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Journey into Woodturning #19: Harry Potter Back-scratcher!

10-06-2020 02:01 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

I channeled my inner Harry Potter to make a wand backscratcher. I picked up a back-scratcher project kit and some red oak from home depot. Maxed out the length on the lathe and turned a stick. Well a stick with a handle, that also had a pommel and threaded insert. It really does look like a magical wand, without the brass hand attached. This was an easy turn on the lathe and a fun project, while still being practical. I’ve been wanting a backscratcher for so long. Never have one when I nee...

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Wood stabilizing #6: Spalted elm and dyes

01-22-2019 01:35 AM by Dave Polaschek | 8 comments »

I did some more experimenting this weekend. First up was some spalted elm for the surprise swap. I think I’ve got some stuff I can use! Next some rotted oak. We were interested to see just how spongy the wood could be and still be worth stabilizing. I’m not sure it’s worth it, but I’m glad I tried it. Then some spalted sweetgum. This shows a lot of promise, and I’m going to need to get a bunch more of it, I think. And then the dyed wood. They are, top to bottom, left c...

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Six Old Planes #1: An old RED pair: Stanley No 80 and Stanley No 220

05-15-2017 04:40 PM by Ocelot | 5 comments »

I recently bought a box of 6 old planes. My impression of these, without any confirmation from the seller, is that they have been together for a very long time. Amongst them were 2 RED Stanleys. A No 80 and No 220. I believe they were factory painted red, and were produced around 1900. For me, the most interesting thing about these is that they seem to have stayed together for over 100 years. The clamp screws have shoulders but the blad...

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Build a Decorative Sled

11-26-2014 06:53 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

Making decorations is fun. Woodworking, welding, and smithing are also fun. This time I combine them all and create a decorative sled. This is a very simple project that will get plenty of years use. Check the video out, leave comments, and make sure to like and subscribe! Click here for video. Also, does anyone know where the old embed code went to? I can no longer see it on YouTube to embed the video here.

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Hand Planes #6: Using the Cove Plane

06-28-2012 05:12 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 6 comments »

I have a lot of projects that my wife (HI Nicole!) wants me to do involving wood. Well it never seems like they get done and I feel bad because I want her to be happy. She asked me to make her a little shelf to go over the back of the couch to place picture frames on or what ever else ends up going there. I figured this would be a great chance to practice some of my hand tool skills and see how it goes. I measured out the back of the couch to see what the length should be which was 78″. It is...

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Red Oak Lumber #3: Quartersawing a BIG red oak log

09-03-2011 04:42 PM by HalDougherty | 4 comments »

Here’s a photo and a description of how I sawed a huge red oak log to get the most quartersawn lumber from it with the least waste. My saw has a 34” capacity at the widest point, but the bolts holding the adjustable guide for the blade reduce that some and I had to use my chainsaw a couple of times to get enough clearance for the widest part of the log. The throat opens to make a 29.5” cut at the widest point. (If you take off part of the lube system) The red lines show t...

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Constructing a Modern Sofa Table - The Video

02-14-2010 11:16 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 21 comments »

Share the Love This modern sofa table was built for donation to a charity fundraising auction. This slideshow was played to generate more interest in the table by highlighting the construction process. Generating more interest generates more money for the charity. The auction was a bit disappointing overall, but my table brought in the more money than anything else. Funds raised at the auction help support programs for people with developmental disabilities. The winning bidder ask...

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Design Sketches for an American Eagle Carved Walking Cane for an Injured Iraqi War Air Force Veteran

07-29-2008 02:56 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 4 comments »

If you are just surfing through the internet and want to see some actual canes I’ve carved, click on the Widget Picture of the cane here, and it also has more than 40 other links to other unique carved walking canes I’ve built. This blog entry is for showing a couple of new concept sketches of carved walking cane designs that I am working on so that the prospective customer can view the concept drawings and provide his input, or approval. thanks for reading,Mark DeCouhtt...

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Entry Closet Project #8: The End is Here!

01-09-2008 04:58 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 32 comments »

Finished! Well it’s been a long journey and it did not end without one extra push. I finished installing the copper handles Monday by 11:30. There was a couple of scratches but I was certain I could buff them out. This is a skill that goes with the territory. I worked on the finish for the next six hours and I could not get the finish to blend. How to Remove a Scratch- After exhausting all other options this is what I resorted to today: Yes you are seeing it correctly...

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Entry Closet Project #7: One Step Closer!

01-06-2008 03:16 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 26 comments »

Another Milestone I am pretty excited to share with you guys today’s progress. I got all of the handle pieces finished! Next I have some touch up on the doors and the final install. I am sure I will have a full day of technical sweating. I had to brush the pieces again on the wire wheel to brighten the finish. I then hung them from the ceiling and wiped them down thoroughly with acetone. This strips any oil from the surface. I sprayed them with an acrylic resin lacquer by Sh...

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