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Tray Table Tutorial #2: My Brother's Tray Table - measured drawings and instructions for construction

07-04-2011 05:19 AM by lightweightladylefty | 8 comments »

We left off at a point where it would be a good idea to now do a dry-fit of the top to the apron. Dry-fit the top to the apron. Before going further, now is a good time to dry-fit the slant top to the apron so that you can get the exact location of the dado which stores the metal stand when the desktop is closed. With the metal stand flat against the back of the top, place the top on the right side of the apron, allowing a 1/2” overhang on front, left, and back. Carefully mark where t...

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Tray Table Tutorial #1: My Brother's Tray Table - measured drawings and instructions for construction

07-03-2011 10:19 PM by lightweightladylefty | 2 comments »

I was asked if I would share plans for the tray table I made for my brother. It actually took more time attempting to write these plans than it did to complete the tray table. I did not take any construction photos so I have used SketchUp scenes to try to illustrate the steps. Disclaimer: This is the plan which I made on SketchUp before making the tray. ( I didn’t follow it exactly since I found that I had already surfaced some stock to 5/8” and used it instead of 1/2” thickness.) It s...

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Router Sled for Flattening End Grain Cutting Board

07-01-2011 06:04 PM by Mauricio | 9 comments »

I glued up a cutting board with a table saw that was not properly aligned. As a result I had a glue up that was relatively flat on one side but way out of whack on the other side. The flat side was a huge pain to flatten with my little Ryobi belt sander even with 40 Grit belts. The rough side needed about 1/8” of wood that needed to be removed over most of the board. This is no joke with hard maple. It would have taken hours. My lumber dealer referred me to a cabinet shop that...

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My Maloof Rocker #2: Using A Rasp

06-28-2011 06:51 PM by Tim Dorcas | 3 comments »

In this video Randy Child discusses the use of the rasp in shaping wood and demonstrates its use. My apologies in advance for the noise. I filmed this in a production environment of which I had no control. That said, you can still hear the content which I believe is relevant. Enjoy! Tim PS – Check out my website for more videos and woodworking information.

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Things I learned/heard while covered in sawdust.

06-27-2011 06:59 PM by Richard | 6 comments »

The following is a collection of things I/you/we have heard/said/experienced numerous times… either from our elders or ourselves… a.) “Damn…” b.) “Do you know that you’re bleeding?” c.) “This? It’s a paper towel and electrical tape.” (You’ve done it!)d.) “I thought doors were three feet wide! Damn it!” e.) “Fu…” (I’m not going to finish that one, here. Suffice it to say that it is...

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Pallet Harvesting

06-27-2011 02:40 PM by CptWingnut | 11 comments »

So this is my first try at a blog, and I figured I’d start with something that is simple and probably had already been done a number of times before. Regardless, I will probably learn more about blog making than you will about pallets. Pallet HarvestingFirst you have to find a pallet that is worth harvesting, craigslist is a good place to look, but I have had much more luck by finding a company in an industrial complex that receives a fair amount of freight. Target places that have h...

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My Maloof Rocker #1: Prepping the Front Legs to

06-25-2011 06:40 PM by Tim Dorcas | 6 comments »

I recently took a Maloof Rocker class with Randy Child and Charles Neil. They were both kind enough to let me video the learning sections of the class. In this video, Randy discusses the requirements for prepping the front legs to integrate with the seat. I have lots of video but most of it has high levels of noise. If there is interest given these restraints, I will post a few more. As for the class itself, I really learned quite a bit about shaping wood which is the largest require...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #10: Second glue up.

06-24-2011 02:59 AM by degoose | 6 comments »

You really need to take your time with this glue up.. to make sure that the board ends up flat… Apply a small amount of glue.. Spread it evenly with a roller…. Use cauls to keep the ends level…When glueing make sure that each piece is level with either side and apply just enough pressure to see a little glue squeeze out…More tomorrow..

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How to Figure a Rafter

06-18-2011 02:26 PM by Clay Ortiz | 9 comments »

I finally put together my first howto video on framing! It explains how to figure rafter length and layout. I gotta say that it was a lot harder to do than I thought it would be. I’m going to make another video or two on the subject because I just didn’t have enough time. http://youtu.be/7QuJYtq8MsU

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Trays from Pallet Wood, with handles

06-14-2011 07:18 PM by ~Julie~ | 9 comments »

I have a lot of pallet wood and enjoy using it to make new things. I also bought a bag of used handles not long ago, so I figured I would incorporate them into the new projects which are trays. Four of the handles were soaked in a mixture of vinegar and water with a ball of steel wool thrown in the tub which makes the handles look old and rusty. They are attached with screws from the inside after the tray is made. The pallet wood is planed and trimmed to size. Holes remain from the or...

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