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Guarino Videos #2: Sydney Mirror

08-11-2015 08:47 PM by GlenGuarino | 0 comments »

I am working on this for a gift for our granddaughter. The design may change a bit. I want the design to have gentle curves that will create dramatic shadows to provide interest as your eye moves around the mirror. In the second video I am working on the top part of the mirror. I’m tossing around ideas in my head of which wood to use, maybe some of the rescued mahogany, shedua or walnut. Sydney Part 1 Sydney Part 2

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First attempt at making a carbide tipped lathe tool

08-11-2015 05:08 PM by casecx700 | 2 comments »

This is my first attempt at making a carbide tipped lathe tool, the handle is made of oak and ash cut and glued at a 45 degree angle and doweled for added strength. The metal part that holds the cutter is made of a piece of .5 inch round rod that I purchased from home depot and tapped a #8 32TPI thread into to accommodate the easy wood tool cutter. Currently I am waiting on the epoxy to set up so I can finish it up tomorrow hopefully. I am planning on finishing with Boiled linseed oil.

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There's Spalted Wood on that thar Bank!

08-07-2015 01:19 AM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

[EDIT] I mistakenly used the word burl when I meant spalted. I’ve since corrected the rest of this post. During the last few days I’ve been pruning a few trees that grow close to our house. This led me to ask about a certain tree. I’ve since discovered that the wood that I thought might be pear is actually elm. This is all good. I’ve cut a few of the larger pieces of my prunings to use when the day comes that I play with wood turning again. More importantly is...

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Shop Wrap Up's #1: July 2015

08-01-2015 02:56 PM by Jack Johnson | 0 comments »

Youtube link – In this video I will be showing you what I have been up to in my shop over the last view weeks. Interested in any of these projects and looking to buy feel free to inbox me. However some might have already sold at your time of viewing. Want to donate to help fund my projects? Inbox me if so.Thanks for watching please like, rate and subscribe. How to make a Wooden Bowl With a Router – Collaboration with Tom Howbridge – https:...

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Saturday in the Woodworking Shop #8: Dehumidifying Lumber Storage

07-14-2015 02:35 PM by AndyPitts | 2 comments »

Today I’m talking about how I maintain my lumber stash ready for building furniture where I live in humid eastern Virginia. Left to it’s own in an unconditioned space, my kiln dried lumber (6-8% MC) would gradually migrate toward 12 % MC, so I’ve solved that by dehumidifying my storage location. Nothing high tech, here, but it works. In my work I like to start out with wood of a known moisture content, approximately the equilibrium moisture content for the intended environme...

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TIW Review No. 08 - BOSTITCH Air Commpresor

06-19-2015 09:20 PM by Shawn Sealer | 0 comments »

having trouble with the inbed. here is the link

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Suggestions welcome, but no guarantees

05-31-2015 08:17 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

I’m pretty sure this wood is from the trunk of a small pear tree I took down a few years ago. ([EDIT] It’s elm burl!) I cut off another hunk of it this spring and re-sawed it into 3 mini slabs with my band saw. Then I ran them through my thickness planer to get them to a uniform approximate 3/8 inch. The length is about 17 inches, but I’ll need to remove about 2 inches from each end because of the planer snipe. I want to make something from this wood. The question is ...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #51: Taking Down a Tree

05-14-2015 02:32 AM by Gary Rogowski | 4 comments »

I hate cutting down trees. As much as I love the wood that comes from them, there is still something about cutting down a tree that seems to me an affront. A crime against the sky. Certainly it is a loss of some valuable shade in the heat of the sun. And it changes a landscape, a street view. But it was half dead and once cut, discovered to be rotten inside. It had to come down now in a noisy if controlled fashion rather than taking out someone’s car some chance day. It was a good sized tr...

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final project #1: Still thinking

04-24-2015 02:34 PM by Kaleb670 | 1 comment »

So I need a easy project for my final project. Can you guys help me get a project to do. So I don’t fail. Thanks

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The Tinker's Apprentice #2: My Dilemma

04-07-2015 08:50 PM by droogs | 1 comment »

Having had my “road to Damascus” moment, the realisation dawned on me that although I had just had a world beating business idea; I in fact had absolutely no way in which to achieve its fruition. After all, here was I with no tools at all, other than a very worn Phillips screwdriver, a decrepit claw hammer, a knock-off 12mm Marples “blue” bevelled chisel (with sides that could only be described as having been ground using the kerb) and a rather cheap and nasty ¼” drive socket set missing the ...

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