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Laundry hamper #8: Door frame mitered half-lap joints

09-04-2021 04:15 PM by Dave Polaschek | 13 comments »

Many errands yesterday. We had eight stops on our trip to town, so shop time was… sparse. But I picked up cutting the half-lap joints for the frame and then finished them up this morning. The joints required a bit of fine tuning, both in the miter angles, as well as in the thickness of the half-lap. I got two of them good last night and two this morning. Now I need to figure and mark the half-laps for the slats, and then grow about a dozen extra hands in order hold it togeth...

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New to all things + Adirondack plans

06-02-2021 05:18 PM by TJWilson87 | 1 comment »

Good morning all, I am going to say that I am new to woodworking half because I haven’t done very many projects and the other half because I still feel like a fraud calling myself a woodworker. I have built a few book shelfs and a table made from old, kids painted, fence panels, and most recent would be a bad frame with castle joints. Plus a few other knickknacks that I don’t remember as of right this min. So please preference your answers to my noviceness. I am wanting to buil...

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Claro Walnut Box #4: Lessons from Finishing

01-21-2017 03:13 PM by HorizontalMike | 10 comments »

Well I finally decided to complete my “finishing” of this box, flock it, and to add hardware. I chose to final finish polishing with Johnson’s Paste Wax (JPW) which comes out with a satiny semi-gloss sheen. Here are my last steps on this project. I really learned a lot from finishing this box. Too glossy brings out every single flaw and amplifies it/them, making things look worse rather than better. Too much effort IMO. Semi-gloss seems to “ask” to be touche...

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A Picture Frame with Bridle Joints

07-31-2016 08:34 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

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How to Make Mortise and Tenon Joints with Hand Tools (VIDEO)

06-29-2014 02:21 AM by WoodAndShop | 3 comments »

HOW TO MAKE A MORTISE AND TENON JOINT WITH TRADITIONAL HAND TOOLS This video and article will simplify the process of cutting mortise and tenon joints with only a few traditional hand tools. With a little practice, you should be able to make a mortise and tenon joint in under 10 minutes! The video is a quick tutorial, but the below photos and article will clarify how to make a mortise & tenon joint in great detail: ANATOMY OF A MORTISE AND TENON JOINT: WHAT ARE MORTISE...

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Woodwork Joints by William Fairham (1927)

10-06-2013 08:14 PM by WoodDweller | 4 comments »

I found this old book online, that illustrates many traditional joints. I found it very interesting. Woodwork Joints by William Fairham (1927) http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21531/21531-h/21531-h.htm

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Craftsman Style Frame - part 1

04-28-2013 03:34 PM by bigchopperoo | 4 comments »

I posted a picture of a Craftsman Style Frame i made and i thought if anyone was interested, i have a two part video series of how i did it. The main jointery is the use of a half lap. It’s a simple and yet strong joint. I decided to show how to make it using both power tools and hand tools. Hope you enjoy it.chad stanton

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Dowelmax

10-15-2012 11:36 AM by inchanga | 4 comments »

Well after another two months of stewing I decided the best way to get rid of temptation was to give in to it and I bought the Dowelmax. Delighted with both the product and the service. As for the price… 300$ in the bank earns 2% after tax i.e.$6 a year. With inflation at 4% this means I was losing £6 a year….misery.Converting the cash into the Dowelmax means I have an asset which will last a lifetime, (or several lifetimes), appreciate in value, make/save money by using it on p...

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Beginner Questionaire for JN1C3 #1: First ??? "Glue Lines"

08-11-2012 01:43 AM by Jason™ | 12 comments »

Here goes my first of many and I do mean many….. Glue Lines It seems to be hard for me to get my glue lines to disappear. I sand and sand trying to get them to go away but can’t seem to eliminate them. The mallet I made, on the top where I put in my splines it looked great at first but then the next day I came to see my dried glue item. They are very faint but can still be seen until I put few coats polyurethane. I noticed some black marks also but this may be from the ch...

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Work In Progress #5: Canasta Final Part

11-22-2011 07:31 PM by Byron | 2 comments »

So heres the finished thing. You can see it open in the pictures on the bottom. Better pictures soon to come. The drawers are an important part of my design because of my mother. When I was younger she taught my older brother and myself how to play canasta, and always had two nice decks of cards to play, unfortunately we were not the cleanest while playing and the cards almost always got ruined. Eventually she started to hide the cards. It came to the point where she would burry the c...

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