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1667 days ago by Den | 18 comments »

The first thing about making flutes are 1. You will need a Tuner, which you can get at a music store, tell them what you are planing to use it for and they should help you with that, I believe you can buy one for about $30.00 or less. 2. You will need a router that can hold a 7/8 (mm 22.225) (2.2225 cm) router bit, and if you think that you will be getting serious about making alot of flutes you might want to consider a Router that holds a 1/2 (mm 12.7) (1.27cm)and 1/4 (6.35 MM) (6.35 cm) ...

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A Simple Solution to Dust Collection

2292 days ago by Woodshopfreak | 12 comments »

Well this is a genuine air scrubber. I know that the dust in the air is really bad for your lungs and just isn’t fun to breath. I know once I get my dust collector, that dust will be down to a minimum but there will always be some dust in the air. Even when sanding or during any operation that won’t connect to the collector. So I was thinking about also getting a air scrubber that was cheap yet effective. I was looking at Shop Vac’s model, but it seemed kind of cheaply made ...

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My Secret Magic Mix :)

2461 days ago by Don Kondra | 27 comments »

If you dread the finishing part of a project as I used to, perhaps I can persuade you to give this mix/technique a try. The idea of using an oil combined with a film forming finish is not new; this is simply the one I have settled on after experimenting with a number of different products. An ideal finish should be easy to apply, enhance the grain and figure of the wood and provide a reasonable level of protection from normal wear and tear. The soft hand rubbed glow is a bonus. If yo...

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Making Your Own Hardware, a Hammered Copper Finger Pull for the Tilt Front Laptop Computer Desk

2514 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 27 comments »

Over the past few years, I have had the chance to build my own door handles out of copper for several commissioned art-furniture pieces. This is something I enjoy doing, and it gives my work another niche to offer. I would not say that I am a coppersmith, as there is a lot that I don’t know about the process. I am almost completely self-taught, so there is bound to be a lot I haven’t learned yet. I bought two old reprinted books on the subject of coppersmithing, and I think ...

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Traditional Japanese Joinery

2619 days ago by Damian Penney | 15 comments »

Just found this great resource for traditional Japanese joinery. Lots of good pictures and some nice projects he’s done there too. Found it via this page after a google for tome tsugi. Enjoy! Here is a VRML viewer for the animations

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