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Texas Star Inlay #1: Tutorial: How to make a Texas Star and Inlay

10-15-2013 06:56 PM by cakman | 1 comment »

My goal in posting this was to give everyone an idea of how I went about making a Texas Star to use in inlay work. There is probably a better way to do this, but this way is safe and effective and requires few tools. I have seen it done this way once and wanted to attempt it myself. I did not snap pics of the build process but I was able to come up with some drawings in sketchup to illustrate each step. Step 1: Layout The first thing I considered is what wood to use. It is ideal to pick...

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Make your own beeswax

09-06-2013 07:08 AM by Heavy | 2 comments »

I have noticed that there is a increased demand for beeswax finishes so I wanted to share my experience and knowledge with you. This video will show you how to make your own beeswax (ratios that I use) and hopefully point you in a right direction. It is my first video so the quality isn’t the best, but I do hope it will help. Comments and critiques are welcome Cheers

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woodworking tool fix with machinists tools

09-02-2013 12:16 AM by hobby1 | 6 comments »

Hello, This is a build blog for fabricating a new combination square clamp, it is that part of the square that gets bent and finally breaks after normal usage, usually the pin breaks, this is because the whole square is built rigidly with a cast aluminum body, and a stainless steel blade, beautiful small 6” squares to work with, but the clamping mechanism is cast aluminum too, and always wants to bend and break at its pin location. The first one broke, I went to town bought a new ...

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Building a Dr. White's Chest #1: My Interpretation of Thos. Moser's Design

04-30-2013 01:09 PM by DustyMark | 8 comments »

What to Expect This blog series will highlight some of the techniques I use in solid wood case construction. My previous blog, about building the New Gloucester rocker, covered nearly every step in photographs with an occasional video. This blog will not detail every step along the way, but will rather explore key details of case construction using primarily videos. The videos are “rough takes” since I’m not going to spend the extra time to edit them. In those situati...

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My DIY Bandsaw - 4th Shopmade Woodworking Tool #7: A video Update

07-30-2013 02:40 PM by Armand | 9 comments »

Finally a video of my Band Saw.

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Thickness Drum Sander #1: Design and Planning

07-22-2013 09:02 AM by Vip3r74 | 8 comments »

I have been part of LJ’s for 39 days and I have learned a lot from the community. I have been a casual woodworker with no official training for about 7 years. I did my apprenticeship as a Tool & Die Maker but never followed that either, I worked in a Toolshop for a while but did mostly CNC programming and a bit of tool design. Currently I’m a network administrator for a medium sized business but the woodworking bug is biting me more and more because I do have a passion for it ...

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Boxland: Work Stations and Boxing Tips #11: Making Indented Finger Lifts

07-16-2013 09:19 PM by Boxguy | 13 comments »

How To Make An Indented Finger Lift In short, you use an oscillating spindle sander set on an angle to sand away the center indent, and a spacer jig set over the locking guide to sand away the two smaller indents. If you are just making one or two boxes, at the end of this tutorial I will make suggestions for how to do this same task much more simply if you don’t want to make the jig, modify the table top, or buy a locking straight edge. Thanks to Maplerock aka Jerry for c...

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Making a Traditional Style Wooden Jointer #1: Introduction

07-11-2013 06:39 PM by Mosquito | 18 comments »

I have been looking at some of the modern manufactured wooden planes. Old Street Tools and Philly Planes come to mind. However, I wasn’t really looking to spend that much money on one, so I figured I’d do a little searching around and see if I could find some videos or articles about making them. Well, find I did. I read quite a few articles on making your own wooden hand planes. I really like (and prefer) “traditional” style planes. Nothing against Krenov styl...

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SAPFM Newsletter

06-18-2013 02:16 AM by FredRoman | 1 comment »

Everyone, The Society of American Period Furniture Makers wants to share with you all its’ newest Newsletter. The newsletter has been around for years, but as recent the society has changed its look and plans for it. We hope to offer 25-50 page newsletter 4-6 times of year to inform everyone about what is going on in the woodworking world. Please read the first issue of this year and hope some of you can participate by spreading the link or by writing an article for us. Thanks,...

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Building an infill smoother #1: Inspiration and cutting out the sides

06-07-2013 12:24 AM by Wally331 | 5 comments »

This is my first blog post, so don’t be to alarmed if it is the biggest piece of garbage you have ever read. I’ll try my best though ;) For the past few months, I have been in a tool craze. Whether it is planes, saws, braces, chisels, or even miter boxes, I just can’t get enough. So when Don W started his blog about making an infill, I saw how easy it could be, and figured why not try it myself. I get a beautiful and functional tool to add to my collection, and some more ...

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