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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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Sam Maloof inspired rocking chair #1: Part #1 My most complicated project to date

09-02-2011 06:12 AM by sandhill | 19 comments »

This may be a bit early to post this with 2 large projects in the works but I just couldn’t help it. I am still jazzed up from watching the DVD’s I ordered from Hal Taylors “Rocking chair university”. As many of you know I have a good bit of cherry sitting around so I thought it would be a good wood to start with because number one I have it, number two if I screw it up I just grab another piece, number three if it comes out good I will have a nice looking chair. I sta...

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TV Stand #6: Finally gluing up the top

09-02-2011 03:19 AM by Angela | 1 comment »

I last left off where my boards for the top where seriously warped. I also was waiting for my new jointer. I received my new Powermatic Jointer and I love it. I wish I knew how to use it better but it will come in time. Jointing ProblemOne question I wondered about it when I tried to flatten a board. I jointed just one side of the board until it was flat. The only problem was to get the board flat the jointer removed so much wood that I wasn’t able to use the board because it became to...

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Wooden clad cups #1: Wooden Coffee Cups, the complete tutorial.

08-29-2011 01:55 AM by Ghrrum | 5 comments »

I’m reposting this for all your benifit, if there are any problems with seeing the pictures please let me know so I can fix it. This should pretty well explain and show you how to make one of the cups below, with the exception of doing the hand carving or any lathe work. All that is necessary to make these is a table saw, sandpaper, chisel, and a hammer. Oh, and wood, you always need wood. I offered a couple weeks ago to try to do a tutorial on how to make a coffee cup like this. ...

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SHOP ALONG #1: new shop floor

08-29-2011 01:29 AM by patron | 49 comments »

LATER EDIT – HERE IS A LINK TO THE FIRST START-UP : THE POSTS – http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/21811 last time we left off here and since i got back from that trip http://lumberjocks.com/topics/29386 here is the progress and the build first the wood arrived tuesday30 2 1/4”x11 7/8”x30’ TGI’sand 35 sheets of 3/4”x4×8 T&G OSBand 3 3/4”x4’x8’ cdx ply for the skirting and this much got done by dark that nig...

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Fit, and finishing with Charles Neil

08-23-2011 06:12 PM by DocSavage45 | 11 comments »

Many years ago I wanted to find a mentor or someone to observe and learn from here in SE MN. Didn’t know anything about LJ’s. Woodworkers here in business all seemed to be one man shops. Made personal phone calls, went to their shops, and they all turned me down one way or another. I’m an avid Amazon guy, Got several tools after reading the pros and cons critiqes. My learnin has like many of you come from watching “Norm”. I wanted more detail and repeatable...

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Making a wooden cup, part 1

08-23-2011 04:38 PM by Ghrrum | 11 comments »

I offered a couple weeks ago to try to do a tutorial on how to make a coffee cup like this. The above is teak, it’s composed of 15 separate pieces. You build it like you would a barrel, just smaller. So, to start you need to find something that will work well as an interior sleeve, I’m partial to stainless so I keep my eyes peeled for any candidates when I’m out and about. I’ve found these work wonderfully and are cheap. Here is one out of the box. The real...

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Box with Inlay lid #2: Making the Inlay Lid

08-23-2011 03:03 PM by Tootles | 16 comments »

Now I said in my previous blog, about the hinge on this box, that I probably wouldn’t make the hinge quite the same way again. But I was very happy with the way the inlay worked and that is worth repeating. So, this is how I did it. The first thing that I needed to do was pick the size of the forstner bit that I wanted to use. I chose 35 mm (about 1 3/8”) because it just felt right in proportion to the size of the top. Then I marked the centre of the top which is the centre...

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TV Stand #5: Problems with the top....and the heat

08-18-2011 09:30 PM by Angela | 10 comments »

HeatWell I haven’t written an update because it’s been too hot in my garage in So. Ca. I have a detached, 1938, garage without air condition. The heat never bothered me but as I get older it’s been getting to me. ProblemsAnother problem I’m having is with the top of the TV stand. I mentioned before that I purchased 14’ of 6/4 African mahogany rough wood. I cut the wood into 3 pieces. (4’, 4’, and 6’) Because it’s been about 100 degrees in my garage, I decided to take it to my local lumb...

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