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Making a Wood Bracelet with Scrappy #2: Preparing Wood and Cutting Pieces

09-12-2011 04:56 AM by scrappy | 3 comments »

Welcome Back! We will begin be going over some safety tips. First of all it is always important to know your tools and use them safely. You will be working with very small pieces of wood so, the utmost care is needed. Always use all guards and a zero clearance blade on the table saw. Always use proper eye and ear protection. If something does not seem safe, then stop Step ONE The first thing you want to do is to cut your wood to size. I started with a piece of 4/4 Purple ...

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How to make a wine bottle holder that can balance.

09-10-2011 12:23 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 9 comments »

It seems like everyone these days are making videos of things, so I decided to do one as well. It is very simple, but it is my first one. I have included the degrees you cut the base at (which seems to be a common question). Enjoy it!

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #4: Rehabbing a #18 Stanley Standard-Angle Block Plane

09-08-2011 06:56 PM by Brad | 8 comments »

I have a late-model Stanley #60 ½ low-angle block plane, a hand-me-down from my dad. It’s tuned perfectly and I like it, but there are times when it feels a bit small in my hands. So I’ve had my eye out for a Stanley knuckle block plane. You know, the ones with the cool rounded top gleaming from a nickel coating? The #18 Stanley block plane also seats the iron at a standard angle, and I wanted one to complement my low-angle model. So when a #18 caught me eye recently at a garag...

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Fishing rod restoration (Now this really IS a "green rod")

09-08-2011 05:32 AM by Trillium | 1 comment »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18W0C8sSFzg For those who asked for a pictorial / video blog on restoring a fishing rod…..for the purpose of expediting my education in video editing / posting etc… I have used the myrtle rod handle and foregrip previously posted in my projects. I doubted that many of you would be enthralled by my turning of the handle or fore grip..pretty straightforward stuff there… just turn to length and diameter desired…to a depth in the foregrip ...

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Foldable Router Table #1: The Idea

09-07-2011 01:59 AM by abadr | 1 comment »

Even though I have a decent size garage/shop, all tools need to be tucked away neatly since the space is used for metal working, photography, working on cars and of course parking. So space hogging fixed tools are avoided whenever possible. The idea for this router table is to take an inexpensive foldable table and replace the top with a thick, straight and strong MDF top for routing. I will then be able to collapse the table and stow it next to a wall taking little space. The original top...

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Woven basket on the Scroll Saw

09-06-2011 08:22 AM by Leldon | 26 comments »

Hi all, I wanted to make this blog in order to show the process I use to make the woven basket that is shown in my projects. This will be my first blog, so bar with me, please! I didn’t come up with this concept of making these baskets, but after making 30 or so I feel I can make them better than the directions the author provided. These plans are available from Scroller Ltd. These are awesome baskets to make. And I sell them for a nice profit considering you are only using tw...

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Chip Carving a Plate #1: Introduction & Preparation

09-05-2011 03:11 AM by MyChipCarving | 24 comments »

Welcome to another chip carving class. This time our project will be chip carving a basswood plate. I will lead you step-by-step through this project and when you’re done you’ll have a carved plate to display or give away as a gift. Various plates styles and assorted carving patterns combine to make wonderful carvings. Here are some plates that I’ve carved: Our plate will have a unique design. One that I’m sure you will enjoy carving. Here is a supply list of ...

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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #8: Lesson 8 - Cutting Inside Curves and Swirls

09-05-2011 02:00 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

By now you have had some time to practice cutting inside and outside corners. While getting nice sharp corners is really important to your scroll working, one of the signatures of traditional fretwork pieces are the graceful curves and swirls that you are able to cut with the scroll saw. In Victorian times, fretwork was cut either by hand or by using foot powered pedal saws. It was a delicate and painstaking process and took years of practice to master and accomplish. With the intr...

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Making a Wood Bracelet with Scrappy #1: Step #1 Getting Ready/Choosing your Wood

09-04-2011 08:08 PM by scrappy | 8 comments »

Hello all,I have been asked to give a class on making a wood bracelet similar to this one. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18322 I want to point out that we will NOT be using the special jig I made. I have a different way to get the same results which does not require each of you making a jig. Part #1Getting started and choosing wood. Step #2Preparation off wood and cutting notches. Step #3Drilling holes and shaping. Step #4Finishing and final assembly We will begin be goin...

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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #4: Cleaning and Restoring a Brace to ‘Like New’ Condition

09-02-2011 06:27 AM by Brit | 45 comments »

Well here we are at the finale of this brace restoration (DON’T YOU DARE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM YET!). At the end of Part 3 I wiped the Head and the Sweep handle over with methylated spirit to get rid of some of the grease and grime that had accumulated. Now its time to rub the wood down prior to re-finishing. I start with P120, then P180, P240, finishing with P320. I know some people would frown at this and say I’m destroying the patina that has built up over the years. Sometimes that’s a v...

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