Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'maple'

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Spalted box #3: Lid with wood hinge and interior tray

06-15-2021 01:12 AM by Brodan | 4 comments »

Assemble the lid. 3/8 mortise to attach the handle to the box. I’m thinking something with hard lines to match the overall look of the box. Will be black walnut to match the hinge. Cut a relief on the bottom to produce a shadow line for visual interest rather than adding an alternate material. After viewing samples, I agree with the suggestion that additional materials could detract from the spalting. Experienced the difficulty of holding a sharp edge on the miters. Whether the level of ...

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Router Table Base #1: Lumber and Planning

06-14-2021 10:47 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 2 comments »

When I first setup the current shop, I purchased an inexpensive router table. I went with the Rockler brand as I liked their lift. Over time I did not care for the table top or fence. They worked, but the T track slot caught on work (and I never used it…to this day I still know of no router table operation that requires or uses a miter slot…though I can imagine using it for locking in a feather board). But I digress. I replaced the top recently with some birch ply and made ...

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Spoked Wheels

04-25-2021 02:12 PM by Redoak49 | 6 comments »

I just read the Blog entry by HTL and it was very informative. I just finished making 8 new spoked wheels and wanted to show my method. I got my start by studying HTL’s previous blogs and then doing a few things differently. My thanks to HTL for his great contributions with informative blogs. My spoked wheels are made from Maple with Bamboo toothpicks for spokes. The tire portion is stained with a dark brown and the rim and spokes natural. I follow HTL’s example and make the ri...

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Keela's Urn Box #4: The Tray (Updated)

04-08-2021 09:36 PM by BrettLuna | 2 comments »

Similar to the box itself, I also cut the tray sides extra wide to improve handling and stability on the box joint jig. Standing narrow stock on end is a real pain. I then cut a panel groove for the bottom’s rabbeted edge. A quick and easy glue-up sat overnight and there we are: When sizing the tray sides, I was shooting for as close a fit as I could get without being too loose or so large that I had to take off a lot of material, all while trying to account for how proud the ...

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Keela's Urn Box #2: Getting Started

04-08-2021 08:42 PM by BrettLuna | 0 comments »

I made the box sides extra tall—the full height of the complete box, plus kerf allowance for cutting the lid free, and a bit more for matcing the box joints up and other fiddling. Not shown: I made a bottom panel of ¼-inch Baltic birch and a lid panel of lacewood, ½-inch thick. I cut lid/bottom grooves in the box sides at the router table, and cut rabbets on the panels at the table saw. Thinking ahead to finishing, I knew I didn’t want the maple to be too amber. But I thoug...

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Keela's Urn Box #1: Woodworking in the Age of COVID

04-08-2021 07:32 PM by BrettLuna | 0 comments »

Blame it on the COVID blues. Or maybe it took me too long to get the hang of teleworking and not leaving the house every day, even though it’s been just over a year since the mess started. Either way, it seemed to sap me of motivation to do anything in the shop for a while. Then The Wife asked me to make another pet urn box, this time for her newfound half sister. It was also a bit over a year ago that she found her birth father and learned that she had half siblings. It’s be...

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End Table Top WIP (work in Progress) #1: Washington House End Table #1

03-29-2021 01:12 AM by gdaveg | 5 comments »

Working on the table top for the legs and apron from my previous blog from August 3, 2020. Have built the top frame and insert panel for the frame. Both unfinished and not final sanded. Table top is 25” x 23” with a 4 inch wide exterior frame in black walnut, insert panel is padauk, walnut and maple. Built insert panel pre-covid and shop shut down prior to completing it. Had cut walnut frame pieces last year and they sat in a warm Arizona House most of spring and all summ...

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Maple and Purple Heart Box

03-26-2021 09:02 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I haven’t been able to get out in the shop a lot lately due to new position at work. I have been working on and off with this simple box for about a month or so. I tried some different techniques this time and even recessed the hinges to keep the lid completely closed. I filmed the build on my YT channel if you’d like to see. Here is the link: Making a Maple and Purple Heart Box

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Recycle a few scraps #2: Time for a PIP?

03-23-2021 05:24 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Been distracted the last few days…..working on building a metal shed out in the backyard….about the only wood working THAT involved…. Was cutting a couple 2×6 x 10’ treated planks down to 81-1/2” lengths….to go with the other 2×6 x 10’ planks for the base of the shed….Disston D-112, 26”, 7ppi…1927 saw… Managed to get the Cutting Board of of the clamps….sanded and planed smooth….a small can of varnish...

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Striped rolling pin #3: The turn...

02-24-2021 04:09 AM by BillGo | 1 comment »

Much better…. As you can see after the cleanup, the pieces are much more consistent: The pieces were .75” square. Notice that this means that when the blank is turned, the corners of the dark pieces will be taken off first, and the width of the dark pieces will be wider than the white. But as the diameter shrinks, the width of the dark pieces will get narrower, and the white pieces will remain constant. The stripes were equal width at 1.9”. You can also see th...

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