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Wood Magazine Glass Display case - an upscale adventure #2: It's all about the base ... and the top frame

07-07-2018 02:50 AM by Woodbutchery | 0 comments »

Since the article/plans are copyrighted, I will give you the dimensions I’ve been able to come up with on my spreadsheet. This is the upscale, and as we go through the build we’ll see how accurate everything is. For the bottom panel I’m using a luaun plywood. The rest will be red oak (vs. mahogany. While I LOVE to work with mahogany, my pocket book says red oak is more affordable). So. Cut the bottom to dimensions. Check. I had 2 boards of 3/4” red oak. One b...

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Excavator #4: Track dowels (toothpicks)

05-26-2018 05:19 PM by Dutchy | 5 comments »

The tracks are made out of wooden strips. I’m sure there are orther ways for making tracks and I don’t say that mine is the best! So feel free to comment this blog and/or make a suggestion for improvements.

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Handy tools #2: Little froe and doweling plate

02-23-2018 01:32 AM by Dave Polaschek | 7 comments »

I put a handle on a big froe last year, but I’ve been wanting to make my own dowels lately, and that’s too big for splitting off small chunks of wood for dowels. So I asked my friend Jeff for a smaller tool. The result was this little froe. When combined with a doweling plate from Lie-Nielsen, I can split a piece of oak or ash off a scrap, run it down the sizes to 3/16” and trim it to length in under ten minutes. I did a half-dozen this evening to peg the French cleat into my rasp and ...

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Writing/Art Desk Project Video

12-31-2016 04:52 PM by TheArtisanWoodshop | 0 comments »

Hey Guys, A co-worker of mine asked me to build an art desk for his daughter for Christmas. He gave me a general idea of what she wanted, and let me go on my merry way to creating the piece shown in this video. The Joinery it features is Hand cut DovetailsMortise and Tenon joineryThrough TenonsStopped DadosDowels So please check out this video and leave me some comments here on what you liked or disliked about the table or the video so that I can improve. Looking forward to all th...

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Trestle Table #41: Sanded then Cleaned with Mineral Spirits

11-14-2016 03:27 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I started working in my shop thinking that I would apply my first coat of finish on this trestle table today, but I did not get that far. I decided to sand this table top instead of hand planing it further. I went through the several grits starting at 80, then the following in this order 120, 150, 180 and then 220. To remove the dust from each part I used mineral spirits with a paper towel. These pictures were taken following cleaning with that wet paper towel. I am still undecided...

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Trestle Table #39: Dowels and Buttons

11-12-2016 04:17 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I did not get this table completed today. I took my Annie to see Arrival this morning. Aliens came to Earth to ask humans for help. I’m not sure what they needed from us. I will need to watch it again with closed captions, or download the written script… You cannot understand what aliens are saying… These aliens look like octopuses. They also write like octopuses would by spraying ink in a pool of water.. Somehow ink spots are suppose to more intelligent than letter...

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Building For The Wife #6: Kitchen peg board for utensils.

09-24-2015 08:32 AM by fatman51 | 3 comments »

Right after she loaded all of her things into her new kitchen bureau, my wife was cleaning the sawdust off of her Jars of things that I had borrowed and putting them in her new spice rack. She glanced at the side of the refrigerator, which is just right of her new bureau, which sits between that and and her stove, and decided that she needed a utensil hanger there. What she described like a piece of plywood nailed to a 2x that extended out from the end of the cabinet where it came up agains...

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Workbench continuation

03-29-2015 02:01 AM by LJackson | 2 comments »

Here are some more pictures of my workbench. I noticed a bit of racking along the length, so I installed these corner pieces. No more racking. You’ll notice, even though the workbench is not finished, it is already full of clutter. I was digging round for a drill bit, so I moved a bunch of stuff off of my smaller workbench to find it. It was not there. Eventually I will build storage for all of my stuff. Honestly, I could spend years setting up this shop. Maybe that’...

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Reclaimed Pine All-Weather Morris Chair #8: Plugging & Drilling

05-23-2014 06:49 PM by TimBridge | 5 comments »

Next on the list was plugging all the screw holes and drilling holes for the recliner bar. I was considering making the plugs out of oak with a plug cutter but after making a test board with the stain and poly I planned to use on the project, I really liked the contrast between regular dowels and the rest of the chair so I opted to go that route. All the plugs were glued in and cut flush to the surface. Thanks much to my fiancee, Dani, for all her help plugging! I know she has a lot of ...

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Doll Baby Crib Project #2: Dowels, Dowels, How I Hate Them

12-16-2013 02:38 PM by Dan Tindall | 3 comments »

It has been a while since I decided to do a project that contained a lot of dowels and I now remember why. I hate working with dowels. No matter how careful I am, it seems like I cannot get them to line up correctly! This time around, I even purchased a dowel jig from Lowe's to help with the alignment and positioning. In the project, the rails are made by putting the slats between two styles. Two dowels on the end of each slat, times 10 slats = 40 dowels. Each rails connects to the ends...

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