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01-24-2010 05:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question

First off let me say that I don’t know everything, but I know something. And that something is what I would like to share. I have written blogs here before, and try to be a part of the community. However, the stuff I write seems to get a vibe of “oh how thought full of him, but I knew that already”. So what would you like to know? I’d like to know what things you’d like to learn and I want to do my best to blog the “how to” if I actually know how to do it. And if I don’t well then I think someone needs to write a “how to” blog by golly. LOL. I will try to blog the most popular “need to know” thing. So lets hear it, what would you like to know how to do?

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~


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#1 posted 01-24-2010 05:08 AM

One thing I would like to know is do you buy plans, do you make your own plans, or do you get them for books or magazines? Thanks you
By the way all of your work is great.

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 05:11 AM

Hi GMman. I do all my own design work out of my cabeza. However, I do work with a few designers as well who are superb at what they do. They inspire me, I inspire them. And we work very well together. Thanks for the compliments.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 01-24-2010 05:19 AM

You’re welcome thanks for the answer, I only wish I could work as well as you, again thanks for posting I cannot get tired of looking at your work.

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#4 posted 01-24-2010 09:42 AM

Identify wood. Seems like I am never quite sure when I try to ID wood that I try to compare to pictures in ID books or on the web. Is that one you can help with?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 01-24-2010 12:23 PM

I really want to know the fast and easy method of making (in large volumes) round shank pegs with pyramid shape head.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-24-2010 03:44 PM

topamax this may help, with this and what Keith has you should be ok.
You should be able to enlarge it.

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#7 posted 01-24-2010 03:48 PM

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#8 posted 01-24-2010 05:47 PM

Hey GMan… You might want to start a new blog on this one!.. Over the years I have made many a project some large and some small and my projects are all over Canada, U.S.A., and UK… Now the Question !!... How do you folks sign your projects that they will last and you can keep track of where they went ???

Enquiring minds want to know !!

-- ~~ Remember You can't saw... What you can't see ~~

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#9 posted 01-24-2010 06:16 PM

Identifying wood through pictures is very difficult, if not impossible. If all wood stayed a solitary color it may be easy, but with the differences between heartwood and sapwood, every single piece of wood can vary greatly in color. In fact I could post 2 pictures of the same wood with different grain patterns and color and I bet I get a variety of answers.
Anyhow, I don’t know enough about it to be of help.
Woodwarm, can you post a pick of one you’ve made.
Woodmight, I sign all my work with a wood burner before I apply finish. I don’t sign cabinet jobs, just my furniture and small projects. I keep track of them because nobody buys them. So I have them all. LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#10 posted 01-24-2010 06:39 PM

How about Your top 10 best tips for woodworking or finishing Keith.

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#11 posted 01-24-2010 06:44 PM

Another thing Keith correct me if I am wrong, you can take 2 rough boards that look exactly the same color and after a pass in the planer you have two completely different color.
Sometime you may think you have two different wood.

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#12 posted 01-24-2010 06:49 PM

woodmight I leave this for Keith this is his blog; I do only hobby work for my family and sometime I will put my name and the date in the back with a marker.

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#13 posted 01-24-2010 07:12 PM

Thanks GM.. I went that route and when I applyed the finish to the back it ran and smeered.. so I am looking for other options.

-- ~~ Remember You can't saw... What you can't see ~~

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#14 posted 01-24-2010 07:39 PM

OK Keith, Help me out with a photo tutorial on double dovetails. That is something I really want to make, but not sure how.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#15 posted 01-24-2010 07:48 PM

I would like to learn how to hand cut dovetails. I have Rob Crossman’s DVD, but haven’t actually put my hand to work yet.

I would also like to gain skill in milk paint finishes.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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