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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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01-28-2013 03:32 AM 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.

09-01-2010 03:57 AM 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

01-16-2013 10:47 AM 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

08-22-2012 06:09 PM 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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Back to Work on My 2 Year Project...

09-27-2009 05:45 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 17 comments »

A Great Breakfast Rita and I had a great breakfast and visit with Dave Mitchell and his wife. They are passing through Billings and stayed at the campgrounds down the street since they are pulling their little camp trailer. We had a nice visit last night. I gave him the shop tour and showed the few pieces that we have been able to keep over the years. Now they have left it is time to get back on this little project for Rita. A Recap (Short Version) I started making this project...

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V8 Degree wedge powered workbench #1: Some Features and Operational Videos.

08-31-2012 08:56 PM by shipwright | 24 comments »

While this is the beginning of my construction blog for the V8 Degree bench, I’m not actually going to get into the build just yet. There are a few more features that I didn’t want to clutter the project post with and I’ve added a couple of demo videos on the vices. I thought it would be best to start with a full view of the bench and its operational features first and get into the construction process in the next segment. This photo shows the dog hole inserts that hide a...

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Kitchen Treasures #1 Making the Celtic Knot Rolling Pin #1: The Jigs

10-04-2008 01:36 AM by lew | 12 comments »

I have had so many positive comments and feedback on the Celtic Knot Rolling Pin. Thank you for all of them. Many LumberJocks asked for instructions on how they are made- so here goes. I am a fan of “Cook Book” style instructions so if I miss any details, please let me know and I will try to flesh them out. I thought it best to start with the jigs I used to prepare the turning blanks. Please note that I always over engineer everything and hardly ever see the obvious or the easy...

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