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Great News for end grain cutting board makers!

01-09-2013 08:21 PM by woodsmithshop | 18 comments »

I may not be the first to discover this, but I did learn this on my own, and I am exited about it, I’ll start from the beginning, I am sure that many of you that build end grain cutting boards have the same problem, sanding the boards after the glue up, I use my G1066 drum sander, (which I just upgraded with the kit to change the drums to Hook and Loop,) the problem has been that after leveling the CB, deep scratches are left behind that takes forever to sand out, I use 80 grit on the ...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #40: Drilling angled holes.

04-03-2011 10:18 PM by degoose | 15 comments »

To make a wine bottle balancer it requires a hole drilled at an angle…so what to do… build a jig for the drill press.. Cut some tapered pieces and make a ramp to hold the blank to be drilled… Hey… what is this? I have a Torque WorkCentre….. and one of the features is the ability to drill holes at any angle… hmmm….. make a jig to hold the blank horizontally on the bed and then drill at the required angle… Two t-bolts and some knobs to ...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #41: Dimensions and angles...

04-03-2011 10:45 PM by degoose | 13 comments »

This is just a quick post to give some information regarding the way I make the wine bottle balancer…You can use other dimensions and it will still work I did research the whole thing and found different angles and other variables…but this is what I have come up with by trial and error… to make the bottle balance in a horizontal position.. not pointing up or down… more aesthetically pleasing.. and if it looks right don’t mess with it… Length…11 ...

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Wine bottle balancers #1: How to bore the balancer hole for a level bottle

11-16-2012 01:01 AM by Jim Jakosh | 14 comments »

Today I modified my balancer drill fixture in many ways. It was originally built to bore a 1 5/16” hole at 45 degrees through the wine bottle balancer, but it had a few problems. first, the Forstner bit would twist and lock up before it got through the board. The bit got smoking hot and expanded in the hole and did not retract easily. And the bottle did not balance level! First I milled out the bottom of the fixture 1” deep for a sacrificial piece of wood so the drill is alwa...

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MY TABLE SAW SLED (DEMO)

10-07-2014 11:56 AM by kiefer | 18 comments »

Since it seems to be the season for table saw sleds I thought I post a video demo of my table saw sled and like to point out some of the features that sets it apart from other sleds .Some of the features are a double sliding bottom,full tilt of the blade range with zero clearence ,dado capability and several others .http://lumberjocks.com/projects/61820Here is the link to the video and it will explain all the features better than I can explain here . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70C...

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Kitchen Treasures #1 Making the Celtic Knot Rolling Pin #1: The Jigs

10-04-2008 01:36 AM by lew | 12 comments »

I have had so many positive comments and feedback on the Celtic Knot Rolling Pin. Thank you for all of them. Many LumberJocks asked for instructions on how they are made- so here goes. I am a fan of “Cook Book” style instructions so if I miss any details, please let me know and I will try to flesh them out. I thought it best to start with the jigs I used to prepare the turning blanks. Please note that I always over engineer everything and hardly ever see the obvious or the easy...

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Open Apron Nesting Tables #2: Ebonizing and Burl Matching

08-28-2014 12:51 AM by shipwright | 20 comments »

I didn’t take any photos of the ebonizing process originally, but since several people expressed an interest I made a little video today. It shows the process in real time on a piece of off-cut Walnut from one of the legs. Ebonizing is a simple process that lots of people do and it works well on any naturally high tannin wood. I understand that with the addition of outside tannin in the form of a tea wash it can be effective on non tannin bearing woods as well although I have no expe...

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Steps Cutting Board Version 2 (Two Step)

08-18-2010 03:03 AM 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 !

04-11-2010 02:36 AM 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

12-03-2012 12:47 AM 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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