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YAR! - Yet Another Roubo #5: Ok, Now it's done already

02-08-2013 10:50 PM by Douglas | 9 comments »

Since last entry, I’ve had time to both apply finishing touches, and get some shop time using the bench, and even put the first few battle scars on it. First up was applying some finish. I went with some Watco Danish oil (natural), and did about three coats, letting it dry for a day in between. I then put a thin application of paste wax to the top to help prevent glue & liquid spills from penetrating, but not too much as I didn’t want to make the top slick. Next up was a...

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Building My Shop Before Retirement (the beginning) #2: Shop After Retirement #1

04-21-2011 08:35 AM by pjones46 | 25 comments »

Ok here we go. If you look back to the Beginning most of the walls were up but still lots to be done. This first shot is ater the exterior was completed, my litle truck and my other pal, Ivy. Overall size 24’ x 36’ with a full second floor. Two oversized doors 8’6” x 10’ for deliveries etc. and lots of natural light with oversized windows. My wife and I unload the trucks and push the wood up to the second floor. The next shots are of the second f...

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Simple Pegboard Shelves for the shop

01-30-2013 06:00 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 11 comments »

When it comes to shop storage, these simple shelves are an easy and versatile way to get your shop organized..Construction of the shelves is a breeze, and they can be designed to fit your storage needs

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Turning wooden knobs on my lathe.

05-08-2010 04:52 AM by revieck | 9 comments »

Turning wooden knobs for my jigs.

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Home made lathe tool.

05-09-2010 04:11 AM by revieck | 4 comments »

Fabricating a scraper from an old file with a ash handle.

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Roubo #8: It's Done!

04-14-2013 09:49 PM by bondogaposis | 13 comments »

This is the grand finale. Here I’m doing the final leveling of the top. It was a ton of hand planing and sanding. It’s not perfect but not too bad either. I only sanded to 100 grit, I don’t want a slick surface. Now onto applying finish. I used a simple mixture of 1/3 MS, 1/3 BLO and 1/3 spar varnish. Next up is to apply suede to the vise chop and wagon vise and dogs. I used contact cement. That was the last step and here is the final product. ...

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This Ones A Sleeper #1: Asian Inspired Bed

05-08-2009 02:49 AM by Emeralds | 2 comments »

First off, let me say that I started discussion of this project in my blog. I know realize that I should have used this Projects category but at the time I was doing a lot of SketchUp blogging and as things worked out it got posted in my blog just after I began planning it. The design is an amalgam of several pieces I saw and liked and it is to date the largest single piece I’ve attempted. I quickly realized that I had underestimated just about every aspect of the project includi...

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Building a Murphy Bed

05-19-2013 12:27 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 1 comment »

This week’s Project is a horizontal Murphy Bed. The bed I built is a twin size bed using the Create-A-Bed Hardware kit from Rockler Woodworking and Supply. The finished look of the bed can be trimmed and finished to match your homes decor, really the limit on the final look is only limited by your imagination. These videos just tell you about the use of the hardware kit and the general construction of the project. I hope you enjoy it.

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If plan A fails, go to plan B

12-09-2011 02:34 PM by KnickKnack | 8 comments »

This is a precis of what happened over about a 2 week period… A while ago I came up with what I thought was an interesting design for a lamp base.I was in Lisbon a few weeks ago, and ran across some hand-made paper.Ah ha – fate!I did some sketches, messed about with some bits of wood, did some drawings, and set to.For some reason best known to someone else, I decided to start with the top bit first.It being based on interlocking struts, I prepared some oak strips, cut them to l...

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Carpenter Cut - Optimal cutlist diagram for iPad/iPhone

11-23-2011 04:03 PM by SmartCutter | 7 comments »

After my previous post here, I got numerous feedback and great ideas from professionals on this site on how to optimize the cutlist diagram to make it useful for professional wood workers. This lead me to develop “Carpenter Cut” app for iPad/iPhone devices. It goes like this: Start with a sheet of plywood (e.g. 48×96), tell it the dimensions and quantity of each part you want to cut from it. Specify the kerf (size for your saw blade (0.125 is the default)), and indicate gr...

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