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Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table from the Beginning #8: Waterfall Leg Cut

43 minutes ago by CharlesA | 0 comments »

I know I make mistakes when I get hurried, so I wanted to make this important cut when I first came into the shop. I finally took the plunge. Covered the cut lines with tape to eliminate splintering: How’s it look? Now it its time to cut the corresponding angle on the leg. And . . ? Wonder if it will fit together? This might actually work!

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Blogging instead of Woodworking #6: Been woodworking instead of blogging...

84 minutes ago by Douglas | 0 comments »

... but now I’m catching up on a little blogging. Four posts in a week! I hope to get back to about one a week. Here’s links to my recent posts… I’m back, and some architectural details Simple door details Rebuilding a railing Cleaning up the ...

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handsawgeek's Lathe Stand: A Hand Tool Build For a Tailed Appliance #1: Introduction

2 hours ago by handsawgeek | 0 comments »

My wife likes to make vases out of aspen wood on the lathe. I use the lathe once in awhile to knock out an occasional spindle thingie for a project or a tool handle. At the moment, the lathe lives on the main workbench in the garage half of my woodworking shops. It is there because it spews out a lot of wood shavings and dust: too much to allow it to reside in the basement annex. Bad lathe! The main workbench on which the lathe is mounted is also built onto the garage wall. Thi...

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Engineering At Its Finest

3 hours ago by handsawgeek | 0 comments »

“If engines had ears, I’d be an engineer.” -Anonymous About this time last year, I had a need to rip some 7 foot 1×8 boards for use as French cleats. Not a difficult feat with a table saw, but I was faced with the problem of how to do this with hand tools. After several failed attempts at trying to mount the board on the work bench and tilt my saw at or near 45 degrees, I gave up and consulted the woodworking boards. Some of ...

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally #1: Preparation and opening day

4 hours ago by Monte Pittman | 11 comments »

Obviously I have been posting numerous things getting ready for this. Although I have lived my entire life around the rally, I have never attempted to have a booth at the rally. An opportunity came up this year to do a booth at the Buffalo Chip Campground. For those who are familiar with the rally, the Buffalo Chip is the largest single venue at the rally. It’s estimated that 60% of the people who come pass through there at some point during the event. The number of peopleeexpected this...

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The modern classification of woodworkery

6 hours ago by giser3546 | 5 comments »

I follow a few of the popular woodworking you tube channels and I’m a little disappointed in the general direction of their work. I don’t mean to put down anyone else’s process or style, I admire anyone who takes it upon themselves to make something rather than using the run of the mill particle board disposable junk you assemble yourself with an allen wrench. However, and it’s a big however, I seem to have drawn a line in the sand delineating the difference between what have become a few di...

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Bridal chest #5: Almost final assembly

6 hours ago by Craftsman on the lake | 1 comment »

Today was some odds and ends and final assembly of the bridal chest. It’s not complete. I’ve got to get a little more maple to finish off with some moldings around the lid lip and the skirt. The stainless piano hinge is being mounted on the cover..Here you can see the hinge mounted to the chest along with an arm that locks the lid in a 90 degree open position.Also, I’ve made a box with divider out of maple that slides along the top inside of the chest..Here it is slid ove...

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Name that plane #1: can anyone identify my plane?

6 hours ago by Jerry Dye | 6 comments »

I have a jointer plane (21” long) that has a very unfamiliar logo stamped into the blade and etched into both sides of the casting. The logo consists of what appears to be a globe with a sunburst at the top and the word ” Zenith” inside. Below the globe are the letters “WWH.CO”.Any information will be appreciated.

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Marking Gauge #3: some progress

6 hours ago by harum | 0 comments »

Haven’t had much time lately for my marking gauge: our neighbor pulled out of her garage on her SUV without … opening the garage door. Fixing the door has taken more than I thought it would. Epoxied brass wear strip, the fence and put in the threaded insert. Instead of the suggested 3/8” hole for the insert I had to make it a bit wider than 7/16”—the rosewood’s really hard. Found a brass bolt to be sacrificed for two shoes. The knurled scr...

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The Best Father’s Day Gift I’ve Ever Received

7 hours ago by handsawgeek | 3 comments »

Since I was not engaged in writing blogs back in June when Father’s Day happened, I will take this opportunity to relate this story now, on the 1st of August. This tale begins back in 1990 when my three daughters were ages three, six, and seven, and I was a neophyte in the woodworking world, long before I imagined I would ever be calling myself something as stupid as ‘handsawgeek’. We were all in the garage; me putzing around with something (technical, no doubt), and the three of them u...

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