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Marie's Table... A Marquetry Adventure #6: Oooooh, Nice Legs!

07-25-2012 11:18 PM by shipwright | 33 comments »

Ok, next step is to get some leg blanks out and prepare them to accept the ringed balls. This was just a matter of dimensioning some big leaf maple of which I have a nice stock and routing half holes on center in all the halves before gluing them up. Here are the pieces all ready to glue up. And here they are all glued up and fitted with the balls to check for fit and alignment. In this photo I’m using my Veritas radius-master to create a high precision curve pattern for t...

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tutorial #1: RIBBONS ANYONE ?

07-15-2012 03:59 AM by patron | 55 comments »

i been back to the shop more recentlymaking some giftsand in the process of making some accents for themthought you might like to know how to do it this is the ready parts to be used for thatand how i made them i start by selecting the woods that have some contrast to each otherand are different than the background they will be inall the same size and with double tape on both ends(make them wider and thicker than the finished partor the processes will eat up your wood) laying them on...

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ez sled #1: toy tablesaw sleds - simple tutorial tip

07-14-2012 02:09 AM by patron | 29 comments »

i have gotten tired of making thingsand halfway thru the processfind i need to make one of something againand the tools are set for some jobs still ongoing so having seen some great sleds by LJ Andrew Betschman i whipped a couple small ones together last nightno frills or whistles‘just the facts ma’am’ turns out they work greatthe first is a flat miter for box parts the second is a small straight crosscut sledwith the ...

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I Converted !!

08-02-2010 04:28 AM by dustbunny | 10 comments »

From one of my earlier blogs, you may know that I have a Grizzly 24” dual drum sander, an awesome Craigslist score. The original sander comes with felt on the drums an you roll the paper onto it. I have been doing this since I got the machine. I find the paper likes to wander then tear. I have even had assistance in getting the tensioner as tight as I possibly can, the paper still likes to roam. Last May when I went to Grizzly tent sale, I ordered the hook and loop conversion kit for...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

06-23-2011 07:26 AM by shipwright | 58 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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Simple Jigs and Techniques #1: Simple Precision Arc Inlay Jig

06-20-2012 12:44 AM by shipwright | 24 comments »

I had the need this afternoon for a way to cut a curved groove for a veneer inlay. It needed to be absolutely accurate and easy enough that even I couldn’t screw it up. A half hour later I had this little jig. I thought someone else may find it useful. The first photos are self explanatory and show the simple construction and assembly of the base and pivot arm. The featured performer is one of my personal favourite Harbour Freight tools, the trim router. In the next photo ...

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wedding box build - tutorial

06-12-2012 07:48 PM by patron | 25 comments »

i recently built a box for rivergirlto be given as a wedding present as i had recently done a tutorialabout some design and cutting techniques that was fresh in my head and i used it for this box to make things easierrather than cut each part separatei started with some 5/4 black walnut and maple stock and double taped them together on edge and them cross cut them into blocks(no real size just...

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Router Marquetry

10-23-2010 08:05 PM by shipwright | 17 comments »

I hope this hasn’t been covered before. It is a technique that I designed myself but it can’t be original. If you’ve looked at my projects you’ll know that I like to play with veneers and inlays. The way I do it is a little different. I use a standard cheap ($30 ) router inlay bushing set, but instead of spending a lot of time “grounding out” the field piece I cut both the inlay and the field out of thick (1/8” +or-), shop-cut veneer. This is where th...

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Handplanes #6: #7: confused? - good!

06-06-2012 10:17 PM by PurpLev | 19 comments »

So this is Post #6 in this series, but it’s about the #7… Still confused… oh boy. I guess I could rearrange the posts on this series to match up with the plane numbers, but that means that I’d have to post 110 posts in this series if I ever want to mention the Stanley 110 plane… maybe I’ll just keep it simple and as is :) This post is about the #7 hand plane (Stanley #7) which is a jointer plane. it is the longest of the more popular hand plane (aside...

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Drill press table and much more! #4: Drill press turning (making a plane knob) Blog

10-07-2010 11:51 AM by mafe | 24 comments »

Drill press turning Making a plane knob on the drill press challenge. Last week I needed a knob for a fence I was making for my no. 3 and 4 planes, and was ready to go to the lathe.- But decided to challenge myself by making it on the drill press, with the simplest means I could find (yes I’m a child).I also took pictures as I went along so I could share it with those who don’t have a lathe. This was how it turned out. A piece of wood, if you don’t happen to have a piece ...

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