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

11-10-2012 12:25 AM 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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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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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

06-23-2011 07:26 AM by shipwright | 61 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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How to price my woodworking (and sell it) #1: How to price your woodworking to make a profit (and sell it)

05-30-2013 10:25 PM by huff | 22 comments »

How to price my woodworking?(And sell it) Part 1 So where do you begin to answer such a simple question; or is it that simple? I’ve heard this question asked so many times and I’ve heard so many one liner’s for an answer:• “Know your market”• “You can only sell it for what the market will bear”.• “I sell it for enough to support my hobby” • “It’s just a hobby, so what does it matter as long as you at least cover your material cost”.• Cost of materials x 2.• Cost of...

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07-05-2015 04:41 PM by kiefer | 18 comments »

Here is the first part of the promised BUTTERFLY Blog to go with the project post . will start with a sketch of the clear plastic templates which is a set of four pair and a indexing ruler .I am giving the sizes for the square patterns and the shape and dimensions for the curves parts and the shape for these and easily be completed by adding the curves with a FRNCH CURVE drawing set as the shape is not that imported and all the sizing for the ruler is th...

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Folding Camp Stool - Osage Orange and Leather

09-06-2014 10:15 PM by grfrazee | 11 comments »

I read Chris Schwarz’s book Campaign Furniture when it came out and decided that I wanted to make a Folding Campaign Stool (among other things in the book). The book recommends a straight-grained, very strong wood for the Stool legs since they see a fair amount of load when sat upon. A few months ago I contacted LJ Dan Krager about acquiring some osage orange (hedge) logs that he had harvested from his friend’s property. These logs made the trip from Dan’s place in Olney, IL t...

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Shaving horse for the workbench - shaving leg

06-03-2015 12:35 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Shaving horse for the workbench – shaving legthen there are no excuse… Just to make sure all know what we talk about, a shaving horse / leg is a foot controlled clamp, like this you have both hands free for working and re position of the work are quick and easy, this especially makes it wonderful for round stock where you work with draw knife, spoke shave or what ever tools on handles, chair legs or so. The name shaving leg is just what I found would be the right name for th...

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Pottery tools #3: Mafe's clay tools - spatulas from hack saw blades

04-30-2015 05:36 PM by mafe | 15 comments »

Personal clay toolsspatulas from hack saw blades Some of you know that I also work with clay, this is kind of a sharpening method for me.Clay croquis are a really intense way of sharpening your; eye – brain – hand interaction.To try and make an interpretation of what you see and stay out of the perfectionist trap. Here a clay croquis figure I made.(The black and pink vase and bowl are also mine). As with every thing we work with, we learn more and more about the process a...

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Small hand planes making #1: The making of 11 small hand planes

04-11-2015 01:41 PM by mafe | 23 comments »

Small hand planesthe making of 11 small hand planes. This blog is a mess… Now it’s said, I usually try making my blogs in a fair order and to make it easy to understand, this one jumps from one plane to the other, one process to the other and even the pictures are so different of quality, that this must be the big mess Mads blog… When this is said, I still think it can be relevant and perhaps even to some inspiration, since it gives a picture of the methods I use and diff...

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Tips and Techiques #2: The Somewhat Invisible Hinge Tutorial

03-05-2015 03:49 AM by Jerry | 33 comments »

Okay, I was asked to post a how to for the, I guess I’ll start calling it “vanishing” hinge, since it’s not completely invisible. Anyway I struggled with posting this tutorial, because in this instance things went badly, but I think it’s just as important to publish the mistakes as the successes, because that way whoever reads this can see where the pitfalls are. So in the spirit of full disclosure, here goes. Okay, this tutorial is for 1/2” wood and dow...

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