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Traditional Woodworking Tours #5: George Lott’s Antique Tools & Shop at the Frontier Culture Museum (Part 1)

05-23-2014 01:49 AM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at Recreating historical furniture like this requires real talent and attention to detail: In the above video I returned to the Frontier Culture Museum in historical Staunton, Virginia, to visit the men who are responsible for much of the reproduction furniture there: George Lott, Ken Knorr, and David Puckett. George Lott and Ken Knorr volunteer their time, talent, and projects to the museum (wow) and Curator David Puckett researches...

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Small Wood Project #3: Impossilbe Arrow -Through- Heart Trick

01-07-2014 12:34 AM by Austin DenHerder | 2 comments »

Fun Woodworking Project. Easy weekend woodworking Project. This is a fun woodworking trick that makes a neat gift or conversational piece. How to get a wood arrow, through a small hole in a wood heart. A great holiday gift. Free downloadable PDF plan on our website under Free Plans. Click Link below. Watch the video on HOW TO DO THIS

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Anyone know where to get some good clock parts online?

11-20-2013 01:21 AM by thecarpentershands | 6 comments »

I am going to be making a clock for my mother out of a piece of wood cut from some white cedar from the yard. I need to know where to get some good quality clock parts in order to make this clock nice. I know about but they don’t seem to have what I’m looking for… any thoughts? Thanks and God bless!

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Ebook: Mission Furniture by H. H. Windsor [1909]

10-06-2013 11:27 PM by WoodDweller | 7 comments »

Here is a scan of the book “Mission Furniture” by H. H. Windsor [1909]. Its got plans and illustrations for many a design. I see more than one I would like to make. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:

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New Mitre Sled

03-22-2013 06:33 PM by MrWhite | 6 comments »

So I have been meaning to post this for a while. I have been building a cabinet/drawers for my parents house. Much of the project needed accurate mitres and I have had bad experiences in the past cutting them on a chop saw. Since I just made a crosscut sled for the table saw I figured I would make a mitre sled. So here it is: As with my crosscut sled, I used ¾” birch ply for the base, doug fir for all the parts on top, and red oak for the sled runners. Here’s the unders...

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The Burl Hunter #7: Crazy Color Madrone Burl

04-11-2013 11:09 PM by OregonBurls | 12 comments »

I just had to show you buddies this Madrone. I was not expecting much but Wow! Was I wrong. Flame Box Elder Move over! I was totally surprised when I saw the inside.

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3D Stars #3: Making 3-D Stars

02-13-2013 03:25 AM by Aggie69 | 4 comments »

After creating a program to calculate dimensions and cutting angles and designing and building a jig to make the cuts with, I was ready to put things into practice. My first trial was with some old (30+years) cedar fence pickets. I wanted an old “barnwood” 3-D star. I quickly decided that even though the wood was cheap (free), it varied greatly in thickness, even within one piece, and it was extremely brittle and splintered easily when cut. Needless to say, I wasn’t pl...

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Setting precision angles #3: The framing square

12-21-2012 05:05 AM by Boatman53 | 8 comments »

The framing square The bevel board and the sine bar, as good as they are, have one drawback, lack of portability. One was big and the other is a bit awkward to set a bevel gauge. Enter these little tools. I used them for many years they are good, two of them being Starretts,but they are too small to offer any real accuracy. The scale is only two inches from the pivot and the width of the index lines is almost equal to 1/4 degree. The late Dan Sutherland, a boatbuilder, produced a st...

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The Second Slice #4: Yo-Yo follow up

11-20-2012 03:10 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 4 comments »

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Setting precision angles #2: The Sine Bar

12-10-2012 02:50 AM by Boatman53 | 15 comments »

The sine bar The next leap for me in setting angles precisely was the rediscovery of the sine bar. My father was a tool and die maker and although I never worked in his shop I did become familiar with the tools of the trade. The only sine bar I had seen however was 3” long.Then Fine Woodworking ran an article in the July/August 1992 issue called Simple Instrument Sets Precise Angles by Tom Rose. In it he described how to make a 10” sine bar and use it to set a miter gauge. ...

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