Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'tutorial'

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #2: Time to get Serious

01-29-2018 03:32 PM by johnstoneb | 2 comments »

It’s October and most of the summer and fall projects and river trips etc. are over time to get serious about this chess globe or forget it. I thought a lot about how to build this globe over the summer and thought I knew how I was going to do it, then I started on it and there were changes on the fly every day I think. My neighbor is a very good wood turner and does a lot of large bowls, live edge, green etc. I was talking to him and he told me he was getting a new lathe a larger on...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #1: The Beginning

01-28-2018 03:24 PM by johnstoneb | 6 comments »

About a year ago a friend posted a picture of a spherical chess set and somewhat challenged another friend and I to attempt to build it. The friend didn’t have a lathe and we both kind of dropped the idea. I kept coming back to it and did some research and found the Instructables project. I read the article that was posted and decided it mght be something I would try. The article has a few pictures that give you an idea about how it is mounted etc. everything in the article ended wi...

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Octave Mandolin #16: Strings are on the custom Octave Mandolin

01-27-2018 03:56 AM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

For all of you following my custom Octave Mandolin build you’ll be happy to know that I put the strings on it in this video.. check it out!!!

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Simple Cherry Picture Frame (Half Lap Joinery)

01-24-2018 03:01 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

Here is a video of another easy project for when I only have a couple hours to spend in the shop. I made this frame to fit an eight by ten photo but you could easily scale it up or down to fit your needs.

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Jumbo Storage Cabinets

01-14-2018 03:27 PM by woodify | 0 comments »

I built two of these extra large storage cabinets to hide the junk in my garageView on YouTube

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Using a Router and Hand Tools to Shape a Seat.

01-10-2018 04:51 PM by davemoorefurniture | 3 comments »

I’ve used routers many times to do the bulk removal of wood when shaping a solid seat. But, I’ve never done it totally freehand like I do in this video. In the past I’ve made large patterns that a router-on-sled would follow with a collar. Each subsequent pattern requires a different depth of cut and what you end up with is something that reminds me of the tiers of a quarry that undulate along the natural path of the topography, concentrically. It really makes you fe...

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Online Training

01-09-2018 07:23 PM by Scheol | 1 comment »

Good day fellow woodworkers! I have been pondering on the idea of joining an online woodworking teaching platform. I am mostly a evening/night woodworker so despite owning a lot of power tools I tend to favour the hand tool approach (dust and noise are the deal breakers for my family). Also, I would like a paid platform that offers step-by-step instruction for a given project. My four go-to woodworkers online each have a paid subscription to their blogs and all seems to charge roughly the ...

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Octave Mandolin #15: Making the Octave Mandoli Ebony Fretboard

01-09-2018 04:25 AM by Tomy Hovington | 1 comment »

For those of you who follow the Octave Mandolin build, This is the latest video in the playlist… Check it out!!!

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Homemade Hot Hide Glue Brush

01-06-2018 05:49 AM by Rich | 3 comments »

I’ve become something of a hide glue junky. It started with liquid hide glue. I was intrigued with the chemistry of adding urea to hide glue and water, following the cooking method and emerging with a glue that’s strong, liquid at room temperature, and probably the easiest to work with that I know of. Liquid hide glue has some great characteristics, but lately I ventured into hot hide glue. I’ll leave the nuances of liquid versus hot to the experts like shipwright, but...

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Stone Coat Counter Tops

01-05-2018 10:38 PM by Grumpy | 4 comments »

This tutorial by Stone Coat Counter Tops is a great example how to turn a crappy piece of slab into a work of art.The video is a bit long but the content is in

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