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FREE web class Maloof rocker #1: Lesson #2

221 days ago by bkap | 7 comments »

Lesson #2 Learning the “Dynamics of a Rocking Chair” is crucial to our beginning: Dynamics of a Rocking Chair by Bill KappelUnlike most chairs, rocking chairs by their very nature of construction are a moving entity. Because a rocking chair is made to rock there are unique factors to be considered in the manufacturing of a custom quality rocking chair. First, let us agree on some basics. The design of the rocking chair is pleasing, the materials used in construction are qualit...

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You've got to see this mirror finish on soft pine!!!

692 days ago by woodshaver | 34 comments »

I was putting a finish on a headboard I was working on and just out of the blue I thought what if I rubbed some Salad bowl finish (bees wax and mineral oil) on some raw sanded pine and then let it dry and spray it with lacquer. My common sense told me the lacquer would fish eye or bead up and it was a dumb idea. I always use sanding sealer under Lacquer! Well I did it anyway just to see what would happen! I did all this by hand…..no power buffing at all. I sanded to 400, stained ...

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

700 days ago 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 vises. 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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Workbench #9: Making Wooden Screws

1028 days ago by CartersWhittling | 57 comments »

Hello. This is a video showing the process I go through to make wooden screws. I briefly try to explain how it is set up and show the jig making the screw. I will soon have a video on making wooden nuts aswell. I will eventually make a video showing how to make the tap and screw making jig and explain how to create the size of screw you want. I’m sure there are many other ways to make nuts and screws but this is how I do it and it works fairly well, the main downside being that I can ge...

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Cherry Blanket Chest #1: The plan and milling material.

946 days ago by jcwalleye | 2 comments »

I’m building a blanket chest for a relative and thought I’d post some pictures. The design is frame and panel, mortise and tenon. The frame and top is mostly from 1” cherry and the legs are a little larger. Here is a picture of the SketchUp plan: Google SketchUp works very well for me. I went through a dozen of the 14 free online tutorials at the ChiefWoodworkers’ web site. And can now draw up detailed plans. I’d highly recommend the tutorials. The opportunity arose to acquir...

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Barnwood Countertops #1: Introduction

946 days ago by spunwood | 2 comments »

At the beginning of August, with the discovery of mold in my kitchen, I began building new countertops. The wood for this work all came from my inlaws barnwood. After getting the countertops glued up, I was interupted by life (teaching, UPS, kids, divorce, and more). Where I left off, I had just gotten the sections back from a local cabinetshop where it was run through a drum sander….. Well, FOUR MONTHS LATER, what a thrill to get back into the shop three days ago. I am tryi...

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Barnwood Countertops #2: Breadboards: Resources

946 days ago by spunwood | 1 comment »

I decided a while back to add breadboard ends to each of the four sections. These will add beauty and stability to the countertops. What will follow in my blog is almost nothing original. It is mainly just a walk along. Here are my main resources which I highly reccomend. Having never done this before, I got some great information from: -our own GaryLhttp://lumberjocks.com/Maggiepic -an excellent how to video on making the breadboard ends from Popular Woodworkinghttp://www...

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