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3D Stars #1: Program for Calculating Dimensions and Angles for 3D Stars

12-11-2012 09:14 AM by Aggie69 | 10 comments »

Have you ever seen a 3 Dimensional star that you really thought was pretty – perhaps on the side of a barn, in someone’s house, or even a Christmas decoration? As a woodworker you may have thought “I’d like to try making one like that.” When you research 3 dimensional (3D) stars on this forum or on the internet as a whole, you’ll be disappointed in what you find. If you’re lucky, you may find a project or two that talks about a specific sized star ...

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Flag Box #1: Gluing up the trim

08-22-2012 08:36 PM by DBoltz | 4 comments »

I am building a flag box for the flag from my Father-in-law, Bob’s, funeral. Bob was in the Army during the Korean conflict and recently passed away. This is my third flag box (one is posted under my projects and the other will be posted soon) so I thought I would share my process. My design is based off of Tommy MacDonald’s from an episode of Rough Cut. I like the design because I think the 22.5 degree angles on the bottom are awesome. They aren’t the easiest angles to...

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Stickley #369 Morris Chair #1: Leg Laminations and Angled Tenons

02-24-2014 09:27 PM by pintodeluxe | 6 comments »

Here is the project at hand, a slant arm Morris Chair. I am working off plans from the Popular Woodworking April 2011 issue, which I recommend you buy. The Author is Robert Lang. He posted a free diagram to Sketchup, but with this detailed of a project, you will want to order the back issue. My techniques differ from Robert’s methods significantly, so I will try to elaborate along the way. -----I like to start by laminating the legs for quartersawn figure on all four sides. ...

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How to price my woodworking (and sell it) #1: How to price your woodworking to make a profit (and sell it)

05-30-2013 10:25 PM by huff | 22 comments »

How to price my woodworking?(And sell it) Part 1 So where do you begin to answer such a simple question; or is it that simple? I’ve heard this question asked so many times and I’ve heard so many one liner’s for an answer:• “Know your market”• “You can only sell it for what the market will bear”.• “I sell it for enough to support my hobby” • “It’s just a hobby, so what does it matter as long as you at least cover your material cost”.• Cost of materials x 2.• Cost of...

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3d 30" Star #1: star process

04-24-2013 05:26 PM by mrsmith | 0 comments »

Howdy to all interested in building a star.I would like to start by explaining the jigs.I cut this jig out of a 2×10, it, what I had on hand.Use a framing square-cut out with your tool choice. The next jig could appear confusing if you do the math, but it works for 3d. So, on to the process. Cut your board at least 15” longgggg

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Accurately heat treating small tools

11-22-2012 09:16 PM by lwllms | 18 comments »

Let’s see if I can write this without getting real technical. It’d be a good thing because I don’t have a PhD in metallurgy or physics and I don’t fully understand a lot of what’s happening in heat treating tool steel. Like water, tool steel exists in several states. Water can be vapor, water or ice. Tool steel is similar. In its soft state tool steel is made up of ferrite and cementite, iron molecules and iron/carbon molecules. When heated to critical temperature, around 1450° F, th...

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Fun with a Stanley #45 - #1: Introduction and References

11-14-2012 05:57 AM by Mosquito | 21 comments »

The Stanley #45 Touted by Stanley as “7 Planes in One” Beading and Center-beading Plow Dado Rabbet and Filletster Match Plane (Tongue and Groove) Sash Plane Slitting Plane What shall follow in subsequent entries will be information that I’ve been able to gather on these wonderful planes. I won’t claim to be an expert on the subject matter, but rather someone with a profound interest in the uses of a Stanley #45. I will use this first entry to...

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Skill Building #4: Raised Panels with the Stanley #78

07-23-2011 06:30 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 11 comments »

Did a search on LJs for anyone using the venerable Stanley #78 and found nothing. Tonight in the shop I staged a bit of a dry run with the plane, making a ‘raised panel’ drawer bottom, and took some pictures along the way. First step was to check the iron. I bought the plane probably more than a year ago and my sharpening skills have improved since then, so it was a natural place to start because “sharp fixes everything” and I’m going to be cutting across the grain… The back had to be flat...

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Plane Restorations #1: Stanley No. 45 Boxes Reproduction Graphics

10-09-2012 01:57 AM by grfrazee | 21 comments »

I bought a No. 45, but the cutters did not come with the boxes that were included at the original purchase, all those decades ago. Not wanting to spend a large amount of money for real boxes, I’ve opted to make my own reproductions. However, I wanted them to be as close to the original versions as possible. The astute reader will note that the No. 45 cutter boxes had graphics on them displaying the contents of each box. These tend to get destroyed over time and are very rare to be...

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W-pod speaker (Ipod speaker from recycle).

08-30-2012 10:59 AM by mafe | 24 comments »

W-pod speakerfrom recycle parts WOOD-POD SPEAKER.For a long time I have been using computer speakers as sound system at the workshop.The speakers were playing really well, but they were as usual dead boring to look at and could need some more mass to make better sound.Also I am a Lumberjerk so I needed a speaker that fitted this… WOOD-POD SPEAKER mafe2012. The speakers are Phillips computer speakers, the box an old veneered sofa table top and the logo from an old Noris ...

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