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Design - Danger,Danger

09-23-2011 05:12 PM by Darrell Peart | 15 comments »

Danger, Will Robinson, danger, warning, warning!!Is young Will Robinson facing yet another intergalactic threat initiated by the devious Dr. Smith, or perhaps Will is embarking on a study of the rules of design? No matter, the same dire warnings apply. Any journey fraught with danger must be preceded by a full and complete disclosure of those dangers. Woe be to those who choose not to respect the rules! But woe is waiting in equal measure for those who blindly follow them as well! So how ...

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2 DYE 4

06-16-2009 06:33 AM by trifern | 56 comments »

I have had numerous requests for a how to blog about my dyeing techniques. I use water base aniline dyes. This technique the dye is applied using 20 cent sponge brushes and cheap paper towels. I typically work from the darkest colors to the lightest, creating layers of color. This piece is turned from fiddle back maple. My apologies for not taking a photograph prior to applying any dyes. The first coat is black. I apply the dye liberally inside and out. I then wipe the outside with a...

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Inexpensive But Very Functional Shop Made Router Table

02-06-2012 05:55 PM by gfadvm | 16 comments »

I built this 3 years ago and it gets almost daily use so I decided it was worth posting as I’m sure there are others out there who can’t afford an expensive router table with all the bells and whistles. I have less than $100 invested in the whole thing (including the router). The top is 48”x22”. The table sits on my bench and is ‘locked’ to the edge with a cleat. The fence is square to the table, has stop blocks, a feather board, and...

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Making a Tumbling Block Cribbage Board

11-01-2010 10:44 PM by WoodMosaics | 23 comments »

I will start this blog the same way I started the one on making a Lazy Susan. 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 bot...

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My attempt at a 3D cutting #1: 3D Cutting Board Inspired by SPALM!

01-13-2012 11:14 PM by RetiredCoastie | 22 comments »

Quite awhile ago SPALM posted his project for a 3D cutting board: the more I followed his progress the more I wanted to build one myself and thanks to SPALM’s ripping jig and his idea I began building. Along the way I found myself in need of various clamping jigs that would make this project as easy and as accurate as possible. The journey begins:I built the ripping jig that Spalm built and ripped my stock with the blade set at 30 deg. using sc...

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Thicknessing drum sander - shop made

02-25-2008 11:09 PM by YorkshireStewart | 59 comments »

I’ve had a fancy for a thicknessing sander but a 10-20 inch model costs the equivalent of $1000 US over here and there’s no way I can justify that sort of spending so I looked into making one of my own. There’s no shortage of help to be had on the world-wide-web. The links I found useful include: Dominic’s Woodshop Kawika Ukulele Sander Ray Lanham Woodcentral Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery Mother earth The Woodshop Art Herrick Luthiers’ Friend Nick’s drum S...

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The EZ mitre technique

07-26-2010 10:55 PM by BritBoxmaker | 80 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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Handscrew Clamps #3: Finishing Up..

12-22-2011 02:55 AM by jeth | 2 comments »

Thought I’d finish this up with a final post, I am not including too much info about how I made the jaws as all that is well covered by danriffle in his original blog here. As I was to use threaded rod in place of wooden screws I created the threaded jaw with two pieces laminated together and morticed the nuts into one of the pieces, having predilled thos epieces to locate the mortice correctly.. Unfortunately I was enjoying chopping out the little hexagons and forgot to take any pic...

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One wild shaving horse #1: or MaFe's version of the beast at least...

08-09-2011 10:03 PM by mafe | 25 comments »

One wild shaving horseor MaFe’s version of the beast at least… This is not a tutorial, just me playing arround. Ok I know it, I have a problem with words, yes words, not horses – and even the fact I am retired not ten wild shaving horses can keep me of the wood… I’ll stop now! Not the wood the words I mean. The shaving horse:For years I have been looking at this fascinating work horse, at the internet and at museums all over Denmark and on travels, it se...

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