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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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Cutting premixed Shellac

03-21-2011 05:50 PM by pjones46 | 15 comments »

There has been alot of conversation as to how to cut certain lb cut shellac to some other cut. This was taken from Fine Woodworking and I hope that the table shows up corrctly but should it not refer to link: Shellac Conversion Ratios To convert remixed shellac to a dilute cut, add the appropriate amount of alcohol, as shown in the chart. For example, to convert a 2-lb. cut to a 1-lb. cut, add 2/3 of 1 part alcoh...

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You and Dye

03-25-2011 04:44 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 22 comments »

Download Low ResolutionDownload High ResolutionSubscription Options Its all about dye, “Wood Whisperer Style”. My goal with this video is to grossly simplify the confusing world of dyes, while also giving you the knowledge you need to determine the working characteristics of any dye just by looking at the ingredients list or MSDS. We’ll discuss the different types of dyes, how to apply them, and we’ll even get into the chemistry behind water-based finishes and a ke...

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How I Make a Lazy Susan

10-01-2008 05:36 PM 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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How do you make angled box sides?

02-02-2009 09:49 AM by Blake | 9 comments »

It may sound simple, but I’m pretty sure there’s more to it than it looks like. I am making a open-top box, bin, basket, what-have-you to toss throw pillows in at the foot of the bed. The four sides will be slightly angled or flared-out instead of straight up and down. If you cut each side as a trapezoid, the miters are not still 45 deg. are they? Isn’t there some calculation to figure out the angle? I have always wondered this. Thanks!

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Asian Cabinet #5: Making the Asian Cabinet

03-26-2011 10:54 PM by Brian Havens | 8 comments »

I made a video for the Asian Cabinet project that I posted last week. I shot some video, tooks some high quality photos, and a lot of pictures that I tweeted on Twitter throughout the project. It is from this material that I made the video. Enjoy:

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Asian Cabinet #1: The Design

10-13-2010 08:49 PM by Brian Havens | 1 comment »

In response to Hank Gilpin’s advice on my Jewelry Armoire in the October 2010 issue of Fine Woodworking, I decided to, instead of fixing the Jewelry Armoire, to design a new cabinet that implements Hank’s suggestions. This “Asian Cabinet”, as I am tentatively calling it, is smaller and more slender than the Jewelry Armoire. I also do not plan on keeping this piece, but instead selling it when I am finished, so if there are any potential buyers out there…. I ...

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The Super Sled #2: VIDEO - Mitering and Crosscut Sled

03-08-2009 05:17 AM by John Nixon | 21 comments »

To download a measured drawing or to see the full photo gallery, click here: Project Description: I just completed a two part video series on how I made my new table saw sled. I’ve named the new sled the “Super Sled”. The Super Sled combines two of my best shop jigs! I love my original crosscut sled, so when the voters at Eagle Lake asked me to make a video about how to make that s...

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Jigs... #2: Bandsaw circle cutting jig

02-10-2010 06:49 AM by Hoakie | 10 comments »

Another staple jig for the bandsaw is the circle cutting Jig. I created this from ideas on the internet, can’t remember the exact site but if you do a search you’ll find it. 1) The center part slides out with a pin near the end to act as the pivot point 2) The radius of the circle is measured from the blade to the pivot point 3) Fence aligns the jig to table, the knob locks the pivot slide in place 4) penny is used to distribute pressure across slide which presses i...

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Thickness Sander

01-06-2011 04:43 AM by Bob, Oregon | 18 comments »

There were a few questions about the sander so I thought I’d answer them here. Condor1 & Blake: Yes, I simply push the stock under the drum freehand on a sled. The sled is nothing more than a piece of plywood with a sacrificial little wedge-shaped fence that is tapped into a saw kerf at the operator end. That keeps the drum from trying to spit the wood back at you. (By the way, I have found that the same safety rule for table saws applies to this bugger…stay to one si...

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