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Trestle Table #2: Finished Milling my Lumber Today

09-01-2016 02:46 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

Today I continued working on my 4/4 lumber parts by running the boards through my 15 inch thickness planer. I selected the boards I will use for the top. By selecting them now I made sure they were milled to the same thickness through my planer. One board needed further planing that the other four so they ended up becoming 13/16th inches thick instead of 7/8 thick. I wanted the top as thick as I could get from my 4/4 rough sawn timber. I am happy with what i got. A board I had in my lu...

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Start your kids on hand tools. They'll love it!

08-31-2016 05:43 PM by BTimmons | 5 comments »

Turns out that my little girl can rock a spokeshave. She asked me to help her make a mallet for her to use in the shop. I thought that was a dandy idea, so we set to it. We glued up a few pieces of cherry for the head of the mallet. Then I showed her how to use a spokeshave on rectilinear stock, in order to take off the hard corners and make it more hand-friendly. For those of you wanting to get your kids to spend time in the shop with you, let them use a spokeshave. It’s the ki...

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Building my Workbench #2: My (almost) Final Design... maybe... sorta

08-31-2016 04:35 PM by HokieKen | 2 comments »

Well I’m back. In this entry, I’ll be showing you my design and going over why I made some of the decisions that I did and why I’m still kinda floundering on a couple more. So, on with it! Here’s a view of my 3D model. As you can see it’s very similar to a split top Roubo. I tried to decide for months whether or not to put a tool tray in and whether or not to make it a split top. I ultimately decided that I definitely need a tool tray. There is alw...

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"Lace of Autumn" box in progress (2016)

08-31-2016 12:35 PM by FancyChip | 3 comments »

Thank you for looking!

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Wood Finish

08-31-2016 11:25 AM by BigD184321 | 5 comments »

My first project with white oak, I would like a not so common oak looking finish. It is a tool box with 11 pull out drawers. I have a house full of oak finished furniture, but would like a little darker appearance to the eye. Yes I know all about stains, but just looking for a new twist to me, but not new to some lumberjocks…..thank you.

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Working with recycled timber #61: 2100 x 150 x150 Challenge

08-31-2016 06:40 AM by robscastle | 8 comments »

I was fortunate enough to obtain a heap of timber beams from under the house of my friend Wally. It was also fortunate I had No1 and No3 son staying for the weekend and they assisted in loading and unloading the material. There were ten beams overall, The 2 x grey chamfered ones being Oregon, and the remaining seven being a pine species, either Hoop Pine or Huon Pine, both species getting into the hard to find category and the Huon pine is a timber no longer allowed to be cut down and a...

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Fishing Rod Holder

08-31-2016 02:57 AM by chazt808 | 1 comment »

Fishing rod holder has been in good use from the day I made it. It will continue to be a great part of my tackle.

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Taliesin Desk Build - How's and Why's #8: Intermission

08-31-2016 02:40 AM by EarlS | 0 comments »

I’ve been doing everything but woodworking lately. Our oldest daughter started college, high school started, along with the girls swim season. It keeps raining and the grass keep growing necessitating mowing every 3 days or so. A thunderstorm last weekend resulted in a lightning strike on the house behind us (which started a fire) and caused an arc flash when the plug from our computer surge protector blew out of the wall outlet and cracked the outlet, tripped the surge protector, and ...

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Craftsman Saw Rebuild #2: 113.29990 Cleaning Face Plate

08-31-2016 02:07 AM by slingham | 0 comments »

I’m looking for som help and guidance here. I decided to try and tackle the cleaning of the silver plate on the front of the saw, which I believe is aluminum, and I’m hoping someone more knowledgeable than me can help. Here’s what I started with: My initial thought was to use water, mild soap and a nylon bristle brush. That did clean a good portion of the large easy to get stuff, but it’s left me with this. I don’t want to do something that I can&#...

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Cherry finger jointed box #7: Glue up, and other thing for the lid

08-31-2016 01:28 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Well, snuck back to the shop for a bit. The sides for the lid needed a bit of rounding over… The problem was here in the corners, Didn’t want the one roundover to run through the others. The shorter ends, I could just run through, the longer ones I did not want to on the insides. Got the short ends into the vise….what to round over with? too small for the corded router, did not have a small enough bit, anyway. A few passes with a block plane solved that. Not a...

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