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Quick round object sander using your drill

105 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 18 comments »

I’ve been making some legs for a small granite top table. I started out by carving them with a draw knife, then using a rasp and belt sander. Lastly i usually take a strip of sanding belt that has been used by tearing a strip off about an inch wide and it will be 48” long as that’s the size for the belt sander I have. I grab two ends and use it over the curved leg like a shoe shine towel. it does a very good job but is tiring on the arms after awhile. After doing this for...

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Workshop Development #94: Rolling clamp cart mostly done, except for the rolling part.

170 days ago by dbhost | 7 comments »

I have a new post on my blogger blog… http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com/2...t-i-built.html I have a couple of spots that could be redone / fixed due to operator error, but I doubt I will. It is only cosmetic and I just don’t care that much. It needs to work, not be pretty… Quick Rundown, the build was done with 2×4s and plywood. 2×4s were cut down to size on the BT and crosscut with the miter saw, after the first cut, using the dust hood… HUGE diffe...

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79 Year Old Boat Builder of 432 Ships

281 days ago by Grumpy | 13 comments »

79-year-old Phil Warren from the UK spent 62 years to build this incredible fleet of 432 ships. All vessels are built entirely of matchsticks and boxes of wooden matches.  The collection includes nearly 370 American and 60 British ships.Although now 79 years of age, he began creating his first boat in 1948, when he was only 17.  He uses a razor blade, tweezers and sandpaper to carve the pieces and boxes, then assembles them with balsa wood glue.  In total more than 650,000 matchsticks are use...

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Star Wars - The wooden side of the force! #2: R2D2

565 days ago by fuzzual | 22 comments »

Alrights wood fans, i tested the water with my Star Wars Poker Room, and it seems that folks are pretty receptive for my unusual hobby. So I thought I would share another with you. My Poker table really needed a series of cocktail tables to hold drinks and snacks. But if your playing poker in a space ship you cant have just any cocktail table. So I figured, “why not R2 units with removable trays?” So here you have them, still very much in progress, but getting closer all ...

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The EZ mitre technique

1487 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 74 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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Build a lumber storage cart

572 days ago by Stevinmarin | 25 comments »

Here’s a rolling cart for storing lumber, plywood, and other sheet goods in your workshop. I made this to take up as little space as possible, yet hold a lot of wood. Download free plans for this project.

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Whats Your Mineral Oil/Beeswax Formula?

620 days ago by Brad_Nailor | 11 comments »

I do a lot of cutting boards and Pizza peels that I like to finish in a mix of mineral oil and beeswax. Sometimes I think I have too much wax, and sometimes I think not enough. I don’t measure I just shave some wax into the oil as it’s warning on my hotplate. I recently bought some beeswax flakes so now i can accurately measure the amount of was I add to the oil. I was wondering if anyone hit on a solid proportion of wax to oi that doesn’t seem to thick and sticky, but still...

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Workbench #1: Replacing an old bench

909 days ago by David Craig | 12 comments »

For the last few years, I have been doing the majority of my work on an old bench that was in my basement when I moved in. As a work surface for dropping old oily lawnmower parts or fiddling with a child’s broken toy, it was adequate. For woodworking, not so much. The height of the bench is about 36 inches and the width was a little over 3 feet. The boards have shifted over the years and the surface was very uneven. The amount of nails and screws made it impossible to safely flatten and...

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Watch Box #1: How it started

968 days ago by Andy | 11 comments »

This blog will show progress on an ArtBox I am building for a client. In September I received an email from a gentleman named Sean asking if I was interested in making a custom box to display his wrist watch collection. I said I typically dont do commission work for several reasons, but if he wanted to send me details I would look it over before deciding.We worked out the bugs and I agreed to make a box to hold eight watches. The color of the wood and the grain were important as well as...

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