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How to build a Desktop Art Easel

944 days ago by WoodJediNTraining | 4 comments »

How to build a Desk Top Easel Recently I built a desk top art easel for my mother for Christmas, She requested one from Santa, but since he is busy making toys for all the boys and girls, the task was up to me. This Easel is a great gift for the artist in your life. A fun build and a beautiful piece. The easel is made of Walnut and Oak it features two trays which can hold all of your paint supplies, as well as a paint pallet made from birch. The brass hardware and Oak Splines really set...

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Boxland: Work Stations and Boxing Tips #8: Cutting the Corner 45 Degree Angles

540 days ago by Boxguy | 17 comments »

A Quick, Accurate Way To 45 Your Corners If you build boxes at all, eventually you tire of cranking your blade from 90 degrees to 45 degrees and back…I did. So I built this simple jig, and now I can cut all 8 ends of a box accurately in about 5 minutes, AND STILL LEAVE MY TABLE SAW SET AT 90 DEGREES. Assumption: I am assuming that you have already laid out the board for your sides and have cut all four sides of your box to length. Short side, long side, short side, long side...

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Saw blade storage box

645 days ago by Marty Backe | 5 comments »

My table saw blades have been stored on the sides of my workbench for as long as I can remember. Inconvenient to access, and a hazard to the saw blades, I knew this was not the optimal solution. Awhile back I finally got around to making a compact storage box that can hold 16 saw blades. This video shows the box as I describe its construction and use:

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Jigs and Fixtures #3: Shooting Board Basics - VIDEO

2423 days ago by mot | 35 comments »

WayneC, Bob #2 and I, have had some conversations about shooting boards. The conversations don’t last long because we all agree with eachother. It’s really the death of conversation. However, some of the hand tool posts have netted some good questions on what a shooting board is, how it works, what it does and how you use it. I put together a 15 minute overview of the basics of the shooting board. Please note, the shooting board is a tool that will have unlimited uses in yo...

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2 DYE 4

1904 days ago by trifern | 53 comments »

I have had numerous requests for a how to blog about my dyeing techniques. I use water base aniline dyes. This technique the dye is applied using 20 cent sponge brushes and cheap paper towels. I typically work from the darkest colors to the lightest, creating layers of color. This piece is turned from fiddle back maple. My apologies for not taking a photograph prior to applying any dyes. The first coat is black. I apply the dye liberally inside and out. I then wipe the outside with a...

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Krager Woodworking jigs #1: A universal jig for precise finger joints and small wedges

845 days ago by Dan Krager | 9 comments »

Here is a video I made about a universal precision box joint and small wedge jig. Quick and easy to set up, cheap to make, it replaces the tedious one at a time process usually done. The insidious “creep” of finger joint jigs is eliminated. It safely makes small wedges precisely and cleanly. Thank you for watching. The last 10 seconds got truncated due to a time limit on Photobucket. Better way? <div></div>

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miter devider

1804 days ago by patron | 16 comments »

this is a jig i made years ago, it devides any angle for miters .the circles have mesh teeth that rotate both sides together .i originaly used sand paper , but it wore out quick , and the circles slide singularly .i found some rubber “v” grooved mat , and glued it to the sides of the circles so they mesh , ( it’s not the best , but it works for now )i had to re-cut parts for this new improvement , as there wasn’t room for the mat . it is registered to the table with d...

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New Idea! Band Saw Mug

880 days ago by woodshaver | 21 comments »

I was on luv2learn blog and after seeing his great mug’s I thought Why not use the Band Saw Box technique to make a Mug! Lu2lean ask me if I had the time to give it a try so I made one today. I took a bunch of pictures and put it to video. I used some Cedar for the mug and Cherry for the handle. Just some scraps I had laying around. I got the handel pattern from Steve Good Thanks Steve and luv2lean! I think it came out well!

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EZ Mitre #1: Update - Using router bits

1205 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 10 comments »

Since the original EZ mitre blog there have been variations added. To formalise the adding of new and/or additional methods to the technique I will add updates for now and re-release the whole thing if I ever get time. The main reason for this update is, as has often been asked, ‘can this technique be done using a table mounted router and ‘v’ groove bit ?’ Up until now I have been reticent to suggest this but I have just this week discovered router bits that are up ...

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more boxes #4: Another Box

869 days ago by Chris Cook | 4 comments »

Here is another box I just complete. More experimentation with wood inlays and the sort. I thought I’d also share what I use to plan out my woodworking. While I have used Sketchup for rough outs and such, for 15+ years I have used a program called Lightwave 3D for technical modeling/animation. While Lightwave is a little more detailed in a different direction than Sketchup, it does an awesome job of rendering. Here is the same box as I planned it out, rendered in Lightw...

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