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Make a canned food dispenser. Organize your January!

555 days ago by Stevinmarin | 16 comments »

January is Junk Month! All this month I will be featuring storage and organization projects. This week, I built a canned food dispenser. It holds a lot of cans, but you can scale it back to whatever space you have. It works for most large and small cans. If you would like to build this project, here is a set of SketchUp plans:https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Byv0IjzK8MhveDEtVnE1UG5kNVU

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The EZ mitre technique

1448 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 72 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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Garden Avenue boxes

1569 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 10 comments »

Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us. The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness. These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged. This arrangement was glued up into a block. ...

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Cutting Board pricing help.

648 days ago by amagineer | 11 comments »

After two more surgeries and almost a year, I am getting back to the shop to start woodworking again. Last year I made a “quilted cutting board” and have a few people offer to buy it, but I have no idea what to charge someone for this type of CB. If anybody that sells CB’s could help me I would appreciate it. It is 12×18 x 1-3/8 thk and made from Black Walnut;Sugar Maple;Shedua;Yellowheart;Goncalo Alves;Santos Mahogany;Paduck. It took me two weeks to finish.

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2 DYE 4

1853 days ago 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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