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2 DYE 4

06-16-2009 06:33 AM by trifern | 53 comments »

I have had numerous requests for a how to blog about my dyeing techniques. I use water base aniline dyes. This technique the dye is applied using 20 cent sponge brushes and cheap paper towels. I typically work from the darkest colors to the lightest, creating layers of color. This piece is turned from fiddle back maple. My apologies for not taking a photograph prior to applying any dyes. The first coat is black. I apply the dye liberally inside and out. I then wipe the outside with a...

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Electrolysis: on the cheap for vintage tool people

06-06-2011 04:49 AM by Bertha | 120 comments »

I’ve got some things with brown stuff on them. Lesser men call it rust; true LJ’s don’t recognize this “rust” as a worthy foe. To follow is a real-time electrolysis setup. . I’m no expert on electrolysis, but being stupid has never stopped me from doing stupid things. I’m going to blog an electrolysisi system for rusty tools in real time. You accept all risk, as I’ll be deemed incompetent pre-trial, so good luck in the civil.. First...

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Graham Nash Music Stand #1: Claro Walnut Slab with a Story

08-05-2011 07:11 AM by Blake | 19 comments »

One of my relatives has a connection with musician Graham Nash. And although I have never actually met Nash, somehow I ended up with a beautiful slab of Claro Walnut from his old hot tub. Well, my dad is a guitarist and fan of all things Rock n’ Roll. And I have been planning to build him a music stand for several years now. So I figured since this piece of memorabilia fell into my lap, it was the perfect time to build him one. Here is the slab in the back of my truck: Its ...

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Dedicated Chamfer plane

06-17-2011 01:33 AM by CharlesAuguste | 2 comments »

Always wanted a dedicated chamfer plane, but surely not going to get a stanley or a ridiculously price one forsomething you dont used often.So i had this old smoother in need of a new sole ,the plane you put awayand never use, the one that you will re-sole when the time is right. That said, i mark 2 45% on the bottom to make a perfect 90%, cut trimmed, cleaned and waxed,And now i have dedicated chamfer plane!!!Its working really well for me, much better then a wobbly block plane, and once ...

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Mike & Mads cutting gauge (blog) #2: Making the cutting gauge II (Tutorial)

03-12-2011 08:39 PM by mafe | 18 comments »

Mike & Mads cutting gauge (blog)A gift to a wonderful friend. This is the second part, so for you who step in here, please go back to the beginning: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/21939 So off we go – part to!Are you ready Mike? Here is the updated sketch book drawing, so you remember where we were, and where we are going (it’s not always possible for me to do just that). Figuring out where the rod for the knurled bolt shall be.I choose a little up front, since...

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Mike & Mads cutting gauge (blog) #1: Making the cutting gauge I (Tutorial)

03-12-2011 03:50 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Mike & Mads cutting gauge (blog)A gift to a wonderful friend. Before I start the blog I want to share with you why this blog ever came to life and the gauges were made. The truth is I did not need another gauge, I have several, and I just recently finished a panel gauge also. Here on LJ I have meet many wonderful persons, and some I consider personal friends even I never had the joy of meeting them life. Each person for his or her qualities, and for a consistent dialog. One of...

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$5 Incremental Stop Block

01-01-2011 07:00 PM by SPalm | 51 comments »

I think this is pretty cool. It is more than an incremental positioner. It is a removable stop block that can be replaced exactly where it was, or any distance from that original spot. The increment is every 1/32 inch, with micro adjust. I am still playing with the idea, and would appreciate any comments...OK, the threaded rods on top of the fence and inside the stop block do not move. The threads on them just lock into each other, and then the plastic bolt is tightened. The threads just ...

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10/26/2008 12:37:50 PM

10-26-2008 06:56 PM by ScoFF | 10 comments »

I was bored and did made this wooden cube to practice dovetail joints. Other images: Puzzlebox02, Puzzlebox03

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Decorative Parquetry, "The Window Method"

08-22-2008 08:52 PM by Dennis Zongker | 13 comments »

Parquetry is a geometrical form of Marquetry. Most Parquetry has squares, triangles, and diamond shapes. Other forms of Parquetry such as, circles and ellipse were not used as much thought out history. It might be because the circle or ellipse is more complicated to cut and maintain a clean cut without any waves, where as the square, triangle and diamond can be cut easier with a saw or straight edge by using a knife. Here are some practice pieces that I just made using, “The Window M...

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Advice on Patents #1: Okay, it's not woodworking, but it's for woodworker's too.

08-13-2008 02:41 PM by Lee A. Jesberger | 54 comments »

Hi all; As woodworkers, I would say we are a pretty creative group. I doubt any us us have not had an idea to improve something, or develop a new tool, or idea to make an existing tool better. This creativity is a necessary ingredient to inventing anything, and is a characteristic of our hobby. Add to that the mother of all inventions, necessity, and with us being tinkerer’s, we’re almost forced to invent something. A lot of us have made our invention, for our own use whenev...

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