Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'skill'

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New Woodturning Experience - the Good and Bad

05-17-2022 09:14 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

I’ve put together a video of my first woodturning commission. This was a challenging project when I was newer to wood turning. Now that I’m more skilled, I’m sharing this video with tips on what not to do. There’s a mix of stain matching, finishing, layout, and turning in this video. I hope you enjoy it. Link to Video—>

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Better Shop Series #6: Who Said These Aren't Woodworking Tools?!

04-28-2022 04:02 PM by TimberBiscuit | 0 comments »

Who doesn’t love new woodworking tools? Not all tools are made equal, but I bet you haven’t tried all of these tools yet. Check out the tools I use in my woodshop that were not made to be woodworking tools but are great to use in the workshop. Think along the lines of blue painter’s tape, which you see me use in every video, and it is a versatile tool to keep around. I also love these tools because they don’t break the bank, and you probably already have many of them l...

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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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Woodturning can be fun, but it's also a profitable skill when repairing furniture

02-12-2022 01:42 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

I started learning woodturning a few years ago out of pure need. I had a customer who wanted a table leg reproduced and didn’t want it delivered until 10 months later. I jumped in to the challenge with both feet. I bought a used lathe and turning tools. I joined the American Association of Woodturners. I learned the basics of woodturning and delivered the project to a happy customer. Today, I now use woodturning skills in my furniture repair business. This is an example of how ...

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Drawbore mortise and tenon offset, 1/16" vs 1/32"

01-21-2022 05:55 AM by ceshelman | 4 comments »

I have been working on a Stickley 406 Morris Chair for my son. This is my first mortise and tenon chair build. I decided to keep the joinery as close to Stickley’s as possible. In looking at pictures of original and current Stickley Morris chairs, I saw that the mortise and tenon joints were all doweled. I am guessing that these are more specifically drawbored mortise and tenon though I have no proof. Long story short, I decided to drawbore the mortise and tenons on my chair. But ...

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Grapes & Vines, Carving & Marquetry #8: Ebony Inlays, & Veneer Borders

01-18-2022 08:54 PM by Dennis Zongker | 12 comments »

Here are some step pictures showing how to cut, glue, and clamp veneer borders. Then routing into the veneer a plow that will receive the solid ebony inlays. By bending two pieces of 3/32” Solid Ebony together into a clamping caul to equal 3/16” banding. Which will leave the Ebony bent at the Nine different radius table front. After the banding is glued and clamped into the plow, I use a block plan to flatten the remaining ebony above the surface of the veneered top. Thank you for...

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Grapes & Vines, Carving & Marquetry #7: Marquetry Steps, & Process.

12-15-2021 03:25 PM by Dennis Zongker | 12 comments »

Finally got the Marquetry glued down to the top. Next will be the ebony inlays and the borders, then the walnut edges. There is a loose joint in the middle to split the tops in order to fit in the elevator which goes to the 72 floor.The veneers used, Bloodwood, Satinwood, Purpleheart, Makore, 3 shades of died green, & Walnut burl. I think the most exciting thing about marquetry is all the wonderful natural colors of the woods. Thank you for looking. Picking out the veneers. ...

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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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How I made #26: How to Make a Cheap Automatic Height/Depth control for a Table Saw or Router

10-15-2021 08:30 AM by WoodenWorldDenic | 0 comments »

In this video, I will show You how cheap and simple, with the help of a brake cable for a bicycle, and remnants of materials from the workshop, You can make an automatic analog indicator of cut depth for Your table saw, router, or some other machine. Cheap Automatic Height/Depth Control

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Shop Tips & Tricks #29: Large Format Compass & Layout Tools

10-08-2021 06:46 PM by GnarlyErik | 3 comments »

Anyone who spends much time working with wood projects will eventually find themselves making small jigs, tooling and fixtures to do certain jobs, or make them easier or more precise. That’s because it’s easier, quicker or less expensive than finding something to buy for the job, which usually isn’t available anyway. Years ago I made a large compass for laying out some work requiring radii. You can buy ‘beam’ compasses but they are fuzty to work with, and the beam itself can interfere with...

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