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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #26: You give me wood, I give you bowls

07-08-2019 08:03 PM by mnguy | 1 comment »

A neighbor gave me a cherry log a couple years ago, ~6” x 4’ long. I thought it was already pretty dry, so did nothing to seal the end grain. Whoops – major cracks in every 6” long section I cut. Fortunately, the cracks were all pretty much radial through one half, so I was able to split the sections along the cracks and get two similar size blanks out of each log section. The result so far is these bowls. ~4.25” diameter. The plank is made from oak fl...

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Model Build #2 : The Hummer #6: Details And Bringing It Together!

04-16-2019 06:01 PM by Jason1974 | 12 comments »

This is my favorite part of the build! The Details… I have been thinking about how I wanted to do the detail on the dash. I think I did a pretty good job. It’s amazing to much things slow down when you are getting to the end of the build. It’s also the scariest hoping everything fits together and looks good. ....................................Thanks For Watching!!!

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Wood Magazine Glass Display case - an upscale adventure #2: It's all about the base ... and the top frame

07-07-2018 02:50 AM by Woodbutchery | 0 comments »

Since the article/plans are copyrighted, I will give you the dimensions I’ve been able to come up with on my spreadsheet. This is the upscale, and as we go through the build we’ll see how accurate everything is. For the bottom panel I’m using a luaun plywood. The rest will be red oak (vs. mahogany. While I LOVE to work with mahogany, my pocket book says red oak is more affordable). So. Cut the bottom to dimensions. Check. I had 2 boards of 3/4” red oak. One b...

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The coffee table

02-22-2017 02:48 PM by RobDubs | 6 comments »

Traditional joinery inspired by the work of Roy Underhill and Paul Sellers. My first “real” project. Hand cut mortise and tenon. Narex motise chisels and Veritas carcass saws used.

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Tongue Drum #1: Tongue Drum Help

12-07-2016 01:07 AM by Raymus | 0 comments »

I am in the process of making my first tongue drum. Got the Poplar box and Red Oak tone board made, needs lot of work still, and a bottom yet. But the 3/4” red oak tone board doesn’t make much sound and three of the 12 keys sound dead. Don’t understand what’s happening? It doesn’t rattle or buzz, just thump, no tone, well, not a pleasant one anyway. Sure could use some insight or help figuring out what’s happened? It’s funny, the two keys along one...

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Mallet 102

05-01-2016 02:50 AM by ShogunJimi | 0 comments »

Everyone makes a mallet and here is mine complete with a build video. I had a lot of fun making it and even learned a few things. The mallet head is red oak and the handle is cherry wood. I liked this project so much that I’m already making two more. One for a You Tube contest prize and one for my father. Here is the link for the video: https://youtu.be/UdRAvt9KXRo

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My new roubo style bench. #1: My wallet is screaming: 2x4s, and hardwood, and vices; oh my!

02-29-2016 03:52 AM by emart | 0 comments »

I decided it was time to build myself a real work bench. Initially I was just going to buy a pre-made table top and build a simple base. Then I decided i should have a pair of vises as well. And then I just sort of kept falling down the rabbit hole after that. The top is made from two beech table tops I bought from Ikea and laminated together (blasphemy I know.) The skirting is made from laminated pieces of oak which is drying as I type this. The skirting is 2×6 to make it extra...

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Making a Marking Gauge

10-12-2015 12:56 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 3 comments »

Using up some scrap and creating something useful for the shop. A marking gauge is a great tool to have in any shop.

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Four-Poster Captain's Bed #2: How this got started...

09-16-2015 06:59 AM by RobII | 0 comments »

How this promise of a captain’s bed came about was almost an accident. My bride-to-be is used to having a large bed, California King, to be exact. All I had was a paltry queen-sized mattress on a relatively low frame. She commented that I probably stuck out over both ends when I slept (I’m 6’ 4”), and I had to agree with her. She also did not (understandably) want to share a bed with me that I had shared with my last (deceased) wife. So, I went and bought a Cal-Ki...

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Missal Racks (non military) #2: Done! (almost)

06-25-2015 05:41 PM by greg48 | 1 comment »

My 1 3/4” oval head #8’s came in last week and I got back on task. Soliciting help from 2 friends, we spent about 9 man hours cleaning off the old racks and installing the new ones. Using bees wax as a lubricant, we were able to drive the installation screws without having to pilot each of five mounting screws which sped up the process greatly and reduced the mess on the floor (a win-win as the saying goes). My concern with contrasting finish color, I believe, turned out to be much ado ab...

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