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Rocking Horse Charity Build #1: Part 1

1026 days ago by thewoodwhisperer | 0 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options The rocking horse is a great project for new and experienced woodworkers alike so its perfect for our charity build. The construction is fairly straightforward and requires minimal tools & materials. If you would like to build along, I suggest downloading the plan today while it is still free. You can also download full-size patterns here. There is a lot of detail in this video! I wanted to make it as approach...

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No Quarter #1: Shell box - Intro and pattern

1099 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 18 comments »

Hello here this is my second attempt to blog shell boxes. The last one ended up in the wall art ‘Inverted World’. Well this one is a little less spectacular but is based along the same theme of curves. This time a curved pattern but it will have stringing introduced between the colour changes as will become apparent as the blog progresses. The main woods are American Black Walnut and Sycamore with Yew stringing. I will be book-matching woods where necessary. First step i...

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Open weave Lazy Larry #1: Ripping the stock.

1107 days ago by degoose | 12 comments »

I am about to make an open weave Lazy Larry…similar to this one. I have ripped some Tasmanian Blackwood into the required strips….. these are just over 600 mm long and 50 mm by 20 mm For our American cousins… 2 feet long and 2 inch by 3/4 inch.. Tomorrow I will be ripping some thin stripes of Huon Pine and Tasmanian Blackwood to make the accents… Strips will be only 3 mm thick [ 1/8 inch] The background will be Huon Pine….. cut into 50 mm squares̷...

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Harmonica case #1: The harmonica case for the Harmonica case collector

1120 days ago by gurnie | 3 comments »

So this is a commissioned harmonica case that I am working on. this gentleman wanted his likeness on a harmonica case. So i sketched out an idea of him leaning against a brick wall, playing his harmonica. His likeness would be done in intarsia. I’ve been working on this project on and off for about 4 months, maybe longer – taking my time so i enjoy it making it. treating it like a piece of art and not a “task” i have to complete. I think it’s coming a...

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Open weave Lazy Larry #4: The glue up

1101 days ago by degoose | 15 comments »

Here you will see the steps in the glue up of the weave strips… The strips are ready for assembly.. After applying glue to the various surfaces, I assemble the 5 pieces in order and secure with blue painters tape.. this is easy to remove later… While just using tape can be enough, I like to clamp between two cauls to ensure that the width of the piece remains constant along the entire length.. and it aids by applying even pressure on the strips being glued..As each set is...

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Router Sled for Flattening End Grain Cutting Board

1120 days ago by Mauricio | 9 comments »

I glued up a cutting board with a table saw that was not properly aligned. As a result I had a glue up that was relatively flat on one side but way out of whack on the other side. The flat side was a huge pain to flatten with my little Ryobi belt sander even with 40 Grit belts. The rough side needed about 1/8” of wood that needed to be removed over most of the board. This is no joke with hard maple. It would have taken hours. My lumber dealer referred me to a cabinet shop that...

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Drum Sander #8: One Year On

1153 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 23 comments »

Its been a little over a year since I made this Drum Sander. This update shows minor modifications and it’s present condition including any wear on the MDF table. Here she is without the dust hood. As you can see the promised paint job never happened. This Sander has been in more or less continuous use, on pretty much every project of mine, for the past year. There hasn’t been time to paint it (and let it dry). As for wear on the MDF table, there is minimal surface sc...

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Jointer Setup

1541 days ago by thewoodwhisperer | 18 comments »

I find that the jointer is one of the most complex tools to calibrate. But if you ever used one that was out of shape, you know exactly why calibration is critical to your success. I hear from so many woodworkers who think their jointing problems are due to technique, when in reality, its the jointer itself that’s presenting the issues. Its a two-part process that starts with leveling the infeed and outfeed tables and making them coplanar. Next, you need to adjust the knives in...

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How I Make a Lazy Susan

2123 days ago by WoodMosaics | 33 comments »

Now before I get started on this little demonstration of how I do it, let me caution you on a couple things. IF you try anything like this, take the plate that your saw blade comes up through and close that hole completely up with a thin piece of wood. Make sure it is even with the top, with no gaps and no lips to catch the pieces. You want it smooth. Then with a “Hollow ground plywood blade” come up from the bottom so you have no gap between the blade and the wood. You may have to do this a ...

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Restoring Hand Planes.. My methods #4: Sanding and Polishing the body and metal parts

1290 days ago by Dan | 9 comments »

In my first blog of this series I talked about removing the rust using Evapo-Rust. The following picture shows my Stanley #4 after it was soaked over night in Evapo-Rust and washed and scrubbed clean. I have polished and sanded the sides a number of different ways. I have done all by hand with folded up sand paper and sanding blocks, I have used my dremmel tool with different attachments and I have used my drill press with wire brush. I find all of these to be way to time consuming. I fin...

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