Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'tutorial'

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Art Deco TV Table #2: Modeling for Shape

11-25-2015 02:55 AM by newTim | 0 comments »

Once I had the basic concept sketched out I needed to see the thing in the actual space. The height of the table is important for ease of use, aesthetic proportions, and to provide enough clearance along the sides to reach the chair controls. The angle of the table is important to set the angle of the chairs so they fit in the room. Yes, I actually set the chairs and divined the angle. Also important was the arc of the front of the drawers. So after making many real size 2D drawings I ...

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Butterfly Dining Table #5: Split Top Sliding Assembly

11-24-2015 11:27 PM by Guy Dunlap | 0 comments »

After the base assembly is complete, I start working on the sliding mechanism that will carry the split top. I use maple for some of the parts, and walnut for the slides that will be attached to the table top when I complete it. Although not very complex, it is a design that demands precision to work correctly. You Tube Link – As always, I welcome your questions and comments! To get updates of this build as I go along, please follow me on Inst...

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Countersink From Screwdriver Bit

11-19-2015 08:26 PM by Tom Howbridge | 1 comment »

Using an old driver bit I made a counter sink by cutting of the ends and grinding a blunt point on one end, then I filed a flute along the ground edge, I used a cheap bit as its a lot easier to work with and sharpen but a good quality bit may hold a better edge. I found it worked really well with an impact driver a drill driver, high speed low speed, it worked quite well even for large headed screws, dry for yourself to see if you can create one just like mine or even better ! WATCH THE...

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Clean and Wax a Table Saw

11-16-2015 05:15 AM by Mike | 10 comments »

In this video I’ll show you how to remove rust and debris from your table saw’s cast iron top. This technique can also be used on any other cast iron tool surface. I’ve used this method for quite a while and it works well even in humid environments. View on YouTube

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Butterfly Dining Table #4: Base Details and Base Assembly

11-16-2015 12:16 AM by Guy Dunlap | 3 comments »

In this video, I show how I plan to use sliding dovetails for the mid span dividers, which also will house the sliding parts for the top, and then cut the sliding dovetails and make the dividers. Then I cut the slots in the end rails for the slides and glue up the end assemblies, which I might add was a grueling experience I hope I never put myself through again! I cut out the joinery for the lower rail that will connect the two curved rails and tie the whole thing together. It’s sta...

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11-15-2015 02:23 PM by rhett | 7 comments »

Thought I would share pics of the slab flattening machine I am constantly upgrading. Made from 80/20 extrusion, it’s basically a CNC minus the computer and motor drives. While it could be converted, I like to manually run the router, so I have control over the cut. Here’s the basic machine: Slabs are held down via a vacuum table. Super simple design using a shop vac and weatherstripping. The router is held steady on the track with linear bearings and a moun...

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My woodshop pants

11-14-2015 06:29 PM by mirock | 2 comments »

Hi friends! Today I finished my small project and made my garage pants of usual jeans and leather. Regular, ordinary pants destroys very quickly and I tried to strengthen it by leather… Let’s watch my video of the process:

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Shop stuff #13: A simple and beautiful finish

11-13-2015 08:37 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I have seen variations of this all over. I don’t think the ratios are overly critical. The results are wonderful. I think I may have found my “go to” finish. Replace the BLO with mineral oil for a food safe finish.

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Woodworker's perfect DIY Christmas Project.

11-12-2015 09:58 PM by Gbluee | 4 comments »

This Christmas make yourself the best shop addition DIY gift. Download the Blueprint PDF file here.. Watch the complete built and tutorial here..

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11-12-2015 08:49 PM by Tom Howbridge | 2 comments »

I shot the video for this in April 2015 but only now had the chance to edit it. check out the video! HERE I used an old soldering stick/iron which had a large piece of copper at the end I cut of the end and carved my initials mirrored with a hacksaw, wood chisel Thanks for watching if you enjoyed this video please consider sharing this video and check out my channel

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