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Tools I Recommend #1: Lie-Nielsen Honing Guide

03-20-2019 10:39 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 3 comments »

My father was a wood sculptor. I spent my childhood surrounded by his tools and sharpening bits. He could put a razor edge on piece of cardboard and read grain direction from 10’ away. He could get a glass smooth finish on an end grain cut of the hardest wood with just a handful of nowhere near flat oil stones and a buffing wheel. He taught me a lot. More than I realize now that I am “up there” in years. One thing was how to put on edge on most any tool…by ...

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Box from Ash scraps #2: In and out of the clamps

03-20-2019 06:38 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Getting panels made, then cleaned up out of the clamps.. Started with this, and cleaned it up.. Sander and planes to get things flat and almost smooth…reused the clamps.. And a third panel was glued up….came back the next day… Removed all of these, and cleaned this long panel up..along with #3 #4 was jointed and clamped up.. And set aside…next day, got #4 cleaned up, box was looking a little odd…decided I could build two boxes by cross cutting a...

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Box from Ash scraps #1: Start up

03-20-2019 07:03 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, a little background on this one….just before all those trips to the Hospital happened…I had a bunch of leftovers from the Desk project….even had the better looking pieces all resawn down to 3/8” stuff….then, once I was allowed to work IN the shop, Chester Drawers Project started up…. So…now I have the time to putter around with the Ash boards.. Picked out 4 that almost matched each other…jointed the ends, trimmed a couple for length&#...

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My Lathe #1: Problems with Securing Stock

03-20-2019 12:41 AM by Jerome | 8 comments »

Hello all and thanks for reading! I am having repeated issues with securing a 3”×3” 36” peice of cherry to my lathe. Well it’s about 33 inches now..lol. I’ve tried driving screws deep into the end grain. I am using a faceplate with 4 screws. My tailstock has a deep cup, but still it is walking out the peice. Why is this happening? Is the tailstock too loose? It has still walked out with the quill all the way into the peice…even then I let it press al...

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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #9: Green turning class = new horizons

03-19-2019 03:31 PM by mnguy | 0 comments »

So, these posts are a bit out of order. I took a Green Bowl Turning class at the Minneapolis Woodcraft in January. Great class, and Dan Larson was a terrific instructor. It was the first time I had used steel tools (the home shop is pretty much 100% carbide), and only the second time I had ever turned green wood. The bowl gouge was alternately frustrating (when I had my angle off and tore a chunk out of the rim of my bowl) and rewarding (nothing like a long ribbon of fresh box elder stream...

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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #8: End grain headache

03-19-2019 03:16 PM by mnguy | 4 comments »

Box elder, 8” diameter x 4” tall. This is the third green bowl I have turned, and the end grain is killing me! Between the Hunter #4 and a bowl scraper, I got a very smooth finish on edge grain even before sanding, but the end grain is not just a bit rough, it is ‘open’. I appreciate a natural look to the finished product of green turning, but this amount of roughness is detracting from the finished product, IMO. Any tips for reducing this issue and getting smoot...

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Toy Construction #248: 1932 Buick Sedan #4

03-18-2019 10:51 PM by htl | 10 comments »

Filling in the blank pages.Radiator check. Made up the fenders but will wait for wheels to check fit. Then on to the bonnet vents. Last played with the luggage rack. Tomorrow may get started on the wheels and these are just a tad different than my last try, so we’ll see how that works out. lol

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My Two Car Garage Shop Tour

03-18-2019 07:13 PM by YesHaveSome | 2 comments »

Been at the woodworking game for about two years now and my shop has made some good progress. Figured I would make a shop tour video. Would love any feedback on the shop! Thanks for watching. View on YouTube

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Make a catchall box

03-18-2019 06:06 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

This weeks project I replace a cheap flimsy box with a nice decorative wooden box. I call it a catchall box, because it will literally catch any thing I decide to put in it from a wallet to camera gear. Check out the video and consider subscribing for more content. I post Wednesdays and Sundays and include woodworking, automotive/small engine, and tool reviews. Thanks for checking it out. View on YouTube

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Experimental segmented turning

03-17-2019 02:28 PM by stefang | 24 comments »

I turned some narrow disk shaped weed vases from solid birch quite a few years ago. Early last year I decided to do some segmented turning again after a lapse of a few years and I thought it might be fun to try a segmented version of those disk shaped vases I had made before, but only out of pine since this wasn’t a keeper, and no finish was applied. I didn’t have my wedgie sled built yet to cut the segments on the my table saw so I had to use my band saw instead with an improv...

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