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A slight variation on Shipwright hinges

07-23-2014 02:18 AM by BobAnderton | 6 comments »

Shipwright showed how to make these cool integral wooden hinges for a box in this tutorial. http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/23989 I liked them a lot but it required planning ahead and cutting the hinge features in the back of the box before assembly. I wanted to be able to assemble a box and cut the lid off with the tablesaw and have the choice of making an integral hinge or using brass hinges later so I developed this slight variation. An example of the finished hinge is this pro...

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• Hepplewhite Stand #9: The Drawer

02-04-2017 08:10 PM by Ron Aylor | 5 comments »

 The legs are tapered, the drawbore pins are all set … the frame is standing on its own!  With the drawer front fitted to the base …  ... nice and smooth, and perfectly square (well, as perfectly square as any rectangle can be), it was on to the sides, back, and bottom pieces. I decided to re-saw a 3/4 inch thick pine board to make two 1/8 inch thick slats for the drawer bottom. I kerfed the sides and ends …  ... to make easy work of the re-sawing.  After a bit of work with ...

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Bees wax polish - makeing your own

12-15-2016 12:22 AM by mafe | 22 comments »

Bees wax polishmaking your own This blog has been waiting for a while, don’t ask why… Just seemed as if it had to wait for winter and the turpentine to evaporate and the smell of bees wax to blend in with the smell of wood in the shop. As many of you know, I have spend a good deal of time in Turkey these last years and the area we stay in are rich on many things but especially rich on bees and honey. With honey comes bees wax and since our land lords son is a honey maker, th...

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Etching your own copper panels #2: Process Summary

10-28-2016 07:54 PM by splintergroup | 4 comments »

I’ll give the entire process a quick summary here an then show the details with an actual project. Be aware that there are plenty of ways to accomplish this process, do a web search on “making PC boards” or something similar. I’ve used a number of methods when I was young. Most worked ok, but mostly they had the benefit of being cheap! The Resist: To etch copper with a pattern, you want some method of keeping the etchant away from the areas you don’t ...

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Etching your own copper panels #1: Intro.

10-25-2016 07:28 PM by splintergroup | 7 comments »

I’ve been meaning to do this tutorial for some time now, so let it begin…. Etched panels add another dimension to woodworking projects. The great thing is you can create a panel with most any image, no “talent” required. Some examples of copper. The first image has the copper cleaned and then protected with lacquer, the next two have a patina applied before sealing. You can use most any material, if you can find a way to etch it. Metals are a no-br...

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Hand saw sharpening #2: Fileklemme / European saw vise - quick and clean.

10-04-2016 08:21 PM by mafe | 11 comments »

Fileklemme / European saw visequick and clean Having a Scandinavian work bench, I thought it would be right to have a fileklemme / the type of saw vise that was traditionally used in Denmark. Today this clamp are mostly used for holding small objects, while working at the bench, since most people don’t sharpen saws these days. I visited a friend and in the corner of his art studio this old fileklemme gave me the final push. I decided to use plywood for stability and strength...

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Plywood Chevalet #3: Hammer Veneering .... Won't be long now.

07-13-2016 04:47 AM by shipwright | 18 comments »

The plywood version of my chevalet design is officially a success. It cuts really nicely, is solid as a rock, and can be put together considerably more economically than a solid wood model and with less woodworking experience. ...... but it looks like plywood. :-( Well it did until today anyway. The new owner of the prototype ( one of my recent students, Kendra) came over today and made a very good start on hammer veneering it with some pretty 1/16” mahogany. She hadn’t done a...

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Plywood Chevalet #2: Working class chevalet, now operational

07-04-2016 11:25 PM by shipwright | 12 comments »

The plywood version of my chevalet de marqueterie is now functional and the new owner loves it. It performs the keyhole test perfectly with no adjustment on the horizontal and vertical adjusters, is solid as a rock, and doesn’t even look too bad. I will hold off posting it as a project until Kendra finishes hammer veneering it with 1/16” Khaya however. For now, here are some “finished” photos. The clamp on the carriage is because we plan to veneer the arm and carria...

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Plywood Chevalet #1: Sketchup is ready for proofing

06-27-2016 01:58 AM by shipwright | 18 comments »

I spent several hours today measuring and inputting to SU to come up with a workable set of plans for this “easy to build” model chevalet and it is at the point that I would like some feedback, let’s call it proof-reading. It is as yet un-dimensioned, although it can be measured with the tape measure tool and I will be adding more detail views as the build blog progresses. At this point I would just appreciate some scrutiny from those of you more capable than I am with SU...

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Some Thoughts on Box Hinges

06-16-2011 08:32 PM by RogerBean | 16 comments »

Box hinges are always a problem. Hingeing is the nemesis of all box makers. We all get a little twinge when it comes time to fit the hinges. We generally have a lot of work invested by the time we get to the hinges, and a slip here can make a real mess of many hours work. And, I am no different. When it’s possible to spend $100 on hinges and a lock for a single box, picking the right ones for your box project is worth a little time. Perhaps this will help a little for anyone str...

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