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Making Bench Dogs

11-17-2013 06:00 PM by Marty Backe | 6 comments »

Here’s a short video that I put together, showing how I made a handful of new bench dogs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ePNfWy52k

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Open weave Lazy Larry #1: Ripping the stock.

07-14-2011 11:28 AM by degoose | 12 comments »

I am about to make an open weave Lazy Larry…similar to this one. I have ripped some Tasmanian Blackwood into the required strips….. these are just over 600 mm long and 50 mm by 20 mm For our American cousins… 2 feet long and 2 inch by 3/4 inch.. Tomorrow I will be ripping some thin stripes of Huon Pine and Tasmanian Blackwood to make the accents… Strips will be only 3 mm thick [ 1/8 inch] The background will be Huon Pine….. cut into 50 mm squares̷...

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Shop Notes #3: "No End In Sight" The documentary.

09-22-2013 02:44 AM by vipond33 | 20 comments »

This is a trick that many, if not most of you, already know. But it’s a good one and bears repeating. Quite recently I read this: “but I am still working on trying to make a box with no start and no finish and thus far have only been able to wrap my boxes on three sides”. (noted on KK’s fine project). The process has been around for a long time, but I remember independently figuring this one out a while ago and thinking what a smile it would bring to the aver...

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Shop Stuff #2: Fingernail Gouge Sharpening on the WorkSharp

05-22-2013 03:08 PM by SPalm | 22 comments »

While learning to turn, the tools in use eventually need to be sharpened. I looked at various jigs, holders, and solutions for sharpening. I own a WorkSharp, but I thought that I would not be able to do it all on this machine. But I have made a series of jigs, and am now able to sharpen all my major tools with it. First up is the trickiest one. The hardest one to do is the Fingernail, or spindle gouge. Tormek and others have bars that slide out and pockets that hold the handle. I just...

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Making Wood Quilt Blocks

11-02-2008 08:12 PM by WoodMosaics | 16 comments »

First of all you have to determine what shape you will need that you can make accurately and repeatedly. This is where my jigs come in. I was to poor to buy several miter gauges so I made mine out of angle iron and bar stock. I made them set close to a certain angle, adjustable just a little. This first picture shows the back side of one of my jigs on the saw. This one is set at 45° like 4 of my jigs are; (Now on any of these pictures if you want to see something closer just click on t...

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Marquetry Tutorial 101 ... Window Style #1: Marquetry Tutorial 101 ... Window Style

02-16-2013 03:07 AM by justoneofme | 18 comments »

Hi Lumber Jock Buddies! I thought it might be interesting for those wanting to dabble a bit with veneers, especially in the creation of Marquetry ... to pass along some (what I hope are) simple steps to follow, using a simple method I learned many years ago at the hands of a Latvian Master. By now you are all familiar with Shipwright’s fabulous Marquetry, and incredible cutting skill using his hand built Chevalet!! I hope Paul won’t mind me bringing his talents into my blog...

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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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2 DYE 4

06-16-2009 06:33 AM 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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Workbench #3: Preparing for draw-boring (dowels jig that finally works for me!)

03-02-2013 12:59 PM by yuridichesky | 7 comments »

While my leg vise hardware is still being machined to mate screw and the wheel I’ve been working on the legs. In particular got ready for draw-boring. My target was 10mm pegs (3/8” approx). I made them from rough oak stock: first planed it a little, then ripped into beams and planed square blanks about 11×11mm (7/16” approx), so I had about 1mm allowance (1/32” approx). Then I rounded them roughly with the block plane: At this point dowels w...

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French Polish Part 2 #1: French Polish Simplified

01-27-2013 11:39 PM by blackcherry | 15 comments »

Here we go with a simple method to French Polishing materials Cut material to your liking I find that these small swatch of material work great. Two piece padding one fit inside the other once folded and tied with a twist tie or rubber band. Next the product…. Store bought Shellac and as my lubricant mineral oil…I find that these small plastic dispenser work great at delivering droplet at a time to charge the pad, one or two drops per load of shellac works great. When making the...

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