Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'miter'

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Small Projects #50: Perfect Mitered Cube Crystal Display Case

07-19-2021 03:00 AM by Madmark2 | 7 comments »

SWMBO is a Yankees fan and for Valentines day I got her a Waterford crystal baseball engraved with the Yankees logo. It’s about 2-1/2” dia and leaded crystal. Waterford Crystal Baseball. There was a thread here recently about how to build a cubical bin. The OP already had a joinery method in mind but I suggested a mitered panel box. This box is made from 12 identical pieces all cut on the TS. Each piece needs to have a 3/32” dado in two sides for the lexan panel ins...

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Painted poplar picture frame #3: Reinforcing the miters and painting

06-23-2021 05:14 PM by Dave Polaschek | 13 comments »

First, since I’m using milk paint, I mixed 15ml of powder and water to make 30ml in a measuring cup. Every time I took a break, I give it a stir. After about an hour, it’s ready to go. To reinforce the corners, I chucked a modified spade bit (I ground off the central spur so it won’t poke through a piece I’m putting a shallow hole in, but it’s really only safe in a drill press or post drill this way) in my post drill. I clamped down the frame and drilled a shallow (<⅛ inc...

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Cherry dresser and night tables to match #6: The Big Kahuna

11-28-2020 04:23 PM by Antti | 0 comments »

With the confidence from the smaller night tables, I put together the frame of the large dresser. Too bad the workshop just closed for the rest of the year due to covid, so I wont be able to make the drawer fronts nor the base. Still in parts Dominos for strenghening the weak miter joints. I made every mating corner so that one of the components has ”tight” domino mortises, and the other ”wide” to makse sure the thing goes together in the glue-up Stress-level rising, rising… ...

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Cherry dresser and night tables to match #5: Fabricated

11-17-2020 04:55 PM by Antti | 0 comments »

Fitting one drawer is a lot more work than you would think. Especially when you only do it once every two years: Trying to cheat by looking at the previous piece did not help as it had all-wooden drawer boxes: So it was calculus & trial & re-trial: I made these rails to isolate the metal slides from wood movement And at some point I was done with the fabrication: Now I have to figure out how to resize and crop ”vector images”, find somebody who will do the laser...

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Cherry dresser and night tables to match #4: Getting them frames out of the way

11-07-2020 07:16 AM by Antti | 0 comments »

The frames are about done. As there will be no more gluing when installing the drawer, I’m finishing the frames already. First coat with thinner version (1101?) of Osmo oil wax, and then several coats of regular Osmo oil wax. That stuff is super easy to apply, is durable as can be, and leaves the wood itself in the center. And can be easily fixed if the offspring pounds the furniture with sharp objects. I usually steel-wool the finished piece to get the natural looking mat surface. ...

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Coffee table for woodworking angst #2: Two steps forward, one step back

01-28-2020 05:20 PM by Antti | 4 comments »

I got in my jointing session for the scrap walnut pieces making up the table top. While I was at it, I jointed a bunch of scrap cherrys as well, in case I’ll make a third similar table. It seemed all went really well with jointing as well as with the glue-up. Nice sap-wood stripe in the middle and all… (The third thing being glued is for replacing the door to our sauna. Maybe not fine woodworking, but fun work anyway. The current door is sagging and about to break alltogether....

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Small Projects #9: Purpleheart Burial Flag Box

01-28-2020 12:28 AM by Madmark2 | 5 comments »

A veteran friend of mine, Bert, recently passed and I’m making a flag box for his burial flag out of purpleheart. While appearing simple to make, computing the dimensions from just the 17-1/2” side of the folded flag is a challenge. You have to take into account the diagonal lengths (the length of a 45° miter on 3/4” stock is 1-1/16”) The neat thing is that the three pieces:Pieces mitered, rabbeted and grooved. When stood together the pieces hold their form on th...

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Miter frame clamps - small, weighted tightening

06-30-2019 10:17 PM by MrLaughingbrook | 2 comments »

I wanted to assemble some very small mitered frames and my band-clamp was way too big. I decided to make a small miter frame string-clamp. Start with a block of 3/4” Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) Polyethylene: Cut a 90 degree V on the long edge and sliced off 1/2 thick pieces: Drill holes overlapping the V to give corner relief. Add a 3/16” hole as a path for the string on the 90 degree from the face: Chamfer the holes and trim to size the short length of three ...

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How to make an Arts and Crafts style lamp shade #1: Some initial thoughts

11-28-2018 10:39 PM by splintergroup | 11 comments »

I’ve had reasonable success selling Arts & Crafts style lamps and currently I am making another set.One of the challenges with these lamps is building the shade. There are a number of angles and dimension to consider and any error in one of these parameters will alter the parameters of every other piece. When making an A&C style lamp, you build the lamp body and you build the shade. Each is about the same amount of effort. I thought a blog post would be a good way for me to coll...

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Ever seen a stopped miter joint?

10-31-2018 01:12 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I’m in the process of building my woodworking tool cabinet and I had to cut a stopped miter joint. I’d never done this before and never heard of it before. It was a unique situation and thought I would share the experience on video. What are your thoughts? Scott

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