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Steps Cutting Board Version 2 (Two Step)

1465 days ago by SPalm | 67 comments »

This is a second generation Steps cutting board made out of walnut, maple, and cherry. The first Steps board I made used a basic square with edge of maple and cherry to make it a block and a notch to do the stepping. I wanted to try to make a stepping board using the hex Tumbling Block design, and this is what I came up with. In order to make the hex do the stepping, I needed to notch all three sides, as can be seen in the Sketchup drawing. The cool thing here is that it steps in two di...

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sinister type cutting board tutorial #1: THANK YOU SINISTER , WHAT NICE BOARDS !

1594 days ago by patron | 22 comments »

i saw sinister’s cutting board last night ,http://lumberjocks.com/projects/30543and saw so many wondering how it was done ,i happened to have a bunch of exotic strips for something else ,and decided to do a board like his .to save him the trouble of drawing a tutorial for everyone about the build ,i took pictures of all the steps .i have sent him a PM asking his permission to post this ,while i await his response , i will be downloading into photobucket . .later ,no word from sinister y...

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Bottle Opener

627 days ago by GarageWoodworks | 10 comments »

Make a groovy bottle opener and be the talk of the town at your next AA meeting.

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Demystifying Door Construction

32 days ago by Todd A. Clippinger | 33 comments »

Constructing passage doors can seem intimidating. In this video I share with you how I built a custom door and demystify the process of door construction. One of the ideas that I really want to impress on everybody is this: Don’t be intimidated by new projects. When approaching a new project, most of the woodworking actions needed for it, you have done on other projects. By recognizing this, you create the mindset you need to build something that seems intimidating such as a door. I hop...

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Chess board with outlined squares

122 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 4 comments »

Howdy, Joe asked me to create a little Blog about how I created my chess board. I’m happy to do so. I’ll just remind everyone that when you are seated at the board, the corner square to your right is white. I’ll edit this post this week to add illustrations. Truth being told, the cutting board and box makers are far better at this than I. This design is just a basic cutting board without using end grain. I didn’t allow for expansion so the whole thing may just explode on me one day. Us...

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Tips for Building a Freestyle End Grain Cutting Board

282 days ago by JL7 | 18 comments »

Lately I’ve been building some end grain boards that don’t follow the “traditional” convention of the repeating pattern from one end to the other. Examples: I call them Freestyle boards. I put together a video that shows some cutting and gluing tips: I really don’t have a lot of detail photos of some of the more complex blocks but I will share what I have so far: These are some of the shapes: The diamond shapes were inspire...

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Shop Notes #3: "No End In Sight" The documentary.

334 days ago by vipond33 | 20 comments »

This is a trick that many, if not most of you, already know. But it’s a good one and bears repeating. Quite recently I read this: “but I am still working on trying to make a box with no start and no finish and thus far have only been able to wrap my boxes on three sides”. (noted on KK’s fine project). The process has been around for a long time, but I remember independently figuring this one out a while ago and thinking what a smile it would bring to the aver...

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The Basement #36: The Sharpening Cart - Now with a buffing station.....

361 days ago by JL7 | 11 comments »

I made a few changes to the sharpening cart that I originally posted HERE. I added a removable platform to the right of the Worksharp – thanks for the idea Stumpy….much appreciated. Later, I decided to add the the Beall buffing setup under the the little shelf. Previously this was just mounted on a piece of plywood and I would drag it out every time I use it. Since I use it a lot, this should be useful. Also added the “shelf” that hold the buffing wheels, bu...

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The Building of the Bulge....

375 days ago by JL7 | 24 comments »

Awhile back I built on of the “bulge” cutting boards that was inspired by Scott’s post: Here was my original post: I’ve been planning for awhile to build another and wanted to try a little different technique. And there is a silent auction coming up next week for my Sister’s battle with cancer, so this will be part of that. Here is the current board (on the left) along with the original: What I learned building the second one, is that the...

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A Bench for My Uncle #2: The Back Legs

727 days ago by Aaron McCain | 0 comments »

After getting the parts laminated, the first step is to cut and form the rear legs of the bench. These have an 11 degree bend to support the back of the bench so the rear legs start out as a pretty big chunk of wood. I used masking tape so I could see the markings and also to minimize indenting the soft cedar. All the joinery is mortise and tenon. I have never cut a mortise or a tenon, so I was excited to try. Here is a photo getting ready to drill the first tenon. My counter top dril...

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