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Three 2x8's, Three afternoons, One coffee(ish) table #2: Afternoon 2: Shaping and assembly

614 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 13 comments »

This was a simple coffee table with drawer made with about $20 in materials and spanning three afternoons. My daughter wanted something that she could move easily from apartments and maybe even leave behind when she finishes her post docterate in boston. She is a research fellow at Beth Israel Hospital This afternoon, I cut out the legs, planed and rough sanded everything, Routed ogees on edges, assembled the legs to the table and installed the drawer with the drawer slides. My daughter...

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Hand Saws #5: Hand Saw restore references.

1076 days ago by Don W | 17 comments »

NOTE: I edit this and add sites from time to time. Also note I am not associated with any of these in any way. Also, just because its listed, Its not a referral, some I’ve used, some I have not. Use it as if you found it on your own. My Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying threadAnd Andy's Saw Talk A MUST SEE Andy's Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video Other Reference Siteshttp://www.cianperez.com/Wood/WoodDocs/WoodHowTo/INDEXHowTo.htm lumberjocks blogs...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #1: Shop Tips

626 days ago by GnarlyErik | 13 comments »

In the past, most old guys like me jealously protected their shortcuts and tricks to guard their job from competitors. I’ve seen many old fellows actually turn and place their bodies in front of their work to keep someone else from seeing how they did something, and they were not too bashful about doing so either. But, a lot of the old knowledge is disappearing now and some hard-learned things may disappear forever. I’ve learned a few tricks in my six decades of work related experience, and w...

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Wooden snowflakes

629 days ago by Stevinmarin | 16 comments »

Here’s a great method for making wood snowflakes on your tablesaw. Big thanks to Duane Kriebel atSpheramid Woodworks who makes zillions of these! Visit him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Spheramid *

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Free woodworking book (mission style furniture)

2058 days ago by moshel | 9 comments »

I couldn’t find any reference for this on the site, so if I am re-posting the obvious, please forgive me. Project Gutenburg has 3 very detailed books on building mission furniture. they contain detailed plans (although not as detailed as some modern books) and they have LOTS of plans in them. The construction ideas are also very enlightening and worth browsing through (for example this swing) to make a long story short: Mission FurnitureHOW TO MAKE ITby H.H. WINDSOR PART IPA...

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mexican tile 'cut and switch' #1: simple stacked cuts - tutorial

650 days ago by patron | 34 comments »

this is how this box tiles were done the box is here and as a received gift here started with 4 different woodsall the same size and stacked them 4 colors in each pile and made a holder to run them random freehand thru the bandsaw with a pressure ‘thumb’ on it after cutting thru them curvy to the same corneri switched and glued all the 4 different colors togetherand cleaned them lightly on the disk sanderso they would be flat for the sled with a square stopand...

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How I Make a Lazy Susan

2150 days ago by WoodMosaics | 33 comments »

Now before I get started on this little demonstration of how I do it, let me caution you on a couple things. IF you try anything like this, take the plate that your saw blade comes up through and close that hole completely up with a thin piece of wood. Make sure it is even with the top, with no gaps and no lips to catch the pieces. You want it smooth. Then with a “Hollow ground plywood blade” come up from the bottom so you have no gap between the blade and the wood. You may have to do this a ...

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round pedestal dining table plan

744 days ago by oledo | 1 comment »

Can anyone out there tell me where I can purchase a plan for a round pedestal dining table

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tutorial #3: horizontal curve top box

641 days ago by patron | 22 comments »

for this box here for dark woodstape the edgeto see the pencil line bandsaw on one sidethen parallel that on the other(just one side for the bottom) router a rabbet on the inside edges(i used a 1/4” set back bit) top and bottomready for the sides the sides in placeand a rabbet to glue to the ends were rabbeted into the front and backand their tops beveled to matchthe sides first cut shorterand the rabbet cut downso it flows with the front and back curvefor a design...

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Hand Chopping A Mortise Tutorial

1763 days ago by stefang | 65 comments »

I described how to hand chop a mortise in a recent comment. Another LJ member asked if I would do a blog with photos on it. I learned this technique some years ago from an article in Woodworker’s Journal by Ian Kirby a master English woodworker who immigrated to the U.S.A. Some time ago. His method is quick and accurate. I hand chop mortises when I have so few to do that it isn’t worth the effort of setting up my mortiser attachment to my combination woodworking machine and/or ...

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