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Making Two Sets of Matching Heirloom Saws #2: The 12" Carcase Saw

02-14-2018 08:24 PM by summerfi | 18 comments »

This is the third in a series of articles on making two matching sets of heirloom saws. The first article was on making gent’s saws and table saws. It can be found here:http://lumberjocks.com/summerfi/blog/46985.The second was on making 10” dovetail saws, and it can be found here:http://lumberjocks.com/summerfi/blog/78490.If you’re wondering what these sets are all about, please see the first article in the series where that is explained in detail. It has been two full years since I made th...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #5: Turning the chess pieces and completion

02-06-2018 06:48 PM by johnstoneb | 5 comments »

It took a little while to decide on a design for the chess pieces. I had to go through 2 books on turning chess pieces before coming up with something. After turning the maple 1/2 of a set I decided to see how well they would hold on the globe. I had made them too tall and the king and queen kept tipping off.Back to the drawing board and make them shorter. I found that when turning a large number of pieces on the spindle that I could not do the finish cut (kept breaking the...

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A Stepback Cupboard build #15: A finale....cupboard delivered

02-05-2018 11:27 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

More of a way to close this blog…..been fun. Back was cut down to size….hand saw and a plane were used.. Everything got a coat of amber shellac..even the insides of the doors.While getting ready to move this 73-1/2” tall cabinet…decided to fill in the “empty space” under the book case.. Had some leftover Ash, to make a front and a back, couple of pieces of Poplar for two sides, and some leftover 1/4” plywood for a bottom.. And a simple...

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Shop Upgrades #1: MFT 3 Powertool Workbench

02-05-2018 04:57 PM by MatthewTruax | 3 comments »

Hi all! I’ve been designing this workbench in my head for quite some time. Over this past weekend, I was able to finish milling the frame/structure of the workbench and complete the glue up. I used the Domino XL 700 and installed twin tenons (loose tenons) in all joints of the frame. I know some of you will be astonished that I’m using this walnut for a workbench, but if you look at my completed projects, you will see that this will match my Roubo workbench and lets be hones...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #4: The Base

02-04-2018 03:05 PM by johnstoneb | 4 comments »

Now that I have the globe turned and a couple coats of shellac on it. It is time to turn to the base. I decided to use a 5/8 dowel for the globe axis so first I need to drill the globe. One of the advantages of turning between centers is you have the center marked for drilling holes. The globe is hollow so I only had to drill an inch or so from either end. I also drilled a 1 1/2” counterbore in both ends for the mount spacer and top hat. I had some fairly good photographs from instr...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #18: Ambitious Endeavor Realized

02-01-2018 10:06 PM by Ron Aylor | 24 comments »

Ambitious Endeavor Realized –  I did it! After 426 hours, my ambition became a reality. Once the eight part door panel came together, all it needed was stiles and rails …                 Sorry for the bad photo … when they say do not shoot photos with the sun in front … I guess they mean it! With the stiles and rails cut, mortises and tenons cut and fitted … it was a quick clamp up to drill for pins …                 … and I had a door … whew! Before inserting the pins, I dyed the walnu...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #3: Turning for show

01-31-2018 11:06 PM by johnstoneb | 4 comments »

I got with my neighbor and got everything chucked up and started turning. The first thing I learned I will not use bubinga on the second globe There is just to much difference in hardness. Made for difficult turning and ridges and low spots. When I drilled and epoxied in the washers I used a spur point bit that had a bout an 1/8” spur below the bottom of the hole. I was able to us that hole to tell when I was getting close to the depth I needed for the washers. Unfortunately I did...

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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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Making a Big Cutting Board

01-28-2018 05:15 PM by YesHaveSome | 4 comments »

My cousin asked me for a big cutting board that two people could use at the same time. It ended up 36×16 and probably weighed 25 pounds. After a few months of nothing but shop projects it was nice to get back to making something for someone that will hopefully be in their home for years to come. The board is made of walnut, padauk and yellowheart. First time using any of those species. LOVED working with yellowheart. Smooth as glass after going through the jointer and planer. Padauk h...

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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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