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Wine Crate Checkmate

06-19-2013 03:57 AM by DonGriffith | 1 comment »

One rainy day a couple of weeks back I was scrounging around for a quick project when my wife. near her wits end dealing with the three screaming, growling creatures with gnashing teeth we call children, told me that unless I found something for them to do over the weekend, she was leaving me for the David Hasselhoff look-alike UPS delivery man. Never being sure if she’s serious, I decided to not take any chances and figured I’d kill two birds and quiet three kids with one ston...

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Green Men and Wood Spirits #2: My Second Green Man - It's larger and deeper.

11-11-2011 12:03 AM by helluvawreck | 21 comments »

This green man is from a pattern by the famous artist and woodcarver, Lora S Irish. The pattern is in her book, Relief Carving Wood Spirits: A Step-By-Step Guide for Releasing Faces in Wood . I love this book and Lora Irish has inspired me. After carving this pattern in my last blog entry I decided that I wanted to do a second version of the carving, only larger and deeper. As on the first carving, I transferred the pattern to the blank and cut the pattern on the scroll saw. The picture be...

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Shopmade Jointer #3: Finally, I have a Jointer.

11-07-2011 05:27 PM by Armand | 32 comments »

I just finished this Jointer today and ready to make new and more challenging projects. here are the pictures and a video. the chasis, shown here with the cutterhead installed and fitted into the customized pillow block that i ordered from a machinist. the motor now installed. with new belt. the cutting depth adjustment mechanism. infeed and outfeed tables. the gap between tables is just enough for the blade adjustment guide. tables are now installed and lined with 1.5...

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Custom Furniture Making

06-27-2011 02:45 PM by ozan | 7 comments »

I wanted the film this before delivery, this is first time assemble, please enjoy the movie.Thanks Ozan.

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Mortise and Tenon Jig

04-24-2011 04:01 PM by Armand | 22 comments »

This is the newest addition in my shop. I realized it was necessesary to build this one for my upcoming projects that will require a lot of M/T joineries. Please watch my video at youtube to see how it works. Hope you find my jig interesting. Thanks

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Wood puzzle: I be Steve, Steve I be

04-16-2011 12:01 AM by Stevinmarin | 25 comments »

This is a really fun puzzle to spring on people. I’ve noticed that it is easy to take apart, but hard to put together. So I’ve been showing people the completed shape, then taking it apart without them watching. Then I stand back and watch the hilarity ensue as they wrack their brains for hours trying to put it together. If you would like to build one, here are detailed plans that Timothy Sluder drew up. Enjoy!

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Desk Cabinet Project #18: Q-Tip #&!!

04-15-2011 12:28 AM by William | 5 comments »


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A Woodworker's Bag of Tricks

03-23-2011 09:18 PM by Darrell Peart | 10 comments »

In woodworking, there is much to be learned from books. But not all knowledge is to be found there. Many “tricks of the trade” never make it to print, but instead, exist as sort of a vernacular knowledge base that is conveyed from person to person “on the job”.Adding to my “woodworking bag of tricks “has been a lifelong pursuit. I have never reached a point, nor will I ever, where I can say “I know it all”. What I can say is “This is the best way I know at this time, until I discover or learn...

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"Halloween Heads"

10-31-2010 06:37 AM by mpounders | 8 comments »

Happy Halloween! I thought a collection of decapitated heads seemed appropriate for the spirit of the holiday! These are all “works in progress” that will turn into something sooner or later. I do these as a form of relaxation and practice. Some are actually planned as parts of complex toys. I have plans for the little boy as part of a cranked toy that will have him performing as part of an animated piece of art. I keep getting side-tracked on him. The witch was planned as par...

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rain gutters #2: waiting for water

07-05-2010 06:20 AM by patron | 41 comments »

some of you might remember my previous blog about my rain/snow gutters ,i finally got some time to progress on them , as i have been working away from home for a while now , first two pictures are from that post , about the cutting jig ,and an actual 6” PVC x 20’ pipes cut 1/4 out of ,making a tube that wraps up and over my metal roof to catch rain,and stop the snow from sliding off the roof , both of which have been just wasted water fo...

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