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Making A Segmented Ring Without A Lathe / A Step by Step Tutorial

1900 days ago by scrappy | 35 comments »

Well, I was asked to put together a blog on how I made my segmentd ring. Since I had to make a new one for myself, (first one too small) I thought I would go ahead and do a step by step picture tutorial. My first time ever doing something like this , so hope it comes out OK. Here goes; Wood Selection The first step in making the ring is deciding what woods to use. As we all know, the selection is quite large. One of the most important things is color, but the most important is hardne...

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Handcrafted Wooden Rings

1934 days ago by FrankLad | 54 comments »

I received a couple of comments with regards to how I build the wooden rings in my gallery, so I thought this would be a good place to share a bit about my process. This will not be the best-worded blog entry. I’ll just kinda let my mind spill… My very first rings were done in the bentwood style, which involves some trial-and-error, custom jigs, a great amount of patience and an even greater amount of time to achieve the contrast similar to the rings done in the layered sty...

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Round corner jig.Four radius

282 days ago by Alask | 4 comments »

Hello folks, The Woodpecker corner radius jig is a very nice and well done jig.In Brazil I can’t find it at stores and to order a set one is expensive. Based at Woodpecker idea I developed myself idea and a friend of mine made it to me using acrylic sheet (1/4”). The idea is to have a four diferent radius at the same jig.To change the radius you need only to change the fence positions. The fence is screwed at jig using two screws per side.The fence hol...

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$5 Incremental Stop Block

1327 days ago by SPalm | 51 comments »

I think this is pretty cool. It is more than an incremental positioner. It is a removable stop block that can be replaced exactly where it was, or any distance from that original spot. The increment is every 1/32 inch, with micro adjust. I am still playing with the idea, and would appreciate any comments...OK, the threaded rods on top of the fence and inside the stop block do not move. The threads on them just lock into each other, and then the plastic bolt is tightened. The threads just ...

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The EZ mitre technique

1486 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 74 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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Various shenanigans #6: New bench hardware

340 days ago by JeremyPringle | 9 comments »

Every once and a while a person will come around with either a revival of old time bench hardware. Or, there will be new innovations to the old ideas, using new materials and designs. I am personally a fan of both, and it really depends on what I am doing and what needs to be held down. The one issue I have with both is all the metal that is involved in these tools. That why I came up with my new line of bench hardware…. BranchCrafted My first offering is a pair of tree-quarte...

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String inlaid box #10: Mixing another batch of shellac

345 days ago by JeremyPringle | 4 comments »

I had some issues with the last batch of shellac that I mixed up. It did not dissolve very well, it went tacky too quickly, but yet took a really long time to cure. I contacted the person that supplied the shellac and I explained the situation. The response I got back was very interesting. I was told that the solvent I was using: Everclear, which is 95%, has 5% water. And that I should be using (because we live in Canada, we cannot get denatured) something called Bioflame. Which basical...

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Making Sanding Ball Covers #1: How to make replacement sanding ball covers

436 days ago by Jim Jakosh | 18 comments »

I was having a problem finding a method to easily sand out the inside business areas of wooden spoons I was making. Hand sanding was fine for the final finish but to shape sand and smooth out all the rough marks was too tedious.I saw the Guinevere Inflatable Sanding Balls on line and broke down and bought one and a set of 3 covers. The inflatable ball is $40 and the covers are 3 for $10. Man was that the answer to that spoon sanding. I did 16 of them in less than and hour !!!!!!!!I tore up on...

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Grinder Sculpting #4: The Grinding

965 days ago by JoeyG | 13 comments »

Well my shop is now a wreck, my eyes are full of dust and I had a blast. LOL. Lets start with the box and grinder. As you can see I drew in the lines on the handle to match up to the box. In the next pictures you will see the grinding process. I thought long and hard about making a video and decided that there wasn’t really a way for me to do it at this time. Maybe I will revisit the idea in the future. I start at my line and gentle pull into the center. I then go to the n...

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Free 18th Century Style 3/4" Wooden Rabbet Plane Plans

516 days ago by Caleb James | 7 comments »

So in the spirit of getting everyone in the shop and cutting up some wood I decided to post up a measured drawing of a 3/4” wooden rabbet plane in the 18th century style. It is all wood with the exception of the blade which is easily gotten from Lie-Nielsen here. It features a conical escapement and some simple embellishments that a hand plane, chisel, and #7 sweep gouge can handle. The plans are basic with a few things that can be easily changed if you like. Such as the bed angle...

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