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V8 Degree wedge powered workbench #1: Some Features and Operational Videos.

699 days ago by shipwright | 24 comments »

While this is the beginning of my construction blog for the V8 Degree bench, I’m not actually going to get into the build just yet. There are a few more features that I didn’t want to clutter the project post with and I’ve added a couple of demo videos on the vises. I thought it would be best to start with a full view of the bench and its operational features first and get into the construction process in the next segment. This photo shows the dog hole inserts that hide a...

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Trestle Table for Dining Room #1: Planer Sled Construction

1552 days ago by scopemonkey | 8 comments »

I have been asked to build a large dining room table for a friend out of some very large pieces of VG fir. The wood has sentimental value for her and has been sitting in her barn for about a decade. We sat down and discussed various design options, and she has decided on a trestle style table using breadboard ends on the top. Sounded like a lot of fun to build, but I immediately ran into the first problem:(The Problem)! I only have a small 6” jointer. The boards are 9.5 inches wi...

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Decked Out Ridgid Model R4511 Table Saw #12: The Unveiling -- Before and After

942 days ago by Paul Stoops | 15 comments »

This final chapter winds up our journey— Decked Out Ridgid Model R4511 Table Saw. Where I Started The Changes I Made Here is the baker’s dozen of additions and modifications I made to my Model R4511 to transform it from a great tablesaw to an even greater one – and more importantly, into one which fits the constraints of my small shop and my own personal preferences. • Improved Mobile Base• Internal Baffling• Improved Dust Collection• On-Board Storage• Rea...

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Beautiful end grain cutting boards free project plan

2441 days ago by dewoodwork | 94 comments »

Construct these beautiful end grainCutting boards Hello fellow woodworkers,In the spirit of sharing woodworking knowledge I am writing this tutorial for anyone interested in constructing these beautiful end grain cutting boards. Take a look at the photos of the four styles I have made, or create your own pattern’s and follow the steps I have outlined in this tutorial. Questions and comments are welcome, enjoy. For this board I used maple, walnut, lyptus and purpleheart. White oak, wa...

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Double Tumble Cutting Board

1158 days ago by SPalm | 38 comments »

Or maybe I should call it Two and a Half Steps. Anyway, I cannot believe that I am building another one of these, but heck, they are so much fun. This is a continuing saga of endgrain geometric boards using three contrasting woods. A light color, medium color, and dark wood selection are jointed and planed to the same thickness. I started by tilting the blade to 60 degrees and ripping an edge on all three boards. I then moved the blade over about an inch and ripped again creating a sma...

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Steps Cutting Board Version 2 (Two Step)

1444 days ago by SPalm | 67 comments »

This is a second generation Steps cutting board made out of walnut, maple, and cherry. The first Steps board I made used a basic square with edge of maple and cherry to make it a block and a notch to do the stepping. I wanted to try to make a stepping board using the hex Tumbling Block design, and this is what I came up with. In order to make the hex do the stepping, I needed to notch all three sides, as can be seen in the Sketchup drawing. The cool thing here is that it steps in two di...

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Thicknessing drum sander - shop made

2348 days ago by YorkshireStewart | 59 comments »

I’ve had a fancy for a thicknessing sander but a 10-20 inch model costs the equivalent of $1000 US over here and there’s no way I can justify that sort of spending so I looked into making one of my own. There’s no shortage of help to be had on the world-wide-web. The links I found useful include: Dominic’s Woodshop Kawika Ukulele Sander Ray Lanham Woodcentral Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery Mother earth The Woodshop Art Herrick Luthiers’ Friend Nick’s drum S...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #4: Lesson #1

1169 days ago by degoose | 16 comments »

I know that this has been long awaited.. and I hope that the delay has not caused some to drop out of the class… NO.. I am sure that is not the case… one things that woodworkers have…is patience… Miss Debbie wrote in the latest copy of Lumberjocks e-Mag… “Patience is a virtue” they say, and a woodworker often has to use patience while working on a project. I’m picturing the time spent sanding an item, taking the sandpaper to finer and fine...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #1: Teaching a class..

1204 days ago by degoose | 91 comments »

For those of you who have read the LumberJocks’ E-mag you will know that I was asked by Ms Debbie to teach a class on-line.. The first lesson on how to make an end grain cutting board will be posted on in this blog series in the first week of May… just after the Maleny Wood Expo.. This will not be like the usual tutorial which is a single or multi-part explanation of how to do something… this will be a series of lessons posted every three or four days so that anyone wh...

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Another Cutting Board Design

1480 days ago by SPalm | 26 comments »

I am in the process of building another board and thought I would share my thinking process along with some build pictures. When I came up with the design for the Steps board, I was thinking about how one draws a 3D box on a piece of paper. You draw a large square, and then add small mitered edges to one corner to give the appearance of seeing it slightly from the side. Making these miters out of two different woods adds to the shadows, which adds to the effect. I did this for the Steps b...

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