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Hand plane DIY blog #1: Hand plane DIY convex (Krenov style)

01-26-2011 01:17 AM by mafe | 12 comments »

Hand plane DIY convex.Or Mike meets Mads style… Our dear Mike (Stefang), started a ‘master class here on LJ, a blog on how to make a traditional Nordic bucket, and part of this class was ‘making a convex hand plane’, so this was why I did it. Thank you Mike!Also it was a dream for me, a dream to make my own hand plane, not that I needed one, but to prove to myself I could, and in the future be able to make special purpose planes when needed. Since I’m a bad...

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"Palm Box" tutorial

12-08-2010 07:30 AM by Andy | 88 comments »

I am very sorry that the tutorial is still down. I lost all the pictures and just have moved on to other things. But the good news is that others have come to the rescue with their own tutorials and are just as good…even better than mine.Here is one by Scott

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Patterns by McLeanVA #4: Pattern #3 with a Variation

10-11-2010 08:39 AM by degoose | 7 comments »

This be the third pattern in the series And my variation on #3 just by rearranging the strips. Remember these are still only dry fit..and wet to show the color and grain… I have however done most of the glue ups.. actually all the glue ups and most of the sanding.. first on the drumsander then on the linisher belt and routed all the edges as well as the finger grip recesses…I can’t wait to finish the final sanding with a ROS… maybe up to 240 grit and l...

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Router Table for Incra LS 17 #1: Carcass layout and planning

09-30-2008 07:41 AM by coloradoclimber | 7 comments »

I’ve been wanting to upgrade my router table and over time I’ve been accumulating the pieces. I’m building my table around the Incra LS 17 Router Fence and a Woodpecker PRL Router Lift. I ended up ordering the 27 x 43 Woodpecker table top already drilled with a cutout for the LS 17 and the PRL. I haven’t picked a router yet but I’m leaning toward one of the big PCs. I’m basing my design loosely on Blake's Router Table. My table top is not as wi...

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Thicknessing drum sander - shop made

02-25-2008 11:09 PM by YorkshireStewart | 59 comments »

I’ve had a fancy for a thicknessing sander but a 10-20 inch model costs the equivalent of $1000 US over here and there’s no way I can justify that sort of spending so I looked into making one of my own. There’s no shortage of help to be had on the world-wide-web. The links I found useful include: Dominic’s Woodshop Kawika Ukulele Sander Ray Lanham Woodcentral Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery Mother earth The Woodshop Art Herrick Luthiers’ Friend Nick’s drum S...

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The multi-purposed 2x4 Winter 2008 #3: The last lap

01-10-2008 08:59 PM by YorkshireStewart | 13 comments »

An intensive day. I was determined to complete the job today, so I was out there bright and early, ‘garmented up’ against the cold. I first balanced the seat on a suitable block of wood and held the legs in different places until I was happy with the positions and angle. Then, using this home-made angle thingy and some pencil marks, I was able to drill the holes in the right place at the chosen angle. An extra pair of hands helps immensely with this! Cutting a slot for ...

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The multi-purposed 2x4 Winter 2008 #2: A bit of gluing. A bit of shaping.

01-10-2008 01:22 AM by YorkshireStewart | 13 comments »

Today, it’s some work on the back bow or arm of the chair as well as the seat itself. I’m starting by roughing out the profile of the two forward components of the arm. They’ll be connected by a third piece that will be stabilised during glueing with (pine!) biscuits. All three are bridged by a strengthening crest rail: A satisfying part of chairmaking to me(during which I turn down the workshop heating, thus improving my carbon footprint!!) is the sculpting of the se...

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Photography #1: A Photography Studio In The Shop

01-01-2008 03:42 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 24 comments »

The final act… Buffing the final coat of finish is the moment of birth for a project. After that it is carefully wrapped and delivered to start its’ life with family, friend, or client. One part of the woodworking process that most of us don’t figure in is the photography. I can tell you from experience that this a very important part of furniture making. It is not an option if you are planning on doing woodworking and furniture as a business, be it full or part time....

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M7 and the Cherry Tree #3: The concluding Part

06-28-2007 07:04 PM by Tony | 12 comments »

So finally I have recovered some energy from lifting those heavy logs on my own – now that summer has finished here – we had 7 days of sunshine, the longest day of the year has passed and winter is racing towards us (My wife says whoopee “soon it’s time for skiing”) I will try to give some information on M7 and Stihl 660 used for my Cheery tree cutting.Let’s deal with the Stihl 660 first of all. I am not going to bore you all with the technical details; these can be found on the Stihl websit...

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Auxillary Workbench #5: Apron - The inlaid (shadow) dovetail

06-07-2007 07:48 AM by mot | 12 comments »

I have been hemming and hawing on what I was going to do to give this little bench a bit more character. It’s going to serve a dual role in being both my auxillary bench for hand tool work as well as my 2 year old son’s bench. In that vane, I decided to add a little detail to the apron…the shadow or inlaid dovetail. Please note: Though I prefer to do these one-off projects with handcut dovetails, the Akeda 16 Jig was used throughout. To start, I joined one maple board...

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