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Easy Wood Tool Replaceable Cutter Heads

12-04-2012 08:37 PM by McLeanVA | 7 comments »

I am a huge fan of the Easy Wood Tool series and have really enjoyed using my full size Ci1 Rougher and Ci0 Finisher on spindle and faceplate projects. I guess the only real gripe is that the EWT cutter heads (while you never need to sharpen them) cost just under $20 each. So, I did some measuring with the calipers and some good old Google legwork and found that Byrd Tool makes a cutter head that is near identical to the EWT version at a fraction of the cost ($2.80 each). I’m sure...

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How to make a wooden ring

08-09-2012 12:40 PM by robbiethewood | 5 comments »

here is a video that i made about making a wooden rings from apple wood LINK

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From board to bowl #1: 12" Scroll Saw Bowl Blank

01-21-2011 03:21 AM by SASmith | 19 comments »

This blog will show how I make a 12” bowl blank from 1 BF of lumber. Cut a 12”x12”x3/4” square and draw an X from corner to corner to find the middle. Using a compass draw a circle in the middle of the board the size you want the bottom of the bowl to be. In this case around 4”. Draw concentric circles spaced the thickness of the board (in this case 3/4”) Drill 1/8” holes at 45 degrees on the 4 inner circles to insert a scroll saw blad...

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Shop Made Lathe Bed Extension

01-26-2012 12:37 AM by CartersWhittling | 8 comments »

Hello. I have wanted to have a longer lathe for a while, and I could foresee the need for it in some future projects. Then someone wanted me to make something for them that required me to turn a couple things longer than my 14” Jet mini lathe could handle. So I decided to get a bed extension. I had already tried turning them on my spring pole lathe which is longer, but turning dry hard maple is near impossible on one, particularily going from square to circular. So I looked online...

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my first falling blocks #1: my first tumbling blocks

01-18-2012 12:14 AM by Philzoel | 6 comments »

Started this project in early Jan when i saw them by degoose. Made this drawing immediately to see if I could figure the angles. 60 degrees () to make 6 sided figure was the clue. 360/6 = 60. Took me awhile and drawing the box in bottom right of this drawing. Next hurdle was how much wood of each type (color)? In The drawing top middle, shows board 1.6” thick. Cut on 60 with all sides equal to hypotenuse. in this cause sine 60 = 1.6/x or x= 1.85”. all sides need...

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My attempt at a 3D cutting #1: 3D Cutting Board Inspired by SPALM!

01-13-2012 11:14 PM by RetiredCoastie | 21 comments »

Quite awhile ago SPALM posted his project for a 3D cutting board: http://lumberjocks.com/SPalm/blog/17488 the more I followed his progress the more I wanted to build one myself and thanks to SPALM’s ripping jig and his idea I began building. Along the way I found myself in need of various clamping jigs that would make this project as easy and as accurate as possible. The journey begins:I built the ripping jig that Spalm built and ripped my stock with the blade set at 30 deg. using sc...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

06-23-2011 07:26 AM by shipwright | 58 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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2nd Generation Chevron how to pictorial

11-20-2011 09:34 PM by SASmith | 9 comments »

I have had several LJs ask for a blog on this subject. Cut 30 degree strips to make a typical chevron Glue applied. The clamps have not been applied yet in the above picture.Draw 2 lines from like points to find the “D” point. Rough “A” points shown but will not be used in this pattern.Cut through “D” at 45 degreesThe 2nd generation emerging. My typical gluing set-up. Top and bottom cauls to keep the board flat. Plus cauls to apply even pressur...

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My First Bandsaw Box #1: Overview

12-11-2010 05:39 AM by Jonathan | 4 comments »

I am in the middle of making a lot of Christmas gifts right now. I was going to make an inlayed tray as one of the gifts, but ran into a bit of a problem. Afraid that I wouldn’t finish the tray in time to ship to the east coast for Christmas, I decided to put that project on the back shelf for now and make a bandsaw box instead. I haven’t made a bandsaw box before, so I’ve decided to document my journey along the way. Basic bandsaw box construction seems like it can be...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #8: Now, we're moving...

06-09-2011 11:02 PM by degoose | 32 comments »

This was a comment I received from a great LJ mate, Joe. Seems that some folks think this is dragging on… so .. Now We’re Moving…. The blanks are out of the clamps it is time to move on to the next step… Again this lesson is on video… so just sit right back and enjoy the presentation… There are a few key points that I wish to elaborate on…. Hearing protection .... I am aware I was lax in not using it in the previous video.. so Beth thanks &#...

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