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Mitre Box, a rehab story #4: Finally...done

08-07-2019 01:38 PM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Ok..turned the frame over, cleaned out around where the King bolt’s threads come up through….and soaked those for a day….Knee rehab was rough…came home and took a nap…..Next morning,,,tried again….hmmm,getting fed up….grabbed the hammer, and hit right on the head of that bolt, 6-8 times. Had to drive the tip of the BIG screwdriver into the slot, added a pair of visegrips to assist…Uuuuummpf With a loud ” Creeack” bolt came loose...

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New desk for my computer #22: hutch done, finish is on, almost done

08-02-2019 03:42 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

except for hauling this thing out of the shop to where it will call “home”...Hutch came out of the clamps, sanded things down, added screws in the top… Just in case someone wants to pick up the desk by the top of the hutch….ran the round-over bit around a bit, and set the hutch on the desk… While I figure out how to get everything stained…everything that will show… Took a while, let this sit until the stain dried. Got to thinking..( dangero...

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Matching Wood Stain & Finish (using a new generation of stains)

07-28-2019 01:45 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

I learned a lot from a professional finisher recently when he taught me how to match stains and finishes for this project. I had a customer bring me a broken part and wanted me to make a replacement to match. The woodworking was the easy part for me – the finish was the hard part. My wood finisher has been in his field for decades and he didn’t want me to pursue finishing from the “old ways”, but taught me using the new generation of finishes using acrylics. This...

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Building a Bent Lamination form, Staining Stone and wood

07-25-2019 03:26 PM by BenhamDesign | 5 comments »

I had several question come up after the original video was published, that I thought were good ones that also correspond with the video footage I had that didn’t make the original cut. So here is a little more information on how I stained and finished the stone, Stained and finished the Mahogany, and built the bent lamination form. Watch it on YouTube Video Recap Staining Stone, wood ,and Bent lamination – Behind the scenes of the stone bench build 7 or 8 months ago I built...

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New desk for my computer #18: A PIP, and a Hutch start

07-24-2019 10:16 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok…PIP time for the main part of the desk…. From the front… And the top….2 coats of Amber Shellac….needs buffed out a bit… But wait, there’s more…. This desk also gets a hutch of sorts…as a place to better stash the tower… And maybe a whole lot more “stuff” This is the old hutch…stuff piled up everywhere. Need to bring the tower down closer to the top of the desk…and raise the monitor up o...

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New desk for my computer #17: Last drawer, top worked on, stain...

07-23-2019 04:42 PM by bandit571 | 6 comments »

Ok, bought the last bit of plywood for the last drawer. Was looking to buy just a 2’x2’ square of 1/4” plywood….looked at the stuff Lowes had….more like a pinup picture, not a flat one in the lot. looked at the 5mm Luann 2’ x 4’ panels,,,,dollar more, but at least it was flat….got it home.. Shame to use this for a drawer bottom? used the bottom right corner…will save the rest for something that shows..Right hand drawer is out of t...

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Outdoor Wood Furniture & Wood Rot

07-20-2019 01:53 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I recently repaired a picnic table that was suffering from a bad case of wood rot. The table had some mild issues on the body, but the top was not built to withstand the outdoor elements. See how this came apart and how I replaced parts so they would last much longer and resist wood rot. Video – https://youtu.be/DyaP0ktA8zg

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Repair damage to lacquer finish?

07-12-2019 01:07 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

In this video, I show how to repair a damaged area of a lacquer finish. There’s also a link to a video about how to identify what type of finish is on a piece of furniture Repair a Lacquer Finish – https://youtu.be/sEKQYmq0fJEWood Finish Identification – https://youtu.be/Xp4layfBXkA

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Foot Stool #1: The Top

07-10-2019 08:34 AM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

Hi all, I have been asked by my wife to make her a small foot stool and I had some hardwood offcuts floating around so here it is.The off cuts were in the shape of a triangle so I used a gum leaf as a template to make a cut out design before joining the two pieces and carved in a section for some gum nuts which I will fill with epoxy.I just brought some Record carving tools so I thought I would it would be nice give the edges a bit of scolloping so I tried my hand at that, I like the look ...

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Woodworking tips from repairing a broken chair leg

06-07-2019 10:22 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 4 comments »

I’ve improved my woodworking skills and knowledge from repairing furniture over the years. I pick up on how pieces are constructed and learn how to conceal flaws. This is my latest video on repairing a broken chair leg. If you haven’t tried repairing a piece of furniture before, I encourage you to try it out. https://youtu.be/AJUWn8QqXVY

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