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Building a brace till #7: Reinforcement part ii

05-15-2020 09:52 PM by Dave Polaschek | 8 comments »

Time to reinforce the other side of the rack that’ll carry the braces. As you might remember, the grain in the pine board that makes up the core of the rack runs left to right, which means that the grooves cut to hold the braces weaken the board, leaving tongues which can easily snap off. I reinforced the bottom of these tongues with strips of walnut. For a more finished look, I’m reinforcing the top with some 1/8” bubinga veneer, with the grain running front to back. Rather than attempt t...

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Tool tote - success!

03-24-2020 06:09 PM by shawnSK | 5 comments »

The tool tote so far – the joints are cut, the sides are set and one end has been shaped. .I score a handle opening with a marking knife, (I’m really beginning to love this thing) and chisel the opening out with a mallet. The registration is good, the cut is square. I may be getting the hang of this after all. .I fit the handle into the slot and it fits snugly. It even gets kind of stuck. Wonderful!...I trace my finished end onto the other and this time I drill a hole in each corner of ...

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Hand Tool Display Wall

03-16-2020 01:36 AM by Jeff100 | 8 comments »

So is it just me or when I hear the words “self quarantine”, I also hear “Perfect time for a big shop project!!” I am in deperate need of a new tool wall. The last one was just a pallet hung up on the wall with screws and nails hanging what all i could fit. Well, as the collection of hand tools grows, the wall needed to get bigger and better organized. And so it begins, Here’s roughly what needs to get hung up, all in specially designated holders ...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #22: Rotary File/Hole Chamfer tool

05-23-2017 12:16 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

In looking around for the best buys on the tools I actually have to buy versus make to repair bowed string insytruments, I encountered a tool that I haven’t missed having—yet. Seeing that it’s looks like a counter sink bit on a handle, I made one. The handle is a turned spindle that I saved from a piece of furniture for just such a use. I just had to shorten it and drill a hole in one end to accept the counter sink bit on one end. I glued it in with epoxy and...

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Restore Those Rasps and Files

04-08-2017 12:49 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

You can find rasps and files very cheap. Usually they are rusty and dull. With a bit of time and some acid you can easily restore those files and rasps. After that, make some very comfortable handles. Check out the video here and hit that subscribe button.

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #6: Applying the Plywood Hull Panels

05-19-2015 08:37 PM by DustyMark | 4 comments »

Fiberglass Experiment I applied a layer of fiberglass cloth to the plywood hull panels before work, betting they would be “green” cured in the afternoon upon my return. Using Raka 127 Resin and Raka 350 hardener at 72 degrees and 48% humidity the fiberglass was set perfectly in about 8 hours. It was bonded, yet flexible enough to not restrict the plywood from curving around the hull ribs. The epoxy is wet into the fiberglass cloth with a foam roller. I never pay...

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Alex's Coffee Table Build Off #2: The complete base

11-12-2014 01:33 AM by Nitreug | 0 comments »

In my last post, I covered the rationale for my design and how I made several cuts mostly on the bandsaw to make one base. I will now discuss in greater detail how I built the rest of the base including the legs and stretcher and how I did the glue up. I left off with this base: Although I made a very similar drawing on my second base none of the line remained after I made a few cuts on the bandsaw. Since I deviated a little bit from the plan, I decided to use the actual first base to c...

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Alex's Coffee Table Build Off #1: Design and base

11-10-2014 12:24 AM by Nitreug | 0 comments »

A few weeks ago, I decided to join the Coffee Table Build Off started by Neil Cronk. You can read more about his initiative here: http://www.cronkwrightwoodshop.com/coffee-table-build-off/ From the start, I wanted to design something incredibly challenging (at least challenging in the 21 days allowed for the build off). I knew from the start that I wanted my table to look “organic” with not many straight lines. Curvy might be a word to describe what I was aiming for. A bent laminated base ...

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Hand Tool Journey #20: New Mallet No. 2

07-30-2013 08:09 PM by Airframer | 3 comments »

Spent the night in with the family last night. Which was fine because I wanted to let the glue set a bit longer before doing anything that might stress the joints. So no progress made last night but got started early this morning. Took the head out of the clamps and cleaned up and flattened the top and bottom. Then using the string trick I figured out the angle for the faces to be cut at. Scored some nice deep lines for the cuts and got to cuttin’ Then turned my att...

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My Maloof lowback #10: The dark spots are my sweat

08-26-2012 09:46 AM by Antti | 6 comments »

Except for a small rotary tool I use around the joints, I dont dare to use power tools at this stage. So yes, those dark spots are my sweat. Dripping sweat makes the chairs that much more handmade? Anyway, I can see the form slowly coming together – a glimpse of the hardline here and there, a maloof joint starting to look its part,... I have to pace myself, as if I keep going too tired, I become careless and make mistakes. I hope they sand out…

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