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Wall Unit Project #8: WooHoo! Mosaic Panel is done! Thank you Katie Couric!

04-03-2013 06:50 PM by DS | 7 comments »

All of you who’ve been following this blog know that the Mosaic Panel design has been the main sticking point from the beginning. Finally, I was flipping channels the other day and saw Katie Couric’s new show and she has a mosaic panel in the background of her set. The colors and style are perfect for this wall unit! I paused the screen and got out my phone and took a picture. I started with a Honey Maple Stain over a sealer coat, then, using the pics as a guide, I l...

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Game Calls #1: Turkey Friction Call

02-26-2013 12:42 PM by ghost5 | 8 comments »

Well, thanks to the comments and questions I have gotten I dug through my pics to find one I had on how to make a pot call. So for the folks that want a quick tutorial here we go. A pot call is basically a shallow dish containing two ledges inside. One is cut into the rim to hold the playing surface while the second is a ring left in the center raised to clear the bottom of the pot and still leave a space between the sound board that rests on it and the playing surface above it. One thi...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #16: Da Plane! Da Plane!

04-01-2012 10:12 PM by StumpyNubs | 18 comments »

If you like to see fat midgets pointing up at the sky, you’ve come to the right place, my friend! (Actually, there are no midgets here, and I am not entirely sure we are allowed to say that word anymore…) But the reference still applies because this episode is all about “Da Plane! Da Plane!” We start out with a quick tool review, then we make a scrub plane for just #10. Along the way we learn the fastest way to put a camber on a plane iron, we reveal the plane till ...

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Working a Slab by Hand

04-27-2010 05:41 PM by davemoorefurniture | 29 comments »

If you have ever had material that is too large for your machines, fear not. In this video I demonstrate how I use a set of planes to achieve a time honored technique by flattening, thicknessing, and joining a live-edge, cherry table top. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to give me feedback so that I may improve in both my woodworking and video abilities.

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

09-02-2012 01:37 AM by shipwright | 19 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 vice 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

02-09-2013 03:31 PM 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

11-18-2010 06:08 AM 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

01-29-2013 01:23 AM 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

01-29-2013 01:32 AM 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

01-28-2013 02:52 PM 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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