Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'oak'

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Secret Door

01-11-2021 08:38 PM by BuildItYourself | 6 comments »

Hello Metamorphosis of my workshop. Today we are making a secret door to the second workshop. The door is invisible against the whole wall made of old boards. To open the door, simply turn the plane clockwise. The whole wall has its own atmosphere and looks very nice. Watch the full video tutorial: Thanks for looking.-BIY

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Forge table #7: Undercarriage and attaching the legs

01-09-2021 05:19 PM by Dave Polaschek | 14 comments »

I did some work to build the undercarriage. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted the stretchers to cross over or meet in a hub, but when I test fit things, it became clear I couldn’t have them cross without bending them. So I turned a hub (from a scrap of salt cedar) for the four stretchers to meet in and bored a couple holes through it. Unfortunately, I didn’t think that the holes wouldn’t meet at right angles, but since the table-top is a rectangle, they don’t. Oh well. As Bandit sa...

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Small Projects #34: Cat Can Corral

01-08-2021 11:36 PM by Madmark2 | 4 comments »

The better half asked for a corral for the cat food cans on the kitchen counter. The design was to be as simple as possible and leave no hiding spots for any potential miniature livestock. Because of the size of the cans the corner support space was limited. To maximize both internal space and strength the side slats are dado’d into the 45° corner posts instead of overlaying as in a normal crate. The carton the cans come in is 7”x14” and allows 1-7/8” vertical space...

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Wood and metal projects. #1: Textured oak bench with industrial metal legs.

01-05-2021 05:23 PM by RonHoof | 2 comments »

This is a oak slab bench which I textured using a Kutzall shaping wheel. I was going for a pleasing rustic look for the wood portion of the build. Under it I fabricated an industrial leg assembly using .180 thou. sheet metal and 1” X 1/4” hot rolled flat stock spot welded to the sheet metal. The full description is included in the video. One thing I didn’t mention in the vid description is that I did not flatten the slab. All too often, woodworkers, including myself is dead set in perfect fla...

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Leather work #2: Table top leatherwork vise (stitching pony)

01-01-2021 02:28 AM by Combo Prof | 8 comments »

There are several table top stitching ponies around. You can buy them commercially like this one for $106: You can build your own (for under $20) as did LumberJock muesli did: You can also make a traditional chair seat one similar to what master mafe shows in his Stitching pony (quick and clean) blog All of theses suffer the same flaw, the clamping mechanism requires a screw that travers the interior thereby limiting the vertical length of leather that can ...

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Boxes from Red Cedar #9: Dovetails, just..dovetails

12-30-2020 09:45 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Late night Laundry Detail….wound up almost 3 hours long….had 2 loads to wash and dry…..good, I can hide out in the shop until they are …done..Dovetails? well, I lay out the pins first, of course… Can either use the marking gauge to scribe a baseline ( that I will abuse..)or… Use a knife and a square to do the “Knife wall” way of marking…..then a saw.. When doing the pins, I try to split the lines….most of the time…....

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Boxes from Red Cedar #8: and, back to building a box

12-29-2020 05:52 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Sorted through all the leftovers….found a couple to make a lid from…but, they wanted to be Hunting Bows instead…We have ways… Just let them “chill” in there, for a day or three….each closed the others curve down flat….more sorting..all the large ugly knots are now gone….needed a pair of long and a pair of shorts…to do a couple glue-ups.. And, set these aside for a day.. After a day or so…they came out of the clampsR...

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Old Projects #12: Build a Tile Topped End Table Tutorial

12-22-2020 01:08 AM by Madmark2 | 2 comments »

I made several variants of this table, all with the same tiles. If you think the oak prototype is nice you should see it in jatoba (I’m still looking for more pics) Oh yeah, its been 20 years since this original build post and that table is still going strong. One of the bottom slats got trod upon years ago but otherwise it is holding up well. Its been used so much that the pattern on the edges of the tiles has begun to wear off. It’s had no end of spills and slop on it with li...

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Old Projects #11: Folding Game Table

12-21-2020 09:49 PM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

This is a four foot diameter folding top game table. Table in Up Position The top is red oak, while the base is white ash. The popsicle base is half lapped with bandsawed bun feet. Table in Down Position The hard part was the pivot mechanism without any metal parts. A piece of closet rod acts as the pivot with a dowel acting as the locking pin. Sold it in a consignment shop for $600.

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Old Projects #2: 800 CD storeage rack

12-21-2020 01:28 AM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

This was back in the day when people actually had physical media. Modestly called “Worlds Greatest” – LOL

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