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Waste of Time and Wood Today

06-13-2014 07:57 PM by Dave Rutan | 10 comments »

I think I need a new blade for my table saw. At least a blade is cheaper than buying a jointer. I had this idea that I wanted to start making a project today and I didn’t want to buy the wood. So I rummaged through some out of the way spots in my workshop and came up with two identical drawer fronts. The wood I need for the project needs to be 12 inches across and these two 8 inch drawer fronts were my best bet. Unfortunately, I’d have to glue them together edgewise. No probl...

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Chess pieces and board #9: Finishing out the Chess Board

06-05-2014 01:41 AM by Luke | 3 comments »

Here’s a couple more pics of the progress I’ve made. I glued some veneer around the edges to fill in the gap between the fancy stuff and the edge where the board will transition into the sides. Then it was onto a lot of sanding. What I hadn’t expected was the dust from the Rosewood to stain the maple while sanding. So I sanded it down as good as I could without going through the veneer and then used a cabinet scraper to finish it off. I think it came out really nice and I ca...

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No Tail Vise? No Problem.

06-04-2014 09:38 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 4 comments »

I go over two techniques to get around with not having a tail vise. If you have other ways, feel free to share them in the comments.

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New Wood

06-01-2014 12:07 AM by BMichs75 | 2 comments »

Finally received my dry batch of lumber Friday from the kiln. 450 bf of 4/4 cherry. Already have a bunch of new projects I want to start.

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Chess pieces and board #8: Finished Pieces Starting on the board

05-29-2014 12:14 AM by Luke | 2 comments »

Here is the latest:The pieces are all made. On to the board. Birds Eye Maple and Rosewood.I got the veneer supplies ready to go and glued each piece to the 1/2” Birch Ply after cutting them to rough width, 2.25”. I used the full length of each 12” piece of veneer and had a gap in the middle, which was fine because I had enough to get the eight strips out of it. Each strip is 24 inches long and I just cut what I needed out of it and skipped over the gap. I then cleaned up the...

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Scrap Wood Pencil Holder

05-24-2014 01:31 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

Every woodworker has a pile of lumber just sitting around. This weekend use some of it up to make a decorative pencil holder. Link to Video and Link to my Website

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My Beginning Days #4: Grizzly Tent Sale #1

05-20-2014 02:00 PM by Kaa162 | 8 comments »

I went to the Grizzly tent sale this weekend in PA. It was quite the experience. First, I spoke to a rep on the phone who suggested that I get there about an hour ahead of time… Try 2-3 hours. By the time we go there, there were at least 200 people in front of us. By the time the tent sale opened, the line was SUPER long. When the clock struck 8am, you have never witnessed a line move as fast as this one. We were so far back and yet it took seconds ...

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French Cologne that Smells Like Wood?

05-10-2014 01:42 PM by WoodAndShop | 5 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) A few months ago I discovered something very cool for woodworkers (watch the above video…or check out the original blog post here). My wife and I strolled into a colorful new French shop in Virginia called L’Occitane En Provence. While sniffing their men’s cologne I discovered a cologne that actually smelled like sweet wood! My wife absolutely loved it, and I was super excited about the idea of smelling wood wherever I went. It’s th...

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TIW Ep. 52 - Madisons Earing Box

04-13-2014 02:39 PM by Shawn Sealer | 0 comments »

Watch here a little wooden box to hold earring for my nieces

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On the Mill #5: Urban Forestry

04-02-2014 10:51 PM by ScottShaeffer | 10 comments »

“Urban Forestry” is the care of trees growing in or around a city. Most of these trees (millions of them) were planted by humans (land developers, landscapers, individuals, governments, etc.) so there are a huge variety of species that wouldn’t otherwise grow there. In the Denver Metro Area, there are hundreds of thousands of Black Walnut trees for example. Walnut is not a native tree and really doesn’t belong here, but put them all together, and we’ve go...

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