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Shop projects #4: Super sled - project completed

04-02-2011 05:44 AM by Skip Brewer | 8 comments »

Well, it has taken me a while to finish this project. My shop is in the garage, which sits right underneath my son’s bedroom. Since he goes to bed at about 7:45, I usually get about an hour a day in the shop at most. But I finally got it all done. After mounting the handle, I painted a nice red stripe down the middle, about 2” on either side of the blade – just a little reminder of the danger zone. I made a blade guard to mount on the t-track, to prevent anything from ge...

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #1: The Beginning - With help from Darrell Peart

11-07-2010 09:35 PM by Don | 8 comments »

I’ve been an admirer of Greene and Greene style of furniture for a long time. I love the soft edges and exposed joinery and I think Greene and Greene were masters at proportions which is where I feel I am the weakest when it comes to design. I’ve been wanting to take my woodworking up a notch and try something a little more challenging than the stuff I’ve been doing and improve my design skills so I’d been looking for an appropriate project. When I read Darrell Peart’s articles in Woodworking...

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Greene and Greene Pillowed Ebony Plugs

11-26-2009 11:36 PM by schroeder | 4 comments »

Pillowed Ebony Plugs for Greene and Greene Projects Except for Darrel Peart’s book, it’s tough to find a source for “how to” on G n G projects. I don’t know how the Hall’s did it, But I thought I’d show my technique for making the pillowed ebony plugs common in Greene and Greene style furniture. I stole most of this stuff from fellow Lumberjocks, – I steal so much stuff that I can’t keep it all straight…just trying to pull it all together for this project and share it back – hopefully it w...

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How to Cantilever Deck Beams and Joists

08-01-2009 09:52 AM by EricWrights | 1 comment »

Deck building is a polular do-it-yourself project with homeowners who can take advantage of how-to-do-it clinics and tools rentals at home improvement retail outlets to construct the decks of their dreams. Cantilevering is a deck construction technique that can be used by do-it-yourselfers on almost all decks. It allows the builder to add several feet to the width of the deck without increasing the maximum span rating for the beams or the joists. This is especially true when homeowners are...

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12 Small Deck Design Ideas

08-01-2009 09:53 AM by EricWrights | 2 comments »

A small deck does not necessarily have to remain a small deck. There are a number of techniques to make that less than large area increase in size and become more comfortable. The key to small deck design is simplicity. 1. Create the illusion of one big area from 2 smaller spaces. If your deck is bordered by the backyard lawn then allow this outdoor living area to spill out into that open space and it will create the illusion of being larger. 2. Create colorful flower or garden beds on ...

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Boni Chainsaw Carving

04-17-2009 02:34 AM by Grumpy | 12 comments »

This woodworker has done some amazing carvings

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Router Table #2: Pictures and current progress

04-04-2009 07:27 AM by Jamie | 7 comments »

Well this one is for Karson. Here are some pics of the new router table currently in construction. This picture is just a view from the front. The top consists of 2 pieces of 3/4” MDF glued together sandwiched between a top and bottom layer of black formica. I have not added the solid oak molding around the table top yet, but it’s ready to go. Probably will happen tomorrow, along with the face frame for the cabinet carcass. The top will be a bit over 25” X 36” ...

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Endgrain Floor - Made from scratch #1: Endgrain Flooring (Cobblewood)

05-21-2008 06:45 PM by Thomas Porter | 4 comments »

NOTE TO THOSE WHO WANT TO DO THIS…Please don’t use regular grout like me. The wood shrinks slightly and is allowed to move because of the urethane adhesive remaining pliable. There’s tiny little cracks where the wood has separated on the outer tiles in the room. It’s not going to weather well, so I’m replacing the grout in the near future. Thank goodness endgrain floors are cheap material cost. :-) Everything else I did was fine, but the grout was an experiment t...

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Lattice Cutting board Help

09-11-2007 03:45 PM by Tony | 31 comments »

Update: 7 september 2010. As I do not have a lot of spare time for woodworking at the moment, I am submitting this blog for the contest, I hope you guys don’t mind that it is a little old Here is a link to the final projects- After several e-mails requesting the plans for the Dan Walters cutting board I copied I decided to put some...

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Entertainment Center #5: Seeing Double

01-22-2009 02:28 AM by DocK16 | 13 comments »

Haven’t posted any updates to this blog series due to home computer crash, so I’m borrowing my son’s laptop to post a few pics. I stated in my last blog I hoped to do something to the original plans to make this a unique piece. I’ve been saving a large piece of 8/4 spalted maple for something special and I think this is it. I was able to resaw it twice and get two bookmatched pieces for the doors and enough to finish the drawers. Other progress includes trim work ...

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