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Inlay Tools #2: Radius Cutter complete

07-08-2009 03:52 PM by Jon3 | 7 comments »

Cut off and mounted, the brass point actually looks kind of nice. I’ll just be a little less generous with the epoxy next time, so I don’t end up with that overfill bead. I mounted the radius cutter, going about 1/16th to 1/8th deeper than the brass pivot point, so that the cutter will remain as perpendicular to the work as possible. Since the holes in the cutter to attach it to the tool are oval, there is some room for adjustment later on. It isn’t perfect, ...

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Fresh Start #2: Clamps

09-23-2013 11:15 PM by Ed_Wilcox | 3 comments »

Why buy it when you can build it? That’s my motto. Every woodworker is going to need clamps. I knew I would need some for my bench… especially when gluing up the top. Speed clamps and pipe clamps are great if you can afford them, but everywhere I read I see you can’t have too many clamps… Well until Angelina Jolie decides to adopt me too, I’m going to have to do it another way. I found an article in an old Popular Mechanics magazine showing how to build ...

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Bandsaw

06-29-2013 04:49 PM by Thomas78 | 4 comments »

Hi fellow woodworkers. I have been looking round youtube, and found this video, http://youtu.be/1bUoHHdLex0 I know it’s in german, but the picture says it all i guess, gave me new idears for use of the bandsaw.hope you enjoy Thomas.P.S it’s not my video.

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Wine bottle balancers #1: How to bore the balancer hole for a level bottle

11-16-2012 01:01 AM by Jim Jakosh | 14 comments »

Today I modified my balancer drill fixture in many ways. It was originally built to bore a 1 5/16” hole at 45 degrees through the wine bottle balancer, but it had a few problems. first, the Forstner bit would twist and lock up before it got through the board. The bit got smoking hot and expanded in the hole and did not retract easily. And the bottle did not balance level! First I milled out the bottom of the fixture 1” deep for a sacrificial piece of wood so the drill is alwa...

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Drunken Cutting Boards #1: Drunken Alice in Wonderland Cutting Board

09-10-2009 03:22 AM by poroskywood | 41 comments »

Hey everybody, after a few personal messages here is my version of a how to on a Drunken Checker Board. I of coarse bow to the Chairman of the Board and pay tribute with beer. This is a Off-Checker pattern I call “Drunken Alice in Wonderland” The “serendipitous” nature of this piece is appealing in a far out sort of way. Here Goes… So first I prepare the Material. I am using Hard Maple and Walnut both are surfaced flat and cut 1” x 9” x 14&...

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Finishing Tips #5: Finishing tips #5

03-27-2013 07:03 PM by pjones46 | 7 comments »

One of the parts of woodworking that many would like to do better is finishing, and that includes me. On my quest to obtain the background I have bought books, talked with professionals in the field, and searched high and low on the internet to find the answers to my questions. Some of the questions arose as I was completing a project but others were generated by what I had read. As I have gotten older I say to myself, “I know I have read something about this particular procedure”, but I...

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Tutorial - Inlay Banding - joint project of Ellen35 & moonls (Lorna)

03-06-2013 09:30 PM by ellen35 | 19 comments »

As a result of Lorna’s posting of her bow box, several requests were made regarding how to make inlay banding. We are not experts by any measure but here is our joint tutorial on making “wolf’s tooth” banding. We watched many videos and did lots of practice pieces before getting even remotely adequate at it. So… here goes! PREPARE THE WOOD:In this example, we used 3 woods: maple, walnut and mahogany. We prepared the wood in the usual way by making sure it was flat and square. We used 4” x ...

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Pocket Hole Step Stool

12-31-2012 06:00 AM by JSB | 4 comments »

I went into the shop today to finish up a blanket chest. I ended up making a step stool….Here are some pictures and a video.

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Information #1: Links

12-23-2012 06:46 PM by Weth | 6 comments »

I find myself spending time looking for these links from memory on different computers. Wood Infohttp://www.davehylands.com/Machinist/Charts/Lumber-Chart.pdfhttp://www.thewoodexplorer.com/onlinedbf/index.html (used to be free)http://www.woodweb.com/http://www.woodfinder.com/http://www.woodbin.com/sitemap.htmhttp://www.trugradeveneer.com/ Tool How too’shttp://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/instruct.htmlhttp://torbwine.com/Stuff/Router_Book.pdf (free ...

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Quick, Cheap Thickness Sander for ShopSmith or Lathe #4: Tuning Up

12-02-2011 08:16 PM by shipwright | 6 comments »

So I went out to the shop this morning, all set to get the sander all tuned up and ready for the velcro kit which should arrive today. Unfortunately I didn’t get to do much tuning up because everything was OK. First I stuck a straight edge on the cylinder to see how much I needed to sand off to straighten it. It was dead straight so I just ran some sandpaper on it by hand to de-gloss it for the velcro adhesive. Then I started to check the drum / bed parallel situation and the effecti...

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