Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'beginner'

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Just starting out...

01-04-2021 06:56 PM by Shout19 | 4 comments »

I’ve been reviewing all of the great work that everyone has posted on Lumberjocks, and I’m impressed! I have been dabbling for many years, and have recently begun building out a formal workshop. I have LOTS to learn, and look forward to sharing some of my projects here. As a “learning project”, I decided to use a bunch of scrap lumber to build a mobile work table for the workshop. It has three drawers (built from scratch), six cabinet doors (those I already had),...

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Project: Woodshop #1: Picking it up again, finally

08-13-2020 04:36 AM by Nate Finch | 1 comment »

I moved into this house a decade ago, plus a few weeks. It has a 3 car garage, so naturally the third bay was storage, but I wanted it to become a woodshop. I picked up random tools off craigslist and friends, lucked into quite a lot of ash from a fallen tree, and then… my second and third kids were born and my time went poof. Well, evidently the pandemic has stirred something up. My wife wanted to build a pocket-hole & 2×4 lofted bed for middle child, so we started cleanin...

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Journey into Woodturning #1: New turner and member... feedback welcome

06-30-2020 02:04 PM by MovingChips | 2 comments »

I’m starting my first ever blog! This is great. I am a new member to LumberJocks and I am a new wood tuner. I have always been a fan of turned wood and I final decided I would give it a shot. I found the most inexpensive lathe (under $200), just in case I didn’t like it. Bought a cheap set of starter tools and a face shield, what more do I need? Turns out, (pun intended) I like spinning wood. Let me step back a little though. Before I got started, I decided to wait for an opportunity...

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Quick Start Chip Carving Class - Chip Carve 4 Coasters #3: Three-corner chips

04-28-2020 09:39 PM by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

In this lesson you’ll learn how to remove three-corner chips. You will carve a coaster in EZboard to build good technique and boost your confidence. You can do this! Quick Start Chip Carving Kits are on sale here – Keep learning and thanks for watching! Why not share this lesson with someone you know!

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Quick Start Chip Carving Class - Chip Carve 4 Coasters #1: Proper technique

04-28-2020 09:27 PM by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

In this lesson you’ll learn proper Chip Carving technique, how to hold a chip carving knife and how to remove 2-sided chips. Follow along and carve your first coaster out of EZboard. Quick Start Chip Carving Kits are on sale here – Enjoy and learn a lot!

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Handtool Basics #5: Who is the KING of the Butt Joint?

01-22-2018 07:58 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

Hey Guys, I did a quick little deep dive into the ins and outs of common butt joint techniques. I looked at biscuits, Mortise and Tenons (both hand cut and machine cut) Festool Domino Floating Tenons, and the Kreg Jig. I broke down how long it takes to make these joints, how consistent they come out, how easy and repeatable they are, and how strong each joint is. I break down (with lots of data) how much they cost in both money and time invested into each joint from the perspective of a...

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Underway again...finally #17: Unbelievable - actually finished something...2 somethings even!

12-06-2017 01:45 AM by JohnTM | 0 comments »

Well, the title kinda gives my day away. But I finished the lumber rack…. the 2nd something is further down the entry. Here’s what I’m hoping to store on the rack – currently stored on the white table and 2 sawhorses behind my stack-of-4-pallets-laying-on-the-ground-worktable situated behind my Prius.Trying not to have things get wet seems to be a big motivator. I started bright and early (though I was not birght-eyed or bushy-tailed energy wise) – 8am, which ...

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Underway again...finally #16: 95%, okay, 85% finished with lumber rack

12-05-2017 01:30 AM by JohnTM | 3 comments »

I must be the SLOWEST of the SLOW as far as woodworking goes. I got all 4 of the major/vertical supports built. They each look like this: As you can see, what probably looks like over-engineered joint supports is what I had to do because, no matter how much I tweaked my cuts, there were gaps (ex., a 45degree cut meets an adjoining edge fine IF AND ONLY IF the adjoining piece is tilted to match the 45degree edge). Poor workmanship on my part, obviously. Probably should have been more ...

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Green house 2 #7: Day 6

08-29-2017 08:27 PM by wlusink | 2 comments »

Day 6 was my ‘mortise and tenon joint’ day. All the tenons I made with my hand saw. The first two mortises I made with chisel and hammer only. They weren’t straight and they were a lot of work :-)After that I pre-drilled some holes around the edge of the mortises and then used the chisel to cut out the hole. This was quicker and lighter. However, the holes were still not straight. I guess it’s easier to create the mortises on a work bench, than the way I did it: right on the installed b...

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Green house 2 #6: Day 5

08-29-2017 08:25 PM by wlusink | 0 comments »

On this day, I continued the work on the table top / main shelf. I had to re-do some 1×3’s due to a lack of planning All in all it didn’t seem like a lot of progress, but as you all know, a good preparation is half the work.

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