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Baby Rattles #2: Finished one set, starting some new ones

08-04-2008 07:22 PM by Alan | 1 comment »

Finally finished up the first two: And just in time as it seems our friends are all having babies at once. So I’m trying some others and practicing on the lathe. The two dumbbell shaped ones below are similar to the above two. Still need to be sanded and finished. I read about painting / staining with food coloring so I think I will try that with the lighter one. I also bought some walnut and birch dowels, cut them and hollowed them out with the router. I then filled th...

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Scrolled Wooden Puzzles #4: The Grasshopper and the End

07-29-2008 12:13 AM by Allison | 5 comments »

This is the puzzle all cut out and put back togetherNotice I did not even really try to cut my “G” and “H” perfect. You can see where ther is some to be removed also between the “O” and “P”. I would have rather cut this out better but I did not, nor did I notice it till now. In comes “The Cheater” My term of endearment to one of my very favorite tools I own. My very old Delta 1×42 inch belt sander (with a 8 inch) disc sander on ...

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Scrolled Wooden Puzzles #2: Alligator and Grasshopper

07-25-2008 02:49 AM by Allison | 4 comments »

My next step has been taken and that is to cut out all the inside pieces with the starter holes. I have done many of these puzzles and normally I have cut them by simply cutting off a letter at a time. Besides the middle of the A’s and R’s and O’s and P’s a person does not even need to place a starter hole in the other places if you are to cut the letters out one at a time. In the letters L,L,I,G, if I were to have cut the letters OFF one at a time then these inside cu...

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Squirrel Whirler #2: The Whirler!!!

07-17-2008 04:55 AM by steveosshop | 6 comments »

Here is part 2! Unfortunately, I started working and didn’t really break until I was done. Actually it only took about an hour, so I just forgot to take pics in the middle, but here is the final product(excuse the mess on the workbench); And this is what it will look like in the tree. All that is left is a couple coats of outdoor finish and a piece of corn to screw onto the end and its ready to whirl some squirrels!! Thanx for looking and let me know what ya think!

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Squirrel Whirler #1: Materials and getting started

07-17-2008 12:16 AM by steveosshop | 6 comments »

I thought I would start bloging some of my projects from start to finish. This is a really easy project that will be given to my parents once it is done. They have woods all around their house and enjoy all the wildlife in the woods. My wife and I had planned to buy one of these, but seen a price on one in a country shop and I decided to build one instead. This is the starting point. I dont think it should take long, so maybe by tonight I can post a pic of the completed project. Anyway heres ...

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Baby Rattles #1: Tests and practice

07-15-2008 01:22 AM by Alan | 1 comment »

So I found some pictures of wooden rattles online and thought I’d try to do something like that. I bought my first lathe last winter and have not put much time into it, I thought these might be good ways to practice tuning. I turned some dowels and then cut them in half with the band saw. Then I used a few different forstner bits to hollow out the ends. Dropped in dried beans and rice and glued them shut then sanded them smooth. This is after two coats of salad bowl finish an...

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hello again #4: Smoking or not

07-01-2008 10:10 PM by Jim Earl | 21 comments »

Well here I go. For over 40 years I have smoked real heavy. 2- 4 packs a day. I have enphasima , asma and every thing else that goes with it. they said only 20% of my l;ungs left. and still smoking. Everyone has bneen trying to get me to stop smoking and over this past weekend My oldest son and I was out talking and he said that if I would stop smoking that he would stop also. Well this is Tuesday and I havent had a cigarette sence sunday evening. I started a new wood burning and I had to ...

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Greene inspired Night Stand #17: Glue up + fitting and hanging doors

06-30-2008 12:58 AM by ChicoWoodnut | 13 comments »

In my last entry I mortised Brusso knife hinges into the case. The next step is glueing up the case and then fitting/hanging the doors. Here are a few photos of that process. First I cleaned off the bench and layed the back and two sides out in sequence. The sides were already glued up in my last entry. The back has a center stile so it needed to be glued in place. That is why the back is dissasembled. Glue on the back stile tenons, rail tenons and left side mortise. Push ...

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One-offs #1: The Orator and the Airplane

06-10-2008 01:20 AM by Alan | 4 comments »

I finally was able to make it back to the shop to finish up a couple of projects that crept up on me as life diverted me from the garage for a while. The first is for my Dad’s birthday today, he is a big WWII buff so I thought I’d try to make something a little more complex than what I had done. It was fun and I’m pretty happy with it: I learned a lot, as always. Like there is a reason the plans called for the cuts in a certain order. I went to fast and ruined o...

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Picture Frame

05-26-2008 08:36 PM by teenagewoodworker | 11 comments »

Hey Everybody, In this episode of the Teen Age Woodworker I make a pretty cool Arts-and-Crafts style picture frame out of Oak for my cousin. Some things that i go over in this episode are half blind dovetails and making a simple triangle peg. here’s what the finished product is. ! Well I hope that Everyone likes it! ( and just in case anyone notices the front says Teenage Wooworker, I know i just forgot to change it, Enjoy the show) Well I hope that everyone liked it...

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