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Swamp kauri? Totara?

03-22-2019 11:31 PM by kiwilynne | 4 comments »

I recently got this block of wood along with some others in a banana box from a mate. It could be swamp kauri, but I’m not 100% sure. Could be totara. Smells sweet and sandalwoody, and has a decent weight to it. The sanded ring in the image went through a 120, 150, 180, 220, 320, and 400 grit sanding. Thoughts?

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Box from Ash scraps #3: Box joint 101 ?

03-22-2019 10:34 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Where was I? Been busy cutting box joints, by hand… the 2 longer side panels to match each other, with things all nice and squared up….clamped them together for the next few steps….made a line showing where the ends will go…carried that all around..Have a 6mm chisel to use, to get the spacing about right…then used a small square.. square a line across both panels, and down the sides a bit….need these lines to guide the saw.. had to lower the...

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Shop stuff #153: Yearly maintenance and adjusting.

03-22-2019 08:04 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Like most things you own, guitars need some looking at on a regular basis to keep them performing at their optimal level. This is a Wayne’s World Strat that has been in before in for a check up and adjusting. Once a year is a good way to keep them performing and in good shape. They are made of wood, and wood moves with the seasons. They also see pretty big swings in temperature and humidity if they are being taken out of the house and travelling around to gigs, practise and get toge...

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Make Some Time - A Clock Build Blog #1: Inside Out

03-22-2019 02:42 PM by EarlS | 11 comments »

For the 2019 Spring Swap I decided to make a clock based on this picture: Anyone else notice that the lattice on the left side of the frame doesn’t show up on the right side?? The only thing that provided clues to the scale of the clock was the clock face and hands. Fortunately, I was able to find the exact clock face on The smallest size had 3” time ring , with 4-5/8” art on 6” paper which I promptly ordered for the prototype. Other sites I have used inclu...

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Willy’s jeep #4: In the details

03-22-2019 03:12 AM by FrenchGoattoys | 5 comments »

As usual, things need a bit of cleaning up, but here is where my experiments regarding details have taken me thus far. Gas , clutch and brake. From the back seat From the passenger seat. Canvas seat covers. Well, there are some of my ideas for some of the small details and the introduction of other textures in my wood models.

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Toy Construction #249: 1932 Buick Sedan #6 Wheels and fenders glued up

03-21-2019 10:53 PM by htl | 10 comments »

This is my third time making these spoke wheels.I feel like I did a better job last time being bigger they show off the spokes better, but hey got to keep trying new things. I already had some tire blanks made up, when the tools set up it pays to make more.So drilled out the centers and made some walnut rim blanks. See the rims with the centers cut out where the spokes will go I did this on the drill press with my Harbor Freight hole saw set.I figured out what I needed between the rim a...

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OH B(r)other!!

03-21-2019 08:44 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 8 comments »

Boys and Girls, It’s us chilli munchin’, vino guzzlin’ senile woodworkers that have developed a penchant to continually blame that bloody mis-calibrated tape measure for all our indiscretions…keep saying to the missus that it wasn’t me but the tape measure! Unlike the scientists, who are perfectionists and that’s how they’ve managed to split the atom as their slide-rules never ever failed (until they got digitised)… yet I still have trouble cutting my baloney sandwiches in semi-prop...

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My Lathe #2: Solutions and Fixes!

03-21-2019 08:12 PM by Jerome | 3 comments »

Today was a fact finding mission that began with a trip to Woodcraft. I looked ot other lathes and their construction. I also checked out some drive spur options and tailstock options. While I was at it, I priced some new lathes with variable speed, spindle locks, lathe stands, and full sized lathes. Still, my mission was to find out why i was having my issue, and I narrowed it down one by one! First was the fact that my tailstock was slipping. I took it apart and inspected it. I searched...

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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #10: #10 - final resting place for a friend's loyal friend

03-21-2019 07:57 PM by mnguy | 1 comment »

Our neighbor and friend’s dog had to be put down this week. It is an enormous loss to our friend, the dog was 14 and she got the dog as a puppy. We knew the dog it’s entire life, too, living next door. Body is figured maple, lid is walnut and the finial / knob is apple. The branch that birthed the finial was from the neighbor’s old apple tree, which died 5 years ago. I saved some of the wood for some unknown reason; now I know one of the reasons. Rest in peace, Kari Do...

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Mandocello build series #12: Mandocello build Part 12. ( Hand carving the backboard)

03-21-2019 07:43 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

After a lot of hours the backboard is carved and dry fitted onto the Mandocello… Check out the hand carving process and different steps in this video…

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