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Workbench Construction #1: Joinery for the legs/base

11-12-2011 09:16 AM by Richard B | 7 comments »

So the purpose of this blog post was to help show how I built my bench. There are several things that might be of interest to a new woodworker (like myself). I worried for a long time that I wouldn’t be able to afford a nice bench, or that I would need another 2 grand worth of tools to build a decent one. the bench was built with material that was available at my local home store. Only the vises and the last few board feet of wood for the vise chops came from woodcraft. I did not h...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #1: FINALLY- The first episode is done! You're gonna LOVE IT!

11-12-2011 01:08 AM by StumpyNubs | 63 comments »

Maybe “LOVE” is a strong word. But I’m really excited about the final version of the show, and I think most people will feel the same way. Forget about everything we experimented with before. This is all new. It’s been over a year in development, and And I’d like to think it is a pretty unique format! Here’s how it works… The show is designed to have the feel of a single camera “reality” type show. It is meant to be a glimpse into our workshop as if you were just stopping in...

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Toy Boeing Stearman Kaydet Bi-Plane #7: Landing Gear and Struts

11-10-2011 08:37 AM by RandyMorter | 1 comment »

As I mentioned earlier, another LJer, nitewalker41, had modified my plans (see the earlier notes) and I liked how he did his landing gear struts better than my original design so I followed his lead. I bought some 1/2” dowel from Lowe’s. That wasn’t hard. I cut off 3-1/2” lengths and then set my miter to 30 degrees and made another cut on each strut so that the end would be parallel to the “ground” when the plane was at rest. Next I needed to drill holes for the axles. They also have to...

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Toy Boeing Stearman Kaydet Bi-Plane #6: Cut out the Main Wings

11-10-2011 08:32 AM by RandyMorter | 1 comment »

I laid out the wings on 10 1/4” x 4” x 24” pieces of poplar (after replacing the one I’d used earlier by mistake). Here’s a picture of the lower wing outline along with a vertical tail piece outline, showing that they easily fit on one of the work pieces. You can also see the notch that I added to the vertical tail template. I laid out both the top and bottom wings. Since my plan calls for a 3-1/8” width on the wings, I decided to rip the 10 pieces using my table saw rather than cut...

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Toy Boeing Stearman Kaydet Bi-Plane #5: Cut out the Tail

11-10-2011 08:25 AM by RandyMorter | 2 comments »

For the horizontal tail pieces, I laid all 5 of them out on a larger 1/4” x 5” by 24” piece of poplar. I did a rough cut using the band saw with the intent of finishing them on my sander. DON’T DO THIS: I cut the 5 vertical pieces the same way, using another 1/4” x 4” by 24” piece, consuming one of the 10 pieces I’d originally purchased. I thought I just needed 10 of the 1/4” x 4” pieces, to get the 2 wings per plane. After I started cutting the vertical tail pieces I guessed that I’...

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Secret Mitered Dovetail Cola de Milano Oculta

11-10-2011 07:57 AM by Omegacool | 2 comments »

Este tipo de ensamble unicamente lo he leido, y visto en algunos posts, lo mas descriptivo que he encontado es un articulo de chest of books.Practiqué el ensamble de forma manual primero en pino y dos veces mas en encino sin lograr muy buenos resultados.La pregunta del millon…¿se pueden hacer con router? la respuesta SIEn breve mostrare los resultados e ire creando algo asi como un tutorial completo. Este es el ensamble hecho a mano. Estos otros con Router Me di a l...

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Some Epoxy Handling Tips #1: Don't get any on you !

11-09-2011 10:13 PM by shipwright | 22 comments »

The first rule I try to follow when using epoxies is “Don’t get any on you !” and the second one is “Don’t get any on your handles !” Basically for more reasons than I need to get into here no one wants to get it on them. The question seems to be how to avoid it. I’ve used A LOT of epoxy over the years for everything from gluing hulls together to making wooden fuel tanks, water tanks and even a bathtub and I’ve developed a number of procedure...

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Food Safe Finishes For Turned Bowls

11-09-2011 12:18 AM by Chefdavid | 3 comments »

Greetings, I have been turning for less than a year and I have finally started to master the art of bowl turning. After a few bowls flying off the lathe…. A few blowing up… I have had a few now that have come off the lathe in one piece. My question the the Lumber Jock Nation is what is a good food safe finish for those wooden bowls that have survived? All comments and suggestions are welcomed!! Thanks!

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Making a Custom Drawer Pull

11-08-2011 09:50 PM by RussInMichigan | 5 comments »

For a tool cabinet I recently posted here at lumberjocks, 30 Drawer Tool Cabinet to go with Workbench, I made custom drawer pulls. Having had several inquiries about them, I decided to blog my drawer pull process. I tried a few different prototypes trying out size, feel and aesthetics, and settled on the profile shown in the template. During the prototyping I tried several thicknesses of stock. I would have preferred 7/8” over 3/4” but threatening weather forced me to go...

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Custom Knife Blocks #4: So many inlays!!!

11-07-2011 11:38 PM by wdkits1 | 3 comments »

Each of the knife blocks gets a quarter circle bloodwood inlay on each side where the ends of the side pieces come together. On the prototype I made a jig to use a 2” forstner bit to cut an 1/8” deep recess for the inlay but the client wanted the inlay bigger so I bought a 3” forstner bit for the production blocks. The jig works great and drilling the 1/8” recesses went very well. Just a matter of loading the side piece into the jig, clamping in place and dri...

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