i have alot of finishing stuff. i am also getting a lot into the spraying so the chance arose to get my own little finishing booth in the corner of my attic right near 2 windows so of course i jumped on the opertunity. just to give you a perspective. after i cleaned out my finishing cabinet here was my stuff. and my table saw is 4 foot 3 inches by 27 inches so this is where i will cover the construction of the table. its not fine woodworking but my woodworking passion really c...

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Candle Holder #3: The Finishing Touches

07-08-2010 06:07 PM by Huckleberry | 4 comments »

OK we are out of the clamps with our project and we level the legs. Next we do a little more finish sanding and spray our finish. *Note one thing I forgot on the video I buy adhesive backed felt and put on the bottom of the feet to ad that “Pro” touch to it. Enjoy and if any would not mind doing me favor, how about leaving some reviews on iTunes for me. Thanks In Advance, Huck

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Tips #1: Quick in-store wood grain test.

05-02-2012 10:52 AM by Philip "Pip" Storm | 4 comments »

I have to give credit to my wife for this tip. We were at a local big box store looking at wood for cabinetry. We were curious as to how different wood’s grains were going to look after a finish was applied. We had seen before were people would use a little water to get an idea. Of course we didn’t have any water readily available to us and I don’t think they would appreciate use getting water on their products. That’s when my wife had the brilliant idea of using a sma...

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Fatigue Mats

01-23-2011 12:47 AM by WoodArtbyJR | 13 comments »

Not sure if this belongs in a “Review” or “Blog” heading so I’ll place it here. Fatigue mats, you don’t think about them much unless you stand on a hard floor all day (and even then you probably think about them). I purchased a fatigue mat from our beloved Rockler a couple of years ago and loved it. It was sent to me rolled up and took about a year before it would lay flat. Still, working in front of my lath for hours at a time I found that it was a GRE...

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Here's How to Use My New Mag Jig as a Magnetic Chisel Guide to Make Cutting Dovetails So Much easier

06-17-2016 08:12 PM by Katz-Moses Woodworking | 0 comments »

Here’s a great feature of my new magnetic dovetail jig… You can use it as a chisel guide for tails, pins, shoulders, AND clearing waste. It makes cutting dovetails soooo much easier. Cheers LJers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7tLYoA3sg0

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My Favorite Stain, Simple, and Good Lookin'

02-18-2008 10:42 PM by teenagewoodworker | 11 comments »

Hey Everybody! In this episode of the Teenage Woodworker I talk about my favorite stain. It’s quick simple and looks great especially on hardwoods. for the stain all you need is, Gel Polyurethane, Wax, and a couple of clean cloths. Well I hope that everyone enjoys the show! I hope that everyone enjoyed the show and right now i am not really sure what i am going to do next week. So if anyone has anything that they want to see then just leave a comment and i will consider it f...

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Dave's Workshop #5: ZCI for My Benchtop Tablesaw

11-03-2014 10:01 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

Because my table saw has one of those thin metal blade inserts, I’ve been thinking for quite a while how to make a zero clearance insert for my saw. I cut quite a few small or thin items and often, as might be expected, the thin cuttings fall down the slot between the insert and the blade. Only once did this actually result in something a bit startling, but I wanted to remedy the situation in any case. At one time, I tried making a ZCI by dadoeing around a hunk of wood so that ...

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