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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #1: Class Description

201 days ago by MyChipCarving | 5 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Class Description In this video lesson series I will show you how to use the Pattern Wizard software to create and print your own patterns and designs on your computer. This program is very useful for creating scroll saw and stained glass patterns, relief carving designs, puzzle patterns, and other craft designs. While we will focus on patterns for chip carving in this series, the same techniques I will teach you can be used to create patterns...

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Hand Saws #5: Hand Saw restore references.

1087 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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Video: SketchUp Drill Press Table

224 days ago by JSB | 7 comments »

Here’s the design process of my latest project in sketchup. It’s a drill press table with a locking adjustable fence, 4 drawers, and a removable sacrificial insert plate. Project video and free plans soon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjK9cInrbJU

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Arts and Crafts Style Bar Clamp Rack

238 days ago by Marty Backe | 14 comments »

I recently completed this rack to hold my parallel bar clamps. I try and avoid creating mundane objects, even if they are just for the shop. In this case, the rack is constructed from Baltic birch, but I added some curves and decorative elements to give it an arts and crafts look. All the joinery is accomplished with my Domino (6mm and 10mm dominos), but at glue-up time I still had to deal with 28 joints at once – fun time, but fortunately successful. And here’s t...

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The Sawmill #5: silence is broken

481 days ago by Monte Pittman | 39 comments »

Probably the most paranoid I have ever been starting an engine. But start it did. Purred like a Kitten. Tracking worked wonderful. Then with breath held, I went through the log. SWEET! I couldn’t take video since I was alone and kind of had my hands full with other things. This was a Beetle Kill Pine log. Look out Andy, I am coming thru!

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Japanese tools #22: Ki-zuchi - Japanese plane mallets Blog

297 days ago by mafe | 16 comments »

Ki-zuchiJapanese plane mallets Blog Since I have quite a few Japanese planes now and they are more and more in use, I wanted Japanese plane hammers or mallets to make adjustments.This especially since some of my planes are vintage and I could see how much the irons were damaged after years of use.They are also used to strike on wood or delicate tools.The Japanese chisels are used with a hammer not a mallet. As so often Toshio Odate has been a source of inspiration, also sucking the web ...

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Craft Markets.. #4: Another stab at it...

758 days ago by degoose | 20 comments »

Today will be my 14th market day since starting up again 6 weeks ago…I have been attending the Kelvin Grove Urban Village markets, Boggo Road markets, Riverside markets and today the Redcliffe “whats cooking in the garden” The first 5 weeks were average and I turned over roughly the same amount… last Sunday however, I double my average… and yesterday tripled it… [not including the double day last Sunday]I have not posted any of this here … I was waiti...

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Desk / shop lamp #1: First images and web site for plans

1264 days ago by PopsHuckster | 7 comments »

I saw a lamp like this about a year ago and was intrigued by it’s design. I didn’t find a pattern for it until last Winter when I couldn’t get back out into the shop to do any work but downloaded the plans. I recently found a newer set of plans at the ‘Instructable’ site and downloaded them too. http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodpunk-LED-Desk-Lamp/ I was designing an LED lamp for it to replace the original high intensity lamp on the first one I found when...

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Hand plane info #1: Places to find info on hand planes

1251 days ago by bubinga | 5 comments »

Places to find info on hand planes, The List is Growing Here is one place—-http://www.handplane.com/74/stanley-no-5-plane/Here a a very good place—-http://www.supertool.com/stanleybg/stan0a.htmlGreat info here—https://home.comcast.net/~stanleyplanes/planes101/planes101.htmAnd one more—-http://www.cianperez.com/Wood/WoodDocs/Wood_How_To/INDEX_How_To.htmMillers Falls here—http://oldtoolheaven.com/bench/bench.htm #6http://www.hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/Learn to use the plane a...

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SPIRAL DESIGN #6: Hexaspiral - The triangulation way

1255 days ago by BertFlores58 | 11 comments »

I decided to make a realistic work in converting scalenes to create a spiral design from a hexagon origin. At first I was thinking of the difficulty I will be facing in constructing it. Take a good look of following designs: THE DIFFERENT COLOR AND BIGGER TRIANGULATIONS. THE BLACKHOLE—The black and white in smaller strips In a way, it looks easy to construct however, creating the acute angle of less 5 deg is difficult. Here are the steps I made: STEP 1 – Make a hexa...

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