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|7 days ago||
dining table with company boards - 3 replies
I’m looking for advice or plans for making a dining table with company boards. I can’t quite get my head around how they work (slides that disappear into the apron and under the table, and the extensions/table leaves have short battens too, it seems). I looked through finewoodworking magazine index and also popularwoodworking and cou...
|55 days ago||
I’ve mostly finished my first post-and-rung chair, made with green wood and all hand tools. I’m trying to figure out what type of bark I can use for the seat. Most people seem to weave the seat with the inner bark of hickory. Unfortunately there is no hickory in our forests. I’m looking for suggestions for a replacement. I̵...
|101 days ago||
I’m about to try my hand at making a greenwood chair (ladder-back, woven seat). I don’t have a lathe so will be shaping all round parts by hand. I had pretty much decided to make a couple of chair devils but recently stumbled across the Veritas chairmaker’s scraper (http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/page.aspx?cat=1,310&p=548...
|217 days ago||
question regarding lamination of workbench top - 5 replies
I just acquired a big pile of 2-3 inch thick oak and maple during the Spring garbage collection in my city. (see photo). It comes from heavy machinery pallets that someone has taken apart and has the nails cut off on one side, but the other side is clean on most pieces. I was wondering about using it to make a new top for my workbench, to replac...
|273 days ago||
scraper plane problem - 8 replies
I wonder if anyone can help me. I recently acquired a Veritas scraper plane and have been trying to use it for final wood smoothing following a no.4 smoothing plane. I’ve set the plane up following their instructions (to the best of my abilities), but it leaves a pretty deep ridge on one side of the plane. It’s not a ridge in the bla...
|329 days ago||
design help with legs on piesafe/pantry - 3 replies
I’ve been working for quite a while now on this large pantry-ish piece (I’d call it a pie safe, except that the doors are frame-and-panel wood rather than tin with holes). I decided to build the carcase out of four solid pieces, yellow birch for the sides and white pine for the top and bottom that don’t get seen. The pieces are...
|750 days ago||
some help identifying my new (old) lathe - 2 replies
I recently inherited this lathe from a relative who is down-sizing and cleaning out a bit. She bought it at least 30 years ago (here in Canada), and has no manual or anything (she did give me a set of Sorby gouges, which is nice). There doesn’t seem to be any brand on it anywhere and I was hoping someone here could help me identify it or g...
|939 days ago||
question about chest of drawers - 4 replies
I’m starting to build a 3-drawer dresser out of ash (I’ve finished gluing up the two side panels), and I have a question about assembling the carcase. I’m not really following plans, but I’m basing it on an article in Fine Woodworking. You can see a picture at: http://store.finewoodworking.com/building-furniture-017008.ht...