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Tips and Techiques #3: Ironing Board

03-24-2022 07:05 PM by Jerry | 9 comments »

Doesn’t everybody do this? :-) Ironing it on the concave side adds moisture to the side that needs to expand in order for the board to straighten out, the heat helps the moisture to penetrate and make the lignin malleable. Then I hold tension on it in the direction I want it to flatten until it cools off and the lignin has set in place. Video Link for whoever cannot see the embedded video Here

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Tuning Molding Planes

03-03-2022 08:24 PM by Oldtool | 4 comments »

I’m between projects & needing something to do I decided to start back into tuning up some molding planes. I’ve collected a few molding & old wooden planes, which I put into working condition – in the hopes of using them to make my projects. I do as little as possible in this process, keeping as much of the original condition as I can, but still making them useful. I started with a Sash Plane that came missing one iron of two. Fortunately, the missing iron has a s...

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compass rose ceiling detail #4: Making the vertical walls.

01-31-2022 09:49 PM by grosa | 4 comments »

With some plywood we cut the parts for the form to put in the vacuum bag. It is assembled so the pressure from the bag won’t make it collapse. Then we put some 1/8” bendply on the top. Then we cover that with some black laminate. Next we cut the 1/8” bendply and stack it to equal 3/4” thick. There will be two of these We spread on the glue then screw it to the form in the center and put it in the bag. After a few hours we remove it from the vacuu...

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Making a Camphor live edge table #2: The legs

12-18-2021 02:22 PM by grosa | 0 comments »

Running all the leg parts through the wide belt sander. Matching the grain for each leg. Putting the tenon slots with a domino slot cutter. Dry fit. Checking the grill without any glue. Rails will be 1/4” thinner than the legs, it looks better. Everything looked good in the dry fitting so it’s time to glue up the legs. When working with live edge the tricky part is clamping things together. Because the live edge isn’t square you need to get creative when...

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Back to building boxes #11: Inserts, hinges and a latch, oh my...

12-11-2021 03:44 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

The next trip to the shop…meant an insert to hold not only the plane in place, it also had to hold the depth stop, it’s bolt, the fence and it’s rod in place….placed a pine board into the bottom of the box. Did not have to fill it all the way, as a bit will be bandsawn away…placed the plane in the box..traced around the plane….cut the waste out…test fit…repeat as needed until..It would fit without any rattling around… Next…decid...

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Small Projects #56: Walnut End Table Done

12-05-2021 04:30 AM by Madmark2 | 5 comments »

After the success of the walnut air filter cabinet SWMBO decided she really liked walnut and asked for a matching end table. Top. I hate sharp corners. I tend to carom off things and I can’t count how many times I’ve been gouged by sharp corners. The top is 24” sq and made from a glueup of four 7/8” x 6” (actual) boards. The edges are routed and corners rounded. Leg Pairs. I started with six, 1×6 x 2’ S2S boards. Cleaned one edge and ripped...

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Small Projects #55: My first ever router inlay!

10-18-2021 09:37 PM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

Been trying to get set up to route inlays. Well, there are a lot of little bits to it and I finally got it (mostly) working. Its not perfect, and I had to rubber mallet it home, but it fits! Step 1 was to draw the inlay pattern. I tried freehanding it and using patterns from the internet. No real joy. So now I need CAD. My old windows 7 box is dead and gone and win 10 turns it nose up at an old version of AutoCAD. (Sigh) Luckily I found Nano CAD, a free Autocad work-alike program. So...

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Fancy Corners, for a box #3: Spline maker

10-18-2021 01:31 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

To connect those fancy corners, I need to mill the splines…..would be nice IF Stanley had made such a cutter…but, to make something like this.. Just not happening….however…IF I joint an edge first…Get a decent edge to a board…then run the Stanley 45 along that edge…. With a #23 bead cutter. Flat spot is because it is a bit low on this end…Plough until the cutter stops cutting…should be a decent half bead…then lay the board fl...

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Getting into the "hobby" #3: Down the rabbet hole of joinery

09-26-2021 02:14 PM by ScrapWoodAddict | 3 comments »

So, this is less about what I am trying to do or what I’ve learned how to do, and just more about the amazement a (very) novice “woodworker” is experiencing when viewing others work. Simple Joinery So, I love joinery. I always have loved the look of it and the concept that a structure is essentially supporting itself with increase surface area made to fit, I mean, can you get any more efficient AND effective?! I’ve even built a box joint jig that works pretty w...

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Small Projects #53: Walnut Air Filter Stand

08-25-2021 02:01 AM by Madmark2 | 7 comments »

We have pets and with pets comes pet dander and allergies. We bought a Grizzly G0738 two stage (5um & 1um) filter. Grizzly G0738 two stage, three speed air filter w/ remote. It really makes a difference but it’s not the most attractive box in the bedroom. It’s been sitting on a faux walnut MDF stand that’s falling apart. I decided, and SWMBO agreed, that something better was needed. Completed top is gorgeous! I came up with a design for a real walnut (& ...

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