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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #2: A Sketchup Model to Make it Easier (I hope)

896 days ago by shipwright | 7 comments »

I have had several people PM me who were having trouble with the details of the integral hinge in this blog so I’ve done a sketchup to try to clarify it. I hope I haven’t just made it more confusing. If this doesn’t clear it up, I’ll just keep trying. Here’s the link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=49b42e2ce1f6da5152d9fc61873164a1 I’ve added the sketchup link to the first blog page so it’s all in one place and easy to ...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

1030 days ago by shipwright | 58 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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Next Generation Cheese boards... #5: Step by step...

888 days ago by degoose | 11 comments »

This post documents the step by step in creating a 2nd generation board.. Striped board… cut at 50 degrees. Flip every second piece left to right… After glueing up the chevron pattern… cut through each down facing [right to left] stripe… at the centre at 25 degrees… Now flip every other piece end for end and glue up again… Now cut to shape… In this case the one on the right…

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The quick and dirty instructions on how to make a zig-zag pattern cutting board.

2081 days ago by ganders | 24 comments »

The quick and dirty instructions on how to make a zig-zag pattern cutting board. Click on the pictures to see a full size image. Choose a couple different types of hardwood. The more colors the better. Below is cherry, maple and walnut. Rip strips of wood any width so the total with is about 12”. This is the width that will fit through my planer. The beauty of this is that none of the widths have to be the same. The board shown below is made of scrape wood. If you only have shor...

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Cigar-Box Guitar How-To

2305 days ago by WhiskeyWaters | 3 comments »

I wrote this article/post/manual for a Technical Writing course I took this fall. Couldn’t think of any technical aspects of teaching, but luckily, woodworking came to my rescue. I borrowed heavily from Make magazine’s article on cigar-box making, but I got a little more specific (I hope), and well, added a modification page from some of the other guitars I made. Sorry, no pictures – but I think y’all will get the picture. If you have trouble, give a shout and I&#...

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"Palm Box" tutorial

1227 days ago by Andy | 88 comments »

I am very sorry that the tutorial is still down. I lost all the pictures and just have moved on to other things. But the good news is that others have come to the rescue with their own tutorials and are just as good…even better than mine.Here is one by Scott http://lumberjocks.com/projects/58221Andy

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Spoon making 101

1318 days ago by Andy | 22 comments »

The top and bottom spoons are Myrtlewood from Oregon, and the center one is Mahogany. Each took about 1.5 hours.The handle of the top spoon is a twist, but didnt photograph very well.I noticed the recent contest posted by Osageman and was impressed with both his skill and his big heart.Be sure and take a look at his page and make a guess on that wood.I couldnt identify that wood, but it got my attention.It got me interested in making a few spoons this last weekend and I wanted to share my...

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Making Wood Quilt Blocks

1992 days ago by WoodMosaics | 16 comments »

First of all you have to determine what shape you will need that you can make accurately and repeatedly. This is where my jigs come in. I was to poor to buy several miter gauges so I made mine out of angle iron and bar stock. I made them set close to a certain angle, adjustable just a little. This first picture shows the back side of one of my jigs on the saw. This one is set at 45° like 4 of my jigs are; (Now on any of these pictures if you want to see something closer just click on t...

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The EZ mitre technique

1361 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 68 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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Toot, Toot, Tootorial #2: How to make a whistle on a lathe

1440 days ago by Mary Anne | 27 comments »

TOOT TOOT TOOTORIAL TWO This time, we’re going to turn a whistle on a lathe. I will be including some beginner level information since a few of the people who showed an interest in this project are novices. Besides, I think it is a great beginner project; it requires no parts or kits, just a chunk of wood, your lathe, your tools, and you. Please use all safety precautions you have available! I can’t think of any good stories to start with this time, so let’s get right toot it. Th...

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