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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #1: Cutting Paper and preparing Marquetry Packs

267 days ago by Patricelejeune | 10 comments »

Some of new have seen our new project on other posts. We had a pretty good success with our first series, the 4 copies were sold in a year. We are going to revisit this box sold at Christie’s if my memory is good.The picture quality is not great, but we enjoyed the composition and decided to use it as a ground for our new design. The design has been finished for couple weeks now, and for the past couple days we have been working on preparing for marquetry cutting. As I ...

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New Yankee Miter Bench Vs. Utimate Tool Stand #7: Miter Saw Installation

109 days ago by scarpenter002 | 1 comment »

Built and installed the platform for my Miter Saw today: Similar to my bench tops, the platform is a torsion box, made of 3/4 plywood tops, bottoms, and grid work. The grid work is 2 3/4” wide and attached to the top piece with glue and pocket hole screws. The bottom is face screwed to the grid. I also installed 1” X 1/8” steel strips to the bottom to provide support for the levelers: The levelers are installed on the cabinets to allow for various platfo...

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FREE web class Maloof rocker #1: Lesson #2

114 days ago by bkap | 7 comments »

Lesson #2 Learning the “Dynamics of a Rocking Chair” is crucial to our beginning: Dynamics of a Rocking Chair by Bill KappelUnlike most chairs, rocking chairs by their very nature of construction are a moving entity. Because a rocking chair is made to rock there are unique factors to be considered in the manufacturing of a custom quality rocking chair. First, let us agree on some basics. The design of the rocking chair is pleasing, the materials used in construction are qualit...

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Advice on making profit on projects

119 days ago by Dracombe | 5 comments »

I was away from woodworking for a while and realized I really miss it. I recently started again and I am now very happy, it just feels great to be in the shop again. So here is my question, does anyone have advice on how to turn a project into a profitable part time job? The reason I ask is that I am military and they are slowly but surely taking away some of our benet so I don’t want to end up in 19 years left with a small pension that would not be enough. I am thinking of making...

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A Bench in the making

130 days ago by apprentice | 7 comments »

First the design stage using 3D tech drawings to highlight the process, It will have a full length leg vice with a self righting mechanism to eliminate the need of a lower pin system to help alignment. Here are a few shots of how it will eventually look. I will now add some JPG’s of most of the component parts with sizes and manner of construction methods, these are my own methods but can be adapted for personal use and sizes if needed, there is no hard and fast ru...

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Various shenanigans #14: How I double bevel sea shells

133 days ago by JeremyPringle | 3 comments »

Here is a small write up and brief description of how I do my double bevel sea shells. A note before I start:This is how I do it. In no way shape or form am I saying this is the way to do it. There are tons, and tons of ways to do this stuff, I did my own trial and error and I found a way that works for me. First, I start with a pattern, and I also found that using the pattern on some clear paper comes in handy as well. Then I gather all the pieces that I am going to be using. Her...

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Chevalet Build #2: Starting the build

149 days ago by Mike Lingenfelter | 5 comments »

After getting the lumber, I had a fair amount of milling to do. Then I also had to laminate quite a few pieces together, to get the thicknesses I needed. Once all that was done, I was able to start the actual build. I’m starting with the main upright support post and the foot/base. The base has a step in it, to create the feet. I used a Forstner Bit to create the ends of the the step. I also started to hogged out the Mortise for the Upright support, while at the Drill Press. ...

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Confessions of a Novice Handsaw Filer

157 days ago by summerfi | 12 comments »

These are my observations about learning to sharpen handsaws, along with some reminiscing about years gone by. I will say at the outset that I consider myself a beginning handsaw filer. I still fall short of what I would call an accomplished filer, and I’m certainly no expert. As I’m still in learning mode, these observations are not intended to be instructional. Perhaps, however, my observations will be helpful, or at least interesting, to other beginners. I doubt that experienced handsaw fi...

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The Coolidge Chronicles #3: Part 2 - Assembling Grizzly G0490 8" Jointer with Byrd Shelix Cutter Head

164 days ago by darthford | 5 comments »

PART 2 – In part 2 I complete assembly of the Grizzly G0490 jointer, there were a number of issues to overcome but no show stoppers, lets get to it. Extension Table – In the pic below you can clearly see the extension table is not flat, there’s more. First I had noticed earlier in the assembly the far end of this extension table which was installed at the factory was sticking way up in the air about 1/16 above the outfeed table. The reason is they located the bolt holes s...

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Sketchup #1: Handplane Cabinet and use of Sketchup in the design

170 days ago by paulcanbuildthat | 0 comments »

For my Introduction to Woodworking class, we have a “final project” that we choose ourselves. Given that I’m learning to use hand tools, I’ve decided to make a handplane cabinet. In my latest blog entry, I show how I use Google (now Trimble) SketchUp to create the design and the use of layers and scenes to showcase the various parts of the design without duplicating any portion. This was based on information that I learned from Bob Lang in his article from Popular Woodworking. T...

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