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V8 Degree wedge powered workbench #2: Building the Wagon Vises.

677 days ago by shipwright | 10 comments »

OK, lets get started. I will go through the build process in the same order that I built the bench and as a non-working concept of wedge power would have been a deal breaker, the first job was to build a wagon vise or two to make sure they would work. I was fortunate enough to find a small local mill that would sell me some really nice local arbutus (madrone in USA). This is about 50 fbm and I have about ten left over. After milling up some nice 1 7/8” stock and a bit of 3”...

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Faery Mirrors Build #3: Finally some mirror frames take shape

517 days ago by Lumberpunk | 0 comments »

So here is one of the frames laid up to mark the half lap for the top brace. This joint is a little challenging as one side is curved, it will be routed very carefully with a 1/8th bit and then filed to size for a tight fit. The curves were cut on the bandsaw, then one side sanded smooth on the belt sander, then stick the two together with double sided tape and route the second side with a bearing guided templete bit on the router table, then back to the belt sander while they are ...

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Wine Cork Display Tutorials #1: Intro

1331 days ago by FaTToaD | 5 comments »

To my amazement there has been a lot of inquiries into how I make my wine cork displays. These questions inspired me to create a series of blog/tutorials to help explain my process. They will probably go into far more detail than most of you “master woodworkers” care to see, but I’m hoping it will help those new to woodworking. I remember how valuable some of the more detailed tutorials where to me when I first started, and still are for that matter. The design is one ...

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"Carving a Column, Two Persian Kings" #1: Layout & Begining Carving Steps, King # 1

529 days ago by Dennis Zongker | 13 comments »

I have recently been commissioned to carve a column for in a customers home. The opposing two sides of column is hand-carved to match artwork provided by customer of two different Persian Kings while the other two sides will have routed flutes down the sides. One is of the Persian king seated on a cushioned throne and holding a staff and flower, two traditional symbols of royal power in Persia and the second one is a Persian King in Combat with a Monster and Evil Spirit. Thank you for l...

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Shop Made Jigs, Fixtures and Solutions #6: Shop Made T-track

528 days ago by DaveTPilot | 13 comments »

I had an idea of how to make T-track on the cheap. I shot this video with my phone so it is not the best but you get the idea.

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In the wood shop today #19: Pouring and polishing an epoxy bar top counter

529 days ago by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

I’ve been working on a custom home bar built from Bubinga and Walnut using solid and veneered wood. The counters will be protected from water using System Three Mirrorcoat a 2 part 2:1 epoxy finish that self levels and cures crystal clear. I had to give the counter a light sand and through 400 to 4000 then used a 3 step polishing process to bring the counter back to a beautiful gloss shine.

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MAKING OF A COFFEE TABLE (PART5)

529 days ago by kiefer | 9 comments »

Well it has been a anxious and emotional week for me and not much got done on the table but such is life.This week I played around of and on with some yellow glue and some 1/8” walnut veneer ,I rolled on glue on both surfaces (three different types seen in the pic ) and let the samples dry until clear and layed it on the plywood , put a hot iron on the veneer and heated the glue until it bonded and followed with a piece of wood to rub it flat .The result was a nice strong bond and tryin...

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Surfacing panels with a Router.

1409 days ago by Bearpaw | 7 comments »

I am in the process of building two end tables for my youngest daughter that just married. The project is built from soft maple and each table requires three panels for the top and shelves. I edged and glued the panels, but I needed to level them and make the shelf panels 5/8” thick. These panels are about 15” x 22 1/2”. I am not that good with hand planes, have a thickness planer that large or the time. So like most of my projects, I have to build a jig. First, I made a ...

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Mother & daughter toolbox #1: How a novice plans a first project

541 days ago by ejvc | 11 comments »

Hello everyone – my first blog, my first project! I have very little woodworking experience. I sew a lot and am a “crafty” sort of person, but the turn to woodworking has been prompted by my daughter and the little set of tools she got for Christmas. I decided we’d make a toolbox, intended for the 9 “Red Toolbox” tools we got, plus various things like nails, screws, a pencil, sandpaper and glue… (The tools are: little saw, little hammer, little rasp, 2 clamps, 2 s...

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Twin Tenon Arts and Crafts Dining Table #1: Frame components and tabletop

688 days ago by pintodeluxe | 2 comments »

I wanted to design an arts and crafts dining table that included arched rails and twin keyed tenons. I like several of the Stickley tables, but wanted something original. I like the feel of Keven Rodel’s Talesien desk, which served as inspiration for this table. The stack of parts is growing… Initial frame assembly… And the tabletop glueup…

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