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Side Table Project... a good day in the shop

12-15-2008 03:39 AM by Greg3G | 9 comments »

After a really long week at work as well as catching a cold. I finally found the energy to get into the shop today. On my last trip to Karson’s, he had given me bundle of Sapele, a type of African Mahogany (not sure if that is spelled right.) I though I had enough to build a Pembrook style table but there wasn’t enough of matching wood for the top. So after arranging the boards on my table and a little head scratching I came up with this design. The legs are tapered on all four si...

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Vintage Seigh for Christmas

11-20-2008 09:36 PM by Karson | 12 comments »

I had seen this vintage sleigh in Wood magazine some time ago and I had to go searching to find it again. It was in December 1997, Issue 101 I believe that I’ve seen it somewhere else but I didn’t want to buy the article without searching further. One of the new officers at the Woodworking Club thought he might have it. He did and he brought the magazine to me and i scanned it and created a pdf for future use and to keep from cutting up his magazine. The sleigh was found at ...

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Visit to KenCraft Company

10-24-2008 02:15 AM by Greg Wurst | 5 comments »

I had a day off and decided to head up to Toledo to get some red oak at KenCraft Company (www.kencraftcompany.com). I had asked about shipping it to me south of Dayton and shipping would be about $80. So, I decided to just make the trip and see what they had. An excellent selection and very good prices. I picked-up 50BF or Red Oak, a couple nice pieces of Sapele for a full-length mirror for the inlaws, and a $5 box of random scraps that are great for small projects. Worth the trip and I&...

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LumberJocks, The Community Creates a Memorial in Mark's memory #2: Making the shadow box frame

02-12-2008 03:23 AM by Karson | 13 comments »

Well Dusty and I talked about the broken and fractured stained glass panel. The panel was insured for material costs but definitely not the 70 some hours that were taken to make the panel. Previous blog Dusty’s #5 starts here. First blog starts here. I didn’t start on making the frame for the stained glass panel because I wanted to make it to fit the actual glass panel. Since we had a delay. The breakage and the filing for the insurance claim, I thought that I’d make the frame to mat...

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Hand made Plane #2: Finishing it up!

02-11-2008 09:29 AM by GaryK | 12 comments »

Now to finish it up. Here is an area that I screwed up on. When I opened up the throat I did both angles. I should have onlydone the side that the iron rests on. Doing the other side will make it wear out being so thin. I shouldhave cut that side straight down at 90 degrees. But I can easily fix that by adding an insert. Here I clamped the sides on the help guide the chisel. Laying the chisel flat againse the angled part madeit real easy to cut. ..I kept cutting the leading block sh...

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Hand made Plane #1: Getting started

02-10-2008 11:46 PM by GaryK | 15 comments »

First of all let me say that this is the first hand plane I have ever made. I looked at some plans to get the general idea, but basically I am making it up as I go. There are things I did wrong but I will be able to fix them. I saw this type of sole on some planes in magazines and always wondered how they did it.It took me a while but I figured it out. Simple once you know how. I got ahead of myself didn’t get started taking pictures until later so I kind of went back over some th...

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Oh! My Ackey, Breakey Heart - It's firewood

11-02-2007 11:39 PM by Karson | 18 comments »

A couple of years ago my wife met a lady who lived 10 miles from us and she said her husband owned a door and window plant, and that I should go at pay him a visit. I had never done it. Since i started to assist in making the toys for Christmas from the Mason – Dixon Woodworking Club, I thought that I’d check and see if they had any scraps that we could use for toy making. I went there today. They make wooden doors and windows for Million Dollar homes and they ship all ov...

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Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection #7: Tuesdays with Thos. Angle

08-21-2007 04:58 PM by Douglas Bordner | 12 comments »

Off we go to the shop of Thomas Angle and his wife Carleen, in Jordan Valley, Oregon. Here he operates two businesses, Owyhee Design and Thos. Angle Saddlery. I asked Tom about the name of the wood business Owyhee. Named after the local mountains and river that brace his property, Owyhee when sounded out takes on a different slant.“In about 1812? Peter Skene Ogden came down the Snake River with a trapping brigade from the Hudson’ Bay Company post at Vancouver, Washington. He had t...

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Demilune table tops #1: Making Demilune Tables

07-19-2007 02:47 AM by Lee A. Jesberger | 27 comments »

As you may have guessed, I make many of these tables. The practice is needed, and the combinations of woods make it very interesting. These were all made from the plexiglass templates shown. By using these templates, I can make these tops very quickly. I also have other shapes that are more complicated, which I’ll post at another time. Lee

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