Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'finishing'

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Woodturning: White Cypress Banana Bowl

05-20-2022 01:47 AM by TimbeconWoodturner | 2 comments »

In this video Colin turns a stunning #BananaBowl out of Goldfields White Cypress a species local to us here in Western Australia. Turned using a two bowl gouges and a negative rake bowl scraper from Crown Tools in the United Kingdom, this is an excellent example of what can be turned with just a relatively small tool set. The project was finished with SHELLAWAX Friction Polish from U-Beaut Polishes who are an Australian made & owned company specialising in finishes for woodturners....

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Woodturning projects #1: Turning a very cracked catch-all tray

05-12-2022 03:58 PM by TimbeconWoodturner | 0 comments »

Hi all, we’re a group of mates making turning videos in Australia in a small studio above our store. We love turning and just wanted to share the projects we create and reach out to the broader turning community. In this video Dane turns a catch-all tray using reclaimed timber that turned out to be hiding some pretty nasty cracks that many other turners would have given up on. For this project we finished the tray using a combination of EEE Ultra Shine and SHELLAWAX Friction Po...

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A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #13: Assembly of the table

05-12-2022 12:45 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Into a table..Drawer came out of the clamps…was cleaned up, and a knob screwed and glued in place,,test fit into the opening… Top was seen by this… To mill a bevel all the way around, on the underside… Then the base was attached to the top… Any left over pencil marks removed,,,BEFORE a coat of Amber Shellac could get brushed… Drawer was done separately… Once everything was dry.. Will rub this down with 0000 steel wool, later…...

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Building a brace till #28: Finishing the doors

04-28-2022 07:16 PM by Dave Polaschek | 6 comments »

Another short session in the shop today, but I got the edges of the doors planed flat with a block plane. Then I put on a coat of BLO. Wiped off the excess with a rag. And set the doors on a scrap of cardboard to dry. Hopefully tomorrow or Saturday I can get them hung.

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A Shaker Table, 2022 version #8: Clean ups, details, assembly..

04-14-2022 02:50 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

And maybe a coat of shellac to seal it up? Late night laundry detail…worked on the top.. Getting it all cleaned up…bread board ends needed to be leveled with the top…added a pair of screws from the underside….near the center line…gaps filled in…sanded smooth…let this sit until morning.. Need the bench cleaned off! So. a few tools had to get put away.. This needed to go back upstairs, and the battery into it’s charger.. This can...

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Small Projects #59: Arduino Clock with Temp/Humidity

04-02-2022 11:34 PM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

This is another in a continuing series of weather stations. This one was built around Arduino CPU core and a scrolling red LED display. The entire unit was built with a Lexan front and rear panel and wrapped with walnut and black limba. It does other things too. It does AM/PM or 24 Hr, F or C temp, It chimes on the hour (hours can be set). It has an alarm clock with everything backed up so it doesn’t lose any setting after a power blip,. It has a “coffee pot” relay that c...

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Mini Tetrahedral Tensegrity Table #9: Finishing the Disks and Attaching the Pyramids

03-26-2022 09:36 PM by Ron Stewart | 4 comments »

I wanted to use glue to attach the pyramids to the disks, because I didn’t want any visible fasteners. But it was very apparent that I would need something to help precisely position the pyramids and prevent them from shifting during glue up. I decided to use tiny alignment pins/holes. I went back to my trusty disk template, marked the inside edges of the pyramid, and drilled 1/16” center holes. To drill matching holes in a pyramid, I clamped it to the template. T...

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Tips and Techiques #3: Ironing Board

03-24-2022 07:05 PM by Jerry | 9 comments »

Doesn’t everybody do this? :-) Ironing it on the concave side adds moisture to the side that needs to expand in order for the board to straighten out, the heat helps the moisture to penetrate and make the lignin malleable. Then I hold tension on it in the direction I want it to flatten until it cools off and the lignin has set in place. Video Link for whoever cannot see the embedded video Here

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Scrap Bin Refugees #6: Lid installed

03-09-2022 07:02 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Among other things…Lid came out of the clamps..checked for fit..And once it was all squared up, tried it on the box….Checking for gaps….seems the box needed a little leveling.. Seems to be 2 corners..we have ways.. Gap Removal Tool…lid fits down with no rocking going on…Might as well attach the lid.. 2 hinges, tiny screws…and a few tools…then turn the box over, without moving anything (tricky..) Install a latch…and hope it works.. ...

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Red Oak Leftovers, desktop organizer #11: Drawer is done..PIP?

02-12-2022 05:40 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Clamps came off, today…nothing flew apart….always a good sign. There was an issue, with the back of the drawer.. 2 square holes, where the groove for the bottom panel is showing through….Although this IS the back of a drawer, decided to cut a couple Rosewood plugs to fit….and see how that fixes things.. What holes? Drawer front got a light pass or two from a smooth plane. Ends didn’t look too bad… Just gave them a sanding. sanded the top an...

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