Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'tutorial'

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Am I just picky or what?

08-14-2010 01:22 AM by Dez | 2 comments »

I realize I am a picky little sucker but am I over the line on this or am I wrong in the way I see this?From the Edgebanding plywood shelvingI’ve done a lot of edgebanding and always hated the hair-line crack that develops between the plywood and the solid stock. That gap is caused by the inner plywood endgrain_ swelling from the glue, which puts a little belly in the edge and forces the banding away from top and bottom...

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The Hutch #1: Making a hutch for the Kitchen...

08-12-2010 05:33 AM by RichClark | 0 comments »

Wife and I make a design and I am tasked with making a hutch for the kitchen It will be in two parts (as the item it replaces is just a kinda sideboard with a few drawers and a lone shelf behind a door. This should be a huge improvement (casue she designed it and as long as I stick to the design I cannot go wrong!). The bottom half started with a lot of web surfing and finally an order from “OSBORN” woodworks they make a crap load of turned junk and other architectural ite...

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Let's Turn Salt and Pepper Mills

08-07-2010 06:05 PM by Bob Simmons | 14 comments »

There is something special about wood turning. It is easy to spend hours at this wood craft while working with the various woodturning tools. This particular project features salt and pepper mills of black walnut with a food-safe finish of Tried and True oil varnish. This finish leaves a soft and warm patina with a nice hand rubbed look and feel. The material on hand in the shop happened to be 3/4” black walnut that was left over from another project. In this case the (4) pieces w...

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Desk Build #1: Layout & Milling Materials

08-05-2010 02:14 PM by Huckleberry | 3 comments »

I know this is a little out of order but I needed to get started on these desks ahead of the garbage can containers. What is great about these desks is that we will be using different kinds of joinery. We’ll be laminating the legs, pocket hole joinery for the aprons and top. Plus there will be some edge banding happening too. You will also see how I build my drawer boxes and the material that I use for this in future episodes. Don’t forget to sign up for Huck’s (hucksdi...

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Lighting Puzzle Solved (Blink Blink)

08-03-2010 04:54 AM by wichle | 1 comment »

When i spent time with my dad in his woodshop I often heard him complain that he “couldn’t see” what he was working on. I still have the floor lamp he put together from this and that to light his work area. As he got older, the bulb got stronger. Following in his foot steps, mt shop in Milwaukee and once moved here in Michigan are well lighted. There are seventeen flourescent fixtures overhead in the work area. Some are single tube, some are 2 tube squeezed between th...

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Let's Build a Drill Press Table

08-01-2010 07:29 PM by Bob Simmons | 14 comments »

The drill press is a terrific tool in the woodworking shop especially when it has a drill press table that conveniently clamps the work, provides a fence for repeatable and accurate cuts, and also offers a safer working environment. The drill press was originally set up for metal working and most tables that come with the drill press are small metal tables. As a result, the metal tables can be rather awkward for use in the woodworking shop. A better solution for the woodworker is to buy...

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Resawing lumber bandsaw JIG (milling) BLOG

07-31-2010 07:13 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Resawing lumber bandsaw JIG – HOW TO MAKEOr your own little mill, if you find a nice peace of wood in the forest! I visited a friend the other day, and in his firewood pile I found these nice pieces of wood, and could see a little box, a new handle for some chisels, a mallet and God knows…So yes a new jig was needed… Or perhaps wanted – and since I love making them, here we go: First a plywood sled that fits your bandsaw size.Route some T-tracks (or buy s...

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i'm to old to push sheet goods !

07-31-2010 04:38 PM by patron | 41 comments »

howdy folks ,got some inquiries about some cabinet work i do .so here is a sampling of that . first off , let me say i have NOTHING to do with them , i am just a satisfied customer , i have used their CNC precut and ready to assemble cabinets for 15 years now , and thought you might like to hear about them , and see what it is all about . you do have to buy a catalog , mine cost $40 15 years ago , i don’t know what the deal is now , as they have R...

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a1Jim didn't get a shirt, what a shame

07-30-2010 11:08 PM by Built2Last | 13 comments »

First let me say that I think it is awful nice of Martin to give away the shirts he’s handing out.I am one of those who never win’s anything but, in this case, if I happen to win one and a1Jim doesn’t then I want mine to go to him. I really thought he would get one in the first ten that went out for the 100 most active LumberJocks.( before you say it, I know, it is a random drawing and I don’t mean to sound like I don’t appreciate what Martin is doing, because I ...

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Double Bevel Marquetry...a Tulip of Various Woods

07-26-2010 08:13 PM by Bob Simmons | 9 comments »

One of the beautiful aspects of woodworking is that there are so many facets to the craft. Marquetry is one of these woodworking crafts that requires just basic woodworking tools and is well with the reach for all of us. The primary shop tools used for this wood project are the scroll saw, table saw, and the band saw. The hardwoods selected for this project came from a number of wood species that were in the scrap bin. Selected woods for this woodworking project include hickory, maple,...

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