Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'plugs'

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French screen doors #3: Mounting grills and door reinforcement

04-12-2012 09:43 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

This third installment includes a short narrated slideshow of the mounting of the grills made in the last installment and the continued reinforcement of the door. If you remember, I’m making a set of screen doors for set of Anderson french exterior doors. Anyone have any recommendations on a good outside finish for pine? I’m thinking spar or marine varnish.

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Greene inspired Night Stand #20: Setting Ebony Plugs

09-22-2008 05:39 AM by ChicoWoodnut | 11 comments »

I spent some time today setting the ebony plugs I made in my last entry. It was pretty easy really even though I was pretty apprehensive about drilling holes in an assembled piece. Start by drilling some holes. These plugs are 1/4” so the drill bit is a little smaller at 3/16”. I drilled a little over the depth of the plugs at 1/4” I bought a very cheap 1/4” hollow mortice chisel. I flipped the bit upside down and used it to center the chisel over the...

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Bhutanese Inspired Bookcase

04-21-2008 07:45 AM by lobbster | 8 comments »

This design is a takeoff of a night table design I did last year. The influence is the architecture of Bhutan. I graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso, one of only about three places in the world that share this type of architecture. Bhutanese temples are characterized by their inward sloping walls and graduated windows.Front View: I used a combination of the golden ratio and Hambidge Progression to come up with the dimensions. The bookcase is open on both sides and can be plac...

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Reclaimed Pine All-Weather Morris Chair #8: Plugging & Drilling

05-23-2014 06:49 PM by TimBridge | 5 comments »

Next on the list was plugging all the screw holes and drilling holes for the recliner bar. I was considering making the plugs out of oak with a plug cutter but after making a test board with the stain and poly I planned to use on the project, I really liked the contrast between regular dowels and the rest of the chair so I opted to go that route. All the plugs were glued in and cut flush to the surface. Thanks much to my fiancee, Dani, for all her help plugging! I know she has a lot of ...

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Ribbons in Cutting Boards

07-27-2014 02:52 PM by prospector45 | 9 comments »

Several years ago I saw this ribbon design at I started by selecting the body of the design. In this case, padauk, yellow heart, aand hickory for three boards. Then I laminated the “ribbons” Then I cut 2” holes in the boards that make up the body of the design. The problem for a flat boarder(cutting board) was how to create the plugs without a center hole. The first idea was wood turning but this would require a massive square of exotic wood...

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my precision seed sower

03-01-2008 01:09 AM by MIKETHEGLASS | 7 comments »

using my invention its childs play to pick up tiny seeds one at a time to place in plug or seed trays, or make your own seed tapes !!

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My First Workbench #23: Day 23: Plugs for top anchors.

09-11-2012 12:14 AM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

For the version with pictures, please click here. I didn’t have a lot of time today between getting batches of Sky Fort parts prepped for installation. But, I did have just enough time to work on plugging the bolt holes in top. I picked up a 1”x36” oak dowel from the BORG and measured the depth of each bolt hole individually. Then I transferred the measurement to the dowel and used a coping saw to get a nice clean cut. After some pounding with the rubber mallet (b...

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Workshop 2016 #5: Feelin the flow

08-21-2016 04:00 AM by Ty Sullivan | 0 comments »

Believe it or not I’ve survived these past nearly six months in the new space with only two open outlets! It has been a completely trying experience with the back and forth of plug ins and then outs as I’ve moved from equipment to equipment. It has, however pushed me to do more at once and plan ahead more. I’ve learned new tricks and have been forced to build a crosscut sled instead of relying on my miter saw so often. I’m appreciative for the results of this electric...

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Crib for Granddaughter #5: Odds and Ends

11-15-2020 01:42 PM by GrumpyCub | 0 comments »

We are getting close to the end of this project, but as with all projects, there are a few odds and ends that need doing before we can apply finish and call it done. I disassembled the entire crib and sanded all the parts first with 80 grit through to 220 grit. In addition to sanding, all of the sharp edges needed to be knocked off. Momma has a particular style that she desires for this crib which means it still needs to look square, but we can’t have those hard edges on my grandbaby...

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