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Princess castle bed #1: Thinking outside the box for glue up

12-28-2020 01:35 AM by Newbie17 | 0 comments »

One of the things I like about this hobby is having to get creative. I had my truck keys in my hand and was heading toward the door to go buy a type of clamp I don’t currently have for what I thought was a tricky situation. I needed to clamp a 3/4” x 3/4” rectangular strip of wood to a strip that was at 45 degrees. Clamping the normal way wouldn’t work because of the angled board I needed to clamp. Below is the solution I came up with. Use a board clamped to the workbench and extend the clamp...

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Jefferson Bookcases #15: Art books case

11-22-2020 02:05 PM by Dave Polaschek | 6 comments »

I have a bunch of art books that are formatted landscape. They’re basically coffee-table books, and they don’t fit well in the cases I’ve built so far, so I decided to make a special case for them. The main problem is that when I figured out the dimensions I’ll need, I will need a 1×16 to make the case, and I can’t buy 16 inch wide pine here in New Mexico (and shipping a board from the east coast didn’t seem especially wise). In case that’s hard to read, the measurements are:2 ...

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One More Guitar #3: Gluing up the neck and back plates, prepping the mold

10-09-2020 10:15 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

The past couple of days I glued up the neck, glued the rosewood back plates, and prepped an old mold I had from long, long ago in a size and style I liked so I decided to use it again. The video Here.

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Adventures in Lutherie #12: A few shots from my day

06-13-2017 09:04 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

I’ve been going through the ‘bone pile’ in the shop, looking for specimens that I think I have the ability to repair. The best way to learn is to do, and since these were actually already in the scrap box, how could I possibly goof anything up? My boss once said to me that if I goof something up, we’ll just take it apart and fix it. These first two shots are of a 3/4 violin that had a missing corner on the upper left C bout. The top of violins is spruce, IE the same...

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Current Project #36: Picture frame glue-up

05-29-2017 06:23 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

Project to follow soon.

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Marine Corps Naval cannon project #7: Glue up and test fit.

07-28-2016 08:11 PM by Trapper brandenburger | 1 comment »

Yesterday and today were big days. Our shop welder made some steel plates and tapped & died some holes to receive the 1/2” all thread. I mortised out an area for them to go on the bottom of the top main runner. Then I glued the main runners together and let them cook over night. Today I put everything together and test fit the cannon in the carriage. Fit like a glove! I did have to notch out the elevation plate so it would sit lower. I also cut down the elevation wedge to make the c...

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biscuits VS mortise and tenon

02-29-2016 05:11 PM by needshave | 3 comments »

I have never been a real believer in the use of biscuits in the glue up of large table tops or wider sections in general. Especially where end grain and long grain must be glued together. However, I have never used them either. I’m very old school and have always defaulted to Mortise and tenon and have often pinned those joints with dowels. It strong, its reliable, if time and proper procedures are used to make the joints properly. That’s the downfall this construction method i...

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Videos by HuckD #18: Dowel Jig 3

01-27-2016 07:20 AM by HuckD | 0 comments »

My third dowel jig. This one for edge joining boards for table top glue ups. Simple, inexpensive and easy to make. https://youtu.be/MLMpO8BQfFk

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Shop Remodel #33: Four Ended Candle

01-13-2016 01:38 AM by bearkatwood | 4 comments »

Wow what a day, I have been packing things in lately, I think my candle has four ends. So today I got the bench top surfaced to thickness and cut to length, I glued up the split rail, glued up the candlesticks that I have to do, I helped with some cnc work for the carving side of the shop and helped with a prototype cane head. Then started on video #2 “The Tool Cabinet”. I have just about finished a sketchup design I have to do and have the blue prints in to be printed off. I am s...

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Like Qbert says, "@!#?"

01-11-2016 02:33 AM by bearkatwood | 5 comments »

Thankfully todays glue up did not inspire a case of shop induced turrets.Like Qbert says, ”@!#?” It is not often I use more than half of my clamps. Years back I would use them all up in a day and be left needing more. Today I used up a bit more than half and I was hoping to get to more, but time ran out. I have the bench legs and top slabs glued up. The split is milled and has a bit more before it will get glued up too. To start the day out I made a set of cauls from a 2...

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