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Making Floating (Domino) Tenons

11-10-2013 04:21 PM by MJCD | 3 comments »

The Festool Domino Tool created a large step-up in tenon joinery – I won’t get into the cost/benefit of the Tool, nor the pitched-camps debates from Festool lovers and distractors – the Domino is what it is; thank you Festool for thinking out-of-the-box, and I’m sure that you make massive profits along the way. Floating Tenon joinery exists with and without the Domino Tool – there are any number of ways to make mortises: from the sublime (the Domino, itself; t...

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Roubo Inspired Bench #4: Benchcrafted Hardware installation and a surprise visit

05-25-2013 09:09 PM by jusfine | 5 comments »

Installation of the wagon vise hardware – very easy to follow directions! Gluing up the paduak for the leg vise. If you are going to use the crisscross system, ensure you have a minimum of 2 1/4” final thickness on your vise as the cavity routed for the hardware is considerable. Plywood top is in place and vise hardware is partially assembled. Couldn’t resist trying the hardware out after the right front leg was drilled for the holdfast clamp...

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Cosmatesque #1: Cosmati Design - Wood Inlay Banding

12-07-2012 11:17 PM by Bob Simmons | 3 comments »

Learn how to make a Cosmati design for wood inlay banding. Discover how to inlay a wood inlay banding to customize your fine woodworking projects that you make in the workshop. The Cosmati or Cosmatesque design for this inlay banding derives from one of the beautiful patterns of marble inlay that are in many of the churches of Rome, Italy. There were four generations of the Cosmati family that were marble setters during the middle ages. This family of craftsmen produced outstanding wo...

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Wing Boxes- A mini Tutorial

10-07-2012 05:44 PM by Andy | 17 comments »

I dont have time to write a lengthy tutorial but I do have a few photos and will write a word or two to help you get started. This style of box was first made by me using plans from the October 1997 American Woodworker and authored by Dave Freedman. I made a rectangle box about 12” long x 5 1/2” wide x 2 1/2” tall.I used miters for all the corners instead of butt joints as he shows. Nothing wrong with butt joints, they are what I used in the “Palm boxes ” t...

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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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Micro-Adjustment Mechanism #1: How it Works

11-01-2012 05:49 PM by DaveFFMedic | 1 comment »

My homemade micro-adjustment mechanism was featured in my Super Accurate Crosscut Sled project and it generated a lot of interest. Thank you everyone! It was awesome to make it to the daily top three! I have posted a YouTube video showing how my mechanism works. You can view it here.The big error, see if you can catch it, is my left-right mix-up. Thank you for watching. I’ll be glad to answer any questions about how this works. The next posting in this blog will detail the cons...

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Split Roubo Workbench #1: I have put this off for far too long

03-20-2012 02:32 AM by lysdexic | 127 comments »

Ok, so let me get this blog started before I get so far behind that I put it off – forever. It is undisputed that the most important tool in the woodworking shop is a proper workbench. I don’t have one. I will not rehash the nuances of workbench design but after reading Schwarz’s and Scott Landis’s books, I had my heart set on a Roubo bench. I am not alone as several LJ’s have posted wonderful roubo benches. At first I wanted to build this… I r...

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Evolution of a Shop #28: New Cross Cut Sled

02-29-2012 02:57 PM by Cory | 5 comments »

There have been a few cross cut sleds posted recently and it motivated me to replace mine. The original was a little small and a little heavy. My max capacity was about 14”. I used maple and cherry for the fences, which looked nice, but weighed too much. A few other lessons learned gave way to Version 2.0: Overall size is 24” x 36”, quite a bit larger than my previous sled. Capacity on this sled is 21”. Base is 1/2” birch ply. The rear fence feature...

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5 Cuts to a "Perfect" Cross Cut Sled

03-01-2012 02:39 AM by wnwoodworkingschool | 50 comments »

I’ve been getting a few email requests for a video on how I calculate the error ratio and how to correct and construct a cross cut sled that’s dead on square. I’ve been demonstrating this at the Woodworking shows for the past 5, 6 years and I still get emails asking me about the error ratio calculations. So here it is. Material List for sled:Runners: 5/16” x 3/4” x 30” Base: 1/2” x 34” x 30” Front Fence: 1-1/2” x 5” x 30R...

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A small table that took a whole lot of work

04-10-2008 06:20 AM by John Fry | 40 comments »

This is my first blog entry ever. :-) So I hope I do it right. This is a photo essay of the construction of a couple of “Drum Tables”. A drum table made of Indonesian rosewood and wenge. A second table of Asian ebony and wenge was made at the same time. They have a 21” diameter at the top, and stand 23” tall. The main cylinder has an 18” outside diameter. The curved side panels are all bent laminations, and veneered with the final wood choice. The curve...

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