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Right Angle Clamp Jigs

01-14-2010 06:36 AM by David Craig | 11 comments »

I had to do a glue up of a shoe rack for a friend today so I finally got around to making some right angled clamps. Design mostly inspired by Wood magazine. It is a tip most woodworkers are familiar with but is worth a frequent repeat. There are many ads out there for various types of right angled clamps. Most are made from plastic, some from aluminum and other metals. They are used to assist in keeping any box type project square while fastening. I didn’t feel like buying them so I ...

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Random End Grain Block Tutorial

06-13-2011 07:30 PM by sam20650 | 17 comments »

I had some requests on a tutorial of how I put together the end grain butcher block top for the island Jay and I recently built (Once the base gets the final coat of paint to match the kitchen cabinets one of us will post that as a project but here are a few pictures of it almost done) I took a couple of in process pictures while I was making the top but not as many as I might of had I known I would be writing a lesson on it. So if I miss anything or seem to skip any steps let me k...

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Cutting Board: How To's #1: Zig Zag Cutting Board - How To:

10-04-2010 11:38 PM by McLeanVA | 51 comments »

For those of you who asked me for a tutorial on how to make the zig zag legless vegetable death table (cutting board), here is my best shot. I am far too impatient to take photos when I work, so I decided to illustrate the process using some good old Adobe PhotoShop. I hope you find this useful and informative. I will outline the process in 10 steps below. I have assumed that when viewing these steps that basic woodworking skills are familiar to you. If you have questions, or run into snag...

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Jigs and Fixtures #1: Planer Sled

05-22-2008 02:39 AM by Mike Lingenfelter | 21 comments »

As part of my workbench project I needed to mill up a somewhat large piece of lumber for the main chop on my face vise. It was larger than my 6” Jointer could handle. I needed to find an easy way to mill the 2 large faces. I have been wanting to make a Planer Sled for awhile now, so that’s what I did. I based mine on one Keith Rust did for Fine Woodworking “Flatten Boards without a Jointer”. This article is available at finewoodworking.com, but it is only available if you have a ...

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Instructions For Making A Wine Bottle Balancer.

11-04-2011 07:49 AM by Trev_Batstone | 1 comment »

Here are the instructions for making my style of the wine bottle balancer: 1. Cut pieces to size on the table saw: 3”x12” (3/4” stock). 2. Drill angle hole at 45 degrees, 3” from one end on the drill press with a 1 3/8” forstner bit. 3. Cut rounded top on band saw, jig saw, or scroll saw. 4. Round over edges on both sides of the board with a round-over bit on router table (this is optional, but it just makes for a more decorative look and...

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Drunken Cutting Boards #1: Drunken Alice in Wonderland Cutting Board

09-10-2009 03:22 AM by poroskywood | 42 comments »

Hey everybody, after a few personal messages here is my version of a how to on a Drunken Checker Board. I of coarse bow to the Chairman of the Board and pay tribute with beer. This is a Off-Checker pattern I call “Drunken Alice in Wonderland” The “serendipitous” nature of this piece is appealing in a far out sort of way. Here Goes… So first I prepare the Material. I am using Hard Maple and Walnut both are surfaced flat and cut 1” x 9” x 14&...

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Templates #3: Bandsaw Boxes!

02-23-2011 04:58 AM by dakremer | 5 comments »

Man….I’m having WAY too much fun making templates. I need to get in the shop and actually build something for a change! I dont know what is wrong with me! :) The possibilities for bandsaw boxes are ENDLESS. However, here’s some to start you guys off with – probably ones you’ve seen before….but maybe not. I will definitely be adding more later. I already have some crazy ideas in my head. Just don’t have time to draw them right now! Enjoy –...

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Lining Your Jewelry Box With Felt - Tutorial

01-29-2010 08:57 PM by stefang | 39 comments »

I had finished my wife’s jewelry box with the exception of putting in the felt lining. I’ve never done this before and I wasn’t looking forward to it, but now it’s done and since I’m pleased with the result, I thought it might be helpful to others in my situation to relate my experience and hopefully help someone out. There are folks out there who I’m sure are a lot better at this than me, but I haven’t seen any posts on this, so here goes. Below is a...

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Tight Weave the Down and Dirty

08-08-2010 07:16 PM by dustbunny | 15 comments »

Several people asked me to blog the process of the tight weave board.The original tight weave board was posted by degoose here as a blog. Larry Rocks !! I don’t actually have one to be made from the start right now, so I pieced together what I have to try to illustrate the process. In some places you will have to use a little bit of imagination, but I think it will be clear. Okay, the key to the weave or the tight weave boards is-1. lumber should be square2. cuts must be accurate3...

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