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Making your own parting tool

05-18-2010 02:14 PM by David Craig | 12 comments »

Been awhile since I have had any quality time in the shop, so I decided to invest some vacation time and I will be taking a week off next week, with the emphasis being on shop time. So I have been getting my ducks in a row so I can have a somewhat productive week. Last week involved a little wood gathering (that deserves a whole ‘nother post…), I have my sharpening system and chisels arriving today, and I have been scouring books and mags to try to come up with some projects. Sinc...

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Juniper Log Furniture : Floor Lamp #3: Scribing / Shaping

05-26-2009 08:24 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 4 comments »

Okay here is one of the most tedious parts of this lamp. Here are pictures of how the lamp limb looked before we started shaping it to the base. There are several types of scribing tools available, but we have not been able to find one that works for us. To start the process, we find the point where the limb is the higest from the base. This is our starting point for the line that we draw to start shaping. We use a pencil compass for our scribing lines. The line has to stay level / perpe...

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Messed up chisels: Or how I learned to stop worrying and Love the grinder

04-11-2009 09:39 PM by marcb | 4 comments »

I picked up a couple old chisels recently and last weekend got off my butt and for the first time used the power grinder to get an initial angle on them. I’m an old woodworking machine guy, but I have a newish little Craftsman grinder. I don’t have any fancy white wheels a nice stand with a cup for quenching or a super deluxe tool rest. I just plugged it in and got to work. This is the first time I ever ground an edge on a power tool of any kind. So if I can do it, anyone c...

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Burled Cottonwood Log Furniture Dining Table #1: Rough Material, ready to begin

02-15-2009 09:12 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 2 comments »

The guy that purchased this table has a 600 lb granite top. So we had to make something large, sturdy and yet attractive. The cottonwood came from the K Ranch on the Colorado Utah border in Dinosaur Colorado. And yes it is seriously the name of a town. Here is the rough material. each stumo will sit on a base, the base it not necessary, it adds to the beauty

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Twisted Coffee Table Base #3: Juniper Table Base Leveled & Shaped

02-10-2009 11:08 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 4 comments »

Well, we are making some progress on the two coffee tables that we are working on. This is after it has been leveled, the levelers/slides have been added and all the rough edges have been rounded and shaped. Today my husband is sandblasting then tomorrow we should start the final and longest phase… sanding and polishing This is the part that we cringe and hope we stay in line… dont want to end up with an extra short coffee table Whew… right on line and ready to f...

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Twisted Coffee Table Base #2: Leveling & Cleaning Juniper Coffee Table Base

01-11-2009 10:16 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 1 comment »

Here my husband is leveling the bottom so we can start getting it down to the right height. My daughter Scooter helping clean the bark out of the crevices

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Twisted Coffee Table Base #1: Juniper Log Coffee Table Base / Pedestal

01-11-2009 10:08 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 0 comments »

Since early fall we have been swamped in the shop and still have not gotten caught up from Christmas. Our inventory is depeleted and we are trying to get items instock as well as work on a few custom orders. Here is a rough form piece of juniper that we will make into a coffee table that will have a rock slab for a top. Once this is finished it will be shipped to Norway.

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Tool thoughts #13: Wolvie Clone in progress

11-02-2008 03:16 AM by NedB | 5 comments »

With my shop mostly completed, I have turned towards getting my tools in order, including setting my grinder for sharpening my turning tools. I found this plan online and decided that it would be easy enough to build instead of shelling out $90 for the wolverine jig itself. I still have to mount the grinder to the platform at the proper height, as well as recut the v-block. The one there isn’t cut evenly, so I’m going to cut another piece on the tablesaw instead of the bands...

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Why I like Vintage Tools #5: Grinders

10-19-2008 05:02 AM by brianinpa | 6 comments »

Every lumberjock has at least one – some might not consider it a woodworking tool, but I think if it is used for your woodworking hobby, then it is a woodworking tool. When I started my quest for vintage tools, I knew that I would be cleaning up some rusted metal. I was in a Big Lots store and saw a 6 inch grinder for $12.00 and thought: “It can’t be that bad.” So I bought it and realized quickly that my original thought could not have been further from the truth. It took a long time to...

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